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Unredacted 'Fauci emails' proving no scientists had any idea about the virus and no inclination of any cover-up, quite the opposite actually, they investigated thoroughly the idea of a #lableak.

I hope this will be a lesson to many in the media who extended a lot of false goodwill to the fantasies of rank #conspiracists over the statements of professional virologists just doing their work.

The fact that they double down after being proven wrong is just 🚩🚩🚩
As I said previously, and repeatedly, there is no place in polite society for people who profit from #lies, who push harmful conspiracy myths that expose scientists to harassment, threats, and #stochastic terrorism

Any journalist who still decides to #amplify them is accountable
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Why the FTX drama is not the end of crypto, but rather a beginning. 🧵

(1/21) For those who don't know me, I guess I should start by just saying I've been in this space for a while. I was here before #MtGox imploded. I met Vitalik before #Eth was a thing. I remember exactly..
(2/21) exactly where I was when #Bitcoin hit $100 & $1000. I remember when the engine driving Bitcoin was a philosophical and ideological one, when the space was a bizarre hybrid of gold bugs, libertarians, anarchists, hackers & OG #cryptography evangelists.
(3/21) I've been here for a while & the recent/ongoing drama involving FTX & #SBF is probably the worst I've seen to date.

Lately we've all heard the same question. "Do you think the FTX debacle is the end of #crypto?". I understand the question, but as somebody who knows...
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there's a widespread issue—we suspect—in the @Twitter community of online #journalists. we suspect that this is, in fact, common practice among celebrity accounts (blue-checked or not):

professional @Twitter users, we suspect, routinely use deceitful burner accounts.

fake @Twitter accounts swirl about celebrities in great numbers; a substantial fraction of @elonmusk's @Twitter fandom consists of false accounts—doubles, throwaway accounts, "sock puppets", #cryptocurrency bots, and so forth.

hence it's sensible to guess that at least *some* of this @Twitter noise coming from obvious "burner" accounts, i.e. Twitter accounts set up to be thrown away after a bit of use, must be coming from the celebrities themselves. @elonmusk, @mattyglesias, etc. are egotists.

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The United Nations condemns 42 countries, including India, for retaliating against human rights activists & journalists.
#HumanRights #UnitedNations #India #Journalists #Media #CivilRights…
In his annual report, Secretary General Antonio Guterres highlights the disturbing trend of human rights violations against journalists and human rights defenders at the hands of States and non-State actors over the past year.

#HumanRights #India #UnitedNations #Journalists
The UN report said that the surveillance of individuals and groups who cooperate with the UN continued to be reported in all regions with growing evidence of online surveillance and cyberattacks.

#Surveillance #CyberSecurity #Pegasus
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A short thread on #ClickBait

There is considerable controversy surrounding things #journalists print today. Yes, journalism has always attracted controversy. It should. There is no way around it. This is most true with stories on sensitive subjects.
Think about it. We outrage when such stories are true, and we outrage when such stories are false. We should. We outrage more when misled--even more if baited. Clickbait and misleading titles are the bane of good journalism. I want to focus on this point.
We all know this but it bears repeating. Most journalists don't write titles for their articles. Editors do. Many an article I wrote has a title I would never write. But, I sympathize with editors. They have an impossible job.
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In case you don't know my story, I developed #MECFS #POTS etc. from a virus 8 years ago.

When the pandemic started, I reached out to @itsbodypolitic in May 2020 at the first indication of #LongCovid to help. I would never imagine the sheer number of people it would affect.
Now today, I have close friends from @itsbodypolitic at the #MillionsMissing protest in Washington DC who developed #MECFS from Long COVID. I am devastated that millions more people now suffer from this terrible disease which we have no treatment for.

I am angry because this suffering need to be addressed appropriately. The government failed to act before the pandemic, for the 2.5 million of us with #MECFS and now they have failed to act for the many, many more with #LongCovid who have joined us.

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In the last week, not only 27 Opposition MPs have been suspended (4 in #LokSabha, 23 in #RajyaSabha), but as many as 97 Questions asked by these MPs have been DELETED & Govt has avoided answering these Qs!
There is NO provision in RULES to permit such deletion of Qs!
This dubious practice, which isn't permitted by Rules & has no logic, was first noticed in #MonsoonSession 2020, repeated in Monsoon Session 2021, Winter Session 2021 and now happening again in current #MonsoonSession2022.
See our earlier #Thread-
In the current #MonsoonSession, following is the tally of Qs 'DELETED'. Also, see pics of some Deleted Qs.
- 11 Qs asked by 4 suspended Opposition MPs in #LokSabha
- 86 Qs asked by 23 suspended Opposition MPs in #RajyaSabha

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For every #SriLankan who saw protestors at #GGG being assaulted by the #military & said "if they are doing this in #Colombo, can you imagine what happened to #Tamils in the #North & #East?" ENOUGH! There is no need to imagine, we know! 1/8
There are enough videos, films, still photographs, eye witness testimony, survivor testimony #UN reports, & other expert reports to clearly lay out what happened in #Mullivaikkal & before, was #CrimesAgainstHumanity, #WarCrimes & #Genocide. You chose not to believe! 2/8
There are 100's of people who died getting that information of #WarCrimes out of the #WarZone. Too many #journalists & #activists were killed, attacked, jailed, #tortured & exiled trying to disseminate that information, because you chose not to believe. 3/8
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Democracy is at stake in the midterms. The media must convey that.

