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'How to spot a Jew': Front-page headline in Polish paper openly sold in parliament sparks fury

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Shocked Polish lawmaker discovered that the newsstand in the nation’s parliament offered a newspaper with instructions on how to spot Jews by name and face, and tackle their “disinformation activities.” Right-wing Polish-language weekly Tylko Polska (Only Poland) ran a story with the headline ‘How to spot a Jew’. The purpose of the jarring article was Read More

‘Influencing human behavior’: UK MoD-funded psychological research project leaked

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The UK Defense Ministry is actively looking for a contractor for its new psychological research, which is allegedly aimed at boosting troops’ performance and well-being. Some details of the project are quite unnerving, though. The ministry’s agency known as the Defense Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) has been seeking contributions from specialists in the fields Read More

‘Second strike’ option for Moscow: Criticism of Russian reporting goes nuclear in the WSJ

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When an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal conjures the language of nuclear war and calls for a “second strike” option against alleged Russian disinformation, at least you know where you stand. Analysis of Russia comes as standard with a sprinkle of Cold War vernacular and an aversion to seeing an issue from both Read More

Venezuela aid truck torched by protesters, MSM finally admit… but of course Maduro’s still to blame

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The outrage of burning a truck with ‘humanitarian aid’ for Venezuela galvanized western opposition to President Nicolas Maduro. However, now that mainstream media admit they were ‘misled’ on this, don’t expect any change of heart. For the Venezuelan opposition and its backers in Washington, the needless torching of an aid truck bound for crisis-stricken Venezuela Read More

Hunt: Cyber attacks could rob democratic governments of legitimacy

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By Deborah Haynes, foreign affairs editor Cyber attacks against democratic elections could rob governments of their legitimacy and more must be done to deter the threat, the foreign secretary is expected to say today. Jeremy Hunt will warn that hostile states view free elections as “key vulnerabilities” as he sets out a plan to raise Read More

'Highly likely' GRU hacked UK institute countering Russian fake news

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The National Crime Agency is leading an investigation into a suspected cyber attack on a British institute that seeks to counter Russian disinformation, Sky News can reveal. Whitehall sources said it is highly likely that Russia’s military intelligence service carried out the hack-and-leak of files from the little-known Institute for Statecraft. The move may have Read More

Doctors on Facebook face harassment from anti-vaxxers

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Facebook is coming under fire because doctors are facing harassment on the platform by anti-vaccination activists. The social network, which along with Google is being criticized for enabling anti-vaccination content to spread, was called out in The Guardian by a pro-vaccine naturopath named Elias Kass who was inundated with vitriol after he testified before a Washington state senate committee this Read More

Facebook execs planned to snoop on Android users to increase revenues, leaked emails show

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Facebook enabled its Android app to track and collect data from unwitting customers in order to increase advertising revenue, according to a cache of confidential internal emails that were leaked online. Some 60 pages of documents – including emails between Facebook executives – were posted anonymously on Github on Friday. The files were taken from Read More

Facebook needs independent ethical oversight: UK lawmakers

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LONDON (Reuters) – Facebook and other big tech companies should be subject to a compulsory code of ethics to tackle the spread of fake news, the abuse of users’ data and the bullying of smaller firms, British lawmakers said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: A woman looks at the Facebook logo on an iPad in this Read More

Facebook broke rules, should be regulated: UK lawmakers

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LONDON (Reuters) – Facebook intentionally breached data privacy and competition law and should, along with other big tech companies, be subject to a new regulator to protect democracy and citizens’ rights, British lawmakers said on Monday. In a damning report that singled out Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for what it said was a failure of Read More