2019-10-04: Social Media Postees

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Robot Trolls on Amazon: How Fake Reviews Could Undermine Progressive Politics
T.J. Coles | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-04
Every big personality or corporation uses algorithmic robots ("bots") to boost themselves and their products. Until recently, US President Donald Trump had a Twitter following of around 59 million. But nearly half of those "followers" were fake, spam, and/or dormant accounts. Twitter's purge of "Trump supporters" was actually a purge of fake accounts. (The real…

The Battles Now
Joseph Natoli | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-04
"Now we are engaged…." — Lincoln, Gettysburg Address One real battle we are in now — human caused global warming — is a battle we realized very belatedly we are in. The other — the political one — is, in a President Trump retweet, heading toward "a Civil War like fracture in this nation" and…

Ilhan Omar Says Her Intersectionality "Terrifies" Donald Trump
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-03
The United States congresswoman Ilhan Omar said Wednesday that her "intersectionality" of identities of being an immigrant Muslim woman terrifies U.S. President Donald Trump. | RELATED: | #IStandWithIlhan Goes Viral After 'Send Her Back' Chants at Trump Rally | During the late-night show, "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee", Omar was asked why she thinks Trump focuses more on her than other Democrats. | "I think he is terrified by any women who are practic…

'Keep up the great work': Trump jabs at Greta Thunberg in Twitter proxy battle
rt.com | 2019-10-03
US President Donald Trump has taken another swipe at Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, retweeting a pro-MAGA account mocking the teenage eco-campaigner. | Thunberg's impassioned speech to world leaders at last week's UN Climate Action Summit established her as the world's leading spokesperson against climate change. But not everyone agrees with her apocalyptic message and lack of clear-cut suggestions for change. | Among the critics is Trump and some of his voters. On Thursday, the president held off directly attacking Thunberg but retweeted a post from one of his supporters calling the climate crusader…

Most Americans think social media has too much control over news, according to poll mainstream media quietly ignored
rt.com | 2019-10-03
Some 62 percent of Americans believe social media exerts too much control over what news people see, and most think online platforms treat some news outlets differently than others for the wrong reasons, a new poll shows. | Not only do social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter distort the mix of news that reaches their users, but their actions result in a worse mix, according to 55 percent of Americans responding to a Pew Research poll published this week. Just 15 percent believe the platforms' meddling results in a better mix. | üö®NEW REPORTüö®: Americans Ar…

Twitter pulls 'look at this photograph' meme after Trump supporters snap it up
rt.com | 2019-10-03
Twitter has yanked a clip featuring a photo of Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden, his son Hunter, and a Ukrainian gas exec set to a Nickelback song after the meme was tweeted by US President Donald Trump and went viral. | The platform cited copyright in its decision to remove the video, which opens with Biden denying he had ever spoken to Hunter about his "overseas business dealings," then segues through just a few seconds of the Nickelback video before zeroing in on a framed photo of the two Bidens with a "Ukrainian gas exec" and unidentified fourth man. Hearts appear drawn around their faces. | LOOK AT THIS P…

Homeless LA 'subway soprano' offered a record deal after video of her angelic singing goes viral
rt.com | 2019-10-03
Emily Zamourka, a homeless Russian singer who has become an overnight internet sensation, has been offered a record deal by a Grammy-nominated music producer, signaling a reversal of fortunes for the destitute virtuoso. | Zamourka has been living on the streets of Los Angeles after falling on hard times, but a viral video of her singing Puccini in the subway has led to an outpouring of support, donations and job offers. | According to TMZ, Zamourka caught the attention of Joel Diamond, who has worked with the likes of David Hasselhoff and famed singer Engelbert Humperdinck. The producer hopes to create a "huge…

