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Murders Most Foul 8.7.2017 Reviews–Books – The Indian Express
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Websites that Post Fake and Satirical Stories 7.7.2017 FactCheck
As part of our efforts to combat fake news, we've compiled a list of websites that we know have carried fake or satirical articles. We will continue to update this list with more sites as we write about ...
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Why Human Rights Matter: U.S. Should Promote, Not Impose, Liberty 5.7.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
One of President Donald Trump’s less admirable qualities is his warm regard for foreign dictators. They don’t have to be
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Facebook's Secret Censorship Rules Protect White Men From Hate Speech but Not Black Children 30.6.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the Facebook Developer Conference in San Jose, California, April 18, 2017. (Photo: Anthony Quintano ) In the wake of a terrorist attack in London earlier this month, a U.S. congressman wrote a Facebook post in which he called for the slaughter of "radicalized" Muslims. " Hunt them, identify them, and kill them," declared U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins, a Louisiana Republican. "Kill them all. For the sake of all that is good and righteous. Kill them all ." Higgins' plea for violent revenge went untouched by Facebook workers who scour the social network deleting offensive speech. But a May posting on Facebook by Boston poet and Black Lives Matter activist Didi Delgado drew a different response. "All white people are racist. Start from this reference point, or you've already failed ," Delgado wrote. The post was removed and her Facebook account was disabled for seven days. A trove of internal documents reviewed by ProPublica sheds new light on the secret guidelines that ...
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Google Search Is Doing Irreparable Harm To Muslims 24.6.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Google asks its employees to “Do the right thing.” At least, that’s what its revised 2015 motto states in an upgrade from the original company maxim, “ Don’t be evil .” But when a user searches Google for information on Islam, the results often link to propaganda, anti-Muslim hate and outright lies. The algorithm for the world’s largest search engine is definitely not doing the right thing ― especially when it comes to the first page of results, where most users stop their searches. Basic searches for words like “Muslim” and “Islam” return reasonable results with links to reputable sites. But more specific terms, like “sharia,” “jihad” or “taqiyya” ― often co-opted by white supremacists ― return links to Islamophobic sites filled with misinformation. The same thing happens with the autofill function. If a user types in “does islam,” the first suggestion that pops up to complete the query is “does islam permit terrorism.” Another egregious example occurs when a user inputs “do muslim.” The autofill ...
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How The British Media Helps Radicalize People Against Islam 21.6.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
“I’m going to kill all Muslims.”  That’s what a white man said  after he plowed a rented van into Muslim worshipers leaving the Finsbury Park Mosque in north London early Monday, police allege. One man died and 11 people were injured in the incident. The next day The Times, a major British newspaper, splashed a picture of the suspect, 47-year-old named Darren Osborne , across its front page, below a sympathetic headline describing him as a “jobless ‘lone wolf.’” The accompanying subheading described him as a “father of four” with “mental health problems.” The headline/sub headline fill in almost every space on the "White Supremacist Terror Bingo" card. pic.twitter.com/9CI3TFYKVA — Imraan Siddiqi (@imraansiddiqi) June 20, 2017 Other leading British newspapers also came under fire for their treatment of the story. Spot the difference. Caucasian vs Brown. Same method of terrorism, two different motives whilst reporting. #FinsburyPark pic.twitter.com/EnsEIROChC — Waleed Zafar (@WaleedZafar1) June 19, ...
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Interior Department Scrubs Climate Change From Agency Website. Again. 13.6.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The Department of the Interior  has removed almost all mentions of climate change from an agency website documenting efforts to address the phenomenon within government programs for Native Americans. BuzzFeed News first noticed a webpage for the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ Tribal Climate Resilience Program, originally tasked with “mainstreaming climate change considerations into all Bureau of Indian Affairs activities,” was changed sometime over the past month. The program is now called simply the Tribal Resilience Program and has a mission statement noticeably less science-forward. “The BIA Tribal Resilience Program provides federal-wide resources to Tribes to build capacity and resilience through leadership engagement, delivery of data and tools, training and tribal capacity building,” the site now reads. An archive of the webpage from May 13 shows the word “climate” appearing on the page 61 times. The new page lists the word once, in a website header.  The move is not a surprising one for the ...
