Social Media Imposing Modern-Day ‘Hays Code’ On Political Speech

Social Media Imposing Modern-Day ‘Hays Code’ On Political Speech Tyler Durden Sat, 08/08/2020 – 22:00 Authored by Kalev Leetaru via RealClearPolitics.com, Social media companies continued to assert their power over the political sphere this week, with Twitter temporarily suspending the Trump campaign’s ability to post until it removed a clip of a Fox News interview with the president regarding COVID-19. When the Democratic National Committee reposted the video to debunk it, Twitter similarly banned the DNC from tweeting until it too deleted the footage. With Twitter seemingly unbothered by the implications of suspending a presidential campaign’s account just 12 weeks before the election, what[…]

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Inside One Of Big Brother’s ‘Location Harvesting’ Contractors, Which Tracks ‘Hundreds Of Millions’ Of Phones

Inside One Of Big Brother’s ‘Location Harvesting’ Contractors, Which Tracks ‘Hundreds Of Millions’ Of Phones Tyler Durden Sat, 08/08/2020 – 21:30 A Virginia-based software company founded by two US military veterans with backgrounds in intelligence has been tracking hundreds of millions of mobile phones across the world, according to documents reviewed by the Wall Street Journal. The company, Anomaly Six LLC, draws location data from over 500 apps – partly through their proprietary software development kit (SDK) which they’ve paid to embed directly in some of the apps, while the company gets location data from partner providers. The SDK allows[…]

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‘TwitTok?’: Twitter Reportedly Joins Growing List Of Potential TikTok Suitors

‘TwitTok?’: Twitter Reportedly Joins Growing List Of Potential TikTok Suitors Tyler Durden Sat, 08/08/2020 – 21:29 The ideological battle over the fate of TikTok is provoking fist fights in the Oval Office, and a scramble among the country’s biggest tech firms to see if they might be able to come up with a workable pitch that would allow them to win approval to buy the US operations (along with New Zealand, Australia and Canada, and possibly more) of the popular Chinese-owned social media platform – the only real obstacle to a deal at a time when corporate credit is essentially[…]

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CIA Stuns In Saying “No Evidence” TikTok Giving Its Data To China

CIA Stuns In Saying “No Evidence” TikTok Giving Its Data To China Tyler Durden Sat, 08/08/2020 – 21:00 Authored by Jason Ditz via AntiWar.com, Chinese app TikTok remains under fire by President Trump, with allegations that their being Chinese means China could access their user data, making it a serious problem. President Trump is set to ban TikTok next month. US officials see this as something China is bound to do with their apps, because Edward Snowden’s leaks showed this is exactly what the US did with its many apps and their user data. And yet did it happen? The[…]

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FTC Weighs In On Mystery Seeds From China, Citing Two Online Shopping Scams As Potential Motives

FTC Weighs In On Mystery Seeds From China, Citing Two Online Shopping Scams As Potential Motives Tyler Durden Sat, 08/08/2020 – 20:30 Days ago, we wrote that the U.S. had finally started to identify some of the mystery seeds being shipped from China, apparently randomly, to U.S. citizens.  While the Department of Agriculture was able to identify “14 types of plants” that the seeds belonged to, including cabbage, hibiscus, lavender, mint, morning glory, mustard, rose, rosemary and sage, the question still remained as to why these seeds were being sent.  On Friday, the Federal Trade Commission weighed in on the phenomenon for[…]

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Modern Monetary Theory Is Playing With Fire

Modern Monetary Theory Is Playing With Fire Tyler Durden Sat, 08/08/2020 – 19:00 Authored by Ethan Yang via The American Institute for Economic Research, Like it or not Stephanie Kelton is an economist whose ideas are making a huge splash in the world of economic thinking. She currently serves as a professor at Stony Brook University but more notably served as the Chief Economist on the Senate Budget Committee as well as the senior economic advisor to the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign. This background should give you some insight into her latest book, titled The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth[…]

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Brazil Passes 3 Million COVID-19 Cases, 100,000 Deaths As Global Tally Nears 19.5 Million: Live Updates

Brazil Passes 3 Million COVID-19 Cases, 100,000 Deaths As Global Tally Nears 19.5 Million: Live Updates Tyler Durden Sat, 08/08/2020 – 18:55 Summary: Brazil passes 3 million COVID cases Global cases (per JHU): 19,481,330, deaths: 723,599. Texas reports new cases, deaths; extends March emergency declaration Trump signs executive order extending COVID relief South Africa crosses 10k deaths US reports 1.2% increase in confirmed cases Arizona reports 1,054 new cases US deaths top 160k Florida reports another 187 deaths, cases climb NY cases top 700 Hong Kong cases top 4,000 Germany “R” rate hits highest in 10 days Denmark says may[…]

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Navarro And Mnuchin Get Into “Knock Down, Drag Out” Oval Office Brawl Over TikTok Ban

Navarro And Mnuchin Get Into “Knock Down, Drag Out” Oval Office Brawl Over TikTok Ban Tyler Durden Sat, 08/08/2020 – 18:30 In other TikTok-related news, the Washington Post published a lengthy report delineating what was going on inside the West Wing as Trump laid down the executive order, and others who have an interest in getting the deal done. As Microsoft, under the impression it had the ‘all-clear’, moved ahead with the talks, only to be stymied by Beijing’s fury over Trump’s executive order, which soured the optics of the situation and would have made a sale of TikTok look[…]

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David Stockman: The Biggest Threat To Your Prosperity And What You Can Do

David Stockman: The Biggest Threat To Your Prosperity And What You Can Do Tyler Durden Sat, 08/08/2020 – 18:00 Authored by David Stockman via Doug Casey’s International Man, If you want to understand America’s dangerously deepening travails, you have to start at the Federal Reserve’s Eccles Building… After a 30-year rolling coup d’etat, its occupants have imposed a regime of destructive falsification on America’s financial, economic, political, and social life. It has become the heart of mushrooming darkness taking prosperity, liberty, and democracy down for the count. How do we get 50 million unemployed… the stock market at record highs…[…]

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“Leave, You Are All Killers!” Protesters Storm Multiple Government Ministries In Beirut

“Leave, You Are All Killers!” Protesters Storm Multiple Government Ministries In Beirut Tyler Durden Sat, 08/08/2020 – 17:30 The expected protests and riots have broken out in Beirut at the end of a week in which families mourned the over 150 killed in Tuesday’s blast centered on the port, which it’s now been revealed was the result of years of negligence by authorities who allowed 2,750 metric tons of ammonium nitrate to be unsafely stored right alongside a large stash of impounded fireworks.  Four #Lebanon ministries (so far) in the hands of #Beirut protesters: •Foreign Affairs •Economy •Environment •Energy#ثوره #ثورة_لبنان pic.twitter.com/FXsvNkn0AZ[…]

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