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Lawsuit says Tyson, Cargill, JBS conspired to suppress beef prices paid to U.S. ranchers

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(Reuters) – Four of the largest U.S. beef-packing companies were accused in a lawsuit on Tuesday of violating federal antitrust law by conspiring to drive down prices they paid ranchers for cattle, even as retail beef prices hovered near record levels. FILE PHOTO: A Cargill logo is pictured on the Provimi Kliba and Protector animal Read More

TED 2019: How to kill a zombie rumour and fix Facebook

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From so-called zombie rumours – viral online stories that refuse to die – to the difference between misinformation and fake news, much of the talk at TED 2019 has been about the need to improve online conversation. And this is not just because it would be nice to counter the vast amounts of online lies Read More

Timeline: BT bosses in spotlight in Italian accounting scandal

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MILAN (Reuters) – A criminal investigation into accounting fraud inside British Telecom’s Italian unit has uncovered more evidence of what prosecutors say was the involvement of senior executives in artificially inflating the division’s financial performance. British Telecom (BT)’s headquarters is seen in central London, Britain May 10, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay Here is a timeline of Read More

Horse-mounted Julian Assange ‘joins’ Yellow Vest protesters in Toulouse (PHOTO, VIDEO)

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He may be in a London cell but on Saturday Julian Assange appeared to be alongside anti-government protesters in France as the Yellow Vests in Toulouse turned a Joan of Arc statue into a monument to the WikiLeaks founder. A photo of Assange with grey hair and a beard was attached to the head of Read More

WikiLeaks calls for unredacted Mueller report

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WikiLeaks has called for the US Justice Department to remove some of its redactions to the Mueller report, claiming that the blanked-out sentences only fuel conspiracy theories about WikiLeaks’ role in Trump’s election. “WikiLeaks has always been confident that this investigation would vindicate our groundbreaking publishing of the 2016 materials, which it has. We disapprove Read More

‘Sovereign decision of Ecuadoreans’?! Amid street clashes, Moreno denies Assange arrest was revenge

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Ecuador’s president Lenin Moreno claimed the expulsion and arrest of Julian Assange had nothing to do with the US pressure or himself seeking revenge for damaging leaks, telling RT these are all insinuations by his predecessor. Assange spent almost seven years holed up in the Ecuadorean embassy in London until last week, when Moreno abruptly Read More

6 of WikiLeaks’ biggest ever document dumps

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Despite facing constant skepticism from mainstream media and government officials, whistleblower website WikiLeaks has managed to maintain a record of 100 percent accuracy over its 12-year history — and has never lost a lawsuit. With much of the media now focusing on trivialities, like whether its recently arrested founder Julian Assange spent enough time washing Read More

EU passes law on protecting whistleblowers (and facilitators) … days after Assange’s arrest

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Don’t say bureaucrats in Brussels don’t appreciate irony. Following the arrest in London of Julian Assange, the co-founder of whistleblowing site WikiLeaks, MEPs overwhelmingly voted for a law on protecting whistleblowers. Assange is facing extradition to the US, where he is wanted for allegedly facilitating the leak of confidential US documents by former US Army Read More