2018-10-19: News Headlines

Staff (2018-10-19). Data Suppression Is the GOP's Latest Anti-Voter Tactic for the Midterms. truthdig.com As early voting has begun across America and seen record turnouts, the big question is: Will people voting for Democrats surmount the obstacles that the GOP has built in red-run states to achieve winning popular vote majorities? | Those obstacles began with extreme gerrymanders in 2011 for state legislative and U.S. House districts. They continued with newly crafted red super-majorities passing teleSUR (2018-10-19). Bolsonaro-Linked Companies Fraudulently Pay Fake News War On PT. telesurtv.net One week before the second turn of Presidential elections in Brazil, local media has denounced a social media smear campaign against the PT and Fernando Haddad.

Hiroyuki Hamada (2018-10-19). Does Social Media Sell Us a Rope to Hang Capitalism? globalresearch.ca While some people are campaigning to get friends off Facebook due to its authoritarian censorship, I would also like to note that my Facebook network has been a great tool in learning about the hidden mechanisms of our time—often …

wsws (2018-10-19). Australian government backs far-right "OK to be white" motion in Senate. wsws.org The government's embrace of the slogan, long championed by alt-right and neo-Nazi groups, has a far-reaching significance.

Shared by Ben Norton (2018-10-19). Facebook Erases Hundreds of Alternative Media Pages in Mass Purge (1/2). therealnews.com Facebook is erasing popular alternative media pages that had millions of likes and suspending anti-war and anti-police brutality accounts, in coordination with Twitter. Journalist Max Blumenthal says this is part of a larger political crackdown; EFF's David Greene says the implications are dangerous

RT (2018-10-19). Former US nuclear command officer charged with diverting military contracts to her own company. rt.com US Navy Captain Heather Cole has been charged with criminal conspiracy after failing to disclose her active-duty military status while negotiating over half a million dollars in defense contracts with her own company.

RT (2018-10-19). NYT columnist gets Twitter-skewered after defending his honeyed flattery of Saudi Arabia (VIDEO). rt.com Widely despised New York Times pundit Thomas Friedman has boldly and predictably defended his sycophantic babbling about Saudi Arabia's "reformer" Crown Prince, igniting a riot on Twitter as anger over the Khashoggi case grows. |

RT (2018-10-19). CNN's Acosta bizarrely tells former WH official to 'Fu*k off' for teasing tweet. rt.com CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta has been outed for an abusive outburst following some mild trolling by a former White House official on Twitter.

RT (2018-10-19). Elle Magazine forced to apologize as Kim & Kanye fake news completely backfires. rt.com Elle Magazine has apologized for their "bad joke" which saw the publication post a false 'breaking news' tweet about the break up of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, in an effort to lure readers to a voter registration site.

Shared by Ben Norton (2018-10-19). Social Media Purge Silences Alternative Media Outlets that had Millions of Likes (2/2). therealnews.com Facebook is erasing popular alternative media pages that had millions of likes and suspending anti-war and anti-police brutality accounts, in coordination with Twitter. Journalist Max Blumenthal says this is part of a larger political crackdown; EFF's David Greene says the implications are dangerous

Shared by Merula Furtado (2018-10-19). Trump's Attack on Medicare for All Has Industry Fingerprints All Over It. truthout.org Recently, the president decided to take a break from tweeting conspiracy theories to write an op-ed attacking supporters of Medicare for All. While engaging in what psychologists would probably call "projection," he accused the Medicare for All movement of putting seniors at risk, rationing health care and trying to destroy the Medicare system. | I'm a former executive at two of the country's largest insurance companies. I spent 20 years working in PR for Humana and the…

The Conversation (2018-10-18). Here's What Thomas Jefferson Would Have to Say About Trump's Attacks on the Free Press. alternet.org Donald Trump consistently rails against a fundamental tenet of American democracy. | "No government ought to be without censors and where the press is free no one ever will," wrote Thomas Jefferson to George Washington. It is a powerful description of press freedom and the crucial role of the press in a democracy. Here Jefferson sees the press as Staff (2018-10-18). What the Mainstream Media Aren't Telling You About Jamal Khashoggi. truthdig.com The journalist's alleged murder should be condemned loudly, but our political press' uncritical praise of his work is likely misplaced.

