2018-10-23: News Headlines

Eds. (2018-10-23). LEAKED: Trade group including Facebook, Google to 'oppose' EU climate efforts. mronline.org Leaked document details BusinessEurope's campaign to undermine EU attempts to cut climate emissions. | Source

Dr. Elias Akleh (2018-10-23). International Hypocrisy. Reprimanding the Saudi Kingdom. globalresearch.ca By now all international media resources; newspapers, magazines, TV channels, and internet social media, are busy reporting the gruesome murder of Jamal Khashoggi; a Saudi reporter, who was loyal to the regime until he turned against Muhamad bin Salman (MBS) …

Max Blumenthal (2018-10-23). Facebook Censorship of Alternative Media "Just the Beginning," Says Top Neocon Insider. grayzoneproject.com At a Berlin security conference, hardline neocon Jamie Fly appeared to claim some credit for the recent coordinated purge of…

Ipek S. Burnett (2018-10-23). The Assault on The New Colossus: Trump's Threat to Close the U.S.-Mexican Border. counterpunch.org On Thursday, October 18th at 4: 25 am, President Trump took to Twitter with a threat to close the U.S.-Mexican border. The back-to-back tweets echoed the same words: assault, onslaught, criminals, drugs. Most of them in capital letters, of course. Trump claimed that he will "call up the U.S. Military" to shut down the border. But More

Alex Gorka (2018-10-23). Atlantic Council Podium Used to Force European Allies to March in Step. globalresearch.ca Wess Mitchell, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, the administration's top diplomat focused on Europe and Eurasia, has warned that Europe's energy dependence on Russia is unacceptable for the United States. That official was addressing the …

SCPN (2018-10-23). Mother Calls Out Santa Cruz Police for Publicly Humiliating People with 'Serious Life Problems'. indybay.org Community members continue to complain about the Santa Cruz Police Department policy of allowing violent and vigilante types of comments from the public to remain visible on their social media accounts, however few avenues are available for them to pursue their complaints. Recently the mother of an individual targeted by SCPD spoke out on social media, accusing the department of bias for selectively posting mugshots and other photos of individuals they have arrested, which she says results in violent comments made towards those individuals by the public.

Jonathan Nack (2018-10-23). The Green in a Runoff for Congress Against Barbara Lee: Q&A with Laura Wells. indybay.org Laura Wells campaigning. | Photo Credit: Laura Well's Facebook page…

RT (2018-10-23). Purge of alt-media by FB is 'us pushing back, just a beginning' — censorship insider. rt.com An employee of a leading Washington DC think tank has reportedly taken credit for the resent purge of alternative media by Facebook and Twitter, claiming it to be necessary to fight against 'fake news' from Russia and China.

Staff (2018-10-22). Trump Vows to Reduce Central American Aid Over Migrants. truthdig.com In a morning tweet, the president lashes out at Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador for failing to control a caravan en route to the U.S.

Shared by britney (2018-10-22). Anniversary of Afghan Invasion Passes With Little Attention. truthout.org We're already two years past the crystal anniversary and eight years short of the silver one, or at least we would be, had it been a wedding — and, after a fashion, perhaps it was. On October 7, 2001, George W. Bush launched the invasion — "liberation" was the word often used then — of Afghanistan. It was the start of the second RT (2018-10-22). Brooklyn witches curse Kavanaugh, but will the hex work? RT investigates (VIDEO). rt.com Twitter hashtags failed to stop Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court — but maybe a hex will prevent him from serving? RT met up with a group of witches in Brooklyn who seemed to think so.

RT (2018-10-22). Trump: US to begin cutting aid to Central American nations for failing to stop migrant 'caravan'. rt.com As a thousands-strong 'caravan' of migrants makes its way towards the US' southern border, President Trump took to Twitter to threaten to cut off foreign aid to Central American governments and deploy the military to the border. |

RT (2018-10-20). 'Migrant sodomizer, rot in grave': Outrage over 9/11 widow abused by NYPD-hating 'liberal' (VIDEO). rt.com Twitter has erupted over a video showing an Antifa protester telling a 9/11 widow in an NYPD hat that her husband should "rot in the grave." The abuse happened in Portland, Oregon, when left-wingers clashed with pro-Trump groups.

RT (2018-10-19). CNN's Acosta bizarrely tells former WH official to 'Fu*k off' for teasing tweet. rt.com CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta has been outed for an abusive outburst following some mild trolling by a former White House official on Twitter.

