2020-02-15: Social Media Postees

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Tell Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook "Truth Matters" in Palo Alto
d. kattler | indybay.org | 2020-02-15
Overpass in Palo Alto at Oregon Expressway/Embarcadero Road | Access to the overcrossing from Sierra Court to the East of 101 and E. Bayshore Ave on the west side of 101.

Art of the deal? Trump boasts Facebook supremacy over Modi ahead of India visit to ink trade & weapons sales
rt.com | 2020-02-15
US President Donald Trump has claimed he is more popular than PM Narendra Modi on Facebook, ahead of his upcoming trip to India. A coy political maneuver or standard social media banter from the US leader? | The president announced on Twitter that it was a "great honor" to be "number one" on Facebook

'Revenge Highlights': Ivanka Trump Gets Roasted Online Over Her Hair
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-15
Commenting on Ivanka Trump's new hairstyle, many social media users argued that it appears somewhat outdated, arguing that it was popular a couple of decades ago but probably not today.

Peek-A-Boo! Hiding in a Shoe, Snake Gives a Big SSSS-Scare to a Woman in India
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-15
New Delhi (Sputnik): India hosts more than 270 species of snakes due to the tropical monsoon climate and it is even known for its snake charmers. One such snake had a little peek-a-boo moment with a woman in the Maloor district of the southern Indian state of Kerala.

'Happy Valentines': Wheel of Fortune's Use of 'Italian Sausage' Leaves Online Crowd in Stitches
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-15
While some netizens seemed rather amused with the puzzle's contents, others insisted that there was nothing funny about it.

Major anti-war groups join the Coalition to March on the DNC
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-02-14
Milwaukee, WI – As the July 13 start of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) draws closer, the Coalition to March on the DNC has risen to the occasion. Since the start of the new year, the coalition has seen tremendous gains. | Between leading a 2000-person demonstration against Donald Trump when he visited Milwaukee on January 14 and butting heads with the city while trying to host a press conference to announce a lawsuit for our right to protest, traffic to the Facebook page has increased dramatically, including numerous inquiries about how people can get more involved. | Perhaps the most significant indica…

Triggered liberal laments 'damage' done by 'South Park,' completely misses why it's the show this culture needs
rt.com | 2020-02-14
A string of tweets from writer Dana Schwartz slamming the "cultural damage" done by 'South Park' have gone viral, and now fans are defending the controversial show, saying it's exactly what today's bubble-wrapped culture needs. | Don't count 'She-Hulk' writer Dana Schwartz as a 'South Park' fan anytime soon. | "It seems impossible to overstate the cultural damage done by 'South Park,'" Schwartz tweeted this week. She continued by saying the show, which has aired 23 seasons since 1997, "portrayed earnestness as the only sin and taught that mockery is the ultimate inoculation against all criticism." | In retrosp…

On Bombing Cultural Heritage Sites, Drone Assassinations, and Spirituality
Prof. Valeria Z. Nollan | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-14
Pres. Donald Trump's threat to the Iranian government to bomb fifty-two designated cultural sites in that country was shocking and disturbing, for myriad reasons.[i] The specific number of fifty-two in his tweet of January 4, 2020 pointedly reminds us of …

Facebook now allows paid political messages that manage to exploit its ad loophole
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-02-14
Facebook has decided to allow a type of paid political message that had sidestepped many of the social network's rules governing political ads.The policy change comes days after billionaire US presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg exploited a loophole to run humorous messages promoting his campaign on the accounts of popular Instagram personalities followed by millions of younger people.The change involves what Facebook calls "branded content"

'Worst idea ever!' Plans for Greta mural on North Dakota bakery scrapped after community outcry & boycott threats on social media
rt.com | 2020-02-13
A planned mural featuring teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg in North Dakota has been tossed to the wind after news of the project stoked outrage among locals, who flooded social media with protests and threats to boycott. | The 7-foot mural was slated to be posted on an exterior wall of the Brick Oven Bakery in the city of Bismarck, however when local media outlet KFYR-TV brought the story to its Facebook page on Tuesday night, residents were immediately up in arms, with the post racking up over 1,000 comments…