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Democrats Have A Growing Edge Over GOP In Party Affiliation 7.6.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Americans are less likely to identify with the Republican Party than they were in November, according to new data from Gallup , giving Democrats what the pollster calls “an encouraging sign” for the 2018 elections. Forty-five percent of adults now identify as Democrats or say they lean toward that party, while 38 percent identify with or lean toward the GOP. That’s a 7-point gap in the Democrats’ favor. Last summer and fall, Democrats averaged just a 3-point edge, Gallup found. The shift is mostly due to a falloff in GOP affinity. The Democratic numbers have remained relatively stable, while Americans have grown somewhat likelier to say they don’t feel tied to either party. Party affiliation tends to be “sticky,” but it’s not permanent. About one-tenth of Republicans and Democrats, including those who describe themselves as leaning toward one side or other, switched parties during the past year, according to a recent Pew Research report . If the Democrats’ current edge holds, it’s likely to be good news ...
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Parker: Trump's accidental call to action 4.6.2017 Science / Technology News

Parker: Trump's accidental call to action All politics is local, they say, and personal responsibility begins at home. Check out this story on Daily-Times.com: http://www.daily-times.com/story/opinion/columnists/2017/06/04/parker-trumps-accidental-call-action/368293001/ WASHINGTON - A curious thing happened on President Trump's way out of the Paris climate accord.

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Across the aisle: CSO calls the government’s bluff 4.6.2017 Columns – The Indian Express
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A Poet’s Requiem 3.6.2017 Reviews–Books – The Indian Express
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White House Facebook Page Snubs Gay Prime Minister's Husband, Fixes It After Backlash 28.5.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
— Dustin DuFort Petty (@pettydus) May 27, 2017 A White House spokeswoman told Chris Johnson, a reporter for the LGBTQ political news site Washington Blade , that the omission was likely an “oversight.” “Thousands of photos were taken over the course of a very big, very busy international trip,” deputy press secretary Stephanie Grisham told Johnson in an email that was shared on Twitter. Ten hours after the photo was posted, and less than one hour after Johnson tweeted Grisham’s response, the White House edited the caption to include Destenay and his official title. By then, The Daily Beast , Newsweek , and the watchdogs of Twitter had already called the White House out. White House spokesperson tells me she's sure omission of same-sex spouse from photo of NATO first spouses was "oversight." pic.twitter.com/NOgHiwLZ9Y — Chris Johnson (@chrisjohnson82) May 28, 2017 Bettel and Destenay were in a civil partnership when Bettel became Prime Minister in 2013. They officially married two years later, when ...
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Trump’s United States Of Amnesia Threatens Everything We Once Knew As Fact 25.5.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com The Trump administration seems intent on tossing recent history down the memory hole . Admittedly, Americans have never been known for their strong grasp of facts about their past. Still, as we struggle to keep up with the constantly shifting explanations and pronouncements of the new administration, it becomes ever harder to remember the events of yesterday, let alone last week, or last month. The Credibility Swamp Trump and his spokespeople routinely substitute “alternative facts” for what a friend of mine calls consensus reality, the world that most of us recognize. Whose inaugural crowd was bigger , Barack Obama’s or Donald Trump’s? It doesn’t matter what you remember, or even what’s in the written accounts or photographic record. What matters is what the administration now says happened then. In other words, for Trump and his people, history in any normal sense simply doesn’t exist, and that’s a danger for the rest of us. Think of the Trumpian past as a website that ...
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Down the Memory Hole: Living in Trump's United States of Amnesia 25.5.2017 Truthout.com
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump exit Air Force One at Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport in Rome, Italy, May 23, 2017. (Photo: Stephen Crowley / The New York Times) Nonprofit, independent news outlets like Truthout are critical to countering the mainstream media narrative. Help get the real stories out by supporting Truthout with a tax-deductible donation. The Trump administration seems intent on tossing recent history down the memory hole . Admittedly, Americans have never been known for their strong grasp of facts about their past. Still, as we struggle to keep up with the constantly shifting explanations and pronouncements of the new administration, it becomes ever harder to remember the events of yesterday, let alone last week, or last month. The Credibility Swamp Trump and his spokespeople routinely substitute "alternative facts" for what a friend of mine calls consensus reality, the world that most of us recognize. Whose inaugural crowd was bigger , Barack Obama's or Donald ...