RT (2018-10-19). NYT columnist gets Twitter-skewered after defending his honeyed flattery of Saudi Arabia (VIDEO). rt.com Widely despised New York Times pundit Thomas Friedman has boldly and predictably defended his sycophantic babbling about Saudi Arabia's "reformer" Crown Prince, igniting a riot on Twitter as anger over the Khashoggi case grows. |

RT (2018-10-19). Haunted by 'slaves' or 'dead Iraqi soldiers'? Social media reacts to Bush daughter's WH ghost story. rt.com George W. Bush's daughter has had some Halloween fun on TV, opening up about "ghosts" in the White House. It prompted some on social media to say there is evil lurking in the mansion.

RT (2018-10-19). Elle Magazine forced to apologize as Kim & Kanye fake news completely backfires. rt.com Elle Magazine has apologized for their "bad joke" which saw the publication post a false 'breaking news' tweet about the break up of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, in an effort to lure readers to a voter registration site.

Consortiumnews (2018-10-18). AUDIO: Shady Claims by NYT on Russia-gate: Peter B. Collins interviews Gareth Porter. consortiumnews.com Gareth Porter discusses with radio host Peter B. Collins his Consortium News article exposing exaggerated claims of Russian skulduggery on Facebook in 2016. By Peter B. Collins Journalist and historian Gareth Porter returned to the Peter B. Collins show to discuss his… Read more →

Jon Queally (2018-10-18). In Latest Fit of Censorship, Facebook Deletes Video Detailing Brutal Legacy of Christopher Columbus. mintpressnews.com This piece of "journalism was about the airbrushing of history. Therefore, there is a great irony in the fact it has now been airbrushed" from Facebook's platform.This piece of "journalism was about the airbrushing of history. Therefore, there is a great irony in the fact it has now been airbrushed" from Facebook's platform.

RT (2018-10-18). 'I'm not an anti-Semite. I'm anti-termite': Nation of Islam leader won't be suspended by Twitter. rt.com Twitter says it will not will not be banning Louis Farrakhan after the Nation of Islam leader once again courted controversy by comparing Jews to insects on the social media platform.

RT (2018-10-18). 'Loser award': Defeated gamer who dumped 'hottest weather girl' to focus on career makes excuses. rt.com A YouTube star who dumped both the 'world's hottest weather girl' and his career as a professional gamer in less than three months has been mocked as the 'loser of the year.' Now he's saying his girlfriend was really no saint. |

RT (2018-10-18). Twitter & NATO think tanks publish database of tweets, pics… and GIFs by 'Russian trolls'. rt.com Ahead of midterm elections, Twitter has reminded Americans that democracy is still under threat by releasing millions of tweets by pesky Russians (and Iranians) from the past decade. How do they know? Well, that's the question.

RT (2018-10-18). White woman calls cops on black man cheering son's soccer game, goes viral as 'Golfcart Gail'. rt.com A Florida woman has faced ridicule online after she was recorded calling the police on a black man while he shouted and cheered from the sidelines during his teenage son's soccer game.

aclu (2018-10-17). Why Trump's Stormy Daniels Tweet Wasn't Defamation. aclu.org Defamation is hard to prove in the United States — and that's a good thing for political debate. | On Monday, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by Stephanie Clifford, aka Stormy Daniels, against Donald Trump alleging that he defamed her on Twitter. While Trump's bullying and name-calling, particularly targeting women, are abhorrent and vulgar, it's not surprising that Clifford's suit was unsuccessful. Defamation is rela…

RT (2018-10-17). Facebook is sued for 'inflating' ad watch times by up to 900% to lure in advertisers. rt.com Facebook hid a flaw in its video-advertising metrics that overestimated viewer engagement for more than a year in an effort to entice and keep advertisers on its platform, according to a lawsuit filed by a group of advertisers.

RT (2018-10-17). Facebook shareholders move to oust Zuckerberg as chairman…again. rt.com A group of powerful public funds have given their blessing to a proposal by Facebook shareholders that would remove Mark Zuckerberg from his position as chairman of the company's board of directors. |

Ben Norton (2018-08-24). Big Tech Corporations Are Now Banning Iranian Social Media Accounts — A Censored Student Journalist Speaks out. grayzoneproject.com Google, Facebook, and Twitter are removing social media accounts of real life Iranians who are falsely dubbed as "government trolls."…

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