2020-06-29: Social Media Postees

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WATCH gunshots interrupt interview inside activist-run CHAZ enclave in Seattle amid reports of 'active shooter'
rt.com | 2020-06-29
Several gunshots were heard during the taping of an interview inside the activist-held Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ/CHOP) in Seattle, Washington. The area has seen several shootings in recent weeks. | A video posted on social media shows an interview being conducted inside CHAZ. Suddenly, what appears to be gunfire is heard in the background. "That's not a firework," the person being interviewed says. Several people are then seen running down the street. | During an interview with a trans activist at the Seattle "autonomous zone," live rounds were fired in the background. | Last week, multiple shootings…

Trump Shares Video of Couple Pointing Semi-Automatic Weapon at Protesters
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-29
President Donald Trump shared a tweet on Monday morning of a white St. Louis couple brandishing and pointing their guns in the direction of protesters against anti-Black racism and police violence who were marching toward the mayor's office. | While it's unclear what Trump intended by sharing…

Twitter Targets Accounts of MintPress and Other Outlets Covering Unrest in Bolivia
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-06-29
MintPress News, along with a number of independent Bolivian news outlets and journalists covering the unrest there, were all targeted for suspension at the same time.

Black Lives Matter UK expresses solidarity with Palestinians, rejects Israeli occupation plan
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-29
In a series of tweets that also critiqued the silence of the British political class on the issue, Black Lives Matter UK declared that it loudly and clearly stood "beside our Palestinian comrades. FREE PALESTINE"

Facebook is not playing fair
Michael T. Hertz | nationofchange.org | 2020-06-29
The problem with Facebook is that it established so-called "Community Standards," and it uses these "standards" to censor posts by its members and then block them for a few days or a month from further posting.

Academic Freedom: Redress for Denis Rancourt
Kim Petersen | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-29
Denis Rancourt is a person who is unafraid to challenge conventional wisdom. For example, he is skeptical about the scientific consensus around climate change, and recently, he looked at the meta-analyses of using masks and questions their effectiveness against viral respiratory infections. Whether Rancourt is right or not in his conclusions is consequential, but more …

Facebook, Twitter Shares Suffer Losses in Early Trading As Ban on Hateful Conduct Gathers Steam
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-29
Earlier, multiple companies, including Coca-Cola, US telecommunications firm Verizon, and consumer goods giant Unilever announced they were pulling their ads from Facebook and Twitter as part of the #StopHate4Profit campaign, initiated by the US National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and other minority rights groups.

Finnish PM Embroiled in 'Russian Influence' Scandal Over Fake Tweet About John Bolton's Book
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-29
In his behind-the-scenes book about his tenure at the White House, former National Security Adviser John Bolton has painted Donald Trump's administration in an unfavourable light. Among other things, the book claims Trump once asked his chief of staff whether Finland was a part of Russia.

Iran censures naturalization of killing of civilians by US
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-29
TEHRAN, Jun. 29 (MNA) — In a tweet, on Sunday, Iran's ministry of foreign affairs lambasted normalization and de-tabooing of the killing of civilians in US military operations.

'False, sensational' clickbait: Van Jones hits back at Daily Beast over hit piece about Trump's police reform
rt.com | 2020-06-29
CNN contributor Van Jones has responded to a Daily Beast article accusing him of secretly working with President Donald Trump on a police reform executive order, saying he had nothing to do with it and demanding a retraction. | The article is based on "false, sensational charges — apparently designed to get clicks, shares, and likes," Jones tweeted on Monday. He added that he had visited neither Washington, DC nor the White House since the Covid-19 pandemic started, or been included in any meetings about police reform. | "I didn't know what was in the [executive order] until the day it was released," he s…

Those in glass houses… cancel culture implodes as Jemele Hill & Barstool Sports trade jibes
rt.com | 2020-06-29
Broadcaster Jemele Hill has found herself in hot water after a tweet resurfaced in which she used the word "tranny." Her would-be cancellation was sparked by Barstool Sports hosts, whom she had attacked for alleged racism. | In a now-deleted 2009 tweet, Hill referred to someone as "Manny the Tranny."

