Kyle Ziemnick

Kyle is a WORLD Digital news reporter. He is a World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College graduate. Kyle resides in Purcellville, Va. Follow him on Twitter @kylezim25.

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Tech CEOs testify on election censorship

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 11/17/20, 04:58 pm

WASHINGTON—Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and other GOP lawmakers blasted Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey for censoring conservative users and engaging in “editorializing.” But Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., urged Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to be even more aggressive about moderating election information, telling them to stop “caving” to Republicans. Lawmakers on the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday grilled the two Big Tech leaders about how they handled election information. Graham also encouraged them to consider the potentially addictive nature of their websites.

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Dow Jones hits record high

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 11/16/20, 06:14 pm

Two consecutive weeks of good news about COVID-19 vaccines boosted investors’ hopes. The Dow Jones closed at 29,950 points on Monday, an all-time record. The previous record was set in February before the pandemic hit. Since Oct. 30, the Dow has climbed more than 3,400 points.

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Protests in Belarus continue 100 days after election

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 11/16/20, 05:06 pm

More than 2,000 retirees marched through the Belarusian capital of Minsk on Monday calling for the resignation of President Alexander Lukashenko. He claimed a sixth term in office on Aug. 9, but his opposition and international officials condemned the election as corrupt and fraudulent. Activists say the government detained more than 19,000 opposition protesters in the months following the election. Lukashenko’s opponent, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, remains in exile in Lithuania.

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