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@real_defender @realDonaldTrump #FactCheck #TrumpsTerrorists

Donald Trump is a ”champion” at two things: kakistocracy and inciting violence. Let’s look at a few cases, shall we?

First, the violence:

36 cases invoking 'Trump' in connection with violence, threats, alleged assaults

abcnews.go.com/Politics/blame…
@real_defender @realDonaldTrump Aug. 19, 2015: In Boston, after he and his brother beat a sleeping homeless man of Mexican descent with a metal pole, Steven Leader, 30, told police "Donald Trump was right, all these illegals need to be deported."

#TrumpsTerrorists #WhiteSupremacistInChief
@real_defender @realDonaldTrump Dec. 5, 2015: Penn State University student Nicholas Tavella, 19, was charged with "ethnic intimidation" and other crimes for threatening to "put a bullet" in a young Indian man on campus. “What are you, from the Middle East?” Tavella asked the student.
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Fin mai, une 40aine d'employés de @Qwant_FR ont lancé un "immense signal d'alerte", au motif qu'elle aurait "besoin d‘envoyer des signes forts et positifs à ses employés". Mon #factcheck, pour @nextinpact /1
nextinpact.com/news/108123-le…
Où l'on découvre que les pbs de com' internes étaient tels que 14 salariés déploraient... "l‘absence d'index" du moteur de recherche, et que "le manque d'effort mis sur Qwant.com est simplement inacceptable" /2
Que d'autres déploraient également une « mauvaise gestion du budget interne (pas de livraison d'eau, café, papier toilettes pour non paiement) », ainsi que des « licences (logicielles) non payées, du matériel insuffisant et obsolète ». /3
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Because of Trump's Social Media Summit, @washingtonpost @PostOpinions gave @charliekirk11 of Turning Point USA space to argue why Twitter, etc., should be regulated because they are publishers not platforms. I'll #FactCheck his oped and analyze 1/ washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/…
First, Kirk is not for free speech, online or otherwise. I lay out his hypocrisy in this thread 2/
The oped: Kirk first opines "most" conservatives think they are censored online. Despite links to other claims, here Kirk has none. But Pew found in 2018 64% of GOP-ers (+ leaners) say tech companies support liberal views over conservatives. 3/ pewinternet.org/2018/06/28/pub…
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#NEW on @OANN: Former Pres. Bill Clinton has issued a statement responding to the recent indictment against Jeffrey Epstein.
#FactCheck: Flight logs show former Pres. Clinton taking at least 26 trips aboard Jeffrey Epstein's “Lolita Express”--even apparently ditching his Secret Service detail for at least five of the flights.
#Update: The statement specifically says Pres. Clinton accompanied Epstein on “trips” and not “flights,” suggesting there could have been 4 occasions made up of multiple stops.
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#TruthSeekers
#FACTCHECK
No, this is not a genuine photo of #Pakistani cricket players being frisked ahead of a match against #India
#CWC19 #worldcup2019
via ~ @AFPFactCheck factcheck.afp.com/no-not-genuine…
2)
An image purporting to show Pakistani cricket players undergoing airport security-like checks has been shared in multiple Facebook posts that claim the Pakistani players are being "frisked" ahead of a match against India. The claim is false; the image originated as satire;
3) part of it has been doctored from a 2018 AFP photograph.
Fake pic 1)
Real pic 2)
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Décryptage de #CashInvestigtion "hold-up sur nos fruits et légumes"
Est-ce qu'ils ont perdu en qualité nutritionnelle ? les lobbys de l'agriculture et des semenciers ?

france.tv/france-2/direc…

#FactCheck #France2
"Les légumes c'était mieux avant"...
"La teneur en vitamines et minéraux de l'époque" que l'on compare avec ceux d'aujourd'hui (CIQUAL gérée par l'ANSES), pourquoi cette comparaison est compliquée ?
-16% de calcium
-27% de vitamine C
-48% Fer pour les fruits et légumes
En France, les premières tables de composition des aliments ont été publiées en France en 1937 par Lucie Randoin et une deuxième édition complétée est parue en 1947 (L. Randoin, P. Le Gallic et J. Causeret, ed. Lanore)
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Trump sees everything as a zero-sum gain.

Just like he conducted his businesses, in his mind, a "good deal" is one where he wins by any means necessary...and the other party loses.

Trump thinks a "win-win" means he's losing something.

That's NOT how diplomacy and trade work...
#FACTCHECK: Now onto the substance of his claim...

Trump fails to grasp the idea that the U.S. benefits greatly from the success of our European partners...especially Germany, which produces an large proportion of its cars HERE in the U.S....

#FACTCHECK: Furthermore, following the "stimulus remarks" by Mario Draghi Trump claims "unfairly" benefited Germany...U.S. stocks are up.

Moreover, Trump has called for the U.S. Fed to cut rates, but is angry when the European Central Bank does just that.
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#FACTCHECK: The Disaster Relief bill was held up for months because Trump REFUSED to sign it if it included aid for PUERTO RICO.