Ian Berman (2018-10-18). Anti-Semitism as a Sword: As Far Right Storm Clouds Gather, False and Trivial Charges Ignore the Real Threat. mintpressnews.com While far-right parties including neo-Nazis rise, the call of anti-Semitism is recklessly and maliciously misused for relatively insignificant reasons, if any reason at all.

Julia Conley, Common Dreams (2018-10-18). Democrats Demand Full Disclosure of Trump's Financial Ties to Saudi Arabia Amid Accusations He's Conspiring to Cover Up Khashoggi Murder. alternet.org Trump "is assisting a foreign government in a conspiracy to obstruct justice in the political murder of a resident of the United States. " | As President Donald Trump continues to provide cover for Saudi Arabia while making no moves to hold the kingdom accountable for the suspected murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, Democratic senators have demanded records detailing any and all financial ties the president has with the Saudis. Noting th. . .

Jon Queally (2018-10-18). In Latest Fit of Censorship, Facebook Deletes Video Detailing Brutal Legacy of Christopher Columbus. mintpressnews.com This piece of "journalism was about the airbrushing of history. Therefore, there is a great irony in the fact it has now been airbrushed" from Facebook's platform.This piece of "journalism was about the airbrushing of history. Therefore, there is a great irony in the fact it has now been airbrushed" from Facebook's platform.

Ilana Novick (2018-10-18). Lawsuit: Facebook Used Faulty Data to Convince Publishers to Go All In on Video. truthdig.com Video content may not be nearly as lucrative as the social network led media companies to believe.

Hatewatch Staff (2018-10-18). Hatewatch Headlines 10/18/2018. splcenter.org Are Proud Boys new face of the GOP? Fake news makes students doubt all news; 'Today' gives white supremacists a shiny platform; and more.

Consortiumnews (2018-10-18). AUDIO: Shady Claims by NYT on Russia-gate: Peter B. Collins interviews Gareth Porter. consortiumnews.com Gareth Porter discusses with radio host Peter B. Collins his Consortium News article exposing exaggerated claims of Russian skulduggery on Facebook in 2016. By Peter B. Collins Journalist and historian Gareth Porter returned to the Peter B. Collins show to discuss his… Read more →

RT (2018-10-18). 'I'm not an anti-Semite. I'm anti-termite': Nation of Islam leader won't be suspended by Twitter. rt.com Twitter says it will not will not be banning Louis Farrakhan after the Nation of Islam leader once again courted controversy by comparing Jews to insects on the social media platform.

RT (2018-10-18). Twitter & NATO think tanks publish database of tweets, pics… and GIFs by 'Russian trolls'. rt.com Ahead of midterm elections, Twitter has reminded Americans that democracy is still under threat by releasing millions of tweets by pesky Russians (and Iranians) from the past decade. How do they know? Well, that's the question.

wsws (2018-10-18). Paul Greengrass's 22 July: Neo-fascist mass murder in Norway. wsws.org The Netflix fiction feature 22 July recreates the attacks in Norway on July 22, 2011, perpetrated by neo-Nazi Anders Breivik, during which he murdered 77 people, including 69 youth.

RT (2018-10-18). Treasury official charged with leaking classified info to feed 'Russia meddling' narrative. rt.com A US Treasury official was arrested and charged with conspiracy for leaking secret banking documents to the press, feeding a everlasting stream of often bogus 'bombshell' reports about Mueller's notorious 'Russian meddling' probe.

aclu (2018-10-17). Why Trump's Stormy Daniels Tweet Wasn't Defamation. aclu.org Defamation is hard to prove in the United States — and that's a good thing for political debate. | On Monday, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by Stephanie Clifford, aka Stormy Daniels, against Donald Trump alleging that he defamed her on Twitter. While Trump's bullying and name-calling, particularly targeting women, are abhorrent and vulgar, it's not surprising that Clifford's suit was unsuccessful. Defamation is rela…

Consortiumnews (2018-10-17). Consortium News' Comment Policy. consortiumnews.com We are republishing our Comment Policy to remind readers to please adhere to it. We do not practice censorship based on political views but comments that violate the Policy will be removed to maintain a dignified and fact-based comments section. … Read more →

