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Feb 07 12:16

The CIA’s Masterful Use of Fake News

Contrary to the article, Mosaddegh was legally elected during a period of robust Iranian democracy, and he was known as a beloved leader and a fiery speaker. His was such an iconic voice for his people that he was voted Time magazine’s Man of the Year after being named prime minister. It was strange that such venom as Allemann’s should describe a popular democrat once praised by President Harry Truman. Was Allemann signaling some conflict between the respective interests of Mosaddegh and Encounter?

In fact, the magazine’s name signaled an “East-West Encounter”; it was intended to give its editors (and readers) wide cultural reach, from London and Western Europe all the way to Africa, India and East Asia. But what motive might Allemann have had to blame the out-of-office Mosaddegh for the nation’s current problems?

Feb 07 11:50

‘Cooling Is Warming’: Climate Hoaxters Panic As US Freezes, Media Provides Cover

America enjoys a winter filled with tons of snow and frigid cold weather and out pops the Climate Hoaxsters to assure this kind of weather only further proves our planet is getting, um… warmer.

Feb 07 11:28

UK Labour deputy leader calls Facebook boss an ‘arrogant coward’

A senior British politician has slammed Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg for his lack of responsibility about a series of scandals affecting the social media giant in the UK.

Tom Watson, who serves as deputy leader of the opposition Labour Party, said Wednesday that Mark Zuckerberg is an “arrogant corporate elite” and a “coward,” who never cared about the UK and problems his company had created in the country.

“You should always look to where you can do the most good – and what good comes from Mark Zuckerberg’s behaviour?” said Watson, adding, “He’s an arrogant corporate elite and he’s a coward”.

Zuckerberg has reportedly refused to appear in the British parliament to answer questions from a cross-party committee of lawmakers about Facebook’s alleged breach of privacy laws in the country and other issues.

Feb 07 11:27

New York Times editor explains about-face on 'blackface' in Mark Herring headline

A New York Times editor took to Twitter after the outlet faced criticism for using the phrase “dark makeup” instead of “blackface” in a headline about Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring’s confession he dressed up as a rapper in 1980.

Feb 07 11:22

Scott Adams: Trump Investigation TDS, Political Myths, Joy Behar’s Racism, and Virginia

7 Unnecessary new investigations and Adam Schiff
Seems obvious that Dems know Mueller has nothing
Mueller is wrapping up, so new harassment begins

FEAR: President Trump is crazy, must impeach!
REALITY: If they actually believe that…why have they stopped panicking about it?

FEAR:Trump will ruin the economy
REALITY: Economy is so good, Dems want credit to go to Obama

FEAR: Trump will start wars if elected!
REALITY: He’s trying to end wars, Congress attempting to block

FEAR: Trump will be anti-gay
REALITY: He’s the most evolved politician on LGBTQ issues

Joy Behar’s blackface photo

Late-term abortions are very rare, applies when fetus isn’t viable
Northam doesn’t support killing, viable, post-birth babies
The law was written badly…and it was defeated

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1093540739181469696

Feb 07 11:19

‘Weaponized disinformation’: Pentagon craves new ‘influencing tools’ against ‘enemy propaganda’

US Defense Department officials are pushing for an escalation of “information warfare,” urging the military to think outside the box of traditional conflicts as hysteria over adversaries’ “influence operations” persists.

“Our adversaries have weaponized disinformation and propaganda to their advantage,” warned Andrew Knaggs, deputy assistant secretary of defense for Special Operations and Combating Terrorism, speaking to the National Defense Industrial Association’s Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict symposium.

Rather than hiding from the transparency afforded by the 24-hour news cycle and pervasive social media, our adversaries embrace that cycle and they use it to their advantage

Feb 07 11:04

Facebook’s Troll Hunter in Chief Nathaniel Gleicher Tied to Neocon Think Tank

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.

Feb 07 11:02

Washington Post Told America of Globalist Plan to be Implemented by 2025

By Daniel Taylor

If you don’t want to believe what alternative media has warned about for decades, the Washington Post told us what was coming 11 years ago in a 2008 “future history” piece.

What was warned about by the Post?...

Feb 07 10:41

Nick Sandmann: The Truth in 15 Minutes

Feb 06 12:36

Even with massive, coordinated tech censorship of the independent media, the globalist-funded left-wing media is rapidly COLLAPSING

The left-wing media has done its best in recent times to censor independent media, but the joke appears to be on them as they see their empires collapse. Mass layoffs are being seen across sites like BuzzFeed, Vox, Vice, and Huffington Post as readers take advantage of the many credible alternatives available on the internet today.

Feb 06 12:17

Covington Catholic teen sues 54 news outlets, lawmakers and celebrities…

Last month’s incident involving the boys from Kentucky’s Covington Catholic High School at the Lincoln Memorial may be over — but the legal battle has just begun.

Feb 06 11:11

FLASHBACK - Google’s true origin partly lies in CIA and NSA research grants for mass surveillance

Two decades ago, the US intelligence community worked closely with Silicon Valley in an effort to track citizens in cyberspace. And Google is at the heart of that origin story. Some of the research that led to Google’s ambitious creation was funded and coordinated by a research group established by the intelligence community to find ways to track individuals and groups online.

The intelligence community hoped that the nation’s leading computer scientists could take non-classified information and user data, combine it with what would become known as the internet, and begin to create for-profit, commercial enterprises to suit the needs of both the intelligence community and the public. They hoped to direct the supercomputing revolution from the start in order to make sense of what millions of human beings did inside this digital information network. That collaboration has made a comprehensive public-private mass surveillance state possible today.

Feb 06 10:55

Reality Check: Is Russia planning to invade Sweden or is UK media spreading more baseless hysteria?