It finally passed both houses, despite several attempts by loyal Republicans in Congress to block it.

Now Trump is trying to take credit for it...
#PREVIOUSLY: On June 3rd, the House passed the disaster relief bill.

58 loyal House Republicans voted against it.

#PREVIOUSLY: There were THREE other attempts to pass the Disaster Relief Bill in the House prior to the Memorial Day recess.

Each time, ONE HOUSE REPUBLICAN blocked the $19.1B package, out of loyalty for Trump.

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#FACTCHECK: I love @Lawrence, and I watch @TheLastWord nearly every weeknight each week...

But I find myself having to factcheck him, b/c of the way he highlights information that, whether wittingly or unwittingly, is MISLEADING...even if he's simply quoting someone else. [1/2]
#FACTCHECK: The poll highlighted in GQ that @Lawrence CHOSE to lead w/ AREN'T tied to the start of the "Impeachment Process."

The 65% approve vs 19% impeach/remove poll was taken at the start of the SENATE WATERGATE HEARINGS...NOT the HJC Impeachment Inquiry (in Feb 1974). [2/2]
@Lawrence #PS: Even the figures that the GQ article claims represents public opinion "when [Nixon's] impeachment process began" isn't accurate. He did NOT have a 65% approval rating in May 1973.

So these figures are ENTIRELY misleading. And @Lawrence knows better. It's disappointing, TBH.
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domani i nostri questuanti vanno a chiedere l'elemosina a bruxelles
in genere bruxelles è prodiga di brioches fresche, ma sono rimaste quelle secche e scadute
e non è detto che siano commestibili così oltre scadenza
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THREAD: The mediatic normalization of „Wacko Jacko”

A thread dedicated to how the medias - especially the tabloid press but not only - have contributed to bestialise @MichaelJackson in the public eyes over the decades #MichaelJackson #MJfam #Whoswacko
I dedicate this #Shameonyou thread to @TheSun and all tabloids that have actively contributed to spread the nickname #WackoJacko, among them the @TheNationalEnquirer, @theNewyorkpost @theDailymirror.
1) The roots of #WackoJacko : Jacko = M.O.N.K.E.Y

Let’s begin with the roots of the Jacko name with the story of Jacco Maccacco, the "accrobatic monkey" exhibited during animal fights in the early 19th century ⤵️⤵️⤵️

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WATCH: For 2-years the Democrats & Media have been lying to Americans about President @realDonaldTrump’s “Fine People” comments about #Charlottesville.

VIDEO: Sorry liberals, here’s the Charlottesville Hoax: DEBUNKED

#FACTCHECK: FALSE
via @YouTube
Video Credit: @rmead777 For more great videos and content follow this Patriot.
President Trump’s real comments from #Charlottesville prove the democrats and media have lied to you America.
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The Senate Appropriations committee is now discussion Senate Bill 7030 which would permit the arming of teachers. We'll keep you informed on this thread. You can also watch live here: thefloridachannel.org
Sen. @SenMannyDiazJr is now introducing his strike-all amendment to the bill.
Diaz is still introducing the bill.

You can see his strike-all amendment here: flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2…
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Gotta call this out.

The media is SO DAMN IRRESPONSIBLE.

The NYT tweeted that Barr said spying occurred on the Trump campaign...without any qualification, context, using "claimed' instead of said, nor a follow up correction.

And so this tweet lives on, misinforming the public.
The Washington Post did a better job...they provided context, conveyed the gravity of such an assertion, and used "thinks" instead of presenting the claim as a fact.

However, no follow up was issued when Barr clarified his claim.

And this tweet lives on.
#WATCH: Barr was ultimately forced to clarify.

First, he said that he meant "unauthorized surveillance" not "spying."

...AND...

"I AM NOT SAYING IMPROPER SURVEILLANCE OCCURED. I am saying that I am concerned about it and am looking into it. That's all."
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1) Il ne faut pas commenter tous les tweets de #Trump mais celui-ci vaut son pesant de cacahuètes (de la ferme Jimmy Carter, bien sûr) Le président US s'y vante de discuter avec les chefs communistes du #Vietnam du passé militaire bidon de R. #Blumenthal, sénateur démocrate...RT
2)... tout d'abord, ce tweet apparaît surréaliste. #Trump est au Vietnam pour négocier un accord majeur avec la #CoréeduNord et en pleine journée, il n'a rien d'autre à faire que ressasser, en terre étrangère, 1 polémique avec 1 sénateur démocrate US sur 1 guerre il y a 50 ans...
3)... ensuite, alors que cette guerre du #Vietnam peut être encore 1 mémoire "vive" aux #EtatsUnis et que #Trump s'en est fait exempter pour 1 motif bidon, il ose jouer les patriotes de la 25e heure aux dépens d'un opposant politique qui, certes, s'est lui aussi peu illustré...
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🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂
BOSS.
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Allez ça commence, on va tenter un live tweet / debunk en direct

