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Instagram removes fictional depictions of self-harm, suicide

Instagram is banning drawings, memes, video and comics that depict self-harm or suicide, along with other imagery that includes “associated materials or methods,” the company announced on Sunday.

The announcement from the Facebook-owned platform adds to its already existing policy against content that promotes or encourages self-harm or suicide.

Mental health and suicide prevention advocates have been pressuring the tech giant to take a stronger stance on the topic since the death of 14-year-old Molly Russell — who took her own life back in 2017 after viewing content about suicide on social media.

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The Instagram application is seen on a phone screen August 3, 2017. (Reuters)

“To help us stay aware of new trends or cultural nuances, we meet every month with academics and experts on suicide and self-harm. We are also working with the Swedish mental health organization MIND to understand the role that technology and social media has on the lives of young people,” said Adam Mosseri, head of Instagram, in a blog post

Earlier this year, Russell’s father spoke to BBC News about the images of self-harm and suicide he found on his daughter’s social media feeds.

According to the British news agency, her father said he believed Instagram “helped kill my daughter.”

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World’s priciest painting, allegedly by Da Vinci, could reappear in the Louvre

The world’s most expensive painting, known as “Salvator Mundi,”  could make an appearance at the Louvre in Paris this week.

The painting, which may have been produced by Leonardo da Vinci, depicts Jesus holding a transparent globe in one hand and offering a blessing with the other.

After the painting was sold for $450 million at Christie’s in November 2017, a source told The Wall Street Journal that it was acquired by Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and would be displayed at the Louvre Abu Dhabi museum the following year.

According to AFP, which first reported the news of its potential arrival in Paris, the painting was never shown in Abu Dhabi. A prominent art dealer told the news out that the painting was making the rounds on bin Salman’s yacht.

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Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi”

Art experts are split over whether the painting is a genuine da Vinci, according to AFP, with some arguing it was not painted by the Renaissance master personally but rather by an apprentice in his studio.

Their evidence for this theory? They claim one of Jesus’ fingers is poorly done, and also note that the painting is not mentioned in any of the painter’s correspondence or that of his contemporaries, reports AFP.

However, Dianne Modestini, the American restorer who apparently rescued the work from a state of disrepair, claims that it is authentic.

The special exhibition of da Vinci’s work at the Louvre runs from Thursday through Feb. 24.

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Breaking up Big Tech giants like Facebook and Google is ‘on the table,’ says US antitrust chief

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The country’s top prosecutor probing Big Tech left the door open to breaking up the biggest names in Silicon Valley.

Makan Delrahim, head of the Justice Department’s antitrust division, said Tuesday that breaking up companies such as Google, Facebook or Amazon is “perfectly on the table” while speaking at the WSJ Tech Live summit.

The Journal reports that Delrahim laid out a “worst-case scenario” for Big Tech as the Justice Department’s wide-ranging antitrust review, which began over the summer, continues.

“There’s no question consumers have benefited from technology. There’s no question we have a lot more conveniences at our disposal. The big question is: Are companies abusing the market power that they have gained,” Delrahim said.

Delrahim reportedly summed up his operating philosophy a few moments later, saying: “Big is not bad. Big behaving badly is bad.”

Notably, Delrahim said it was not his job to be worried about whether breaking up America’s biggest tech firms would help China to gain market shares.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and former Google CEO Eric Schmidt have all made that nationalist appeal in defense of Silicon Valley.

“Consideration of national champions is inappropriate,” Delrahim said.

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Apple’s Tim Cook to serve as chairman at Chinese business school amid Hong Kong protests

Apple CEO Tim Cook has been appointed chairman of the advisory board for Tsinghua University’s economics school in Beijing, according to the South China Morning Post and a Chinese-language meeting summary noted by Apple Insider.

Cook will apparently assume the role for a three year term, and recently served as chairman for a meeting, the South China Morning Post reports.

As the Post reports, Chinese government officials have served on the board. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has also served on the board in the past, the newspaper notes.

Still, the news comes at a time of widespread unrest in Hong Kong, as hundreds of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets to demand political rights and police accountability.

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Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple Inc., is seen above. (Bloomberg via Getty Images)

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Apple faced a bipartisan uproar recently when it took down a crowdsourced map of Hong Kong police presense from the App Store — that had been used by pro-democracy protesters — after the company was criticized in Chinese state media.

On Friday, a group of lawmakers that included Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., sent a letter to Cook to express their “strong concern” about Apple’s “censorship of apps.”

