2020-09-12: Social Media Postees

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[Comment] Secondary prevention of congenital cytomegalovirus infection
Marianne Leruez-Ville, Yves Ville | thelancet.com | 2020-09-12
The burden of congenital cytomegalovirus infection is an unmet public health issue. Congenital cytomegalovirus affects 0 ∑7% of all neonates worldwide, and 15–20% of these have long-term sequelae.1 In high-income countries, around half of infected neonates are infected after maternal primary infection, and the other half after maternal non-primary infection (reactivation or reinfection).2 Since the late 1990s, the development of IgG avidity and PCR to quantify viral DNA load have improved diagnosis of maternal primary infection and of fetal infection with positive PCR in amniotic fluid retrieved by amni…

Egypt's al-Sisi hails Bahrain, Israel normalization
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-12
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi on Friday said he considered the normalization agreement between Israel and Bahrain a step toward peace in the region."I value this important step towards establishing stability and peace in the Middle East, and in a way that achieves a just and permanent settlement for the Palestinian cause," al-Sisi tweeted thanking the parties involved in implementing this "historic step".Israel and Bahrain agreed to establish full diplomatic relations on Friday in a second breakthrough between Israel and its Arab neighbors after it normalized ties with the United Arab Emirates last mont…

Head of Muslim scholars union slams Bahrain-Israel pact
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-12
The Secretary-General of the International Union for Muslim Scholars (IUMS), Ali al-Qaradaghi, on Saturday decried the normalization of relations with Israel as a "treason".On Friday, Bahrain and Israel announced a US-brokered agreement to normalize their relations."How can a person concede his right and the right of the Palestinian people and all Muslims in this blessed land, in our Al-Aqsa Mosque…," al-Qaradaghi said in a video released on his Twitter account.He said the recent developments "require us to stand with the Palestinian cause by all our capabilities".In another tweet, al-Qaradaghi said that the re…

Washington Regime Ban on China's TikTok App: A Dumb Move
Eric Sommer | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-11
The Washington regimes' demand that the Chinese firm ByteDance sell the U.S. presence of its video sharing app TikTok to a U.S. tech company is not a smart move. This follows related demands that the Chinese mobile app WeChat cease …

Facebook, Twitter, And Google Implement Election Data Control
telesurenglish.net | 2020-09-11
Twitter and Google would join Facebook's initiative of blocking premature victory claim to prevent the spreading of fake results and vote-stealing in the next U.S. Presidential Elections. | RELATED: | UK: England COVID-19 Cases Are Doubling Every Seven Days, Study | "Twitter is where people come to hear directly from elected officials and candidates for office, it's where they come to find breaking news, and increasingly, it's an integral source for information on when and how t…

Trump Is Conveniently Ignoring the Climate-Fueled Fires Raging in the West
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-11
On Thursday morning, as deadly wildfires fueled by drought and climate change caused power outages and forced hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate their homes across three Western states, President Trump was tweeting about anything else. | New Mexico would not be "GREAT" unless President Trump is reelected, the president warned, and, he claimed, "America's suburbs" will be "OVERRUN" with protesters and low-income housing projects. Trump attacked political rivals, including President Obam…

Trump applauds major bank for resuming work from office
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-11
US President Donald Trump applauded Friday the decision of banking giant JPMorgan Chase to resume work from office for some senior employees."Congratulations to JPMorgan Chase for ordering everyone BACK TO OFFICE on September 21st. Will always be better than working from home!" he tweeted.The US bank ordered earlier in the day senior sales and trading personnel to return to offices after months of working from home due to the novel coronavirus.Senior managers in sales and trading departments of the company, who are viewed as critical for training new employees, will be returning to work in the New York and London…

Trump says there will be no extension of TikTok deadline
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-11
President Donald Trump said on Thursday the deadline set for Chinese company ByteDance to sell its popular short-video app TikTok's U.S. assets would not be extended."It'll either be closed up or they'll sell it," Trump told reporters before leaving for Michigan. "There will be no extension of the TikTok deadline."TikTok did not immediately respond to a request for comment.ByteDance has been looking to pick a buyer so it can finalize a deal by mid-September and comply with Trump's order to divest TikTok's assets.TikTok is best known for videos of people dancing, which go viral among teenagers. But U.S. officials…