Two of Britain’s leading newspapers have run delirious headlines this week, warning of a potential Russian assault on neutral Sweden.
“Sweden’s first new conscripts prepare to repel Russian invaders” – the Telegraph.

“First Swedish conscripts in a decade begin training to defeat a Russian invasion” – Daily Mail.

Sounds scary, doesn’t it? Poor Sweden (population over 9 million) getting ready to repel an attack from big, bad Russia (population 145 million).

Feb 06 09:51

Scott Adams: The SOTU, President’s Schedule, Healthcare, Conspiracy Theories

SOTU guests…Didn’t the SOTU used to be a national rally?
Doctors are now on the Interface App by WhenHub
Easy 2nd opinions, prescriptions for some things
A way to reduce healthcare costs?
Q people are still around? Q is still a thing?
Climate change current thinking update

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1093166208940007425

Feb 06 09:22

Tech giants, social media now run by “left-wing journalist mafia,” warns Bokhari… radical Leftism now controls nearly all “allowed” speech online

Big Tech’s censorship efforts have been the subject of widespread controversy, but as Breitbart senior correspondent Allum Bokhari contends, the tech industry isn’t acting alone. The liberal establishment media has been pushing for increased censorship of their biggest rivals, and they’ve been doing a bang-up job. The independent media was once poised to overtake establishment news outlets.

In the wake of numerous fake news scandals, it sadly comes as no surprise that left-wing media outlets are now “striking back” and trying to silence their opposition. As an overwhelmingly left-wing industry, Big Tech continues to acquiesce to the outrageous demands of liberals without a second thought — even if it means creating a space where only one set of values and beliefs is allowed to be shared and no diversity of thought is tolerated. The sham of “political correctness” has reached its peak — and the liberal media knows exactly how to capitalize on PC culture to get their way.

Feb 06 09:21

Robo-journalism on the rise in race to break stories, cut costs

Media outlets the world over are increasingly utilizing artificial intelligence in the race to break stories at a faster, cheaper rate than their competitors.

With several robo-journalism options available and firms edging for market share, the increasing capabilities of machines are encroaching further on the territory of human editors and reporters across all platforms.

What are the details?

Software-generated reports are heavy utilized in areas where quick figures are needed such as in financial journalism, sports statistics, and analyzing polling or other data. According to the New York Times, Bloomberg News uses automated technology in roughly a third of its content, racing against Reuters and even hedge funds to compete in delivering the latest business news.

Feb 06 08:42

Google will ‘de-rank’ RT articles to make them harder to find – Eric Schmidt

Eric Schmidt, the Executive Chairman of Google’s parent company Alphabet, says the company will “engineer” specific algorithms for RT and Sputnik to make their articles less prominent on the search engine’s news delivery services.

“We are working on detecting and de-ranking those kinds of sites – it’s basically RT and Sputnik,” Schmidt said during a Q & A session at the Halifax International Security Forum in Canada on Saturday, when asked about whether Google facilitates “Russian propaganda.”

Feb 06 08:34

Huge Psy-op in UK? Not interested. British media silent on Integrity Initiative months on

It’s been months since the Integrity Initiative was exposed as a UK-funded psyop outfit — but anyone who has been closely following the scandal will know that the British media has not joined them in that pursuit.
For reasons they don't seem interested in sharing, major media didn’t bite on the story which Scottish newspaper the Daily Record called "one of the biggest political scandals of the year.”

For anyone who (understandably) hasn’t heard, the Integrity Initiative has been masquerading as a“completely independent” charity project aiming to highlight “disinformation” online – while using its government money to run anti-Russia “influence” operations all around Europe (including interfering in the domestic politics of other countries), conspiring with fossil fuel-friendly banks to target anti-fracking activists and smearing the opposition leader as a Kremlin asset.

Feb 06 08:29

The Mainstream Media's Smearing of Tulsi Gabbard

Last week, as a polar vortex engulfed broad swaths of the upper Midwest, Rachel Maddow offered a chilling hypothetical. “What would happen if Russia killed the power in Fargo today?” she asked her viewers. “I mean, what would you do if you lost heat indefinitely as the act of a foreign power, on the same day the temperature in your front yard matched the temperature in Antarctica?”

Since Robert Mueller began his collusion investigation nearly two years ago, Maddow has emerged as one of the nation’s leading “Russiagate” conspiracists, but she is hardly alone. Days after the MSNBC host speculated that Russian President Vladimir Putin might try to freeze unsuspecting North Dakotans to death, NBC News published an article with the headline, “Russia’s propaganda machine discovers 2020 Democratic candidate Tulsi Gabbard.” And like Maddow’s on-air musings, the report has proved no less irresponsible.

Feb 05 13:28

Putin taunts Trump: 400 Russian military contractors sent to Venezuela in support of Maduro

Russia has repeatedly opposed U.S. suggestions of foreign intervention to install opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s interim president, and supported Mr. Maduro’s calls for mediation on the crisis.

The arrival of 400 Russian military contractors after Mr. Trump’s Jan. 23 recognition of Mr. Guaido, the head of the National Assembly, triggered speculation that Moscow was reinforcing Mr. Maduro’s personal security or even preparing his evacuation.

But with Mr. Maduro defying calls to step down, the Russian mission may be more extensive than reported, said John Marulanda, a U.S.-trained intelligence officer and adviser to conservative Colombian President Ivan Duque, an opponent of Mr. Maduro. Mr. Marulanda said the recent Russian arrivals are special forces — Spetsnaz — who are being embedded among Venezuela’s elite military units to better resist any U.S. intervention or internal coup against Mr. Maduro.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These Spetsnaz are the best of the best soldiers Russia has to offer; think of them as Russia's Special Forces on steroids, both physically, and intellectually.

