Things you should know today: 11/6/18


Facebook blocks 115 accounts ahead of US midterm elections

In this Oct. 17 file photo, a man works at his desk in front of monitors during a demonstration in the war room, where Facebook monitors election-related content on the platform, in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook and other social platforms have been waging a fight against online misinformation and hate speech for two years. With the U.S. midterm elections coming soon on Tuesday, Nov. 6, there are signs that they’re making some headway, although they’re still a long way from winning the war. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Facebook blocked 30 Facebook accounts and 85 Instagram accounts ahead of midterm elections, the company announced in a blog post. U.S. law enforcement officials contacted the company the evening of Nov. 4 about suspicious social media activity from “foreign entities.”

With poo on a pedestal, Bill Gates talks toilet technology

Bill Gates, former Microsoft CEO and co-founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, gestures to a jar of human feces as he speaks at the Reinvented Toilet Expo in Beijing, Tuesday, Nov. 6. With a jar of human feces on a podium next to him, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has kicked off a “Reinvented Toilet” Expo in China. Gates said Tuesday that the technologies on display at the three-day expo in Beijing represent the most significant advances in sanitation in nearly 200 years. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Bill Gates is not afraid to address sanitation. The billionaire kicked off the “Reinvented Toilet” expo in Beijing on Nov. 6 speaking about the importance of safe human waste disposal. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has spent $200 million on safe sanitation technology research.

Election Day tests Democratic resistance in Trump era

A line forms outside a polling site on election day in Atlanta, Tuesday, Nov. 6. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Tuesday, Nov. 6, is the first national Election Day of the Trump era. President Donald Trump said that, if Democrats took power, they would take “a wrecking ball” to the economy. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, chair of the Democratic Governors Association, said the last two years have served as “an awakening of the Democratic party.”

BYU women’s soccer team facing TCU in NCAA tournament 

The BYU women’s soccer team found out it will be playing TCU in the first round of the NCAA tournament on the road.


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