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  • China’s latest disinformation campaign

    06/16/2020 8:14:35 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/16/20 | Klaus Rohrich
    This campaign exposes exactly what these people think of the average American: dumber than a doorknob and easily influenced by shiny objects This piece of disinformation sounds like it was written by Bert and Ernie of the Muppets: CHINA WARMS TO FOUR MORE YEARS OF TRUMP PRESIDENCY, published by Bloomberg News yesterday. The article claims that numerous high-level “Chinese officials” are thinking that a Biden presidency would be detrimental to Beijing’s interests. Where to begin? Why not start with the name, ‘Bloomberg,’ as in Michael, failed Mayor of the Big Apple and failed presidential candidate for the Democrat Party nomination,...
  • Christianity Today calls on churches to lead on reparations: ‘Repentance is not enough’

    06/12/2020 3:17:30 PM PDT · by DFG · 139 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/12/2020 | Caleb Parke
    Following George Floyd's death, the nation may not be ready for reparations on racism issues but the "church can lead the way in biblical restitution," according to the president and CEO of Christianity Today. Timothy Dalrymple said "repentance alone is not enough" for white evangelicals to atone for the nation's "original sin" of racism in an op-ed for the magazine. "The virus of racism infected our church, our Constitution and laws, our attitudes and ideologies. We have never fully defeated it," Dalrymple wrote.
  • EU Accuses China, Russia of Running COVID-19 ‘Disinformation Campaigns’

    06/11/2020 8:44:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 06/11/2020 | BY ISABEL VAN BRUGEN
    The European Union (EU) on June 10 accused China and Russia of spreading disinformation about the CCP virus pandemic. In a report published Wednesday, Brussels said the nations ran disinformation campaigns inside the EU about COVID-19, the disease caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, commonly referred to as the novel coronavirus. “Foreign actors and certain third countries, in particular Russia and China, have engaged in targeted influence operations and disinformation campaigns in the EU, its neighborhood, and globally,” the European Commission said in a statement. The European Commission’s comments underscore the bloc’s concerns about the prevalence of misleading...
  • Nancy Pelosi Admits to MSNBC: ‘Maybe They Didn’t Have Tear Gas’

    06/03/2020 11:58:25 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 03 2020 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) admitted to MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Wednesday that authorities might not have used tear gas, after all, as the media and former Vice President Joe Biden had claimed earlier in the week. “Maybe they didn’t have tear gas, I don’t know,” Pelosi said, describing the clearing of Lafayette Park on Monday. On Monday afternoon, law enforcement cleared protesters — some of whom were violent — from the park, in front of the White House, shortly before President Donald Trump walked through the park to St. John’s Episcopal Church.
  • Upcoming 2020 Election: Disinformation Abounds... Nation-State Cyberthreats

    06/01/2020 2:13:05 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 1 replies
    rsaconference ^ | 6-1-2020 | RSAC Webcast
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  • Did Trump Praise Then-Minneapolis Cop Derek Chauvin at Rally? (No it was not)

    06/01/2020 8:44:20 AM PDT · by BlackAdderess · 5 replies
    Snopes ^ | Jessica Lee
    The claim — which spread online simultaneously with a photograph that users believed to show Chauvin wearing a “Make Whites Great Again” hat (here’s our fact check of that claim) — spurred Americans’ outrage over what they described as the senseless killing of Floyd by police. One person said on Twitter in reference to Chauvin’s alleged support for Trump: (Snip) on May 28, 2020, Kroll went further with his comments and identified the man in question as Bloomington Police Federation President Mike Gallagher.
  • New Study Shows Riots Make America Conservative

    05/28/2020 10:23:46 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 30 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | May 21, 2015 | Jonathan Chait
    The recent spate of protests against police brutality have changed the way the left thinks about rioting. The old liberal idea, which distinguished between peaceful protests (good) and rioting (bad), has given way to a more radical analysis. “Riots work,” insists George Ciccariello-Maher in Salon. “But despite the obviousness of the point, an entire chorus of media, police, and self-appointed community leaders continue to try to convince us otherwise, hammering into our heads a narrative of a nonviolence that has never worked on its own, based on a mythical understanding of the Civil Rights Movement.” Vox’s German Lopez, while acknowledging...
  • A Harvard homeschool expert says he's 'not convinced schools should ever have closed'

