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‘Churchillian!’ Viewers hail Andrew Neil’s incredible monologue on Westminster attack

‘Andrew Neil has been branded “Churchillian” as he delivered a blistering monologue on the Westminster terror attack.

Speaking at the beginning of the This Week show, the BBC journalist sent a message of a defiance in the wake of the atrocity which claimed the lives of four innocent people.

The spine-tingling speech, in which he labels attacker Khalid Masood a “pathetic, Poundland terrorist in an estate car”, has been widely praised online.

He began by paying tribute to PC Keith Palmer, the officer stabbed to death inside the parliamentary grounds.’

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Phillip Schofield is mercilessly mocked on Twitter in series of hilarious memes for walking across Westminster Bridge as an act of ‘defiance’ following London terror attack

‘On Thursday evening, as the nation still reeled from the shocking attacks that took place in Westminster a day before, Phillip Schofield carried out a symbolic act.

The TV presenter took to his Instagram account to share a shot of the Houses of Parliament, and reveal that he was walking across Westminster Bridge, in ‘tribute and defiance’ to those hurt and killed by Khalid Masood.

And while his gesture was met with praise on the photo-sharing site, things were largely the polar opposite on Twitter, where countless users mercilessly mocked him in a series of rib-tickling memes.’

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‘As the FBI confirms its investigation into news organizations, the First Amendment could potentially become a victim of anti-Russia hysteria.

Radio Sputnik’s Loud and Clear spoke with Tim Karr, senior director of strategy at the FreePress advocacy organization, about the investigation’s press freedom implications.

Referencing a recent article on the investigations by McClatchy, Karr said, “Any time the federal government goes after a news organization, it sends up several First Amendment flares. Even if, as the story indicated, there may be no criminal charges involved, it does have a chilling effect. Not only for the news organizations that were named but for any news organization out there that wants to cover this issue.”‘

Read more: FBI ‘Witch Hunt’ for Dissenting Media May Threaten Press Freedom in US

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‘With each passing day, the insidious evil of Google and Facebook becomes increasingly apparent to all aware individuals. The latest disgusting examples show how Google earns sick profits off content that teaches Jihadi terrorists how to commit mass murder using vehicles as weapons. Similarly, Facebook now gives “thumbs up” approval to posts that call for people to “kill white women” while simultaneously banning accounts that post Bible passages.

How sick and evil have these tech giants really become? By some accounts, they now pose an imminent threat to not just the sanity — but even the safety — of citizens everywhere.’

Read more: Google profits from Jihadi training videos that teach mass murder while Facebook gives thumbs up to ‘kill white women’ posts

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‘This proves they are scared of getting called out live on air so they are forced to prerecord interviews and mask them as live. With this, they are able to easily manipulate and control the narrative and completely abandon interviews if they don’t go their way. In my opinion, this is actually pretty scary they are doing this.’

Read more: CNN & MSNBC Both Caught Using The Same ‘Live’ Guest At The Same Exact Time

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Facebook has expanded the roll-out of its fact-checker tool to combat ‘fake news’ as more users report the appearance of the ‘disputed’ message alert.

The pop-up lets users know when a story’s accuracy is questionable before they share it.

Users in regions including the US have reported seeing the warning, advising them that “before you share this content, you might want to know that the fact-checking sites, Snopes.com and Associated Press disputed its accuracy.”

The alert then allows the user to share the story or cancel.’

Read more: Facebook expands roll-out of fact-checker in ‘fake news’ crackdown

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‘Police in Chicago have revealed that a 15-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by several young men while the attack streamed on Facebook Live. The incident was viewed by some 40 people, none of whom reported it to the authorities.

The attack on Deahvion Austin, which was reportedly carried out by five or six teenage boys or young men, was streamed live on the social media site.
However, police were oblivious to it until the girl’s mother approached Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson in the Lawndale neighborhood of the city’s West Side on Monday, according to police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.

She told him that her daughter had been missing since leaving home to go to the store on Sunday, and showed him screenshots of the alleged assault, AP reported.’

Read more: Viewers watch 15 year-old girl sexually assaulted on Facebook Live, fail to call police

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‘A cross-party group of MPs has slammed the BBC over what they called its “skewed” and “pessimistic” coverage of Brexit following the EU referendum vote in June.

More than 70 MPs have signed a letter to BBC’s Director-General Lord Hall, claiming the corporation has failed to “break-out of pre-referendum pessimism” and acknowledge the upbeat economic news following the vote to leave the EU.

The letter, which criticizes the corporation for representing the UK as a “xenophobic” nation that regrets voting Leave, warned the BBC’s future is “in doubt” if the public can no longer rely on it as an unbiased and trustworthy news outlet.

The letter’s signatories include Tory MPs who voted Remain amid concerns that Brexit would harm the UK’s economy, but who are now “delighted” to learn that gloomy economic forecasts may have been debunked.’

Read more: BBC slammed by MPs for ‘bias’ & ‘pessimistic’ Brexit coverage

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