I would like to hope (and pray) that the US government's response here will not be an attempted military solution to cause Maduro's downfall; if so, the US may well be looking at another Viet Nam with which to deal.

I want to see the people of Venezuela create their own destiny, and not have that imposed upon them, by an outside National entity which wants to replace Maduro with a US-centric government; expropriate resources to which it has no moral right; and insure that those resources are sold to US-centric countries only in US dollars.

Feb 05 13:28

Sinclair defends itself over uproar after local news anchors read anti-'false news' screed

Sinclair Broadcast Group is defending itself against criticism for a recent on-air promotional message many of its local news anchors were asked to read that warned viewers about "false news" on competing media outlets.

Dozens of stations belonging to the nation's largest broadcaster have aired video promotions in the past few weeks in which their local on-air news hosts voice concerns about "the troubling trend of irresponsible, one-sided news stories plaguing our country." The anchors then go on to say that many media outlets are publishing "fake stories" and pushing agendas.

The promotion looks unique in each market, but Sinclair's corporate Hunt Valley, Md.-headquarters scripted and distributed it to its stations. After a video showing overlapping clips of anchors reciting the same script went viral, Democratic lawmakers and media critics condemned the company for thinly veiled editorializing that, they said, promoted President Trump's attacks on the news media.

Feb 05 13:22

Obama’s propaganda cash to liberal media has just run out… this is why we’re seeing layoffs among left-wing propaganda publishers

Most Americans who don’t earn their living in the news business don’t know that in recent weeks some 2,100 journalists, most of them from online news sources, have lost their jobs in a sort of industry bloodletting similar to the loss of factory jobs over the decades thanks to Left-wing trade policies.

Feb 05 13:14

NBC News, to Claim Russia Supports Tulsi Gabbard, Relies on Firm Just Caught Fabricating Russia Data for the Democratic Party

NBC NEWS PUBLISHED a predictably viral story Friday, claiming that “experts who track websites and social media linked to Russia have seen stirrings of a possible campaign of support for Hawaii Democrat Tulsi Gabbard.”

But the whole story was a sham: The only “expert” cited by NBC in support of its key claim was the firm New Knowledge, which just got caught by the New York Times fabricating Russian troll accounts on behalf of the Democratic Party in the Alabama Senate race to manufacture false accusations that the Kremlin was interfering in that election.

Feb 05 12:54

Tulsi Gabbard Slams “Neocon/Neolib Warmongers” After NBC Propaganda Exposed

Tulsi Gabbard lashed out at “neocon” and “neolib warmongers” after NBC News was exposed trying to smear her as a Kremlin stooge. The network was called out over the weekend for relying on a Democrat-run firm that created fake Russian Twitter bots to stage a “false flag” campaign against Republic Roy Moore in the 2017 Alabama special election – New Knowledge.

To justify its claim that Tulsi Gabbard is the Kremlin’s candidate, NBC writes:

Analysts at New Knowledge, the company the Senate Intelligence Committee used to track Russian activities in the 2016 election, told NBC News they’ve spotted ‘chatter’ related to Gabbard in anonymous online message boards, including those known for fomenting right-wing troll campaigns.

Feb 05 12:41

NBC’s Bizarre Attack on Tulsi Gabbard

Feb 05 11:00

The Manure-Spreaders of Media Sensationalism

Classic manufactured “news:” Report on an uncorroborated hate crime. Plant unverified details. Repeatedly blame white male Trump supporters. Stoke Hollywood outrage. Enlist the godfather of hate crime hoaxes to call on the president to denounce phantom attackers. Reap clicks and publicity. Indict all skeptics as racists and haters. Repeat. -- Smears first. Facts later. How much deader can American journalism get?

Feb 05 10:36

US Media Pulls Out All Stops; Fake Army Defectors, Russian Mercs, Plane-Loads of Gold

Over the past few days, the intensity of anti-government protests in Venezuela has declined despite attempts of the US-led bloc to warm them up through both public and clandestine measures. However, the conflict continues to develop amid the acute standoff in the media sphere between the Maduro government and its opponents backed by the US-led bloc.

On January 29, CNN released an interview with two “Venezuelan army defectors” who appealed to US President Donald Trump to arm them to defend “freedom” in Venezuela. They claimed to be in contact with hundreds of willing defectors via WhatsApp groups and called on Venezuelan soldiers to revolt against the government of President Nicolas Maduro.

Feb 05 10:36

Twitter Erupts After 2,000 Pro-Venezuelan Accounts Are Deleted

Nearly 2,000 pro-Venezuelan Twitter accounts have been removed for “engaging in a state-backed influence campaign,” the social media company said in a blog post on Thursday.

A total of 1,196 social media accounts based in Venezuela suspected of attempting to “influence domestic audiences” were purged last week.

Another 764 accounts were deleted, although the San Francisco-based company told users, “We are unable to definitively tie the accounts located in Venezuela to information operations of a foreign government against another country.”

Allegations of censorship soon filled the site’s timeline.

Feb 05 10:34

NBC News, Smear Gabbard As A Kremlin Favorite

NBC News published a predictably viral story Friday, claiming that “experts who track websites and social media linked to Russia have seen stirrings of a possible campaign of support for Hawaii Democrat Tulsi Gabbard.”

But the whole story was a sham: the only “experts” cited by NBC in support of its key claim was the firm, New Knowledge, that just got caught by the New York Times fabricating Russian troll accounts on behalf of the Democratic Party in the Alabama Senate race to manufacture false accusations that the Kremlin was interfering in that election.

