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Twitter says it has removed several accounts affiliated with Infowars and Alex Jones

Twitter has cleared more Infowars related accounts off its platform. The company told CNN today that it permanently suspended 18 accounts affiliated with the far-right website, known for spreading misinformation and conspiracy theories, on Monday after “numerous violations and warnings.” It added the removals were in addition to five Infowars affiliated accounts that had been already been banned. Alex Jones ...

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YouTube CEO says EU’s new copyright legislation threatens jobs, smaller creators

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki published her quarterly letter to creators today, which included very strong language regarding the EU’s controversial copyright reform directive. Specifically, her letter focused on Article 13, the so-called “meme ban” that states that any site with a large amount of user-generated content – like Facebook or YouTube, for example – will be responsible for taking down content ...

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'Premature' to talk Saudi sanctions, says US amid calls to ban oil imports over Khashoggi killing

One day after Saudi Arabia admitted that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed during a fight inside its consulate, the US says it’s still too early to comment on possible sanctions against Riyadh. “It would be premature to comment on sanctions and premature to comment on really any issues until we get further down the investigation and get to the bottom ...

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Saudi Arabia says Khashoggi died in accidental ‘fistfight’ inside the consulate

Journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in a “fight” with individuals inside the Saudi consulate in Turkey, Saudi authorities said after nearly two weeks of speculation. A senior Saudi intelligence official was fired over the incident. Khashoggi lived in Turkey and was last seen entering the consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago. The Turkish government almost immediately accused the Saudi authorities of ...

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Hillary 2020? Former adviser says there’s a (slim) chance

With no clear frontrunner emerging from the Democratic camp, one former adviser reckons 2020 might be Hillary Clinton’s time to shine – much to the amusement of the White House. Philippe Reines, a former senior adviser to Clinton during her tenure as Secretary of State, told Politico on Friday that while Clinton’s chances of running in 2020 are “somewhere between ...

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Amazon says it will add 1,000 more employees in the UK, bringing the total to 28,500, bucking the Brexit chill

A lot of uncertainty hangs over the U.K. as it continues its slow march out of the European Union, but today one of the world’s biggest companies announced plans to expand its presence in the country. Amazon today said it would add another 1,000 workers in the U.K., including establishing its first corporate and R&D office in Manchester. Amazon said ...

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Banksy releases ‘Director’s Cut’ VIDEO of auction shredding stunt, says mechanism malfunctioned

Banksy has offered more proof that the partial shredding of his work ‘Girl with a Balloon,’ which fetched a record sum at Sotheby’s, was not staged, explaining that the mechanism must have malfunctioned during the creative stunt. “Some people think it didn’t really shred. It did. Some people think the auction house were in on it, they weren’t,” the anonymous ...

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Moscow ‘ready for larger-scale provocations’ by the West, says Lavrov

Western provocation, the prospect of WWIII, and China’s closer stance with Russia are just some of the topics that Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has spoken about with RT France. Read more “We will be ready for larger-scale provocations too. But our answer is very simple – if they talk to us through the media, we will respond through the media ...

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Banksy releases ‘Director’s Cut’ VIDEO of auction shredding stunt, says mechanism malfunctioned

Banksy has offered more proof that the partial shredding of his work ‘Girl with a Balloon,’ which fetched a record sum at Sotheby’s, was not staged, explaining that the mechanism must have malfunctioned during the creative stunt. “Some people think it didn’t really shred. It did. Some people think the auction house were in on it, they weren’t,” the anonymous ...

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Prosecutor says he ‘never blamed official Moscow’ over Montenegro coup plot

Montenegro’s Chief Special Prosecutor has clarified earlier accusations that “official” Russia was behind an alleged coup attempt in the small Balkan state in 2016. Instead, he’s claiming two GRU agents were involved. Milivoje Katnic’s accusation had been labelled as “groundless” and “absurd” by Russia’s Foreign Ministry on Sunday, who said the justice official had spent the last two years “searching ...

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