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Did Media Spiking the Ukraine-Burisma Story Win Joe Biden the Election?
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-11-06
Whatever one thinks about Biden or Trump, or the veracity of the Burisma story, the way in which corporate media and social media giants unilaterally decided that Americans would not be able to decide for themselves raises profound questions about the nature of power and freedom of speech in society.
Twitter Double Downs on Censorship With Renewed Warnings on Trump Tweets
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-11-06
Jonathan TURLEY | We have been discussing the rising private censorship on the Internet demanded by Democratic leaders and meted out by companies like Twitter and Facebook. The original purpose of the Internet as a free and robust space for political and social expression is under attack as politicians demand greater levels of control to combat "disinformation."
Facebook takes down alleged Muslim Brotherhood accounts sharing 'inauthentic' information
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-06
Facebook takes down alleged Muslim Brotherhood accounts sharing 'inauthentic' information | The accounts operated from Egypt, Morocco and Turkey and shared 'terrorism-related content' | MEE and agencies | Fri, 11/06/2020 – 14: 33 | Facebook removed nearly 8,000 pages involved in spreading misinformation in October (AFP) | Facebook has taken down a network of fake accounts operating across the Middle East and…
Why is your power station wearing a poppy? Britain's last industry, Hugely Performative Patriotism, is thriving
Joe Glenton | thecanary.co | 2020-11-06
The numbers are finally in. We can report that Gross Domestic Respect (GDR) is up by 20% this quarter. The evidence is all around us that Britain's last industry, Hugely Performative Patriotism, is thriving. | Now this veteran has recovered from last night's fireworks, let's have a look at some of the highlights of the 2020 poppy season so far. | We've got Yorkshire power stations wearing poppies: | t.co/fMCqb38ryT pic.twitter.com/LfNp8Tq4EW | — BBC Yorkshire (@BBCLookNorth)
Rev. Barber, Rev. Theoharis see the fall of the GOP Southern Strategy
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-11-06
The campaign for the 2020 election may be over, but the New Poor People's Campaign isn't stopping. It's just re-charting how to achieve its goals, its co-chairs say. In an NPPC post-election review, posted on Nov. 6 on its YouTube channel and its website, www.poorpeoplescampaign.org, the Revs. William Barber II and Liz Theoharis said the …
Protesters Demand Elections Remain Untampered Across United States
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-06
"Don't let Trump steal the election!" warned graphics shared on social media inviting protesters to a National Day of Protest for a People's Mandate in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The mandate sought to address what organizers from the National Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression called a "triple pandemic" of racism, COVID-19, and economic recession. | Earlier that day, before all votes from the 2020 elections had been counted, the 45th President prematurely declared victory in at least three states.
Victor Pickard: How to Save American Journalism
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2020-11-06
Click to subscribe on: Apple / Spotify / Google Play It's no secret that the U.S. funding model for journalism is broken, and that this had terrible consequences for our democracy, but it may not be without repair. As advertising revenue newspapers once relied on has increasingly ended up in the pockets of big tech companies such as Google and Facebook, many have shut down their presses… | Source…
The True Story of the 1918 "Spanish Flu"
Kevin Barry | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-06
For long version of original Kevin Barry article, click this or this. | For over a century, various entities that are involved in the propaganda machinery that has been tasked by the powers-that-be to advance American patriotism and corporate profiteering …
London university to investigate professor over 'bullying' of Muslim academic
Areeb Ullah | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-06
London university to investigate professor over 'bullying' of Muslim academic | King's College London says it is taking seriously complaints that Peter Neumann sought to 'intimidate and harass' Tarek Younis on Twitter | Areeb Ullah | Fri, 11/06/2020 – 10: 46 | Professor Peter Neumann (R) denied claims that he bullied Dr Tarek Younis (L) on Twitter and apologised for the 'tone' he used (Supplied) | King's College Londo…
How Trump, Hannity and Limbaugh Violated Election Law
Ralph Nader — Bruce Fein | counterpunch.org | 2020-11-05
Conservative media celebrities Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh have flagrantly violated the federal election law prohibition of donating anything of value exceeding $2,800 to a presidential candidate. The ongoing strategic collaboration between Trump, Hannity and Limbaugh is obvious and has been widely documented in newspapers and books. Both Hannity and Limbaugh have collaborated with President…
'Chill, Donald!' Teen Climate Activist Dunks on Trump's Post-Election Fuming With Ironic Tweet
sputniknews.com | 2020-11-05
As US President Donald Trump takes his rage over the undecided election outcome to Twitter, he's gotten mockery from an unexpected source: 17-year-old autistic climate activist Greta Thunberg.
