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How Anti-Asian Activity Online Set the Stage for Real-World Violence. Negative Asian-American tropes have long existed online but began increasing last March as parts of the United States went into lockdown over the coronavirus.

How Anti-Asian Activity Online Set the Stage for Real-World Violence

That month, politicians including Representative Paul Gosar, Republican of Arizona, and Representative Kevin McCarthy, a Republican of California, used the terms “Wuhan virus” and “Chinese coronavirus” to refer to Covid-19 in their tweets. Those terms then began trending online, according to a study from the University of California, Berkeley. On the day Mr.

Gosar posted his tweet, usage of the term “Chinese virus” jumped 650 percent on Twitter; a day later there was an 800 percent increase in their usage in conservative news articles, the study found. Mr. In a study this week from the University of California, San Francisco, researchers who examined 700,000 tweets before and after Mr. Representatives for Mr. How three conspiracy theorists took 'Q' and sparked Qanon. In November 2017, a small-time YouTube video creator and two moderators of the 4chan website, one of the most extreme message boards on the internet, banded together and plucked out of obscurity an anonymous and cryptic post from the many conspiracy theories that populated the website's message board. Over the next several months, they would create videos, a Reddit community, a business and an entire mythology based off the 4chan posts of “Q,” the pseudonym of a person claiming to be a high-ranking military officer.

The theory they espoused would become Qanon, and it would eventually make its way from those message boards to national media stories and the rallies of President Donald Trump. Pro-Trump outlet misreads CDC report: Expert "disturbed" by scientific misrepresentation. For those who find that Fox News isn't right-leaning enough, One America News Network (OANN) has filled that gap.

Pro-Trump outlet misreads CDC report: Expert "disturbed" by scientific misrepresentation

Why Trump Suddenly Changed His Tune. So imagine how delighted Trump must have been by the rise of social media.

Why Trump Suddenly Changed His Tune

Here, finally, was a way for him to communicate directly with his fans—and with the haters and losers, too. No need to worry about dealing with gatekeepers like NBC, or Maggie Haberman, or even Billy Bush. In the social era, everyone can be their own publisher, network, tabloid. Photos: Trump Supporters Storm the Capitol. The Trump You've Yet to Meet. Nor did Americans learn until a decade after his death that John F.

The Trump You've Yet to Meet

Kennedy, a much less devoted family man than Life magazine let on, shared a mistress (sequentially if not concurrently) with the Chicago Mob boss Sam Giancana, whom the CIA recruited in one of several harebrained plots to assassinate Fidel Castro. Then there’s Richard Nixon. Americans knew many shameful things about Nixon thanks to the Watergate investigation that prompted his resignation. But only after he left office did we learn, for instance, that Nixon ordered an aide to compile a list of Jews who worked at the Bureau of Labor Statistics so he could demote some of them. Bye-Bye, Bill Barr. Some heads snapped when Attorney General William Barr told the truth on December 1.

Bye-Bye, Bill Barr

“To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election.” This was not the Bill Barr we had come to expect. We were surprised again when we learned that Hunter Biden has been under federal investigation for some months, that this was known to Barr, and that he didn’t disclose it to President Trump for use in the campaign. A group of Baggers for the Trump. Steve Bannon Caught Running Facebook Misinformation Network. Untitled. In Tuesday night's presidential debate, President Trump declined to condemn white supremacists when asked if he would.


Instead, he prompted the Proud Boys, a far-right group, to "stand back and stand by. " Afterward, Proud Boys organizer Joe Biggs had an exchange with Enrique Tarrio, chair of the Proud Boys, on the conservative social media platform Parler, according to Mike Baker of The New York Times. Story continues below Most Viewed Stories. Trump's $750 Tax Payment Isn't the Only Number in This Story – The tax returns suggest that Trump’s desperation to stay in office is sparked by the 1973 Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel memo saying a sitting president cannot be indicted.

Trump's $750 Tax Payment Isn't the Only Number in This Story –

(Photo by WIktor Szymanowicz/NurPhoto via Getty Images) September 27, 2020. The Lincoln Project - If Trump is re-elected, he'll rip the Constitution to shreds. He's told us so. Nikki Haley's False RNC claim that Biden wants 'massive' tax hikes on working families. Speakers on the first night of the Republican convention criticized Democratic nominee Joe Biden on one of the foundational issues of the GOP: taxes.

Nikki Haley's False RNC claim that Biden wants 'massive' tax hikes on working families

"They want massive tax hikes on working families," said Nikki Haley, the former Republican governor of South Carolina and ambassador to the United Nations, of the Biden-Kamala Harris ticket. Haley’s charge stood in sharp contrast to Biden’s statement to ABC News’ David Muir a day earlier, when he said that "no new taxes" would be imposed on anyone making under $400,000. The Trump campaign pointed to one video clip in which Biden said that the "first thing" he will do in office is repeal the GOP tax cuts. However, that’s not his official campaign proposal. Biden’s changes would repeal provisions in President Donald Trump’s tax law for taxpayers earning over $400,000. Independent tax analysts side with Biden’s characterization of his plan. Barr will be no bar to Trump. Who are the doctors in the viral hydroxychloroquine video?

