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Trump orders investigation into critical news outlets, Google, Twitter and Facebook


“It seems to be, if it’s conservatives, if Republicans, there is big discrimination,” Drumpf said of social media platforms. “I see it absolutely on Twitter,” he said, also naming Google and Facebook as offenders.

I guess her heard about Nunes' lawsuit against Twitter for allowing people to express their sometimes blatant opinion. But why would he name Twitter anyway? I mean, he's on there all the time, trampling through it with his tweets, it's like his regular press secretary. He's an idiot, after all.

“You look at the networks, you look at the news, you look at the newscasts – I call it Fake News,” Drumpf said, letting Bolsonaro know he had first dibs.

During the eventful Rose Garden presser, Drumpf also announced the “twilight hour of socialism has arrived” in the Western Hemisphere, citing unrest in Nicaragua, and change in Cuba.
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What does my headscarf mean to you?


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Mapping affective polarisation in the US


To find out, The Atlantic asked PredictWise, a polling and analytics firm, to create a ranking of counties in the U.S. based on partisan prejudice (or what researchers call “affective polarization”). The result was surprising in several ways. First, while virtually all Americans have been exposed to hyper-partisan politicians, social-media echo chambers, and clickbait headlines, we found significant variations in Americans’ political ill will from place to place, regardless of party.

In general, the most politically intolerant Americans, according to the analysis, tend to be whiter, more highly educated, older, more urban, and more partisan themselves

He found, for example, that age, race, urbanicity, partisan loyalty, and education did coincide with more prejudice (but gender did not). In this way, he created a kind of profile of contemporary partisan prejudice.

If you happen to check out the map, remember that Florida, a federal state that is located in the Deep So... show more


 

WV GOP office going the Islamophobic way


(Thanks a lot, WV GOP! Now, when some of the oh-so Republican supporters and voters come up with Mr. Northam's blackface scandal, we can adress this incident to counter these highlights. And also, if you want to adress her insensitive decisions and so on (just remind me of them, I tend to forget them), remember that the GOP still didn't kick out Steve King.)
The booth at WVGOP Day, which was called "Republicans Take the Rotunda," also featured a book titled "Readin', Writin', and Jihadin' The Islamization of America Public Schools" and pamphlets titled "Islam in a Nutshell The Muslim Brotherhood," "Interfaith Dialouge or Deception," and "The Four Stages of Islamic Conquest." Not far away were cardboard cutouts of President Donald Drumpf, signs for "Drumpf Pence" and displays featuring West Virginia Republicans.

Delegate Mike Angelucci alleged the House sergeant at arms called all Muslims terrorists in an argument over the poster. "That's not freedom of speech," Angelucci said. "That's hate speech, and it has ... show more


 

Trump going to sign EO to enforce free speech on college campuses


Mr. Drumpf made the announcement at the 2019 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) after he called up onstage Hayden Williams, a conservative activist who was assaulted while on a recent recruiting trip to the University of California, Berkeley.

“First of all, he can take a punch…that was a hell of a hard punch,” Mr. Drumpf said. “Ladies and gentlemen, he took a hard punch in the face for all of us and we can never allow that to happen.”

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On the incident that sparked this presidential EO:

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On the National Enquirer and its business practices


It was a familiar moment to Paul Barresi, a private investigator who spent years working on jobs for AMI and other tabloids. “The National Enquirer had some people who would go to a celebrity and say, ‘unless you give in to a one-on-one interview that would amount to a fluff piece with us, we’re going to report XYZ,” he said. “The celebrity would then acquiesce to their demand.”

The Los Angeles Times has reported that in 2003, the Enquirer paid a woman $20,000 for an exclusive about an alleged affair with Arnold Schwarzenegger, then never ran it and made Schwarzenegger a consultant for AMI magazines.

And while The Daily Beast was in the middle of reporting on a Bezos-funded investigation into how his texts wound up in the Enquirer’s hands, AMI threatened Beast reporter Lachlan Cartwright—an AMI veteran—with a $5 million lawsuit, and accused The Daily Beast of so-called “tortious interference”—messing with an AMI co... show more


 

Philipines' DOJ files charges against Rappler


Amnesty International's Philippines Section Director Butch Olano added, “In this instance, the anti-cybercrime law has clearly been weaponized against legitimate dissent and free speech. It is all the more ridiculous given that the National Bureau of Investigation, which first reviewed the complaint, dismissed this claim as baseless last year. This repressive law must be repealed by the government and charges dropped against Ressa and Rappler.”

