2020-06-26: Social Media Postees

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Police Are Arresting Protesters Over Facebook Posts–And It's Just The Beginning
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-06-26
The FBI investigated and arrested Michael Avery for posting on Facebook about a Black Lives Matter protest. We talk with a tech industry whistleblower about "snitch apps" and how law enforcement uses technology to "protect" you.

What is Antifa? (Debunking Myths About Antifa)
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-06-26
Radical Reviewer taking a look at. Debunking the 3 Biggest Myths About Antifa by Spencer Sunshine. Patreon: www.patreon.com/RadicalReviewer Merch: www.etsy.com/shop/RadicalRevi… Twitter: @ReviewerRadical Relevant Links: Spencer Sunshine, Debunking the 3 Biggest Myths About Antifa: spencersunshine.com/2020/06/2… Zine Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/huronvalleySnD/ Now That's What I Call Antifa Playlist: www.youtube.com/playlist?list… Philosophy Tube, The Philosophy of Antifa: www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgwS_… Re Education, …

Class & Otherness: A Peculiar Dialectic
David Rosen | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-26
Nothing captures the contradictions of American social life more than then the recent announcement by Jeff Bezos in support for the Black Lives Matter movement. The founder of Amazon, the owner of the Washington Post and the richest person in the world issued a tweet calling for an end to…

Police attacked at illegal music event in west London
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-26
British police were attacked when they attempted to disperse crowds at an illegal music event in west London, police said on Friday.The event took place at Colville Gardens, Notting Hill. Police had objects thrown at them.Kensington and Chelsea police said on Twitter: "Officers are at the scene of an unlicensed music event near Colville Gardens, #W11. Objects have been thrown at officers dispersing the crowd. Violence will not be tolerated units are responding appropriately. This gathering is illegal we ask anyone in attendance to leave."They later tweeted: "Those present in area of Colville Gdns W11 dispersed by…

South Korea backs remdesivir for COVID-19, urges caution with dexamethasone
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-26
South Korea has added Gilead's anti-viral drug remdesivir to its coronavirus treatment guidelines in its first revision of recommendations since the outbreak began and urged caution in the use of the steroid therapy dexamethasone.South Korea, widely praised around the world for its handling of the pandemic without a full lockdown, has reported 12,602 coronavirus cases as of Thursday midnight, with 282 deaths.Remdesivir is designed to hinder certain viruses, including the new coronavirus, from making copies of themselves and potentially overwhelming the body's immune system. The drug previously failed trials as an…

Flagging U.S. Credibility at Vienna Arms Control Talks
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-26
A puerile propaganda stunt pulled by U.S. negotiators in Vienna this week ahead of talks with Russian counterparts was both at insult to China and a reprehensible distraction from credible bilateral business with Moscow on the vital issue of strategic security. | Ahead of talks with Russian delegates, the Americans took a stealthy photo of the venue contriving to show Chinese flags sitting atop vacant tables. | U.S. envoy Marshall Billingslea then tried to twitter-shame China by decl…

NATO at the Helm of Italian Foreign Policy
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-26
NATO Defense Ministers (Lorenzo Guerini, Pd representing Italy) gathered by videoconference on June17/18, and made a series of "decisions to strengthen the Alliance's deterrence." However, nobody in Italy talks about it, neither the media (including social media) nor …

Brazilian oligarchs sacrifice people for profit
Ryan Cecil Jobson | zcomm.org | 2020-06-25
Business leaders are using social media and political influence to spread coronavirus disinformation — and endangering thousands of lives…

The problem with Robert Jenrick runs deeper than just 'Tory corruption'
Steve Topple | thecanary.co | 2020-06-25
Pressure is growing on housing secretary Robert Jenrick to resign, as more revelations about his involvement with ex-Daily Express owner Richard Desmond have come to light. And while the story is symptomatic of ' Tory corruption', as many have been saying on Twitter, the furore encapsulates something deeper than that.Jenrick: the scandal…

Bitcoin bolivars? Venezuela reportedly accepting crypto as payment for passport applications
rt.com | 2020-06-25
Venezuela's passport service is accepting Bitcoin as payment for some applications, according to people using the online system. The move suggests an increased shift to alternative payment systems in the South American state. | A screenshot of a Bitcoin (BTC) payment prompt on Venezuela's Administrative Service for Identification, Migration and Foreigners (SAIME) was posted to Reddit on June 23. Social media users on other platforms confirmed that the crypto…

Magnitude-5.4 earthquake hits eastern Turkey
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-25
A magnitude-5.4 earthquake jolted Turkey's eastern province of Van on Thursday, according to the country's disaster agency.The Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) said the quake struck off the Ozalp district at 1.03 p.m. local time (1003 GMT). It originated at a depth of 6.9 kilometers.Van Governor Mehmet Emin Bilmez said some houses were damaged due to the tremors, and damage assessment studies are ongoing.No casualties have been reported so far.Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Twitter that further updates on the situation will be given to the public by Van Governorate and AFAD.Iran and T…