Sunday 6/28: Drive for Justice Voter Registration Drive After Slap in the Face by Oakland City Council
APTP | indybay.org | 2020-06-29
We'll stage at 6 different TBD locations, and caravan to Libby's and 5 council members' homes — RSVP or check the Facebook event for updates on how to join in person or online…

5G, Bill Gates' vaccine and a Wuhan lab: Understanding the conspiracy theory pandemic
Kathy Fairfax | greenleft.org.au | 2020-06-29
Healthcare Fred FuentesIssue 1271 Australia COVID_19 conspiracy theoriesJune 29, 2020The past few months has seen a proliferation of memes and stories on social media linking COVID-19 to everything from…

Several Palestinian Workers Suffocate from Israeli Tear-Gas near Tulkarem
IMEMC Staff | imemc.org | 2020-06-28
Several Palestinian workers suffocated, Sunday morning, after Israeli troops fired tear-gas at them, in the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, near the Al-Tiba crossing into Israel, west of the city. Local activists on social media reported that tens of Palestinian workers were exposed, early Sunday morning, to tear gas, …

Coloradans demand justice for Elijah McClain
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-28
Aurora, CO – Denver Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) joined thousands in Aurora on June 27 to demand justice for Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man murdered by police in August of 2019. In the wake of weeks of protests for George Floyd, as well as numerous call-ins, intense social media pressure, and petitions involving millions of signatures, McClain's case was reopened by Colorado Governor Jared Polis and his story has gone viral, garnering national attention. | The three officers who killed McClain had come in response to a call of a 'suspicious person,' who, it was made clear on the call, was unar…

Coloradans demand justice for Elijah McClain
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-28
Aurora, CO – Denver Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) joined thousands in Aurora on June 27 to demand justice for Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man murdered by police in August of 2019. In the wake of weeks of protests for George Floyd, as well as numerous call-ins, intense social media pressure, and petitions involving millions of signatures, McClain's case was reopened by Colorado Governor Jared Polis and his story has gone viral, garnering national attention. | The three officers who killed McClain had come in response to a call of a 'suspicious person,' who, it was made clear on the call, was unar…

Four charged for vandalizing Jackson statue near White House as Trump demands maximum punishment
rt.com | 2020-06-28
Four men filmed trying to tear down a statue of President Andrew Jackson have been charged with damaging federal property. President Trump earlier shared wanted posters related to the incident on Twitter. | Of the four individuals identified by investigators, one has been arrested and brought before a DC court, while three others remain at large. Aged between 20 and 47, the protesters face between up to 10 years in prison for their alleged crimes. | The attempt to topple the statue of President Jackson, accused by protesters of being a slave owner, happened on Monday, amid a wider wave of vandalism targeting m…

Trump deletes tweet showing supporter yell 'WHITE POWER,' claims he didn't hear it
rt.com | 2020-06-28
After provoking a furious response from both the left and the right, President Donald Trump has deleted a tweet in which he shared a video showing a supporter yell "white power" while arguing with protesters. | "Thank you to the great people of The Villages," the president tweeted on Sunday morning. "The Radical Left Do Nothing Democrats will Fall in the Fall. Corrupt Joe is shot. See you soon!!!" | The video showed supporters of the president riding golf carts with pro-Trump signs at The Villages, a Florida retirement community, and arguing with counter-protesters. A barrage of insults are exchanged, and a ma…

Facebook Advertiser Boycott
Free Press | zcomm.org | 2020-06-28
Zuckerberg Pledge to Fight Hate and Disinformation Falls Short Amid Growing Advertiser Boycott…

Karen privilege? #18minuteswithoutcheese trends over viral rant about bad restaurant service during Covid-19
rt.com | 2020-06-28
A tweet posted by the husband of a 'Karen' receiving bad restaurant service because she went 18 minutes without shredded cheese went viral, prompting debates about everything from race to Covid-19 lockdown measures. | "My wife, date night after 3+ months lockup in quarantine. Waiting for shredded cheese as it's the only way she can eat fajitas. We've asked four people, going on 18 minutes now," the account for the Opinionated Much? podcast — hosted by Jay S. Vicknair — tweeted along with a picture of a woman looking distraught at a table full of food at a Texas restaurant. | "We gotta quit blaming…