Feb 05 10:31

NBC News, to Claim Russia Supports Tulsi Gabbard, Relies on Firm Just Caught Fabricating Russia Data for the Democratic Party

NBC NEWS PUBLISHED a predictably viral story Friday, claiming that “experts who track websites and social media linked to Russia have seen stirrings of a possible campaign of support for Hawaii Democrat Tulsi Gabbard.”

But the whole story was a sham: The only “expert” cited by NBC in support of its key claim was the firm New Knowledge, which just got caught by the New York Times fabricating Russian troll accounts on behalf of the Democratic Party in the Alabama Senate race to manufacture false accusations that the Kremlin was interfering in that election.

Feb 04 15:21

EXCLUSIVE: DOCUMENTS SHOW CNN WAS TIPPED OFF on Roger Stone Arrest by 29 FBI Armed Agents – Leaked by Deep State!

Just over a week after his televised arrest was carried exclusively by CNN, attorneys for the longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone have sent a letter to the House and Senate Judiciary Committees detailing how some reporters may have received an early draft copy of the indictment.

Documents obtained exclusively by The Gateway Pundit show a copy of the draft indictment without the PACER filing number or official stamps of the court, with metadata on the document identifying it as being authored by “AAW”, who is suspected to be lead Special Counsel prosecutor Andrew Weissmann.

CNN’s camera crew allegedly arrived at Stone’s residence a whole hour before the raid and CNN’s Sara Murray provided Stone’s attorney with a draft copy of the indictment in an early morning communique to confirm the FBI raid and arrest.

CNN was the only camera crew on the scene of the FBI raid on Roger Stone’s home.

Feb 04 12:31

Scott Adams: The Border “Emergency” and the SOTU, Climate Bubbles, and Hoaxed

The 1st wall committee meeting, DIDN’T include experts?
How common is it to declare a “National Emergency”?
Did you know we currently have 35 active National Emergencies?
Declare a National Emergency, Mr. President
Congress is unable to accept the advise of experts
Dumb statements:
Next President could tear down a wall, but not sensors!
All you need is a ladder to get over a wall!
CNN (this week) breaks their 3 year tradition…
…of daily Trump racist stories.
Thanks Governor Northam!
Doctors now added to Interface app by WhenHub
Both American and international doctors are available
They can prescribe, if they’re licensed in your state
Interface app experts can now schedule hours they’re available
Interface is now available on computer browsers

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1092457888998543370

Feb 04 11:41

Facebook, Twitter Delete Thousands of ‘Disinformation’ Accounts Without Proof

Social media giants Facebook and Twitter announced Thursday that between them, they had taken down thousands of accounts they claimed were connected to “attempted influence campaigns” by Iran, Venezuela and Russia. However, their ability to prove those claims is questionable at best.

Facebook's Head of Cybersecurity Policy Nathaniel Gleicher said in a blog post Thursday that the company had removed a total of 783 pages, groups and accounts for "engaging in coordinated inauthentic behavior" tied to Iran: 262 pages, 356 accounts and three groups, as well as 162 accounts on Instagram. The pages together paid for about $30,000 worth of ads, hosted eight events and had a combined "reach" of about 2 million people who had liked at least one of the accounts, he said.

Feb 04 11:20

Digital Media Bloodbath Continues: New Vice CEO Cuts 10% Of Staff, Shifts Focus To Film, TV

The digital publishing industry, which expanded rapidly during the online video boom but has since been struggling to deliver on the lofty promises sold to its VC and corporate backers, just can't catch a break.

Following mass layoffs at Buzzfeed, the Huffington Post, Gannett and Verizon Media Group last week, Vice Media has become the latest trendy new media darling to announce deep cuts to staffing levels.

The Hollywood Reporter reported Friday morning that the cuts will impact around 250 people, and are part of new CEO Nancy Dubuc's "strategic plan" to cut back on spending and "achieve profitability." The cuts, which will be distributed across "all departments at every level", will total roughly 10% of the company's workforce.

Feb 04 11:18

Twitter Bans 2,000 Pro-Maduro Accounts As Demands For Regime Change Escalate

On the evening before National Security Advisor John Bolton reiterated that "all options [including, presumably, military intervention] are on the table" regarding the situation in Venezuela, Twitter announced that it had joined the US-backed coup by taking down 2,000 accounts that it said were engaged in a "state-backed influence campaign", according to RT.

In a blog post, Twitter said it removed 1,196 accounts located in Venezuela which it deemed to "appear to be engaged in a state-backed influence campaign targeting domestic audiences." The company also removed another 764 accounts, but said "we are unable to definitively tie the accounts located in Venezuela to information operations of a foreign government against another country."

Feb 04 11:15

ELECTION WILL NOT STOP US FROM BOMBING GAZA AND IRAN, INSISTS NETANYAHU

Israel’s Prime Minister said on Sunday that the General Election campaign would not stop his government from bombing the Gaza Strip or Iran, Anadolu has reported. The election is due to be held in April.

“If calm is not maintained in Gaza, Israel will not hesitate to move against it even during the election period,” Benjamin Netanyahu told his weekly Cabinet meeting. “I [also] have a message to the tyrants in Tehran: Israel will continue moving overtly to protect its future.”

The Israeli occupation authorities continue to fear any Palestinian retaliation for the Israel Defence Forces’ ongoing aggression and killing of unarmed demonstrators taking part in the Great March of Return protests along the nominal border between the Gaza Strip and Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let's translate that" Netanyahuese" from that 2nd paragraph, and the sentence " Israel will continue moving overtly to protect its future.”

What Netanyahu really means here, is "We will bomb the crap out of your country, with the help of our American and Saudi "friends" leaving hundreds dead and dying, regime change the country, and never let you have a say as to how you want that country run, because the West will "impose" a governmental structure for you which suits their needs, both economically, and geopolitically.