Israel, Bahrain fully normalize diplomatic relations
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-11
The latest agreement was finalized during a telephone call between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Bahrain King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, according to a joint US-Bahrain-Israel statement published on Twitter by US President Donald Trump.The statement hailed the agreement as a "historic breakthrough" that it said would further peace in the region."Opening direct dialogue and ties between these two dynamic societies and advanced economies will continue the positive transformation of the Middle East and increase stability, security and prosperity in the region," it said.Addressing reporters in the Oval…

Netflix breaks silence on 'Cuties' after massive backlash over sexualization of children, defends movie as 'powerful story'
rt.com | 2020-09-11
Netflix has addressed a wave of condemnation directed at its new release 'Cuties,' defending the film as a "powerful" social commentary while hitting back at irate critics who say the movie sexualizes young girls. | Released on the platform internationally earlier this week, the movie immediately stoked controversy, sending #CancelNetflix into the trends on Twitter as thousands denounced the film for wildly inappropriate depictions of children. After days of silence, Netflix attempted to speak to the criticism on Thursday, urging detractors to give the film a chance. | "Cuties is a social commentary against th…

NYT columnist Paul Krugman ripped after claiming Americans reacted 'calmly' to 9/11 & didn't blame Muslims
rt.com | 2020-09-11
Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman reckons post-9/11 America was a simpler time, when George W. Bush did his best to "calm prejudice" and nothing too bad happened to American Muslims. He was swiftly torn apart on Twitter. | The New York Times columnist commemorated the 19th anniversary of the most deadly attack on US soil in spectacular fashion. In a tweet on Friday morning, he claimed that "overall, Americans took 9/11 pretty calmly," that "there wasn't a mass outbreak of anti-Muslim sentiment and violence," and that then-president Bush "tried to calm prejudice, not feed it." | Overall, Americans too…

#AllBuildingsMatter hashtag sends Twitter into meltdown on 9/11 anniversary
rt.com | 2020-09-11
Trending only behind 9/11-related commemorative hashtags, the offbeat #AllBuildingsMatter has stirred anger online, with people accusing those advancing it of mocking tragedy to prove a point about the All Lives Matter slogan. | The three words in question made it to the top of US Twitter trends earlier on Friday, conspicuously overlapping with the 19th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks in which nearly 3,000 perished. | The AllBuildingsMatter hashtag — an explicit evocation of the ongoing US debate — was used to ridicule flaws in the slogan 'All Lives Matter'. Those trying to prove their poin…

'Nothing nefarious at all': Backlash as ex-NSA chief, involved in mass surveillance revealed by Snowden, joins Amazon board
rt.com | 2020-09-10
General Keith Alexander, ex-director of the National Security Agency, who oversaw illegal mass spying on Americans, has been appointed to Amazon's board of directors, drawing the ire of privacy advocates, including Edward Snowden. | Amazon announced that Alexander, who served as NSA director from 2005 up to his retirement in March 2014, will join the company's board on Wednesday. | "We're thrilled to elect a new member to our Board of Directors this month. Welcome, General Keith Alexander!" the tech giant said in a statement on Twitter. | However, some, including the ex-CIA contractor Edward Snowden, were less…

'Nothing nefarious at all': Backlash as ex-NSA chief, involved in mass surveillance revealed by Snowden, joins Amazon board
rt.com | 2020-09-10
General Keith Alexander, ex-director of the National Security Agency, who oversaw illegal mass spying on Americans, has been appointed to Amazon's board of directors, drawing the ire of privacy advocates, including Edward Snowden. | Amazon announced that Alexander, who served as NSA director from 2005 up to his retirement in March 2014, will join the company's board on Wednesday. | "We're thrilled to elect a new member to our Board of Directors this month. Welcome, General Keith Alexander!" the tech giant said in a statement on Twitter. | However, some, including the ex-CIA contractor Edward Snowden, were less…

U.S. govt-linked PR firm ran fake news networks for right-wing Latin American regimes
Ben Norton | mronline.org | 2020-09-10
A major U.S. PR firm located just a few blocks from the White House has been caught running an industrial grade propaganda operation on social media.

