Monthly Archives: January 2019

2019-01-31: News Headlines

STAFF (2019-01-31). Facebook Quietly Moves to Block Ad Transparency Tools. truthdig.com Now, Facebook has quietly made changes to its site that stop those efforts. | ProPublica, Mozilla and Who Targets Me have all noticed their tools stopped working this month after Facebook inserted code in its website that blocks them. | "This is very concerning," said Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., who has co-sponsored the Honest Ads Act, which would require transp…

STAFF (2019-01-31). The Movie on Deportation That Trump Needs to Watch. truthdig.com PARK CITY, Utah — President Donald Trump wants his wall, and he is willing to shut down the government again to get it. Commenting on congressional negotiations to find a compromise before temporary government funding runs out on Feb. 15, he tweeted on Wednesday, "If the committee of Republicans and Democrats now meeting on Border Security is not discussing or contemplating a Wall or Physical Barrier, they are Wasting their time!" It has been reported lately that some of the sensational rhetoric that Trump invokes when demanding a border wall may actually come from the movies. Case in point is the 2018 bloc…

Binoy Kampmark (2019-01-31). "Instagram Helped Kill My Daughter": Censorship Tendencies in Social Media. counterpunch.org It is all a rather sorry tale. Molly Russell, another teenager gorged on social media content, sharing and darkly revelling, took her own life in 2017 supposedly after viewing what the BBC described as "disturbing content about suicide on social media." Causation is presumed, and the platform hosting the content is saddled with blame. Molly's More

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

pip.hinman (2019-01-31). Rivers in crisis: water theft and corruption in the Darling River system. greenleft.org.au Politicians and bureaucrats have launched endless inquiries in an effort to appear to be dealing with the water crisis in New South Wales, where a blue-green algal bloom has deprived a 40-kilometre stretch of the Darling River of oxygen and a million fish died as a result. Rural communities, wildlife, graziers and stock are also running out of water. | Yet these same bureaucrats have been very slow to implement any of the recommended reforms and few steps have been taken to deal with the mismanagement, water theft and corruption that led to this crisis, writes Elena Garcia. | Federal drought envoy Barnaby Joyce h…

RT (2019-01-31). 'Chaos' & 'desperation' grip Facebook HQ after Apple blocks developer iPhone apps. rt.com After Apple's ongoing quarrel with Facebook came to a head, thousands of employees at the world's largest social media network were locked out of numerous apps they have become dependent on to meet basic needs.

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-01-30). "Instagram Helped Kill My Daughter": Censorship Tendencies on Social Media. globalresearch.ca It is all a rather sorry tale. Molly Russell, another teenager gorged on social media content, sharing and darkly revelling, took her own life in 2017 supposedly after viewing what the BBC described as "disturbing content about suicide on …

teleSUR (2019-01-30). We Don't Want Another Vietnam War in Latin America: Maduro. telesurenglish.net The citizens of the United States are bigger than President Donald Trump, Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday in a Facebook video, imploring they take steps to avoid another Vietnam war. | RELATED: | Oil Gains on Tighter US Supply, Venezuela Sanctions | "I am Nicolas Maduro and I want to send a message to the people of the United States, to alert them to the media war, psychological communication that takes place in the international media and especially in the US media, again…

RT (2019-01-30). Socialism-bashing Texas Republicans blame 'Leftism' for Holocaust. rt.com Texas Republicans took Holocaust Remembrance Day as an opportunity to blame their political enemies for the Holocaust in a bizarre Facebook post warning "Leftism kills". All because the Nazis had 'socialism' in their party name.

Tyler Durden (2019-01-30). In First Phone Call, Trump Congratulates Guaido on Becoming President of Venezuela. theantimedia.com (ZH) — President Trump started a Tuesday morning twitter storm with a tweet warning that Maduro will be "willing to negotiate" after the US starves his teetering regime of badly needed funding via the sanctions that were levied earlier this week. Maduro willing to negotiate with opposition in Venezuela following U.S. sanctions and the cutting off of …

ACLU (2019-01-29). Trump Says 58,000 Texans Voted Illegally. Here's What Actually Happened. aclu.org Voter fraud is extremely rare. States using unreliable data to justify purges of eligible voters, unfortunately, is not. | The president of the United States is once again spreading unsubstantiated claims about rampant voter fraud and undermining faith in the integrity of our democracy. This time, he's claiming that 95,000 noncitizens were registered to vote in Texas and more than half have actually voted. These numbers,…

Reese Erlich (2019-01-25). Foreign Correspondent: Does Cuba Censor the Internet? Think Again. progressive.org So far, U.S. government attempts to kickstart a Twitter revolution have failed.

Human Rights Watch (2019-01-25). Egypt's LGBT Crackdown Expands to Stifle Journalists. hrw.org | | Screenshot of an August 2018 television segment in which Egyptian anchor Mohamed Al-Ghaity interviewed an unidentified gay guest. Al-Ghaity was sentenced to one year in prison for the interview in January 2019. | © 2018 LTC TV/YouTube | An Egyptian television anchor was unexpectedly sentenced to one year in prison for interviewing a gay man on TV last week. The conviction of Mohamed Al-Ghaity,…

Hatewatch Staff (2019-01-24). Anti-LGBT Activist Explores Pedophilia Myth With Disgraced Far-Right Provocateur. splcenter.org 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.