Remember that 'Shah guy' the West imposed on Iran after deposing its legitimately elected President, Mohammad Mosaddegh?!? It will be something like that, only... worse!"

You're welcome, Mr. Prime Minister; thanks for letting me clear that one up for you!!

Feb 04 11:07

PANIC PROPAGANDA – IT’S WHAT GOVERNMENT AND MAINSTREAM MEDIA DO BEST

Are you a victim of panic propaganda promulgated by the Government?

The media is the fourth branch of government, dominated by the power of advertisers, such as the pharmaceutical industry. Media propagandizes people using words as weapons to disparage, demonize, and dehumanize. The propaganda machine, like the markets and the seasons, cycles and repeats. With each cycle, the machine attempts to generate greater panic and more victims.

By design, a repeat story of measles outbreak has morphed from a typical outbreak story of a few targeted individuals to a “geographic area” where no one is safe from coughing and sneezing. Washington state has declared a measles state of emergency and blame the unvaccinated! The World Health Organization reports measles as a leading cause of death worldwide of 450 cases each year, but do not show the evidence of who has been vaccinated. They ignore the 2011 measles outbreak in Quebec Canada of 750 cases where 95% were twice vaccinated.

Feb 04 10:11

Snopes & AP Suddenly Quit As Facebook Fact-Checkers

Two of Facebook's four fact checkers, Snopes and the Associated Press, have abruptly ended their fact-checking relationship with the social media giant. In a Friday press release, Snopes said that it had "elected not to renew our partnership with Facebook," and while declining to reveal specifics, added that "Forgoing an economic opportunity is not a decision that we or any other journalistic enterprise can take lightly."

While Snopes initially agreed to fact check for free, they eventually accepted $100,000 for its fact-checking services last year.

The announcement comes on the heels of a December report that the two-year relationship between Facebook and its fact checkers was in disarray.

Feb 04 10:05

YouTube Considers Removing Dislike Button

YouTube is considering changes to the dislike button. The goal is to prevent so-called dislike mobs from abusing the feature on some videos. Some options on the table include requiring an explanation for a dislike or just removing dislikes entirely. The company says both of these options have drawbacks but it wants to get some ideas out there in the search for possible solutions.

Feb 04 09:42

Bokhari: A Left-Wing Journalist Mafia Now Runs Silicon Valley

The Internet once seemed poised to utterly destroy the establishment media. In an era where everyone with a phone and a social media account could reach an audience of millions, the need for professional journalists gatekeeping information seemed pointless.

Yet journalists have savagely fought back against the social media companies that once threatened to displace them. Today, one angry email from a left-wing journalist is enough to get a tech giant to frantically manipulate its algorithms — or even create manual blacklists — to appease them.

Feb 04 09:41

Covington Teen's Lawyer Releases Brutal 14-Minute Video Showcasing Lies of Nathan Phillips and Media

By now most everyone knows that the Covington Catholic High School boys didn't mob and harass a revered "tribal elder" at the Lincoln Memorial following the March for Life on January 18. The boys were actually targeted and harassed by two groups of protesters: the Black Hebrew Israelites (who hurled hateful, racial, homophobic slurs at them) and Native American activists from the American Indian Movement, led by "tribal elder" Nathan Phillips.

A nationwide media frenzy erupted after the Covington boys were falsely accused of mocking Phillips, spurring hundreds of threats against the school and the school's students from across the country by phone, email, and social media.

Not everyone who helped perpetuate the initial fake story has retracted their claims or apologized, and lawyers for the Covington families are working hard to make sure people are held accountable.

Feb 04 09:39

Proof that Facebook is going down — despite its big earnings

Facebook had a weird week.

The social media behemoth you love to hate posted some gaudy fourth-quarter earnings numbers on Wednesday. The report got a lot of likes on Wall Street. Some said it meant founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg had finally turned the page on an otherwise terrible year.

Not so fast. Something else happened to Facebook last week that may say more about the company’s long-term health than any happy-dappy earnings statement.

The website TechCruch reported on Tuesday that Facebook has been paying users between the ages of 13 and 35 to install a VPN, or virtual private network, on their phones. The users get $20 a month; Facebook gets access to … well, everything.

Feb 04 09:36

CNN FINALLY SUPPORTS TRUMP! NOTHING TO SEE HERE!!

Feb 04 09:00

US Media Pulls Out All Stops; Fake Army Defectors, Russian Mercs, Plane-Loads of Gold

Over the past few days, the intensity of anti-government protests in Venezuela has declined despite attempts of the US-led bloc to warm them up through both public and clandestine measures. However, the conflict continues to develop amid the acute standoff in the media sphere between the Maduro government and its opponents backed by the US-led bloc.

Feb 04 08:58

ALERT!! The WORLD MUST SEE What CNN IS DOING for the GOVERNMENT!!

Feb 04 08:13

Ottawa Bars Sputnik From Lima Group Meeting on Venezuela

Canada’s foreign ministry has denied accreditation to Sputnik and RIA Novosti for a meeting of the Lima Group foreign ministers on Venezuela in Ottawa.

Richard Walker, a spokesman for Canada's foreign ministry, explained to Sputnik's correspondent that the agency was denied accreditation because it "hasn't been cordial" with Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland in the past.

"Thank you for your interest in the 10th ministerial meeting of Lima Group in Ottawa. This email is to let you know you have NOT been accredited as media," the Canadian Foreign Ministry said in its original letter, notifying journalists about the refusal.

