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Rupert Murdoch's News Corp has NEVER been about news. It's about hate, division, manipulation, & doing whatever it takes to protect Murdoch's interests from democracy & prevent the countries in which it operates from dragging themselves into the twenty-first century.
Just three companies—Harmsworth's DMG Media, Murdoch's News UK, & Reach—dominate 90% of the national newspaper market. And just 3 tax-avoiding billionaires own the Mail, Sun, Telegraph, Times, Metro, i, Spectator, Talk Radio, Talk TV, & Times Radio.

#divideandrule #dontbuythesun
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Toxic divisive ranting anti-@BBC culture war shithouse Paul Dacre has been appointed as the editor-in-chief of the Daily Mail’s parent company because good sense & public outcry prevented him from becoming the next chair of the media regulator, @Ofcom.…
A new guide from @StopFundingHate & Ethical Consumer @EC_magazine explains how you can help make Dacre's & Murdoch's divisive hate unprofitable.

The Mail under Dacre has been criticised for an alleged racist attitude towards the stories it covers. Nick Davies recounts an anecdote from a former Snr news reporter who, en route to a murder scene of a woman & her two children was told to return because the victims were black.
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#RashfordSanchoSaka #ENG
Fancy being so far right that you think GB "News" is too woke! 🤪

#RashfordSanchoSaka #ENG
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Graduates, take notes...

Do you know that your salary is an illusion?

Let me teach you some basic math: R350,000 a year. After taxes you only get about R287, 225. Minus 12% for pension, take home is R257 565. Image
If you are not staying at home, rent can be about R4500/month. #stayhome
If you don't have medical aid already, R1700 minimum less maybe for hospital cover only...

Your new cash flow is R257, 565−(R54, 000+R1, 700×12) = R183, 165. Image
Need a car? used car (preowned) with an average car payment of R3, 500 and your insurance about R1, 500 (if you have never been covered by car insurance this value can be quite high, first time driver. So many other reasons.).

Don't buy a car yet... Please... Image
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Lot of exhortations on here to "go and buy a newspaper". Which some of us think is a good idea, but one widely mocked by #dontbuythesun tweeters.
But suppose you did decide to venture to the newsagents, what could you buy today?
Well, obvs #covid19 is of abiding concern (1/?)
Some seem to believe that @DominicRaab has suddenly acquired a medical qualification to go with his elevation to caretaker PM. And that a "fighting spirit" is enough to cure the sick.
(It isn't. And as @paulconnew1 points out, it's insulting to those who die)
Others think the country is "behind" Boris Johnson, and that the fact that it is willing him to make a full and swift recovery is more important than anything else that happened yesterday - like more health workers dying.
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Priceless. Government suggests the problem is weak social media regulation, not non-existent press regulation. Wilful blindness not to acknowledge irresponsible reporting by their friends at the Sun, Mail etc drove social media pile-ons. 1/3…
The problem for the government is that the more they demand action on online harms from Facebook, Twitter etc, the more those companies will be forced to point out how much of the harm is caused by dishonest, unethical UK news outlets. 2/3
What do they expect the tech companies to do? Ban the Sun and the Mail from their platforms altogether? Now there's a thought. #dontbuythesun #dontbuythemail #DontClickOnTheSun #dontclickonthemail @stopfundinghate 3/3
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before I have that medical procedure to remove all traces of this general election from my brain there are a few moments worth reliving

1. Boris Johnson totally confused by a nursery class

2. Angela Rayner kills the nationalise sausage question

3. human centipede Michael Gove is taken apart

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After the #MetPolice tried & failed to frame me & after ex #MetPoliceUK turned private investigators @Surelock_ tried & failed to frame me & my mum, attempt number 3 was #EE & #UKMail. I had never used @EE but they made me their customer

#SwitchtoO2 #o2 #Vodafone #Three #LBC
#EE said I had ordered mobile phones & sim cards & #UKMail said they had delivered them to me (with me showing my passport) at home. I did neither. I didn't order any mobiles & I didn't receive any mobiles. It was a complete stitch up

#dontbuythesun #c4news #r4today #itvnews
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