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Activists investigating labor conditions at Ivanka Trump factories in China arrested or missing: report

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On Tuesday afternoon, the Associated Press and other outlets reported that men associated with an investigation into First Daughter Ivanka Trump’s shoe manufacturer in China have either been arrested or missing.

Hua Haifeng, a man investigating working conditions at a factory that produces shoes for Ivanka’s branded company, has been accused of “illegal surveillance,” according to his wife, who spoke to AP.

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According to the report, Haifeng’s wife Deng Guillian “said the caller told her she didn’t need to know the details, only that she would not be able to see, speak with or receive money from her husband, the family’s breadwinner.”

Two other men who were part of the investigation also appear to be missing, according to China Labor Watch Executive Director Li Qiang, who told AP “they must be held either by the factory or the police to be unreachable.”

Qiang’s group, which is based in New York, “was planning to publish a report next month alleging low pay, excessive overtime and the possible misuse of student interns,” according to the report.

“It is unclear whether the undercover investigative methods used by the advocacy group are legal in China,” the report said.

Read the entire report on the missing investigators of Ivanka Trump’s factory via TIME.

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Woman allegedly involved in Central Park scandal placed on leave from job: ‘We do not condone racism’

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Video circulated on social media on Memorial Day of a woman in Central Park claiming she was calling 911 to falsely claim an "African-American man" was threatening her life.

It reportedly started after he filmed her walking her dog without a leash.

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Internet sleuths worked to identify the woman. During the day on Monday, rumors of her identity spread online.

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Scientists fight online coronavirus misinformation war

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With cat photos and sometimes scathing irony, Mathieu Rebeaud, a Swiss-based researcher in biochemistry, has nearly tripled his Twitter following since the coronavirus pandemic began.

With 14,000 followers, he posts almost daily, giving explanations on the latest scientific research and, in particular, aims to fight misinformation that spreads as fast as the virus itself.

He is among a growing number of doctors, academics and institutions who in recent weeks have adapted and amplified their scientific messaging in hopes of countering what has been termed an infodemic -- a deluge of information, including widespread false claims, which experts say can pose a serious threat to public health.

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Ted Cruz doesn’t want people shamed with body bags for going to beach: ‘Please stop the hate’

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In early May, Florida attorney Daniel Uhlfelder made news by dressing up as the Grim Reaper in an attempt to scare people from crowding beaches during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Days later, he escalated by laying out body bags on the steps of the Florida capitol building in Tallahassee.

He escalated further on Saturday by announcing he would be handing out body bags to Florida beachgoers and started a fundraiser with the funds going to two progressive Political Action Committees.

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The effort caught the eye of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).

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