2020-02-10: Social Media Postees

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Facebook Ads Should Face the Same Libel Law as Media Outlets
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-02-10
Will Facebook run ads calling Donald Trump a "money launderer?" This is an interesting question to consider. If an individual or group proposed to run television or newspaper ads describing Trump as a money launderer, the outlet would almost certainly refuse to take it. In spite of the strong probability that the charge is true, these outlets would be afraid of a major lawsuit from Trump. Facebook has no such concerns, and that is a big problem. | Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has made a big point…

Erupting Piton de la Fournaise volcano pours molten lava across Reunion island (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
rt.com | 2020-02-10
A volcano on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion is spewing red hot lava into the surrounding countryside and sending plumes of smoke into the air. | Dramatic footage filmed from a helicopter has captured the molten rock pouring out of the Piton de la Fournaise volcano and stretching across the striking landscape as smoke fills the air. | www.facebook.com/ObsVolcanoPitonFournaise/photos/pcb.2584550771789561/2584550405122931/?type=3&theater | The squat volcano is one of the most active in the world, periodically erupting for long stretches of time. The current eruption began all the way back in October 2…

BBC journalist sparks anger online after 'populist' jibe in wake of historic success for Sinn Fein in Irish elections
rt.com | 2020-02-10
World-renowned BBC Foreign correspondent John Simpson has triggered Twitter after claiming voters had "succumbed to populism" in the Irish general election, that saw left-wing nationalist party Sinn Fein make historic gains. | Simpson

BBC journalist sparks anger online after 'populist' jibe in wake of historic success for Sinn Féin in Irish elections
rt.com | 2020-02-10
World-renowned BBC foreign correspondent John Simpson has triggered Twitter after claiming voters had "succumbed to populism" in Ireland's general election after left-wing nationalist party Sinn Féin made historic gains. | Simpson

Joe Biden jokingly calls a voter 'a liar', but his poll ratings show he has nothing to laugh about
Peadar O'Cearnaigh | thecanary.co | 2020-02-10
At a Democrat primary event in New Hampshire on 9 February, a young student asked former US vice president Joe Biden why voters should believe he could win the national election. But instead of giving her a straight answer, Biden called her a "lying dog-faced pony soldier". So his response left a lot of people in the room and online quite puzzled: | t.co/yTfLtvvFBP pic.twitter.com/u8EsmYP1Xr |

Ah yes, the 'hackers': Kids' apparent Xbox Live splurge excuse goes viral online
rt.com | 2020-02-10
A mother was forced to chase tech giant Microsoft for 11 months after her sons' Xbox Live account was hacked and the fraudster made off with almost £240 ($310) of FIFA gaming points. Not everyone online was convinced by the tale. | …

Lasagna, Crab Sebastian, Toilet Brush? Netizens Guess Who Kristen Wiig Was Dressed as at the Oscars
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-10
It's the most prestigious film award in the world so if you are attending it, let alone presenting an award or are nominated, you must, you simply must look gorgeous. It can be a typical tuxedo and a evening dress or one may go with something extravagant. If you choose the second option, the main rule is don't overdo it!

Stealing Oscar for J-Lo? Backstage Fuss at Academy Awards Turns Into Meme
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-10
Whether it was award-winning director Martin Scorsese dozing off during Eminem's performance or Kristen Wiig's "crab-like" dress, the historic success of the Korean hit movie Parasite or Brad Pitt's acceptance speech

Tottenham Star Dele Alli Apologises For Mocking Asians Over Coronavirus – Video
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-10
In the meantime, at least 25 countries across the globe have confirmed cases of the virus, with over 900 people succumbing to the coronavirus, while over 40,000 people have been infected in China.

Bats are not part of Chinese cuisine, says defiant official as coronavirus deaths increase
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-10
Dozens of videos and photos purporting to show Chinese people eating exotic animals have been circulating on social media platforms after the deadly coronavirus outbreak, which is believed to have originated in Wuhan wet markets, claimed hundreds of lives, surpassing the number of fatalities in the 2002-2003 SARS epidemic.One of the viral videos that shows a Chinese woman, supposedly in Wuhan, eating a whole bat at a restaurant was disseminated widely on social media platforms, stirring prejudices against Chinese eating habits as bats are considered as a possible origin of the new virus.The virus is said to have…

MSNBC Host Skewered for Ludicrous Remarks on Sanders's Democratic Socialism
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-02-09
MSNBC host Chris Matthews drew rebukes on social media Friday night after suggesting that as a Democratic Socialist, Sen. Bernie Sanders could lead a dictatorship in which establishment political figures would be "executed," should he win the presidency. | Following the Democratic primary debate, Matthews joined other MSNBC commentators including Joy Reid and Chris Hayes in a panel discussion in which Matthews expressed concerns about Sanders's democratic socialist ideals, which he claimed the…

Evo Morales Calls for National Reconciliation in Bolivia
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-09
The leader of the Movement to Socialism (MAS) in Bolivia, Evo Morales, called for Bolivians on Saturday to preserve peace and prevent violence in the Andean country. | RELATED: | Bolivia's Coup-Born Regime Arrests Socialist Lawmaker Torrico | "The existence of paramilitary or shock groups that attempt prevent the integrity of Bolivians should not be tolerated," Morales wrote from his Twitter account. | The legitimate president of Bolivia pointed out that in the midst of the dif…

