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Facebook censors, Twitter flags yet another Trump post about covid-19

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Facebook and Twitter have, unsurprisingly, bowed once again to pressure from the left.

Today, Facebook removed, and Twitter placed an interstitial, or filter, on a post from President Donald Trump in which he stated that COVID-19 is less lethal "in most populations" than the "Flu."

"Facebook has been criticized for not removing posts that violate community guidelines in a timely manner," said Axios, "yet the company sprung to action when Trump posted misinformation about the virus that 'could contribute to imminent physical harm.' Twitter took action about 30 minutes later."

Twitter's interstitial claimed that the tweet "violated the Twitter Rules about spreading misleading and potentially harmful information related to COVID-19. However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public's interest for the Tweet to remain accessible." Although Twitter did not remove the tweet entirely, users must click "view" in order to see the tweet.

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Chris Cuomo mocked as 'hypocrite' for MUTING Trump recovery 'propaganda' video & reminded he broke quarantine rules

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Chris Cuomo
CNN presenter Chris Cuomo was ripped for muting a clip of Donald Trump's return from hospital to the White House — and quickly reminded he'd published his own dramatic "re-entry"-to-life video after being diagnosed with Covid-19.

"This president is a walking lie," Cuomo announced in his Monday-night monologue, accusing Trump of irresponsible comments on the Covid-19 pandemic. He slammed footage of Trump's return to the White House and said he would not air it with audio because it was "propaganda" intended to project an image of strength.

"How much bullsh*t do you need in your life?" he asked viewers.

"He's not stronger than I am!" Cuomo added, referencing the time in April during which he, too, was sick with the virus. Twitter users were also more than happy to recall that time, reminding him of the reports he had broken quarantine rules back then.


Subject of Project Veritas report on alleged ballot harvesting in Minnesota says he was offered bribe and 'set up' - UPDATE: Project Veritas hits back

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One of the men shown in the video that spurred a police investigation into alleged ballot harvesting in Minnesota is recounting his side of the story for the first time.

Liban Osman, who was caught boasting about the large number of ballots he had collected in a video that was released last month by the conservative investigative group Project Veritas, claimed that he was offered a $10,000 bribe by community activist Omar Jamal, according to Fox 9. A representative from the activist group denied the allegations of attempted bribery.

"He was setting me up," Osman, the brother of Minneapolis City Council member Jamal Osman, said of Omar Jamal in the report that was published Monday evening.

Comment: However the accusations fall out, it's clear that the state of elections in Minnesota is abysmal. Education on basic US civics and clean voter rolls would go a long way to helping, as Tom Fitton advises, but that would complicate things for Omar and other corrupt politicians. Even if Liban Osman is partway telling the truth, there was plenty of corroboration on illegal voting practices from other witnesses

The original report on SOTT.

'O'Keefed': Ilhan Omar connected cash-for-ballots voter fraud scheme exposed by Project Veritas - UPDATE: Trump calls for investigation

UPDATE 06/10/2020: James O'Keefe posted an answer to the accusations of the FOX9 article. Will there be another retraction posted on the Project Veritas Wall of Shame?

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More Covid-19 rebellion: Marseille demands its own advisory panel separate to Paris

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Café patrons in Marseille enjoy drinks after French authorities announced bars and restaurants in the country's second largest city would shut for two weeks to curb the spread of Covid-19, 24 September 2020.
A week after the French government ruffled feathers in France's second-largest city with an order to close restaurants and bars, Marseille officials have endorsed a call to form a scientific advisory panel unique to the city, separate from the national scientific council based in Paris.

During a city council meeting on Monday evening, Samia Ghali, deputy mayor for equality between territories, proposed a "scientific council for the city of Marseille".

"We no longer want to be dependent on figures of certain Parisian scientists," Ghali said in reference to the scientific council of experts appointed by the government in March to advise on policy decisions in response to the Covid-19 epidemic.



Caitlin Johnstone: WaPo publishes paranoid screed cautioning readers not to let Russia make them paranoid

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A view of the logo on the new home of The Washington Post
December, 16, 2015 in Washington, DC.
"Russia and other adversaries may not need to hack the election if they can hack something else: our minds."

