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President Trump has accused Twitter of stifling free speech after the social media platform for the first time labeled one of his tweets as potentially misleading. Mr. Trump had claimed that the use of postal ballots in this year's election would lead to widespread voter fraud. Peter Bowes reports.
Mr. Trump had tweeted that postal ballot papers would be substantially fraudulent and result in a rigged election. He also claimed that the governor of California will be sending ballots to millions of people living in the state, no matter who they were or how they got there. Twitter prompts readers to get the facts by directing them to a page with news articles and information contradicting the president's claims.
Police have fired tear gas in the US city of Minneapolis as demonstrators protested over the death on Monday of an unarmed black man in police custody. Video taken by witness shows an officer holding George Floyd down with a knee on his neck. He can be heard repeatedly saying, "I can't breathe". Four police officers involved have been fired. Mayor Jacob Frey said it was clear that the death was unjustified.
South Korea has reported its biggest spike in coronavirus cases in two months just as schools are reopening. 40 new cases have been reported in the last 24 hours, most linked to an outbreak at a number of nightclubs in Seoul. South Korea avoided a nationwide lockdown, containing COVID-19 via tracking and tracing instead. But schools were closed and 2 million students are once again back in class. Laura Bicker reports from a school in the capital.
Most of these teenage pupils haven't seen their classmates in five months. The latest spike in cases has put teachers on edge and they're being ever more vigilant. Health officials have double-check the infection control measures being taken inside classrooms and all students have to fill in an app to prove they have no symptoms of COVID-19 before they are allowed back at school.
A travel ban has come into force in the United States for any foreign national who's been to Brazil within the past 14 days. Brazil is the second worst-hit country in the world after the US in terms of confirmed coronavirus infections. Katy Watson reports from Sao Paulo.
President Jair Bolsonaro sees Mr. Trump as his political idol, the US and Brazil as regional allies. Indeed, the two men have adopted broadly similar approaches to the pandemic, playing down the crisis and urging a return to normality, despite spiraling death tolls. But the ban is a measure of just how serious the situation is here in Brazil. The World Health Organization warned on Tuesday that Latin America had become the epicenter of the crisis and Brazil is the worst-hit in the region by far. A study by the University of Washington found that Brazil could see more than 125000 deaths by early August.
1....after the social media platform for the first time labeled one of his tweets as potentially misleading.
It would be misleading to say that we were friends.
2.Mr. Trump had tweeted that postal ballot papers would be substantially fraudulent and result in a rigged election.
She accused her opponents of rigging the vote.