2020-05-14: Social Media Postees

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US sails guided-missile destroyer near Taiwan, a week before presidential inauguration
rt.com | 2020-05-14
The US Navy said on Thursday it had sailed a guided-missile destroyer through the sensitive Taiwan Strait, a week before Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen is inaugurated for a second term in office. | The US Pacific Fleet said in a statement on its Facebook page that the USS McCampbell had traversed the narrow strait that separates Taiwan from mainland China on Wednesday. Taiwan's defense ministry said the ship had sailed south on what it termed an "ordinary mission," Reuters reports. | In Beijing, Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said China "paid close attention" to the passage of the US ship. "We hope t…
rt.com/newsline/488618-us-missile-destroyer-taiwan/

US sails guided-missile destroyer near Taiwan, a week before presidential inauguration
rt.com | 2020-05-14
The US Navy said on Thursday it had sailed a guided-missile destroyer through the sensitive Taiwan Strait, a week before Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen's inauguration for a second term in office. | The US Pacific Fleet said in a statement on its Facebook page the USS McCampbell had transited the narrow strait that separates Taiwan from mainland China on Wednesday. Taiwan's defence ministry said the ship had sailed south on what it termed an "ordinary mission." | In Beijing, Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said China "paid close attention" to the passage of the US ship. "We hope the US side can appropriat…
rt.com/newsline/488618-us-missile-destroyer-taiwan/

British journo branded 'vile' after saying teachers should 'step up' & show 'same bravery' as health workers amid Covid-19 crisis
rt.com | 2020-05-14
British journalist Isabel Oakeshott has provoked a fiery backlash after claiming teachers must "step up" and show the "same bravery" as health workers by returning to school to educate kids as Covid-19 lockdown measures are eased. | Oakeshott

FM spox chides US claims on Iran's non-cooperation in fighting terrorism
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-14
TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA)

Depite delay, consignment of Iranian-made COVID-19 test kits sent to Turkey: Jahanpour
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-14
TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA)

Pandemic Policing Is Expanding the Use of Surveillance Technology
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-05-14
Last week's viral images of New York City Police Department (NYPD) officers handing out masks to crowds of white park-goers while violently attacking and arresting several Black and Latino residents for not properly distancing themselves has sparked widespread outrage. | A breakdown…
truthout.org/articles/pandemic-policing-is-expanding-the-use-of-surveillance-technology/

US: Twitter Announces Work-From-Home Strategy Extension
telesurenglish.net | 2020-05-13
Twitter chief executive officer Jack Dorsey announced on May 12 Company allowed employees to work indefinitely from home. | RELATED: | Russia Ready to Assist the US in the Taliban Peace Agreement | "We were uniquely positioned to respond quickly and allow folks to work from home given our emphasis on decentralization and supporting a distributed workforce capable of working from anywhere," Twitter representatives stated. | The social network administration was one of the first t…
telesurenglish.net/news/twitter-announces-home-working-strategy-extension–20200513-0012.html

'They will not silence us': Michigan activists undeterred after Facebook removes anti-lockdown group with 380,000 members
rt.com | 2020-05-13
Facebook has shuttered a popular group for Michiganders who oppose their governor's extreme lockdown measures, fueling debate about free speech during the coronavirus crisis. | 'Michiganders Against Excessive Quarantine' had more than 380,000 members, with media reports describing it as one of the largest anti-lockdown groups in the nation. It's not clear if Facebook has provided an explanation for the group's removal. Visiting the page gives the following message: "Sorry, this content isn't available right now." | Garrett Soldano of Mattawan, Michigan created Michiganders Against Excessive Quarantine in Apri…
rt.com/usa/488513-michigan-lockdown-group-removed-facebook/

Assange's extradition: September 7 set for resumption of delayed hearing, WikiLeaks says
rt.com | 2020-05-13
"A date of September 7 has been set for the resumption of Julian Assange's delayed extradition hearing," WikiLeaks tweeted on Wednesday. A court location has yet to be determined, it said. | A London court said on May 4 that the US extradition case against WikiLeaks founder Assange would resume in September. It had been postponed from later this month because of the coronavirus outbreak. | Assange is wanted by US authorities to stand trial for conspiring to hack government computers and espionage. The extradition case began in February for a week before being adjourned until May 18 for another three weeks of a…
rt.com/newsline/488530-assange-extradition-september-date/