We journalists have to try harder and find new ways to convey to voters how badly things could turn out

Good article about journalistic responsibility by @Sulliview…
"thanks to a paranoid, delusional and potentially violent new strain in our nation’s politics, Americans may not be able to count on future elections being conducted fairly — or the results of fair elections being accepted."

#DemocracyInDanger… Image
"most of the Republican Party publicly touts the LIE that Donald Trump won the 2020 election but that the vote was rigged and victory stolen from him.

The Republican elected officials who won’t back Trump are being driven out of office by his faithful."… Image
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🧵(1/10) Today is #WorldPressFreedomDay and we are joining the celebration by showing you some of our analysis in the last years. Interested? Take a look at our new thread and RT 🙌
(2/10) 🔴Media freedom remains a problem in many Balkan states, with journalists working in highly polarised political environments and encountering threats from criminal groups, says @RSF_inter ' 2022 World Press Freedom Index…
(3/10)🗨️From physical attacks to death threats and home break-ins, journalists from around the Balkans shared their personal stories of the threats that have stayed with them, sometimes years afterward. The video is originally published on this day, 2018.

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Since we’re all aghast!!! at the role of propaganda, it’s critical that American #journalists realize & publicly acknowledge that they are frequently repeating Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) propaganda in their coverage of this longest military occupation of #Palestine
When your frame of reference for right & wrong is what your apartheid bestie Israel tells you, and not International Law, not what DECADES OF HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS HAVE UNEQUIVOCALLY SHOWN, you’re going to fall into the propaganda trap. Israel uses the word “civilians”…
For Jewish Israelis, rarely if ever for Palestinians. Palestinians living in Jenin Camp are refugees. They are civilians who were violently removed from their homes by Israel because they are Palestinians. 20 years ago, Israel raided the camp and decimated it. Just as Ukrainians
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US billionaire John Malone has more money invested in British media assets (inc GB News) than Rupert Murdoch. His company Discovery is likely to buy @Channel4 & he's former Chair of the dangerous & influential Libertarian (Koch-funded) think tank, Cato Institute.
Discovery, AT&T & Warner Bros will create Warner Bros Discovery, pending a $43 BILLION merger. Discovery CEO David Zaslav will lead the new company, & John Malone will be on the Board.

"Take back control" - & hand it to foreign libertarian billionaires.

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#NZ This is a long thread on the issue of harassment & threats made against #WomenInLeadership, primarily #WomenInPolitics.

⬇️ Reviews incidents over time, highlights the danger & escalation of #misogyny & the real life consequences on the personal & our democratic institutions.
This thread is being woven, the week Michael Cruickshank was sentenced to jail in #NZ for threatening to blow our #WomanPrimeMinister’s head off & to “..wipe you off this f---planet”- Also arrested this week Richard Sivell who has allegedly been posting threatening messages.
Here you can take a look at #OnlineAbuse ~ ⬇️ is a really useful article by @shesource & @WMCLive that names online hostile behaviour, how it is that #Women are targeted, & explains why “online harassment exists on a continuum with offline violence”…
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Worldwide, journalists are being killed, harassed, and imprisoned, as public opinion about #journalism globally is at an all-time low. At 11 am PST we'll discuss this with @pressfreedom, @RicardoTrotti, Slavic Sacramento and @goldkorn. Join via FB:
Welcome to today's briefing, "#Journalists in the Crosshairs: The War on Information." You can follow the conversation here @EthnicMediaSvc and via FB Live:
"In the 50 years I have been working in this field, it feels like a very dangerous time to be a #journalist," says EMS Director Sandy Close. #PressFreedom
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#Zelenski, a medios rusos: "Ucrania se abre a negociar el estatus de #neutralidad" | Mar 27
- “Garantías de seguridad y neutralidad, estatus no nuclear de nuestro estado. Estamos listos para hacerlo. Este es el punto más importante”, ha declarado Zelenski,…
#Ukraine ready to discuss adopting #neutral status in Russia peace deal - #Zelenskiy | Mar 28
- #Security guarantees and neutrality, non-nuclear status of our state. We are ready to go for it. This is the most important point," Zelenskiy said.…
#Ukraine prepared to discuss neutrality status, Zelensky tells Russian #journalists | Mar 28
- Zelensky was speaking to Russian journalists in a #videocall, an interview Russian authorities had pre-emptively #warned Russian #media to refrain from reporting…
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Russians use abduction, hostage-taking to threaten Ukrainian journalists in occupied zones | RSF…
Putin Mafia State: Terrorize, occupy, replace free press w/ propaganda: Russians are threatening journalists & local media to prevent them reporting the facts & get them to collaborate, spread Kremlin propaganda. They took hostage the 75yo FATHER of Melitopol's local news editor.
Also #Berdyansk: Russian soldiers stormed bldg housing the radio, newspaper & local TV station. Also took over local Telegram channel & Instagram. Took hostage ~50 employees, beat a few. Now News Berdyansk broadcasts Kremlin propaganda calling on Ukrainians to lay down their arms
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Turkish oppositional journalist Sedef Kabaş: "Sedef Kabaş is now free 🙏".