'For futur of you're famly': FBI seeks to recruit 'Russian spies' with hilariously inept Facebook ad
rt.com | 2019-10-03
The FBI has sought to recruit "Russian spies" in Washington, DC through a series of Facebook ads — suggesting a degree of desperation when it comes to counter-intelligence assets, but also a serious lack of copy editing talent. | "The FBI obtains the best intelligence to combat threats through information provided by the public. If you have information that can help the FBI, visit us," the three ads launched on September 11 urge in English. They are accompanied by stock photos with trite captions in Russian. | "Time to build Bridges," says one, over a drawing of a man crossing a bridge. | "Isn't it time…

Snowden rips MSM & US politicians for hypocrisy in 'supporting whistleblowers'
rt.com | 2019-10-03
Surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden took a shot at US politicians, and the media outlets covering them, for failing to consistently support those who come forward with claims of official corruption or wrongdoing. | The famed ex-National Security Agency analyst sent out the criticism in a tweet on Wednesday, arguing that a deluge of recent statements from lawmakers on the virtues of whistleblowing rang hollow in the face of their poor records on the issue. He singled out the ongoing legal case of analyst-turned-leaker Daniel Hale. | "Unbelievable that in a moment where politicians are making daily media s…

Militia Movement Rhetoric Elevated to National Level
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-10-03
A weekend tweet by President Donald Trump mirrors the language of a militia movement that has been calling for civil war for at least three years and gives extremist groups a powerful seal of approval.

NYT Perp Walks a Bronx Neighborhood
Josmar Trujillo | fair.org | 2019-10-02
"Sources" gave NY1 reporter Dean Meminger (Twitter, 9/29/19) an entirely inaccurate account of a NYPD "friendly fire" incident. | Two people died in a hail of bullets last weekend in the Bronx. One, a plainclothes New York City police officer, Brian Mulkeen; the other, Antonio Williams, accused of wrestling with the cop and possessing a weapon. It turned out to be the second case this year of a fatal so-called "friendly fire" incident, but the New York Times took its cue from law enforcement officials in shaping the early narrative around…

7 killed after WWII-era plane crashes at Connecticut airport, sparking huge fire (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
rt.com | 2019-10-02
Seven people were killed in a crash involving a WWII-era aircraft at Bradley Airport, Connecticut. The plane caught fire while attempting to land. | Thirteen people were on board at the time of the crash, and one of the casualties was a civilian on the ground, officials told the media. The number of casualties was initially withheld by officials, but police put out the figure later on Wednesday evening. | The FAA said the plane was a civilian-registered B17. | The airport tweeted confirmation of the crash, and said it has been closed as "we have an active fire and rescue operation underway." Air traffic is bei…

Black Dean of Students Jamie Riley fired in Alabama for telling the truth
Rob Dunn | liberationnews.org | 2019-10-02
Riley fired for tweets about racist foundations of US society.

Daniel McAdams: "The US Has Ceased Being a Republic and Has Become a National Security State"
American Herald Tribune | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-30
Daniel McAdams, the Executive Director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, is banned from Twitter.

Daniel McAdams: “The US Has Ceased Being a Republic and Has Become a National Security State”

Exposed: Twitter Executive in Charge of Middle East is British Army 'PsyOp' Officer
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-30
The senior Twitter executive with editorial responsibility for the Middle East is in the British Army's psychological warfare unit.

Exposed: Twitter Executive in Charge of Middle East is British Army 'PsyOp’ Officer

Over 2,000 Arrested in Egypt in Growing Protests Against Sisi, Trump's "Favorite Dictator"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-27
Demonstrations continued in Egypt Friday, with thousands taking to the streets to demand the resignation of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi over accusations of corruption. Nearly 2,000 people have been arrested over the past week amid protests in Cairo and other cities. The demonstrations were triggered by social media posts by a former army contractor accusing Sisi and other officials of misusing public money. Anti-government protests are rare in Egypt as they've been effectively banned since Sisi came to power following the 2013 overthrow of former President Mohamed Morsi and launched a widespread crackdown on d…

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