So begins a crazy, paranoid Washington Post editorial titled, "The U.S. may be safe from foreign interference in this election. But what about perception hacking?" cautioning readers not to let Russia make them crazy and paranoid.

"Perception hacking." Apparently this term is the latest fad for the elite liberal commentariat in the category of noises one can make with one's face in order to sound well-informed about Russian influence operations, from the same line as "kompromat," "dezinformatsiya," and "useful idiot."

Comment: They do it because they can. Until readership tanks and the public demands better (meaning they recognize the difference and actually care) sham news fulfills its purpose of feeding the clueless and locking the minds of its readership.


Cash for Covid tests? £170million of taxpayers' money in Amazon and other vouchers to bribe study participants

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The Bribe
The Government will spend £170million of taxpayers' money on Amazon and other online store vouchers to coax people into a coronavirus study.

Four-hundred-thousand people will be asked to participate in the scheme with the incentive of a £50 gift voucher. The participants will be required to provide data on the virus, the Office for National Statistics [ONS] announced.

Each subject will be picked in a random mail shot and some will have the opportunity to receive £425 in gift cards to provide data for a year. The vouchers can be spent at retail outlets such as Amazon, John Lewis and TKMaxx.


Sacked Vatican cardinal accused of bribing witnesses in abuse trial of rival

Australian Cardinal George Pell
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Australian Cardinal George Pell arrives at his residence in Rome, Italy on September 30th.
A former senior Vatican cardinal, whose resignation was accepted by Pope Francis last month, has been accused of using €700,000 of Catholic Church funds to bribe witnesses to help secure a sexual abuse conviction against a rival, Australian cardinal George Pell.

Italian media reported at the weekend that Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu (72) is suspected of sending the money to Australia, to help ensure hostile testimony in the abuse trial of Cardinal Pell, who was accused of molesting choir boys when Archbishop of Melbourne in the 1990s.

Before returning to Australia in 2017, where he was tried, jailed and acquitted on appeal, Cardinal Pell (79) had served as prefect of the Vatican's Secretariat for the Economy between 2014 and 2019, where his attempts at cleaning up practices there were opposed by Cardinal Becciu.


New Caledonia votes to remain French colony, throwing spanner in BLM and woke left narrative on the 'evils' of empire

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A volunteer counts ballots in a voting station of Noumea, New Caledonia, Sunday, Oct.4, 2020.
As the West obsesses over decolonizing everything from statues to education, the South Pacific island of New Caledonia, ruled from Paris since 1853, has voted to remain a colony. Maybe overseas rule isn't always so bad after all?

Empire is an atrocity. Colonies should uncouple their shackles to proudly claim their unadulterated freedom. That's what we've been told by a host of talking heads of late, particularly following the BLM movement. Superseding another territory's sovereignty is deemed a heinous act of tyranny.

The public backlash began earlier this year as statues of colonial figures were ripped down. Most famously, a mob in the English city of Bristol pulled down Edward Colston and threw him into the river. Since then, 72 memorials honoring colonial figures have been earmarked by campaigners for removal across the UK.


Say what? University of Kentucky SEGREGATES resident assistants by race for 'abhorrent' mandatory white-shaming training

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The University of Kentucky has subjected incoming resident assistants to segregated training sessions in which the white group was made to identify with racist generalizations, documents leaked by a participant reveal.

Presented with a lengthy list of white "microaggressions" and derogatory accusations of "privilege," the RAs in the "White Accountability Space" group were required to display the document on their computer screens at all times during marathon "breakout session" Zoom calls, a student whistleblower told Young America's Foundation on Monday. The student, who wished to remain anonymous for fear of academic repercussions, also supplied a cover letter and a document from the whites-only training titled "Common racist behaviors and attitudes of white people."



Sorry, Black Lives Matter, but it's poor white working-class kids who have the worst deal, not middle-class BAME lawyers

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The UK Supreme Court's president hopes a non-white judge will have a seat there within six years. A laudable aim. But what are the odds of a white working-class kid getting on? Zero. Fewer than ten percent of these kids go to uni.

My grandfather was a white man, yet he spent most of his waking hours with a black face.

Now, before the woke warriors tear out their Twitter feathers at that statement, assuming he was a black and white minstrel or in some way exploiting the black man, wait for the facts.

He was, you see, a coal miner.