2020-07-30: Social Media Postees

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Ilhan Omar roasted for idea to replace police at schools with mental care workers; What if there's a shooting? people online ask
rt.com | 2020-07-30
US Democratic Party Congresswoman Ilhan Omar was blasted on Twitter for proposing that police officers be swapped with mental health staff at schools. Many argued online that the idea would make the schools even less safe. | Omar tweeted that "over-policing doesn't make them safer — it criminalizes Black and brown students." Along with fellow Representative Ayanna Pressley, Senators Elizabeth Warren and Chris Murphy, she proposed a bill to replace police officers at schools with mental health professionals. | Over-policing our schools doesn't make them safer — it criminalizes Black and brown student…

TCAC hosts first of three local candidate forums
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-07-30
Tallahassee, FL – The Tallahassee Community Action Committee (TCAC) held an online candidate forum July 25 to give TCAC members and the wider public a sense of which local candidates for City Commission might unite with TCAC's progressive platform on community control of police and other issues. "TCAC does not endorse candidates," clarified TCAC member and forum moderator Dawn Orocio at the start of the event, hosted on Zoom and broadcast on Facebook Live, "We encourage candidates to endorse our policy platform and our demands." | All active candidates for City Commission Seats 1 and 2 were invited to participate…

Big Google and Facebook are Watching You!
Thomas Klikauer — Nadine Campbell | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-30
Today, the Internet is everywhere. Well over half of the planet's entire population either likes to be on the Internet or has to rely on the web for business, work, and social engagement. People read the news, send notes to loved ones, birthday cards, do their job — increasingly via Skype and Zoom. Others seek…

Why the Best Thing Twitter, Facebook Can Do is Cash In on the Trump-Biden Political Strife
sputniknews.com | 2020-07-30
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter's Jack Dorsey have found themselves between a rock and a hard place as the Republican and Democratic camps exert pressure on social media platforms. US observers discuss whether the tech giants will submit.

Big Tech hearing: Much posturing, no meaningful answers for the American public
rt.com | 2020-07-30
While a much-awaited antitrust hearing was billed as an Inquisition for Big Tech kingpins, the CEOs were largely able to skirt questions and talk circles around lawmakers looking to bring web platforms under partisan control. | Wednesday's House antitrust subcommittee hearing saw representatives face down the billionaire heads of four tech giants — Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Apple's Tim Cook, Amazon's Jeff Bezos and Alphabet's Sundar Pichai — who fielded questions in nearly six hours of virtual testimony. Though countless empty slogans and assurances were offered in that time, little was actually sa…

The Nuremburg defense? Twitterati bust out Nazi comparisons over new docuseries showing troubled ICE agents 'just enforcing laws'
rt.com | 2020-07-30
An upcoming documentary shows how US immigration agents deal with being viewed as the 'bad guys' for enforcing policies they don't necessarily endorse. Twitter's collective reaction to a preview of the show? "They're like Nazis!" | The docuseries 'Immigration Nation', by filmmakers Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau, is the result of three years spent with the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, which gave them "unprecedented" access to its daily operations. Set to premiere on Netflix next month, the show follows individual agents and shows how they get "chewed up" in a "broken system," according t…

Facebook Protest Billboard Tours San Francisco
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2020-07-30
Billboard reading "Don't Let Facebook ZUCK UP Our Elections" and other messages tours San Francisco and the Peninsula one day before Mark Zuckerberg testifies in Congress…

'Feeding a Bedouin': Roy Oz and Israel's Outrageous Racism
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-29
On July 11, a video footage which showed a popular Israeli TV celebrity demeaning Palestinian children from the Bedouin community in the Naqab area went viral on social media. "Let's feed a Bedouin. Don't you want to feed a Bedouin?" Israeli Children TV host, Roy Oz, repeatedly asks his children, who were seated in the…

Big Tech Giants are Forcing Their Way into America's Public Health System
Raul Diego | mintpressnews.com | 2020-07-29
A consortium of the most powerful tech players like IBM, Microsoft and Facebook are teaming up with hospital networks with links to the Vatican and tech lobbying groups to shape the conversation about the future role of technology in the public sphere.

