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Robot breaks child’s finger during Moscow chess tournament



There’s been an unusual incident in Moscow, with a robot grabbing and then breaking the finger of a child during a chess tournament.

While chess isn’t typically considered a physically dangerous pastime, the incident at a Russian competition is proving the opposite.

the child at the Moscow Open when it took one of the boy’s pieces. 

The child reportedly reached for the board before the robot’s move was over, causing the artificial assailant to pinch his finger for multiple seconds until a group of adults freed him from the bionic grasp. 

A spokesman for the Federation of Russian Chess has blamed the child, saying the child apparently violated safety rules.

“There are certain safety rules and the child, apparently, violated them,” the vice president of the Federation of Russian Chess said, noting that the incident was rare.

“When he made his move, he did not realize he first had to wait.”

They maintain the robot is entirely safe, but acknowledge the child’s injury.

“The robot broke the child’s finger. This is of course bad.”

vice president of the Federation of Russian Chess

Ahron Young is an award winning journalist who has covered major news events around the world. Ahron is the Managing Editor and Founder of TICKER NEWS.


British lawmakers want to fine social media



Social media companies could be fined if they don’t remove harmful content, according to a new plan from the UK Government

Lawmakers want to make it illegal to encourage users to harm themselves online.

It’s part of a crackdown on online behaviour on content that leads to self harm.

In a statement, Digital Secretary Michelle Donelan said these firms “can no longer remain silent bystanders”.

She says they’ll face fines for allowing this abusive and destructive behaviour to continue on their platforms.”

It follows the death of Molly Russell in 20-17, which sparked concern for harmful content online.

A coroner ruled social media platforms fed her content that “romanticised acts of self-harm”.

Sexually explicit materials will also be banned under the new policy.

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Twitter adds millions of users after cutting staff



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Twitter boss Elon Musk says new user signups to the social media platform are at an “all-time high”.

That’s despite his recent struggles with a mass exodus of advertisers and users fleeing to other platforms.

Musk says signups to Twitter are averaging over two million per day over the past week.

Reported impersonations on the platform spiked earlier this month, before and in wake of the Twitter Blue launch.

Musk says buying Twitter will speed up his ambition to create an “everything app” called X.

Musk’s “Twitter 2.0 The Everything App” will have features like encrypted DMs, longform tweets and payments.

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Move over Black Friday, it’s Cyber Monday



If you’ve still got a bit of cash left over from Black Friday sales, well today is Cyber Monday.

Officially kicking off today, the Cyber Monday sales are widely regarded as some of the biggest and best discounts you’ll see all year.

Some retailers are promising 80 percent discounts off top items.

Black Friday sales raked in a record $9.12 billion from online shoppers this year despite concerns about inflation and higher prices.

Inflation accounts for some of the increase this year, with people paying more to buy less.

Online sales for electronics spiked 221% on Friday compared to an average day in October, with top sellers including Apple MacBooks and watches.

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