2020-05-06: Social Media Postees

Please be social by posting these 'POSTEES' on social media! (Copy the text of the postee below, then paste it on social media and the story images will also appear.)

Facebook Deletes Accounts of Palestinian Activists and Journalists
The Palestinian Information Center | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-06
Facebook on Monday evening removed dozens of accounts run by Palestinian activists and journalists without prior notice. | Some accounts were deleted for no reason and other users were informed they "violated the site's policies". | Sada Social Center on Tuesday said …

Venezuela denuncia serie de acciones de EE.UU y Colombia
Prensa Latina | peoplesworld.org | 2020-05-05
CARACAS, 5 may (Prensa Latina) El Ministerio Público denunció hoy que el intento de invasión del pasado domingo a Venezuela forma parte de una serie de acciones preparadas y financiadas por Colombia y Estados Unidos para derrocar al presidente Nicolás Maduro. En la cuenta oficial de esa institución, en la red social Twitter, se anuncian …

Trump's Threat to Iran Has a Hollow, Angsty Ring
M. K. Bhadrakumar | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-05
A tweet by the U.S. President Donald Trump on April 22 said, "I have instructed the United States Navy to shoot down and destroy any and all Iranian gunboats if they harass our ships at sea." Trump seems to be talking the language of war while indulging in politics by other means. Like his ban…

Propaganda: Automated bots defending the government
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-05-05
If you've ever wondered whether social media is just a vast network of automated bots interacting with other bots, congratulations, your worldview may be dystopian, but it's not exactly wrong. In fact, if anything you're way ahead of what most people believe. Exactly two years ago a study determined that on Twitter, at least, two-thirds …

Trump "Ragetweets" Over Conservative Group's Political Ad Against Him
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-05-05
A new political ad from a conservative group that has pledged to oppose President Donald Trump's reelection campaign has caused the commander-in-chief to lash out on social media against it. | The ad is produced by The Lincoln Project, a group of four conservative political strategists and consultants, including George Conway, husband to Trump's White House adviser Kellyanne Conway. | The ad, titled "Mourning in America," bor…

Nurses who raised concerns about lack of PPE targeted by online trolls
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-05-05
We recently published an article about automated bots spewing out thousands of messages on social media defending the government and their failures throughout the COVID-10 crisis. Below is a piece published on April 29th in the 'Nursing Standard'. We have not edited a word. The reason for bringing this to your attention is that the …

Technofascism: The Censorship of David Icke is Digital Book Burning in a Totalitarian Age
John Whitehead | mintpressnews.com | 2020-05-05
CHARLOTTESVILLE ( Rutherford) —-We are fast becoming a nation–nay, a world–of book burners.While on paper, we are technically free to speak–at least according to the U.S. Constitution–in reality, however, we are only as free to speak as the government and its corporate partners such as Facebook, Google or YouTube may allow. | That's not a whole lot of freedom. Especially if you're inclined to voice opinions that may be construed as conspiratorial or dangerous. | Take David Icke, for example. | Icke, a popular c…

Planetize the Movement!
Valentine Moghadam | commondreams.org | 2020-05-05
We should take the best from the past—planning, coordinating, internationalism, and action—and move forward with a common agenda for systemic transformation. (Photo: Twitter via TeleSUR) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/awip_2_0.jpg

Facebook Is Go-To Platform For Organizing Protests Against Social Distancing
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2020-05-04
As COVID-19 continues to pose a lethal threat worldwide, fringe, right-wing activists are using Facebook to mobilize protests of stay-at-home orders in several states.

'Open up a long overdue Florida Cold Case': Trump sparks war of words with MSNBC host over intern's death
rt.com | 2020-05-04
Donald Trump took some serious shots at MSNBC's Joe Scarborough by insinuating his involvement in the years-old death of a young intern in Florida, with the morning show host responding angrily to the suggestion. | "'Concast' should open up a long overdue Florida Cold Case against Psycho Joe Scarborough," the US president tweeted on Monday, referring to Comcast, the company that owns Scarborough's employer. | Trump continued by knocking Scarborough's co-host Mika Brzezinski, and claiming their show, 'Morning Joe,' suffers "bad ratings." The president finished his outburst with the hashtag #OPENJOECOLDCASE. | "

Big Pharma Beware: Dr. Montagnier Shines New Light on COVID-19 and The Future of Medicine
Matthew J. L. Ehret | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-05-02
This April 16th, Dr. Luc Montagnier became a household name around the world. This occurred as the controversial virologist decided to publicly state his support for the theory that Covid-19 is indeed a laboratory-generated creation and not a naturally occurring effect of viral evolution. Referring to a study published at the Kusama School of Biology …

Groundhog Day: Juan Guaidó Is Trying to Overthrow the Venezuelan Government Again
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-05-01
Exactly one year since his audacious coup attempt failed spectacularly, self-declared Venezuelan president Juan Guaidó is once again trying to overthrow the government of Nicolas Maduro. "Today I speak to the patriotic soldiers of our Armed Forces who rebelled against hunger and destruction and sided with the constitution," he announced on social media last night,…

Oath Keepers Chaplain Quits Over Leader's COVID Response
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2020-04-23
Chuck Baldwin, who has served as the national chaplain of the antigovernment Oath Keepers since 2013, announced his resignation early Tuesday morning on Facebook.

Hate Groups and Racist Pundits Spew COVID-19 Misinformation on Social Media Despite Companies' Pledges to Combat It
Hannah Gais | splcenter.org | 2020-04-16
Hate groups and racist pundits have pushed misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic on mainstream social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube throughout the crisis, despite companies pledging to fight fake news about the virus.

Sssnack! Drunk Man Returning from Liquor Store Bites Snake into Pieces in India – Video
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-06
New Delhi (Sputnik): From people defying social distancing to inebriated men indulging in fights or dancing in the streets, strange videos have flooded India's social media since the government prohibits the reopening of standalone alcohol stores for the first time since the lockdown was imposed on 24 March.

Fireball Lights Up the Skies Over Spain – Video
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-06
Meteors or meteoroids are broken particles of asteroids or comets orbiting the sun. They burn up while entering the Earth's atmosphere, creating the effect of a "shooting star".

Indian man fired for Islamophobic tweet in Canada
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-06
An Indian man has lost his role as school council chair and his job at a real estate company in Ontario, Canada, over an Islamophobic tweet he posted last week.Ravi Hooda protested Brampton city's decision to extend noise bylaw exceptions to mosques and tweeted: "What's next? Separate lanes for camel goat riders?"In the tweet from his now private account, he went on to disparage the Islamic ritual of animal sacrifice and the practice of Muslim women wearing burqa, a body-length covering, or headscarves.Hooda insinuated that Canadian officials were only tolerant towards these Muslim practices to "appease" the comm…

Pakistan rejects India's infiltration allegations
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-06
Pakistan on Wednesday rejected fresh infiltration allegations by India following the killing of five army troops in a militant attack in Indian-administered Kashmir last week.Terming the allegations "baseless", Prime Minister Imran Khan accused New Delhi of trying to find a pretext for a false flag operation targeting his country."I have been warning the world about India's continuing efforts to find a pretext for a false flag operation targeting Pakistan. Latest baseless allegations by India of infiltration across LoC [Line of Control] are a continuation of this dangerous agenda,", Khan said in a series of tweet…