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‘Those who lost the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump are finding their Russian story falling apart before their eyes, because there was nothing there, and now they are trying this, said Chris Kitze, founder of encrypted internet service Unseen.
Facebook agreed to release to Congress data about ads allegedly bought by Russia, amid an ongoing investigation into Moscow’s purported meddling in the 2016 US election.
The social media giant claims it discovered 3,000 paid political ads that could have links to Russia. They cost a hundred thousand dollars in total, and were bought between 2015 and 2017.
The company said all the purchased advertisements are linked to “inauthentic” accounts.’
‘Considering the fact that the liberals who reside in Washington D.C. are on a never ending quest for power, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the liberals who run Facebook are power hungry as well. Yet again, the social media giant has implemented new rules and standards as part of their effort to combat the spread of “hate speech,” which more and more each day looks like nothing more than a code for “conservative news.”
This time, however, instead of censoring conservative viewpoints outright, Facebook is tightening the rules and restrictions regarding who can make money from advertising on its network. The social media site has explained that content that includes “family entertainment characters engaged in violent, sexualized, or otherwise inappropriate behavior” would be ineligible to make money off of advertising. In addition, Facebook’s guidelines prohibit content that is incendiary, inflammatory, demeaning, or disparaging towards others. If this system is abused — which it no doubt will be — then conservatives who run websites, blogs or businesses are in a lot of trouble. (Related: Facebook censors Natural News from users who want it, but won’t allow you to block Mark Zuckerberg’s feed.)’
‘The Russian Embassy in the UK was outraged after a BBC story about online jihadist propaganda in the UK featured a Russian flag. Moscow wondered what the tricolor has to do with extremists on British soil.
The BBC article dubbed ‘UK ‘biggest audience’ in Europe for jihadist web content’ appeared on the website on Tuesday. The report cited a study by the Policy Exchange think tank, saying that “online jihadist propaganda attracts more clicks in the UK than any other country in Europe.”
The think tank doesn’t mention Russia at all in its 131-page long report. Nor does the BBC story.
However, the cover picture for the story featured vague figures with smartphones against the background of the Russian white-blue-red tricolor.
“Hey, BBC, what does Russian flag have to do with online jihadist propaganda in UK?? Change your graphic designer or your photobank (sic),” the Russian embassy in UK wrote on Twitter.’
‘Alternative media social network Gab.ai, whose logo is a frog often used by the “alt right,” faces domain seizure for failing to remove content that vilifies “race, religion or ethnic origin.” Their registrar further implied that the site promotes hate and discrimination.
Gab’s domain registrar, Asia Registry, has given the network 5 days to transfer its domain or it will be seized according to a notice sent to the company, Andrew Torbha Gab’s CEO tweeted out.
This comes after Gab was contacted by its registrar to take down a post by the founder of the neo-Nazi site, Daily Stormer, Andrew Anglin.
The post by Anglin grotesquely mocked Charlottesville murder victim Heather Heyer, which Asia Registry told Torbha violated their abuse policy.
Torbha noted in a Medium post that Gab previously has enforced its own guidelines and that the post did violate its own policy and was indeed obscene.’
‘Never underestimate Republicans’ willingness to pull out a shovel when it seems they’ve hit rock bottom. For proof one need look no further than the Free Telegraph, a website purposely constructed to look like a news publication that’s actually a hyperpartisan bit of propaganda launched by the Republican Governors Association.
The Associated Press reports the website “blares headlines about the virtues of GOP governors, while framing Democrats negatively,” and instructs readers on how to receive “breaking news alerts.” The apparent motive is to fool voters into thinking they are reading a bonafide news outlet, and the site includes “no acknowledgement that it was a product of an official party committee whose sole purpose is to get more Republicans elected.”’
‘The editors at the Wall Street Journal have settled on a plan for ending the crisis in North Korea. Starve them to death.
I’m not kidding. In an article titled “Options for Removing Kim Jong In” the WSJ’s editorial board suggests that the US use “all of its tools to topple the North Korean regime” including, of course, vital food imports which keep women and children from facing an agonizing death by starvation.
Here’s an excerpt from the article:
“The North is especially vulnerable to pressure this year because a severe drought from April to June reduced the early grain harvest by 30%. If the main harvest is also affected, Pyongyang may need to import more food while sanctions restrict its ability to earn foreign currency….
While the regime survived a severe famine in the 1990s, today the political consequences of a failed harvest would be severe. …. The army was once the most desirable career path; now soldiers are underpaid and underfed. North Koreans will not simply accept starvation as they did two decades ago.
Withholding food aid to bring down a government would normally be unethical, but North Korea is an exceptional case. Past aid proved to be a mistake as it perpetuated one of the most evil regimes in history. The U.N. says some 40% of the population is undernourished, even as the Kims continue to spend huge sums on weapons. Ending the North Korean state as quickly as possible is the most humane course.”’