2020-08-10: Social Media Postees

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Twitter spreads paid US gov't propaganda while falsely claiming it bans state media ads
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2020-08-10
Twitter says it bans ads from state-affiliated media outlets. However, US government propaganda organs like Voice of America's VOA Persian…

Trump's Payroll Tax Deferral Aims to Weaken and Kill Social Security and Medicare
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-10
All politicians lie. Rare exceptions prove the rule. | Trump is Exhibit A, a serial liar never to be trusted, a menace to virtually everything just societies hold dear. | Last February 8 he tweeted: "We will not be touching your Social …

Hundreds of looters raid Chicago after riots break out over police shooting (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
rt.com | 2020-08-10
Chicago has been gripped by large-scale rioting and looting, believed to have been sparked by a police shooting in the city. Law enforcement are reportedly struggling to restore order. | Social media was flooded with photographs and videos showing widespread chaos in the city. Footage shows large crowds walking through the streets with looted merchandise, as people rush in and out of stores. | According to eyewitness reports, looters targeted large department stores such as Macy's and Nordstrom, as well as luxury shops including Gucci, Louis Vuitton and even a Tesla dealership. Countless other businesses were…

What could it mean? Twitter erupts with sarcastic suggestions after Trump refers to himself as 'President T'
rt.com | 2020-08-10
Donald Trump has sparked yet another Twitter drama after referring to himself as 'President T' in a post questioning the loyalty of a senator, prompting users to make sarcastic suggestions of what the 'T' could possibly stand for. | In the Monday tweet, Trump accused Republican Senator Ben Sasse of "going rogue" after he sharply criticized the president's executive orders aimed at providing coronavirus relief while bypassing Congress. | RINO Ben Sasse, who needed my support and endorsement in order to get the Republican nomination for Senate from the GREAT State of Nebraska, has, now that he's got it (Thank yo…

Victim of 'systemic racism'? Biden's Ferguson anniversary tweet flops… as his own DOJ justified Michael Brown shooting
rt.com | 2020-08-10
Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden seemingly forgot what was made clear by his own administration when he was vice president under Obama: Evidence shows that Michael Brown was killed while assaulting a police officer. | That was the conclusion of a US Department of Justice investigation in 2015, during the Obama-Biden administration, when the feds exonerated former Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson in the August 2014 sho…

West wants to avoid strategic coop. between Iran, East
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-09
TEHRAN, Aug. 09 (MNA) — In a tweet on Sunday, Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani wrote that the west is in favor of avoiding Iran from developing ties with the eastern countries.

OUCH! Falling on a Pole Like That Must've Hurt
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-09
Some things hurt more than others, and falling on a pole with your legs open must be one of them. In a 'painful' viral video, the distress is palpable.

The End of Big Tech?
Scott Galloway | zcomm.org | 2020-08-08
Calls Grow to Break Up Facebook, Amazon for "Mob-Like" Behavior, Monopoly Power…

Georgia highschoolers use social media to expose disastrous conditions as schools reopen
wsws.org | 2020-08-08
Two students from Georgia's North Paulding High School were suspended after photos of hallways packed with crowds of unmasked students went viral on social media.

President Trump signs executive orders banning Chinese social media apps TikTok and WeChat
wsws.org | 2020-08-08
On Thursday, the US president signed two executive orders that will ban the operation of TikTok and WeChat in the US unless they are acquired by US-based companies within 45 days.

TikTok Diplomacy: A Digital Containment Doctrine
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-08
With TikTok, Donald Trump is adding State Department coercion to his "art of the deal" toolkit. After months of feigned concern that the viral TikTok app represents a "trojan horse" for the Communist Party of China to access U.S. consumer data, the Trump Administration issued the Chinese company an ultimatum: sell the app to a U.S. buyer, or be shut down. | Microsoft has stepped forward as a potential buyer of TikTok, a clone of the Chinese video app Douyin tailored for a Western audience.

'Too much pot brownie': Clinton slams NYT's Maureen Dowd over claim it's been 36 YEARS since a man & woman ran on Dem ticket
rt.com | 2020-08-08
Hillary Clinton and thousands of others roasted a now-corrected story and tweet from the New York Times claiming the last time there was a mixed-gender presidential ticket for the Democratic Party was in the '80s. | "It's hard to fathom, but it has been 36 years since a man and a woman ran together on a Democratic Party ticket," the New York Times' Opinion Twitter account wrote, linking to an article by columnist Maureen Dowd, which included the same quote. | How does an error this significant get past an editor? pic.twitter.com/yiCKdXDXLY– Yashar Ali ü&…

