Twitter chief calls for social media overhaul

first_img Twitter targets content creators with perks feature HomeAppsNews Twitter chief calls for social media overhaul Yanitsa Boyadzhieva Twitter faces Covid-19 clampdown in India Author AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 12 DEC 2019 Related Previous ArticleAT&T refocuses cost-reduction targetsNext ArticleAmerica Movil cleared to acquire Nextel Brazil center_img Twitter tipped for tiered subscription model Jack Dorseyopen standardssocial mediaTwitter Apps Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey revealed plans to establish an independent team to create a standard all social media companies could use to tackle harmful speech and posts, at a time of growing concern over misuse of the platforms.In a series of tweets, the executive said the company would fund a five-person group to create rules similar to the SMTP protocol for email, with the goal of enabling multiple social media platforms to filter and block specific types of content.The team will be named Bluesky, which will initially be helmed by Twitter CTO Parag Agrawal.Dorsey said there is a need for social media to change the way content is handled, noting current set-ups focus too heavily on “conversation that sparks controversy and outrage” instead of messages promoting health.In Twitter’s case, such an approach would enable it to “access and contribute to a much larger corpus of public conversation”, while also forcing it to be “far more innovative than in the past”. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Tags Yanitsa joins Mobile World Live as a Reporter based in London. She has more than 5 years’ experience at various media outlets in her home country Bulgaria. She started her career as a political reporter, followed by taking editor roles… Read more last_img read more

New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 158 New Cases, Total Now At 30,632 With 2 More Deaths And 17,330 Patients Recovered

first_imgSTATE News:SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 158 additional positive tests for COVID-19.Los Alamos County remains at 35 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.Today’s update announces 2 new deaths reported in New Mexico related to COVID-19.The New Mexico Department of Health reported today the most recent cases:51 new cases in Bernalillo County10 new cases in Chaves County1 new case in Cibola County12 new cases in Curry County44 new cases in Doña Ana County1 new case in Lea County2 new cases in Lincoln County4 new cases in Luna County1 new case in McKinley County1 new case in Otero County1 new case in Quay County2 new cases in Roosevelt County14 new cases in Sandoval County4 new cases in San Juan County1 new case in San Miguel County3 new cases in Santa Fe County1 new cases in Sierra County2 new cases in Socorro County2 new cases in Valencia County1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union CountyThe Department of Health reported 2 deaths today in New Mexico related to COVID-19.A female in her 70s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.A male in his 70s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 894.Previously reported numbers included two cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Curry County, one in Santa Fe County) and one case that has been identified as an out-of-state resident in Bernalillo County – these have now been corrected. Including the cases reported today, New Mexico has now had a total of 30,632 COVID-19 cases:Bernalillo County: 6,928Catron County: 9Chaves County: 1,356Cibola County: 446Colfax County: 39Curry County: 919De Baca County: 1Doña Ana County: 3,678Eddy County: 911Grant County: 131Guadalupe County: 34Harding County: 1Hidalgo County: 102Lea County: 1,524Lincoln County: 225Los Alamos County: 35Luna County: 449McKinley County: 4,356Mora County: 7Otero County: 280Quay County: 77Rio Arriba County: 404Roosevelt County: 306Sandoval County: 1,419San Juan County: 3,392San Miguel County: 104Santa Fe County: 1,083Sierra County: 50Socorro County: 117Taos County: 148Torrance County: 80Union County: 31Valencia County: 606County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the following facilities:Cibola County Correctional Center: 324Otero County Prison Facility: 286Otero County Processing Center: 163Torrance County Detention Facility: 44The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by the New Mexico Corrections Department at the following facilities:Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 35Lea County Correctional Facility: 51Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 2Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1Otero County Prison Facility: 472Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 1Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4As of today, there are 97 individuals hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19. This number may include individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 out of state but are currently hospitalized in New Mexico. This number does not include New Mexicans who tested positive for COVID-19 and may have been transferred to a hospital out of state.As of today, there are 17,330 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health.The Department of Health has identified at least one positive COVID-19 case in residents and/or staff in the past 28 days at the following long-term care facilities:Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation CenterAristocrat Assisted Living in Las CrucesAtria Vista Del Rio in AlbuquerqueAvamere at Rio RanchoBear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in AlbuquerqueBelen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in BelenBloomfield Nursing and RehabilitationBrookdale Santa FeCamino Healthcare in AlbuquerqueCasa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in AlamogordoCasa de Oro Center in Las CrucesCasa Maria Health Care Center in RoswellClovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in ClovisColfax Long Term Care Center in SpringerDesert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation in HobbsGood Life Senior Living in LovingtonGood Samaritan Society Las CrucesHeartfelt Manor in RoswellLaguna Rainbow Care in Casa BlancaLakeview Christian Home in CarlsbadLas Palomas Center in AlbuquerqueLotus Care Homes in AlbuquerqueLovington Healthcare in LovingtonMission Arch Center in RoswellMorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care in Rio RanchoPrinceton Place in AlbuquerqueRamah Adult Care in RamahRaton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in RatonThe Rehab Center of Albuquerque in AlbuquerqueRed Rocks Care Center in GallupRetirement Ranches in ClovisSandia Senior Suites in AlbuquerqueSan Juan Center in AlbuquerqueSilver City Care Center in Silver CitySunset Villa Nursing Home in RoswellTercer Cielo in AlbuquerqueVillage at Northrise in Las CrucesVillage Retirement Community in RoswellThe Watermark at Cherry Hills in AlbuquerqueWelbrook Senior Living Las CrucesThe Department of Health has detected community spread in the state of New Mexico and is investigating cases with no known exposure. The agency reports that given the infectious nature of the virus it is likely other residents are infected but yet to be tested or confirmed positive. To that end, all New Mexicans have been instructed to stay home except for outings absolutely necessary for health, safety and welfare. These additional restrictions have been enacted to aggressively minimize person-to-person contact and ensure spread is mitigated. New Mexicans are strongly urged to limit travel to only what is necessary for health, safety and welfare.The New Mexico Department of Health has active investigations into the positive patients, which includes contact-tracing and swabs of symptomatic individuals who have had contact with the positive cases.Every New Mexican must work together to stem the spread of COVID-19. Stay home, especially if you are sick. Wear a mask or face covering when in public and around others.New Mexicans who report symptoms of COVID-19 infection, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).The Department of Health strongly encourages the following groups to get tested:Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and/or loss of taste or smell;Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of people in their infectious period who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;Asymptomatic people who live or work in congregate settings such as long-term care facilities and group homes; andPatients who are scheduled for surgery and whose provider has advised them to get tested before the procedure.New Mexicans who have non-health-related questions or concerns can also call 833-551-0518 or visit, which is being updated regularly as a one-stop source for information for families, workers and others affected by and seeking more information about COVID-19.last_img read more

Don’t savage Faf yet … he had a lot of external issues to deal with

first_imgSouth African cricket is in a precarious place at the moment, with much of the blame belonging to the board of Cricket South Africa (CSA), but the on-field issues also cannot be ignored. Chief among these is the future of the captain, Faf du Plessis. The skipper batted with admirable determination for two hours and 20 minutes in the second innings of the final Test against England, but was it enough for him to deserve a place in the team for the next Test, against the West Indies in Port-of-Spain starting on 23 July? Du Plessis now averages just 20.92…last_img read more