Feb 04 08:01

The Return of Book-Burning

The Book Community has jumped the shark. Who are the ‘Book Community’? Well, they’re the nebulous group of super-woke flakes who bullied young-adult (YA) fantasy author Amelie Wen Zhao into pulling the publication of her debut novel, Blood Heir. While it wasn’t slated for release until June, some review copies had been sent out. Apparently the book has already shaken some readers – and some people who obviously haven’t read it – to the core. Zhao’s depiction of slavery in one scene has been deemed problematic. Reverse racism, lack of genderqueer representation, and a central antagonist with a limp are some of the other criticisms levelled against it, and Twitter is fuming. Zhao has issued an apology and agreed with her publishers to cancel publication.

Feb 03 12:59

Government to Facebook Pipeline Reveals a Corrupt Mix of Social Media and the State

It is a telltale sign of a corrupt industry or company when they create a revolving door between themselves and the state. Just like Monsanto has former employees on the Supreme Court and Pharmaceutical industry insiders move back and forth from the FDA to their companies, we found that Facebook is doing the same thing. -- So there you have it. Facebook, who claims to be a private entity, is quite literally made up of and advised by dozens of members of government. We’re ready for a change, are you?

Feb 03 12:25

NBC News, to Claim Russia Supports Tulsi Gabbard, Relies on Firm Just Caught Fabricating Russia Data for the Democratic Party

NBC NEWS PUBLISHED a predictably viral story Friday, claiming that “experts who track websites and social media linked to Russia have seen stirrings of a possible campaign of support for Hawaii Democrat Tulsi Gabbard.”

But the whole story was a sham: the only “experts” cited by NBC in support of its key claim was the firm, New Knowledge, that just got caught by the New York Times fabricating Russian troll accounts on behalf of the Democratic Party in the Alabama Senate race to manufacture false accusations that the Kremlin was interfering in that election.

Feb 02 16:55

Emperor Trump dictates Venezuela overthrown! Latest anti-President pussy-grabs world’s #1 oil reserves for petrodollars: videos, history, call to demand US .01% War Criminal arrests

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

“We must abandon the failed policy of nation building and regime change that Hillary Clinton pushed in Iraq, in Libya, in Egypt, and in Syria.” at 1:40 of Trump is Expanding the US Empire (below)

On it’s face, this is what we have:

Wrestlemania’s Battle of the Billionaire’s Champion and self-proclaimed “better than anyone” in at least 24 areas of Life, Donald J. Trump, continuing his reversal of campaign promises of international peace, declared Venezuela’s democracy under his dictatorship, appointing new political leadership 100 days after Venezuela dropped the petrodollar for their world’s leading oil reserves (more analysis here).

Feb 02 16:35

The Alt-Media Has Way More Fun than the Mainstream Media

The corporate-state media lives in terror that the truth will somehow leak out of the corporate-Imperial fortress, imperiling their jobs and perks. -- It's not exactly news that the Alternative Media is under assault: skeptical inquiry and dissenting narratives are smeared as "fake news," and new suspiciously corporate entities (NewsGuard et al.) claim to be "protecting" consumers from "fake news" as cover for their real agenda, which is limiting public exposure to skeptical, dissenting independent analysis. -- Social Media and Search corporations are also censoring non-corporate, non-state media, again under the purported guise of stripping out "fake news."

Feb 02 14:19

Scott Adams: Northam, Russia, Spartacus

How’s your week been Governor Northam? 2 rules apply.
48 Hour Rule: Clarify and/or sincerely apologize
20 Year Rule: Current behavior can redeem prior bad behavior
It’s a 35 year old story, was he racist…and now he isn’t?
Within the last 20 years, who is he, what are his actions?
Our laws agree, we have the right to become better people
Prisoners serve their time, are released and get second chance
Has Northam been a race baiter and promoted lies like Charlottesville?
If so…and it’s within the last 20 years, he’s gotta go
“Offensive” and “racist” aren’t necessarily the same thing
Unintentionally, a person can say or do offensive things
CNN chyron identifies Dem Governor Northam as a Republican
Did chyron creator do it intentionally?
Did the chyron person’s mental bias assume racist = “R”?
Has President Trump EVER had a better week?
Great job numbers report

Feb 02 13:34

The Media Loves Wars and They Love The Media

Independent media is governed by those who consume it through peer-to-peer verification, and establishment media is governed by their sponsors — the Military Industrial Complex and corporate conglomerates. The same peer-to-peer verification that happens in independent media should also be applied to establishment media. You wouldn’t subscribe to the Lockheed Martin Daily News YouTube channel, would you?

Feb 02 10:33

Probably (not) An Accident: CNN Presents Ralph Northam as Republican

Democrats quickly began to distance themselves from the Governor, and media pundits tried to excuse away his behavior, with some suggesting that there is no reason to dig up old high school or college pictures.

Feb 02 10:04

Financial Blacklisting: NewsGuard Advises Advertisers to Avoid Pro-Trump Media

NewsGuard’s tactic is similar the one used by far-left smear peddlers Sleeping Giants, whose mission is to spread baseless accusations of racism and white supremacy to the advertisers of pro-Trump media outlets in order to put them out of business and silence their voice. Two of the sites on NewsGuard’s list, Breitbart News and the Daily Mail, are also prominent targets of Sleeping Giants.

Feb 02 09:29

Facebook’s Troll Hunter in Chief Nathaniel Gleicher Tied to Neocon Think Tank

After Facebook purged thousands of independent media pages from its platform in October, one may be forgiven for thinking that Facebook couldn’t go any lower. But in the company’s second purge of 2019, the social media giant may have done just that.

The round of bans — doled out on Thursday to more than a thousand pages — was revealed in two blog posts: one focusing on pages that allegedly originated in Iran and another that took aim at activity in Indonesia. Not to be outdone, on Thursday Twitter also banned more than 2,500 accounts that it “believes may have origins in Iran.”