Democracy Now! (2018-10-17). Headlines for October 17, 2018. democracynow.org Trump Refuses to Condemn Saudis over Khashoggi Disappearance, Reports Link Suspects in Khashoggi Case to Saudi Crown Prince, Somalia: Pentagon Claims U.S. Drone Strike Kills 60 Al-Shabab Fighters, China: 1 Million Uyghurs Imprisoned Under Guise of "Job Training", Suspended EPA Official: "Our Kids Will Continue to Be Poisoned" Under Trump, New Head of Federal Medicaid Worked to Slash Program in Maine, McConnell Blames Deficit on Entitlements, Not GOP Tax Cuts for the Rich, Trump Attacks Stormy Daniels on Twitter After Defamation Suit Dismissed, Sen. Heitkamp Apologizes After Publishing Names of Sexual Assault Surv…

RT (2018-10-17). Facebook shareholders move to oust Zuckerberg as chairman…again. rt.com A group of powerful public funds have given their blessing to a proposal by Facebook shareholders that would remove Mark Zuckerberg from his position as chairman of the company's board of directors. |

wsws (2018-10-17). The "new cold war," censorship, and the future of the internet. wsws.org The internet is becoming a battleground for economic and geopolitical conflict, while states, acting on behalf of capitalist elites, are seeking to censor online information.

RT (2018-10-17). Facebook is sued for 'inflating' ad watch times by up to 900% to lure in advertisers. rt.com Facebook hid a flaw in its video-advertising metrics that overestimated viewer engagement for more than a year in an effort to entice and keep advertisers on its platform, according to a lawsuit filed by a group of advertisers.

Mehdi Hasan (2018-10-16). Does Saudi Arabia Own Donald Trump? theintercept.com On Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump tweeted: "For the record, I have no financial interests in Saudi Arabia (or Russia, for that matter). Any suggestion that I have is just more FAKE NEWS (of which there is plenty)!" | For the record, I have no financial interests in Saudi Arabia (or Russia, for that matter). Any suggestion that I have is just more FAKE NEWS (of which there is plenty)! | — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 16, 2018 | Is this yet another barefaced lie from the commander-in-chief?

RT (2018-10-16). Trapped in information bubbles? Consequences of the media's polarized Trump coverage (VIDEO). rt.com Shrill media reports about Donald Trump's alleged praise of Confederate General Robert E. Lee underscore the president's deep-rooted racism, or America's fake news epidemic — depending on where you get your news from.

RT (2018-10-16). 'Very strange': Mysterious bright purple sky sparks numerous conspiracy theories (VIDEO). rt.com An Ohio motorist has filmed the night sky appearing to glow a magnificent electric purple over the city of Cleveland. The bizarre celestial light has left many struggling to explain the strange phenomenon.

Shared by Sharmini Peries (2018-10-16). Khashoggi Picked the Wrong Prince. therealnews.com The murder of Jamal Khashoggi should be denounced. Professor As`ad AbuKhalil says western media's uncritical praise of Khashoggi is unworthy, he was a loyal member of the Saudi propaganda apparatus and chose the wrong side of the House of Saud

RT (2018-10-16). Trump insults 'horseface' Stormy Daniels after judge throws out lawsuit. rt.com After a federal judge tossed porn star Stormy Daniels' defamation lawsuit against President Trump, the president took to Twitter to gloat, calling Daniels "horseface" and her case against him "a total con." |

RT (2018-10-15). The Russian connection? Banned Facebook pages were featured on 2016 'blacklist'. rt.com A host of alternative news pages banned by Facebook last week were first featured on the PropOrNot blacklist in 2016 — a list of "Russian propaganda" sites that was compiled with little evidence and called "McCarthyite." |

RT (2018-10-15). Daily Beast bashed for using Ivanka Trump as 'clickbait' for 'exposé' on Transcendental Meditation. rt.com The Daily Beast was blamed for using Ivanka Trump's name to lure readers into reading their 'exposé' of the weirder aspects of the Transcendental Meditation (TM) movement. The daughter of the US president barely figures in it.

Alexandra Tempus (2018-10-14). Five Questions For: Author Suzanne Gordon on the VA as a 'Model for American Health Care'. progressive.org "Many liberals and progressives who don't buy the propaganda about climate, or about education, buy the propaganda about the VA."

RT (2018-10-14). PA gubernatorial candidate says threat to 'stomp' on rival's face was 'bad metaphor' (VIDEOS). rt.com A Republican candidate for Pennsylvania governor has apologized for threatening to stomp on his opponent's face while wearing golf spikes after a Facebook video of his comments was met with outrage.

