2020-08-01: Social Media Postees

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Who is Behind "Fake News"? Mainstream Media Use Fake Videos and Images
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-01
The mainstream corporate media is desperate. They want to suppress independent and alternative online media, which they categorize as "fake news". Readers on social media are warned not to go onto certain sites. Our analysis confirms that the mainstream media are routinely involved in distorting the facts and turning realities upside down.

The 1 Percent's Attack on Unemployment Benefits is a Sign of Our Broken Democracy
Adam Shah | commondreams.org | 2020-08-01
The long-term systemic reason that working people are willing to accept jobs that cannot provide enough income to cover basic needs is because they are unable to organize and demand higher wages. Unionization is clearly tied to higher and more equal wages. (Photo: SEIU via Twitter) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/union_0.jpg

Turkish beauty who stole hearts | as Halime Sultan becomes face of Pakistan
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-01
Turkish actress Esra Bilgiàß whom we have all come to know and love as Halime Sultan in Turkey's globally-acclaimed TV series Ertugrul: Resurrection announced that she will be collaborating with Pakistani mobile company Jazz.Taking to her social media accounts, Bilgiàß posted a stunning picture of herself in red to her 3.8 million followers and wrote: "I think its time to tell the world #Dunyakobatado #JazzSuper4G," revealing her collaboration with Pakistan's leading telecommunication network.Who is Halime Sultan's No.1?In a separate tweet, Bilgiàß wrote, "I found my no.1 in Pakistan," sending f…

'Without a Doubt, an Alien Craft': UFO Gets Spotted by Security Cam, Conspiracy Theorist Claims
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-01
In his blog, Waring argued that the object in the video appears to be way slower than a meteor, and that it even ends up changing its shape during flight.

Moscow calls Polish claims it planted explosives on crashed president Kaczynski's plane 'endless fantasy-making'
rt.com | 2020-08-01
Polish allegations that Russia planted TNT aboard the plane of President Lech Kaczynski that crashed in 2010 are a figment of their imagination, Moscow said, advising Warsaw to listen to the pilots' communications again. | "Reality has firmly intertwined with fiction, turning it into an endless fantasy-making process," Maria Zakharova, Russia's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, wrote on Facebook about the freshly released preliminary results of Poland's second probe into the decade old tragedy. | This inves…

'We're here for the long run': TikTok's US general manager dismisses Trump's ban plan
rt.com | 2020-08-01
As the clock runs down on Friday night's vow by President Donald Trump to ban TikTok in the US, the Chinese-owned social media platform has responded by insisting that it's not going anywhere and plans to create more US jobs. | "We've heard your outpouring of support and we want to say thank you, we're not planning on going anywhere," TikTok US General Manager Vanessa Pappas said in a video message on Saturday morning. | She added that TikTok already has 1,500 employees in the US, plans to hire an additional 10,000 over the next three years, and has a billion-dollar fund to support creators on the massively po…

Federal agents won't leave Portland until 'anarchists and agitators' are properly dealt with — Trump
rt.com | 2020-08-01
Portland must be free of violent protesters before federal officers operating in the city can leave, Donald Trump has warned, after the Oregon government announced that agents would be replaced by state police. | "Homeland Security is not leaving Portland until local police complete cleanup of Anarchists and Agitators!" the US president tweeted on Saturday. | Local media reported that Friday night's protest in the city was attended by several thousand people and was largely peaceful. | Department of Homeland…

'Best gift he can give the Dems': #GenZ trending after Trump announces TikTok ban, sending Twitter into overdrive
rt.com | 2020-08-01
An announcement by US President Donald Trump that he is shutting down video app TikTok has sent netizens into panic mode, with some going as far as predicting that the move, bound to enrage Generation Z, will cost him an election. | …

Xenugate: Resurfaced VIDEO of top contender for Biden's VP pick addressing Scientology church in LA goes viral
rt.com | 2020-08-01
California Rep. Karen Bass, thought to be on the shortlist of potential running mates for Joe Biden, has appeared in a resurfaced clip giving a glowing speech to a new Scientology church — a group widely deemed a predatory "cult." | Dated from the 2010 ribbon-cutting ceremony at a newly renovated Scientology church in Los Angeles, Bass is seen lavishing praise on the group's founder L. Ron Hubbard, who parlayed a faltering career as a science fiction writer into a successful new religious movement, starting with his 1950 work…

Russophobia is Going Viral… Again
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-08-01
The writers at AP and NYT believe beyond a doubt that all Russian media is controlled by the state. They cannot believe that Russians want to have a diverse and free media and have their say in global affairs. Watch the video and read more in the Editorial article.

The Twitter Virus Task Force
Mark Fiore | progressive.org | 2020-07-31
Besides the laughable and fantastical, Trump crew's latest miracle doctor happens to have some pretty horrible anti-LGBTQ views that don't exactly fit the mold of sound science.

Hundreds of thousands mobilize on social media to oppose US school reopenings
wsws.org | 2020-07-31
Over the past month, an explosion of opposition to the unsafe reopening of schools has developed on social media, primarily through dozens of Facebook groups with a combined global membership of well over 300,000.

