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Details from data collected by the Senate intelligence committee
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8 hours ago by nelson
The lies and liars of Brexit
I generally see politicians as just as weak and flawed and human as anyone else – no better than the rest of us, but no worse either. But while we all make mistakes, all sometimes lack a little courage, I find it hard to forgive lying. Especially deliberate, persistent and – most of all – consequential lying. And that is really what the Brexit mess is all about: lying. Pretty much everyone involved in this whole sorry mess is lying about something, and sometimes about more than one thing.

It’s hard to know where to begin with the list of lies and liars, but I suppose my old chum David Cameron is as good a start as any. He lied about Europe and immigration: he knew very well it wasn’t the poison that the liars of Ukip said it was. But instead of challenging the lies, he went along with them, then lied by suggesting he believed Britain’s EU relationship was fundamentally flawed, when in fact he knew it worked fairly well. Then he lied about how much he could achieve by renegotiating that relationship, and lied about how much he’d actually achieved in that renegotiation. Then he fought a referendum offering an end to the EU membership that he’d just (falsely) told the electorate was rubbish.
by:JamesKirkup  from:TheSpectator  Brexit  politics  BorisJohnson  DavidCameron  TheresaMay  propaganda 
3 days ago by owenblacker
William Blum, US Policy Critic Derided by NYT, Dies at 85 (FAIR)
We have had the honor of meeting Mr. Blum (and perhaps even some correspondence, in a junior role supporting the Institute for Public Accuracy). We will miss his earnest, honest contribution to the choir against empire.
clippings  Blum  author  programmer  authors  critics  foreign+policy  empire  imperialism  historian  war  media  propaganda  New+York+Times 
3 days ago by mjb
How Twitter's Jack Dorsey wants to deal with fake news — Quartz India
It is unclear how Twitter plans on identifying the intent behind specific tweets.
propaganda  twitter  nonsense  social.media 
3 days ago by po
Saudi Arabia Declares War on America’s Muslim Congresswomen – Foreign Policy
Gulf Arab monarchies are using racism, bigotry, and fake news to denounce Washington's newest history-making politicians.
Ever since the midterm election, conservative media in the United States have targeted with special zeal Ilhan Omar, an incoming Somali-American Democratic congresswoman and a devout Muslim who wears hijab. In response to Democrats’ push to remove a headwear ban on the House floor to accommodate Omar, conservative commentator and pastor E.W. Jackson complained on a radio show that Muslims were transforming Congress into an “Islamic republic.”
The Democratic Party has several rising political stars with Arab or Muslim backgrounds, all of whom have become objects of such conspiracy theories. But it’s not only American conservatives who have been indulging in this culture war. The organized attacks have also been coming from abroad—specifically, from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
religion  middle_east  gov2.0  politics  women  congress  propaganda  fake_news 
3 days ago by rgl7194
Russian Foreign Ministry Distorts Ukraine Famine Legacy
November 24 is Ukraine’s National Holodomor Memorial Day, dedicated to the victims of the man-made famine of 1932-1933, which is believed to have taken the lives of 4-7 million Ukrainians. The Ukrainian government, and a number of other countries – including the United States and some of its individual states – consider the famine an act of genocide. Other official bodies, including the European Parliament, have officially recognized the famine as a crime against humanity, but not genocide. Because the famine was caused by actions of the Soviet government in Moscow, it has been a major source of contention between Russia and Ukraine, particularly over the claim that the famine could be considered genocide against Ukrainians.
On November 25, the official Twitter account of the Russian Embassy in Canada (a country with a large Ukrainian diaspora) tweeted an infographic claiming that the Soviet famine of the 1930s was a “common tragedy for Ukrainians, Russians, Kazakhs, other Soviet people.” It denounced the use of the term Holodomor, claiming that Soviet dictator Josef Stalin did not target Ukrainians due to their nationality. While the infographic contains some truth, its message is misleading for a number of reasons.
ukraine  history  30s  holodomor  russia  propaganda  twitter 
5 days ago by rgl7194

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