Trump denies being told about Russian bounties to kill US troops in Afghanistan
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-28
The White House on Saturday also denied that Trump was briefed on U.S. intelligence regarding the affair but it did not address the merits of the intelligence. The Director of National Intelligence also said Trump and Vice President Mike Pence were not briefed, and called the Times report inaccurate."Nobody briefed or told me, @VP Pence, or Chief of Staff @MarkMeadows about the so-called attacks on our troops in Afghanistan by Russians, as reported through an 'anonymous source' by the Fake News @nytimes. Everybody is denying it & there have not been many attacks on us," Trump tweeted, calling on the newspaper to…

Facebook Ad Boycott Organizers Want Companies in Europe, Asia to Join Campaign
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-28
Over 160 mostly US companies have already joined the 'Stop Hate for Profit' campaign in the wake of George Floyd's death, with corporations including Coca Cola, Levi's, Starbucks, and Verizon agreeing to partially or fully freeze their Facebook ad buys next month, ostensibly to try to force the social media giant to tackle hateful content online.

US preventing export of medicine needed for chemical victims: Foreign Ministry
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-28
TEHRAN, Jun. 28 (MNA) — Referring to the remarks of FM Zarif, Iranian Foreign Ministry in its twitter account wrote that the United States is preventing export of the medicine needed for chemical warfare victims.

Hay Satan! WATCH 'tractor of apocalypse' catch fire on Russian road & set fields ablaze
rt.com | 2020-06-28
A tractor with two trailers of hay turned into a moving inferno as its cargo caught fire on a road in southern Russia. The vehicle spilled flames left and right as it swirled around setting the surrounding fields alight. | The red-hot video from Russia's Krasnodar region emerged on social media on Sunday, promptly going viral. Footage shows the tractor – with two burning trailers attached – zigzagging on the road in a desperate attempt to beat off the flames. | The tactics didn't prove to be very effective though, as the hard maneuvering only spilled the blazing hay from the trailers, setting crops at the s…

'Disgusting & sick!' YouTuber Shane Dawson gets canceled for 'masturbation joke' with poster of Will Smith's 11yo daughter
rt.com | 2020-06-28
Just hours after addressing his past blackface and racial slur sins, YouTuber Shane Dawson found himself in deeper trouble after a video went viral showing him pretending to masturbate to a poster of 11yo Willow Smith. | The scandalous video shows Dawson, a YouTuber with over 20 million subscribers, standing in front of an old Disney poster of young Willow, huffing and puffing, apparently pretending to masturbate while saying, "whip your hair back and forth," in reference to the girl's song. | It was not immediately clear when exactly the video was recorded or who dug it up and shared it, but the clip triggere…

Goat to be kidding: WATCH daring animal rescue in India
rt.com | 2020-06-28
A video of the daring rescue of a goat from a deep pit in India, requiring a great deal of teamwork and a bit of acrobatics, has gone viral. Viewers were amazed by the bravery of one of the men. | Footage of the incident, shared online by Hardi Singh, a police chief in the State of Assam, shows an impromptu rescue team trying to reach for an animal stuck inside a narrow hole in the middle of a field. It turned out to be too deep, and one young local volunteered to be lowered into the pit. | Desi style rescue! Grit, determination, team work n courage. üòäüëè&#63…

Government 'supporting' Leicester amid chance of local lockdown
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-28
The government says it is supporting officials in Leicester in their battle against coronavirus (Covid-19) after a report the city could be subject to Britain's first local lockdown this week. | The Sunday Times said the government was preparing to impose the lockdown "within days" after a surge in coronavirus cases in the city. | The paper said health secretary Matt Hancock had been examining legal aspects of the shutdown. This was after it was revealed 658 new cases were recorded in the Leicester area in the two weeks leading up to 16 June. | twitter.com/Leicester_News/status/1276923808910315521?ref_src

Sunday 6/28: Drive for Justice Voter Registration Drive After Slap in the Face by Oakland City Council
APTP | indybay.org | 2020-06-28
We'll stage at 6 different TBD locations, and caravan to Libby's and 5 council members' homes — RSVP or check the Facebook event for updates on how to join in person or online…