RT (2018-10-13). Liberal billionaires duel over who wants to help San Francisco homeless more. rt.com Billionaires Jack Dorsey, founder of Twitter, and Salesforce head Marc Benioff squared off over whether San Francisco tech giants should be taxed to help solve the city's catastrophic homelessness problem.

Democracy Now! (2018-10-12). Rep. Ro Khanna Introduces Internet Bill of Rights as Facebook & Google Admit Privacy Breaches. democracynow.org Facebook and Google recently admitted major privacy breaches. Facebook says the personal information of nearly 50 million users were exposed after an online attack. Meanwhile, Google is shutting down its social network Google Plus after revelations of a data breach that exposed the private data of hundreds of thousands of users. The breach was discovered in March but was not disclosed to the public. We speak to Rep. Ro Khanna, who recently introduced an Internet Bill of Rights.

Adam Johnson (2018-10-10). Publishing Police Press Releases as Local 'Crime' Reporting. fair.org Block Club Chicago suffers, particularly on the issue of "crime" reporting, from the same stunted ethical scope all other local corporate media does. Again and again, Block Club's "crime" reporting consists of simply copy-and-pasting Chicago police blotters about alleged crimes, with no effort to report any side other than the police's.

Denijal Jegiƒá (2018-10-02). After Chemnitz: Germany's Extreme Right Exploits Government Passivity and Public Resentment to Enter the Mainstream. grayzoneproject.com While the AfD party emerges as a leading voice of political opposition, the government downplays its danger and even co-opts…

TeleSur English (2018-09-19). Maduro: Conspiracy Against Venezuela Continues with US Support. venezuelanalysis.com President Maduro also spoke of the financial and economic agreements he discussed with his Chinese counterpart Xi.

Dan Cohen (2018-09-16). Presenting The Syria Deception: Al Qaeda Goes to Hollywood (VIDEO). grayzoneproject.com An exclusive Grayzone investigative documentary rips the cover off of the most sophisticated and expensive campaign of humanitarian interventionist propaganda…

Max Blumenthal (2018-09-05). Censored Documentary Exposes the Israeli Government's Attack on Black Lives Matter. grayzoneproject.com Exclusive footage from the censored Al Jazeera documentary, "The Lobby — USA," shows Israeli government officials taking credit for attacks…

Max Blumenthal (2018-08-29). Leaked Scenes from Censored Documentary Reveal Israel Lobbyist Noah Pollak Astroturfing an Anti-Palestinian Protest. grayzoneproject.com Exclusive leaked scenes from Al Jazeera's "The Lobby — USA" documentary show how Emergency Committee for Israel Executive Director Noah…

Ben Norton (2018-08-24). Big Tech Corporations Are Now Banning Iranian Social Media Accounts — A Censored Student Journalist Speaks out. grayzoneproject.com Google, Facebook, and Twitter are removing social media accounts of real life Iranians who are falsely dubbed as "government trolls."…

2018-10-19: Social Media Postees

Bolsonaro-Linked Companies Fraudulently Pay Fake News War On PT
teleSUR | telesurtv.net | 2018-10-19
One week before the second turn of Presidential elections in Brazil, local media has denounced a social media smear campaign against the PT and Fernando Haddad.
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Bolsonaro…

Does Social Media Sell Us a Rope to Hang Capitalism?
Hiroyuki Hamada | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-19
While some people are campaigning to get friends off Facebook due to its authoritarian censorship, I would also like to note that my Facebook network has been a great tool in learning about the hidden mechanisms of our time–often … | The post Does Social Media Sell Us a Rope to Hang Capitalism? appeared first on Glob…
globalresearch.ca/does-social-media-sell…

Facebook Erases Hundreds of Alternative Media Pages in Mass Purge (1/2)
Shared by Ben Norton | therealnews.com | 2018-10-19
Facebook is erasing popular alternative media pages that had millions of likes and suspending anti-war and anti-police brutality accounts, in coordination with Twitter. Journalist Max Blumenthal says this is part of a larger political crackdown; EFF's David Greene says the implications are dangerous | The post Facebook Erases Hundreds of Alternative Media Pages in Mass Purge (1/2) appeared…
therealnews.com/stories/facebook-erases-…

Elle Magazine forced to apologize as Kim & Kanye fake news completely backfires
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-19
Elle Magazine has apologized for their "bad joke" which saw the publication post a false 'breaking news' tweet about the break up of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, in an effort to lure readers to a voter registration site.
rt.com/usa/441727-elle-kardashian-kanye-…

