2019-01-05: Social Media Postees

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Jailed American Spent Years Collecting Russian Contacts
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-01-05
Paul Whelan's social media history shows most of his contacts have at least some connection to the military. He is a citizen of four countries. | The post Jailed American Spent Years Collecting Russian Contacts appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Viewers SHRED Ellen DeGeneres for forgiving Kevin Hart over 10yr-old homophobic tweets
RT | rt.com | 2019-01-05
Fans are savaging Ellen DeGeneres after she appealed to their sense of forgiveness in defense of fellow comic Kevin Hart, who was pressured into declining an offer of hosting the Oscars over his decade-old homophobic tweets. | …
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Elizabeth Warren's Presidential Bid Leaves Questions to Be Answered
Sonali Kolhatkar | commondreams.org | 2019-01-04
if this nation is to ever have a female president, Warren would be a good first choice, and certainly a much better one than Hillary Clinton. (Photo: Screen shot / YouTube) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Our Top Stories of 2018
CounterPunch | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-04
What Brett Kanavaugh Really Learned in High School by JoAnn Wypijewski Ghosts in the Propaganda Machine by Jeffrey St. Clair & Joshua Frank Capitalism as an Obstacle to Equality and Democracy by Richard D. Wolff The Mind-Benders: How to Harvest Facebook Data, Brainwash Voters, and Swing Elections by Roberto Gonzales Trump's Travesty of Protectionism by…
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The Factual Reporting About Beto by David Sirota That Stirred Epic Freakout
Katie Halper | commondreams.org | 2019-01-04
Journalist David Sirota "reportedly" started a war by writing a piece of journalism based on a congressman's voting record and a single tweet based on some campaign finance data he found surprising. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Brazil's Bolsonaro Seeks to Grant Police Impunity Over Violence
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-04
Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro urged Friday the urgent approval of a bill to protect police officers in the country from being prosecuted over crimes committed while on duty. | RELATED: | Bolsonaro Open to Hosting US Military Base | The far-right president, elected on a law-and-order platform, warned in a tweet that sky-high violence would only slow if laws were passed to provide police and soldiers freedom from prosecution when on active duty. "The legislative, executive and judici…
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Top Human Rights Tweets of the Week
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-01-04
Trending rights tweets this week: Netflix agreed to censor a comedy episode because Saudi Arabia complained about it; powerful film showing China's detention of upwards of one million Uighur Muslims for forced indoctrination; the Democratic Republic of Congo's elections marred by systemic irregularities; and everyday people who inspired HRW in 2018.
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'Leaked' college clip of dancing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez backfires (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2019-01-04
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) has been ensnared in her first congressional scandal: a clip of her and friends performing silly dance moves in college has been leaked and gone viral! | …
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Netflix Censors Hasan Minhaj in Saudi Arabia, Sparking Backlash over Khashoggi Killing, War in Yemen
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-01-03
Netflix is under fire for pulling an episode of U.S. comedian Hasan Minhaj's show "Patriot Act" from Saudi Arabia, after officials from the kingdom complained to the streaming company that it violated Saudi cybercrime laws. The episode was posted in late October, a few weeks after Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Hasan Minhaj sharply criticized the Saudi royal family and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The censored episode has been viewed more than 1.6 million times on YouTube, where it remains available to viewers in Saudi Arabia. On Wednesday, Minhaj tweeted, "Clea…
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Episode Three: The Patels
Murderville, GA | theintercept.com | 2019-01-03
Subscribe to the Murderville podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Radio Public, iHeart Radio, and other platforms. | Shaliesh Patel was visiti…
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Five Weeks After The Guardian's Viral Blockbuster Assange-Manafort Scoop, No Evidence Has Emerged — Just Stonewalling
Glenn Greenwald | theintercept.com | 2019-01-02
The U.S. media is very adept at being outraged when they're denounced as "fake news." They should think more about why that attack resonates for so many. | The post Five Weeks After The Guardian's Viral Blockbuster Assange-Manafort Scoop, No Evidence Has Emerged — Just Stonewalling appeared first on The Intercept.
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STRATCOM Wishes You a Very Scary New Year
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-01-01
The U.S. Strategic Command has deleted a New Year's tweet that revealed its true values, as Caitlin Johnstone explains. By Caitlin Johnstone CaitlinJohnstone.com U.S. Strategic Command (or "Stratcom" if you're trying to make a nuclear-capable arm of the U.S. Defense… Read more ?…
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#LogOutFacebook: Because of You, We Did. Thank You!
Vanessa Mbonu@naacpnet | naacp.org | 2018-12-27
Thank you. During the week-long #LogOutFacebook protest, you were joined by thousands of advocates, celebrities, elected officials and partners to take a stand, to let Facebook know that they need to do better. You made it known that you will no longer tolerate privacy breaches, hate speech, bias, and misinformation. This logout cycle is done, but our […] | The post #LogOutFacebook: Because of You, We Did. Thank You! appeared first on NAACP.
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Hatewatch Headlines 12/20/2018
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2018-12-20
Facebook's moment of reckoning arrives; Advertisers abandon Tucker Carlson; ADF seeks expansion of Jim Crow-era exemption; and…
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Longtime antigovernment militia organizer calls for 'lone wolf' action against antifa
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2018-12-20
An antigovernment extremist who has called Islam a mental disorder and urged his followers to shoot black women and children has issued another call to violence, posting a video on his Facebook page urging members of the Patriot movement to engage in "lone wolf" action against antifa.
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Ten Good News Stories for Kids in 2018
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-12-20
Girls in India during a hygiene training as part of the Great WASH Yatra. Himanshu Khagta, WASH United, 2012 | A couple of years ago, a friend following me on Twitter said he found my feed really depressing. "Doesn't anything good ever happen for children?" he asked. | Spreading doom and gloom sometimes seems an occupational hazard of human rights work. But I've taken my friend's words to heart and now, as we approach the end of the year, here are 10 good news stories for kids: | A number of armed forces and armed grou…
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