“We urge you in the strongest terms to reverse course,” the lawmakers wrote in the letter, “to demonstrate that Apple puts values above market access, and to stand with the brave men and women fighting for basic rights and dignity in Hong Kong.”

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Protesters set fire to a Xiaomi shop at Nathan road in Hong Kong, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. Hong Kong protesters again flooded streets on Sunday, ignoring a police ban on the rally and setting up barricades amid tear gas and firebombs. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Cook, who reportedly met with Chinese regulators late last week, defended pulling the app in a letter to employees, writing: “Over the past several days we received credible information, from the Hong Kong Cybersecurity and Technology Crime Bureau, as well as from users in Hong Kong, that the app was being used maliciously to target individual officers for violence and to victimize individuals and property where no police are present.”

Fox News’ Chris Ciaccia contributed to this report.

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Twitter will prevent users from retweeting world leaders who break its rules

Twitter will restrict how users can interact with tweets from world leaders who violate its rules.

The social media company led by CEO Jack Dorsey said in a Tuesday blog post that it will not allow users to like, reply, share or retweet offending tweets, but it will let users quote-tweet them so they can still express their own opinions.

The San Francisco-based company has faced a backlash from critics over its hateful conduct and content moderation policies. Some organizations and users believe it should subject the tweets of leaders like President Trump to the same standards as everyone else on the platform.

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President Trump used Twitter to blast the social media platform over the reported practice of ‘shadow banning.’ (AP/Reuters)

“When it comes to the actions of world leaders on Twitter, we recognize that this is largely new ground and unprecedented,” the company said. “We want to make it clear today that the accounts of world leaders are not above our policies entirely.”

Twitter listed several areas that will result in enforcement action, even if the account involved is a public figure: promotion of terrorism; clear and direct threats of violence against an individual; posting private information; posting or sharing intimate photos or videos of someone that were produced or shared without consent; engaging in behaviors related to child sexual exploitation; and encouraging or promoting self-harm.

In cases involving a world leader, the company said that it will “err on the side of leaving the content up if there is a clear public interest in doing so.”

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“Our goal is to enforce our rules judiciously and impartially. In doing so, we aim to provide direct insight into our enforcement decision-making, to serve public conversation, and protect the public’s right to hear from their leaders and to hold them to account,” Twitter said at the conclusion of its blog post.

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Monarch butterfly receives life-saving wing transplant at zoo, photos reveal

A wildlife volunteer at a Kansas zoo was able to save a fragile Monarch butterfly by performing a wing transplant.

Katie VanBlaricum, 36, working at her local zoo, noticed that the pretty insect had a piece of its wing missing, according to SWNS.

Using a glass plate, tape and pins, she managed to hold down the butterfly long enough to glue on a piece of wing taken from a dead butterfly.

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The Monarch butterfly while having the wing transplant by Katie VanBlaricum. (SWNS) (SWNS)

“I was helping the zoo tag butterflies when a lady came up to me and said that one of them had a broken wing and she would have to put [it] in the freezer,” VanBlaricum told SWNS.

As it turns out, VanBlaricum works with dead insects at her business, known as Insect Art, in which she apparently creates jewelry and frames using dead insects. However, as she explains, the insects she uses for her artistic work are bred for that process and do not come from the wild.

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The Monarch butterfly after the wing transplant by Katie VanBlaricum. (SWNS)

“I managed to find [a butterfly] that was the same size and shape that could work,” she said.

As SWNS reports, she cut off the broken piece of wing and glued on the other wing, which came from a Graphium butterfly, then held it for a few seconds.

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The Monarch butterfly with the piece of wing missing (top left part). (SWNS) (SWNS)

After the successful procedure, the butterfly was able to fly back up into the trees.

“When we finally went out it just flew up into the tree and used the wind to help it fly,” she explained.

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1,000-year-old arrowhead discovered in Norway

A well-preserved iron arrowhead was found up in the mountains of Hardanger in Norway by a local resident.

In September, Ernst Hagen was out for a walk near his cabin and came across the 1,000-year-old arrowhead in the snow.

“I immediately realized that it was something special, something from before they used rifles,” Hagen told the blog Life in Norway.

He brought the unique discovery to the Hordaland county leadership so that it could be examined by an expert.

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The arrowhead is about 12 centimeters long. (Hordaland fylkeskommune)

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An archaeologist said that no similar items had been found in Hordaland before.

