2020-11-15: Social Media Postees

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Iran produces effective antiviral COVID-19 drug
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-14
TEHRAN, Nov. 14 (MNA) — Iranian researchers have developed an effective COVID-19 drug that has been approved by Iran's Food and Drug Administration (IFDA).

Trump is going out the way he came in: A loser, a liar and a cheat
Lucian K. Truscott IV | salon.com | 2020-11-14
As the virus heads into a winter surge, our defeated president tweets, plays golf and runs a money-raising scam…

Workers must stop production to contain coronavirus outbreak at Sterling Heights Assembly Plant!
wsws.org | 2020-11-14
At least one worker, Mark Bianchi, is already dead, a relative confirmed recently on Facebook, and the United Auto Workers union has pulled virtually all of its shop stewards from the floor, pointing to an outbreak potentially without precedent in the US industry.

Enormous trove of sarcophagi and gilded statues discovered in ancient Egypt capital
rt.com | 2020-11-14
The boundless archaeological treasures of Egypt seemingly know no end as officials have announced an extraordinary trove of fresh discoveries, including at least 100 coffins and 40 gilded statues dating back to ancient times. | The incredible artefacts were unearthed in the vast Saqqara necropolis south of Cairo which served as a cemetery for the ancient Egyptian capital, Memphis. | | © Fadel Dawood/ Global look Press | www.facebook.com/moantiquities/videos/4698936120177981/ | An array of elaborate sarcophagi and statues were displayed in the shadow of the famous Step Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqar…

Can Multinationals be Responsible?
Daniel Warner | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-13
As part of anger against the 1%, many of the 99% are turning against multinational corporations such as Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon. On November 29, the Swiss will vote on a referendum concerning corporate social responsibility. Before deciding on the pros and cons of what's on the ballot, we should consider the nature of…

Biden Should Shake Hands With Nicolás Maduro
Vijay Prashad | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-13
In June, Joe Biden–who will be the U.S. president in January 2021–sent out a tweet that described Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro–and others–as "thugs and dictators." Maduro won two elections to hold his post–in 2013 and 2018. In 2018, Maduro won 67.8 percent of the vote, losing a third of the votes to Henri Falcón and…

On Losing and Winning
Leia Barnett | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-13
In a recent phone conversation with a group of friends, we were asked to speak about loss as a sort of cathartic recognition of the feelings of the moment, induced by certain biological, viral, and political upheavals: what were we afraid of losing, what had we already lost, what does loss mean, and how do…

Twitter Says Around 300,000 Tweets About US Election Flagged, Labeled 'Potentially Misleading'
sputniknews.com | 2020-11-13
An estimated 300,000 tweets related to the 2020 US presidential election were flagged for misleading content, according to an update issued by Twitter this week.

Mark Zuckerberg defends decision to keep Steve Bannon on Facebook after violent post
Matthew Rozsa | salon.com | 2020-11-13
President Trump's former adviser suggested beheading two high-ranking officials "as a warning" about disloyalty…

Stop online censorship: Restore the Twitter account of the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (US)!
wsws.org | 2020-11-13
In an act of online political censorship, Twitter has suspended the account of the International Youth and Students for Social Equality in the US.

Consumer Price Index: "There is Zero Basis for any Concerns About Inflation"
Matt Sedlar | cepr.net | 2020-11-12
(This is a compilation of Dean Baker's quick-take analysis over Twitter. Follow @DeanBaker13 on Twitter to get his quick-take analysis of government data immediately upon release.) US CPI overall and core CPI were both flat in October, up 1.2 percent and 1.6 percent year over year, respectively. A sharp drop in energy prices lowered overall …

WATCH shopping mall in Russia engulfed in flames during MASSIVE BLAZE
rt.com | 2020-11-12
A large shopping mall in the Russian city of Ryazan has been hit by such a huge fire the local emergency services had to deploy a fire-fighting train to extinguish it. No casualties have been reported. | Giant plumes of fire illuminated the evening skies over the city of Ryazan, about 200km southeast of Moscow, as the local M5 Mall erupted in flames. The blaze quickly engulfed the building's roof, sending billowing clouds of smoke into the air. | Videos published on social media show the scale of the inferno. Nearly 60 fire fighters were deployed to tackle the fire that covered an area of 500 square meters.

Egyptian sets himself on fire in Tahrir Square to protest corruption
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-12
Egyptian sets himself on fire in Tahrir Square to protest corruption | Man complained in video about financial and living conditions as result of attempts to uncover corruption | MEE staff | Thu, 11/12/2020 – 19: 45 | An Egyptian man set himself on fire in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Thursday to protest corruption and deteriorating living conditions in the North African country. | In a video widely circulated on social media…

'F**king Sickening': US Army to Discipline Staff Sergeant Over TikTok Bashing Trainees – Video
sputniknews.com | 2020-11-12
An Oklahoma-based drill sergeant for the US Army is facing possible discipline by the armed forces after his profanity-ridden TikTok post was reposted on Twitter and caught the attention of hundreds of Twitter users, including an Army lieutenant general.