#EnvoyéSpécial #FactCheck #glyphosate
Bon pour l'instant je suis pas très réactif, pas de grosse conneries à part l'habituelle opposition entre le bio naturel et le conventionnel et ses pesticides "chimiques".
"Dans un système bio ya pas de pesticides"
Bon là on est dans une fausse information.
agriculture.gouv.fr/sites/minagri/…
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Bonsoir à toutes et à tous, Bienvenue dans ce #LT de l'émission @EnvoyeSpecial sur le #glyphosate !
On va suivre le naufrage journalistique en direct...
#FactCheck
C'est parti !
@EnvoyeSpecial Inutile de préciser, mais quand même : je n'ai aucun conflit d'intérêt avec aucune industrie que ce soit, bio ou #Monsanto and co. Je n'ai même aucune sympathie pour eux. Je n'utilise pas le glyphosate moi-même.
@EnvoyeSpecial On commence direct avec la dichotomie entre défense du glyphosate et autre agriculture : "les deux agriculteurs n'auraient jamais dû se croiser".
Spoiler : il n'y a pas une seule agriculture possible, vouée à ne jamais emprunter d'autres méthodes.
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So yesterday, I read this article shared by our egbon @Olusegunverdict and I registered my personal opinion as a Nigerian.
Today, I hope to compile everything I said in a thread for easy accessibility.
#MyRebuttalToHisVerdict issa thread👇👇leggooo🕺🕺🕺
This may take a little time, the reason is simply because I might have to be away from my PC once in a while to attend to some network issues (Na that one dey feed my family for now😜😜😜).
But as much as I can update this thread, I will be quick to do so #MyRebuttalToHisVerdict
No, any view to any article or thread by anybody is not personal & that does not reduce the regards we have for those we look up to.
Just that during election season like this, we must all come to a conclusion that the best of men, are still men at their best. We can disagree!
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Sometimes some private conversations need to go public before speculation becomes the order of the day. We have seen where a Prof/Vicar transmogrified into a liar & vote buyer in the most primitive of markets just to maintain insecurity, bad policies & incompetency.
Suffice to say that the true integrity of incoming cum potential VPs MUST be scrutinized. They MUST answer burning questions just in case they emerge. We are tired of propaganda. For the records there are 8 things alluded about @PeterObi just to impugn his credibility. #FactCheck
People who take responsibility even when no one see,s to be looking prepare themselves for greater responsibility. Use the same yardstick for other candidates and you will be amazed by what you find.
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Just finished reading @DerSPIEGEL's report on how Claas #Relotius duped them, and all I can say is #factchecking clearly means something different in Germany, because most of what he got away with never would have flown at a US magazine with fact-checkers. spiegel.de/international/…
"Every text printed in DER SPIEGEL," they say, "goes through a thorough fact-checking and vetting process to review the accuracy of every fact stated in an article." As far as I can tell from their mea culpa, this vetting process is limited to what can be Googled from Hamburg.
I've been preparing fact files for 19 years, and they always include phone numbers and e-mail addresses for all my sources, copies of any documents I cite or relied on, and often photos of signs I describe. Translators and fixers? They get called too.
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.@MatthewTPage can't take what he gave. U made a mistake and they called you out. Should we also assume you are also PAID to dish out false information? Are you part of the cambridge analytical modeled analyst? again you accuse those who call you out as PAID. Who is PAYING YOU?
On one hand you tag those who called your Fake info out as "paid" and then you use the other hand to advise against "personal attacks"

@Google now makes it easy for Nigerians to #FactCheck those we have always assumed have superior information even on matters relating to us.
Folks don't have any problem calling out the Nigerian government, particularly the @MBuhari government and thier are many areas you can hold this government to account, broadcasting gossips and assumptions as facts does not do your credibility any good. Back $600M waka with facts
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I will start this thread called #LieObiLity
I hope to update it till Feb 2019.
Lie+Obi+Ability= #LieObiLity🤣🤣🤣
It's a mental illness that's peculiar to COMPULSIVE LIARS.
Example of a compulsive liar in Nigeria is Saint Peter Obi when he said "I have only one wrist watch"😂😂
Peter Obi while displaying his #LieObiLity 2 years ago at the Platform event said he has only one wrist watch.....A compulsive liar deputising a crook is dangerous to planetary body🤣🤣🤣🤣
Saint Peter Obi in stage in 2018 while displaying his #LieObiLity on FDI🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
A compulsive bold liar with figures😂😂😂😂

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So before we move on let us clear the air of some of the misinformation or slips at the #BON #NEDG #VPDebate before untruths become a reference point. The debate was alluded to have been won by the PDP candidate @PeterObi but here are some clarifications:
The VP @ProfOsinbajo claimed that Nigeria is producing 7000 Megawatts of Electricity but this is NOT True. According to the umbrella body of the electricity distribution company in Nigeria Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED)...
...While there is an available capacity of 7,000MW, what Nigeria presently generates is no more that 5,000MW. This is because there is insufficient gas to power the thermal plants due to gas line limitations.
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