2020-02-22: News Headlines

sputniknews (2020-02-22). Just-Released Bollywood Films About Gay Love and Horror Leaked Online. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): Bollywood is currently experimenting with new themes; two recent releases, the homosexual drama "Shubh Mangal Zyada Savdhaan", starring Ayushmann Khurrana, and the horror film "Bhoot: Part One the Haunted Ship", starring Vicky Kaushal, are good examples.

sputniknews (2020-02-22). Love at First Sight: Cute Little Golden Retriever Puppy Bonds With Its Owner. sputniknews.com Knox is 'knox your average golden retriever' on Instagram, and although he's just five months old, the Central Florida native has already stolen hearts on social media.

Staff (2020-02-22). Study Suggests Twitter Bots Amplified Climate Denial Messages. truthdig.com Editor's note: This article originally appeared on Common Dreams. A new analysis of 6.5 million tweets from the days before and after U.S. President Donald Trump announced his intention to ditch the Paris agreement in June 2017 suggests that automated Twitter bots are substantially contributing to the spread of online misinformation about the climate crisis. Brown University …

RT (2020-02-21). Zombie collusion? Clinton pounces on latest 'Russian meddling' report to rally the troops, because it worked so well in 2016. rt.com Hillary Clinton has seized upon the latest claim that Russia is 'interfering' in the 2020 election to renew her assault on US President Donald Trump, while a lack of evidence casts even the vague report into doubt. | Clinton crowed an 'I told you so' in response to an NBC reporter's tweet suggesting Trump had desperately wanted to keep the latest installment in the never-ending 'Russian meddling' soap opera under wraps. Accusing the president of "taking Russian help for himself," she exhorted her followers to keep "Putin's Puppet" from securing a second term. | Putin's Puppet is at it again, taking Russian hel…

RT (2020-02-21). 'Hoax!' Trump hits back at latest claims that Russia will 'aid' his 2020 campaign. rt.com US President Donald Trump has slammed the recently reported (but unsubstantiated) claims that Russia will interfere to help him win the 2020 presidential election, saying the rumors are just "another misinformation campaign." | The New York Times and other media reported on Thursday that Moscow is "aiding" Trump in the upcoming election, citing only anonymous intelligence officials. | Cable networks like MSNBC and CNN instantly amplified the unverified claims, setting in motion another round of 'Russiagate' conspiracy theorizing, almost eleven months after the two-year-long Mueller investigation found no evide…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-02-21). Study Suggests Twitter Bots Have 'Substantial Impact' on Spreading Climate Misinformation. commondreams.org A new analysis of 6.5 million tweets from the days before and after U.S. President Donald Trump announced his intention to ditch the Paris agreement in June 2017 suggests that automated Twitter bots are substantially contributing to the spread of online misinformation about the climate crisis. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/twitter_trump.jpg

Hatewatch Staff (2020-02-21). In the Midst of Infighting, Anti-LGBTQ Church Network's Website and Social Media Disappear. splcenter.org The New Independent Fundamental Baptist network, most prominently associated with anti-LGBTQ pastor Steven Anderson, appears to be in turmoil as infighting again erupts, this time between Anderson and fellow pastors in the network.

RT (2020-02-21). WATCH private jet make fiery belly-landing at Daytona Beach airport in Florida. rt.com A dramatic crash-landing of a twin-engine jet with two people on board at Daytona Beach International Airport has been captured in chilling footage that shows the small plane skidding down the runway engulfed in flames. | A fiery video of a Cessna Citation Mustang performing a landing without its gear in a tornado of sparks and flames was shared on Facebook by Yelvington Jet Aviation. Smoke was seen rising from the aircraft as it came to a halt on the tarmac and firefighters rushed to extinguish the blaze. |

| The exact cause of the incident that took place on Thursday afternoon remains uncle…