Second shooting in Bronx: NYPD cop shot as gunman opens fire in precinct hours after 'assassination attempt' on patrol car
rt.com | 2020-02-09
A New York police officer has been shot in the arm at a precinct building and a suspect has been taken into custody, just hours after an unknown assailant opened fire on a marked patrol vehicle. | Shots were fired at the NYPD 41st Precinct building in the city's Bronx borough early on Sunday. The force has confirmed that a female lieutenant at a desk was wounded in the arm and the attacker was apprehended by her colleagues. | FOOTAGE: Allegedly the shooting of the NYPD Lieutenant this morning inside the 41 Precinct in the Bronx pic.twitter.com/cmO6Bs51Zy– NYC Scanner…

At the Unist'ot'en Outpost, a Tightknit Group Readies for Police
Amanda Follett Hosgood | commondreams.org | 2020-02-09
Extinction Rebellion Ottawa marched through the city Friday in support of the Wet'suwet'en Nation in British Columbia. (Photo: @XROttawa/Twitter) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/screen_shot_2020-02-09_at_3.18.02_pm.jpg

Coronavirus death toll tops 900 as China's envoy to US dismisses 'absolutely crazy' bioweapon rumors
rt.com | 2020-02-09
As the death toll from the novel coronavirus outbreak soared to over 900 people worldwide, the Chinese ambassador to the US has cautioned against fueling panic and spreading dangerous rumors about the virus' unknown origins. | With China's Hubei Province, the epicenter of the lethal viral outbreak, reporting 91 deaths and some 2,618 additional cases of infection throughout Sunday

El Salvador President Threatens Parliament to Obtain $109m Loan
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-08
El Salvador might face a constitutional crisis under President Nayib Bukele, as the head of state has threatened Parliament if lawmakers don't gather Sunday for an extraordinary session in order to approve a US$109 million loan. | RELATED: | 138 Deported From US to El Salvador Killed Since 2013: HRW | "They are constitutionally required to attend the extraordinary session," Bukele tweeted Friday citing article 167 of the Constitution, which can be used by the executive to call for a…

'Friday night massacre': Sondland follows Vindmans as Trump cleans house of 'traitors/heroes' following failed impeachment
rt.com | 2020-02-08
The recall of US ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland seems to indicate that President Donald Trump is dismissing from service the officials who testified against him in the abortive impeachment proceedings. | "I was advised that the president intends to recall me effective immediately," Sondland said in a statement on Friday evening, adding he was grateful to Trump for the opportunity to head the US mission in Brussels. | Wow

'Unhinged': MSNBC host Chris Matthews goes on bizarre rant about mass executions & 'the Reds' while discussing Bernie Sanders
rt.com | 2020-02-08
MSNBC host Chris Matthews is facing backlash on social media after he launched into a heated rant about socialism and appeared to suggest a Bernie Sanders presidency could somehow lead to mass executions in the streets. | During a post-debate special Friday evening, Matthews said his personal views on socialism go back "to the early 1950s" before drawing comparisons between Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and former leader of Cuba Fidel Castro. | "I believe if Castro and the Reds had won the Cold War there would have been executions in Central Park and I might have been one of the ones getting…

Chris Matthews Slammed for Spreading Misinformation About Sanders' Democratic Socialist Agenda on Post-Debate Panel
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-02-08
MSNBC host Chris Matthews drew rebukes on social media Friday night after suggesting that as a Democratic Socialist, Sen. Bernie Sanders could lead a dictatorship in which establishment political figures would be "executed," should he win the presidency. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/screen_shot_2020-02-08_at_10.28.50_am.jpg

Laurie Garrett: World Can't Let Racist Attitudes Impact Handling of Coronavirus Outbreak
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-02-07
The Chinese doctor who warned the government about a possible coronavirus outbreak has died after contracting the virus while working at Wuhan Central Hospital. Thirty-four-year-old ophthalmologist Li Wenliang warned his fellow medical workers about coronavirus on December 30. He was then investigated by police and accused of "making false comments." His death has sparked a wave of anger and outrage in China, where the hashtag "We want freedom of speech" went viral on Chinese social media site Weibo this week. The death toll from the coronavirus has now topped 630 people in China, with more than 31,000 confirmed…

'Must have studied theology at Trump University': Donald Jr. schooled after trying for Pelosi diss with Bible reference
rt.com | 2020-02-06
Donald Trump Jr. got an unexpected Bible lesson when going after Nancy Pelosi with a Satan reference and learned that he didn't know the holy text well enough. | Don Jr. has plenty of reasons to insult Pelosi, but his latest diss didn't really hit the mark. | "Likelihood of Nancy Pelosi praying for Trump is about the same as the likelihood of Satan running around quoting the Scriptures," Trump Jr. tweeted in response to a video of his father at the National Prayer Breakfast criticizing people who "use their faith as justification for doing what they know is wrong." | Likelihood of Nancy Pelosi praying for Trum…

US government censorship? Social media giants disappear accounts of Iranian and Venezuelan academics, journalists
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2020-01-30
Red Lines host Anya Parampil talks with Professor Mohammad Marandi of the University of Tehran. Professor Marandi's Facebook and Instagram…