2020-09-14: Social Media Postees

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Iran summons German ambassador over meddlesome remarks
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-14
TEHRAN, Sep. 14 (MNA) — Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has summoned the German Ambassador over meddlesome tweets of the embassy.

Facebook allows users to watch videos together online
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-14
Facebook Inc said on Monday that its users will now be able to watch videos with their friends online using the social media company's Messenger app, enabling them to see reactions in real time.The "Watch Together" feature will allow a user to add up to eight people through a video call and up to 50 people through its videoconferencing tool Messenger Rooms.The company launched the tool in July as it looks to take on Zoom Video communications inc that became a household name driven by the coronavirus-driven boom in demand for its platform.Facebook joins a crowded field of companies rushing to dominate the stay-at-…

Sep. session of IAEA board of directors to kick off on Mon
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-13
TEHRAN, Sep. 14 (MNA) — Russia's Permanent Representative to International Organizations in Vienna Mikhail Ulyanov in a tweet announced that the September session of the IAEA board of directors is to start on Monday.

Wholesome Answers as Chris Evans' Brother Asks What He Missed on Social Media Amid Bro's Nude Leak
sputniknews.com | 2020-09-13
Earlier on Saturday, Twitter trends were blown off the boards by what is believed to be pictures of Chris Evans in the nude the actor appeared to have leaked himself after recklessly posting a story that revealed his camera roll.

Trump Signs New Order to Slash Drug Prices to 'Same Low Price Big Pharma Gives Other Countries'
sputniknews.com | 2020-09-13
US President Donald Trump's Sunday tweet was short on details of his latest order targeting the pharmaceutical business, but the text posted on the White House website clarified that the Medicare system for over-65s would pay no more for drugs than in any other developed nation.

'Highly Honored Bay of Pigs Award': Trump Brags About Receiving Non-Existent Prize
sputniknews.com | 2020-09-13
The Bay of Pigs was the location of a failed invasion by Cuban exiles supported by the US who were opposed to Fidel Castro's revolution. While there is no award named after this 1961 event, Trump nonetheless received an endorsement from the Bay of Pigs Veterans association.

Oman welcomes Bahrain's initiative to normalise ties with Israel
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-13
Oman welcomes Bahrain's decision to normalise relations with Israel, Oman state TV reported on Sunday."The Sultanate welcomes the initiative taken by the sisterly kingdom of Bahrain," the channel said on its Twitter account.Oman hopes "this new strategic path taken by some Arab countries will contribute to bringing about a peace based on an end to the Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands and on establishing an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as capital," it added….

Facebook says it'll REMOVE all posts alleging Oregon fires 'were started by certain groups'
rt.com | 2020-09-13
Facebook has announced that it will be wiping messages alleging that wildfires, which have been sweeping through Oregon, might be the work of certain groups after the FBI brushed off reports of arson as "conspiracy theories." | "We are removing false claims that the wildfires in Oregon were started by certain groups," Andy Stone, policy communications manager at Facebook, tweeted late on Saturday. | Defending what is effectively an act of censorship by the social media giant, Stone noted that speculation suggesting the blazes have been ignited by extremists are forcing law enforcement to "divert resources from…

Remembering David Graeber
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-13
David Graeber, who died tragically last week at the age of 59, was, as everyone knows, an anarchist. He didn't like to wear it as an identity, as should be very obvious from his Twitter bio ('I see anarchism as something you do not an identity so don't call me the anarchist anthropologist'), but anarchism was the foundation of his politics. | He was also a friend of mine. When I was first introduced to him, I probably reacted like I was meeting Beyonce. I was a huge fan of his work — when I was doing my masters in African Studies I picked up a copy of Debt, and I credit reading it with renewing my interest…

Colombia: Indigenous Leader and His Daughter Killed in Cauca
telesurenglish.net | 2020-09-12
Colombia's National Indigenous Organization (ONIC) Friday denounced the murder of indigenous leader Oliverio Conejo and his daughter Emy Yaqueline in the Totoro municipality, Cauca department. | RELATED: | Colombia: Ex-FARC Combatant Assassinated in Antioquia | "We denounce the assassination of the Health Service Provider Institution (IPS) coordinator Oliverio Conejo and his daughter. He was the leader of the Totoroes indigenous reservation in Cauca," ONIC tweeted. | The activist and his…

Sept. 26: No New Cold War International Forum
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-12
For our second international webinar, we're bringing together peace activists from China, the US, Britain, South Africa, India, Morocco, Bolivia and Belgium to discuss how to oppose the US-led New Cold War. | The event will take place on Zoom, on Saturday 26 September, 2pm UK / 9pm China / 9am US Eastern / 6am US Pacific. To get a ticket to the Zoom event, register on Eventbrite. Registered users will receive a link within 24 hours of the event starting. The event will also be streamed to Youtube and Facebook.

[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…

As People Mourn 9/11 Victims, #AllBuildingsMatter Trend Divides Twitter
sputniknews.com | 2020-09-12
This year's commemoration of the tragic events of 2001 in the US overlapped with ongoing anti-racism and anti-police-brutality protests, which have at times resulted in casualties and destruction of buildings and other property.

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…

Former Al Jazeera head asks Twitter to help compile list of Arab journalists supportive of mending ties with Israel
rt.com | 2020-09-12
The former head of Qatar's Al Jazeera news network wants a list of Arab journalists who backed the decision by the UAE and Bahrain to mend ties with Israel. He said it was for documentation purposes, not to shame them. | "For the purpose of documentation: who are the journalists, writers and politicians who supported UAE and Bahrain's agreement to normalize relations with Israel?" Yasser Abu Hilala, who was in charge of Qatar's state broadcaster Al Jazeera Arabic from 2014 to 2018, asked his Twitter followers. | Abu Hilala wanted people to send him names of those journalists and their publications so that he c…

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…

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 …

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…

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…

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…

#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…

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…

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…

'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.

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…

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, …

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.

'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…