Fake Black Trump supporters appear mysteriously on Twitter, reach thousands, then vanish

Then, on Sunday, the account was gone — suspended by Twitter for breaking its rules against platform manipulation.

The remarkable reach of @CopJrCliff and other fake accounts from supposed Black Trump supporters highlights how an account can be effective at pushing misleading narratives in just a few days — faster than Twitter can take it down.

A network of more than two dozen similar accounts, many of them using identical language in their tweets, recently has generated more than 265,000 retweets or other amplifying “mentions” on Twitter, according to Clemson University social media researcher Darren Linvill, who has been tracking them since last weekend. Several had tens of thousands of followers, and all but one have now been suspended.

Researchers call fake accounts featuring supposed Black users “digital blackface,” a reference to the now-disgraced tactic of White people darkening their faces for film or musical performances intended to mimic African

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Wearable Technology Market to reach USD 35.48 bn by 2024, Alphabet Inc. and Apple Inc. emerge as Key Contributors to growth

Technavio has been monitoring the wearable technology market and it is poised to grow by $ 35.48 bn during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of over 13% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Wearable Technology Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

Although the COVID-19 pandemic continues to transform the growth of various industries, the immediate impact of the outbreak is varied. While a few industries will register a drop in demand, numerous others will continue to remain unscathed and show promising growth opportunities. Technavio’s in-depth research has all your needs covered as our research reports include all foreseeable market scenarios, including pre- & post-COVID-19 analysis. Download a Free Sample Report on COVID-19

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Digital Publishing Market to reach USD 64.83 billion by 2024, Adobe Inc. and Alphabet Inc. Emerge as Key Contributors to growth| Technavio

Technavio has been monitoring the digital publishing market and it is poised to grow by USD 64.83 billion during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of almost 12% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Digital Publishing Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

Although the COVID-19 pandemic continues to transform the growth of various industries, the immediate impact of the outbreak is varied. While a few industries will register a drop in demand, numerous others will continue to remain unscathed and show promising growth opportunities. Technavio’s in-depth research has all your needs covered as our research reports include all foreseeable market scenarios, including pre- & post-COVID-19 analysis. Download a Free Sample Report on COVID-19

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Amazon Ramps Up Delivery Business With Rivian Electric Vehicles To Reach Climate Goals

As Amazon (AMZN) continues the expansion of its delivery fleet, the online retailer has revealed its electric delivery van developed in partnership with Rivian.

The all-electric vans have begun to arrive just a year after Amazon made a commitment to be net-zero carbon by 2040. The company has plans to take delivery of 100,000 electric vans from Rivian by 2030, with 10,000 expected to be on the roads by 2022.

The Rivian vans were developed to “enhance the driver experience and optimize safety” with a customized configuration that comes in three different models. The vans feature sensor detection, highway and traffic assist features, larger windshield, exterior cameras with digital display, Alexa integration, stronger door design, interior “dancefloor” for added space, multiple tail lights, and three levels of shelving to store packages.

“When we set out to create our first customized electric delivery vehicle with Rivian, we knew that it needed

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Rising nitrous oxide emissions could put Paris Agreement goals out of reach

Oct. 7 (UPI) — Around the world, nitrous oxide emissions are rising, imperiling the effort to meet the climate goals set by the Paris Agreement.

According to a new study, published Wednesday in the journal Nature, the growing use of nitrogen fertilizers by industrial agriculture has led to a dramatic increase in N2O emissions.

For the study, researchers analyzed major N2O sources and sinks all over the world. The effort was aided by scientists from 48 research institutions in 14 countries.

“This study presents the most comprehensive and detailed picture to date, of N2O emissions and their impact on climate,” lead study author Parvadha Suntharalingam, climate scientist at the University of East Anglia in Britain, said in a news release.

The data showed modern atmospheric nitrous oxide levels are 20 percent higher than preindustrial levels, increasing to 331 parts per billion in 2018 from 270 parts per billion in 1750.