RT (2020-02-20). Deepfakes for me, but not for thee? Bloomberg campaign releases altered video of lackluster debate performance. rt.com Billionaire Democratic candidate Michael Bloomberg has released a doctored video showing his rivals struck dumb by his brilliance after a widely-panned debate performance. So much for social media's war on fake videos… | The clip shows a smug Bloomberg challenging the other candidates to match his business acumen. "I'm the only one here I think that's ever started a business. Is that fair?" he asks in the clip, posted to Twitter on Thursday. As the camera cuts from one dumbstruck face to another for 20 uncomfortable seconds, the sound of crickets underscores his rivals' utter failure to muster any challenge…

RT (2020-02-20). 'This should go well': Trolling and worry as Twitter reveals plan to flag 'lies & misinformation'. rt.com Twitter is experimenting with features that will supposedly help identify tweets containing lies with community help, but the social media giant's track record of bias and questionable banning standards has users concerned. | Tweets that spread "lies" or "misinformation" will be highlighted for users with a bright-colored warning that is nearly the same size as the offending post, according to a

RT (2020-02-19). CNN reporter triggered by Fox interviewing InfoWars' 'Gun Girl' quickly reminded of own network's history with racists & criminals. rt.com In a case of the pot calling the kettle black, Oliver Darcy fumed at Fox News describing Kaitlin Bennet as a "gun rights activist" after her tumultuous visit to a college campus. Twitter was quick to remind him of CNN's own sins.

RT (2020-02-19). 'Impeached president says what?' Bloomberg hits back at Trump 'Mini Mike the pathetic debater' jibe. rt.com US President Donald Trump has lashed out at billionaire Democratic candidate Mike Bloomberg (again), this time calling him a "pathetic debater" with no respect for American farmers. Bloomberg hit back with some snark of his own. | Tweeting on Wednesday, Trump asked whether the "corrupt" Bloomberg News channel would admit that its owner "Mini Mike" was a pathetic debater. The tweet came ahead of the upcoming Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas — the first in which Bloomberg will take part. Trump previously bestowed the nickname 'Mini Mike' on the former New York mayor in reference to his short stat…

Staff (2020-02-19). Latinx Group Mijente Backs Bernie Sanders in First-Ever Presidential Endorsement. democracynow.org In its first-ever presidential endorsement, the Latinx and Chicanx organization Mijente endorsed Bernie Sanders on Tuesday ahead of the Nevada caucuses. The group tweeted its decision, saying, "We know that in 2020, Trump's potential re-election is a life-or-death threat for us, for our people, and for our planet. This moment demands a historic mobilization. That's why Mijente is uniting with the movement to elect @BernieSanders." A video accompanied the announcement. After the contests in Iowa and New Hampshire, where the electorate is overwhelmingly white, Nevada is the first election with a diverse population.

pip.hinman (2020-02-19). Bylong steps up fight against coal mine after IPC bails. greenleft.org.au

Staff (2020-02-14). Headlines for February 14, 2020. democracynow.org Senate Passes Resolution Limiting Trump's War Powers Authority, Attorney General William Barr Criticizes Trump's Tweets, Bloomberg Criticized for Falsely Blaming 2008 Crisis on End of Redlining, Top Wall Street Executives on Biden Guest List for Manhattan Fundraiser, Ex-Ohio State Wrestler Says Rep. Jim Jordan Begged Him to Cover Up Sexual Abuse, Last Month Was Hottest January on Record, Indigenous Anti-Pipeline Blockades Cripple Canada's Rail Transportation, Intercept: Canadian Fossil Fuel Company "Bought" Oregon Sheriff Department Unit, Judge Temporarily Blocks Microsoft-Pentagon Contract After Amazon Lawsuit,…

2020-02-22: Social Media Postees

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Corbyn's latest video has got people asking 'Where's Johnson?'
Steve Topple | thecanary.co | 2020-02-22
As Storm Ellen prepared to batter the UK, Jeremy Corbyn took to Twitter wondering where Boris Johnson was. And it seems some people have a better idea of the PM's location than others. | Weather chaos: | As The Canary reported, parts of the country are braced for yet more flooding. On Saturday morning, the Environment Agency had…
thecanary.co/trending/2020/02/22/corbyns-latest-video-has-got-people-asking-wheres-johnson/