Former US nuclear command officer charged with diverting military contracts to her own company
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-19
US Navy Captain Heather Cole has been charged with criminal conspiracy after failing to disclose her active-duty military status while negotiating over half a million dollars in defense contracts with her own company.
rt.com/usa/441687-navy-captain-charged-c…

CNN's Acosta bizarrely tells former WH official to 'Fu*k off' for teasing tweet
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-19
CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta has been outed for an abusive outburst following some mild trolling by a former White House official on Twitter.
rt.com/usa/441716-cnn-acosta-twitter-cap…

Social Media Purge Silences Alternative Media Outlets that had Millions of Likes (2/2)
Shared by Ben Norton | therealnews.com | 2018-10-19
Facebook is erasing popular alternative media pages that had millions of likes and suspending anti-war and anti-police brutality accounts, in coordination with Twitter. Journalist Max Blumenthal says this is part of a larger political crackdown; EFF's David Greene says the implications are dangerous | The post Social Media Purge Silences Alternative Media Outlets that had Mil…
therealnews.com/stories/social-media-pur…

Trump's Attack on Medicare for All Has Industry Fingerprints All Over It
Shared by Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2018-10-19
Recently, the president decided to take a break from tweeting conspiracy theories to write an op-ed attacking supporters of Medicare for All. While engaging in what psychologists would probably call "projection," he accused the Medicare for All movement of putting seniors at risk, rationing health care and trying to destroy the Medicare system. | I'm a former executive at two of the country's largest insurance companies. I spent 20 years working in PR for Humana and the…
truthout.org/articles/trumps-attack-on-m…

Australian government backs far-right "OK to be white" motion in Senate
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-19
The government's embrace of the slogan, long championed by alt-right and neo-Nazi groups, has a far-reaching significance.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10/19/morr…

NYT columnist gets Twitter-skewered after defending his honeyed flattery of Saudi Arabia (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-19
Widely despised New York Times pundit Thomas Friedman has boldly and predictably defended his sycophantic babbling about Saudi Arabia's "reformer" Crown Prince, igniting a riot on Twitter as anger over the Khashoggi case grows.
rt.com/usa/441745-thomas-friedman-saudi-…

AUDIO: Shady Claims by NYT on Russia-gate: Peter B. Collins interviews Gareth Porter
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-10-18
Gareth Porter discusses with radio host Peter B. Collins his Consortium News article exposing exaggerated claims of Russian skulduggery on Facebook in 2016. By Peter B. Collins Journalist and historian Gareth Porter returned to the Peter B. Collins show to discuss his… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2018/10/18/audio-shad…

What the Mainstream Media Aren't Telling You About Jamal Khashoggi
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-10-18
The journalist's alleged murder should be condemned loudly, but our political press' uncritical praise of his work is likely misplaced. | The post What the Mainstream Media Aren't Telling You About Jamal Khashoggi appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
truthdig.com/articles/what-the-mainstrea…

Lawsuit: Facebook Used Faulty Data to Convince Publishers to Go All In on Video
Ilana Novick | truthdig.com | 2018-10-18
Video content may not be nearly as lucrative as the social network led media companies to believe. | The post Lawsuit: Facebook Used Faulty Data to Convince Publishers to Go All In on Video appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
truthdig.com/articles/lawsuit-facebook-u…

Democrats Demand Full Disclosure of Trump's Financial Ties to Saudi Arabia Amid Accusations He's Conspiring to Cover Up Khashoggi Murder
Julia Conley, Common Dreams | alternet.org | 2018-10-18
Trump "is assisting a foreign government in a conspiracy to obstruct justice in the political murder of a resident of the United States. " | As President Donald Trump continues to provide cover for Saudi Arabia while making no moves to hold the kingdom accountable for the suspected murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, Democratic senators have demanded records detailing any and all financial ties the president has with the Saudis. Noting th. . .
alternet.org/democrats-demand-full-discl…

Hatewatch Headlines 10/18/2018
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2018-10-18
Are Proud Boys new face of the GOP? Fake news makes students doubt all news; 'Today' gives white supremacists a shiny platform; and…
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/10/18/hatew…

