The Horrific WhatsApp Rumor Mill Fueling Brooklyn’s COVID Backlash

In the hundreds-strong WhatsApp group chats used by many members of Brooklyn’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, fake news has become a contagion unto itself.



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“MUST WATCH DR USES VAPE TO SHOW MASKS DON’T WORK,” blared one video recently forwarded in the discussion thread of a prominent Hasidic family based in the neighborhood of Borough Park, where coronavirus rates have spiked in recent weeks.

“BREAKING Jewish journalist Jacob Kornbluh was just found dead by the NYPD in his apartment in Brooklyn. Sources say it might be suicide,” read a false update another community insider relayed from a popular chat group on Monday, referring to the Jewish Insider reporter assaulted during a demonstration against new restrictions aimed at the outbreak there.



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Kornbluh is very much alive, and declined to comment on the message besides calling it “stupid” and

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Amidst Backlash, Google Defers Its Play Store Billing Policy For India By Seven Months

According to reports, several Indian app developers and startup founders were against Google’s Play billing system

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After facing backlash from Indian app developers and startup founders, Google has decided to extend its deadline for Indian app developers to comply with its play billing system to April 2022 from the original date of September 2021, as per a company blogpost.

The company said that they are ‘deeply committed to the success of the Indian ecosystem’ and  do not succeed unless their partners succeed. Google delayed the enforcement of its billing system to ensure Indian app developers have enough time to implement the UPI for subscription payment option that will be made available on Google Play — for all apps that are

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