'Don't let them take it away!' Trump congratulates 'Crazy Bernie' as Sanders wins big in Nevada
rt.com | 2020-02-23
Evoking painful memories, US President Donald Trump has expressed hope that his potential Democratic contender won't be robbed of the nomination this time, as Bernie Sanders heads for a decisive victory in Nevada caucus. | "Looks like Crazy Bernie is doing well in the Great State of Nevada. Biden & the rest look weak, & no way Mini Mike can restart his campaign after the worst debate performance in the history of Presidential Debates," Trump tweeted. | Looks like Crazy Bernie is doing well in the Great State of Nevada. Biden & the rest look weak, & no way Mini Mike can restart his campaign after the worst deba…
US, UK, EU condole with quake-hit Turkey
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-23
Foreign diplomatic missions in Ankara have conveyed their condolences over the deadly earthquake near the Iran border region which claimed at least nine lives in eastern Turkey.The Delegation of the European Union said in a tweet it stands in solidarity with the people and authorities of Turkey in their hour of need.The U.S. and British Embassies in Ankara extended condolences to the families of the victims and wished a speedy recovery to the wounded.The magnitude 5.9 earthquake centered in the northwestern Iranian city of Khoy also injured some 37 people and damaged buildings in Turkey's Van province.
UFO Hunter Spots Suspected Alien Craft Near ISS, Mulls Coronavirus' Threat to Extraterrestrials
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-23
The ongoing outbreak may result in an increase in UFO sightings as aliens may attempt to flee the planet, the conspiracy theorist speculated.
Study: Twitter Bots Amplified Climate Denial Messages to Help Trump
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-02-22
Editor's note: This article originally appeared on Common Dreams. | A new analysis of 6.5 million tweets from the days before and after U.S. President Donald Trump announced his intention to ditch the Paris agreement in June 2017 suggests that automated Twitter bots are substantially contributing to the spread of online misinformation abou…
Bid to free Manning launched as explosive new evidence threatens to end Assange extradition
Tom Coburg | thecanary.co | 2020-02-22
Lawyers acting on behalf of imprisoned whistleblower Chelsea Manning have lodged a motion, arguing for her release. This comes as WikiLeaks tweeted that Julian Assange's lawyers intend to produce 'bombshell' evidence at next week's extradition hearing. | Meanwhile, more evidence has emerged to further the argument that the extradition hearings should end on th…
Corbyn's latest video has got people asking 'Where's Johnson?'
Steve Topple | thecanary.co | 2020-02-22
As Storm Ellen prepared to batter the UK, Jeremy Corbyn took to Twitter wondering where Boris Johnson was. And it seems some people have a better idea of the PM's location than others. | Weather chaos: | As The Canary reported, parts of the country are braced for yet more flooding. On Saturday morning, the Environment Agency had…
WATCH private jet make fiery belly-landing at Daytona Beach airport in Florida
rt.com | 2020-02-21
A dramatic crash-landing of a twin-engine jet with two people on board at Daytona Beach International Airport has been captured in chilling footage that shows the small plane skidding down the runway engulfed in flames. | A fiery video of a Cessna Citation Mustang performing a landing without its gear in a tornado of sparks and flames was shared on Facebook by Yelvington Jet Aviation. Smoke was seen rising from the aircraft as it came to a halt on the tarmac and firefighters rushed to extinguish the blaze. |
| The exact cause of the incident that took place on Thursday afternoon remains uncle…
Zombie collusion? Clinton pounces on latest 'Russian meddling' report to rally the troops, because it worked so well in 2016
rt.com | 2020-02-21
Hillary Clinton has seized upon the latest claim that Russia is 'interfering' in the 2020 election to renew her assault on US President Donald Trump, while a lack of evidence casts even the vague report into doubt. | Clinton crowed an 'I told you so' in response to an NBC reporter's tweet suggesting Trump had desperately wanted to keep the latest installment in the never-ending 'Russian meddling' soap opera under wraps. Accusing the president of "taking Russian help for himself," she exhorted her followers to keep "Putin's Puppet" from securing a second term. | Putin's Puppet is at it again, taking Russian hel…
'Hoax!' Trump hits back at latest claims that Russia will 'aid' his 2020 campaign
rt.com | 2020-02-21
US President Donald Trump has slammed the recently reported (but unsubstantiated) claims that Russia will interfere to help him win the 2020 presidential election, saying the rumors are just "another misinformation campaign." | The New York Times and other media reported on Thursday that Moscow is "aiding" Trump in the upcoming election, citing only anonymous intelligence officials. | Cable networks like MSNBC and CNN instantly amplified the unverified claims, setting in motion another round of 'Russiagate' conspiracy theorizing, almost eleven months after the two-year-long Mueller investigation found no evide…
In the Midst of Infighting, Anti-LGBTQ Church Network's Website and Social Media Disappear
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2020-02-21
The New Independent Fundamental Baptist network, most prominently associated with anti-LGBTQ pastor Steven Anderson, appears to be in turmoil as infighting again erupts, this time between Anderson and fellow pastors in the network.
New push on cyber 'security' laws
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-02-21
civil liberties Viv MileyIssue 1254 Australia privacy Bill of RightsFebruary 21, 2020Worried about online privacy? You should be. Not only are social media corporations spying on you, thanks to Australia's dra…
'This should go well': Trolling and worry as Twitter reveals plan to flag 'lies & misinformation'
rt.com | 2020-02-20
Twitter is experimenting with features that will supposedly help identify tweets containing lies with community help, but the social media giant's track record of bias and questionable banning standards has users concerned. | Tweets that spread "lies" or "misinformation" will be highlighted for users with a bright-colored warning that is nearly the same size as the offending post, according to a report from NBC News. The chang…
Deepfakes for me, but not for thee? Bloomberg campaign releases altered video of lackluster debate performance
rt.com | 2020-02-20
Billionaire Democratic candidate Michael Bloomberg has released a doctored video showing his rivals struck dumb by his brilliance after a widely-panned debate performance. So much for social media's war on fake videos… | The clip shows a smug Bloomberg challenging the other candidates to match his business acumen. "I'm the only one here I think that's ever started a business. Is that fair?" he asks in the clip, posted to Twitter on Thursday. As the camera cuts from one dumbstruck face to another for 20 uncomfortable seconds, the sound of crickets underscores his rivals' utter failure to muster any challenge…
Latinx Group Mijente Backs Bernie Sanders in First-Ever Presidential Endorsement
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-02-19
In its first-ever presidential endorsement, the Latinx and Chicanx organization Mijente endorsed Bernie Sanders on Tuesday ahead of the Nevada caucuses. The group tweeted its decision, saying, "We know that in 2020, Trump's potential re-election is a life-or-death threat for us, for our people, and for our planet. This moment demands a historic mobilization. That's why Mijente is uniting with the movement to elect @BernieSanders." A video accompanied the announcement. After the contests in Iowa and New Hampshire, where the electorate is overwhelmingly white, Nevada is the first election with a diverse population.