He 'deserves a raise': 'Karen' roasted for shaming store manager for not doing enough about non-mask wearer
rt.com | 2020-08-08
A trans activist's attempt to shame a grocery store manager over not enforcing a Covid-19 mask mandate has epically backfired, with critics labeling the complainer a "super Karen." | "I was just threatened w/assault at @kroger in Louisville because I asked another customer to wear a mask, and she refused," Danielle Muscato tweeted. | Muscato said a manager was informed of the confrontation and talked to the non-mask wearing customer, but "refused to do anything more." | Muscato then posted an image of the store manager, named him, and attempted to shame him. | "His name is Andy, and he does not want Twitter t…

Bill Gates Warns That TikTok Is a 'Poison Chalice' Amid Potential Microsoft Takeover
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-08
The former CEO and co-founder of technology giant Microsoft has weighed in on the Trump administration's push for an American company to purchase Chinese-owned video-sharing social media app Tik Tok.

'Queen of Shade': Hillary Clinton Riles Up Social Media as She Mocks Columnist
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-08
The original version of the column in question apparently mentioned that it has been 36 years since "a man and a woman ran together on a Democratic Party ticket", even though Hillary Clinton ran for president in 2016.

Two Lebanese shot dead in Tehran in rare shootout
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-08
Two Lebanese nationals were shot dead by unknown assailants in Tehran, in what is being described as a rare incident of shooting in the Iranian capital. A father and daughter were shot by motorcycle-borne armed assailants north of Tehran's Pasdaran neighborhood on Friday, according to local media.The semi-official Fars News Agency identified the victims as Habib Davoodi and Maryam Davoodi, both Arab-speaking Lebanese nationals.Many social media users said the shooting took place near the Tehran house of slain Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who was killed along with top Iranian general Qassem Sole…

[Articles] Mortality in adults with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis and HIV by antiretroviral therapy and tuberculosis drug use: an individual patient data meta-analysis
Gregory P Bisson, Mayara Bastos, Jonathon R Campbell, Didi Bang, James C Brust, Petros Isaakadis, Christoph Lange, Dick Menzies, Giovanni B Migliori, Jean W Pape, Domingo Palmero, Parvaneh Baghei, Payam Tabarsi, Piret Viiklepp, Stalz Vilbrun, Jonathan Walsh, Suzanne M Marks | thelancet.com | 2020-08-08
Use of ART and more effective anti-tuberculosis drugs is associated with lower odds of death among HIV-positive patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. Access to these therapies should be urgently pursued.

Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook: The Big Four High Tech Oligarchs Appear Before the US Congress
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-07
Silicon Valley continues to sprawl in influence, and its modern robber barons bestride the globe with a confidence verging on contempt. The technology giants that mark that region of California are praised as "virtuosos of ingenuity," to use Steve Forbes' …

Ranking the Infinite Greed, Power and Controls of Giant Corporations
Ralph Nader | commondreams.org | 2020-08-07
This combination of file photos shows Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Apple CEO Tim Cook. (Photo: DSK/AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/ceos.jpg

Facebook Removes Foreign Pro-Trump Troll Farms
telesurenglish.net | 2020-08-07
Facebook and Instagram Thursday took action to prevent their platforms from being used by U.S. President Donald Trump's supporters to promote his reelection campaign. | RELATED: | Trump Insists on Virus Disappearance and Children Immunity | A Romania-based troll farm pushed pro-Trump content under the names of "Black People Vote For Trump" on Instagram and "We Love Our President" on Facebook. | The content published in those fake accounts and pages was allegedly managed by U.S. ci…

American Failures: August, 2020
Joseph Natoli | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-07
It's probably unpatriotic and maybe treasonable to talk about American failures but they are now so glaring that some 12 minutes of read time seems pardonable in this Age of Twitter "discourse." That such obvious failures, if admitted at all, are politicized relative to which side of the Blue/Red street you are one is itself…

TikTok — Trump's anti-China tech war is a protection racket for U.S. capital
Ian Goodrum | peoplesworld.org | 2020-08-07
I can't say I expected a viral teen dance smartphone app to be the latest flashpoint in President Donald Trump's war on all things China. But that's 2020 for you. TikTok, the wildly popular short video platform owned by Chinese company ByteDance, is in the U.S. government's crosshairs due to alleged national security risks. Trump …

Thursday 8/6: Communities of Color: Communicating Safe Voting Options for November
NAACP, Human Rights Campaign & others | indybay.org | 2020-08-07
Online via livestream at Human Rights Campaign Facebook…

