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Bare-chested Putin photos released by Russian state media

Video released by the Kremlin on Aug. 5 shows Russian President Vladimir Putin on a fishing trip in southern Siberia’s mountains. (Reuters) The new Vladmir Putin propaganda set is now available on Russian state media, where you can follow the autocratic president on his adventures to a Siberian lake with fun accessories, friendly ministers and brand-new outfits. Sporting camouflaged diving gear and matching ensembles for all kinds of weather, Putin took a two-day ...

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Jeff Sessions’ Attack on the Media Is Worse Than You Think

Alex Wong/Getty Images Law And Order Equating the free press to spies is dark and dangerous. By KEL MCCLANAHAN August 05, 2017 Attorney General Jeff Sessions held a press conference to announce how avidly the Department of Justice was going to investigate and prosecute leakers of classified national security information. From now on, he said, “the Department of Justice is ...

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Apparently, the NRA Does Not Want to ‘Fist’ the NYT | Media

Social media proved its, uh, incomparable value to the national discourse on Friday when a minor firestorm broke out on Twitter over yet another inflammatory NRA video. At 5:07 p.m. ET, journalist Yashar Ali tweeted “WATCH: New NRA ad: ‘We’re going to fist the NYT and find out just what deep rich means to this old gray hag.'” He embedded ...

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I try to generate debate on social media but spend most of my time tackling trolls: Age of Unreason

The age of unreason: We want to believe facts matter, but the truth is they don’t. And now that we know that, what do we do about it?  (BOEN JIANG ILLUSTRATION)   Once camped under mythical bridges, trolls have crawled into every corner of your social life. A troll antagonizes people online by deliberately posting inflammatory, irrelevant or offensive comments or other ...

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Misleading social media messages entice Haitian asylum seekers to come to Canada – Montreal

Many of the thousands of Haitian nationals streaming across Canada’s border from the U.S. are basing their decision to flee on misleading and false information posted to WhatsApp, Facebook groups and other social media. Encouraged by those ambiguous or deceptive posts, many of the 50,000 to 60,000 Haitians living with temporary protected status (TPS) in the U.S. are interpreting Canada’s welcoming attitude towards immigrants as a ...

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