    05/25/2020 11:42:03 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 18 replies
    Insider ^ | 23 May 2020 | Eleanor Goldberg Fox
    After much deliberation, most schools across the US made the tough decision in March to close their doors and move to a remote learning platform to help stem the spread of the coronavirus. Despite the overwhelming consensus to shut down, James Dwyer, a visiting professor at Harvard Law School — who co-authored a book on the history of homeschooling and its shortcomings — doesn't think that was the right choice, since it could inevitably lead to children falling behind academically and potentially enduring abuse from adults in the home. Homeschooling can foster an environment for abuse. A 2014 study found...
  • Half of Fox News Viewers Believe Bill Gates Wants to Use Virus Vaccines to Track You, New Poll Says (barf alert)

    05/23/2020 7:03:20 AM PDT · by gattaca · 29 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | May 22, 2020 | Peter Wade
    Misinformation is taking a dangerous hold on Fox News viewers Misinformation is taking a dangerous hold on Fox News viewers. According to a new poll, half of all Americans who name Fox News as their primary news source believe the debunked conspiracy theory claiming Bill Gates is looking to use a coronavirus vaccine to inject a microchip into people and track the world’s population. The Yahoo News/YouGov poll, released on Friday, found that 44 percent of Republicans also buy into the unfounded claim, while just 19 percent of Democrats believe the lie about the Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist. According to...
  • Latest warmist scheme: Record ‘climate change’ as cause of death on death certificates

    05/23/2020 6:20:21 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 23 May, 2020 | Thomas Lifson
    Perhaps inspired by the success of Coronavirus fearmongering in impoverishing the formerly prosperous West, global warming enthusiasts are beginning to agitate to list “climate change” as the cause of death on death certificates. The widely observed practice of listing Coronavirus as the cause of death for anyone who died with it, not necessarily of it, has worked wonders in scaring people into accepting previously unheard-of abrogation of constitutionally guaranteed rights. The seed for this propaganda offensive was just planted in a spinoff publication of The Lancet, the formerly prestigious British medical journal that has fallen to the forces of political...
  • If Only 1199 SEIU Union Members Really Knew

    05/23/2020 6:03:37 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 23 May, 2020 | Eileen F. Toplansky
    George Gresham, president of the New York-based 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, a position he has held since 2007, recently penned a piece titled "Donald Trump is Destroying Our Planet." According to Gresham, Trump has "destroyed the global health security and biodefense directorate that the Obama administration put in place. " Furthermore, Gresham asserts that "the Trump administration's complete failure in face of the greatest public health crisis in modern history is only the most glaring example of how dangerous his presidency has been." According to Gresham "[w]e have all seen the outright corruption -- not only his personal...
  • Neil Ferguson’s Imperial model could be the most devastating software mistake of all time

    05/20/2020 9:56:15 AM PDT · by grundle · 88 replies
    Telegraph ^ | May 16, 2020 | David Richards and Konstantin Boudnik
    Imperial College’s modelling... could go down in history as the most devastating software mistake of all time, in terms of economic costs and lives lost. ... those of us with a professional and personal interest in software development have studied the code on which policymakers based their fateful decision to mothball our multi-trillion pound economy and plunge millions of people into poverty and hardship. And we were profoundly disturbed at what we discovered. The model appears to be totally unreliable and you wouldn’t stake your life on it. Imperial’s model appears to be based on a programming language called Fortran,...
  • REVEALED: Chinese Communist Party Coercion of U.S. Companies

    05/19/2020 9:33:04 PM PDT · by bitt · 14 replies
    thenationalpulse.com ^ | 5/19/2020 | staff
    “The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) frequently pressures and coerces U.S. companies to conform to its political values and foreign policy. Because of China’s market size, individual companies often feel as though they have no option but to comply with CCP demands.” The following list was originally released by the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, compiled by ranking member Michael McCaul (R-TX) and his team. It is reproduced with permission. 1. Tiffany & Co. (October 8, 2019) Tiffany & Co. removed a tweeted advertisement featuring a Chinese model wearing a Tiffany ring and covering her right eye with her right hand,...
  • Virus Conspiracists Elevate a New Champion