Thursday 8/6: Voting Rights Act 55th Anniversary: COVID19, Voter Suppression, Vote by Mail, & More
Faith In Action | indybay.org | 2020-08-07
Online via Twitter…

WATCH: Rescuers comb Air India Express crash site in desperate search for survivors
rt.com | 2020-08-07
Rescue operations are underway after an Air India Express passenger flight carrying over 190 people overshot the runway and broke into two, killing at least 14 people and injuring 123 more in the southern Indian state of Kerala. | Videos and photos circulating on social media show the serious damage to the plane, as rescuers comb through the wreckage to find survivors. Rescue vehicles can be seen on site in footage that shows a hectic scene, with many running around and frantically talking into cell phones. | There were total 184 passengers, including 10 infants and 6 crew members, including 2 pilots onboard

17 dead, 173 hospitalized after Air India Express flight skids off runway in Kerala with 191 people on board, splits in two
rt.com | 2020-08-07
An Air India Express passenger flight en route from Dubai with 191 people on board overshot the runway during landing at Kerala's Kozhikode airport. Police officials confirmed 17 deaths with another 173 injured. | Officials also confirmed that both the pilot and co-pilot perished in the disastrous crash landing. | Media reports said the plane overshot the runway, fell into a valley and broke up. Images and video circulating on social media showed the aircraft broken into two pieces with rescue operations underway. | There were total 184 passengers, including 10 infants and 6 crew members, including 2 pilots on…

'National security threat'? Trump signs executive orders on TikTok & WeChat, bans transactions with Chinese owners in 45 days
rt.com | 2020-08-07
US President Donald Trump has issued a series of executive orders addressing what he dubbed a technological national emergency, barring all transactions with the Chinese owners of social media apps TikTok and WeChat after 45 days. | Citing the "threat posed by TikTok," the president signed an order on Thursday prohibiting "any transaction by any person… subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, with ByteDance Ltd.," the Beijing-based tech firm that owns the platform. | BREAKING: President Trump just issued an executive order "on Addressing the Threat Posed by TikTok." It takes effect in 45 days, proh…

'Biden no longer worthy of the black vote': Trump pounces on 'Sleepy Joe' for controversial diversity statement
rt.com | 2020-08-07
Donald Trump attacked Joe Biden by tweeting that he is "no longer worthy of the Black Vote," after his controversial statement. Now both presidential candidates are under fire for their comments on the African American community. | "After yesterday's statement, Sleepy Joe Biden is no longer worthy of the Black Vote!" the president tweeted Friday morning. He referenced the Thursday interview with the presumptive Democratic nominee, where he seemingly said that the Latino community is very diverse "unlike" the Af…

Manhattan suffers MASSIVE power outage, huge portions of NYC plunged into darkness (VIDEOS)
rt.com | 2020-08-07
A massive power outage early Friday morning left a large portions of Manhattan in the dark. According to local media, the electricity came back up for most of the area after half-an-hour. | The outage comes shortly after tropical storm Isais battered the US East Coast, wreaking havoc in its path and cutting power to at least 1.3 million customers. | @News12NJ pic.twitter.com/39bcEkWJ4s– Jeremy Settle (@JeremySettle) August 7, 2020 | There appears to be a significant

Manhattan suffers MASSIVE power outage, huge portions of NYC plunged into darkness (VIDEOS)
rt.com | 2020-08-07
A massive power outage early Friday morning left a large portions of Manhattan in the dark. According to local media, the electricity came back up for most of the area after half-an-hour. | The outage comes shortly after tropical storm Isais battered the US East Coast, wreaking havoc in its path and cutting power to at least 1.3 million customers. | Here's a look at the moment the power goes out in upper Manhattan this morning at 5: 17AM @News12NJ pic.twitter.com/39bcEkWJ4s– Jeremy Settle (@JeremySettle)

'War on gamers?!' Twitter freaks out fearing Trump's ambiguous 'Tencent ban' could hit Fortnite, League of Legends, PUBG & others
rt.com | 2020-08-07
A vaguely worded White House executive order targeting WeChat — owned by Chinese digital entertainment giant Tencent Holdings — has triggered panic online that the move could deal a death blow to the global video gaming industry. | US President Donald Trump signed the order late on Thursday evening, banning American firms from doing business with Tencent — or at least any transactions "related to" its messaging app, WeChat. The move kicked off a frenzy of speculation from netizens, who pointed to the fact that Tencent holds large stakes in a series of major game developers. That roster include…

