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YouTube said on Wednesday it would start removing content that falsely alleges widespread fraud changed the outcome of the U.S. presidential election. The update, which applies to content uploaded from Wednesday, comes a day after "safe harbor", a deadline set by U.S. law for states to certify the results of the presidential election. YouTube said it would start enforcing the policy in line with its approach towards historical U.S. presidential elections.
TikTok was on Sunday granted a last-minute reprieve by a US judge, who temporarily blocked a Trump administration order set to bar Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc`s Google from offering TikTok for download Negotiations are underway to hammer out terms of a preliminary deal for Walmart Inc and Oracle Corp to take stakes in a new company to oversee TikTok`s US operations TikTok also faces the challenge of protecting against misinformation and platform abuses ahead of its first US presidential election
Mike Pompeo warned US politicians at the state and local level to be vigilant around Chinese diplomats. He said they could be trying to woo them as part of Beijing`s propaganda and espionage campaign. Pompeo said the State Department was reviewing the activities of the US-China Friendship Association and the China Council for the Promotion of Peaceful Reunification.
US President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden will spar for 90 minutes over the Supreme Court, the coronavirus, and voting integrity. They will also spar for the "race and violence in our cities," organizers of the first head-to-head election debate said on Tuesday. Trump and Biden will address each of those four topics, as well as discuss the economy and their track records in six segments scheduled to last 15 minutes apiece.
President Donald Trump and his Democratic opponent Joe Biden separately commemorated the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on Friday. They took a pause from campaigning to honor the almost 3,000 victims killed in the single-most deadliest assault on U.S. soil. Biden participated in a solemn morning memorial ceremony in New York, where al Qaeda operatives destroyed the World Trade Center with two hijacked jets.
US President Donald Trump`s re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee announced on Wednesday that they raised a combined $210 million in August. The amount fell far short of matching Democratic challenger Joe Biden`s record-breaking haul of $364.5 million for the month. Both candidates saw a bump in fundraising during August, when the two parties held conventions to rally support ahead of the Nov. 3 election.
US President Donald Trump said he would spend "whatever it takes" of his own money to finance his 2020 presidential campaign against Democrat Joe Biden if he had to. The Republican president, who trails Biden in opinion polls ahead of the Nov. 3 election, said that the campaign had double or triple what it had in 2016. "If I have to, I would," Trump said.
Taking a dig at Donald Trump, Democratic Party's presidential nominee Joe Biden took out a moment to thank Barack Obama for being a great president. Biden said that children could and did look up to but said the same cannot be said about the current occupant of the White House. Biden made the remarks as he formally accepted the presidential nomination of the Democratic Party on the final day of the four-day virtual Democratic National Convention.