How Instagram Became A Hotspot For Vile Conspiracies And Election Disinformation

Instagram is poised to be one of the worst breeding grounds for political fake news ahead of the has largely escaped the leery eye cast upon its parent company and Twitter, which have taken most of the blame for housing foreign disinfBut a report Disinformation and the 2020 Election.” Rewarding Fake News I wanted to see firsthand how political disinformation performs on Instagram, so I created a new account and searched for profiles promoting QAnon — the viral, far-right that baselessly claims there’s a deep-state cabal of Satanic, liberal pedophiles trying to take down Trump. It wasn’t hard to find them. The first QAnon profile I saw had nearly 60,000 followers, and after I clicked on it, Instagram took the reins …

Couple die in sea while on holiday in Portugal

“It’s absolutely tragic. It’s devastated everyone who knew them.” Latest news from the West Midlands He said caves underneath rocks where the pair swam created a strong undercurrent which led to their deaths. Ms Fletcher was a mother-of-two and yoga teacher. Mr Johnson was a steward at Stoke City FC, Mr Cook said. A Foreign & Commonwealth Office spokesperson said: “Our staff are supporting the families of a British man and woman following their deaths in Zambujeira do Mar, Portugal and are in contact with the Portuguese authorities.” Related Topics Stoke-on-Trent Portugal Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

GOP challenger says Trump is a traitor for asking Ukraine and China to investigate Bidens

Washington (CNN)Former GOP Rep. Joe Walsh, a longshot candidate for the Republican nomination for president, on Sunday called President Donald Trump a “traitor” for asking Ukraine and China to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, and again argued Trump should be impeached for asking other countries to “interfere in our election.” Walsh told Tapper that he is “not accusing this President of treason,” but he said Trump has betrayed the nation. “Our founders were very specific as to what treason is. But when you look at traitor more broadly defined, this President betrayed our country again this week,” Walsh said. During a contentious exchange with Walsh on the same program, former Republican Rep. Mark Sanford, who …

Pride at stake for both China and NBA over $4 billion fallout

(CNN)Five days after Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey deleted his now famous tweet with the words “stand with Hong Kong,” the most popular sports league in the most populous country in the world is getting an earful from all directions. Two NBA developmental games have already been canceled, as well as a fan appreciation night, with mounting speculation that the showcase games may also be called off. At the heart of this dispute lies an issue of pride from both sides, said Gregory Stoller, a senior lecturer of strategy and innovation at Boston University’s business school, who has been consulting in China for 15 years. READ: China won’t show NBA preseason games as backlash over Hong Kong tweet grows …

Australian-UK blogger couple freed from Iran jail

In a statement, the couple said: “We are extremely happy and relieved to be safely back in Australia with those we love. “While the past few months have been very difficult, we know it has also been tough for those back home who have been worried for us.” They said they hoped to get back to their “normal lives” and asked for privacy, raising concerns from other detainees that “intense media coverage” may not be helping efforts to bring them home. The pair were detained after entering Iran as part of a major trip across Asia to the UK – they were blogging about it for thousands of followers on social media. Meanwhile, Australia released an Iranian student, Reza Dehbashi …

Richard Nixon Had ‘Secret Tapes.’ Donald Trump Has Classified Transcripts.

Already, the release of one of these transcripts — the summary of Trump’s call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky — revealed the president using his office and the international position of the United States to White House officials moved the Trump-Zelensky call summary to a “standalone computer system reserved for codeword-level intelligence information, such as covert action,” according to the Aug. 12 whistleblower complaint. Although no specific conversations have been alleged to be improperly placed on the highly classified server, White House officials heavily restricted access to or failed to file notes on talks Trump held with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Russian diplomats. Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Calls between President Donald …

How Employers Make It Impossible For Working Women To Breastfeed

So she wound up pumping in the store’s employee training room. The law states the space must be “free from intrusion,” but she later said managers and co-workers walked in on her several times when her breasts were exposed ― sometimes even holding group meetings in her presence. Managers told her she could use a space next to the electrical server room, but it was dirty and a sign on the door warned of danger from high voltage.  Management’s next best solution was to provide her with a manual pump to use in the fitting room. But her body had grown accustomed to the electric pump, and her milk production dropped off sharply when she started using the manual one. …

Three Brexit champions hammer home PM’s message

PM ‘model of restraint’ amid language row Government plans billions for hospital projects Tory conference: Five things to look out for in Manchester “I’ve known Boris for more than 30 years, and while we haven’t always agreed on everything, let me tell you this,” he told the audience. “Boris is brave, he is determined, he loves this country, and he delivers.” Sniggers rose from a crowd familiar with his sometimes frayed relationship with the prime minister. But after ensuring he was on his boss’s Christmas card list, Mr Gove went on to describe how the pair were definitely on the same page when it came to leaving the EU on 31 October – no ifs, no buts. Image copyright Reuters …

