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I've seen this picture+caption popping up for the past 3 days. It triggered my #PeterTingle.
Here's a #Factchecking mini-THREAD]
First, what's wrong with the donkey being carried to prevent him from wandering on a mine story?
1) If the donkey was able to walk, a short bridle or leash would prevent it from going astray.
2) Soldiers move in single file through a proven route in a minefield. Not fanned out as in this picture.
=> Minefield narrative = bullshit.
Let's examine the #WW2 alleged setting.
A close look at the civilian on the far left and the uniforms will debunk it.
1) The civilian is wearing typical Algerian garments consistant with the 'djebel' background
2) The uniforms, esp. the guy on the right in middle ground is late 50s French
3) This is a picture from...
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1. Ethical journalism lies at the core of good journalism. Particularly at a time of unprecedented crisis, it is the responsibility of all journalists to adhere to the core principles of truth and accuracy, fairness and impartiality, humanity, accountability and independence.
2. Here are some tips on combatting discriminatory rhetoric, misinformation and disinformation whilst covering the novel coronavirus pandemic.
#CoronaRacism
#StopRacism
#RacismIsStupid
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.@SenSanders' silence to Hinduphobic attacks against @TulsiGabbard👇no coincidence
@fshakir's wife Sarah Miller is part of Pierre Omidyar's network
How a Pakistani/Islamic Lobby took over @BernieSanders 2020 presidential campaign sabotaging his aspirations
karnasena.com/how-islamist-l…
#eBay's billionaire smear campaign against @TulsiGabbard through his personally funded media @theintercept & @CivilBeat
#FactChecking👇
The SMEAR ARTICLE by @shankarmya “TULSI GABBARD IS A RISING PROGRESSIVE STAR,DESPITE HER SUPPORT 4 HINDU NATIONALISTS”
medium.com/@ScottStandsWi…
Glenn is honest.
But read below 2 articles by @MaxBlumenthal,
who is #eBay's billionaire media monarch #PierreOmidyar, he's empire of influence and his dizzying national security state connections begins with a look at his support for neocon #BillKristol
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3 #fakenews sur #Linky relayées par les avocats de @MySMARTcab dans les médias. On vous démêle le vrai du faux dans ce thread.🤥 #FactChecking
@MySMARTcab ❌ Faux. @Enedis n'entre pas chez vous sans votre accord. Même si le client est tenu, de par la loi, de permettre l’accès du compteur au gestionnaire du réseau public d’électricité, @Enedis respecte en toute circonstance le droit à la propriété privée. ▶️ bit.ly/2TbJsa1
@MySMARTcab @enedis ❌ Faux. Le compteur #Linky ne change pas l’environnement électromagnétique de votre foyer. Différents organismes indépendants certifiés ont réalisé des mesures d’exposition et de compatibilité électromagnétiques : l’@anfr, le CSTB et l’@Anses_fr.
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We did the first 'live fact check' of a flagship 'presidential debate' in Nigeria’s 58-year history at the British Council, Ikoyi during the pre-screening of Up North, the movie. The challenges, the adrenaline & the lessons. The THREAD. #ShowYourWorkings #Factchecking #FactCheck
@ngBritish @ngBritishArts @UKinNigeria @SussexUni @thecableng @MansurIB007 @mz_Awojulugbe @BudgITng While studying for my masters at @SussexUni, I had a google doc for my plans with @thecableng upon return to Nigeria. Whenever I had a new idea or anything close, I'd write it there & devise a plan to get it done, including things I needed to learn to get it done #FactChecking
@ngBritish @ngBritishArts @UKinNigeria @SussexUni @thecableng @MansurIB007 @mz_Awojulugbe @BudgITng @simonkolawole @D_Encourager @lotufodunrin @SussexNigSoc One of the ideas I had written was to have a live fact check of all the flagship presidential and guber debates in the country in 2018. This was why I returned to Nigeria in Sept as opposed to January 2019 (when my graduation was slated for). On my way to Heathrow. Ah, I suffered on this day, but that's story for another day.
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#Factchecking @yjadot a-t-il demandé une minute de silence au Parlement européen (en hommage aux soldats français morts au Mali) alors qu’elle avait déjà été effectuée la veille ? Le Président du Parlement européen a sous-entendu que ça avait été déjà fait mais c’est FAUX #thread
@yjadot Mercredi, alors que le Parlement est réuni au complet dans l’hémicycle avant les votes, @yjadot a pris la parole pour interpeller le Président du Parlement européen M. Sassoli et demander une minute de silence en hommage aux soldats français morts au Mali.
@yjadot La réponse de M. Sassoli laisse à penser que cette minute de silence a déjà été effectuée la veille, et que @yjadot aurait été distrait au point de ne pas s’en rendre compte, il en est tout autre chose, et @yjadot était bien présent dans l'hémicycle à ce moment mardi.
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Bonjour @SudRadio,
Je me demande si vous avez vérifié le parcours pro de Véronique Prudhomme qui dit avoir passé 11 ans à la facturation d'un hôpital publique?

Moi oui.

