Facebook takes tougher stance against QAnon content

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Facebook is cracking down on QAnon.


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Facebook said Tuesday that it’ll take down Facebook pages, groups and Instagram accounts representing QAnon, a far-right conspiracy theory that falsely alleges there’s a “deep state” plot against President Donald Trump, even if posts don’t contain violent content.

The social network’s tougher stance comes after Facebook said in August that it would remove these QAnon accounts, pages and groups when they discussed potential violence, and would limit the reach of users tied to the movement.

Facebook said it’s taking strong action against QAnon content because it’s seen posts that included different forms of harm, such as false claims that certain groups started the west coast wildfires. Misinformation about the wildfires diverted the attention of local officials fighting the fires.

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Germany’s stock exchange plans tougher rules after Wirecard scandal

Bull and bear statues outside Frankfurt's stock exchange. Photo: Alex Domanski/Reuters
Bull and bear statues outside Frankfurt’s stock exchange. Photo: Alex Domanski/Reuters

Deutsche Börse, Germany’s stock exchange operator, is considering stringent new admission rules as part of reforms in the wake of the Wirecard accounting-fraud scandal.

It is also proposing increasing the size of the blue-chip DAX index (^GDAXI) from 30 to 40 companies.

“It’s no secret that I personally would welcome the expansion of the Dax 30 to a Dax 40,” said Deutsche Börse chief executive Theodor Weimer on Monday. “I am looking forward to the result and am sure that the further development of the criteria will help the German capital market to achieve further quality.”

READ MORE: German lawmakers to launch parliamentary probe into Wirecard scandal

Investors have until 4 November to submit their comments on the stricter new admission criteria, which include banning companies from the DAX if they don’t submit their accounts on time.

Members of

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Apple, Google, and Samsung are making the argument for a $1,000 smartphone tougher than ever. Now all eyes are on the iPhone 12.



a laptop computer sitting on top of a table: Apple's iPhone 11 lineup Hollis Johnson/Business Insider


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Apple’s iPhone 11 lineup Hollis Johnson/Business Insider

  • Apple, Google, and Samsung have all launched new smartphones in recent months that offer high-end features at a much more affordable price.
  • The latest in this trend is Google’s Pixel 5, which was announced on Wednesday and costs $100 less than its predecessor, the Pixel 4, did at launch.
  • Samsung also just launched a cheaper version of the Galaxy S20 that comes with 5G, a large borderless screen, and a triple-lens camera.
  • Now, all eyes will be on Apple to see how it prices the iPhone 12 lineup in a market that’s already saturated with more affordable 5G phones.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

After years of sky-high prices, major smartphone makers are changing their ways — and Google’s new Pixel 5 is just the latest example.

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Google’s newly announced $700 Pixel 5 is the

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