Study Suggests Twitter Bots Amplified Climate Denial Messages
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-02-22
Editor's note: This article originally appeared on Common Dreams. A new analysis of 6.5 million tweets from the days before and after U.S. President Donald Trump announced his intention to ditch the Paris agreement in June 2017 suggests that automated Twitter bots are substantially contributing to the spread of online misinformation about the climate crisis. Brown University …
truthdig.com/articles/study-suggests-twitter-bots-amplified-climate-denial-messages/

Just-Released Bollywood Films About Gay Love and Horror Leaked Online
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-22
New Delhi (Sputnik): Bollywood is currently experimenting with new themes; two recent releases, the homosexual drama "Shubh Mangal Zyada Savdhaan", starring Ayushmann Khurrana, and the horror film "Bhoot: Part One the Haunted Ship", starring Vicky Kaushal, are good examples.
sputniknews.com/viral/202002221078378347-just-released-bollywood-films-about-gay-love-and-horror-leaked-online/

Love at First Sight: Cute Little Golden Retriever Puppy Bonds With Its Owner
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-22
Knox is 'knox your average golden retriever' on Instagram, and although he's just five months old, the Central Florida native has already stolen hearts on social media.
sputniknews.com/videoclub/202002221078377234-love-at-first-sight-cute-little-golden-retriever-puppy-bonds-with-its-owner/

'Hoax!' Trump hits back at latest claims that Russia will 'aid' his 2020 campaign
rt.com | 2020-02-21
US President Donald Trump has slammed the recently reported (but unsubstantiated) claims that Russia will interfere to help him win the 2020 presidential election, saying the rumors are just "another misinformation campaign." | The New York Times and other media reported on Thursday that Moscow is "aiding" Trump in the upcoming election, citing only anonymous intelligence officials. | Cable networks like MSNBC and CNN instantly amplified the unverified claims, setting in motion another round of 'Russiagate' conspiracy theorizing, almost eleven months after the two-year-long Mueller investigation found no evide…
rt.com/usa/481415-trump-tweet-russia-2020/

Zombie collusion? Clinton pounces on latest 'Russian meddling' report to rally the troops, because it worked so well in 2016
rt.com | 2020-02-21
Hillary Clinton has seized upon the latest claim that Russia is 'interfering' in the 2020 election to renew her assault on US President Donald Trump, while a lack of evidence casts even the vague report into doubt. | Clinton crowed an 'I told you so' in response to an NBC reporter's tweet suggesting Trump had desperately wanted to keep the latest installment in the never-ending 'Russian meddling' soap opera under wraps. Accusing the president of "taking Russian help for himself," she exhorted her followers to keep "Putin's Puppet" from securing a second term. | Putin's Puppet is at it again, taking Russian hel…
rt.com/usa/481429-clinton-russian-collusion-trump-odni/

WATCH private jet make fiery belly-landing at Daytona Beach airport in Florida
rt.com | 2020-02-21
A dramatic crash-landing of a twin-engine jet with two people on board at Daytona Beach International Airport has been captured in chilling footage that shows the small plane skidding down the runway engulfed in flames. | A fiery video of a Cessna Citation Mustang performing a landing without its gear in a tornado of sparks and flames was shared on Facebook by Yelvington Jet Aviation. Smoke was seen rising from the aircraft as it came to a halt on the tarmac and firefighters rushed to extinguish the blaze. |

| The exact cause of the incident that took place on Thursday afternoon remains uncle…
rt.com/usa/481333-daytona-beach-crash-landing/

