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The government’s authoritarian posturing ignores the facts about asylum seekers coming to Britain, says author Daniel Trilling Don’t be fooled by the right wing and political rhetoric around migrants crossing the channel. It’s not an invasion and it hasn’t stepped up, its merely the fact that the means of transportation has had to change in the current closing of boarders with less wagons crossing the channel. “An invasion is what happens when a state uses military force to violently enter another country. It does not look at all like the recent images of small groups of people, many from countries that have themselves been invaded or bombed, crossing an international border in search of asylum. And yet the rhetoric of invasion has returned to British politics amid a growing moral panic over people crossing the Channel in small boats.” https://www.facebook.com/103626624451616/posts/190435425770735/
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The success of The Daily Wire, the website run by right-wing pundit Ben Shapiro, on Facebook is mind-boggling. The site has a small staff and primarily aggregates content from Twitter and other news outlets. Typically, its articles are very short, usually less than 500 words, and contain no original... Part of the secret of the success of right wing media such as Ben Shaprio's daily news was exposed in this article. And it's still going on. Facebook seems to allow people, even if spreading fear and hate, to break their rules as and when it suits them. Which is basically when they are making lots of money off it. "Here is how it works. Most of the content on the five pages in this network consists of links to MadWorldNews.com and TadHaps.com, two websites owned by the Pepples. These sites identify incendiary stories — that are frequently months or years old — that prey on prejudice and fear. The sites then rewrite the stories with no indication that the story is old. This generates a "new" link that is able to thrive in Facebook's algorithm. For example, TadHaps.com published a story on June 19, 2020, with the headline "Family Displays ‘Southern Pride’ Sign, Stranger Confronts Them With Gun." The article describes how a man named Mark Wilson was standing on the side of the road with his family, waving Confederate flags. According to Wilson, a man drove up and pointed a gun at him and other family members. The man then drove away without harming anyone. It's not mentioned in TadHaps article, but the incident occurred five years ago, in 2015." https://popular.info/p/the-dirty-secret-behind-ben-shapiros?utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web&utm_source=copy https://www.facebook.com/103626624451616/posts/190196765794601/
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Boris Johnson and the Vote Leave cabal holed up in Number 10 continue to churn out unrealistic promises and blatant lies. The Coronavirus cr... What happened to the “Ring of steel” around care homes? Another sound bite from Boris’ unelected advisor that was meaningless but headline catching and ultimately; lies. This UK Government yet again shows itself to be, at best, neglectful, at worst, down right liars that have allowed and will continue to allow thousands of unnecessary deaths in care homes and from those working in and supporting them. https://www.facebook.com/103626624451616/posts/188834515930826/
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The European Union has denied funding to six Polish towns that declared themselves to be "LGBT-Free Zones." And we left the EU? You know the one that stands up for human rights; namely LGBT rights in this instance. And how does it do it? By withholding its funding? Yes funding thousands of towns and city’s, projects that improve people’s lives have benefited from? And we left? Really! https://www.facebook.com/103626624451616/posts/188449162636028/
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Facebook knows a lot about you. There are some ways you can limit this Concerned about privacy on and from Facebook. Facebook knows a lot about you. It tracks you on social network, online and offline. In this article they discuss some ways you can limit this. https://www.facebook.com/103626624451616/posts/188047789342832/
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MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini's groundbreaking discovery that widespread bias is built into artificial intelligence and algorithms leads her to create the Algorithmic Justice League, and push for protective legislation in the U.S. ‪Film / documentary Coded Bias free to watch this weekend. A very important film looking at Bias of Algorithms, Machine Learning and Facial Recognition technology. #FacialRecognition #DataScience @AJLUnited @BigBrotherWatch @OpenRightsBrum @OpenRightsGroup https://www.ocmaexpand.org/events/cinema-orange-coded-biashttps://www.facebook.com/103626624451616/posts/186099112871033/
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World must act now to protect wildlife in order to stop future virus crises, say scientists “The cost of preventing further pandemics over the next decade by protecting wildlife and forests would equate to just 2% of the estimated financial damage caused by Covid-19, according to a new analysis. Two new viruses a year had spilled from their wildlife hosts into humans over the last century, the researchers said, with the growing destruction of nature meaning the risk today is higher than ever.” https://www.facebook.com/103626624451616/posts/186075919540019/
