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The Swedish national public TV (SVT) teaches the people how to avoid fake news: Do not read alternative media

How to do not be fooled by fake news? SVT has developed a quick guide: You should read “traditional media” instead of alternative media. By – Brünnhilde The Swedish national public TV broadcaster, also known as the SVT, has developed a quick “how to” guide advising the public on how to avoid fake news by encouraging them to read “traditional media” ...

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Russia President Vladimir Putin mocks Mueller charges as ‘yelling and hollering’

Russian President Vladimir Putin called on the United States government to provide evidence his citizens meddled in the 2016 presidential election, dismissing the allegations as nothing more than “yelling and hollering” in Washington. By – Jessica Schladebeck  “I have to see first what they’ve done. Give us materials, give us information,” Putin said in a recent interview with NBC’s Megyn Kelly. Special counsel ...

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EU piles pressure on internet giants to remove Freedom of speech content

Google, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other internet companies must show the European Union within three months that they are removing extremist content more rapidly or face legislation forcing them to do so. By – Julia Fioretti Several governments, like Sweden, have increased pressure on social media companies to do more to remove illegal content — from material related to groups such ...

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Swedenstan: Näthats behind ‘witch-hunt’ arrests of people expressing political opinions

The number of Swedish citizens prosecuted and convicted of writing posts about immigrants on Facebook has increased significantly over the past year. Behind a large part of the reports and prosecutions is an organization called Näthats. By – Brünnhilde According to Svenska Dagbladet, the network consists of “lawyers, law students, former police and system developers”. The network has developed software that ...

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Säpo received terrorist threats directed at Stockholm

The security police are working on a threat of terrorist attacks in Stockholm. The threat has spread on social media. That confirmed by Säpo. “We are working on collecting information about this,” says Sofia Hellqvist on a press release. Via: aftonbladet.se In a text message, police officers in the city are invited to be “extra vigilant”. According to the police, however, there is no reason ...

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Morgan Freeman: ‘We Are At War’

‘We Are At War’: Morgan Freeman Drops Truth Bomb on Trump-Russia, Kremlin Immediately Tries to Smear Him. The Kremlin has launched a smear campaign against actor Morgan Freeman after he appeared in a video to raise awareness of Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election. Via: fwdnow.com Freeman appeared in a video for The Committee to Investigate Russia, a new nonprofit that aims to ...

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Facebook closed account of imam accused of Islamophobia – Extreme Muslims are welcomed

AUSTRALIA Facebook has decided to turn off Australia-based Imam Mohammad Tawhidi since this accused of spreading Islamophobic hatred. The reason is that he urged the authorities to expel radical Muslim leaders and say no to halal slaughter. Via: nyheteridag.se An imam who is Islamophobic. It is possible? It seems to be the assessment Facebook made by Mohammad Tawhidi, an Iranian born imam with ...

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Social media fights back against fake news

Facebook and other social media networks are taking steps to make sure their platforms don’t become tools for foreign governments spreading “fake news” stories.  Via: thehill.com  Experts consider the threat level high for these platforms to be used by foreign governments or other entities seeking to influence millions because of their extensive reach and ability to disseminate both malignant links and ...

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FBI Emails Are Not ‘Trending’ On Twitter, Facebook, Buzzfeed, Or Snapchat

They are not known as ‘weapons of mass distraction’ for nothing… In the 24 hours since FBI Director Comey dropped perhaps the biggest bombshell of the entire Presidential campaign, sending Democrats (and media) scrambling headless-chicken-like for answers (and blame-scaping), does anyone else find it odd that ‘FBI Emails’ does not appear to be a hot topic, trending, big deal on ...

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Islamic police shut down ‘indecent’ clothes shops and arrest social media users in Iran

ISLAMIC morality police have shut down shops “selling indecent clothing” in a series of raids as social media users and partygoers are arrested in a new crackdown. The Iranian authorities raided stores and factories selling un-Islamic clothes saying they “violated public morality”. Police chief Colonel Pasdar Noorollahi, in Western Tehran, said the regime’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps closed 92 shops. ...

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