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16631
Trump Forest - a global reforestation project aiming to offset Trump's anti-climate policies - has reached 1 million trees after thousands of pledges from around the world.
49256
Donald Trump falsely says he never denied Russian meddling
2359
Mueller Unveils New Charges in Russia Probe
1830
President Donald Trump remained focused on the Russia matter on Monday, questioning in a tweet why his predecessor didn't act to prevent Moscow from interfering in US elections. "Obama was President up to, and beyond, the 2016 Election. So why didn't he do something about Russian meddling?"
900
As some 250,000 Puerto Ricans are without power 5 mos after Hurricane Maria—the longest blackout in US history—the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority is cutting its operating reserve to save money, as govt plans privatizing it. "This puts the economic development of the country in private hands."
52591
A homophobic video urging Russians to re-elect President Vladimir Putin has gone viral less than a month before the country's election. The video tells voters that if Putin's rivals win they will take Russia into a "nightmare" future in which they are forced to co-habitate with gay men.
194
Man who says he was a Russian 'troll' arrested by Russian police after going public
514
Tasmania to reach 120% renewable electricity in five years, Labor pledge
3995
Cape Town 'day zero' moved to June 4th, national disaster declared. The city will run out of water on this day
781
Dutch activate 'hard Brexit' plan and blame 'a lack of clarity' from the UK
345
Iran threatens to ‘level Tel Aviv,’ kill Netanyahu if Israel attacks
965
South Korean Cryptocurrency Regulator Found Dead at Home
168
'It's not a war. It's a massacre': scores killed in Syrian enclave
104
Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitckii has tested positive for doping. He says somebody might have spiked his drink back in Japan.
289
Archeologists have hailed "astonishing" discovery of what are believed to be only surviving examples of Roman boxing gloves. Thought to date from AD120, have been well preserved thanks to oxygen-free environment underneath concrete floor...beneath stone fort of Vindolanda, south of Hadrian's Wall.
952
Special counsel Robert Mueller's interest in Jared Kushner has expanded beyond his contacts with Russia and now includes his efforts to secure financing for his company from foreign investors during the presidential transition, according to people familiar with the inquiry.
448
Major Russian mafia trial opens in Spain
81
Russia admits ‘several dozen’ of its citizens killed in Syria fighting
764
Trump Jr. to deliver foreign policy speech during business trip to India
33
France considers jailing illegal immigrants for up to five years for fake ID
115
U.N. issues blank statement on Syria, says it has run out of words
116
100 civilians, including 20 children, killed in worst Syria shelling since 2015
34941
UK millennials suffer worst falls in incomes of any nationality apart from Greece, report reveals
59
Syrian pro-government forces enter Afrin
246
A seminal event in the Earth's history - when plants appeared on land - may have happened 100 million years earlier than previously thought.
222
South Korea Refuses Call to Fire Judge Who Freed Samsung Heir
30
Israeli man killed in Palestinian stabbing attack
35
Doctors can stop providing life support to toddler Alfie Evans who has a mystery illness against his parents' wishes, the High Court has ruled.
28
Facebook exec apologizes for claim that Russian goal wasn’t to sway election: report
1631
Philippines: HIV cases up 3,147 percent in 10 years. Critics say President Duterte's statement deriding condom use as 'not satisfying' harms advocacy to prevent HIV.
37
'Gays for Putin' Schedule Rally in Support of Russian President
7602
All adult Singapore Citizens to receive S$100-S$300 from the government, due to budget surplus.
85
The Paris accord set only modest goals on climate change, but the world's nations are falling short anyway
27
Erdogan: Turkish army will besiege Afrin within days
44
North Korean cyber-espionage has reached new heights. Spying unit is widening its operations into aerospace and defence industries, according to US security firm that tracks cyber-attackers around the world.
4189
A Cave in China Is Filled with Exotic Plants that Shouldn’t Be There—But Researchers May Have Figured Out Why - They may be the only surviving species after heavy deforestation
438
Peru's ex-President Alberto Fujimori has been ordered to stand trial for the 1992 killings of six farmers.
22
The populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) has overtaken the Social Democrats (SPD) in a national opinion poll for the first time.
661
A plan to protect wolves in France could see their population swell to 500 in the next five years. The proposal - which would increase the number of wolves by around 40 per cent - is designed to ensure the survival of the species in France.
435
British soldiers are to be deployed to Africa to boost the fight against illegal wildlife poaching
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.
18 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.
3 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.
2 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.