Mentally Replace Everything Before "U.S. Intelligence Says" With "Blah Blah We're Probably Lying"
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-06-27
"Russia Secretly Offered Afghan Militants Bounties to Kill Troops, U.S. Intelligence Says", blares the latest viral headline from The New York Times. NYT's unnamed sources allege that the GRU "secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing coalition forces in Afghanistan — including targeting American troops", and that the Trump administration has known this for months. | To be clear, this is journalistic malpractice. Mainstream media outlets which publish anonymous intelligence claims with no proof are just publishi…

Social Credit Scores Are Already Here
Derrick Broze | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-06-27
People around the world are already being judged and denied access to financial services because of their social media data — and they don't even realize it. By now many of our readers are aware of the ongoing roll out of a nationwide social credit system in China. Starting in 2009, the Chinese government began …

Anti-Maskers: Right or Selfish?
The HighWire with Del Bigtree | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-27
As Americans turn against each other over mask mandates, many scientists are speaking out, including former professor of physics at the University of Ottawa, Denis Rancourt, PhD, who just released a paper compiling seven studies on the science surrounding the effectiveness of masks. See also: "Do Masks and Respirators Prevent Viral Respiratory Illnesses?"

'You'd better listen, he shot a man in the face!': Dick Cheney shares mask advice, gets mocked & welcomed into #Resistance
rt.com | 2020-06-27
Former VP Dick Cheney hit trending status online after appearing in a photo urging the use of face masks, earning praise from the anti-Trump #Resistance as critics recalled his infamous 'hunting accident' and lies about Iraqi WMD. | The hawkish ex-vice president was seen in an image shared by his daughter, Liz — a GOP rep from Wyoming — on Friday, declaring "Dick Cheney says WEAR A MASK," followed by the hashtag "real men wear masks." The moralizing tweet was quickly met with mockery, many netizens finding it impossible not to mention Cheney's 2006 hunting mishap, which saw the VP blast Texas attorne…

Turkey says close to 170,000 people recovered from COVID-19
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-27
A total of 1,984 people beat COVID-19 over the past day, bringing the overall count to 169,182, Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter, citing the Health Ministry data."The number of recoveries is 612 more than the number of infected people. This number was 96 yesterday," Koca noted.The country's death toll from the virus rose to 5,082, as it reported 17 new fatalities in the past 24 hours.Some 984 patients remain in intensive care, added Koca.Health care professionals conducted 45,213 tests for the disease in the past day, raising the total count to over 3.23 million.According to the test results, the total number of in…

Coca-Cola Says It's Pausing Social Media Advertising Amid Push to Deal With Racist Online Content
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-27
Quite a few corporate giants, like Unilever, Levi's, and Hershey's, have gone down the path of partially or fully freezing ad spending, in a bid to push social media platforms like Facebook to revise its policies over hate content.

Zuckerberg loses $7.2 BILLION after corporate ad boycott pressing Facebook to police 'hate speech'
rt.com | 2020-06-27
Plummeting Facebook shares have wiped out billions of founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg's personal wealth. The impetus? Corporations such as Coca-Cola and Verizon have pulled their ads, demanding that Facebook censor hate speech. | Zuckerberg lost $7.2 billion, after Facebook's shares fell by 8.3 percent on Friday, Bloomberg reported. The dive in value happened after Unilever, one of the largest advertisers in the world, joined the list of major companies that suspended their ad campaigns on Facebook and its subsidiary Instagram. At around the same time, Coca-Cola said it was also pulling all its social-media ad…

'You're always crazy until you're right': BLM leader compares Defund the Police to innovators like Steve Jobs & Einstein on RT
rt.com | 2020-06-27
Greater New York Black Lives Matter president Hawk Newsome told RT President Donald Trump is encouraging violence against him and the Black Lives Matter and Defund the Police movements, which are led by "changemakers." | Newsome gained national attention this week following a tweet from the president that suggested the BLM leader is a traitor for his comments about "burning" down the American system if his movement is not given what it wants. | The tweet, Newsome says, "put a target on a movement that most Am…