"It would be almost laughable if it weren’t for the terrible judicial precedent that this decision would set, if upheld. We urge the court that handles this case to show independence and wisdom by dismissing it once and for all,” he added.

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State of freedom of expression worsening in #Myanmar


Freedom of expression has been worsening since the Nobel peace laureate's administration took office in 2016, with prosecutions creating a "climate of fear" among journalists, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Friday.

However, the government led by de facto civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi had made "only marginal changes" to oppressive legislation and continued to use "overly broad, vague, and abusive laws" to prosecute peaceful speech and assembly, it said.

Laws criminalising defamation, the Official Secrets Act, the Unlawful Associations Act, the 1934 Aircraft Act, and section 131 of the Myanmar Penal Code have all been used against journalists in recent years.

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Venezuela mainly against sanctions and military intervention


Is anyone able to tell me something about the credibility of The Grayzone Project? Although their site looks serious and credible, I never heard anything about it, and there doesn't seem to be any information on their behalf except from themselves, and of course they would not lose but one bad word about themselves. As they appear, they seem to be independent, and claim to be investigative journalists. Maybe some of you have already made experience with this site, who knows?

At first glance, they seem to be anti-American, pro-Socialist and pro-Gaza/anti-Israel, like every Marxist-Leninist; anti-imperialist as well, of course. Kind of reminds me of Worker's Liberty and such some pages. 😁

According to a study conducted in early January 2019 by the local polling firm Hinterlaces, 86 percent of Venezuelans would disagree with international military intervention. And 81 percent oppose the US sanctions that have gravely hurt the South American nation’s economy.

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Good news: Jakarta governor convicted of blasphemy released early from prison.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-46982779 But: he should never have gone to jail in the first place. #endblasphemylaws #freedomofexpression #freedomofreligion


 

#Microsoft's Bing accessible in #China again after two day outage


"We can confirm that Bing was inaccessible in China, but service is now restored," Microsoft said it a statement.

The government's internet censorship regime, often known as the "Great Firewall", uses a series of technical measures to block foreign platforms and controversial content.

#Technology #Censorship #Bing #GreatFirewall #BuildTheFirewall #MakeChinaPayForIt #Internet #FreedomOfexpression #FreeSpeech #News #Politics


 

Actress and activist Alyssa Milano compares #MAGA hats to #KKK hoods


At the time, Milano tweeted: “The red MAGA hat is the new white hood. Without white boys being able to empathize with other people, humanity will continue to destroy itself.”

“Some things in that video cannot be disputed — no matter what angle or how extended the cut is,” Milano wrote. “These boys, who attend a religious school, were there on a school trip protesting against a woman’s right to reproductive freedom. Several of these boys were wearing red MAGA hats, a hat that has become synonymous with white nationalism and racism. Several were doing a ‘tomahawk chop.’ Several were laughing.”

“I won’t apologize to these boys. Or anyone who wears that hat,” she said. “But I will thank them. I will thank them for lighting a fire underneath the conversa... show more


 
Actress and activist Alyssa Milano compares #MAGA hats to #KKK hoods

At the time, Milano tweeted: “The red MAGA hat is the new white hood. Without white boys being able to empathize with other people, humanity will continue to destroy itself.”

"Some things in that video cannot be disputed — no matter what angle or how extended the cut is," Milano wrote. "These boys, who attend a religious school, were there on a school trip protesting against a woman’s right to reproductive freedom. Several of these boys were wearing red MAGA hats, a hat that has become synonymous with white nationalism and racism. Several were doing a 'tomahawk chop.' Several were laughing."

"I won’t apologize to these boys. Or anyone who wears that hat," she said. "But I will thank them. I will thank them for lighting a fire underneath the conversation about systemic racism and misogyny in this country and... show more


 
How US, Facebook Are 'Complicit in Censoring Non-Western Media'

The United States prides itself on being the land of the free; however, this narrative shifts in regards to U.S. government censorship of non-Western media, particularly through major social media outlets such as Facebook.
How US, Facebook Are 'Complicit in Censoring Non-Western Media' | Opinion | teleSUR English
#Media #UnitedStates #Socialmedia #Freespeech #Freedomofexpression #Censorship #Facebook