Voici son profil LinkedIn.
#FactChecking @andrebercoff
fr.linkedin.com/in/v%C3%A9roni…
Du coup je suis aussi voir ce livre (ahem, ebook) de Véronique Prudhomme sur l'#AME @SudRadio @andrebercoff

Faut dire que l'éditeur semble sur une niche très ... particulière.
"Le chef d'entreprise et l'Etat providence" 😆
Mais M. Michel Muller, l'éditeur de Véronique Prudhomme que vous avez interviewé re: son ebook sur l'#AME, @andrebercoff @SudRadio a une autre société d'éditions "Audicrim" spécialisé dans les "manipulations de la Justice"🤡
Viasocial-audicrim enregistré au RCS Toulon 316 449 990
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"Somos una ONG liderada por mujeres que lucha contra el militarismo y por los #DerechosHumanos", dice la web de @codepink, colectivo que ha defendido al gobierno de facto en Washington

¿Amiga, de qué hablas? 🚺 #Hilo en comunidad 👉🏼 situación de las mujeres en Venezuela #29May
Escasez de Anticonceptivos (IEMA) 🇻🇪: entre 83% y 92% (dato de diciembre)

¿Este es un régimen que hace algo por las mujeres? ¿O los #DerechosHumanos?

Gráfico de #MujeresAlLimite2019, el informe de @EnEquivalencia @_CEPAZ @AVESA_ONG_VZLA @FreyaCH aquí 👉🏼bit.ly/2Qr1D9G
Marolin Blanco (19 años) es la chica con chaleco salvavidas. Está embarazada de 7 meses. Quería practicarse la cesárea en Trinidad 🇹🇹, porque no lo consideraba seguro en Venezuela. Es una de 60 balseros desaparecidos en Paria, reporta @qtalyesi bit.ly/2K8LhS2 #Hilo ♀️
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#FactChecking 18 premières min de #Cashinvestigation : présentation d'un essai à l'Université de Maastricht où 4 volontaires ont ingéré pendant 2 semaines 300g/j de charcuterie (soit 2kg de charcuterie/semaine ‼️) 🥩🥓

Exposition peu réaliste et méthodologie faible ?
▪️Doses dans le reportage : 300g/j
▪️Consommation de charcuteries dans l'enquête nationale INCA3 :
0-10 ans : 17,6g/j
Ados : 20,4g/j
Adultes : 25-30g/j
▪️Recommandations PNNS4 : 150g/semaine = 21g/j
➡️ Des doses à peu près 10 fois plus importantes ‼️
Utilisation d'un test des comètes avec l'eau fécale pour évaluer les cassures induites directement par un agent génotoxique : test +
Critiques :
❌doses peu réalistes
❌ 4 volontaires
❌Méthode inadaptée pour caractériser une relation apports en charcuterie/génotoxicité fécale
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THREAD - so here is a list of the 5 or so most common myths and misconceptions by the general public and fellow non-specialist scientists alike that I encounter in my field of research.
#mythbusting #Factchecking
*MYTH No. 1*: the time, location and size of impending earthquakes can be predicted accurately on many occasions.
No. Anyone who says they can is a total charlatan. Forecasting (years->decades) is getting better, but still not successful on short timescales (i.e. days to months)
*MYTH No. 2*: Seismic monitoring networks and government agencies hide seismic data & earthquake parameters from the public.
No. Anyone who says so is a paranoid conspiracy theorist. It is in no one's interest to hide this data and scientists aren't the best at keeping secrets.
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Racist bigot👇😡is talking about people WHO DIED in a horrible massacre, to spread hatred of another group‼️
NEW ZEALAND SHOOTING
#Christchurch shootings: why would some right-wing Indian Hindus celebrate the death of Muslims? By @shankarmya
#Tulsi2020
scmp.com/week-asia/poli…
#eBay's billionaire smear campaign against @TulsiGabbard through his personally funded media @theintercept & @CivilBeat
#FactChecking👇
Latest smear article by @shankarmya“TULSI GABBARD IS A RISING PROGRESSIVE STAR,DESPITE HER SUPPORT 4 HINDU NATIONALISTS”
medium.com/@ScottStandsWi…
Read👇2 articles by @MaxBlumenthal,
Who is #eBay's billionaire media monarch #PierreOmidyar, empire of influence & his dizzying Natl Security State connections begins w/ a look at his support 4 neocon #BillKristol.
Omidyar funded #RegimeChange in #Ukraine
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Ceux qui me lisent ici ont l'habitude de me voir écrire que les centrales à charbon allemandes tuent, chaque année, plus que l'accident de Tchernobyl. Voici donc comment j'arrive à cette donnée. #Thread #FactChecking
Pour cela il faut plusieurs ingrédients : la quantité d'électricité produite par les centrales allemandes, la mortalité du charbon/lignite, et le nombre de morts de Tchernobyl.
Pour les premières données, je suis allé les chercher chez @EU_Eurostat, ici pour être plus précis :
ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/p…
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Rep. @TulsiGabbard on Hindu Nationalism (Short)
Tulsi Gabbard on #HinduNationalism (Long):
👈VIDEO
Clip from Micheal Tracy's (@mtracey) Interview:
👈VIDEO
In New Hampshire on March 23 and 24, 2019
#Bigotry #Hinduism #Hindutva #Smears
#BarackObama on his relationship w/ #Modi👇
"I like him, & I think that he is has a vision for the country,.. strong #India #US relations is very important"
SO WHY THE BIGOTED DOUBLE STANDARDS?
@TulsiGabbard is a member of House Foreign Affairs Com. & #HouseArmedServicesCommittee
Rep. @TulsiGabbard Publicly Condemned And Withdrew From the 2018 World Hindu Congress, "as soon as it became clear that the event was going to be a “partisan political event.”
Even the #DalaiLama at first was supposed to attend this event.
medium.com/@stophindutva/…
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Vicious smears against Tulsi Gabbard👇😡
"Some of the headlines covering my announcement (the first Hindu American to run for president).... have instead fomented suspicion, fear, and religious bigotry about not only me, but my supporters."~@TulsiGabbard
medium.com/@TulsiGabbard/…
An earlier version of The Intercept's article by Soumya Shankar searched #TulsiGabbard's donor list for "names ... of AMERICANS of Hindu origin to show Gabbard’s broad base of support in the Hindu-American community, and question the motives of those individual political donors😡
#PierreOmidyar's smear campaign against @TulsiGabbard through his personally funded media @theintercept & @CivilBeat
#FactChecking👇😡
Latest smear article by @shankarmya“TULSI GABBARD IS A RISING PROGRESSIVE STAR, DESPITE HER SUPPORT 4 HINDU NATIONALISTS”
medium.com/@ScottStandsWi…
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#FakeNewsAlert: #INECIbeanuMustGo