Sunday 6/28: Drive for Justice Voter Registration Drive After Slap in the Face by Oakland City Council
APTP | indybay.org | 2020-06-27
We'll stage at 6 different TBD locations, and caravan to Libby's and 5 council members' homes — RSVP or check the Facebook event for updates on how to join in person or online…

British foreign secretary accused of hypocrisy for praising UN 'values' despite UK treatment of Assange
rt.com | 2020-06-26
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has provoked anger after lauding the UK's role in the United Nations and its commitment to the "values" of the organization, with many disagreeing and pointing to the treatment of Julian Assange. | Raab posted on social media on Friday to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the birth of the UN, when 50 nations, including the UK, came together to sign the Charter. | The foreign minister said: "Since then, we have played a crucial role in the @UN and remain committed to upholding its values." | 75 years ago, the üá¨üáß alongside 49…

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.

2020: The year anti-fascists became terrorists
Derek Royden | nationofchange.org | 2020-06-26
When police in Buffalo pushed an elderly man to the ground during a Black Lives Matter protest, cracking his skull in the process, the president went on Twitter to rhetorically ask whether the injured man was, in fact, part of "Antifa".

Trump signs 'very strong' executive order protecting US monuments, stays in DC to 'make sure LAW & ORDER is enforced'
rt.com | 2020-06-26
US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to protect American monuments, after calling off a weekend trip to New Jersey to remain in DC amid ongoing protests, insisting "agitators" will be "brought to justice." | Trump announced the "very strong" order in a tweet on Friday, stating it would protect "monuments, memorials and statues," as well as combat "recent criminal violence," promising "long prison terms for these lawless acts." | I just had the privilege of signing a very strong Executive Order protecting American Monuments, Memorials, and Statues – and combatting recent Criminal Violence. Lo…

What is Antifa? (Debunking Myths About Antifa)
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-06-26
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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…

Gaming giant Ubisoft investigates claims its employees engaged in sexual harassment, vowing to 'punish inappropriate behavior'
rt.com | 2020-06-26
French video-gaming company Ubisoft has acknowledged sexual misconduct claims raised against some of its employees, promising to investigate the allegations and to be more "inclusive" in the future. | It said it was aware of the allegations, which have circulated on social media, and released a statement about the issues on its website on Friday. While Ubisoft did not reveal whether its internal inquiry yielded any results, it preemptively apologized for the whole scandal. | "We want to start by apologizing to everyone affected by this — we are truly sorry," the company said, adding that it is "dedicated…

MSM scrambles to smear 'free speech' platform Parler as Twitter censorship wave pushes conservatives out
rt.com | 2020-06-26
"Free speech driven" social network Parler is being smeared as a "far right" cesspool as a Twitter crackdown drives conservative signups — even as its new users include milquetoast Republican politicians like Ted Cruz. | Like Gab before it, Parler has attracted celebrity Twitter and Facebook rejects, lured by the promise of a censor-free experience, and a flood of users eager to interact with their banned idols — or just to express themselves without fear of deplatforming. And the market for alternative platforms is booming — Parler's app was the second-most-popular download in the App Store's…

'Trump wants to kill as many Americans as possible': Rob Reiner leads Hollywood's Trump Derangement Syndrome victims with a tweet
rt.com | 2020-06-26
'Misery' director and 'All in the Family' star Rob Reiner took his Trump criticism to a new level in a tweet claiming the president wants to kill American citizens before the presidential election in November. | Celebrities blasting Donald Trump is a fairly regular thing, but accusing the man of planning mass murder is something new — and a tactic apparently endorsed by Reiner. | "Trump's 2020 election platform: Kill as many Americans as possible," the 'Princess Bride' director tweeted on Friday to his one mil…

Cancel culture at it again: YouTuber Jenna Marbles with 20mn subscribers preventively quits platform over past 'racist content'
rt.com | 2020-06-26
Jenna Marbles, a Youtuber with over 20 million subscribers, has rushed to self-cancel — announcing a possibly permanent hiatus from her channel — after facing accusations of "racism" due to her content from years ago. | In her apology video released on Thursday, which has gained almost 4 million views, she mentioned that she's been asked to "address" some of her old content, which may seem "offensive" nowadays. | Specifically Marbles, who has been on the platform for 10 years, was talking about a 2011 video, in whic…

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…