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Meet the Tweeds: This family has the combined age of 1020 years

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By Newsgram Staff Writer

The Tweed family in UK  with a combined age of 1,019  years and 336 days have set the record for world’s oldest family in the Guinness Book of World Records this week.

The family of 12 comprises of seven brothers and five sisters, with the siblings being brought up in Coventry, England, who are aged between 76 and 95 and between them they have 33 grandchildren, 59 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren, The Mirror reported.

Last November the world record was officially recognized when the siblings’ combined age totaled 1,019 years and 336 days – and the family was presented with their official certificate from the Guinness Book of World Records this week.

A 1939 photo shows the family with their mum Flo and dad Percy, who had a total of 16 children then.

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Facebook Asks Political Ad Buyers In UK To Reveal Their Identity

While the vast majority of ads on Facebook are run by legitimate organizations, we know that there are bad actors that try to misuse our platform,” Facebook said in a statement.

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Facebook says that anyone who takes out a British political ad on the social media platform will now be forced to reveal their identity, in a bid to increase transparency and curb misinformation.

The company said Tuesday that it will also require disclaimers for any British political advertisements. All the data on the ad buyers will be archived for seven years in a publicly accessible database.

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Facebook is already applying a similar system in the United States, which is holding midterm elections this year.

British lawmakers have called for greater oversight of social media companies and election campaigns to protect democracy in the digital age.

A House of Commons report this year said democracy is facing a crisis because data analysis and social media allow campaigns to target voters with messages of hate without their consent.

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“While the vast majority of ads on Facebook are run by legitimate organizations, we know that there are bad actors that try to misuse our platform,” Facebook said in a statement. “By having people verify who they are, we believe it will help prevent abuse.”

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Facebook said it’s up against “smart and well-funded adversaries who change their tactics as we spot abuse,” but it believes that increased transparency is good for democracy and the electoral process. (VOA)

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