In 1981, Apple’s Steve Jobs said computers would free us from drudgery

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is seen above during an interview on ABC News. (ABC News/YouTube) Koppel counters by saying: “There is a sense, though, that many of us have, how don’t really understand how computers work or what they do for us, that we are getting controlled by the computers. Any danger of that happening?” “Well, as you know, the product we manufacture, many people see it for the first time, and they don’t even think it’s a computer. It’s about 12 pounds, you can throw it out the window if the relationship isn’t going so well,” Jobs says. “And I think if you look at sort of the process of the technological revolution that we’re all in, it’s a …

Beanie Feldstein Says Meeting Her Girlfriend Was A Transformative Experience

The “Booksmart” actor opened up about a variety of subjects, including her love life, in a candid interview “It just wasn’t something I thought about or craved,” Feldstein said. All of that changed, however, when she met British producer Bonnie Chance Roberts on the set of the upcoming film “ View this post on Instagram A post shared by Beanie Feldstein (@beaniefeldstein) on Jun 30, 2019 at 3:39pm PDT Falling for Roberts may have caught Feldstein off-guard, but finding herself in a relationship with another woman didn’t faze her.  Feldstein View this post on Instagram A post shared by Beanie Feldstein (@beaniefeldstein) on Sep 1, 2019 at 9:35am PDT The Humans” and the third season of “ While telling Teen Vogue …

Trump Doesnt Seem To Know What Treason Means But Is Accusing People Of It Anyway

filed a complaint about his attempt to coerce Ukraine into investigating a political rival might have committed So might have the whistleblower’s several White House sources. And the Democratic congressman running the impeachment inquiry looking into it. And even, perhaps, all the Democrats who failed to clap for him at a State of the Union speech. Treason is a specific crime with a specific definition and is punishable by death, and filing a complaint against a president, providing information against a president and running a congressional investigation into a president do not even come close. White House officials acknowledged privately that the actions Trump is complaining about do not constitute treason. They would not, however, respond to HuffPost’s queries about …

Robert De Niro has some choice words, and a couple f-bombs, for his Fox News critics

New York (CNN Business)Robert De Niro says he thinks Democrats had no choice but to open an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. “I don’t think he’s capable of resigning,” De Niro told Stelter. “He will say it’s rigged or this or that. The day after he was elected, I said, well, give him a chance. You never know. You will see. But he is the — he’s worse than I ever could have imagined.” But De Niro’s comments on Trump haven’t always been warmly receivedby the president’s supporters. While a speech at last year’s Tony Awards — in which he said “F— Trump” twice — was metwith a standing ovation by the event’s attendees, it also prompted criticism from …

Fugitive couple facing murder charges are in custody

(CNN)The married couple accused of killing a 72-year-old man and then escaping as they were being transported from New York to Arizona to face charges has been taken into custody. The couple escaped custody in late August as they were being extradited on charges of arson, burglary and murder in connection with the death of a Vietnam veteran in Tuscon, Arizona. They used a medical emergency to get the guards to pull over and then threw them in the back of the van, Gonzales said. While on the run, they might have been getting help from white supremacists, Gonzales said at a news conference Monday. “Somebody like Blane in prison — with both local — with both state and federal …

PM ‘model of restraint’ amid language row

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBoris Johnson: “I think I’ve been the model of restraint” Boris Johnson says he has been “a model of restraint” when it comes to language around the Brexit debate. The PM was accused of dismissing abuse fears of female MPs as “humbug” during a heated Commons debate this week. Mr Johnson said there had been a “misunderstanding” over his intention – which he apologised for. But he claimed there was a “cloud of indignation” around the use of terms like “surrender” to distract from MPs’ desire to frustrate Brexit. Labour’s Angela Rayner said Mr Johnson should be “absolutely, utterly ashamed of himself”. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Boris Johnson and his …

‘The Fast And The Furious’ Director Rob Cohen Accused Of Sexual Assault

By the night’s end, Jane said she found herself regaining consciousness in Cohen’s hotel room, naked, while the director sexually assaulted her. She jolted out of bed and threw up. HuffPost also reviewed text messages between Jane and Cohen, sent about two-and-a-half years after the alleged assault, in which she told him, “The night we met, you really hurt me and fucked me up.” At the time, Cohen wrote back that he was “so sorry to hear this.” He later told HuffPost, through a lawyer, that he was apologizing for what he believed was a dispute over compensation for her work on the TV pilot.  “The proposed Story is an outrageous defamatory hit piece, making extraordinarily offensive assertions that my …