• NATO’s Identity Crisis, Explained | WSJ
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    NATO’s Identity Crisis, Explained | WSJ

    – [Narrator] NATO is turning 70, and there were high hopes for a drama-free celebration, but this year’s summit turned out to be a little more complicated than expected. – Macron said that the alliance was experiencing what he called brain death. – You just can’t go around making statements like that about NATO. It’s very disrespectful. Nobody needs NATO more than France. – [Narrator] As tensions within the alliance keep playing up publicly, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization is having a bit of an identity crisis. – I don’t think we’re looking at the imminent breakup of NATO. What we’re seeing at the minute is a debate about what…

  • Boris Johnson’s Big Gamble: A Winning Strategy for Brexit? | WSJ
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    Boris Johnson’s Big Gamble: A Winning Strategy for Brexit? | WSJ

    – Here we go, here we go. (muffled group chattering) – [Narrator] UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, fighting in a general election that he called for as he doesn’t have a majority in Parliament, which he needs to be able to push through his Brexit agenda. – I don’t want an election in December, and, under normal circumstances, nobody does. We have to clear this parliamentary blockage. – [Narrator] Johnson’s bet is that calling an election is the only way to end a three-year deadlock and allow the UK to leave the EU by January 31st. – It will be something that clears our arteries. It will unblock our system,…

  • BBC complains to Tories for ‘unacceptable’ Facebook ad which ‘distorts’ the news – Today News
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    BBC complains to Tories for ‘unacceptable’ Facebook ad which ‘distorts’ the news – Today News

      The BBC has complained to the Conservative Party over a “completely unacceptable” paid Facebook advert which “distorts” news output  The broadcaster has demanded the Conservative Party remove an advert which feature footage of BBC journalists – and which they say “distorts our output and which could damage perceptions of our impartiality”  The video includes a series of BBC journalists reading quotes of phrases that have been used by the Prime Minister  But the way the clips have been edited could make it appear they were expressing their own opinions   Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg is shown saying “pointless delay to Brexit ”  Newsreader is shown saying “another Brexit delay.”…

  • A Review Of  Facebook’s Current Hate Speech And Community Standards | EP#24
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    A Review Of Facebook’s Current Hate Speech And Community Standards | EP#24

    Hey everyone Scott Cunningham aka @scottcbusiness today I want to go over the Facebook community standards and guidelines for hate speech as well as take a little quiz that sort of outlines some examples to give you an idea as well as shows what people actually thought of if it was actual hate speech or if it was not so let’s just dive right into it because there’s been so much censorship and issues around everything happening on Facebook and people need a better idea of what’s going on I’ll link I’ll link these links so you can actually look through this yourself I’m not sure how well it’s going…

  • Sacha Baron Cohen RIPS Facebook
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    Sacha Baron Cohen RIPS Facebook

    >>Listen to what Sacha Baron Cohen had to say about some of the negative impacts of social media and the way dishonest political actors have been using it.>>Today, around the world demagogues appeal to our worst instincts. Conspiracy theories once confined to the fringe are going mainstream. It’s as if the age of reason the era of evidential argument is ending. And now knowledge is increasingly delegitimized and scientific consensus is dismissed. Democracy which depends on shared truths is in retreat and autocracy, which depends on shared lies, is on the march. Hate crimes are surging, as a murderous attacks on religious and ethnic minorities. Now, what do all these…

  • Tories pay Google to drive postal vote applications to their website – Today News
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    Tories pay Google to drive postal vote applications to their website – Today News

     The Conservative Party has been hoodwinking voters into visiting their website by paying Google to place links claiming above official advice on registering for a postal vote  The party was accused of trying to “harvest data” from people trying to register for a postal ballot  With just days to go before the deadline to register for a postal vote, users searching for “register to postal vote” on Saturday were shown the Tory website as the top result  And despite having a button on the page which reads “APPLY NOW”, voters cannot apply for a postal vote through the page  The site just allows them to print out a paper form…

  • I invested in Facebook. By 2016, I couldn’t stay silent. | Roger McNamee
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    I invested in Facebook. By 2016, I couldn’t stay silent. | Roger McNamee

    I never expected to be an activist. But I was raised in a family with really strong values. I was born in the mid ’50s, my parents were involved in the civil rights movement. And I grew up in a family that believed that everyone should have an equal opportunity. And I was also raised in a family where they believed that we all had a responsibility to be good citizens, to be engaged. And the real question in my life was: When would my opportunity come up? It wasn’t like I was looking for it. It was more that there never seemed be anything going on in which I…