US elections 2020: Campa-Najjar holds on with 'measure of hope' as Issa claims victory
Sheren Khalel | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-05
US elections 2020: Campa-Najjar holds on with 'measure of hope' as Issa claims victory | Palestinian-American Democrat running for House trails amid outrage over Twitter posts praising ex-Israel PM responsible for death of grandparents | Sheren Khalel | Thu, 11/05/2020 – 21: 32 | Now trailing in votes, Campa-Najjar's campaign says it is 'still looking at the returns with a measure of hope' (AFP/File photo) | The r…
Covid-19 death toll surpasses 6,000 in Sweden as PM warns situation 'going in wrong direction quickly'
rt.com | 2020-11-05
With five more fatalities on Thursday, Sweden's Covid death toll has hit 6,002. The country is facing a "serious situation" due to a spike in infections, Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said as he himself went into isolation. | Lofven announced that he'll be working from home because a person from his social circle was in contact with someone who had been diagnosed with the coronavirus. | "It's the only responsible thing to do in this situation," the PM wrote on Facebook, adding that he and his wife will get teste…
Hefty fines for Twitter, Facebook & Google? Russian social media users ask state to punish US websites that censor Russian news
rt.com | 2020-11-05
A group of Russian social media professionals have asked the Ministry of Communications to fine foreign companies who censor Russian media, after it was revealed that US tech giants have restricted around 20 Russian outlets. | In an open letter, the Association of Professional Users of Social Networks and Messengers (APPSIM) proposed a fine of 10 million rubles ($130,000) for the offending parties, with their sights set on American firms, such as Facebook, Google, and Twitter. | The notice cites data from Russia's federal censor, Roskomnadzor, which claims that the trio have blocked access to material from abo…
Senior Prevent official accused of 'doxxing' over deleted tweet
Simon Hooper | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-05
Senior Prevent official accused of 'doxxing' over deleted tweet | Will Baldet, a regional Prevent coordinator, published photo of man he misidentified as anonymous critic of UK government's contentious counter-terrorism strategy | Simon Hooper | Thu, 11/05/2020 – 12: 53 | William Baldet, pictured here on the BBC's Newsnight in 2017, is a prominent advocate for Prevent (Screengrab) | A senior Prevent official has bee…
'Bernie Called It': Pre-Election Video of Sanders Warning Trump Would Try to Steal the Vote Goes Viral
Kenny Stancil, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-11-05
"Now, in this unprecedented moment," Sen. Sanders said on Wednesday afternoon, "is the time to reaffirm our belief in democracy and to give states the time they need to count every ballot so that the will of the American people is heard." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/bernie_warning.jpg …
Woman arrested trying to take 'deteriorating' 97-year-old mother out of care home
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-11-05
A woman was temporarily arrested and restrained by police after she attempted to take her 97-year-old mother out of a care home. | Video footage shared on social media by former Coronation Street actress Leandra Ashton appeared to capture part of the incident in a car park in Market Weighton in East Yorkshire on Tuesday. | In the two clips an upset Ashton claims she and her mother had taken her grandmother out of the home where she is "deteriorating" because they had not seen her for nine months. | The 97-year-old woman could be seen sitting in the passenger seat of a stationary car with a police vehicle parked i…
Turkey slaps social media networks with millions of dollars' worth of fines
Ragip Soylu | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-04
Turkey slaps social media networks with millions of dollars' worth of fines | Ankara took the step after companies such as Facebook and Twitter failed to assign a legal representative in the country as new law requires | Ragip Soylu | Wed, 11/04/2020 – 10: 21 | The Turkish government believes the social media network providers would eventually submit papers to assign legal representatives (AFP) | The Turkish governmen…
NZ publication rejects 'cancel culture' demand to fire columnist who called Maori MP's face tattoo 'ugly and uncivilized'
rt.com | 2020-11-04
A New Zealand news organization has rejected calls to fire one of its writers after she posted a series of tweets insulting the new foreign minister's Maori facial tattoo. | Olivia Pierson, author of 'Western Values Defended: A Primer' and a columnist at New Zealand media outlet the BFD, posted tweets criticizing the appointment of Nanaia Mahuta as the country's new foreign minister. Pierson made a number of derogatory remarks about Mahuta's Maori facial tattoos, calling them "ugly" and "uncivilized." | She als…
France bans Turkish right-wing 'Grey Wolves' group for inciting 'discrimination and hatred'
rt.com | 2020-11-04
The French interior minister has announced that the Turkish nationalist group 'Grey Wolves' has been dissolved, adding that the organization was responsible for violent acts and incited discrimination and hatred. | On Wednesday, the Council of Ministers approved the dissolution of the Turkish nationalist group Grey Wolves in France. | The outcome of the meeting was announced by Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin. He shared a photo of the decree on Twitter, adding that the group "was dissolved… in accordance with the instructions of the President of the Republic." | It [the Grey Wolves group] incites discrimin…
Iran's Foreign Minister Starts Latin American Tour in Venezuela
telesurenglish.net | 2020-11-04
Iran's foreign minister began his trip to Latin America in Venezuela, where he arrived on Wednesday to promote a strategic alliance. | RELATED: | Like Old-Time Piracy: The US Seizes Venezuelan Oil and Sells It | "At 3: 45 am today [Wednesday], we welcomed the brother foreign minister of Iran, (Mohamad Yavad) Zarif. Each high-level visit deepens our strategic alliance, our brotherhood," announced Venezuela's Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza in a message posted on his Twitter accoun…
Terrorist attack at Kabul University
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-04
TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — ISIL, the Zionist-backed terrorist group has announced in a statement on social media that it takes responsibility for the attack on Kabul University which claimed the lives of 35 and wounded 50 people.
Capitalism's Worst Nightmare
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-04
On this week's show, Prof. Wolff explores what major social changes will flow from today's combination of major economic crash and the viral pandemic (capitalism's worst nightmare). To answer, we consider how European feudalism changed after its 14th century combination of economic decline and the bubonic plague. The two big changes then were (1) switching from a decentralized to a strong state, monarchical feudalism and (2) transition from feudalism to capitalism. The two big parallel changes now are…