Twitter starts putting fact-checking labels on tweets about 5G and COVID-19 – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Conspiracy theories claiming a connection between 5G technology and the coronavirus have been around since the pandemic’s early days, and apparently they’re still going strong. So strong, in fact, that Twitter began applying a label to some tweets about COVID-19 and 5G, encouraging users to “get the facts” about the virus. As Business Insider…

UK government reverses course on Huawei’s involvement in 5G networks – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Conservative members of the United Kingdom’s government have pushed Prime Minister Boris Johnson to draw up plans to remove telecom equipment made by the Chinese manufacturer Huawei from the nation’s 5G networks by 2023, according to multiple reports. The decision by Johnson, who wanted Huawei’s market share in the nation’s telecommunications infrastructure capped at…

Xiaomi’s investment house of IoT surpasses 300 companies – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Xiaomi, the Chinese comapny famous for its budget smartphones and a bevy of value-for-money gadgets, said in a filing on Thursday that it has backed more than 300 companies as of March, totaling 32.3 billion yuan ($4.54 billion) in book value and 225.9 million yuan ($32 million million) in net gains on disposal of…

China’s Oppo partners with Vodafone for bigger European push – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Huawei is facing an uphill challenge in the overseas market as its upcoming devices lack the full set of Google apps and services. That leaves ample room for its Chinese rivals to chase after foreign consumers. That includes Oppo, the sister brand of Vivo under Dongguan-based electronics holding company BBK. In an announcement on Monday,…

Twitter updates misinformation rules again to fight 5G coronavirus truthers

[ad_1] On Wednesday Twitter added new details to their regularly-updated guidance on information safety during the coronavirus pandemic, with new rules aimed squarely at conspiracy theories about 5G and COVID-19. Broadening our guidance on unverified claims Unverified claims that incite people to action, could lead to the destruction or damage of critical infrastructure, or could…

COVID-19 isn’t stopping Verizon’s 5G rollout

[ad_1] The “VerHIDEzon” digital billboard stops in entrance of a Verizon retailer in Manhattan. Image: Jason DeCrow/AP/Shutterstock Sascha Segan for PCMag 2020-04-18 17:36:08 UTC Follow @https://twitter.com/PCMag PCMag.com is a number one authority on know-how, delivering Labs-based, unbiased critiques of the newest services. Our professional trade evaluation and sensible options enable you to make higher shopping…