    05/11/2020 9:27:03 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 27 replies
    nytimes ^ | May 9, 2020 | Davey Alba
    A video showcasing baseless arguments by Dr. Judy Mikovits, including attacks on Dr. Anthony Fauci, has been viewed more than eight million times in the past week. In a YouTubevideo, a woman animatedly described an unsubstantiated secret plot by global elites like Bill Gates and Dr. Anthony Fauci to use the coronavirus pandemic to profit and grab political power. In the video, the woman asserted how Dr. Fauci had buried her research about how vaccines can damage people’s immune systems. It is those weakened immune systems, she declared, that have made people susceptible to illnesses like Covid-19. The video, a...
  • New Jersey Mayor Claims He Had COVID-19 In November; China Uses It in Propaganda War

    05/10/2020 6:11:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 05/10/2020 | James Patterson
    If Belleville, New Jersey, Mayor Michael Melham had COVID-19 in November of 2019 and the only place he had recently traveled to was Atlantic City, approximately 125 miles south, would that absolve Wuhan, China, of being the center of origin of the coronavirus? The answer depends on the legitimacy of the facts surrounding his illness and if China is or is not propagandizing whatever ailment the mayor claims to have contracted. The best way to get to the bottom of such a dilemma starts with the known facts. Mayor Melham told Fox News on Thursday (May 7) that he fell...
  • Carlos Osweda (Alias) Reveals Venezuelan Plot is fake news (TOY WEAPONS)

    05/06/2020 5:15:43 AM PDT · by Caipirabob · 17 replies
    Twitter ^ | 05/07/2020 | Carlos Osweda (AKA)
    Carlos Osweda (An Alias for a well known citizen journalist) has written a great thread on revealing the recent Venezuelan plot where American veterans were captured in an attempt to discredit President Trump. Carlos is an exceptionally observant student on the behavior of leftist monsters and methods. He reveals yet another ongoing fraud here:
  • Chinese government has adopted known disinformation techniques

    04/29/2020 12:34:54 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 5 replies
    cyberscoop ^ | 4/29/2020 | Jeff Stone
    The Chinese government has adopted known disinformation techniques and utilized social media harassment campaigns to try to increase its influence in Asia, according to new findings that add to a growing body of research. In recent months, two distinct Chinese internet campaigns have sought to influence public opinion with fake news ahead of an election in Taiwan, and intimidate pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong by posting their personal data online. Both efforts mimic similar Russian operations, and reflect how governments’ use of social media for propaganda efforts have become an everyday reality for much of the world’s population. The latest...
  • Internal EU Report on virus disinformation harsher on CHINA than Public Release

    04/28/2020 3:53:52 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 3 replies
    C yberScoop ^ | 4/24/2020 | Sean Lynngaas
    A publicly-released European Union report on disinformation campaigns related to the novel coronavirus is watered down and less detailed in describing Chinese government activity compared to an internal assessment, according to a copy of the document obtained by CyberScoop. The internal assessment from the European External Action Service (EEAS), the EU’s diplomatic service, was more direct in describing Chinese efforts to manipulate public perceptions of the pandemic. The document, which also covers Russian and Iranian disinformation efforts, singled out “official Chinese sources” for making a “continued and coordinated push” to deflect blame for the virus’s spread. It pointed to reports...
  • China firmly opposes embroiling China in U.S. electoral politics

    04/27/2020 6:03:35 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    BEIJING (Xinhua) -- China Monday expressed strong opposition to embroiling China in U.S. electoral politics, in response to a memo exposed by news outlet Politico that urged U.S. Republican candidates to address the COVID-19 crisis by aggressively attacking China. The 57-page strategy document, obtained by Politico last Friday, is focused on three main lines of assault: That China caused the virus "by covering it up," that Democrats are "soft on China," and that Republicans will "push for sanctions on China for its role in spreading this pandemic," Politico summarized. "Why have some political forces in the United States spared no...
  • Wuhan laboratory scientists 'did absolutely crazy things' to alter coronavirus and enabled it to infect humans, Russian microbiologist claims

    04/23/2020 10:50:00 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 66 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10:35 EDT, 23 April 2020 | Will Stewart
    A leading Russian microbiologist has claimed the coronavirus is the result of Wuhan scientists doing 'absolutely crazy things' in their laboratory. World renowned expert Professor Petr Chumakov claimed their aim was to study the pathogenicity of the virus and not 'with malicious intent' to deliberately create a manmade killer. Professor Chumakov, chief researcher at the Engelhardt Institute of Molecular Biology in Moscow, said: 'In China, scientists at the Wuhan Laboratory have been actively involved in the development of various coronavirus variants for over ten years. 'Moreover, they did this, supposedly not with the aim of creating pathogenic variants, but to...