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Al Franken Lets Loose: 'I Hate Ted Cruz' 24.5.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) has actively cultivated a low profile in his nearly eight years in the Senate, refusing most interview requests from national media outlets, building relationships with his colleagues and otherwise trying to reshape his image from a nationally renowned comedian to a serious lawmaker. However Franken, who previously authored a number of humor books and wrote for “Saturday Night Live,” has been cracking wise about about one of his least favorite colleagues , Ted Cruz (R-Texas), while promoting his sarcastically titled new book, Al Franken: Giant of the Senate . “You have to understand that I like Ted Cruz probably more than my colleagues like Ted Cruz,” Franken told USA Today’s Susan Page, repeating a line from his book, “and I hate Ted Cruz.” “He’s a special guy,” the senator added. Indeed, Page reports that Franken dedicates an entire chapter of his book to Cruz, titled “Sophistry.” Franken told Page that he felt no compunction about breaking Senate protocol that dictates ...
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The Onion Just Dumped 700 Pages Of Parody Trump Leaks Onto The Internet 23.5.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
With President Trump out of the country on “business,” The Onion released a massive collection of leaked information, in the form of emails, memoranda, executive orders and, of course, childlike drawings. The Trump Documents , as they’re being called, are 700 pages of political parody goodness. Included in this document dump: Emails from Eric and Donald Trump Jr. concerning the White House treehouse. Emails about dead animals and sewage in Steve Bannon’s office. A sketch of a Pence invention known as the “Prayer Amplifier.” Updates from the EPA administrator on the demolition of his office. Ben Carson getting trapped inside his own emails. A number of the president’s daily briefings. There is plenty more where that came from, so go check out the rest of The Trump Documents at The Onion . Hurry, before papa Trump comes home and cancels the satire. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be ...
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A screen shot of the page computers infected with the 16.5.2017 Science / Technology News

'WannaCry' ransomware attack: What we know Global ransomware attack already spreading to thousands more computers. Check out this story on ElPasoTimes.com: https://usat.ly/2qJ6ysH Countries around the world braced Monday for the spread of a massive ransomware cyberattack crippling thousands of computers at banks, hospitals and government institutions.

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NY Daily News Showers Snark On 'Leaker' Trump In Cutting Front Page 16.5.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The New York Daily News has a new nickname for President Donald Trump , and he’s not going to like it.  The front page of its Tuesday edition hails him as the “ Leaker of the Free World ” over a report in The Washington Post that he revealed “ highly classified information ” to Russian officials who visited the Oval Office last week:  Trump’s hometown newspaper hasn’t pulled its punches in its coverage, with previous covers portraying him as Dr. Evil , a clown and a racist . The paper also slammed his call for hacking help from Russia during the campaign as “ treasonous ” and  blasted him  for his war of words with Pope Francis  in other attention-getting front pages. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a ...
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Trump Didn't Need A Watergate To Sink His Ratings To Nixonian Levels 16.5.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
President Donald Trump ’s approval rating ― now 41 percent, according to HuffPost Pollster’s average , and 38 percent according to Gallup  ― puts him about where Gallup measured President Richard Nixon in July 1973, after months of Senate hearings into the Watergate scandal. Those numbers, however, represent far different political trajectories for the two presidents. For Nixon, the approval rating constituted a major, if gradual slide. He began his second term in 1973 with a robust 68-percent approval in Gallup’s tracking. Even four months later, after the vast majority of Americans had heard about Watergate and two of the president’s top aides had resigned, Nixon’s approval stood at 48 percent ― higher than Trump has achieved at any point in his presidency, according to Gallup. It wasn’t until partway through the widely televised Watergate hearings that Nixon’s ratings collapsed into the low-30s. A 2014 Pew Research post  by Andy Kohut charts Nixon’s decline in the court of public opinion: Trump’s ...
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Barack Obama's LinkedIn Sadly No Longer Claims He's Our Current President 15.5.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Until this weekend, Barack Obama was still the president of the United States. This was not in an alternate reality, exactly, but on the social network LinkedIn . Late Friday afternoon, Obama’s official job title on LinkedIn switched from President of the United States of America to a more accurate ― yet depressing ― description: Former President of the United States of America.  In this confusing world, the protocol for an exiting president is to peacefully cede power to a reality show star, go on vacations with social media-optimized photos / stories , and then update LinkedIn. For the first 100 days of President Donald Trump ’s administration, Obama only accomplished two of the three. Here’s a screenshot taken of the page before the switch: Obama’s profile picture also changed from the campaign photo he had been using before.  Here’s what the current page looks like with the “Former” in his title: You won’t be able to glean Obama’s next move from the revised LinkedIn page.  The updated “Experience” ...
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