'It's okay when it comes out of Chuck Schumer's mouth?' Democrat senator says schools must reopen or economy suffers
rt.com | 2020-08-07
Republicans and Democrats failed to reach a compromise on a Covid-19 economic relief bill, but one comment from Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-New York) about schools needing to reopen has some seeing hypocrisy on the left. | Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-California) and Schumer addressed the press after failed negotiations with Republicans on a potential relief bill. While many of their complaints about Republicans refusing to continue robust unemployment and other government programs was to be expected, one comment from Schumer went viral as it didn't seem to match the outrage shown to President Donald Trump when he mentioned…

Botswana Rules Out Toxic Chemicals, Viral Diseases as Cause of Mysterious Elephant Deaths
sputniknews.com | 2020-08-07
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Botswana's Environment Ministry said Friday it had ruled out agrochemicals and infectious pathogens as a possible cause of hundreds of elephant deaths reported since March.

Students Suspended for Taking Pictures of Crowds in Georgia School's Reopening
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-08-07
A high school in Paulding County, Georgia, is facing steep criticism for how it has handled reopening its schools after several images on social media revealed a lack of social distancing and mask-wearing among the student body. | But rather than addressing these concerns or taking precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the district instead appears to be disciplining students that have shared these images on social media. | Hannah Watters, a 15-year-old student at North Paulding High…

Britain's National Health Service workers demand pay rise amid COVID-19 crisis
wsws.org | 2020-08-07
Hundreds of health workers demonstrated in London last week and dozens of protests are scheduled in cities across the country this Saturday, organised by Facebook groups.

Canada: Last Intact Ice Shelf Collapses Due to Global Warming
telesurenglish.net | 2020-08-07
The last intact ice shelf in the Canadian Arctic collapsed and lost a large part of his area due to extremely high temperatures, according to the Canadian Ice Service (CIS), as reported on Friday. | RELATED: | India: A Plane Crashes At Landing During Monsoon Season | "Above normal air temperatures, offshore winds and open water in front of the ice shelf are all part of the recipe for ice shelf break up," the CIS tweeted. | According to Luke Copland, a Glaciologist at the University of…

'Fluctuations in macroeconomic indicators don't reflect Turkey's reality'
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-07
Fluctuations in macroeconomic indicators do not reflect the reality of the Turkish economy, the country's industry and technology minister said on Friday.Turkey's economy is on the path of production, employment, and innovation, Mustafa Varank wrote on Twitter."We will take Turkey to the levels it deserves with steps to boost the investment appetite for development," he said.His remarks came after the Turkish lira lost ground to other currencies.Late Thursday, the dollar/lira exchange rate hit an all-time high of over 7.30.After the Central Bank took steps Friday to tighten liquidity conditions, the exchange rate…

Another PKK terrorist surrenders to Turkish forces
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-07
One more PKK terrorist surrendered to security forces in southeastern Turkey, the National Defense Ministry said on Friday. | The PKK terrorist fleeing from the shelter areas in northern Iraq surrendered to the border post in the Cizre district of Sirnak province, the ministry said on Twitter. | "While the operations of the Turkish Armed Forces against the PKK terrorist group continue without slowing down, escapes from the organization continue," the statement added. | On Monday, the Turkish Interior Ministry announced that a total of 123 terrorists have turned themselves in to Turkish security forces in 2020.

Macron says 'Lebanon is not alone' as he visits devastated Beirut, gets quickly blasted for hypocrisy
rt.com | 2020-08-06
French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted in solidarity with people of Lebanon following the massive explosion in its capital. It did not go over well and just reminded critics of the troubled history the two countries share. | On Thursday Macron became the first international leader to visit Beirut, which was literally "devastated" by the blast in the city's port on Tuesday, as local authorities put it. It was supposed to be a gesture of goodwill and the beginning of an international aid effort. The French…

Social Media Sites Pull Trump's Posts for Violating COVID Misinformation Rules
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-08-06
Two social media sites took bold action against accounts belonging to President Donald Trump and his presidential election campaign for sharing videos of an interview in which he made false statements about coronavirus. | "Team Trump," the president's official campaign Twitter account, was temporarily suspended after it had shared the video of T…

Ebola cases in DR Congo rise to 74 in latest outbreak
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-06
At least 74 Ebola virus cases have been recorded in the latest outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the World Health Organization announced Thursday.So far there are 74 cases, with 70 confirmed and four probable, 32 deaths and 28 recoveries from the 11th Ebola virus outbreak in Mbandaka, Equateur province, the WHO African Region tweeted.For several months, the DRC has been battling with several diseasing including, Cholera, Ebola, Measles.Last month the WHO office in the Central African country said that a total of 12,959 people have been vaccinated since the start of the 11th Ebola outbreak in ear…