Venezuela launches Simón Bolívar Institute for Peace and Solidarity among Peoples
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-10
The Simón Bolívar Institute for Peace and Solidarity among Peoples was launched on September 6, with the presence of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. The Institute was created to strengthen the international relations between Venezuela, Latin America and the world. The launch event was held virtually and broadcasted on YouTube through the institute's official account. Around 106 political and social leaders from across the globe joined the video conference. | International activists and intellectuals including Laura Capote, a Colombian activist and member of the ALBA Movements Secretariat, Vijay Prashad, exec…

New: Simón Bolívar Institute For Peace And Solidarity Among Peoples
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-10
Caracas, VZ – On Sunday, September 6, 205 years since the publication of the Jamaica Letter, the Simón Bolívar Institute for Peace and Solidarity among Peoples was inaugurated as a new space for the research, dissemination, debate, solidarity and strengthening of international relations. | The inauguration took place via YouTube on the Institute's Spanish and English channels. | "Our institute is formally inaugurated today, but the truth is that it already existed. The peoples have raised their voices in favor of Venezuela, and we at the same time have raised our voices for humankind's great causes," said the Pre…

Arab League slammed for not condemning UAE-Israel deal
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-10
The Arab League faced fierce criticism on social media platforms after it dropped a Palestinian draft resolution condemning the UAE-Israel normalization deal. | On Wednesday, an Arab League meeting at the level of foreign ministers was held via video conference after days of ambiguity and division over Palestine's request for an emergency meeting to reject Emirati normalization with Israel. | According to the Arab media outlets, the Palestinian request was met with objection by the tiny kingdom of Bahrain. | In a move that sparked outrage on the social media platforms, the final statement of the Arab ministerial…

Be a viral superspreader
Tom H. Hastings | nationofchange.org | 2020-09-10
We can do this, if we remain nonviolent, committed, and unified.

As COVID spreads: Epidemic of evictions goes viral
Mirinda Crissman | workers.org | 2020-09-10
Houston — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced a federal eviction moratorium on Sept. 1 to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Coming several months into the pandemic, it may help keep many in their homes — but only until Dec. 31. This is very much a case . . . | Continue reading As COVID spreads: Epidemic of evictions goes viral at Workers.org

Trump lied, Americans died
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-09-10
WASHINGTON–There's a hashtag flying fast around Twitter that says all you need to know about the top revelation in Bob Woodward's new book, Rage, containing interviews with and about Oval Office occupant Donald Trump: "#TrumpLiedAmericansDied" it reads. Because that, according to 18 tape-recorded interviews Woodward had with Trump, which are now playing on the Internet, …

'Green' Billionaires Behind Suppression Of 'Planet Of The Humans'
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-10
It is hard to think of an American film that provoked a greater backlash in 2020 than "Planet of the Humans." Focused on the theme of planetary extinction and fanciful proposals to ward it off, the documentary was released for free on YouTube on April 21. The date was significant not only because it was the eve of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, but because a global pandemic was tearing through America's social fabric and exposing the human toll of the country's globalized, growth-obsessed economic model.

French Neocolonialism–MES EP.71
Marwa Osman | thealtworld.com | 2020-09-10
Emmanuel Macron returned to Paris after a three-day journey to Beirut and Baghdad during which he played the role of a modern-day Lawrence of Arabia, promising sovereignty to the long-suffering citizens of Lebanon and Iraq. But can he do it alone? Better yet, how does he plan to do it? To discuss this issue with us from Beirut is Mohamad Kleit, journalist and photographer. | If you follow my twitter account, you must have seen the video that I leaked last week of former US ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell elaborating about how the US bullies its allies into submission. If you haven't seen it yet, here's is y…

Flight Attendants warn layoffs could end any hope of economic recovery
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-09-10
WASHINGTON–Facing massive layoffs at the end of September, the nation's Flight Attendants hit the U.S. Capitol on September 9 to demand solons save airline jobs, and the services the carriers provide. Making the point that without planes flying, medicines, anti-viral supplies, food and other goods wouldn't get to people who need them, members of the …

Trump Says No Extension Will Be Issued Over TikTok Sale Deadline
sputniknews.com | 2020-09-10
US President Donald Trump said on Thursday there would be no extension to the September 15 deadline mandating Chinese social media company TikTok sell its US operations.

Wind causes more fires in California; Oregon at risk
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-10
Strong winds may allow many fires to grow significantly in the US state of California, according to forest and fire protection officials, while its northern neighbor Oregon faces a massive risk from blazes.The CalFire department said in a statement Wednesday it is close to containing many of last month's fires, but several new wildfires were ignited and fanned by strong gusts that reach up to 55 miles (88.5 kilometers) per hour in mountain and foothill areas.CalFire said on Twitter that the creek fire northeast of Shaver Lake in Fresno County is 166,965 acres, and the major fires in Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra C…