Facebook, Google/YouTube, Twitter Censor Viral Video of Doctors' Coronavirus Press Conference
Allum Bokhari | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-29
Facebook has removed a video posted by Breitbart News earlier today, which was the top-performing Facebook post in the world Monday afternoon, of a press conference in D.C. held by the group America's Frontline Doctors and organized and sponsored by …

Law & Order vs. Anarchy, Personal Freedom vs. Medical Science
Joseph Natoli | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-29
Seldom do situations provide so much self-evident clarity that only few words are needed. We are now in such a situation or would be if what words mean had not returned to a new Tower of Babel. There is an anarchy in our thinking and our chosen twittering that makes it difficult to rid ourselves…

A clinical pilot study on the safety and efficacy of aerosol inhalation treatment of IFN-κ plus TFF2 in patients with moderate COVID-19
Weihui Fu, Yan Liu, Lu Xia, Min Li, Zhigang Song, Huiliang Hu, Zongguo Yang, Lin Wang, Xiaobo Cheng, Mei Wang, Rongrong Jiang, Li Liu, Xiaoting Mao, Jun Chen, Yun Ling, Lin Zhang, Jin Yan, Fei Shan, Corklin Steinhart, Xiaoyan Zhang, Tongyu Zhu, Jianqing Xu, Hongzhou Lu | thelancet.com | 2020-07-29
Aerosol inhalation of IFN-κ plus TFF2 is a safe treatment and is likely to significantly facilitate clinical improvement, including cough relief, CT imaging improvement, and viral RNA reversion, thereby achieves an early release from hospitalization. These data support to explore a scale-up trial with IFN-κ plus TFF2.

Mnuchin says China's TikTok under federal CFIUS review
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-29
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said on Wednesday social media app TikTok is under federal government review and a recommendation will be made to President Donald Trump on it.The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), which reviews deals by foreign acquirers for potential national security risks, is looking at TikTok, Mnuchin said.Trump said before leaving the White House on a trip to Texas that they are thinking about a decision on the matter.

Deciphering 'Suburban Lifestyle Dream': Twitter Castigates Trump For Canceling Obama-Era Housing Law
sputniknews.com | 2020-07-29
In 2015, the Obama administration introduced the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) act as a provision of the Fair Housing Act of 1968, ordering communities to be examined for barriers to fair housing as a means of justifying if they would continue to receive government funds.

Video: NYPD Claims Responsibility for Viral Abduction of Homeless Teen in Manhattan
sputniknews.com | 2020-07-29
After hours of speculation on a viral video showing the abduction of a woman during a demonstration in the New York City borough of Manhattan, the New York City Police Department (NYPD) confirmed late Tuesday evening that its officers were responsible for carrying off the woman in an unmarked Kia minivan.

'Underground ballistic missiles launched'
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-29
TEHRAN, Jul. 29 (MNA) — In a tweet on Wednesday, Iran's IRGC Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh informed of the successful launch of underground ballistic missiles against the hypothetical enemies.

Trump demands Congress 'bring fairness to Big Tech' or he'll do it himself, ahead of antitrust hearing with four CEOs
rt.com | 2020-07-29
US President Donald Trump has threatened executive orders to "bring fairness" to major social media platforms, minutes ahead of a congressional hearing featuring the bosses of Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google. | Shortly after noon on Wednesday, as the hearing was about to start, Trump blasted Congress for being "all talk and no action for years," and said he would use his executive powers to deal with the tech giants if the lawmakers once again fail to do so. | If Congress doesn't bring fairness to Big Tech, which they should have done years ago, I will do it myself with Executive Orders. In Washington, it h…

Ok, boomer: Congressman demands Facebook's Zuckerberg explain why Donald Trump Jr's TWITTER ACCOUNT was suspended
rt.com | 2020-07-29
Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wisconsin) gaffed his way to meme status after grilling Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg about Donald Trump Jr.'s Twitter suspension, forcing the CEO to explain the platforms are, in fact, different. | "If I may ask a specific of you: it was reported that Donald Trump Jr. got taken down for a period of time… why did that happen?" the rep asked during a House antitrust hearing on Wednesday. | "Congressman, well first, to be clear, I think what you might be referring to happened on Twitter, so it's hard for me to speak to that," Zuckerberg replied politely, adding "but I could tal…

