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Facebook blocks accounts linked to Russian state-owned Sputnik

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(Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) said on Thursday it had removed hundreds of Russia-initiated accounts, which it judged to be involved in coordinated inauthentic behavior on its platforms, including some linked to state-owned news agency Sputnik. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Facebook is pictured during the Viva Tech start-up and technology summit in Paris, France, Read More

‘Someone will make money by stoking fears’ – Ron Paul on new US missile doctrine

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The new US missile defense strategy is a boondoggle for the military-industrial complex, which will drive the US into more debt and can bring misery upon multiple nations by fueling an arms race, ex-US Congressman Ron Paul said. Plans to weaponize space with a new layer of sensors unveiled by Trump as part of his Read More

'Someone got to make money by stoking fears' – Ron Paul on new US missile doctrine

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The new US missile defense strategy is a boondoggle for the military industrial complex, which will drive the US into more debt and can bring misery on multiple nations by fueling an arms race, former US congressman Ron Paul said. Plans to weaponize space with a new layer of sensors unveiled by Trump as part Read More

NATO, church & brotherhood of arms: Vladimir Putin visits Belgrade

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Russian President Vladimir Putin got a hero’s welcome in Belgrade. The one-day visit to the last holdout against NATO’s ambitions in the Balkans may have been somewhat short on substance, but was certainly loaded with symbolism. Even before he landed, the Russian leader was given an honor guard by Serbian air force MiGs, a 2017 Read More

100% Pure? New Zealand's deteriorating water raises a stink

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WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand’s clean, green image took a beating this summer as tourists traveling through the countryside posted pictures of lakes and rivers off limits due to contamination by farm effluent, garbage and human faeces. FILE PHOTO – A general view of Queenstown September 14, 2011. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth/File Photo A booming dairy farming Read More

Facebook removes pages linked to Russian news agency

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Facebook has removed 364 pages and accounts linked to employees of Russian news agency Sputnik from its platform. The social network’s head of cyber security policy, Nathaniel Gleicher, said in a blog post it had uncovered two separate operations which originated in Russia, with one active in multiple countries in eastern Europe and the other Read More

Exclusive: Facebook brings stricter ads rules to countries with big 2019 votes

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc told Reuters on Tuesday that it would extend some of its political advertising rules and tools for curbing election interference to India, Nigeria, Ukraine and the European Union before significant votes in the next few months. FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to a screen projection Read More

Integrity Initiative faces setback in Norway: Public ‘skepticism’ of US hinders anti-Russia infowar

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Integrity Initiative’s crusade to create a lockstep anti-Russia narrative in Europe and the US has hit a roadblock: According to the shadowy organization, Norwegians are too skeptical of US politics and not adequately anti-Russia. A series of leaks have revealed that Scotland-based Integrity Initiative, which bills itself as a non-partisan warrior against disinformation and propaganda, Read More

Trump: We'll devastate Turkey economically if they 'hit Kurds'

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US President Donald Trump has warned Turkey that it faces economic devastation if it attacks Kurds after US troops leave Syria. Mr Trump said on Twitter: “Starting the long overdue pullout from Syria while hitting the little remaining ISIS territorial caliphate hard, and from many directions. “Will attack again from existing nearby base Read More