Despite social media platforms’ efforts to remove it, millions of people have seen a viral video of doctors making false and misleading claims about the coronavirus pandemic.

Who are the doctors in the viral hydroxychloroquine video?

Breitbart, a conservative news outlet, published the 40-plus-minute-long video on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube on July 27. It’s a live stream of a Washington, D.C., press conference organized by the Tea Party Patriots, a conservative group backed by Republican donors. Rep. Debunking (again) a 14-year-old post on immigrants in Los Angeles. If you believed the statistical claims in a recent Facebook post being shared by thousands, you would think that Los Angeles is overrun by law-breaking immigrants.

Debunking (again) a 14-year-old post on immigrants in Los Angeles

The factually flawed Facebook post that claims the Los Angeles Times as its source has long roots; it’s been circulating in various forms since at least 2006. Yet it’s no truer today than it was when fact-checkers first started looking into these faulty stats. PolitiFact found significant inaccuracies in many of the post’s assertions as recently as 2018. Follow the Money: Covid-19 Data and Trump Campaign Edition – As the coronavirus continues to ravage the country, the way the government will collect data about Covid-19 cases changed today. On March 29, Vice President Mike Pence asked hospital administrators to report data about coronavirus through three different systems: the network provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (the CDC), HHS Protect, and TeleTracking. Last Friday, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that, beginning today, hospitals should report daily information about coronavirus cases not through the CDC system, which has been in place for 15 years, but rather through the other two.

Unable to deal with female world leaders. 'This is a war': Republicans ramp up bid to control election maps for next decade. A little-known Republican group is ramping up millions of dollars in funding from major US corporations such as CitiGroup and Chevron to protect the conservative stronghold on the country. The Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) – which held the key to the GOP’s political takeover a decade ago – launched the Right Lines 2020 campaign last September, taglined: “Socialism starts in the states. Let’s stop it there, too.” It’s hoping to meet a $125m investment goal in an effort to retain 42 state legislature seats that the group says are key to holding power in the House of Representatives in battleground states including Wisconsin, Texas, Florida and New York.

“There’s a decade of power and a decade of dominance that’s truly on the line,” RSLC president Austin Chambers, a 24-year-old Republican operative, told Sean Spicer on his Newsmax show in March. The group recently appointed party strategist Karl Rove and ousted White House chief of staff Reince Priebus to its board. Bully, coward, victim? Inside the sinister world of Trump mentor Roy Cohn. Back in 2004, with the documentary Heir to an Execution, Ivy Meeropol began the decades-spanning project of exorcising the demon haunting her family. The Academy-shortlisted film sheds some light on the dark heritage of the Meeropol kids, descended as they are from Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, the couple executed by the United States government in 1953 having been convicted of sharing military secrets with the Soviet Union.

When not teaching as an economics professor, Ivy’s father Michael spent most of his adult life on a crusade to restore and advocate for the reputation of his late parents, after years of defamation from the sinister prosecutor in the case Roy Cohn. Ivy’s film-making brought some elusive semblance of closure to this process – until, that is, early November 2016. A field guide to Trump's dangerous rhetoric. All leaders are demagogues. You may not realize this, because we’ve come to associate the word “demagogue” with only dangerous populist leaders. But in Greek, the word just means “leader of the people” (dēmos “the people” + agōgos “leading”).

Republican’s TRUST Act is designed to gut Social Security and Medicare. Alex Lawson writes for The Hill about Senator Mitt Romney’s ongoing quest to gut Social Security. In October 2019, Romney introduced the TRUST Act, which would create a secret fast track for cutting Medicare and Social Security benefits. Trump administration proposes rule that would take benefits from people with SSDI. Arthur Delaney reports for The Huffington Post on a Trump administration proposed rule which would make it harder to receive Social Security disability benefits and Medicare, if you are under 65. If finalized, the rule is expected to take SSDI benefits from thousands people with disabilities. As it is, it is very difficult to qualify for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI). Trump praises Mike Pompeo for blasting NPR host Mary Louise Kelly.

Trump is a remorseless advocate of crimes against humanity. (2) What the 1% Don't Want You to Know. (2) Corruption is Legal in America. William Barr is destroying the DOJ to shield Trump, including blocking access to his tax forms. On Monday, the wall surrounding Donald Trump’s actions to use foreign governments to undercut American intelligence didn’t just crack—it collapsed.

(8) Narcissist, Psychopath, or Sociopath: How to Spot the Differences. Trump gives US tech to Saudi Arabia that could help build bombs: NYT - Business Insider. Trump admin approved nuclear energy transfers to Saudis after Khashoggi killing. Demonstrators hold photographs of journalist Jamal Khashoggi outside the White House in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images The Trump administration approved the transfer of nuclear energy information to Saudi Arabia on two occasions after the slaying of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi by agents of the kingdom, according to Senate Democrats.

