2020-11-18: Social Media Postees

Please be social by posting these 'POSTEES' on social media! (Copy the text of the postee below, then paste it on social media and the story images will also appear.)

Saturday 11/21: Learn about and support the Amah Mutsun Tribal Land Trust
Wendy Snyder | indybay.org | 2020-11-18
Virtual event on Zoom and Facebook…

'More Room For Mischief': Internet Explodes as Twitter Introduces Its Own Stories Named 'Fleets'
sputniknews.com | 2020-11-17
It was Snapchat that in 2013 first introduced the idea of temporary posts that disappear after 24 hours – with the trend later adopted by Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and many other social media platforms.

Like Year, Like Tree: Twitterati Mock Rockefeller Centre 2020 Christmas Tree
sputniknews.com | 2020-11-17
The tree has been ironically compared by social media users to that decorated by the comic character Charlie Brown, who chose a small and sad-looking scanty tree to decorate for the winter holiday.

The discreet charm of social media and the choices we don't have
Julia Rone | zcomm.org | 2020-11-17
The curious co-existence on Netflix of 'Emily in Paris' and 'The Social Dilemma' reveals the choices that are not available to us…

Covid in Lebanon: Minister's 'let women cook' in lockdown comment causes uproar
Nur Ayoubi | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-17
Covid in Lebanon: Minister's 'let women cook' in lockdown comment causes uproar | Interior Minister Mohammed Fahmi also said women 'too timid' to be prime minister, sparking widespread backlash | Nur Ayoubi | Tue, 11/17/2020 – 12: 51 | Mohammed Fahmi has come under fire for his comments (Reuters) | Social media users in Lebanon have organised a campaign challenging controversial comments made by caretaker Interior Minis…

Scores of Israelis evicted from former settlement in West Bank
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-17
Scores of Israelis evicted from former settlement in West Bank | Around 20 families, including a Likud MP, ejected from Sa-Nur by the military 15 years after first being expelled | MEE staff | Tue, 11/17/2020 – 12: 14 | Israeli settlers inside a property in the former settlement of Sa-Nur north of the occupied West Bank (Twitter\@EladHumi) | Scores of Israeli settlers attempting to repopulate an illegal settlement near th…

2021 Declared International Year of Health and Care Workers
telesurenglish.net | 2020-11-16
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Monday that 2021 was designated as the International Year of Health and Care Workers, "recognizing the dedication and sacrifice of the millions of health and care workers at the forefront of the Covid-19 pandemic." | RELATED: | WHO: Health Systems Collapsing in Latam Amid COVID-19 Pandemic | The WHO Secretary-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said via Twitter that he was "very pleased to see the decision to designate next year as…

Watch: British diplomat in China DIVES INTO RIVER to save drowning girl
rt.com | 2020-11-16
Stephen Ellison, British Consul General in the Chinese Chongqing municipality, has been hailed as a hero after being filmed jumping into a river and saving a woman from drowning. | The official Twitter channel for the British Embassy in Beijing tweeted on Monday the UK foreign affairs community was "immensely proud" of Ellison's Saturday act. | We are all immensely proud of our Chongqing Consul General, Stephen Ellison, who dived into a river on Saturday to rescue a drowning student and swim her to safety. pic.twitter.com/OOgXqsK5oe– UK in China ü&aacute…

Social Media as a Weapon
Anthony Cartalucci | thealtworld.com | 2020-11-16
One strongpoint of these US-funded anti-government protests here in Thailand is their social media game. | They claim it's is because it's a "youth movement" and they are simply better at using technology than the so-called "old" establishment. But this isn't true. The US-funded anti-government protests are so successful on social media because the US-based social media networks they are using have tilted the entire game in their favor. | landdestroyer.blogspot.com/2020/11/social-media-as-weapon.html | References:…

Tigray Conflict Escalates, Gov't Rejects External Mediation
telesurenglish.net | 2020-11-16
Ethiopian authorities confirmed on Monday the occupation of a town in the northern Tigray region following two weeks of armed conflict that has forced thousands of civilians to escape to neighboring Sudan. | RELATED: | Ethiopia: Thousands Flee From Tigray Conflict | The Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF) reported via Twitter that is carrying out "precision targets attacks on the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) weapon depots with no targeting of civilians populations and locations."