Facebook takes down Chinese network behind fake Swiss biologist Covid claims | Meta

Facebook’s owner has taken down a Chinese misinformation network that attempted to spread claims about coronavirus using a fake Swiss biologist.Meta, the parent organisation of Facebook and Instagram, said it had taken down more than 600 accounts linked to the network, which it said included a “coordinated cluster” of Chinese state employees.Meta said the network … Read more

One new positive COVID case confirmed in NT after snap lockdown takes effect

NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner talking at a press conference

A second positive COVID case has been detected in Katherine on day one of a three-day snap lockdown. The case is a household contact of an unvaccinated man aged in his 20s who was confirmed to be COVID-positive last night.Testing for other household contacts is underway, while three household contacts in Darwin’s rural area are isolating and being … Read more

‘People are starting to wane’: China’s zero-Covid policy takes toll | Coronavirus

On Friday, the Beijing Daily published an intricate graphic identifying two people sick with Covid-19 and everyone they had infected, detailing the spread of the latest Delta outbreak in the country. The map came amid growing frustration, some panic, and rare protests over the ramifications of China’s effort to remain a “zero Covid” country.Since the … Read more

U.S. takes top spot for crypto mining after China crackdown

U.S. takes top spot for crypto mining after China crackdown

CNBC.com’s Pippa Stevens brings you the day’s top business news headlines. On today’s show, CNBC.com’s MacKenzie Sigalos explains a new survey from the University of Cambridge highlighting the top countries for crypto mining. Plus, William Shatner heads to space with Blue Origin.The U.S. is now the number one destination for bitcoin miners, eclipsing China for the first … Read more