#WearOrange for National Gun Violence Awareness Day 2020 (virtual)
MDAEFG | indybay.org | 2020-05-13
Social media…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/09/18832941.php

Chechen leader Kadyrov BANNED from Instagram AGAIN, loses account with 1.4 MILLION followers
rt.com | 2020-05-13
For many in the 21st century, losing social media access would be a devastating blow. However, for Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, it's just another day. For the third time in three years, Kadyrov has been banned from Instagram. | According to Instagram's owners, Facebook, the ban was in relation to US sanctions against the Chechen leader. | Since 2017, Kadyrov has been sanctioned by the United States under the terms of the Magnitsky Act. Signed by President Barack Obama in 2012, and later expanded in 2016, the Magnitsky Act enables the US government to sanction foreign government officials implicated in allege…
rt.com/russia/488533-kadyrov-banned-instagram-again/

Right-wing Facebook groups threaten to assassinate Michigan Governor Whitmer
wsws.org | 2020-05-13
Extreme right-wing members of private Facebook groups have made threats to assassinate the Michigan governor in response to her "stay home, stay safe" executive order.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/13/whit-m13.html

Reeling From Controversy, Facebook Launches Faceless Lobbying Group to Influence Congress, Regulators
commondreams.org | 2020-05-13
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commondreams.org/newswire/2020/05/13/reeling-controversy-facebook-launches-faceless-lobbying-group-influence-congress?cd-origin=rss

National Nurses Day: Not all heroes wear capes
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-05-13
Photo and article are courtesy of Mayo Clinic News Center andMayo Clinic Employee Facebook. Not all heroes wear capes. Some wear scrubs, protective equipment and step out in difficult times to be there for others. As COVID-19 continues to spread and people heed notices to socially distance themselves and hunker down in their homes, there …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/national-nurses-day-not-all-heroes-wear-capes/

Slack goes down GLOBALLY, crippling remote work amid Covid-19 pandemic
rt.com | 2020-05-13
The chat application and virtual workplace Slack has gone dark, experiencing a major outage worldwide as countless remote workers rushed to check their email inboxes and migrate to other platforms. | The outage was reported by Slack on Tuesday, noting it was investigating the cause of the glitch, though was unable to provide an estimate of when it might be resolved. | pic.twitter.com/SqAD3aOxoQ– Christine (@cabregoart) May 13, 2020 | So sorry for the trouble! We don't have an…
rt.com/news/488490-slack-down-global-outage/

Watch as Ellis Howard breaks down, then tears apart, Boris Johnson's "stay alert" announcement
Ellis Howard | thecanary.co | 2020-05-13
Watch more from Ellis, as well as other great Canary TV content, on our YouTube Channel. | By Ellis Howard…
thecanary.co/video/2020/05/13/watch-as-ellis-howard-breaks-down-then-tears-apart-boris-johnsons-stay-alert-announcement/

Watch as Ellis Howard breaks down, then tears apart, Boris Johnsons "stay alert" announcement
Ellis Howard | thecanary.co | 2020-05-13
Watch more from Ellis, as well as other great Canary TV content, on our YouTube Channel. | By Ellis Howard…
thecanary.co/video/2020/05/13/watch-as-ellis-howard-breaks-down-then-tears-apart-boris-johnsons-stay-alert-announcement/

Africa: COVID Crisis Could Lead to Increase in AIDS Deaths
telesurenglish.net | 2020-05-13
WHO and UNAIDS representatives warned on May 12 that an AIDS treatment could increase the total sum of HIV-related deaths by up to 500,000 in Africa. | RELATED: | Lebanon to Enter 4-Day Lockdown After Jump in COVID-19 Cases | According to the UNAIDS modeling group preclusion, the COVID-19 crisis could cause antiretroviral drug scarcity and treatment to cease if African HIV patients are not prioritized during the COVID spread. UN and WHO forecasts show a possible half million peo…
telesurenglish.net/news/africa-covid-sanitary-crisis-could-lead-to-hiv-death-increase-20200513-0002.html

