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A Shadowy Industry Group Shapes Food Policy Around the World - The New York Times
"In 2016, ILSI came under withering criticism after a U.N. committee issued a ruling that glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto’s weed killer Roundup, was “probably not carcinogenic,” contradicting an earlier report by the W.H.O.’s cancer agency. The committee, it turned out, was led by two ILSI officials, one of them Alan Boobis, the vice president of ILSI-Europe who has done consulting work for the chemical sector."
capitalism  corruption  food  agriculture  business  propaganda  lies  WHO  india  china  brazil 
september 2019 by conner
Opinion | Gaslighting an Entire Nation - The New York Times
"But the number of airstrikes in Somalia, manned and unmanned, has grown enormously since President Trump signed an executive order early in his term and lowered protections for civilians. In 2017, United States forces carried out at least 34 airstrikes, triple the number from the year before. In 2018, there were 47 strikes. This year, American forces have already carried out over 33 strikes, according to a New America analysis."
DOD  drones  military  war  warcrimes  somalia  death  lies 
april 2019 by conner
Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook’s Leaders Fought Through Crisis - The New York Times
"Ms. Sandberg has overseen an aggressive lobbying campaign to combat Facebook’s critics, shift public anger toward rival companies and ward off damaging regulation. Facebook employed a Republican opposition-research firm to discredit activist protesters, in part by linking them to the liberal financier George Soros. It also tapped its business relationships, lobbying a Jewish civil rights group to cast some criticism of the company as anti-Semitic."
facebook  racism  business  assholes  GOP  propaganda  politics  lies 
november 2018 by conner
Ryan’s Speech Contained a Litany of Falsehoods -
"The two speeches — peppered with statements that were incorrect or incomplete — seemed to signal the arrival of a new kind of presidential campaign, one in which concerns about fact-checking have been largely set aside."
GOP  romney/ryan  lies  2012election 
august 2012 by conner

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