Zuckerberg admits Facebook suppresses 'hate speech' BEFORE it's seen by anyone
rt.com | 2020-07-29
Facebook censors almost 90 percent of 'hate speech' before it's allowed to circulate, CEO Mark Zuckerberg told Congress at Wednesday's Big Tech hearing, responding to pressure from Democrats to submit to the advertiser boycott. | "We're able to proactively identify 89 percent of the hate speech that we take down before, I think, it's even seen by other people," Zuckerberg told the Antitrust Subcommittee of the US House of Representatives on Wednesday. | The statement was in response to Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Maryland) pressuring Facebook to "join the civil rights movement" by submitting to the demands of the Sto…

Twitter discovers 'Settle for Biden' campaign to lure in Sanders & Warren supporters — and can't tell if it's a joke
rt.com | 2020-07-29
The revelation of a campaign that seeks to persuade leftist Americans to park their progressive reservations about Joe Biden and vote for him in an all-out bid to block Donald Trump's reelection has perplexed many Dems online. | The campaign called "Settle for Biden" appears to have launched in May, based on when they started their social media accounts and website, but was revealed more widely online in a tweet on Tuesday by a skeptical Twitter user. The group describes itself as a "grassro…

WATCH: Fireball lights up night sky during DOUBLE meteor shower, green light triggers inevitable UFO speculation
rt.com | 2020-07-29
A fireball lit up the night skies across Colorado and New Mexico on Tuesday night, video of which has dazzled many online, while others couldn't help but speculate about invading aliens as a fitting addition to the chaos in 2020. | According to the American Meteor Society, there were at least 54 reports of a fireball spotted across the US at roughly 3am UT. | Incredible eyewitness video shared on social media cap…

NYPD weighs in on viral protester 'kidnapping' video, says arrestee suspected of vandalizing cop cameras
rt.com | 2020-07-29
The New York Police Department has addressed a viral video clip showing officers forcing an activist into an unmarked vehicle, insisting the protester was suspected of vandalism as critics deemed the arrest a lawless "kidnapping." | In footage that circulated on social media on Tuesday, plainclothes officers were seen cramming a woman into the back of an unmarked van as a crowd of angry demonstrators looks on in shock, with uniformed police swooping in to secure the area as the vehicle leaves the scene. The video has driven a wave of criticism directed at the NYPD, with many claiming the woman was 'kidnapped i…

'Conquer Our Own Negativity': Terry Crews, called names for BLM criticism, whips up Twitter storm after reclaiming ethnic slur
rt.com | 2020-07-29
Actor Terry Crews has come under fire after tweeting about the need to stay positive, but arranging the words to spell out a racial slur — apparently looking to reclaim the term from opponents angry about his critical view of BLM. | …

Twitter asks 'who wants to be transported OFF THIS PLANET'… gets over 10k comments totally not about NASA's Mars mission
rt.com | 2020-07-29
An attempt by Twitter to promote Thursday's mission to Mars liftoff from Florida didn't exactly go as planned, as people either showed they had no idea about the upcoming event or were only interested in trolling. | "Who wants to be transported off this planet?" the official Twitter account published on Wednesday. While the background of their avatar, featuring the famous bird, has been changed to resemble the surface of Mars and their profile banner now shows an image of a NASA rocket launching in space, the generic tweet went over most people's heads. | It likely didn't help that in a year filled with a pand…

WATCH: Protesters lay siege to NYPD police commissioner's home after viral van 'kidnapping' incident
rt.com | 2020-07-29
Angry protesters have swarmed the NYPD commissioner's home on West 73rd street in Manhattan, in response to the arrest of a protester who was bundled into an unmarked van on Tuesday. | Furious that one of their own had been arrested in such a way, the protest march, which the 'kidnapped' woman was part of, made its way to NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea's home in the early hours of Wednesday morning, as eyewitness video from the scene purports to show. | "This is a raid, Commissioner Shea" #AbolitionPark protesters, citing the N…