“This is an unusual finding and a bit of a hit. It’s like finding a needle in the haystack. Such discoveries may emerge as climate change melts the ice and changes the form of the land. This arrowhead would have been covered by snow in the winter had it not been found,” archaeologist Tore Slinning said.

According to experts, if the iron arrowhead had been exposed, it would have gradually erode before disappearing completely.

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YouTube says fake video of Trump figure shooting at media does not violate rules

A fake video that shows a likeness of President Trump murdering journalists, condemned Monday by the White House, does not violate YouTube’s rules.

According to the Google-owned video platform, some content that does not violate the company’s rules may still be inappropriate for some audiences. In those cases, age restrictions can be applied.

“For content containing violence that is clearly fictional, we age-restrict and display a warning interstitial. We applied these protections to this video,” the YouTube spokesperson told Fox News on Monday.

The video, which has been circulating for over a year but received renewed attention after The New York Times reported that it had been played at a conference held by a pro-Trump group at Trump’s Miami resort last week, is an edited clip of a 2014 movie.

In the clip, Trump’s head is superimposed on the main character, and it shows him shooting, stabbing and assaulting people in a church whose heads have been edited to depict top White House critics, the logos of news organizations and a Black Lives Matter logo.

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As YouTube’s policies state, context is crucial for whether videos are deemed violent enough to be in violation of the rules. The tech giant generally allows graphic content if it is “educational, scientific, newsworthy or a documentary” — as long as there is context provided.

Videos that have been age-restricted cannot be seen by users who are under 18, who are logged out of the platform, or who have Restricted Mode enabled.

Stephanie Grisham, the White House press secretary, said Monday morning that the president “has not yet seen the video, he will see it shortly, but based upon everything he has heard, he strongly condemns this video.”

The White House Correspondents Association said in a statement it was “horrified” by the video.

“The WHCA is horrified by a video reportedly shown over the weekend at a political conference organized by the president’s supporters at the Trump National Doral in Miami,” said Jonathan Karl, the president of the White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) and a journalist at ABC News. “All Americans should condemn this depiction of violence directed toward journalists and the president’s political opponents.”

Fox News’ Alex Pappas contributed to this report.

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Ancient Egyptian ‘industrial zone’ uncovered in Luxor’s ‘Valley of the Monkeys’

New archaeological discoveries have been made in Luxor, Egypt, -including an “industrial zone,” according to the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities.

Archaeologists found 30 workshops in an area “composed of houses for storage and the cleaning of the funery furniture with many potteries dated to Dynasty 18,” reports Reuters.

One finding was in the West Valley, also referred to as the Valley of the Monkeys, reports Ahram Online, and the other was in the East Valley, which is home to the country’s famous pharaonic tombs.

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The excavation site in the Valley of the Monkeys. (Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities)

Well-known Egyptologist Zahi Hawass told Ahram Online that the area contains an oven used for clay products, a water storage tank used by thirsty workers, and hundreds of inlay beads and golden objects that were used to decorate royal coffins.

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An assortment of artifacts found in Luxor. (Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities)

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The excavation is reportedly looking for overlooked tombs, and for those of the wives and sons of the kings of the eighteenth dynasty buried in the Valley of the Kings.

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Some of the newly uncovered objects. (Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities)

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Antarctica ice shelves’ edges being attacked by warm ocean water, new study reveals

Upside-down “rivers” of warm ocean water are attacking the edges of Antarctic ice shelves from below, creating conditions ripe for break-ups and sea-level rise, according to scientists.

A study published Thursday in Science Advances examines this process, which could affect the continent’s future.

“Warm water circulation is attacking the undersides of these ice shelves at their most vulnerable points,” said Karen Alley, a visiting assistant professor of Earth Sciences at The College of Wooster in Ohio, in a statement. “These effects matter,” she said. “But exactly how much, we don’t yet know. We need to.”

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Satellite images show polynyas (open-water regions) forming at the ends of basal channels beneath shear margins of the East Getz Ice Shelf. (Karen Alley/The College of Wooster and NASA MODIS/MODIS Antarctic Ice Shelf Image Archive at the National Snow and Ice Data Center, CU Boulder.)

Ice shelves float out on the ocean at the edges of land-based ice sheets, according to scientists, and about 75 percent of the Antarctic continent is surrounded by these extensions of the sheet.

The shelves can be hemmed in by bumps and walls in the ocean floor. When restrained, the ice shelves slow down the flow of ice from the interior of the continent toward the ocean.

However, if an ice shelf retreats or breaks apart, ice on land flows much more quickly into the ocean, increasing rates of sea-level rise.

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