Top Turkish diplomat attends SE Europe group meeting
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-25
Turkey's foreign minister on Thursday took part in a meeting of a group of southeastern European countries, including the Balkans.Mevlut Cavusoglu met his counterparts from South East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) member states via video conference.Cavusoglu said on Twitter that they discussed regional cooperation and opportunities within SEECP during the coronavirus normalization process."Turkey is taking over 2020-21 Chairmanship of SEECP, the broadest regional organization in the Balkans. @TurkishCiOSEECP," he added.Next week, on July 1, Turkey is set to take over the SEECP chairmanship for one year.In…

Countries' independence not US' plaything: Vaezi
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-25
TEHRAN, Jun. 26 (MNA) — In a tweet on Thursday, Iranian President's Chief of Staff Mahmoud Vaezi noted that countries' independence is not the US' plaything.

'Anti-Semitic conspiracy theory' tweet sees Long-Bailey booted from UK Labour shadow cabinet
rt.com | 2020-06-25
The UK Labour Party's "anti-Semitism crisis" has claimed another victim, as shadow education secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey is fired for sharing an article containing a so-called "anti-Semitic conspiracy theory." | "This afternoon Keir Starmer asked Rebecca Long-Bailey to step down from the shadow cabinet," a spokesman for the Labour leader said, claiming that an article she'd shared earlier on Thursday contained an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory. | The statement went on to say that Starmer, who took over the party plagued with accusations of anti-Semitism, has been "clear that restoring trust with the Jewish c…

Fighting words: Trump tweets that police are 'furious' over plan to paint BLACK LIVES MATTER in front of Trump Tower in NYC
rt.com | 2020-06-25
Bringing up a report that New York City wants to paint the words "Black Lives Matter" on Fifth Avenue, right outside his flagship property, US President Donald Trump said the city's police were mad about it. | Tweeting from a trip to Wisconsin on Thursday, Trump said he heard Mayor Bill de Blasio wanted to paint the city yellow with the name of the movement — and noted that some of its slogans are calling for the murder of police. | Told that @NYCMayor Bill de Blasio wants to paint the fabled & beautiful Fifth Avenue, right in front of Trump T…

Wendy's Chairman and Top Owner Is Trump Donor, Fundraiser and Friend
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-25
Earlier this month, the hashtag #WendysIsOverParty went viral on Twitter after Business Insider reported in May that James Bodenstedt, CEO of Muy! Companies, an owner of Wendy's, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell franchises, had donated more than $400,000 to Donald Trump's reelection campaign. At the time of the reporting, Bodenstedt was set to join a roundtable discussion hosted by Trump on…

Friday 6/26: The Stonewall Inn: Birthplace of the LGBTQ+ Rights Movement (online)
San Francisco Public Library | indybay.org | 2020-06-25
Online on YouTube…

Arrest Of Activist Leads To Protests; At Least Four Vehicles Strike Protesters
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-24
Hundreds of people are protesting in downtown Madison after the arrest of activist Yeshua Musa. | Videos of the arrest posted to social media show as many as five police officers wrestling Musa, also known as Devonere Johnson, to the ground and carrying him to the back seat of a police cruiser, while he asks what he's being arrested for. After officers get him into the car, he can be seen jumping out of the opposite car door before being tackled again and taken into custody. In one of the videos, witnesses can be heard asking why Musa is being arrested and saying he had only been speaking in a megaphone, exercisi…

Twitter suspends account of black comedian who posted viral 'Karen-shaming' video as other incidents emerge
rt.com | 2020-06-24
Self-proclaimed stand-up comedian and entertainer (as well as delivery driver and activist) Karlos Dillard has been suspended from Twitter for violating the platform's terms of use, in the wake of his viral 'Karen-shaming' video. | The overnight fame may have gotten the best of Dillard, though it remains unclear exactly what led to him being temporarily suspended from the platform. Many online accused him of profiteering from the incident and of misleading witnesses (whom he also videoed but without mentioning any racial profanity). | For those who got excited by all this, you can buy t-shirts from him on Inst…

Facebook Takes Zero Action on Explicit Calls for Violence Against Anti-Racism Protesters
commondreams.org | 2020-06-24

What Elinor Ostrom's Work Tells Us About Defunding The Police
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-24
In the past weeks, I've watched the news about the explosion of protests against police brutality and racism in the United States and around the world, and the resulting conversations on police defunding, reform or abolition. As I scrolled through social media and obsessively scanned and rescanned the headlines, a small thought tugged at me. | It was the story of how one of my heroes, Elinor Ostrom, who won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2009, had arrived at the research that made her famous. Ostrom has become celebrated as the person who introduced the world to "the commons" — that is, ho…

