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Why you might be accepting fake news without realising it

Do you believe everything you see? No matter how discerning or intelligent you are, we are all pre-programmed to be more accepting of information in certain contexts than others. While most of us are wise to the ‘Nigerian prince’ phishing scams of old, we are less likely to question an email from someone we know. We might question news on a website we’ve never seen before – but not in a publication we know well. And if we follow somebody high-profile on a social media platform we’re familiar with, like Instagram, chances are we take what they say at face value. It’s precisely because of this that mainstream media recently described influencer and celebrity accounts as ‘the gateway drug to fake news’.

Coronavirus: Impact of exceptional and temporary measures on enforcement proceedings [Portugal]

A number of exceptional measures have been introduced in the justice sector. These measures are set out in Law 1-A/2020 of 18 March and Decree‑Law 10-A/2020 of 13 March (as amended by Law 4-A/2020 of 6 April). The measures include exceptional rules on the extension of time limits and of the periods to take judicial steps. The rules will remain in place until the end of the exceptional situation to prevent, contain, mitigate and treat COVID-19.




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Barclays names new investment banking GC

Barclays has appointed Victoria Hardy as general counsel of its investment banking arm in the UK, Europe and Middle East, to replace Simon Croxford who was promoted to deputy legal chief in August.

Wragges promises 30 per cent female partnership by 2026

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co has promised to increase the number of women in its partnership from 20 per cent to 30 per cent by 2026, after figures reveal the firm lags behind its merger partner Gowlings. As well as setting the 10-year target Wragges also announced an interim target to increase female partner levels to […]

No5’s Bailey prosecutes in attempted murder trial

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