Study Suggests Twitter Bots Have 'Substantial Impact' on Spreading Climate Misinformation
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-02-21
A new analysis of 6.5 million tweets from the days before and after U.S. President Donald Trump announced his intention to ditch the Paris agreement in June 2017 suggests that automated Twitter bots are substantially contributing to the spread of online misinformation about the climate crisis. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/twitter_trump.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2020/02/21/study-suggests-twitter-bots-have-substantial-impact-spreading-climate-misinformation?cd-origin=rss

In the Midst of Infighting, Anti-LGBTQ Church Network's Website and Social Media Disappear
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2020-02-21
The New Independent Fundamental Baptist network, most prominently associated with anti-LGBTQ pastor Steven Anderson, appears to be in turmoil as infighting again erupts, this time between Anderson and fellow pastors in the network.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/02/21/midst-infighting-anti-lgbtq-church-networks-website-and-social-media-disappear

New push on cyber 'security' laws
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-02-21
civil liberties Viv MileyIssue 1254 Australia privacy Bill of RightsFebruary 21, 2020Worried about online privacy? You should be. Not only are social media corporations spying on you, thanks to Australia's dra…
greenleft.org.au/content/new-push-cyber-security-laws

'This should go well': Trolling and worry as Twitter reveals plan to flag 'lies & misinformation'
rt.com | 2020-02-20
Twitter is experimenting with features that will supposedly help identify tweets containing lies with community help, but the social media giant's track record of bias and questionable banning standards has users concerned. | Tweets that spread "lies" or "misinformation" will be highlighted for users with a bright-colored warning that is nearly the same size as the offending post, according to a report from NBC News. The chang…
rt.com/usa/481322-twitter-tool-misleading-information/

Deepfakes for me, but not for thee? Bloomberg campaign releases altered video of lackluster debate performance
rt.com | 2020-02-20
Billionaire Democratic candidate Michael Bloomberg has released a doctored video showing his rivals struck dumb by his brilliance after a widely-panned debate performance. So much for social media's war on fake videos… | The clip shows a smug Bloomberg challenging the other candidates to match his business acumen. "I'm the only one here I think that's ever started a business. Is that fair?" he asks in the clip, posted to Twitter on Thursday. As the camera cuts from one dumbstruck face to another for 20 uncomfortable seconds, the sound of crickets underscores his rivals' utter failure to muster any challenge…
rt.com/usa/481321-bloomberg-deepfake-business-democratic-debate/

CNN reporter triggered by Fox interviewing InfoWars' 'Gun Girl' quickly reminded of own network's history with racists & criminals
rt.com | 2020-02-19
In a case of the pot calling the kettle black, Oliver Darcy fumed at Fox News describing Kaitlin Bennet as a "gun rights activist" after her tumultuous visit to a college campus. Twitter was quick to remind him of CNN's own sins. | …
rt.com/usa/481244-cnn-fox-kaitlin-bennett-ohio/

'Impeached president says what?' Bloomberg hits back at Trump 'Mini Mike the pathetic debater' jibe
rt.com | 2020-02-19
US President Donald Trump has lashed out at billionaire Democratic candidate Mike Bloomberg (again), this time calling him a "pathetic debater" with no respect for American farmers. Bloomberg hit back with some snark of his own. | Tweeting on Wednesday, Trump asked whether the "corrupt" Bloomberg News channel would admit that its owner "Mini Mike" was a pathetic debater. The tweet came ahead of the upcoming Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas

Latinx Group Mijente Backs Bernie Sanders in First-Ever Presidential Endorsement
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-02-19
In its first-ever presidential endorsement, the Latinx and Chicanx organization Mijente endorsed Bernie Sanders on Tuesday ahead of the Nevada caucuses. The group tweeted its decision, saying, "We know that in 2020, Trump's potential re-election is a life-or-death threat for us, for our people, and for our planet. This moment demands a historic mobilization. That's why Mijente is uniting with the movement to elect @BernieSanders." A video accompanied the announcement. After the contests in Iowa and New Hampshire, where the electorate is overwhelmingly white, Nevada is the first election with a diverse population.
www.democracynow.org/2020/2/19/latinx_groups_back_bernie_sanders