Liberal white woman on crusade to 'fix racism' goes viral for berating black cops (VIDEOS)
rt.com | 2020-06-24
A liberal white woman is being roasted on social media for attempting to explain away her harassment of black police officers as part of her crusade to "fix racism." | The incident took place on Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington DC on Tuesday, when the woman was among a group of protesters haranguing police officers, who were monitoring the demonstrations taking place in the shadow of the White House. | The woman could be heard asking a black police officer "when you take off your uniform are you afraid of police?" only to be met with stoic silence from the cop, who was one of several black cops who were…

Twitter Censors Trump For "Threat Of Harm", Has No Problem With Threats To Bomb Foreigners
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-06-24
"We've placed a public interest notice on this Tweet for violating our policy against abusive behavior, specifically, the presence of a threat of harm against an identifiable group," Twitter stated on the platform. "Per our policies, this Tweet will remain on the service given its relevance to ongoing public conversation. Engagements with the Tweet will be limited. People will be able to Retweet with Comment, but not Like, Reply, or Retweet it." | "There will never be an 'Autonomous Zone' in Washingt…

No, seriously — take down that statue! Mashable jumps on DIY statue-toppling bandwagon with winking HOW-TO video
rt.com | 2020-06-24
Mashable has joined the growing — and disturbing — chorus of influential voices urging Americans to topple "racist" statues themselves, posting a cutesy yet detailed how-to video, with a perfunctory legal disclaimer. | The outlet posted the video, titled "How to take down racist statues," on Wednesday, apparently deciding at some point to rename it "How to *hypothetically* take down a racist statue" — perhaps on the advice of its lawyers. The clip features advice from archaeologist Sarah Parcak, whose detailed "public service announcement" on how to "safely" take down obelisks went viral earli…

Pakistan receives $1B in loans to fight pandemic
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-24
Pakistan on Wednesday received $1 billion loans to prop up its struggling economy that has taken a hit from global coronavirus restrictions, the central bank announced.The Asian Development Bank (ADB), and the World Bank each have lent $500 million to cash-strapped Pakistan."SBP [State Bank of Pakistan] has received USD 1 bn [$1 billion] today with USD 500 mn [$500 million] each from ADB and WB," the SBP said in a Twitter post, without providing more details. | The ADB had signed an agreement for a $500 million loan with Pakistan on June 19 following the World Bank and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank each si…

Iran-China to improve 25-year-coop. document: Zarif
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-24
TEHRAN, Jun. 24 (MNA) — In a tweet in Chinses, Iranian FM Zarif informed that in his talks via a video conference with his Chinese counterpart on Wednesday, they have conferred on the development of a 25-year cooperation document as well as some other issues.

Hours after censoring Trump, Twitter goes after his favorite meme-maker
rt.com | 2020-06-24
Mere hours after Twitter censored another post by President Donald Trump, it went after his favorite meme-maker, suspending Carpe Donktum over 'copyright violations' likely brought on by his recent mockery of CNN. | Carpe Donktum's "suspension" was quickly noticed on Tuesday evening, prompting concerns among conservative journalists that the social media platform was moving aggressively to silence the president and his supporters alike. | President Trump's favorite meme maker @CarpeDonktum has just been banned from Twitter. ü&ouml…

'Alien overlords' or CGI? Strange lights purportedly spotted above Miami spark Twitter theories (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-06-24
A video claiming to show glowing spheres hovering above Miami, Florida, has caused considerable head-scratching on social media, with some arguing that the incredible footage is clearly phony. | Footage shared on Twitter appears to show a large orb surrounded by five smaller balls floating in the night sky. The smaller spheres then shoot off in different directions and disappear. | "This video is from a friend in Miami. Can anyone explain?" read the accompanying text. The tweet, posted by lawyer Rogan O'Handley, was followed by a second clip, allegedly from the "same friend." In the second video, a narrator is…

Social media and online harms: Imperial researchers inform policymakers
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-06-24
Preventing online harms, an issue at the forefront of health and digital policymaking, was the focus of The Forum's first ever online panel event.

Friday 6/26: The Stonewall Inn: Birthplace of the LGBTQ+ Rights Movement (online)
San Francisco Public Library | indybay.org | 2020-06-24
Online on YouTube…

Twitter Censors Trump for 'Threat of Harm', Has No Problem With Threats to Bomb Foreigners
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-24
Power is the ability to control what happens. Absolute power is the ability to control what people think about what happens. Our world does not widely understand this, and it is ruled by people who do. We're going to have to change this if we're to begin moving collectively toward health and harmony.

