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A Super Student Who Completed 350 Online Courses within Three Months During the Pandemic

IBL News | New York A woman from Kerala, India, achieved a world record of completing 350 online courses in 90 days, The New Indian Express reported. Arathi Reghunath, on her second-year at MSc Biochemistry in the MES College, spent her free time during the COVID-19 lockdown studying and bagged a world record from Universal Record […]

Technology

Trump’s Claims About Hunter Biden Send Online Activity Soaring

In Thursday’s presidential debate, President Trump made several misleading claims about the business dealings of the family of his opponent, Joseph R. Biden Jr. Mr. Trump suggested, without evidence, that Mr. Biden had consulted for his son Hunter Biden to help with the younger Biden’s business. Mr. Trump also said that Mr. Biden had used […]

Movies

‘Lupin III: The First’ review: 3DCG film lives up to its legacy

During an early scene in “Lupin III: The First,” the titular master thief declares thieving isn’t something you do half-heartedly. That Lupin relishes being who he is and doing what he does is part of the character’s enduring charm. Created by Japanese artist Monkey Punch, Lupin III has been heisting treasures and captivating fans for […]

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Trump’s Claims About Hunter Biden Sends Online Activity Soaring

In Thursday’s presidential debate, President Trump made several misleading claims about the business dealings of the family of his opponent, Joseph R. Biden Jr. Mr. Trump suggested, without evidence, that Mr. Biden had consulted for his son Hunter Biden to help with the younger Biden’s business. Mr. Trump also said that Mr. Biden had used […]

Movies

How ‘Over the Moon’ took Chang’e from myth to pop star

[Warning: The following story contains minor spoilers for “Over the Moon,” now streaming on Netflix.] Phillipa Soo first heard of Chang’e, the famed goddess of Chinese mythology who lives forever on the moon, from a children’s book read to her by her parents. “I’d look up at the moon and imagine that I could see […]

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Meet Maria Bakalova, the ‘Borat’ star in that Giuliani scene

Sacha Baron Cohen is still effectively duping Americans into embarrassing stunts. And he does much of it in the just-released “Borat” sequel with the help of Maria Bakalova, the actress you may already know from her “sexy-time” scene with Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani. Her arc in the film — officially called “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery […]

Technology

U.S. Issues Sanctions on Russian Center Involved in Potentially Deadly Cyberattacks

The United States on Friday imposed economic sanctions against a Russian government research organization that was responsible for a potentially deadly cyberattack on a Saudi petrochemical facility in 2017. The sanctions did not name the target, but its description of the attack matched with a hacking that year of Petro Rabigh, the Saudi oil giant, […]

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What Went Viral This Week

Here at Daily Distortions, we try to debunk false and misleading information that has gone viral. We also want to give you a sense of how popular that misinformation is, in the overall context of what is being discussed on social media. Each Friday, we will feature a list of the 10 most-engaged stories of […]

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Russians Who Pose Election Threat Have Hacked Nuclear Plants and Power Grid

Cybersecurity officials watched with growing alarm in September as Russian state hackers started prowling around dozens of American state and local government computer systems just two months before the election. The act itself did not worry them so much — officials anticipated that the Russians who interfered in the 2016 election would be back — […]

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Fox News Is Covering Hunter Biden Claims More Than 2016 WikiLeaks Emails

A month before the 2016 presidential election, WikiLeaks released hacked emails from John Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman. Last week, The New York Post published an article featuring emails from a laptop purportedly owned by Hunter Biden, the son of the Democratic presidential nominee, Joseph R. Biden Jr. The emails, about business dealings in Ukraine, […]