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Trump’s name appears in Panama Papers for the first time
5502
Some 75 Nobel prizewinners have called on the Iranian government to release Ahmadreza Djalali, a researcher in disaster medicine who was sentenced to death last month. The letter is the latest and most powerful protest against the ruling by the scientific community so far.
744
Mexico’s government has created a marine park the size of Illinois in the Pacific, the largest ocean reserve in North America for the conservation of giant rays, whales and turtles, including dozens of species endemic to the area.
8982
Putin's party using physical violence to cling to power after losing an election in Moscow
48221
terroist attack in egypt mosque,50 dead
425
Bombshell report reveals new details about Trump's Oval Office meeting with Russians after he fired Comey...sparked widespread concern within the US and Israeli intelligence communities earlier this year when he disclosed details of a highly classified Israeli operation to Russian officials.
2313
Police alert at Oxford Circus Tube
281
Elon Musk wins bet, finishing massive Austalia battery installation in 100 days
8879
North Korean defector a 'nice guy' who likes watching CSI – surgeon
2262
UK broadband firms must ditch 'misleading' speed ads: Currently ISPs are allowed to use headline speeds that only 10% of customers will actually receive. In future, adverts must be based on what is available to at least 50% of customers at peak times.
704
Forty human traffickers arrested, 500 people rescued in West Africa
1727
Sugar industry withheld evidence of sucrose's health effects nearly 50 years ago
375
German court: Ancient forest can be cleared for coal mine
206
Call to regulate video game loot boxes over gambling concerns
1299
BuzzFeed News has uncovered a new network of suspected Twitter propaganda accounts – sharing messages about Brexit, Donald Trump, and Angela Merkel – that have close connections to the Russian-linked bot accounts identified by the social media platform in its evidence to the US Congress.
500
Jeff Bezos is worth over $100 billion after Amazon's Black Friday rally
971
Hundreds queue to donate blood for Sinai mosque bomb victims
797
Mother saves her daughter from Boko Haram by pretending to be mad for nine months
215
"It's time for Canada to acknowledge its history for what it is: flawed, imperfect and unfinished." Canada's PM Justin Trudeau apologizes for "profound cultural loss" resulting from Canada's indigenous assimilation that "led to poverty, family violence, substance abuse and community breakdown."
61
Mysterious loud booms heard across the world in 64 locations and even NASA doesn’t know why.
628
Privacy campaigner entitled to sue Facebook Ireland through Austrian court. Facebook collects private data in excess of what is allowed under EU law and allows US intelligence access to the material.
522
Michael Flynn has something on Donald Trump if he is cooperating with Mueller probe, say lawyers
275
Russian Lawmaker Wants to Label McDonald’s a ‘Foreign Agent’ -- Less than 72 hours after pushing through legislation that could see international news outlets branded “foreign agents,” Russian lawmakers are reportedly setting their sights on American fast food chains.
19993
North Korea Removes All Border Guards after Failing to Prevent Soldier's Defection
768
Amazon tribe saves plant lore with ‘healing forests’ and encyclopedia: In a bid to safeguard knowledge the Matsés in Peru have been planting “medicinal agroforestry” plots and written a 1,044-page two-volume book.