Turkish parliament approves social media law with strict new powers
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-29
Turkey's parliament has approved a law that gives authorities greater power to regulate social media despite growing concerns over censorship.The law requires major social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter to keep representative offices in Turkey to deal with complaints against content on their platforms.If a social media company refuses to designate an official representative, the legislation mandates steep fines, advertising bans and bandwidth reductions.With a court ruling, bandwidth would be reduced by 50% and then by 50% to 90%. Bandwidth reductions mean social media networks would be too slow to…

VIDEO: Covid-19 and "The Spiderweb of Fear". American Medical Doctors and Health Experts are being Silenced
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-28
Author's Update. Censorship | Medical doctors at an event in front of the US Supreme Court are accused of making false statements. | The video was removed by Youtube and Facebook. They are accused by the corporate media of spreading "fake science": …

VIDEO: Covid-19 and "The Spiderweb of Fear". American Medical Doctors and Health Experts are being Silenced
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-28
Update. Censorship | Medical doctors at an event on Capitol Hill are accused of making false statements. The video was removed by Youtube and Facebook. They are accused by the corporate media of spreading fake science: | (CNN Business) A video featuring | …

VIDEO: Covid-19 and "The Spiderweb of Fear". American Medical Doctors and Health Experts are being Silenced
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-28
Update. Censorship | Medical doctors at an event in front of the US Supreme Court are accused of making false statements. | The video was removed by Youtube and Facebook. They are accused by the corporate media of spreading "fake science": | " | …

"Feeding a Bedouin": Roy Oz and Israel's Outrageous Racism
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-28
On July 11, a video footage which showed a popular Israeli TV celebrity demeaning Palestinian children from the Bedouin community in the Naqab area, went viral on social media. "Let's feed a Bedouin. Don't you want to feed a Bedouin?" Israeli Children TV host, Roy Oz, repeatedly asks his children, who were seated in the …

Taliban to begin 3-day Afghanistan ceasefire on Friday for Eid al-Adha holiday — spokesman
rt.com | 2020-07-28
Afghanistan's Taliban announced on Tuesday that the movement will observe a three-day ceasefire in the country for the Muslim occasion of Eid al-Adha, starting Friday. | "In order for our people to spend the three days of Eid in confidence and happiness, all fighters are instructed not to carry out any operations," Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid tweeted. | He said, however, that if Taliban fighters come under attack from government forces, they will retaliate, Reuters reports. Violence in Afghanistan has increased over recent weeks as the prisoner exchange between the Afghan government and Taliban has st…

Alabama State Representative Celebrated KKK Leader at Party Hosted by Hate Group Members
Howard Graves | splcenter.org | 2020-07-28
Will Dismukes, a representative in Alabama's state house, posted Sunday on Facebook about his participation in an event that day honoring KKK founder Nathan Bedford Forrest. The event was hosted at the home of Pat Godwin, a longtime member of neo-Confederate hate group the League of the South.

Winning Requires Vision, Strategy, and Numbers
Vincent Emanuele | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-28
"An incorrect power analysis can lead people who want to end capitalism to think that small numbers of demonstrators occupying public spaces like parks and squares and tweeting about it will generate enough power to bring down Wall Street." ‚Äï Jane F. McAlevey Winning is the primary task of any political organizing effort. Generally speaking,…

Pakistan discovers | very own Ertugrul Ghazi
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-28
Hold onto your hats ladies and gentleman! Pakistan now has its very own Ertugrul Ghazi, the father of the founder of the Ottoman Empire.Hardcore Pakistani fans of the series were shocked when they discovered the doppelganger of Engin Altan Dàºzyatan, who stars as the famous leader in the globally-acclaimed Turkish TV series Resurrection: Ertugrul, in their very own backyard.Mustafa Hanif is a Pakistani Youtuber from Karachi who shot to fame on social media after it was discovered that he bears a striking resemblance to the titular character of the show, which also airs on PTV. "My name is Mustafa and many pe…

