Visualizing The Social Media Universe In 2018

Billions of people around the world grew up during the age of social media, and mankind is slowly marching toward a future where nearly everyone will be a digital native. And as Visual Capitalist’s Nick Routlery points out, for the one-third of humanity that now uses a smartphone, messaging and status updates are often more […]

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Facebook takes down 652 accounts linked to Russia, Iran

Facebook has identified and banned hundreds of accounts, groups and pages engaged in misleading political behavior, a far larger discovery than a “sophisticated” effort it reported three weeks ago with great fanfare. The social network said Tuesday that it had removed 652 pages, groups, and accounts linked to Russia and, unexpectedly, Iran, for “coordinated inauthentic […]

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To The US Media, A “Regime” Is Any Government At Odds With The US Empire

Authored by Gregory Shupak via ‘Fariness & Accuracy In Reporting’, In the aftermath of the assassination attempt against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, an article in the Miami Herald (8/5/18) reported that “a clandestine group formed by Venezuelan military members opposed to the regime of Nicolás Maduro claimed responsibility.” A New York Times op-ed (8/10/18) mused, […]

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Russian Nuclear-Powered Missile “Lost At Sea” – Recovery Efforts Underway, Says US Intelligence

A bombshell CNBC report says that Russia is seeking to recover an advanced nuclear-powered missile that was “lost at sea” after a failed flight test which occurred in late 2017. Unnamed US officials made the astounding claim while citing a classified intelligence report detailing the Russian operation. CNBC explains based on its intelligence sources: Crews […]

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Turkey’s Financial Crisis Raises Questions About China’s Debt-Driven Development Model

Authored by James Dorsey via MidEast Soccer blog, Financial injections by Qatar and possibly China may resolve Turkey’s immediate economic crisis, aggravated by a politics-driven trade war with the United States, but are unlikely to resolve the country’s structural problems, fuelled by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s counterintuitive interest rate theories. The latest crisis in Turkey’s […]

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Are All Sanctions Against Russia Based On Lies?

Authored by Eric Zuesse via The Strategic Culture Foundation, All of the sanctions (economic, diplomatic, and otherwise) against Russia are based on clearly demonstrable intentional falsehoods; and the sanctions which were announced on August 8th are just the latest example of this consistent tragic fact – a fact which will be proven here, with links […]

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