THREAD:

Is Professor Okechukwu Ibeanu the National Electoral Commissioner in-charge of Logistics?

The @inecnigeria on Thursday, January 3, 2019 inaugurated two ad-hoc committees as part of its preparations for the #NIgeriaDecides2019.
The two committees, Electoral Logistics and Collation Centre, were inaugurated by the @inecnigeria chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, at the Commission’s headquarters in Abuja.

#INECIbeanuMustGo
#NigeriaDecides2019
#NigeriaDecides
#2019electionsecurity
#electionpostponed
@inecnigeria Electoral Logistics Committee is chaired by its National Commissioner, Retired AVM Ahmed Mu’azu; with its Director of Stores as Secretary.

#INECIbeanuMustGo
#NigeriaDecides2019
#NigeriaDecides
#2019electionsecurity
#electionpostponed
#2019Elections
#Feb23
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So I've been following this #WilkinsTheCon story unfold, and It's gotten me thinking quite a bit about the role of media in validating "questionable entrepreneurs".

NB: This thread is based on verified reporting of #WilkinsFadhili's activities; not online bashment.
I followed @RuthAmbogo's thread, noting that she used @StandardKenya's article to convince a friend that #WilkinsFadhili was legit...much like the multiple media reports were used to validate #HeshanDeSilva's fictitious claims.

#WilkinsTheCon
@BD_Africa, a publication I deeply respect, also featured him in the #Top40Under40 list...even @SafaricomPLC had him as a @BLAZEKenya mentor.

All these, especially the media coverage, aided #WilkinsFadhili drive his agenda...

#WilkinsTheCon
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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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Le dernier livre d'Eric #Zemmour (Un destin français, @AlbinMichel) consacre un chapitre aux #croisades. Aujourd'hui on va essayer de montrer (calmement...) que ce chapitre repose sur des contre-vérités. A dérouler ⬇️ ! #histoire #factchecking #medievaltwitter
Deux remarques avant de commencer. D'abord, on a choisi de ne pas parler de la vision politique qui sous-tend ce livre. On voulait uniquement parler des faits, càd faire notre travail d'historien.ne.s ! Hommage à @MathildeLarrere @laurencedecock1 @NaudinChristoph
Ensuite, Twitter impose de faire court : pour les références précises, les pages des citations de Zemmour, les sources que l'on cite, etc... on vous renvoie à l'article (cf en bas de ce thread). Vos questions et remarques (bienveillantes) sont comme tjrs les bienvenues 🙂
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#piazzapulita
@pbecchi afferma che l’Italia ha accumulato negli anni un altissimo avanzo primario
@CottarelliCPI contesta questa affermazione (segue)
#piazzapulita i dati del FMI ci dicono che dal 2001 al 2016 l’Italia ha registrato un avanzo primario medio dell’1,25% del PIL. Il più alto di tutta l’eurozona ed inferiore solo a quello del Belgio (1,59%) @pbecchi @CottarelliCPI (segue)
#piazzapulita ma è l’osservazione del valore assoluto dell’avanzo primario che più sgomenta. Sempre nello stesso periodo l’Italia ha accumulato un avanzo primario totale di oltre 300 miliardi il più alto di tutta l’eurozona @pbecchi @CottarelliCPI (segue)
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