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Trump is a horse ass in Jim Carrey's latest political cartoon

Comedy star Jim Carrey has tweeted his latest political cartoon taking a colorful interpretation of the exchange between US President Donald Trump and CNN’s Jim Acosta. Jim Carrey, a man who knows a thing or two about talking from one’s ass, recently posted a cartoon which depicts President Trump as a horse’s ass speaking at a podium. The actor-cum-political artist ...

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Study of political junk on Facebook raises fresh questions about its metrics

A midterms election study of political disinformation being fenced by Facebook’s platform supports the company’s assertion that a clutch of mostly right-leaning and politically fringe Pages it removed in October for sharing “inauthentic activity” were pulled for gaming its engagement metrics. Though it remains unclear why it took Facebook so long to act against such prolific fakers — which the research ...

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'Sri Lanka in political turmoil while US, China, India fight for island with strategic location'

The US will likely work closely with India to counter China’s growing influence in the Indo-Pacific region by reigning in the political coalition of new Sri Lankan PM and president, professor Pak Nung Wong told RT. Political upheaval in Sri Lanka turned deadly on Sunday when a sacked cabinet minister’s (Ranil Wickremesinghe) bodyguard fatally shot one person and injured others. ...

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53% of US undergrads afraid to disagree with outspoken professors on political, social issues — poll

US college campuses have traditionally been known as havens of free speech among students, but now professors are increasingly sharing their opinions — and many undergraduates are afraid to disagree with them, a new survey found. Some 800 full-time undergraduate students at private and public four-year universities took part in the survey earlier this month that was conducted by McLaughlin ...

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Media used pipe bomb scare to score political points, Trump says

US President Donald Trump has slammed the mainstream media for using the recent “sinister” string of anti-Democrat bomb mailings to blame him for inciting political violence. He said he would do all in his power to stop it. Trump previously dismissed the notion that he bears any responsibility for the crude pipe bombs mailed to high-profile Democrat figures, including former ...

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Trump on mail bomber: Bring them to swift justice, we can’t allow political violence in America

US President Donald Trump praised the police for finding and arresting the suspect in a series of suspicious packages sent to prominent Democrats, saying that political violence has no place in America. “I am pleased to inform you that law enforcement has apprehended the suspect and taken him into custody,” Trump told the Young Black Leadership Summit at the White ...

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Facebook’s Ad Archive Report highlights top political spenders

For obvious reasons, Facebook’s looking to up political advertising transparency ahead of the midterms. Back in May, the social network introduced Ad Archive, a searchable database of political ads in the U.S. It’s following up the feature with a new Ad Archive Report, a weekly snapshot of political spending. The survey offerings a breakdown of top spenders by campaign, including ...

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Twitter opens archive of 4,500 accounts related to Russia and Iran’s political propaganda

After getting hauled into Washington to be grilled over how its social media platform was exploited to influence public opinion around elections and politics in the US and elsewhere, Twitter vowed that it would be more open with its data, in an attempt to do better in the future — the idea partly being that others can provide more insight ...

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Facebook rolls out checks for UK political ads

Facebook has announced it rolled out a system of checks on political ads run on its platform in the UK which requires advertisers to verify their identity and location to try to make it harder for foreign actors to meddle in domestic elections and referenda. This follows similar rollouts of political ad transparency tools in the U.S. and Brazil. From ...

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Italy’s deputy PM predicts ‘political earthquake’ for European Union

The bloc may expect a “political earthquake” after the 2019 European Parliament election, Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio warned. Di Maio said he believes that what happened in Italy after the general election in March 4, when the popular vote brought an unlikely coalition of two anti-establishment parties to power, will happen in the whole Europe. The pro-EU ...

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