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#HandsOffOurNHS On Monday, the Tories voted against protecting our NHS from trade deals. They betrayed us. They betrayed our NHS. This petition calls on the House of Lords to amend the Trade Bill 👉 https://weownit.org.uk/lords-NHS-trade-bill-petition Calling all UK citizens: please sign and share this to stop the NHS being sold off in trade agreements. If there is one thing we can all surely agree on in the last few months is that our NHS and the dedication of the hard working nurses and doctors have been our saviors. They need higher wages, better working conditions and more respect from the government. So forget whose asking you to sign the petition and whether you agree with his politics or not. Just do the right thing: be on the right side of history! https://www.facebook.com/103626624451616/posts/185693142911630/
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Contracts worth billions have been handed out by a government willing to brazen out disgrace until outrage subsides, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot None of this should surprise us with the Tories but they need to be held to account “Under cover of the pandemic, the government has awarded contracts worth billions of pounds for equipment on which our lives depend, without competition or transparency. It has trampled on its own rules, operated secretly and made incomprehensible and – in some cases – highly questionable decisions.” https://www.facebook.com/103626624451616/posts/184161599731451/
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“The UK Government needs to realise that strong #dataprotection standards are now a fundamental premise for trade relationships” says Mariano delli Santi https://www.openrightsgroup.org/blog/cjeu-invalidates-privacy-shield-what-about-the-uk/ https://www.facebook.com/103626624451616/posts/184159996398278/
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The Central Intelligence Agency has conducted a series of covert cyber operations against Iran and other targets since winning a secret victory in 2018 when President Trump signed what amounts to a sweeping authorization for such activities, according to former U.S. officials with direct knowledge o... The CIA’s new powers are not about hacking to collect intelligence. Instead, they open the way for the agency to launch offensive cyber operations with the aim of producing disruption — like cutting off electricity or compromising an intelligence operation by dumping documents online — as well as destruction, similar to the U.S.-Israeli 2009 Stuxnet attack, which destroyed centrifuges that Iran used to enrich uranium gas for its nuclear program. https://www.facebook.com/103626624451616/posts/184008119746799/
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Plus: Misinformation around Black Lives Matter protests and an analysis of the most-shared COVID-19 misinformation in Europe. Why do people share misinformation on social media? An interesting article here looking at this and some of the most widely shared misinformation in recent times https://www.facebook.com/103626624451616/posts/183612179786393/
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Social media group says Trump associate is connected to network that included fake accounts Another sign of the times and how we need to fine tune our sense making abilities of critical analysis: Facebook takes down disinformation campaign linked to Roger Stone. Disinformation for hire ! If you have the $ there are companies and individuals out there who will create and post hundreds, if not thousands, of false information or disinformation from fake social media accounts. And all of this can be automated so even one individual could manage multiple accounts with ease. It’s great Facebook has finally done something but this will only slow the people behind this not stop them. Already hundreds of new accounts will have popped up. https://www.facebook.com/103626624451616/posts/181847393296205/
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, COO Sheryl Sandberg and other Facebook leaders met on Tuesday with groups that have led the call for what is now a widespread advertiser boycott of Facebook's platform. Says it all really. Facebook paying lip service to civil rights. https://www.facebook.com/103626624451616/posts/181627353318209/
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Conservative sites like Newsmax and Washington Examiner have published Middle East hot takes from “experts” who are actually fake personas pushing propaganda. Conservative sites like Newsmax and Washington Examiner have published Middle East hot takes from “experts” who are actually fake personas pushing propaganda. All you need is time and dedication to get this kind of shit going. Now I am not looking to incite anyone to do any mischief but if I was furloughed right now, or found myself with time on my hands I might be inclined to take part in some digital disruption! https://www.facebook.com/103626624451616/posts/181486609998950/
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Industry hits back at PM’s comments, describing them as ‘huge slap in the face’ for sector Absolutely ridiculous. Now Boris is trying to pull a Trump by gaslighting the UK public. Our memories are not that short that we forgot your gross negligence in regards to the most vulnerable people in Britain https://www.facebook.com/103626624451616/posts/181484966665781/
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