The Future of Trust-Busting Is in Joe Biden's Hands
Matt Sedlar | cepr.net | 2020-07-31
The New Republic See article on original site Pigs are flying! Up is down! The public approves of how Congress handled something! After Wednesday's much-anticipated hearing with the chief executive officers of Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Apple, onlookers in the media and activist community generally thought that the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust members showed …

Hundreds of thousands mobilize on social media to oppose US school reopenings
wsws.org | 2020-07-31
An explosion of opposition to the unsafe reopening of schools has developed on social media, primarily through dozens of Facebook groups with a combined global membership of over 300,000.

Cuban Historian Eusebio Leal Spengler Dies at 78
telesurenglish.net | 2020-07-31
Cuba's authorities Friday announced the death of Havana's historian Eusebio Leal Spengler's at the age of 78 due to a deadly disease. | RELATED: | Cuba to Send Doctors to Four Caribbean Countries and Argentina | Politicians, journalists, and social activists have begun to show their condolences on social networks. | "Let us celebrate his wonderful passage through life, which was too short for those who loved him," Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel tweeted. | The country will…

Trump Threatens to Deploy National Guard in Portland
telesurenglish.net | 2020-07-31
The U.S. President Donald Trump Thursday threatened to send the National Guard to Portland if the wave of protests provoked by the "terrorist hive" doesn't stop by the end of the week. | RELATED: | Portland's Anti-Racist Protesters Hold Firm After Two Months | "If the protests are not quelled in two days, I will send the National Guard to clean Portland of this terrorist hive," Trump tweeted. | Portland has become the protest's epicenter in the U.S. after several videos and testi…

'Huge finger to the public': Johnson prompts outrage after nominating Russian-born media mogul Evgeny Lebedev for peerage
rt.com | 2020-07-31
Evegeny Lebedev, the Russian-British owner of the Independent and the Evening Standard newspapers, has been nominated for peerage by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, setting off a round of hysteria on social media. | Moscow-born Lebedev is the son of Alexander Lebedev, a former member of the KGB, who was stationed at the Soviet Union's London embassy in the 1980s. | After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the father made his fortune in banking and eventually moved to the UK permanently — and both he and his son are outspoken critics of Russian President Vladimir Putin. | But ardent believers in the narrativ…

#IStandWithRingo: Iowa senator draws ire of dog lovers after criticizing opponent for 'taking selfies' with her pet
rt.com | 2020-07-31
Iowa Senator Joni Ernst provoked a storm of criticism on Twitter after attempting to shame her election opponent for the crime of taking selfies with her dog and ultimately learned the hard way: leave the pets out of it. | The incumbent Republican senator who is seeking re-election in November blasted her opponent, Democrat Theresa Greenfield, for her lack of leadership which was apparently demonstrated by the fact that she takes pictures with her dog. | Speaking during a campaign conference call on Wednesday, Ernst called out Greenfield, saying she "has been hiding in her basement taking selfies with her dog…

Boris Johnson nominates his own brother, Tory grandees and Brexit backers for peerages
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-31
The prime minister has nominated his own brother Jo Johnson, his chief strategic adviser Edward Lister and several Tory grandees for peerages, while a suite of Brexiteers are also set for the Lords.Philip May, husband of Theresa May, Boris Johnson's predecessor in Downing Street, is also destined for a knighthood, a list of nominations published on 31 July showed.On social media, a number of people labelled the choices as 'cronyism': | t.co/AjgBpnAtUy | — Lucy Campbell ?? (@lucy_campbell_) July 31,…

Russophobia Goes Viral Again… And Fatally No Cure
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-07-31
This week saw U.S. media reports claiming that Russian military intelligence is spreading disinformation about the coronavirus to sow discord ahead of the November presidential election. Such reports are nothing but more bombast and reprehensible Russophobia as part of a chronic mental condition which seems to have no cure. | Meanwhile, British media reported claims…

Video: Covid-19 and the Censorship of Medical Doctors. LancetGate and the Suppression of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ)
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-30
Medical doctors at an event in front of the US Supreme Court are accused of making false statements. | The video of their press conference was removed by Youtube and Facebook. They are accused by CNN of spreading "fake science" | The …

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…

Israeli arms company in London is targeted as activists launch Palestine Action network
Eliza Egret | thecanary.co | 2020-07-30
Activists targeted Israeli arms company Elbit Systems' UK headquarters early on 30 July. Elbit staff came to work to find the building covered in graffiti and splattered with paint. The action comes on the same day that a new network called Palestine Action was launched. | Palestine Action has launched; join us; get mobilised; take action; end complicity in Israel's war crimes & apartheid regime #PalestineAction pic.twitter.com/TlIBeNo5D9 | –…