Feb 02 09:27

Your Complete Guide To The NYTimes' Support Of US-Backed Coups In Latin America

Last week, The New York Times continued its long, predictable tradition of backing U.S. coups in Latin America by publishing an editorial praising Donald Trump’s attempt to overthrow Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. This will be the 10th such coup the paper has backed since the creation of the CIA over 70 years ago.

A survey of The New York Times archives shows the Times editorial board has supported 10 out of 12 American-backed coups in Latin America, with two editorials—those involving the 1983 Grenada invasion and the 2009 Honduras coup—ranging from ambiguous to reluctant opposition. The survey can be viewed here.

Feb 02 09:24

NewsGuard & the Fake News Watchdog Racket

In this special episode of Media Roots Radio Robbie Martin interviews journalist and writer Whitney Webb about her recent ‘NewsGuard’ expose for MintPress News. NewsGuard is the most recent iteration of the neocon/neoliberal/corporate agenda to soft-censor alternative news and status-quo-challenging viewpoints on the internet. First, there was ‘Prop or Not’ then there was ‘Alliance for Securing Democracy’ now there is ‘NewsGuard’.

Feb 02 09:22

Why the War on Conspiracy Theories Is Bad Public Policy

On January 25 2018 YouTube unleashed the latest salvo in the war on conspiracy theories, saying “we’ll begin reducing recommendations of borderline content and content that could misinform users in harmful ways—such as videos promoting a phony miracle cure for a serious illness, claiming the earth is flat, or making blatantly false claims about historic events like 9/11.”

At first glance that sounds reasonable. Nobody wants YouTube or anyone else to recommend bad information. And almost everyone agrees that phony miracle cures, flat earthism, and blatantly false claims about 9/11 and other historical events are undesirable.

But if we stop and seriously consider those words, we notice a couple of problems. First, the word “recommend” is not just misleading but mendacious. YouTube obviously doesn’t really recommend anything. When it says it does, it is lying.

Feb 02 07:03

The Ruling Class & An Undeclared Civil War

There is at present an undeclared and non-violent civil war being waged in this country. The underlying factor of any civil war is an elite ruling class desperate to maintain power at odds with a majority of a population seeking change. Also prevalent in most civil upheavals is the unleashing, by those determined to retain power, of the radicalized and ultimately uncontrollable dogs of war who more often than not devour their sponsors. Both elements are currently in play.

While the ruling class publicly obsesses over Donald Trump and denigrates the vast majority of the population, they have planted the seeds, by their actions, for a takeover of the country by a radical element that will turn on them as they are presently doing within the Democratic Party.

Feb 01 18:03

Mail Online web browser warning reversed

A web browser warning that said the Daily Mail's website failed to maintain "basic standards of accuracy or accountability" has been changed.

The newspaper had complained that the NewsGuard plug-in gave its Mail Online website a negative review.

NewsGuard now gives Mail Online a positive green shield after discussions with a Daily Mail executive.

But the company said Mail Online still failed to gather and present information responsibly.

Feb 01 18:02

Key fact-checkers stop working with Facebook

Two leading fact-checking agencies have ended their partnerships with Facebook, striking a significant blow to the network's efforts to fight fake news.

The social network had paid the Associated Press and Snopes to combat its misinformation crisis.

But both firms confirmed they stopped checking articles at the end of 2018, and will not renew their contracts.

Feb 01 14:28

Terence Corcoran: CBC admits it wrongly reported hyped-up insurance 'climate risks'

The Insurance Bureau of Canada’s decades-long campaign to raise alarms about the ravages of floods continued last week with an appearance by Blair Feltmate, a favourite star climate-change witness for the biggest insurers, at the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority’s annual meeting. Feltmate heads the industry-funded Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at Waterloo University, which claims climate change has triggered a surge in flood events in recent years. As Feltmate put it during his comments at the meeting: “The elephant in the room, from a climate-change perspective, is… too much water in the wrong places.”

Not quite. The real elephant sharing the room with Feltmate turned out to be a detailed report from Guy Gendron, a CBC/Radio Canada International ombudsman, outlining how such distorted flood claims led the news network to publish stories last fall that contained “inaccurate and irrelevant” information.

Feb 01 13:17

Defending the indefensible: Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg tries to claim teens 'consented' to creepy app that snooped on their phones as Apple ban on company's employee apps leaves Facebook in chaos

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has been slammed for 'lying' after she defended the social media giant's controversial research app that was 'preying' on teenagers as young as 13 by paying them to supply data and have all their phone activity monitored.

In an interview Sandberg said the teens who took part in the 'research project' had 'consented' to share the information and therefore knew what they were getting into.

Facebook has come under fire from all sides for the latest in a series of privacy disasters, with pundits describing their actions as 'shameful' and comparing the firm to a 'criminal enterprise' in light of the latest revelations.

Feb 01 12:58

Your Complete Guide to the N.Y. Times’ Support of U.S.-Backed Coups in Latin America

On Friday, The New York Times continued its long, predictable tradition of backing U.S. coups in Latin America by publishing an editorial praising Donald Trump’s attempt to overthrow Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. This will be the 10th such coup the paper has backed since the creation of the CIA over 70 years ago.

A survey of The New York Times archives shows the Times editorial board has supported 10 out of 12 American-backed coups in Latin America, with two editorials—those involving the 1983 Grenada invasion and the 2009 Honduras coup—ranging from ambiguous to reluctant opposition. The survey can be viewed here.

