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Coronavirus: Fake news crackdown by UK government

Image copyright Getty Images The government is cracking down on misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic. A rapid response unit within the Cabinet Office is working with social media firms to remove fake news and harmful content. Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said action was needed “to stem the spread of falsehoods …

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US companies seek clarity on $454bn lending fund

The US Treasury department and the Federal Reserve are facing calls to clarify how companies can access $454bn of government funds set aside to help corporate America access capital during the coronavirus pandemic. Nearly a quarter of a $2tn stimulus package signed into law by Donald Trump on Friday is …

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Partisan divide returns in U.S. Congress on coronavirus next steps

© Reuters. McCarthy speaks to the media after a meeting to wrap up work on coronavirus economic aid legislation By Sarah N. Lynch, Chris Sanders and Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Fresh partisan divisions flared on Sunday on the next steps for the U.S. Congress in dealing with the coronavirus …

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