Sweden Launches Psychological Defense Agency To Counter Disinformation

Sweden has created a new government agency dedicated to fighting disinformation, particularly from foreign governments such as Russia, China and Iran. The Swedish Psychological Defense Agency, based in Karlsbad and with an office in Solna, will be headed by director general Henrik Landerholm, a former ambassador, and will have 45 staff. It will work withContinue reading “Sweden Launches Psychological Defense Agency To Counter Disinformation”

Somalia’s President Accused of Carrying Out ‘Indirect Coup’ After Suspending Prime Minister

Somalia’s president has been accused of attempting to stage an “indirect coup” after suspending his prime minister over allegations that he stole land from the nation’s army. On Monday, President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed announced that he was suspending Prime Minister Mohammed Hussein Roble in the latest round in a long-running power struggle between them. Roble’sContinue reading “Somalia’s President Accused of Carrying Out ‘Indirect Coup’ After Suspending Prime Minister”

AmazonSmile donated more than $40,000 to anti-vaccine groups in 2020

Donations through the online retailer’s charitable program come as it faces criticism for its role in health misinformation Amazon’s charitable program is paying tens of thousands of dollars to anti-vaccine groups in a move experts say is “shocking” as millions of Americans remain unvaccinated in the face of another Covid-19 wave. AmazonSmile reportedly donated moreContinue reading “AmazonSmile donated more than $40,000 to anti-vaccine groups in 2020”

“Shameful”: Auschwitz-style banner at Polish COVID vaccine protest condemned

The Auschwitz Museum and Poland’s prime minister on Wednesday condemned anti-COVID vaccination protesters as “shameful” and “mindless” for displaying a banner that mimicked the infamous sign at the gates of the Nazi concentration camp. The banner featured the words “Vaccination makes you free” on an arch shaped to echo the one that reads “Work makesContinue reading ““Shameful”: Auschwitz-style banner at Polish COVID vaccine protest condemned”

State of the pandemic within Europe primarily determined by vaccination rates – DW News

Vaccination rates are very unequal around the world. There are also big differences within Europe and the European Union. Leading the pack is Portugal, where 88 percent of the total population is fully vaccinated. Spain is also doing well, at 80 percent. In Germany, just 69 percent of the population is fully vaccinated – aContinue reading “State of the pandemic within Europe primarily determined by vaccination rates – DW News”

Fact check: Why are there so many COVID vaccination breakthroughs? – DW News

The number of vaccination breakthroughs is increasing in many places — and this trend is likely to continue with the omicron variant. These factors have been pushed by anti-vaccine campaigns online. But do vaccination breakthroughs really mean that COVID-19 vaccines don’t work? DW looks at the science.

2020: Is working class condemned to serfdom in America after coronavirus? – The Hill

Krystal and Saagar talk to author Joel Kotkin about his new book, ‘The Coming of Neo-feudalism.’

Rohingya refugees from Myanmar sue Facebook for $150B for spreading hate speech

Group says social media giant didn’t do enough to stop hate speech that contributed to violence Rohingya refugees from Myanmar are suing Meta Platforms Inc, formerly known as Facebook, for $150 billion US over allegations that the social media company did not take action against anti-Rohingya hate speech that contributed to violence. A U.S. class-actionContinue reading “Rohingya refugees from Myanmar sue Facebook for $150B for spreading hate speech”

Follower of QAnon Influencer Who Claims to be Canada’s Queen Arrested Over School Threats

“Time to go hunting. Bang bang,” the follower of Romana Didulo wrote in a private chat for her “duck hunters.” A follower of Romana Didulo, a woman who claims to be the Queen of Canada, was arrested in Laval, Quebec, after allegedly making threats about his daughter’s school.  The arrest comes after Didulo, a QAnon influencer withContinue reading “Follower of QAnon Influencer Who Claims to be Canada’s Queen Arrested Over School Threats”

Copycat threats force more than 12 school districts to close for classes Thursday, Dec. 2

Tuesday’s mass shooting at Oxford High School has sparked a disturbing trend across Metro-Detroit. School districts in the area say they’re dealing with copycat threats of violence and more than a dozen districts have canceled class Thursday to remain cautious. These threats are popping up on social media and it’s making already uneasy students scaredContinue reading “Copycat threats force more than 12 school districts to close for classes Thursday, Dec. 2”

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