Lebanese president promises to punish perpetrators of new Beirut fire, whether 'sabotage or negligence' started it
rt.com | 2020-09-10
With Beirut once again blanketed in black smoke, Lebanese President Michel Aoun suggested that the latest fire in the city may have been the result of sabotage, and vowed to bring those responsible to justice. | "Today's fire may be an intentional act of sabotage, or the result of a technical error, ignorance, or negligence," Aoun tweeted on Thursday. "In all cases, the cause must be known as soon as possible and the perpetrators held accountable." | ÿߟÑÿ±ÿ¶Ÿäÿ≥ ÿπŸàŸÜ: ÿ≠ÿ±ŸäŸ&Ccedi…

'Getting pretty apocalyptic': California skies turn orange as awestruck residents fear the wrath of wildfires
rt.com | 2020-09-10
California residents are fearing impending doom as wildfire smoke has shifted the skies to an ominous orange hue across the Bay Area hundreds of miles away. | The wildfire smoke turned the skies a yellowish hue on Tuesday but the skies have since turned noticeably darker in color, shifting to an eerie orange worthy of a dystopian sci-fi thriller. | pic.twitter.com/GEf0sqdu59– Zach Wigal üëæ (@ZachWigal) September 9, 2020 North Beach today at 12: 30 pm pic…

The government continues to scapegoat the public to cover the fact that it's useless
Eliza Egret | thecanary.co | 2020-09-10
As #BorisTheLiar trends on Twitter, people are outraged that the government is scapegoating the public as coronavirus (Covid-19) figures rise again. | From Monday 14 September, gatherings in England of more than 6 people who are outside of your household will be banned. The government has stated that: [It] will be against the law to meet people you do not live with in a group larger than 6 (unless you are meeting as a household…

Big Tech's Global Reach
Deborah Brown | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-09
Billions of people around the world have come to rely on the services Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google provide to exercise their basic human rights. But for many people, both within and outside the U.S., the concentration of power in these companies has meant considerable harm. It's nearly impossible to avoid using one of these…

Canadian Troops in Saudi Arabia a Legacy of Support for Iraq War
Yves Engler | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-09
The revelation that Canadian soldiers have been in Saudi Arabia for 17 years highlights Canada's ties to the repressive monarchy, contribution to the Iraq war and hollowness of Canadian foreign policy mythology. Recently researcher Anthony Fenton tweeted, "raise your hand if you knew that there was a 'Detachment' of Canadian soldiers serving under US auspices …

Is Repealing Section 230 the Way to Fix Facebook? Exchange with Siva Vaidhyanathan
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2020-09-09
This is the first part of a four part exchange with Siva Vaidhyanthan, a professor of media studies at the University of Virginia. Professor Vaidhyanathan will write a response. I will then draft a rejoinder and he will get the last word. Repeal Section 230 to Fix Facebook Many people are worried that Facebook …

Neo-Nazi Collaborator Jack Posobiec Crosses One Million Twitter Followers
splcenter.org | 2020-09-09
One American News Network (OANN) correspondent Jack Posobiec reached one million Twitter followers over Labor Day weekend. He has repeatedly used the website to promote hate and disinformation and is currently promoting unsubstantiated and potentially inflammatory claims suggesting that Democrats are plotting to steal the 2020 election from President Trump.

'I'm Charlie F***ing Manson's Daughter!': Woman Lashes Out at Taco Bell Staffers Over Order Price
sputniknews.com | 2020-09-09
A video of a woman lambasting Taco Bell staffers because of the price of tacos was first shared on Reddit on Tuesday before going viral. Apart from spewing insults at the employees, the customer also claimed that she is a daughter of Charles Manson – a US-born criminal and cult leader.

'Height of cowardice': Mother accused of using baby as human shield at BLM protest in LA
rt.com | 2020-09-09
Black Lives Matter protesters have taken to the streets of LA for the fourth consecutive night, but footage of a mother holding her infant has sparked Twitter allegations of human shields and terrorist tactics being used. | The crowd of at least 100 protesters gathered near the South LA sheriff's deputy station for the fourth straight night of demonstrations, with police declaring an unlawful assembly shortly thereafter, amid a torrent of vile verbal abuse from several protesters. | LA protester to police: "Use a f*cking donut as a flesh light" pic.twitter.com/oheyuNoEZx[m…

Pandemic Reflexes: Lockdowns and Arrests in Victoria, Australia
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-09
Ugly. Rough. Police in the Australian state of Victoria muscling their way in. The father and children watching. It had all arisen because the pregnant mother in question had engaged in conduct defined as incitement. In a post on her Facebook page, Zoe Buhler had urged Victorians to protest the coronavirus lockdown rules over the…