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How Russia Today Skirts High-Tech Blockade to Reach U.S. Readers

On any given day over the past two years, visitors to the home page of RealClearPolitics were likely to see its famous average of political polls, a roundup of news and center-right commentary—and, near the bottom, a link or two to stories from RT.com.

The provenance of the RT headlines was obscured. Readers didn’t immediately know they were clicking on headlines from a Russian state-backed publication that American intelligence officials considered the Kremlin’s “principal international propaganda outlet.” The news organization, once known as Russia Today, was a central player in Russia’s efforts to disrupt the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

The U.S. intelligence community’s assessment of the Russian efforts created a backlash against social-media companies, which were accused of providing platforms for a misinformation campaign aimed at influencing voters.

Facebook Inc.,

Twitter Inc.

and others have since implemented changes to limit the reach of state-run media.

Yet RT continues to draw

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The FAA is opening the door a crack for self-flying drones like Skydio to reach their potential

You can’t fly a drone at night. You can’t fly a drone over people. You need to be able to see it with your naked eye at all times — or have a dedicated observer who can. These rules exist to keep dumb drones (and reckless pilots) from crashing into people, property, and other aircraft in the skies.

But what happens when drones get smarter, and can dodge obstacles on their own? That’s the kind of drone that Skydio builds, and it appears to be successfully convincing the FAA to create exceptions to that naked-eye, Visual Line Of Sight (VLOS) rule.

This week, the FAA granted the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) a blanket waiver to fly Skydio drones beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) to inspect any bridge, anywhere across the state, for four whole years. They primarily need to make sure the bridge isn’t occupied by random

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Semiconductor Market to reach USD 90.80 billion by 2024, Broadcom Inc. and Infineon Technologies AG emerge as Key Contributors to growth

Technavio has been monitoring the semiconductor market and it is poised to grow by USD 90.80 billion during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of over 4% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Semiconductor Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

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  • Forecast of how market drivers, restraints, and future opportunities will affect the market dynamics

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  • Comprehensive mapping of the competitive landscape

  • In-depth analysis of key sustainability strategies adopted by market players

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China’s 5G smartphone sales set to reach 140 million units in 2020

BEIJING: China’s 5G smartphone shipments are estimated to reach 140 million units in 2020, news outlet Yicai reported on Monday, citing estimate from an analyst at market research company Counterpoint Research.

China’s sales of 5G smartphones in July were close to 14 million units, up 239% compared to January, accounting for nearly 50% of China’s overall smartphone sales.

Globally, shipments of Chinese mobile phone manufacturers increased from 72% in the second quarter to 79% in July, according to analyst Tang Ding from Counterpoint Research.

The shipment surge of China’s 5G smartphones can be attributed to a number of reasons, including the rapid commercialisation of mid- and low-end 5G chips from chipmakers like Qualcomm, MediaTek and Spreadtrum Communications; the high efficiency of new product development by Chinese mobile phone manufacturers and original design manufacturers; China’s effective control of the Covid-19 pandemic; and Chinese operators’ network coverage and their promotion of 5G

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China’s 5G smartphone sales set to reach 140m units in 2020

A customer tests a Huawei smartphone in Guangzhou, Guangdong province on June 26, 2020. [Photo/Sipa]

China’s 5G smartphone shipments are estimated to reach 140 million units in 2020, news outlet Yicai reported on Monday, citing estimate from an analyst at market research company Counterpoint Research.

China’s sales of 5G smartphones in July were close to 14 million units, up 239 percent compared to January, accounting for nearly 50 percent of China’s overall smartphone sales. Globally, shipments of Chinese mobile phone manufacturers increased from 72 percent in the second quarter to 79 percent in July, according to analyst Tang Ding from Counterpoint Research.

The shipment surge of China’s 5G smartphones can be attributed to a number of reasons, including the rapid commercialization of mid- and low-end 5G chips from chipmakers like Qualcomm, MediaTek and Spreadtrum Communications; the high efficiency of new product development by Chinese mobile phone manufacturers and original design

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