74
Zimbabwe leader to 're-engage' with world, vows sweeping changes including stopping corruption and compensating white farmers whose land was seized by the government
1247
UN: Mexico drug gangs killing kids who won’t work for them
33
Tel Aviv City Hall lights up in solidarity with Egypt - Israel News
44
Mexico creates huge national park to protect marine life
3430
Eight men claiming to be from North Korea have washed up on coast of Japan
59
An indigenous rights activist found dead in an Argentinian river 78 days after he went missing died by drowning, a judge said. Santiago Maldonado disappeared on August 1 following a paramilitary police operation to disperse a protest march by the Mapuche indigenous group in Chubut province
1724
Uber's Cover-Up of Its Massive Data Breach May Lead to E.U. Investigations
409
Swiss cannabis farm aiming to supply 'legal weed' across Europe
56
Physicists Just Found a Loophole in Graphene That Could Unlock Clean, Limitless Energy
26
Train derails near Hells Gate, British Columbia. Fuel spill into Fraser River has been confirmed by officials
209
Puerto Rico is set to become the world’s worst economy next year
3588
Elon Musk has finished building the world's largest battery in less than 100 days
239
Australia will never recognize annexation of Crimea
12
Anatomy of a Fake News Scandal: Inside the web of conspiracy theorists, Russian operatives, Trump campaigners and Twitter bots who manufactured the 'news' that Hillary Clinton ran a pizza-restaurant child-sex ring
22
Mormon missionary, who was caught in three terror attacks, reveals his life was saved in Belgium bombing by an 'angelic' Muslim woman who he has never been able to find
103 CANT_TRUST_PUTIN Russian operatives hiding behind false identities used Facebook’s event-management tool to remotely organize and promote political protests in the U.S., including an August 2016 anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim rally in Idaho, The Daily Beast has learned. A Facebook spokesperson confirmed to The Daily Beast that the social-media giant “shut down several promoted events as part of the takedown we described last week.” The company declined to elaborate, except to confirm that the events were promoted with paid ads. (This is the first time the social-media giant has publicly acknowledged the existence of such events.) The Facebook events—one of which echoed Islamophobic conspiracy theories pushed by pro-Trump media outlets—are the first indication that the Kremlin’s attempts to shape America’s political discourse moved beyond fake news and led unwitting Americans into specific real-life action. _____ Pretty vile stuff. What can be done to make these sort of things less influential? (Other than "delete Facebook")
35 wakka-wakka-wakka This kind of thing isnt going to go away, unfortunately. Its as much a problem with hostile nations as it is domestically. The Russian government is taking advantage of constitutional protections that force the media to either a) remain compromised in the eye of the public or b) self-monitor their own content. These media giants are concerned with profit margins, not the infallibility of the information posted by, with, or through them. If that was the case, we wouldnt be in this position now.... So how do you fix it? Do we force the government to monitor sources of traffic and shut down false accounts? That can quickly run afoul of 1st amendment protections and can easily be misused. Russia's aim isnt to spread a particular set of "lies". Its to turn everything into a possible lie. To devalue the idea that the truth is knowable at all, and that theres no point in demanding it. Shame on us for being so unprepared to deal with such a toxic attack, and shame on those who think that this is just "the way it is". Apathy is what Russia wants, not activism. As long as Americans are outraged by attempts to manipulate their views through falsities we will be better off than by simply giving up.
17 nexttimeforsure_eh Where's the dark turn? That article is 4-6 paragraphs long, and says almost nothing other than "fake facebook groups tried to organize rallies, failed, facebook recently took them down"...
11 iushciuweiush >It remains unclear how many people actually showed up to that particular event—**the Facebook event page lists four people as having attended.** Oh fuck, what are we going to do? This is truly a dark turn. We can't let Russians convince four people to meet somewhere. How do we stop this? Is voting democrat enough or do we need to start a whole movement? Help!
2 Tikaani91 This only serves to strengthen my viewpoint on refraining from disclosing political opinions on the internet. The whole Trump/Hillary thing had so many of my friends making an ass of themselves on Facebook and I'm incredibly happy that I stayed out of it, because now they look even *worse* for it.
1 greenSixx Lol, 1 example with 4 people showing up? I won't be surprised that this "investigation" turns up activity similar to this but done by researchers and US universities trying to understand the best and most effective way to use social media to fuck shit up.
0 marinatefoodsfargo Russian bots already heavily downvoting thread.
4 thef1guy Am not sure if Reddit is full of prepubescent teens or critical thinking is seriously lacking in this subreddit. The anti-Russian hivemind are constantly circle-jerking at these endless stories to the point that many people genuinely forget that 60 million sovereign beings actually decided to vote for Trump at their own will, not because of some silly Facebook page which 4 people accepted an invite or some emails showing Hillary Clinton's camp is up to no good. It is almost like the losing side simply cannot accept that Americans did this at their own will and the feeling an external agent has to be the catalyst to them losing is misjudged. Until the losing side accepts that Donald Trump won, not because of Russia or any external agent but as a by product of the populace becoming tired of the same old establishment politics that fails to listen to the concerns of the disenfranchised, usually brushed aside as rednecks or right wings, I suspect that the political divide will get much worse. Stop trying to blame Putin or Russia for all your problems. If you keep looking for an external agent as the cause, you'll never see the actual internal reasons.