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The Russian connection? Banned Facebook pages were featured on 2016 ‘blacklist’

A host of alternative news pages banned by Facebook last week were first featured on the PropOrNot blacklist in 2016 – a list of “Russian propaganda” sites that was compiled with little evidence and called “McCarthyite.” Facebook banned 800 alternative media pages last week, ranging from left-leaning organizations like The Anti-Media to flag-waving opinion sites like Right Wing News and ...

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'Like a death blow': Banned alternative media speak to RT after mass Facebook purge

Some 800 anti-establishment accounts and pages have been yanked from Facebook in a sweeping crackdown the social media giant framed as a fight against spammers. RT talked to those who were targeted in the cleansing. Among the hundreds of pages and accounts Facebook and Twitter took down were those both on the political left and right, ranging from conspiracy theorists ...

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Censorship crackdown? Top 5 alt-media pages banned by Facebook & Twitter

Published time: 12 Oct, 2018 10:58 Sites dealing with government transparency, pages dedicated to police brutality and alternative media – take a closer look at the top five accounts with millions of followers that were recently suspended by Twitter and Facebook. NUMBER OF FOLLOWERS: 3.1mn  ABOUT: The widely known website which calls itself “a hub for free thinking conversations” focuses ...

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Top managers of failed banks should be banned from leaving Russia – Duma speaker

The Russian lower house speaker has supported the proposal to pass a law that would ban top managers from failed banks to leave Russia for the period when their organizations are being rescued by the government. State Duma chairman Vyacheslav Volodin backed the initiative voiced by the head of Liberal-Democratic Party of Russia, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, who said on Tuesday that ...

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Saudi woman banned from marrying her beau because he ‘played musical instrument’

A truly heartbreaking story worthy of a place in One Thousand and One Nights has taken place in a Saudi Arabian city. A woman was denied to marry her sweetheart because he allegedly played a musical instrument, local media report. Roughly two years ago, a 20-year-old male school teacher, asked for the hand of a woman in the city of ...

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‘We’d take out Russia’s nukes,’ US NATO envoy says, claiming ‘banned’ missiles are being developed

The US would look into ways of “taking out” new Russian missiles if they become operational, the US envoy to NATO said, accusing Moscow of developing a weapon that “violates” the Soviet-US nuclear arms treaty. US Ambassador to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison didn’t miss an opportunity to fire a warning shot in the direction of Russia when accusing it of ...

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#Walkaway founder banned from Facebook for linking to Infowars

Brandon Straka, the former Democrat who founded the #WalkAway campaign was banned from Facebook ahead of a protest in Washington DC. “They’re trying to sabotage the march on Washington,” he told RT. Straka was banned from the social network on Wednesday, for attempting to promote an interview on Infowars.com, the conspiracy-heavy news and opinion site of Alex Jones, who was ...

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Russian military servicemen banned from sharing any info on internet in government bill

The Russian government has drafted a new bill which, if passed by parliament, would ban military servicemen from disclosing on the web any information about themselves, their units and other military staff. The bill specifies that members of the military of any rank should not post information on the internet about themselves or other servicemen, including pictures and videos, as ...

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US jets strike Syrian town with banned white phosphorus bombs – Russian Defense Ministry

Two US jets have bombed a town in the Syrian Deir Ez-Zor province with white phosphorus munitions, causing massive fires, Russian military has said. Two F-15 jets on Saturday bombed the town of Hajin with white phosphorus incendiary munitions, banned under the Geneva Convention, according to the Russian Center for Reconciliation in Syria. Read more “Following the strikes, large fires ...

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Palestinian teen activist Ahed Tamimi banned from traveling abroad, her father claims

Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi and her family have been banned from traveling abroad, the activist’s father said. Tamimi, who is considered to be a symbol of Palestinian resistance, was freed from jail in July. The Tamimi family planned to travel to Europe via Jordan in order to participate in events and speak about Palestinian resistance, as well as Ahed’s experience ...

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