John Dougherty and Michael Edison Hayden (2019-01-23). How Gab Has Raised Millions Thanks to This Crowdfunding Company. splcenter.org 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 (2019-01-22). Spring 2019 edition of Teaching Tolerance magazine examines menstrual equity movement in schools. splcenter.org 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.

pip.hinman (2019-01-22). Uniting against racism. greenleft.org.au A collective of alt-right and neo-Nazi groups organised what they called a "political meeting" at St Kilda beach on January 5. It came a week after the neo-Nazi Neil Erikson led a group of acolytes down to the same beach to harass and film African Australians in an attempt to incite violence. | Various hate-filled Facebook pages promoted the "meeting", including one described as "Rise Up Australia — Romper Stomper 2.0", a reference to a film about white supremacists in Footscray who attacked and violently assaulted Vietnamese Australians. | The event was not a "political meeting" nor was it ever intended to…

2019-01-31: Social Media Postees

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The Movie on Deportation That Trump Needs to Watch
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-01-31
PARK CITY, Utah — President Donald Trump wants his wall, and he is willing to shut down the government again to get it. Commenting on congressional negotiations to find a compromise before temporary government funding runs out on Feb. 15, he tweeted on Wednesday, "If the committee of Republicans and Democrats now meeting on Border Security is not discussing or contemplating a Wall or Physical Barrier, they are Wasting their time!" It has been reported lately that some of the sensational rhetoric that Trump invokes when demanding a border wall may actually come from the movies. Case in point is the 2018 bloc…
truthdig.com/articles/the-movie-on-depor…

"Instagram Helped Kill My Daughter": Censorship Tendencies in Social Media
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-31
It is all a rather sorry tale. Molly Russell, another teenager gorged on social media content, sharing and darkly revelling, took her own life in 2017 supposedly after viewing what the BBC described as "disturbing content about suicide on social media." Causation is presumed, and the platform hosting the content is saddled with blame. Molly's…
counterpunch.org/2019/01/31/instagram-he…

Facebook Quietly Moves to Block Ad Transparency Tools
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-01-31
Now, Facebook has quietly made changes to its site that stop those efforts. | ProPublica, Mozilla and Who Targets Me have all noticed their tools stopped working this month after Facebook inserted code in its website that blocks them. | "This is very concerning," said Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., who has co-sponsored the Honest Ads Act, which would require transp…
truthdig.com/articles/facebook-quietly-m…

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-…

'Chaos' & 'desperation' grip Facebook HQ after Apple blocks developer iPhone apps
RT | rt.com | 2019-01-31
After Apple's ongoing quarrel with Facebook came to a head, thousands of employees at the world's largest social media network were locked out of numerous apps they have become dependent on to meet basic needs. | …
rt.com/usa/450272-facebook-employees-app…

"Instagram Helped Kill My Daughter": Censorship Tendencies on Social Media
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-30
It is all a rather sorry tale. Molly Russell, another teenager gorged on social media content, sharing and darkly revelling, took her own life in 2017 supposedly after viewing what the BBC described as "disturbing content about suicide on … | The post "Instagram Helped Kill My Daughter": Censorship Tendencies on Social Media appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/instagram-helped-kill-…

We Don't Want Another Vietnam War in Latin America: Maduro
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-30
The citizens of the United States are bigger than President Donald Trump, Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday in a Facebook video, imploring they take steps to avoid another Vietnam war. | RELATED: | Oil Gains on Tighter US Supply, Venezuela Sanctions | "I am Nicolas Maduro and I want to send a message to the people of the United States, to alert them to the media war, psychological communication that takes place in the international media and especially in the US media, again…
telesurenglish.net/news/We-Dont-Want-Ano…

In First Phone Call, Trump Congratulates Guaido on Becoming President of Venezuela
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-01-30
(ZH) — President Trump started a Tuesday morning twitter storm with a tweet warning that Maduro will be "willing to negotiate" after the US starves his teetering regime of badly needed funding via the sanctions that were levied earlier this week. Maduro willing to negotiate with opposition in Venezuela following U.S. sanctions and the cutting off of …

In First Phone Call, Trump Congratulates Guaido on Becoming President of Venezuela

Socialism-bashing Texas Republicans blame 'Leftism' for Holocaust
RT | rt.com | 2019-01-30
Texas Republicans took Holocaust Remembrance Day as an opportunity to blame their political enemies for the Holocaust in a bizarre Facebook post warning "Leftism kills". All because the Nazis had 'socialism' in their party name. | …
rt.com/usa/450106-texas-republicans-left…

Foreign Correspondent: Does Cuba Censor the Internet? Think Again
Reese Erlich | progressive.org | 2019-01-25
So far, U.S. government attempts to kickstart a Twitter revolution have failed.
progressive.org/dispatches/foreign-corre…

Egypt's LGBT Crackdown Expands to Stifle Journalists
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-01-25
Screenshot of an August 2018 television segment in which Egyptian anchor Mohamed Al-Ghaity interviewed an unidentified gay guest. Al-Ghaity was sentenced to one year in prison for the interview in January 2019. | © 2018 LTC TV/YouTube | An Egyptian television anchor was unexpectedly sentenced to one year in prison for interviewing a gay man on TV last week. The conviction of Mohamed Al-Ghaity,…
hrw.org/news/2019/01/25/egypts-lgbt-crac…

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…

Uniting against racism
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-01-22
A collective of alt-right and neo-Nazi groups organised what they called a "political meeting" at St Kilda beach on January 5. It came a week after the neo-Nazi Neil Erikson led a group of acolytes down to the same beach to harass and film African Australians in an attempt to incite violence. | Various hate-filled Facebook pages promoted the "meeting", including one described as "Rise Up Australia — Romper Stomper 2.0", a reference to a film about white supremacists in Footscray who attacked and violently assaulted Vietnamese Australians. | The event was not a "political meeting" nor was it ever intended to…
greenleft.org.au/content/uniting-against-racism