Anti-Semitism as a Sword: As Far Right Storm Clouds Gather, False and Trivial Charges Ignore the Real Threat
Ian Berman | mintpressnews.com | 2018-10-18
While far-right parties including neo-Nazis rise, the call of anti-Semitism is recklessly and maliciously misused for relatively insignificant reasons, if any reason at all. | The post Anti-Semitism as a Sword: As Far Right Storm Clouds Gather, False and Trivial Charges Ignore the Real Threat appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/anti-semitism-as-a-swo…

Paul Greengrass's 22 July: Neo-fascist mass murder in Norway
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-18
The Netflix fiction feature 22 July recreates the attacks in Norway on July 22, 2011, perpetrated by neo-Nazi Anders Breivik, during which he murdered 77 people, including 69 youth.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10/18/neof…

Treasury official charged with leaking classified info to feed 'Russia meddling' narrative
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-18
A US Treasury official was arrested and charged with conspiracy for leaking secret banking documents to the press, feeding a everlasting stream of often bogus 'bombshell' reports about Mueller's notorious 'Russian meddling' probe.
rt.com/usa/441570-treasury-official-char…

'I'm not an anti-Semite. I'm anti-termite': Nation of Islam leader won't be suspended by Twitter
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-18
Twitter says it will not will not be banning Louis Farrakhan after the Nation of Islam leader once again courted controversy by comparing Jews to insects on the social media platform.
rt.com/usa/441656-antisemite-termite-nat…

Twitter & NATO think tanks publish database of tweets, pics… and GIFs by 'Russian trolls'
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-18
Ahead of midterm elections, Twitter has reminded Americans that democracy is still under threat by releasing millions of tweets by pesky Russians (and Iranians) from the past decade. How do they know? Well, that's the question.
rt.com/usa/441571-twitter-russian-bots-e…

Why Trump's Stormy Daniels Tweet Wasn't Defamation
aclu | aclu.org | 2018-10-17
Defamation is hard to prove in the United States — and that's a good thing for political debate. | On Monday, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by Stephanie Clifford, aka Stormy Daniels, against Donald Trump alleging that he defamed her on Twitter. While Trump's bullying and name-calling, particularly targeting women, are abhorrent and vulgar, it's not surprising that Clifford's suit was unsuccessful. Defamation is rela…
aclu.org/blog/free-speech/internet-speec…

Consortium News' Comment Policy
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-10-17
We are republishing our Comment Policy to remind readers to please adhere to it. We do not practice censorship based on political views but comments that violate the Policy will be removed to maintain a dignified and fact-based comments section. … Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2018/10/17/consortium…

Facebook shareholders move to oust Zuckerberg as chairman…again
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-17
A group of powerful public funds have given their blessing to a proposal by Facebook shareholders that would remove Mark Zuckerberg from his position as chairman of the company's board of directors.
rt.com/usa/441541-zuckerberg-facebook-sh…

Facebook is sued for 'inflating' ad watch times by up to 900% to lure in advertisers
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-17
Facebook hid a flaw in its video-advertising metrics that overestimated viewer engagement for more than a year in an effort to entice and keep advertisers on its platform, according to a lawsuit filed by a group of advertisers.
rt.com/usa/441569-facebook-inflated-vide…

The "new cold war," censorship, and the future of the internet
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-17
The internet is becoming a battleground for economic and geopolitical conflict, while states, acting on behalf of capitalist elites, are seeking to censor online information.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10/17/pers…

Does Saudi Arabia Own Donald Trump?
Mehdi Hasan | theintercept.com | 2018-10-16
On Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump tweeted: "For the record, I have no financial interests in Saudi Arabia (or Russia, for that matter). Any suggestion that I have is just more FAKE NEWS (of which there is plenty)!" | For the record, I have no financial interests in Saudi Arabia (or Russia, for that matter). Any suggestion that I have is just more FAKE NEWS (of which there is plenty)! | — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 16, 2018 | Is this yet another barefaced lie from the commander-in-chief?
theintercept.com/2018/10/16/donald-trump…

'Very strange': Mysterious bright purple sky sparks numerous conspiracy theories (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-16
An Ohio motorist has filmed the night sky appearing to glow a magnificent electric purple over the city of Cleveland. The bizarre celestial light has left many struggling to explain the strange phenomenon.
rt.com/usa/441437-ohio-bizarre-purple-sk…