Climate Undermined by Lobbying. Trump Takes Credit for Obama's Gains for Vets. WASHINGTON (AP) — Boastful on the occasion of Memorial Day, President Donald Trump and his Veterans Affairs secretary are claiming full credit for health care improvements that were underway before they took office. US tariffs on China have been paid almost entirely by US importers: IMF. Bank CEO Stephen M. Calk Charged With Corruptly Soliciting A Presidential Administration Position In Exchange For Approving $16 Million In Loans. Audrey Strauss, the Attorney for the United States, Acting Under Authority Conferred by 28 U.S.C. § 515, William F. Inside Syria’s Secret Torture Prisons: How Bashar al-Assad Crushed Dissent. True romance? The intriguing tale of the Russian agent and her Republican lover.

The Making of the Fox News White House. Jeffrey Epstein case: Federal prosecutors broke law, judge says. The War Against Solar Energy. Son of Brazil President Bolsonaro joins Steve Bannon group. NRA Attempts To Distance Itself From Trip To Moscow In 2015. Jared Kushner Told Donald Trump That Firing Comey and Flynn Would Help End Russia Probe, Chris Christie Says. 'Do As I Say, Not As I Do:' Rand 'Socialized-Medicine-Is-Slavery' Paul Headed to Canada for Some Surgery. 60 Environmental Rules on the Way Out Under Trump. The Science Is Clear: Dirty Farm Water Is Making Us Sick.

The bad behavior of the richest: what I learned from wealth managers. China’s Government Has Ordered a Million Citizens to Occupy Uighur Homes. Here’s What They Think They’re Doing. The unseen driver behind the migrant caravan: climate change. Study: Religious fundamentalists and dogmatic individuals are more likely to believe fake news. Republicans Will Take on Obamacare and Entitlements if They Win in Midterms, Mitch McConnell Says.

Scumbags got to stick together - American Reformers. Why are Republicans ramming Brett Kavanaugh on to the supreme court? If Brett Kavanaugh makes it through, women’s anger will be unstoppable. Republicans Will Cut Social Security and Medicare After Tax Plan Passes, Says Marco Rubio. How Will Trump's Presidency End? Amid Effort to Ram Kavanaugh Through Senate, House GOP Refusing to Reauthorize Violence Against Women Act. Keeping Up With The Kardashians may make viewers cold-hearted towards poor, study suggests. The Trump Watch. Do the Crime, Not the Time! Trump meets with promoter of 'QAnon' conspiracy theory in Oval Office.

How many of Trump's close advisers have been convicted – and who are they? Devos money buys influence click 2x. Qanon another far right conspiracy they invented click 2x. A Push for 3-D Weapons by One of the World’s ‘Most Dangerous People’ Media reaction: The 2018 summer heatwaves and climate change. Chart: Are We Living Under Fascism? - by Scott Bateman. Sean Hannity cites misleading Obama quote in coverage of Russian election meddling. The Heroes of America's Startup Economy Weren't Born in America. The Trump baby blimp is a perfect riposte to the snowflake right.

Fact-checking an immigration meme that's been circulating for more than a decade.

Fat Fraud Sits on a Mountain of Lies

Italy-matteo-salvini-video-immigration-mass-cleansing-roma-travellers-far-right-league-party-a8409506. Stephen Miller, the Man Behind Family Separation. Is Stephen Miller a Descendant of Asylum Seekers Who Fled Anti-Semitic Violence? What-separation-from-parents-does-to-children-13005205. Atlasobscura. The Bible and the belt: Inside a camp for gay youth. Chart: Are We Living Under Fascism? - by Scott Bateman. Why do so many Mormons back Trump? Some say it's about the land. Did President Donald Trump Salute a North Korean General? Fact checking Trump's Energy Boasts click 2x. Ex-aides say congressman made them his servants.

Impeachment is NOT the best punishment for Trump. This is. click 2x. They Were Asking For it - by Eli Valley. Trump backer who owned 'inhumane' housing picked to be Belgium envoy. Rudy Giuliani won deal for OxyContin maker to continue sales of drug behind opioid deaths. Donald Trump Robert Mueller Cold Open - SNL. Here are the US Senators who voted NO on the net neutrality CRA, and how much money they have taken… Trump Kills NASA Carbon Monitoring Program as CO2 Levels Soar Past 'Troubling' 410 ppm Threshold.

Tomi Lahren Got Owned with a History Lesson About Her Immigrant Ancestors – PoliticalBizz. The NRA is Holding the Smoking Gun that Connects Trump to Russia. Was the Obama Administration Unable to Arrange the Release of Three Hostages in North Korea? Russian Ties To Trump: News, Videos and Photos-ABC News. Haspel. What do incels, fascists and terrorists have in common? Violent misogyny. Fatal encounters: 97 deaths point to pattern of border agent violence across America. A Lobbyist Helped Scott Pruitt Plan a Morocco Trip. Then Morocco Hired the Lobbyist. Sean Hannity: 400% rise in eviction orders since host bought Georgia apartment complex.