Today, a #Turkish #court has ordered the release of #journalist @SedefKabas who was jailed on Jan 22, 2022 on charges of "Insulting" the #President #Erdogan. (1/5)
On the oppositional TV channel @Tele1 she first quoted and then tweeted this Circassian proverb:

"A bull does not become king just by entering the palace, but the palace becomes a barn." (2/5)

This was taken by #Erdogan's propaganda chief Fahrettin Altun and the #Erdogan-dependent #Turkish judicial system as an insult to #President #Erdogan, who's an #autocrat, whereupon she was arrested. (3/5)…
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#war #Kyiv #Ukraine #Russia Collecting all reports thread; Ukraine's operational command says "cruise and ballistic missile strikes are underway at the control centres in Kyiv" from @lukeharding1968 Friends report explosions in #Kyiv, #Odessa #Kharkiv #Mykolaev thread, add info
Targets include airfields and military headquarters, operational command says
"Distant crumps - soft explosions - reported from west Kyiv, towards the airport. Not Cruise missiles, i think, but sounds like an attack on the airport." @JohnSweeney
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🚨Don't miss this important part of the story: #Russia has drafted "kill lists" of exiled dissidents in #Ukraine, many in Kyiv. It's yet another indication Kremlin rhetoric about NATO is just that. So appeasing Putin regarding NATO won't even mollify him.…
#Russia Planning Post-Invasion Arrest & Assassination Campaign in #Ukraine - targeting prominent Ukrainian political opponents, anti-corruption activists, and Belarusian & Russian dissidents living in exile in Ukraine.…
Biden administration was "startled" by how formalized #Russia's kill lists are — targeting Russian & #Belarus #dissidents in exile in #Ukraine, #journalists and anti-#corruption activists, and vulnerable populations such as religious and ethnic #minorities and LGBTQI+ persons.
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Just a friendly reminder @moderna_tx told the @SECGov that the @US_FDA defines #mRNA as gene therapy. And called it an unprecedented new category of #medicines tho they really want that #vaccine classification anyways for liability protections & fear the public wouldn’t take it.
They know the #COVID19 #vaccine isn’t a vaccine but human #gene #therapy.
The @US_FDA #fda reaffirmed their definition of modified viral #nucleic acid that alters #CELL Jan 30th 2020 #COVID ImageImageImageImage
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🏳❗🇦🇫 9 #foreigners including former #BBC journo #AndrewNorth & owner of #Gandamack Lodge in #Kabul and cameraman of #Osama Bin Laden's interview #PeterJouvenal kidnapped by the #Taliban, claims former VP @AmrullahSaleh2. ImageImage
🇺🇳❗️🏳️ #UNHCR confirms that it's journalists have been detained in #Kabul.

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (@Refugees) said two #journalists who worked for it were detained in #Afghanistan.
“In #Kabul, two journalists were detained who were on assignment from the #UNHCR, and #Afghan citizens who worked with them. We are doing everything we can to resolve the situation,” the statement said.
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[Report]@Apple @appleicloud @AmericanExpress @Visa @MasterCard @TMobile
For research purposes, I added 15+ accounts in 2021 to my other accounts. All are #connected (1. Mobile Manufacturer, 2.Mobile Service Provider, 3.Credit
Card 4.Norton360) data shared with @Apple #Apple #TMobile #Amex #Visa #Mastercard) #PersonalIdentifiableInfomation #PII #DataPrivacy

I have the password of all my accounts. Yet, I am not able to access accounts. #ResearchProject:) however, my passwords have been compromised,
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If you think I was angry before...
Award-winning historian @drphillips2001 has been fired by @collincollege for speaking up on COVID safety, confederate monuments, and...protecting First Amendment rights of profs. (shared with permission)
#twitterstorians #highered #journalists
If you have a radio show, a TV show, a podcast, I am BEGGING you -- please cover this story. Less than one week after accepting a judgment against them in MY lawsuit over first amendment rights, @collincollege fired a beloved professor for exercising his First Amendment rights.
it seems to me that @collincollege leadership is part of a criminal enterprise. Professors' public critiques have raised the possibility of scrutiny, and the college is obviously trying to chill the speech of faculty lest malfeasance and/or misdeeds be fully exposed.
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#Global #PartyPanopticon:

#PRC "gov't, which has built an extensive digital infrastructure & security apparatus to ctrl dissent on its own platforms, is going to even greater lengths to extend its internet dragnet to unmask & silence those who criticize"…
...the #PRC "on @Twitter, @Facebook & other international #SocialMedia.

These new investigations, targeting sites blocked inside #China, are relying on sophisticated technological methods to expand the reach of #Chinese authorities & the list of targets"…
"To hunt people, [#PRC] security forces use advanced investigation #software, #PublicRecords & #databases to find all their #PersonalInformation & international #SocialMedia presence.

The operations sometimes target those living beyond #China’s borders."…
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