Break or retirement? Russia's 'Angelina Jolie' of curling Anastasia Bryzgalova puts competitive career on hold
rt.com | 2020-05-13
Russian curling stunner Anastasia Bryzgalova who became a viral hit during the 2018 PyeongChang Games, drawing comparisons with Angelina Jolie, has put her competitive career on ice. | The 27-year-old curling star who is taking a break from competitions will focus on training mixed-double duets serving as a second team coach in the Russian national team. | READ MORE: Bryzgalova or Jolie? Hottest Russian curler takes up role of Tomb Raider (PHOTOS) | "I wanted to take a break right after the Winter O…
rt.com/sport/488576-curling-anastasia-bryzgalova-career-break/

Bolivia Police Repress Protesters That Can't Afford Lockdown
telesurenglish.net | 2020-05-12
Hundreds of people were violently repressed by security forces Monday in the Bolivian K'ara K'ara community located in Cochabamba city, as they took to the streets to demand that the de facto government eases the COVID-19 lockdown as they cannot afford it anymore. | RELATED: | Bolivia: Citizens Protest Against De Facto Government | Videos circulating on social media showed demonstrators fiercely attacked by the police and army who did not hesitate to use tear gas and rubber bullets, inj…
telesurenglish.net/news/Hunger-Protests-in-Bolivia-Fiercely-Repressed-by-Security-Forces-20200511-0016.html

Facebook paying $52 million settlement to moderators who claim they developed PTSD through work
rt.com | 2020-05-12
Current and former moderators for Facebook will each be receiving $1,000 or more, as part of a settlement in a lawsuit that claimed having to deal with censoring content made them develop post traumatic stress disorder. | The social media giant will be paying out extra to individuals for additional mental health issues stemming from their jobs, such as depression. The settlement, first reported by The Verge, covers 11,250 moderators, while current employees will rec…
rt.com/usa/488483-facebook-settlement-moderators-ptsd/

British propaganda efforts in Syria may have broken UK law
The Alternative World | thealtworld.com | 2020-05-12
Ian Cobain, Alice Ross- Internal assessment concluded UK government's covert support of 'moderate opposition' was shallow, lacked coherence and cost lives | MEE- The UK's covert propaganda programmes in war-torn Syria were poorly planned, probably illegal and cost lives, according to a scathing internal review of the initiative that has been seen by Middle East Eye. | Using news agencies, social media, poster campaigns and even children's comics, communications companies working under contract to the British government attempted to undermine both the Assad government and the Islamic State group and bolster elemen…

British propaganda efforts in Syria may have broken UK law

"Operation Volute": Covert UK Propaganda Efforts in Syria May Have Broken UK Law
Ian Cobain | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-12
The UK's covert propaganda programmes in war-torn Syria were poorly planned, probably illegal and cost lives, according to a scathing internal review of the initiative that has been seen by Middle East Eye. | Using news agencies, social media, poster campaigns …
globalresearch.ca/british-propaganda-efforts-syria-may-have-broken-uk-law/5712623

#WearOrange for National Gun Violence Awareness Day 2020 (virtual)
MDAEFG | indybay.org | 2020-05-12
Social media…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/09/18832941.php

National Nurses Day: Not all heroes wear capes
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-05-12
Photo and article are courtesy of Mayo Clinic News Center andMayo Clinic Employee Facebook. Not all heroes wear capes. Some wear scrubs, protective equipment and step out in difficult times to be there for others. As COVID-19 continues to spread and people heed notices to socially distance themselves and hunker down in their homes, there …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/national-nurses-day-not-all-heroes-wear-capes/

The Important "Plandemic" Documentary that Has Justifiably Gone "Viral"
Dr. Gary G. Kohls | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-12
The powers-that-be behind the banning of "Plandemic" and the disparaging and slandering of Dr Judy Mikovitz are obviously afraid of something that will expose them for planning something evil. Tyrannical corporate forces, starting with Google and YouTube and the CDC …
globalresearch.ca/important-plandemic-documentary-gone-viral/5712666

Pharmacologic Treatments for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Sanders JM, Monogue ML, Jodlowski TZ, et al. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-05-12
This narrative review summarizes what is currently known about how SARS-CoV-2 infects cells and causes disease as a basis for considering whether chloroquine, remdisivir and other antivirals, or other existing drugs might be effective treatment for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2764727

COVID-19 deaths among nurses: U.S. 91, Canada zero. Why?
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-05-12
OAKLAND, Calif.–There's a yawning gap between the number of U.S. nurses the viral pandemic has killed so far in the U.S. and the number of Canadian nurses killed. The count as of May 11: U.S. 91, Canada, zero. That prompted National Nurses United President Zunei Cortez, RN, of California and her Canadian counterpart, Linda Silas, …
peoplesworld.org/article/covid-19-deaths-among-nurses-u-s-91-canada-zero-why/