'Actually dangerous': Samantha Bee's denunciation of PragerU shows liberals still don't get the allure of the forbidden
rt.com | 2020-02-13
Liberal comedian Samantha Bee has said she fears YouTube powerhouse PragerU is brainwashing kids by disguising right-wing propaganda as educational content

US Senate strikes symbolic blow against Trump by limiting war powers toward Iran with new resolution
rt.com | 2020-02-13
The US Senate has passed a resolution limiting President Donald Trump's war powers in the case of Iran. The measure would only allow the president authority to strike in the case of self-defense or an imminent attack. | Eight Republicans joined Democrats in voting for the measure, which was passed 55-45. The resolution fell short of the two-thirds majority needed to override a presidential veto, meaning this resolution is more symbolic than anything. | The president made his feelings on the War Powers Resolution clear on Wednesday when he tweeted that Iran would "have a field day" if his hands "were tied" due…

What about stopping endless wars? Trump urges GOP to vote down Iran war resolution because it's a partisan ploy by Democrats
rt.com | 2020-02-12
US President Donald Trump says the resolution that would block him from using force against Iran is a partisan trick by Democrats, even though he campaigned on a peace platform and some of his closest allies support the proposal. | "We are doing very well with Iran and this is not the time to show weakness," Trump tweeted on Wednesday, adding that Tehran would "have a field day" if his hands were tied. | "The Democrats are only doing this as an attempt to embarrass the Republican Party. Don't let it happen!" he urged the GOP majority. | ….If my hands were tied, Iran would have a field day. Sends a very bad s…

Former Goldman Sachs CEO says Sanders presidency would 'ruin our economy,' gets blasted on Twitter
rt.com | 2020-02-12
An ex-CEO of Goldman Sachs who helped cause the 2008 financial crisis has claimed Bernie Sanders would ruin the economy and "screw up the US" if elected president, prompting Twitter to remind him of the Great Recession. | Billionaire Lloyd Blankfein tweeted on Wednesday that Sanders is "just as polarizing as Trump AND he'll ruin [the American] economy and doesn't care about [the American] military," before adding: "If I'm Russian, I go with Sanders this time around." | If Dems go on to nominate Sanders, the Russians will have to reconsider who to work for to best screw up the US. Sanders is just as polarizing…

'Dirty streets and human waste?' Twitter not buying survey claiming San Francisco is 'healthiest' US city
rt.com | 2020-02-12
A new report names San Francisco, California the healthiest city in the United States, but the public seems skeptical, considering the endless coverage of the city's homeless crisis and unsanitary streets. | Though WalletHub is typically used to check credit scores, it turned its attention recently to grading cities in the United States based on how 'healthy' they are. According to their experts and number crunching, San Francisco came out on top. | This has come a…

Meet the Journalist Who Exposed Bloomberg's Racist Defense of Targeting Black & Brown Youth
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-02-12
"#BloombergIsRacist." That's the hashtag that's trending on Twitter since audio of remarks made by 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg surfaced earlier this week. In the clip from the 2015 Aspen Institute, Bloomberg is heard defending the New York City Police Department's controversial "stop-and-frisk" policies, saying, "Ninety-five percent of your murders and murderers and murdered victims fit one MO. You can just take the description, xerox it and pass it out to all the cops." He continues, "They are male minorities, 15 to 25. That's true in New York. It's true…

'Too polite'? Bette Midler says Dems must 'toughen up' in wake of car attack on GOP volunteers
rt.com | 2020-02-12
One of President Donald Trump's most vocal critics, actress and musician Bette Midler, thinks Democrats need to "toughen up" in their fight against the GOP, even after a Florida man was jailed for physically attacking Republicans. | During one of her anti-Trump tirades on Tuesday night

Making gaming open to everyone
Stuart Munckton | greenleft.org.au | 2020-02-09
games Yaji SpencerIssue 1253 gamersFebruary 9, 2020As our media continues to go further down the neoliberal alley, with the likes of US President Donald Trump's Twitter feed haunting our social lives, you'd be surprised to find a bastion of progressive values beginning to embed itself within an unlikely sector of the economy, the gaming industry…

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…