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'Poisonous connection' of big tech: Google staff confer over anti-Trump search tweak

News that Google staff brainstormed over tweaking its search engine algorithms to counter Trump’s travel ban is part of an “ongoing problem” of liberal bias in big tech, the editor of a media watchdog has told RT. In what she described as a “poisonous connection” between liberal political bias and Silicon Valley’s biggest tech firms, Carrie Sheffield, national editor of ...

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Trump vows to ‘get rid of lingering stench’ at Justice Department

Published time: 22 Sep, 2018 00:45 President Donald Trump has promised to rid the US Justice Department of “lingering stench” and clean it of really “bad people,” following claims that DAG Rod Rosenstein wanted to secretly record him and had discussed impeachment. “Just look at what is being exposed in our Justice Department… We have great people in the Department ...

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Facebook to stop ‘embedding’ staff in political campaigns

Presidential candidates in 2020 won’t be able to rely on ‘embedded’ Facebook staff, the Menlo Park company declared. Hillary Clinton’s campaign declined this help in 2016, letting her rival Donald Trump leverage it to victory. Facebook will still offer technical support to candidate headquarters, as well as basic training on how to use the platform, but will not have any ...

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Pompeo promises a ‘series of actions’ against Venezuela in the ‘coming days’

Washington has promised to increase pressure on Venezuela in the coming days, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowing to take a “series of actions” against the government of Nicolas Maduro in the “best interest” of Venezuelans. Refusing to specify the details of Washington’s plan, Pompeo noted that the US is “determined to ensure that the Venezuelan people get their ...

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Trump’s latest war of words sees him likened to Stephen King’s ‘IT’ horror clown

In the same week as having his genitals compared to a video game character, US President Donald Trump has been likened to Pennywise, the scary clown monster from Stephen King’s novel “IT”. The remarks came from California lieutenant governor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom after Trump attacked him from the stage during a rally in Las Vegas, Nevada on ...

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Infowars says PayPal has terminated agreement with it for promoting 'hate'

Payment processing service PayPal has banned Alex Jones’s InfoWars, saying that the site “promoted hate and discriminatory intolerance” and thus violated their use policy. InfoWars itself broke the news on Friday, saying that PayPal sent them an email the day before informing Jones of the decision. PayPal was used to process purchases at InfoWars’ on-site store. Read more According to ...

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NYT rolls out mammoth report on ‘Russian interference’ that fails to tell allegations from facts

A new take on the ‘Russia hacked the US election’ story by the Gray Lady herself may make some in the journalistic community cringe. It’s usually not considered correct to report allegations as facts, you see. On Thursday the New York Times published a 10,000-word special report titled ‘A Plot to Subvert an Election: Unravelling the Russia Story So Far’. ...

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