The CEO of Twitter says the service flagged some 300,000 tweets as part of efforts to combat disinformation in the period around the 2020 election between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden. (Nov. 17)
With confirmed Covid-19 deaths in the U.S. now over 300,000 people, the Trump administration is focused on... water pressure. MSNBC's Brian Williams shares the details. Aired on 12/16/2020. The U.S. is approaching 300,000 COVID-19 deaths as cases continue to spike nationwide. More than 15.7 million cases have been confirmed, resulting in a new wave of lockdowns and restrictions. But there's positive news on the vaccine front, following an FDA panel's recommendation to authorize emergency use of Pfizer's vaccine. Final approval from the agency is the final step before millions of doses can be shipped and distributed to hospitals and drug stores. "Face the Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan joined CBSN's Lana Zak to discuss. A milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic arrived Monday as the first frontline health care workers in the U.S. began receiving shots of the Pfizer vaccine. But another milestone was reached as well, as the nation's death toll from the pandemic hit 300,000. CBSN has the latest, with a report from lead national correspondent David Begnaud. "Today our nation passed a grim milestone: 300,000 deaths," says President-elect Joe Biden. "My heart goes out to each of you in this dark winter of pandemic, about to spend the holidays and the new year with a black hole in your hearts without the ones you loved at your side." Aired on 12/14/2020.