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    To Fight Vaccine Lies, Authorities Recruit an ‘Influencer Army’

    In March, the White House also orchestrated an Instagram Live chat between Dr. Fauci and Eugenio Derbez, a Mexican actor with over 16.6 million Instagram followers who had been openly doubtful of the vaccines. During their 37-minute discussion, Mr. Derbez was upfront about his concerns. “What if I get the vaccine, but it doesn’t protect me against the new variant?” he asked. Dr. Fauci acknowledged that the vaccines might not completely shield people from variants, but said, “It’s very, very good at protecting you from getting seriously ill.” Understand the State of Vaccine Mandates in the U.S. Mr. Flaherty  

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    Racist Computer Engineering Words: ‘Master,’ ‘Slave’ and the Fight Over Offensive Terms

    Anyone who joined a video call during the pandemic probably has a global volunteer organization called the Internet Engineering Task Force to thank for making the technology work. The group, which helped create the technical foundations of the internet, designed the language that allows most video to run smoothly online. It made it possible for someone with a Gmail account to communicate with a friend who uses Yahoo, and for shoppers to safely enter their credit card information on e-commerce sites. Now the organization is tackling an even thornier issue: getting rid of computer engineering terms that evoke racist history,  

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    US sanctions Chinese computer makers in widening tech fight

    China’s government has criticized the Biden administration’s curbs on access to U.S. technology for its supercomputer developers and said sanctions “only strengthen China’s determination” to invent its own By JOE McDONALD AP Business Writer April 9, 2021, 8:36 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BEIJING — China’s government on Friday criticized the Biden administration’s curbs on access to U.S. technology for its supercomputer developers and said sanctions “only strengthen China’s determination” to invent its own. The sanctions announced Thursday are the latest sign President Joe Biden is sticking to the tough line  

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