FACTS OF THE DAY

3 March 2017

Sweden is to re-introduce military conscription.

telegraph.co.uk

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Cambridge Analytica, which worked for Donald Trump during the election, holds detailed psychological profiles of 220 million Americans.

theguardian.com

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One-third of all the traffic on Twitter before the EU referendum was bots programmed to seem like people - and all of them were Leave ‘voters’.

theguardian.com

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Ricky Tomlinson has claimed that former Countdown host Richard Whiteley was a secret service agent, and responsible for sending him to prison in 1972.

thetimes.co.uk

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Prince Charles is planning to reduce grey squirrel numbers by luring them with blobs of contraceptive-laced Nutella.

smithsonianmag.com

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Public swimming pools contain up to 20 gallons of urine – enough to fill a dustbin – and the proportion in hotel Jacuzzis is up to three times worse.

theguardian.co.uk

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Edinburgh University Students Association stipulates that, to avoid upsetting people, students may applaud a motion if it’s passed, but not if it fails.

thetimes.co.uk

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