'I feel terrible': Bill Gates says he warned Trump of pandemic threat in 2016, regrets not doing more
rt.com | 2020-05-12
Microsoft founder and multi-billionaire Bill Gates said he tried to warn President-elect Donald Trump of the dangers of a major viral outbreak soon after the 2016 race, but feels guilty for not being more vocal. | "I chose, when I met with people all the way up to the top, in Europe, in the US, around the world, to talk about this pandemic risk," he told the Wall Street Journal in an interview published on Monday, explaining that he even made the case to the US president during a December 2016 meeting at Trump Tower. | I feel terrible. The whole point of talking about it was that we could take action and minim…
rt.com/usa/488409-bill-gates-trump-pandemic-warning/

'We've got videos of you': Former Argentina striker and model girlfriend 'blackmailed by hackers over stolen SEX TAPES and photos'
rt.com | 2020-05-14
Hackers have reportedly threatened Ezequiel Lavezzi via Instagram, demanding thousands of dollars in ransoms to prevent the immediate release of intimate videos and photos featuring the ex-international and lover Natalia Borges. | The World Cup finalist is said to have filed two cases with prosecutors in Buenos Aires after receiving messages from criminals who proved they had stolen intimate videos and pictures of him and Natalia Borges, an actress and model with more than 104,000 followers on the social media platform. | Thieves are seeking $5,000 per file in return for not publishing the material, according…
rt.com/sport/488651-lavezzi-borges-sex-tape/

Delayed Antibiotic Prescriptions in Ambulatory Care–Reconsidering a Problematic Practice
Rowe TA, Linder JA. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-05-12
This Viewpoint discusses the unintended adverse consequences of delayed antibiotic prescribing–provision of an antibiotic prescription to be filled at a later date if a patient's condition has not improved–and calls on clinicians to avoid the practice in patients who have self-limited conditions with likely viral etiologies.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2764822

COVID-19 deaths among nurses: U.S. 91, Canada 0. Why?
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-05-12
OAKLAND, Calif.–There's a yawning gap between the number of U.S. nurses the viral pandemic has killed so far in the U.S. and the number of Canadian nurses killed. The count as of May 11: U.S. 91, Canada, 0. That prompted National Nurses United President Zunei Cortez, RN, of California and her Canadian counterpart, Linda Silas, …
peoplesworld.org/article/covid-19-deaths-among-nurses-u-s-91-canada-zero-why/

Police officer rants about 'tyrannical' & 'unconstitutional' Covid-19 measures… gets in trouble for 'insubordination' (VIDEOS)
rt.com | 2020-05-12
A US police officer has urged fellow cops to stop enforcing coronavirus lockdown measures, slamming them as "unconstitutional." While his call to action landed him in trouble, other officers have started to speak out as well. | Port of Seattle Officer Greg Anderson was placed on administrative leave pending an investigation after he appeared in a viral video last weekend arguing the lockdown measures are violating the US Constitution and "trampling on people's liberties," questioning the restrictions and whether enforcing them is "the right thing" to do. | I want to remind you that regardless of where you stan…
rt.com/usa/488383-police-speak-out-lockdowns/

Elon Musk Stirs Up Online Crowd With 'Kylie Jenner Pregnancy' Meme
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-12
While many netizens seemed to appreciate Musk's tweet and responded with a barrage of memes of their own, some appeared to suggest that perhaps Elon should take a break from social media.
sputniknews.com/viral/202005121079280167-elon-musk-stirs-up-online-crowd-with-kylie-jenner-pregnancy-meme/

'Like in Avatar': Natural Phenomenon Making California's Ocean Waters Glow Blue Wows Internet
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-12
The phenomenon in question is caused by bioluminescence emitted by certain species of phytoplankton during an algal bloom event known as red tide.
sputniknews.com/viral/202005121079281280-like-in-avatar-natural-phenomenon-making-californias-ocean-waters-glow-blue-wows-internet/

Cartoon of "Campus Seen Through the Eyes of Conservatives" Goes Viral Because Right-Wingers Didn't Understand It Was Satire
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-05-11
"Right-wing idiots didn't realize the joke is on them not the students." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/thecampus.jpg
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