Trapped in information bubbles? Consequences of the media's polarized Trump coverage (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-16
Shrill media reports about Donald Trump's alleged praise of Confederate General Robert E. Lee underscore the president's deep-rooted racism, or America's fake news epidemic — depending on where you get your news from.
rt.com/usa/441380-polarized-trump-americ…

Khashoggi Picked the Wrong Prince
Shared by Sharmini Peries | therealnews.com | 2018-10-16
The murder of Jamal Khashoggi should be denounced. Professor As`ad AbuKhalil says western media's uncritical praise of Khashoggi is unworthy, he was a loyal member of the Saudi propaganda apparatus and chose the wrong side of the House of Saud | The post Khashoggi Picked the Wrong Prince appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/duplicitous-khas…

Trump insults 'horseface' Stormy Daniels after judge throws out lawsuit
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-16
After a federal judge tossed porn star Stormy Daniels' defamation lawsuit against President Trump, the president took to Twitter to gloat, calling Daniels "horseface" and her case against him "a total con."
rt.com/usa/441449-trump-stormy-daniels-h…

The Russian connection? Banned Facebook pages were featured on 2016 'blacklist'
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-15
A host of alternative news pages banned by Facebook last week were first featured on the PropOrNot blacklist in 2016 — a list of "Russian propaganda" sites that was compiled with little evidence and called "McCarthyite."
rt.com/usa/441305-facebook-banned-russia…

Daily Beast bashed for using Ivanka Trump as 'clickbait' for 'exposé' on Transcendental Meditation
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-15
The Daily Beast was blamed for using Ivanka Trump's name to lure readers into reading their 'exposé' of the weirder aspects of the Transcendental Meditation (TM) movement. The daughter of the US president barely figures in it.
rt.com/usa/441266-daily-beast-ivanka-twi…

Five Questions For: Author Suzanne Gordon on the VA as a 'Model for American Health Care'
Alexandra Tempus | progressive.org | 2018-10-14
"Many liberals and progressives who don't buy the propaganda about climate, or about education, buy the propaganda about the VA."
progressive.org/dispatches/author-suzann…

PA gubernatorial candidate says threat to 'stomp' on rival's face was 'bad metaphor' (VIDEOS)
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-14
A Republican candidate for Pennsylvania governor has apologized for threatening to stomp on his opponent's face while wearing golf spikes after a Facebook video of his comments was met with outrage.
rt.com/usa/441212-wagner-stomp-golf-spik…

Liberal billionaires duel over who wants to help San Francisco homeless more
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-13
Billionaires Jack Dorsey, founder of Twitter, and Salesforce head Marc Benioff squared off over whether San Francisco tech giants should be taxed to help solve the city's catastrophic homelessness problem.
rt.com/usa/441192-dorsey-benioff-twitter…

Rep. Ro Khanna Introduces Internet Bill of Rights as Facebook & Google Admit Privacy Breaches
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-10-12
Facebook and Google recently admitted major privacy breaches. Facebook says the personal information of nearly 50 million users were exposed after an online attack. Meanwhile, Google is shutting down its social network Google Plus after revelations of a data breach that exposed the private data of hundreds of thousands of users. The breach was discovered in March but was not disclosed to the public. We speak to Rep. Ro Khanna, who recently introduced an Internet Bill of Rights.
www.democracynow.org/2018/10/12/rep_ro_k…

Publishing Police Press Releases as Local 'Crime' Reporting
Adam Johnson | fair.org | 2018-10-10
Block Club Chicago suffers, particularly on the issue of "crime" reporting, from the same stunted ethical scope all other local corporate media does. Again and again, Block Club's "crime" reporting consists of simply copy-and-pasting Chicago police blotters about alleged crimes, with no effort to report any side other than the police's.
fair.org/home/publishing-police-press-re…

After Chemnitz: Germany's Extreme Right Exploits Government Passivity and Public Resentment to Enter the Mainstream
Denijal Jegić | grayzoneproject.com | 2018-10-02
While the AfD party emerges as a leading voice of political opposition, the government downplays its danger and even co-opts… | The post After Chemnitz: Germany's Extreme Right Exploits Government Passivity and Public Resentment to Enter the Mainstream appeared first on Grayzone Project.
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Maduro: Conspiracy Against Venezuela Continues with US Support
TeleSur English | venezuelanalysis.com | 2018-09-19
President Maduro also spoke of the financial and economic agreements he discussed with his Chinese counterpart Xi.
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