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Facebook bans all groups, pages linked to QAnon conspiracy

Facebook Inc. is expanding its approach to the QAnon conspiracy movement, saying it will remove all Pages, Groups and Instagram accounts linked to QAnon’s followers in an effort to limit their reach and growth online. Facebook had previously banned QAnon Pages, Groups and accounts if they called for or celebrated violence. But that meant Groups…

Trump preps bans on WeChat, TikTok, stoking tension with Beijing

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump has unveiled sweeping bans on U.S. transactions with the Chinese owners of messaging app WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok, escalating a high-stakes confrontation with Beijing over the future of the global tech industry. The executive orders announced Thursday and effective in 45 days come after the Trump administration this…

Fantasy racism: Magic the Gathering bans ‘controversial’ playing cards

The ongoing international purge of things that might be potentially considered racist has now reached Magic the Gathering, the world’s biggest fantasy trading card game. Its makers just banned seven of the playing cards. “The events of the past weeks and the ongoing conversation about how we can better support people of color have caused…

France bans George Floyd protest; Biden slams Trump’s ‘blinding ego’; Minnesota prosecutors eye charges for other officers

The latest news on the protests over the death of George Floyd Tuesday (this file will be updated throughout the day). Web links to longer stories if available. READ MORE FROM THE STAR’S ED KEENAN HERE 1:54 p.m. PARIS—Thousands of French protesters defied a virus-related police ban and rallied Tuesday against racial injustice and heavy-handed…