Turkey, Uzbekistan vow to boost trade volume
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-28
Turkey and Uzbekistan will increase their bilateral trade volume up to $5 billion, the top Turkish diplomat said on Tuesday after meeting Uzbekistan's deputy foreign minister.Mevlut Cavusoglu shared his picture with Uzbekistan's Sardor Umurzakov on Twitter and wrote the two countries will further cooperate in every field particularly transportation and defense industry."Had a fruitful meeting," with Umurzakov, who is also the minister of investments and foreign trade, Cavusoglu added."Will continue to support Uzbek brothers in fight against #Covid," Cavusoglu wrote.Earlier this year, at a news conference in the c…

'Nothing new' in French FM's visit to Lebanon: Diab
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-28
This came in his speech during a meeting of the Lebanese Supreme Council of Defense at the presidential palace, east of the capital Beirut, to discuss security developments in the country. | "Le Drian's visit brought nothing new, and the French minister lacks information regarding the government's path of reform in Lebanon," Diab said in a statement shared on his Twitter account. | The French foreign minister stipulated reforms in order to provide aid to Lebanon, through the International Monetary Fund (IMF), "which confirms that the international decision so far is not to assist Lebanon," Diab said. | He went…

Trump Slams 'Ridiculous, Illegal, Unfair' Twitter 'Trending' For Showing Negative Trends About Him
sputniknews.com | 2020-07-28
Tension between Twitter and Trump has been high recently, after the platform flagged some of the president's tweets as "potentially misleading" and "glorifying violence", placing "fact-check" and "public interest" notes. Trump claimed Twitter is controlled by "the Radical left", and accused the company of trying to "interfere" in the 2020 vote.

Gaming is Not a Crime: Hilarious Memes Flood Twitter Over Speculations of Ban on PUBG in India
sputniknews.com | 2020-07-28
New Delhi (Sputnik): The Indian government last month banned 59 Chinese apps over security concerns. The government has issued a list of 250 apps which might be banned in the near future over the same reasons. After the TikTokers, it is the gamers who are going to be hit hard with the ban as the list includes PubG.

Tommy Robinson flees UK with family after claims of 'arson' attack on wife's property
rt.com | 2020-07-28
Anti-Islam activist and ex-English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson says he's trying to permanently relocate his family outside of the UK because "they're not safe." It follows an alleged arson attack on his wife's property. | In a video posted on social media on Tuesday, the controversial right-wing activist insisted that he knows who the perpetrators are, and believes that it "wasn't Muslims" but that it may be people linked to the Black Lives Matter movement. | Robinson, 37, claimed that he had a video evidence of the arson attack, saying they upped and left the UK because his wife had "had enough of ev…

'A real class act': Nadler ripped as a bully for denying Barr break & bizarre mask outburst at BLM protests hearing
rt.com | 2020-07-28
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler struggled through Tuesday's hearing with William Barr, being called out by the Attorney General as a "class act" and on social media for preaching about masks while not wearing one. | In the early moments of the hearing, meant to question AG Barr on the deployment of federal officers to intervene in violent protests in Portland, Oregon, Nadler called out several GOP members by name — Reps. Jim Jordan (Ohio), Andy Biggs (Arizona), and Mike Johnson (Louisiana) — for removing their masks, saying they were violating the "safety of the members of the committ…

Trump Jr. locked out of Twitter account for sharing controversial video defending HCQ as Covid-19 cure
rt.com | 2020-07-28
Donald Trump Jr has been given a "temporary lockout" from his Twitter account after violating the social media company's "misinformation policy" by sharing a video defending hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) as a Covid-19 "cure." | "This is a must watch!! So different from the narrative everyone is running with!" Trump Jr., the president's eldest son, originally wrote when sharing the video. The clip has been removed repeatedly from social media sites. | PROTECT THIS DOCTOR | President @realDonaldTrump was right about Hydroxychloroquine | Dr. Stella…

Netanyahu's son apologizes for offending Hindus with photoshopped meme of goddess giving the middle finger
rt.com | 2020-07-28
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's eldest son Yair has once again been forced to apologize for an untoward tweet, after he shared a meme of the Hindu goddess Durga making a rude gesture. | In the meme, the face of Liat Ben Ari, the prosecutor in one of his father's ongoing corruption cases, has been superimposed on the body of the multi-armed Hindu goddess of war. | The goddess' many arms were photoshopped to flip the bird, while Attorney General Avichai Mandelbit's face was placed on a tiger at her feet, alongside a caption that read "Know your place you despicable people." | | © Twitter/ Yair…