Feb 01 12:57

CNN’s ‘Venezuelan army defectors’ not in army, not defectors & don't live in Venezuela

Closer inspection of the uniforms worn by two self-proclaimed Venezuelan army defectors interviewed on CNN earlier this week has revealed that they are not who they say they are, and probably should not be given guns.
“As Venezuelan soldiers, we are making a request to the US to support us, in logistical terms, with communication, with weapons, so we can realize Venezuelan freedom,” one of the alleged defectors told CNN.

Their conveniently timed appeal came alongside ramped up efforts by the US to institute regime change in the oil rich South American nation, installing pro-American opposition leader Juan Guaidó into power. The two claimed to be in contact with a network of disgruntled army units and defectors ready to “rise up in arms” against recently re-elected President Nicolas Maduro.

Feb 01 12:54

Has Rachel Maddow Entered Her Infowars Period?

The fact that MSNBC host Rachel Maddow focuses excessively on Russia-gate is not new, and it’s not unique—clearly, there is some kind of ratings incentive for cable TV news hosts like her to chase the Kremlin dragon in lieu of topics that you or I might consider more concrete and more important. That’s life on the small screen, and while it’s easy to rue the melodrama and the superficiality, Russia has been the moneymaker since Trump was elected, and it’s not going to change.

That said, there’s a big difference between obsessively covering the Mueller investigation and…this.

This is something different, and bizarre, and frankly you just have to watch to understand:

Feb 01 12:44

Multiple local news stations say the same thing verbatim

Feb 01 11:02

Scott Adams: Sharing a Simultaneous Sip Before the Airport

Did ANYBODY read the controversial proposed VA abortion law?
The wall committee confirms:
Our government no longer functions, thanks to the media
Minimum acceptable wall committee result, GOP and DEM plans
If result isn’t opposing plans we can compare…they failed
Kamala wants lynching to be a hate crime…it wasn’t already?
Brilliant persuasion trap for GOP, they can’t oppose it
Spartacus announces presidential campaign
Kamala versus Spartacus

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1091345128017428480

Feb 01 10:15

WATCH A SUPER-FAST 3D PRINTER SCIENTISTS CALL THE “REPLICATOR”

But now scientists at the University of California, Berkeley have found a shortcut: a printer that can fabricate objects in one shot using light — and which could, potentially, revolutionize rapid manufacturing technology.

THE REPLICATOR
The research, published in the journal Science yesterday, describes a printer the researchers nicknamed “the replicator” in a nod to “Star Trek.”

It works more like a computed tomography (CT) scan than a conventional 3D printer. It builds a 3D image by scanning an object from multiple angles, then projects it into a tube of synthetic resin that solidifies when exposed to certain intensities of light. In two minutes, for instance, the team was able to fabricate a tiny figurine of Auguste Rodin’s famous “The Thinker” statue.

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It is always fascinating, seeing how quickly science fiction turns into science fact!!

Feb 01 10:08

YOUTUBE THOUGHT POLICE STRIKE AGAIN

It’s not enough that YouTube arbitrarily closes accounts, highlights alt-right nut jobs, and suppresses viewership of progressive news shows…

Now they’re in the “official story” business too.

Why?

#1. They’ve been paid by a consortium of “news “networks – CNN, Fox, MSNBC etc. – to highlight mainstream videos and “deep six” independently produced ones

#2. Google is operating an illegal monopoly in the search advertising space. They know it, the Congress knows it and the Justice Department knows it,

But nothing happens. Why?

Because Google/YouTube is playing along with a “broader agenda.”

Feb 01 10:07

Moscow vows to put global spotlight on Germany’s crusade to demonize Russian media

Moscow intends to solicit international structures, responsible for protecting freedom of the press in order to shed light on the crusade launched by Germany to smear Russian and Russian-language mass media, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday.

"We highlight the massive campaign in the German press to discredit Russian and Russian-language mass media," she said, noting the groundless criticism and accusation of propaganda pinned on the RT Deutsch TV channel, which broadcasts in German and is widely popular among the local audience. "There were attempts to demonize various associations of our compatriots and the Russian-language press in Germany recently."

Jan 31 19:19

Watch the 1st Amendment Die as Journalist Arrested at Press Conference for Not Being Mainstream

A rather disturbing situation unfolded in Las Vegas on Wednesday as two independent journalists—attempting to exercise their First Amendment right of the press—were arrested and cited for trespassing. Joey Lankowski, Kelly Patterson, and Ronald Mecklosky were at the Las Vegas police station attempting to cover a press conference about one of their officers shooting at a man for holding a cane.

Jan 31 17:29

NewsGuard and Microsoft Team Up To Destroy Independent Media Ahead Of 2020 Elections; Linked To Several Think Tanks, Government Officials

The service NewsGuard, an establishment attempt to silence alternative media and independent media sites, has teamed up with Microsoft to help its effort to destroy free press. Meanwhile, the mysterious firm connected to intelligence agencies and former government officials on their advisory board has also just been linked to Saudi Arabia through Publicis Groupe, an investor in NewsGuard. -- Putting the future of what we believe in anyone’s hands, let alone artificial intelligence, seems reckless; but a system backed by Soros and Omidyar or think tanks and government officials seems like a dangerously stupid idea that can only lead to a path paved toward a road of Orwellian censorship the likes of which even George Orwell couldn’t have imagined.

Jan 31 15:11

A Lawless Government (Paul Craig Roberts)

Washington is blocking Trump’s order to withdraw US troops, because Israel wants the US to renew the attack on Syria and to carry it into Iran. Israel and its American vassals must think that Russia is going to stand down and permit the destabilization of the Islamic world to proceed into the Russian Federation. Once upon a time the media and the foreign policy community would have publicly examined these issues. Now the media reads out the script handed to them.

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