Twitter bans calls for polling disruptions and early victory declarations to curb election abuse

Twitter’s moves, like those announced recently by Facebook, are aimed mainly at combating efforts to manipulate the political landscape at critical moments in the hotly contested national vote. The policy changes are the culmination of years of reforms intended to prevent a repeat of 2016′s electoral debacle on social media, when disinformation, false news reports and Russian interference rampaged virtually unchecked across all major platforms.

“Twitter has a critical role to play in protecting the integrity of the election conversation, and we encourage candidates, campaigns, news outlets and voters to use Twitter respectfully and to recognize our collective responsibility to the electorate to guarantee a safe, fair and legitimate democratic process this November,” company officials said in a blog post published at noon Friday. The authors were Vijaya Gadde, the Legal, Policy and Trust & Safety Lead at Twitter, and Kayvon Beykpour, its product lead.

The moves are likely to

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Keys to Victory: Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech has been one of the more impressive teams in the country this year, and the Hokies (2-0) come into the game ranked 19 in the AP poll. They have a team with their backs against the walls and have fought hard to be 2-0. Injuries and COVID-19 positives have made it difficult for the Hokies, with 21 players missing their game against Duke.

The No. 8 ranked Tar Heels (2-0) have everything to play for coming in. With no ACC divisions this year, every game is huge. Especially top-25 matchups. With UNC dropping the 6OT thriller in Blacksburg last year, the team in blue will be hunting for revenge. 

Stopping the ground game

The Hokies’ rushing attack has by far been the strength of their team in the first two games. They are running at an incredible rate of seven yards per attempt and 319 yards per game.

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Victory Square Technologies Comments on Recent Promotional Activity Pursuant to OTC Markets Request

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Victory Square Technologies Inc. (“Victory Square″) (CSE:VST) (OTC:VSQTF) (FWB:6F6), today announced that it has implemented an expanded shareholder communications initiative to provide greater transparency into the Company’s business plans and growth strategy.

“The Company plans to communicate more effectively with shareholders on an ongoing basis in order to supply relevant company information,” said Shafin Diamond Tejani, CEO of Victory Square. “With portfolio companies that are fast-paced and growing rapidly, we thought it prudent to communicate more regularly with our investor base,” added Mr. Tejani.

As part of its multi-channel approach, Victory Square presented at the LD 500 Virtual Conference hosted by LD Micro on September 2nd, will be presenting at the Proactive One2One Investor Forum on October 27th, and has engaged Electrik Dojo, LLC to increase brand visibility and

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Wild comeback propels No. 8 Texas to 63-56 OT victory over Texas Tech

Texas came back.

The No. 8 Longhorns scored two touchdowns less than two minutes apart in the final 2:39 of regulation on the way to a 63-56 overtime win at Texas Tech.

Texas Tech went up 56-41 on a 75-yard run by SaRodorick Thompson with 3:13 left. At that point, the game looked like it was going to be over and Texas was going to lose hours after No. 3 Oklahoma lost.

But Brennan Eagles caught a TD pass from Sam Ehlinger with 2:39 left and then the Longhorns got a fantastic bounce on an onside kick to retain possession after that score.

Ehlinger then hit Joshua Moore for an 18-yard touchdown with 40 seconds left to cut Tech’s lead to two. And then it was Eagles’ turn again as he caught the game-tying two-point conversion.

Texas got the ball first in overtime and scored when Ehlinger found Moore for

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Cathy Freeman’s Olympic victory etched into Australia’s DNA 20 years on

Cathy Freeman’s triumphant Olympic moment two decades ago officially became part of Australia’s genome Friday, with the nation’s archivists using synthetic DNA data storage to preserve the footage.

As footage of Freeman’s 400m dash to Olympic glory was projected onto the sails of Sydney Opera House, the National Film and Sound Archive(NFSA) celebrated the digitisation and successful storage of the video in synthetic DNA.

“Tonight our celebration is two-fold, the anniversary of that race… and we celebrate the awesome technological innovation,” NFSA chair Gabrielle Trainor said.

The announcement marked exactly 20 years since Freeman raced into sporting history by becoming the first Aboriginal person to win an individual gold medal.

The DNA storage works by converting data stored in a computer’s binary code of ones and zeros -— in this case digitised footage -— and transcribing it into DNA code made of four chemical rungs: adenine, cytosine, guanine and thymine.

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