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A top Wikipedia editor has been arrested in Belarus

A top Wikipedia editor has been arrested in Belarus

The Main Directorate for Combating Organized Crime and Corruption of Belarus (GUBOPiK) has detained prominent Wikipedia editor Mark Bernstein, according to the Belarusian publication Zerkalo. The arrest comes after Bernstein’s personal information was shared on GOBUPiK’s public Telegram channel. Bernstein is one of the top 50 editors of Russian Wikipedia. The Verge was able to …

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Disney CEO called the governor of Florida to oppose “Don’t Say Gay” bill

Disney CEO called the governor of Florida to oppose “Don’t Say Gay” bill

Disney CEO Bob Chapek addressed criticism over the company’s handling of Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill today, saying he called the state’s governor to express “concern” with the bill and pledged millions to charity in response to its passing. Chapek said that the company’s initial response, “no matter how well-intended, didn’t quite get the job …

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Biden administration accelerates plans to slash truck pollution

Biden administration accelerates plans to slash truck pollution

The Biden administration today announced plans to drastically cut down truck pollution in the US. The Environmental Protection Agency proposed a new rule that would require new trucks to reduce harmful nitrogen oxide emissions by 90 percent from current standards by 2031. Biden is also taking aim at greenhouse gas pollution by boosting efforts to …

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Visa and Mastercard suspend their services in Russia

Visa and Mastercard suspend their services in Russia

Visa and Mastercard are suspending operations in Russia in another major blow to the country’s financial system, according to a report from the Associated Press. In an announcement on Visa’s website, the company says it’s working with partners in Russia to “cease all transactions over the coming days.” A separate press release from Mastercard contains …

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Netflix is launching a daily trivia series called Trivia Quest

Netflix is launching a daily trivia series called Trivia Quest

Netflix’s foray into trivia continues with its newly announced series Trivia Quest, an interactive experience that will launch April 1st. Much like its other interactive series like Black Mirror: Bandersnatch or Netflix’s similarly trivia-centered Cat Burglar — which launched last month — Trivia Quest is a narrative interactive experience, meaning each “win” will help move …

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