DC Protesters Try To Pull Down Andrew Jackson Statue Near White House
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-23
Protesters tried to pull down a statue of President Andrew Jackson near the White House Monday night before being dispersed by police. | Police used pepper spray to move protesters out of Lafayette Square, where the Jackson statue is located. Videos posted on social media showed that the protesters had climbed on the statue and tied ropes around it, then tried to pull it off its pedestal. | The statue shows Jackson in a military uniform, riding a horse that is rearing on its hind legs. The 19th-century president's ruthless treatment of Native Americans has made his statue a target of demonstrators protesting the…

CHAZ protesters reinforce barricades & form human chains as Seattle mayor vows to dismantle anarchic encampment (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-06-23
The residents of the self-declared 'autonomous zone' in Seattle are preparing for a showdown with police, after city officials signaled that it is time to break up the violence-plagued camp. | Photographs and videos posted to social media show demonstrators strengthening street barricades used to separate the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) from the rest of Seattle. The protesters appear to be focusing their efforts on defending a smaller area around the Seattle Police Department's East Precinct, which they took over after law enforcement pulled out of the neighborhood. | Images from this evening as a grou…

BLM Demonstrators Calling for Racial Justice March on Facebook HQ
R. Robertson | indybay.org | 2020-06-23
On June 12, hundreds of Black Lives Matter protesters demanded Facebook stop funding local police by marching on the social media giant's headquarters in Menlo Park.

Dominant Global Viral Strain Found in Beijing Cases
Leng Shumei | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-23
The coronavirus mutation discovered to be currently dominating the world has been pinpointed as the cause of the latest COVID-19 outbreak in Beijing, which experts say indicates that the virus was imported from outside China. | The Chinese Center for Disease …

Over One Million People View Poor People's Assembly And Moral March On Washington
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-23
President Trump drew a smaller crowd than he expected for his rally this past Saturday, but that wasn't the case for the Poor People's Campaign. Well more than a million people viewed the campaign's Mass Poor People's Assembly and Moral March on Washington via Facebook that same day. Many more viewed MSNBC and C-SPAN simulcasts and two repeat broadcasts over the weekend. | According to organizers, the three and a half hour event was "the largest digital and social media gathering of poor and low-wealth people, moral and religious leaders, advocates, and people of conscience in this nation's history." | The virtua…

Twitter Places 'Public Interest' Notice on Trump's Tweet for Abusive Behavior
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-23
Twitter on Tuesday placed a "public interest" notice on a tweet by US President Donald Trump because it violated the platform's community rules.

'Gotta get Trump out of office!' Project Veritas insider exposes anti-Republican bias among Facebook moderators
rt.com | 2020-06-23
A former Facebook moderator says the company has a blatant anti-convervative agenda in removing posts from the platform, as revealed by a new Project Veritas report questioning Facebook's commitment to being politically unbiased. | Zach McElroy was a content moderator at Cognizant, a company hired by Facebook to monitor content on its platform, when he started to become concerned about politically targeted moderation of Facebook posts. He noticed that in Cognizant's so-called 'Civic Harassment queue' — a list of Facebook posts that get flagged by a special algorithm due to possible violations of the platf…

Rude 'Karen' shamed in viral video, but who's really stoking racism?
rt.com | 2020-06-23
It's a sight we're all familiar with. An entitled white woman called out for her alleged racism is shamed in front of the world in a viral video. But in the most recent case, things aren't exactly what they seem. | In video footage shot in Seattle on Monday, black Twitter user Karlos Dillard confronted a middle-aged white woman he said cut him off in traffic, and flipped him off. Following the woman home, Dillard asked her to speak to him outside her house, but the woman refused, covering her face and attempting to hide her license plate from his camera. | This Karen cut me off, break checked some almost causi…

Rude 'Karen' shamed in viral video, but who's really stoking racism?
rt.com | 2020-06-23
It's a sight we're all familiar with. An entitled white woman called out for her alleged racism is shamed in front of the world in a viral video. But in the most recent case, things aren't exactly what they seem. | In video footage shot in Seattle on Monday, black Twitter user Karlos Dillard confronted a middle-aged white woman who, he said, had cut him off in traffic then flipped him off. Following the woman home, Dillard asked her to speak to him outside her house, but the woman refused, covering her face and attempting to hide her license plate from his camera. | This Karen cut me off, break checked some al…

'Christianity' trends as Americans fear it will be next on cancel culture's chopping block
rt.com | 2020-06-23
'Christianity' is trending across the United States, but it's not some great reawakening of the American faithful — it's anxious church-goers who are nervous that their religion will be next to suffer the wrath of cancel culture. | The phrase shot to the top of the Twitter trending charts after a member of US President Donald Trump's legal team, Jenna Ellis, drew the battle lines with a rallying cry to her fellow Christians. | "I'm going on record now," Ellis wrote. "If they try to cancel Christianity, if they try to force me to apologize or recant my Faith, I will not bend, I will not waver, I will not…