Daily Archives: January 20, 2018

IndyCar aeroscreen use for 2018 season still 'debatable' before tests

IndyCar says the fact that an aeroscreen is to be tested at Phoenix next month doesn’t necessarily mean it will be used in competition in 2018 – if at all

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Carlos Sainz wins 2018 Dakar Rally for Peugeot

Rally legend Carlos Sainz has scored his second Dakar victory in the 2018 edition of the event

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FIA working on setting F1 driver weight limit for 2019

The FIA is finalising plans for the introduction of a minimum F1 driver weight in 2019, ensuring heavier drivers are no longer penalised

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Victoria Beckham Poses Up a Storm for Vogue Spain

Our forums have a love/hate relationship with Victoria Beckham whenever she fronts the cover of our favorite fashion glossies. Her last major coup was Vogue Netherlands and now she’s covering Vogue Spain for February 2018. Photographed by Boo George, the Brit fashion designer turns heads in the dynamic and unconventional cover image and associated editorial.

Vogue España February 2018 : Victoria Beckham by Boo George


This time, Victoria managed to win over our opinionated forum members. “This is fabulous and unapologetic. Completely not what I expected when I read her name in the thread,” admitted a pleasantly surprised dodencebt.

Miss Dalloway couldn’t have agreed more, echoing, “I love this for the Paolo Roversi feel of it, certainly not the cover I expected when I read VB’s name in the thread!”

“Very dramatic indeed. I love it!” forum member mikel heralded.

Also quick to declare their love was a delighted Nymphaea, writing, “Like it very much, a strong woman in all it’s simplicity.”

“Blown away by these covers. Victoria Beckham by Boo George instantly sounded exciting to me,” voiced Valentine27.

“I noticed a few Vogue editions are sort of following the Vogue Ukraine tide. These have that vibe, and I’m feeling this. I don’t really care about Victoria, but I love her here. I like the backdrop and how the minimalist styling looks with it,” acknowledged simon.

The magazine wasn’t catering to everyone’s tastes, however. “To me, she always looks like she’s trying too hard,” said KateTheGreatest.

“VB has always been thirsty for any Vogue cover she could get and this is no exception. She so carefully treads the line between public figure and stepping back and letting her clothes speak for themselves,” said magsaddict.

Vogue España February 2018 : Victoria Beckham by Boo George


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Video: Nat Geo Releases Archival Footage From Very First Film

The video below shares footage from the very first National Geographic film that was created way back in 1902. That adventure documentary depicted the ill-fated Ziegler Polar Expedition, which was an early attempt to reach the North Pole. The journey ended in disaster with the team getting stuck in the Arctic ice for nearly two years before eventually being rescued. The footage marks Nat…

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Twitter is emailing 677,775 people in the US who interacted with Russian propaganda in the 2016 election (TWTR)

Jack Dorsey

  • Twitter will email 677,775 users in the US to let them know that they interacted with Russian propaganda during the 2016 US presidential election.
  • All of those users either followed an account, liked or retweeted content associated with the Internet Research Agency (IRA) — an organization associated with Russian propaganda efforts.
  • In total, Twitter believes there were 3,814 unique accounts run by the IRA. 

Twitter will email 677,775 people in the United States to let them know that they interacted with Russian propaganda during the 2016 presidential election, the company said in a blog post Friday.

Emails will go out to anyone who followed an account, retweeted, or liked a Tweet put out by the Internet Research Agency (IRA), an organization believed to be connected to Russian government propaganda efforts.

Twitter’s role in Russian election propaganda has been well known since fall, when the company testified in front of the US Senate, alongside Google and Facebook. But the company released fresh numbers on Friday as part of its commitment to update congressional committees and the public on findings from its on-going investigation into how the platform was used to influence to election. 

Twitter did not describe what its forthcoming emails to the roughly 688,000 users would say. But the company showed a couple of examples of tweets promoted by the Russia-linked IRA:

Twitter Russian propaganda

Twitter now believes that there were a total of 3,814 accounts associated with the IRA, which posted a total of 175,993 tweets. Only 8.4% of those tweets were election related, according to the company. 

All of those accounts were eventually suspended for violating Twitter’s terms of service, the company said. 

If you or someone you know has been contacted by Twitter about Russian propaganda, please email Becky Peterson at bpeterson@businessinsider.com. 

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Carlos Sainz closes on Dakar victory, Stephane Peterhansel crashes

Carlos Sainz has edged closer to his second Dakar Rally victory, but his Peugeot team is set to miss out on a one-two finish following a penultimate stage crash for Stephane Peterhansel

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