Twitter YANKS doctor's fierce defense of HCQ as Covid-19 'cure' after Trump's retweet, as skeptics question her credentials
rt.com | 2020-07-28
A Texan doctor's full-blown onslaught of what she called "fixed" science promoted by Big Pharma that hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) does not work has earned her praise and scorn online, with critics delving deep into her background. | FYI, Twitter just removed your video: pic.twitter.com/cjRqoYiJsT– Julian's Rum ü•É (@JuliansRum) July 28, 2020 | A clip from a press conference by a group of American doctors calling themselves "America's Frontline Doctors," st…

Don Jr. Suspended From Twitter for Promoting False Cures for COVID
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-07-28
Donald Trump Jr., the eldest child of President Donald Trump, has received a suspension from the social media site Twitter for sharing potentially harmful information related to coronavirus. | Don Jr. shared "misleading and potentially harmful information" about coronavirus, resulting in his suspension on Tuesday morning, the social media site explain…

"I Have Not Been Misleading the American Public": Fauci Responds to Trump Tweets
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-07-28
On Tuesday morning, Anthony Fauci, a member of President Donald Trump's coronavirus task force and the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, responded to criticisms made against him on social media that were shared by the commander-in-chief. | Trump retweeted a post on Twitter that suggested Fauci wasn't being truthful on several topics, including a controversial drug called hydroxychloroquine that the president had peddled, without scientific backing, as a means…

'Let's Feed a Bedouin': Roy Oz and Israel's Outrageous Racism
Ramzy Baroud | zcomm.org | 2020-07-27
On July 11, a video footage, which showed a popular Israeli TV celebrity demeaning Palestinian children from the Bedouin community in the Naqab area, went viral on social media.

Do Masks Protect Against Coronavirus?
Paul Craig Roberts | thealtworld.com | 2020-07-27
As I explained recently based on the available studies, N95 and higher masks offer viral protection from inhaling airborn virus. Surgical masks offer very little if any, and bandanas or cloth masks offer none. | I received a few rude letters from the usual know-it-alls who seldom know anything who maintained that there were no differences between N95 masks and surgical masks, etc. | Some people insist that mask reqiurements are a conspiracy to take away their freedom, and some of these people maintain that their right not to wear a mask takes precedence over public health. Some even claim that masks injure health…

The State's Use Of Technology: An Issue For The Movement
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-27
Data are everywhere. In 2020, technology is a ubiquitous part of everyday life for many workers in this country and around the world. We use social media and email to keep in touch with family and friends. We watch live streams of events and activities that take place across the globe. We text and stream music on our commutes to work. The list goes on. Technology has increased capital's ability to put workers into direct competition with one another for jobs — and drive their wages downward and worsen their working conditions, irrespective of the country in which they reside. It has given rise to higher lev…

Dozens of irregular migrants stranded in Mediterranean
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-27
Dozens of irregular migrants have been stranded in the Mediterranean Sea in Malta's search and rescue zone for over 30 hours, the UN migration organization said Monday.Flavio Di Giacomo, a spokesman for the International Organization for Migration (IOM), cited a tweet by Alarm Phone, a group monitoring migrant crossings across the Mediterranean Sea, calling on authorities to rescue the 95 migrants fleeing from Africa to Europe."Let's remember that these boats are unsafe and unfit for navigation and that they should be always considered as boats in distress, since they can sink at any moment," wrote Giacomo, who w…

Pot, kettle, black: Facebook takes EU regulators to court for invading its privacy
rt.com | 2020-07-27
Facebook — the ubiquitous privacy-invading social network — is taking European Commision regulators to court. The Silicon Valley giant is complaining that an EU investigation is invading its privacy. | The European Commission is currently investigating whether Facebook's online Marketplace has an unfair advantage over its rivals, and how the company collects and monetizes user data. Facebook has turned over nearly two million pages of documents to the investigators in recent months, but the company now says the regulators have gone too far. | "The exceptionally broad nature of the Commission's requ…