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…

Turkish parliament approves new social media law raising fears of censorship and harassment
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-30
The Turkish parliament on July 29, Wednesday, passed an amendment to the country's internet law making it compulsory for social media sites to appoint a legal representative in Turkey and implement all court orders on an immediate basis. The law will become effective from October 1. | According to the new law, any social media platform based abroad which has at least a million users must assign at least one legal representative in Turkey, preferably a Turkish citizen. The contents of social media sites such as Facebook, TikTok and others can be scrutinized by the courts and failure to implement court orders would…

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…

Lawyers' Committee Statement On Trump Tweet Suggesting Delay In November Election
commondreams.org | 2020-07-30

ACLU Comment on Trump Tweet About Delaying Election
commondreams.org | 2020-07-30

Trump's Election Disruption Tweet Is Desperate and Wrong
commondreams.org | 2020-07-30

Does Trump want Pelosi for president? Twitter goes wild over his suggestion to delay election
rt.com | 2020-07-30
After Donald Trump seemed to suggest delaying the election, the idea of 'President Pelosi' gained momentum online, as the House of Representatives speaker would theoretically be the next in line to assume the office. | Trump's idea on Thursday to delay the November presidential election due to public concerns around the Covid-19 pandemic and his own distrust of mail-in voting might make the Democrats dream come true, since "delaying" the election doesn't implicitly extend any term limits. | The order of succession of the US highest office is such that if both the president and the vice president's terms end, t…

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.

Ummah, Global community require paradigm shift for survival
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-30
TEHRAN, Jul. 30 (MNA) — In a tweet on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote that Islamic Ummah and global community require paradigm shift for survival.

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…

'Must know results the same night!' Trump attacks mail-voting AGAIN after suggestion to delay 2020 election misfires
rt.com | 2020-07-30
US President Donald Trump has once again taken aim at the notion of having all voters cast mail-in ballots in the 2020 presidential election, suggesting that via that route the outcome may not be known until "even years later." | "Must know Election results on the night of the Election, not days, months, or even years later!" Trump tweeted on Thursday, shortly before arguing that "universal mail-in voting" at the November election will turn it into the "most inaccurate and fraudulent election in history." | Must know Election results on the night of the Election, not days, months, or even years later!– D…

Trump can't & shouldn't move election date, head of US election commission says after president muses about delay
rt.com | 2020-07-30
Donald Trump's suggestion of delaying the upcoming presidential election was given short shrift by the head of the Federal Election Commission (FEC), who said the president has no power to do so. | Ellen Weintraub responded to a tweet from Trump on Thursday in which the president floated a possible delay to the vote due to mail-in voting fraud concerns. "No. You don't have the power to move the election. Nor should it be moved," she said. | No, Mr. President. No. You don't have the power to move the election. Nor should it be moved. States and localities are asking you and Congress for funds so they can proper…

Feds won't leave Portland 'until there is safety': Trump rejects Oregon governor's claim that 'occupying force' is leaving city
rt.com | 2020-07-30
Less than a day after Oregon's governor claimed federal agents would leave Portland and let local officials handle Black Lives Matter protesters, President Donald Trump said they are going nowhere until things are under control. | In a Thursday morning tweet, Trump said Governor Kate Brown "isn't doing her job" and insisted that protesters must be cleared out and "in some cases" arrested. "If she can't do it, the Federal Government will do it for her. We will not be leaving until there is safety!" he wrote. | Kate Brown, Governor of Oregon, isn't doing her job. She must clear out, and in some cases arrest, the…

Trump moots delaying 2020 election over mail-in poll concerns 'until people can properly, securely & safely vote'
rt.com | 2020-07-30
Mail-in voting threatens to make the November election the "most inaccurate & fraudulent" in US history, so the nation may be better off simply postponing it, President Donald Trump has suggested in a tweet. | Sharing his ongoing concerns over mail-in voting, Trump raised the possibility of delaying the election "until people can properly, securely and safely vote." | With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history. It will be a great embarrassment to the USA. Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely…

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…

Trump Suggests Delay in 2020 Elections, Citing Inaccurate Claims on Voter Fraud
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-07-30
President Donald Trump floated the idea of delaying the 2020 elections on Thursday morning, as he invoked repeatedly disproven claims that mail-in voting is susceptible to voter fraud. | Trump did not say whether he would seek to postpone the elections, but rather suggested the idea to his Twitter followers. | "With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history," Trump tweeted on Wednesday morning. "It will be…

Herman Cain Dies of COVID-19
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-07-30
Herman Cain, a pizza business magnate who unsuccessfully ran for the 2012 Republican Party nomination for president, has died Thursday due to complications from coronavirus. | Cain had tested positive for COVID-19 on June 29. Just two days later, he was hospitalized after developing "serious" symptoms of the disease, according to a message that appeared on his Twitter account in early July. | "There is no way of knowing for sure how or where Mr. Cain contracted the…

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…

Big Google and Facebook Are Watching You!
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-07-30
by Thomas KLIKAUER, Nadine CAMPBELL | 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 answers to an urgent question. More than four billion people see the Internet as central to the way how they communicate, learn, study, go shopping, participate in the business, and organise themselves socially as well as politically. | Among the big five or what…

'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.

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.