2019-02-03: Social Media Postees

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Is Oil Behind Washington's Venezuela Coup Madness?
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-03
On January 23 US Vice President Pence sent a message via Twitter that Washington recognized the 35-year-old Speaker of the Venezuela National Assembly, Juan Guaido, as the "legitimate" President of the troubled country, and not elected President Maduro. The … | The post Is Oil Behind Washington's Venezuela Coup Madness? appeared first on Global Research.
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How social media supercharged the propaganda system
Justin Podur | zcomm.org | 2019-02-02
"Manufacturing Consent" predicted how a privately owned free press could function as a propaganda system…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/how-social-media-s…

How the Green New Deal Became the Green New Deal
Aída Chávez | theintercept.com | 2019-02-02
The signature effort that has become attached to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., the "Green New Deal," was originally intended to go by a different name, she told The Intercept in a recent podcast interview. But as social media and news outlets covering the platform began coalescing around the term, which had long been used by the Green Party, Ocasio-Cortez ceded to the public, she said. | With more than 2.6 million followers on Twitter and more than 2.1 million on Instagram, Ocasio-Cortez has a social media presence that s…
theintercept.com/2019/02/02/green-new-de…

AP & Snopes quit 'fact-checking' for Facebook as NewsGuard's blacklist model pushes ahead
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-02
Two of Facebook's US "fact-checkers" tasked with keeping fake news from proliferating have chosen to quit doing the job for the social media giant while issuing cryptic statements concerning their continuing relationship. | …
rt.com/usa/450380-snopes-ap-quit-factche…

Facebook's censor Nick Clegg outlines plans for European elections
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-02
Facebook will play a major role in determining what voices Europe's population are allowed to hear.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/02/cleg…

No more buying likes from bots? NY AG declares fake social media engagement illegal
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-02
New York's attorney general has declared it's illegal to sell fake social media engagement in order to inflate one's online influence, ruling against one "fake like" merchant in a landmark decision in the battle against bots. | …
rt.com/usa/450382-fake-social-media-enga…

Black Feminism and the Internet
Olivia Herken | progressive.org | 2019-02-01
In 'Reclaiming Our Space: How Black Feminists Are Changing the World from the Tweets to the Streets,' Feminista Jones chronicles how a political philosophy and social movement has grown online.
progressive.org/magazine/how-a-political…

The Denier-in-Chief: Trump and the Legitimation of False Consciousness
David Rosen | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-01
"I wish people would read or listen to my words on the Border Wall. This was in no way a concession," Pres. Trump Tweeted on January 25th following his signing a bill ending the 35-day U.S. government shut-down.
counterpunch.org/2019/02/01/the-denier-i…

Facebook's Troll Hunter in Chief Nathaniel Gleicher Tied to Neocon Think Tank
Alexander Rubinstein | mintpressnews.com | 2019-02-01
While Facebook claims impartiality in its crackdown on "coordinated inauthentic behavior," the loyalties of the man charged with carrying out that mission. if his resume is any indication, are not with the users. | The post Facebook's Troll Hunter in Chief Nathaniel Gleicher Tied to Neocon Think Tank appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/facebooks-troll-hunter…

Cuba: Could Mystery Explosions Be Caused By Meteorite?>
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-01
Cubans living on the western side of the island heard loud explosions and felt their houses shakes on Friday, prompting many to think an airplane had fallen from the sky, but others say it might have been a meteorite. | RELATED: | Havana After The Tornado: 'No One Will Be Left Behind' | Residents of Pinar del Rio province reported that small rock fragments fell from the sky as they heard the loud noise. Others rushed to social media, starting the rumor that another plane had crashed, afte…
telesurenglish.net/news/Cuba-Could-Myste…

Anthropologist Debunks Bill Gates' BS Narrative That Free-Market Capitalism Has Solved Crisis of Global Poverty
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-02-01
Anthropologist and author Jason Hickel swiftly disabused readers of a narrative offered by Microsoft founder Bill Gates this week, rejecting the billionaire's statement on Twitter that "people underestimate just how much life has improved over the last two centuries." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/02/01/anthrop…

ICE Force-feeding Immigrant Detainees on Hunger Strike
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-02-01
Screenshot from a 2013 video of Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) volunteering to undergo the standard operating procedures for force-feeding of detainees at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. | © 2013 The Guardian/YouTube | ICE officials are force-feeding six immigrant detainees who are on hunger strike in Texas, according to an investigation published by the Associated Press. | The AP reported indications that nearly 30 men — mostly from India an…
hrw.org/news/2019/02/01/ice-force-feedin…

'Hateful' restaurant hit with bad reviews after banning MAGA hats
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-01
A California restaurant has been flooded with bad reviews after the owner said he won't serve customers wearing MAGA hats, comparing it to the swastika and a KKK hood. His since-deleted tweet sparked massive backlash. | …
rt.com/usa/450286-maga-hat-restaurant-ba…

Trump adviser John Bolton admits Venezuela coup is for oil
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2019-02-01
In an interview with Fox News, United States National Security Advisor John Bolton admitted the US government was backing an illegal coup in Venezuela in order to control the South American nation's sizeable oil reserves. | "It will make a big difference to the United States economically if we could have American oil companies invest in and produce the oil capabilities in Venezuela," Bolton told Fox News on January 28. | In response, Venezuelan foreign minister Jorge Arreaza tweeted: "Confession … @ AmbJohnBolton confirms that the COUP is about OIL.
greenleft.org.au/content/trump-adviser-john-bolton-admits-venezuela-coup-oil

CNN commentator calls Trump 'antithesis of Christ's teachings', faces social media retribution
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-01
Democratic strategist Maria Cardona went after White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders about "election interference" of a much higher order, arguing over God's plans for Donald Trump. | …
rt.com/usa/450340-cnn-trump-antithesis-c…

Epilogue: Unanswered Questions
Murderville, GA | theintercept.com | 2019-01-31
Subscribe to the Murderville podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Radio Public, iHeart Radio, and other platforms. | After the new evidence co…
theintercept.com/2019/01/31/murderville-…

Anti-LGBT Activist Explores Pedophilia Myth With Disgraced Far-Right Provocateur
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-01-24
An anti-LGBT, Catholic YouTube show interviewed far-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos, a gay man who spent time in the spotlight thanks to the election of Donald Trump but is now reported to be millions of dollars in debt. During the show he repeated the long-circulated lie about a link between pedophilia and homosexuality.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/01/25/anti-…

How Gab Has Raised Millions Thanks to This Crowdfunding Company
John Dougherty and Michael Edison Hayden | splcenter.org | 2019-01-23
Three months after a man radicalized on Gab.com killed 11 Jews in a Pittsburgh synagogue, the social media website that has become a hub for white nationalists and neo-Nazis remains financially viable thanks to an Obama-era law and an online crowdfunding broker, a Hatewatch investigation reveals.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/01/24/how-g…

Spring 2019 edition of Teaching Tolerance magazine examines menstrual equity movement in schools
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2019-01-22
When middle school teacher Kristin Heavner shared a photo on social media of a colorful makeup bag filled with disposable menstrual products, she had no idea how people would react.
splcenter.org/news/2019/01/22/spring-201…

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