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In Latest Fit of Censorship, Facebook Deletes Video Detailing Brutal Legacy of Christopher Columbus

    In Latest Fit of Censorship, Facebook Deletes Video Detailing Brutal Legacy of Christopher Columbus

With nothing but a vague “violation of community standards” note and offering no ability to appeal the decision, Facebook has once again blocked a piece of critical journalism—this time a short documentary video depicting the brutal legacy of Christopher Columbus—from its global online platform. “Monbiot’s piece of video journalism was about the airbrushing of history;…

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Anti-Semitism as a Sword: As Far Right Storm Clouds Gather, False and Trivial Charges Ignore the Real Threat

    Anti-Semitism as a Sword: As Far Right Storm Clouds Gather, False and Trivial Charges Ignore the Real Threat

LONDON — (Opinion) There is nothing in this series of articles to deny that anti-Semitism is a real threat. On the contrary, the point is to expose the cheap use of the anti-Semitism card in the face of a real menace to society. Overused and undeserved allegations of anti-Semitism only endanger Jews like me should…

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Facebook Purges US-Based Independent Media For Political Disinformation

    Facebook Purges US-Based Independent Media For Political Disinformation

MENLO PARK, CALIFORNIA – Facebook announced on Thursday that it was removing more than 800 pages from its platform, accusing the pages of “inauthentic behavior” even though the pages produced “legitimate” content. According to Facebook, the “inauthentic behavior” involved using “sensational political content – regardless of its political slant – to build an audience and…

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The New York Times’ Shaky Case that Russia Manipulated Social Media to Tip the 2016 Election

    The New York Times’ Shaky Case that Russia Manipulated Social Media to Tip the 2016 Election

In their long recapitulation of the case that Russia subverted the 2016 election, Scott Shane and Mark Mazzetti of The New York Times painted a picture of highly effective Russian government exploitation of social media for that purpose. Shane and Mazzetti asserted that “anti-Clinton, pro-Trump messages shared with millions of voters by Russia could have made the difference”…

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International Team of Researchers Concerned Over US Efforts to Create Biological Weapons

  International Team of Researchers Concerned Over US Efforts to Create Biological Weapons

In 1969, US President Richard Nixon ended all offensive aspects of the US bio-weapons program — the first category of weapons prohibited by an international treaty. In 1975, the US ratified both the 1925 Geneva Protocol and the 1972 Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) — the international treaties outlawing biological warfare. But many reports from different…

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Firm Linked to Israeli Intelligence Ran Pro-Trump Propaganda During Presidential Election

  Firm Linked to Israeli Intelligence Ran Pro-Trump Propaganda During Presidential Election

Rick Gates, the former deputy chairman of the Trump Campaign was allegedly in contact with an Israeli intelligence firm about a social-media disinformation campaign targeted at Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton and to the benefit of Trump, according to the New York Times. According to the NYT, Rick Gates contacted a company called Psy-Group which…

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Hawkish US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley Suddenly Resigns

  Hawkish US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley Suddenly Resigns

Update (11:00 am ET): During their joint press conference, Trump offered effusive praise of Haley, saying she earned the respect of foreign diplomats during her time as UN ambassador. He added that “maybe” she will be coming back at some point, and that she could have “her pick” of jobs in the administration. When her turn…

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WaPo Learns the High Price of Doing Saudi Arabia’s PR after Alleged Murder of Its Own Columnist

  WaPo Learns the High Price of Doing Saudi Arabia’s PR after Alleged Murder of Its Own Columnist

ISTANBUL — The mysterious disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey last Tuesday has jolted the worlds of Western media and international diplomacy. Friends and allies of Khashoggi, as well as the Turkish government, have alleged that the Saudi journalist and U.S. resident, who was living in “self-imposed exile”…

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Omidyar’s Intercept Teams Up with War-Propaganda Firm Bellingcat

  Omidyar’s Intercept Teams Up with War-Propaganda Firm Bellingcat

NEW YORK — The Intercept, along with its parent company First Look Media, recently hosted a workshop for pro-war, Google-funded organization Bellingcat in New York. The workshop, which cost $2,500 per person to attend and lasted five days, aimed to instruct participants in how to perform investigations using “open source” tools — with Bellingcat’s past,…

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