Whistleblower’s SEC complaint: Facebook knew platform was used to “promote human trafficking and domestic servitude”

For the first time, read the whistleblower’s complaints to the SEC that led to 60 Minutes’ report on Facebook. For the first time, 60 Minutes is publishing whistleblower complaints filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission against Facebook by former employee Frances Haugen. The filings, submitted by Haugen’s lawyers, state, “Our anonymous client is disclosingContinue reading “Whistleblower’s SEC complaint: Facebook knew platform was used to “promote human trafficking and domestic servitude””

Ex-Facebook manager alleges social network fed Capitol riot

Facebook prematurely turned off safeguards designed to thwart misinformation and rabble rousing after Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump in last year’s elections in a moneymaking move that a company whistleblower alleges contributed to the deadly Jan. 6 invasion of the U.S. Capitol. The whistleblower, former Facebook product manager Frances Haugen, also asserted during an exclusive interview thatContinue reading “Ex-Facebook manager alleges social network fed Capitol riot”

Trump Says US Won’t Exist In 3 Years During Bonkers Newsmax Interview

During an interview with Newsmax this week, Donald Trump made the bizarre claim that the United States won’t exist in three years. He didn’t elaborate on what, exactly, is going to happen to the country, but he was so adamant about his claim that he made it twice. He also railed against the non-existent voterContinue reading “Trump Says US Won’t Exist In 3 Years During Bonkers Newsmax Interview”

Trump Swears The 2020 Election Will Eventually Be Overturned – Ring of Fire

Donald Trump has clearly bought into his own delusion that the 2020 election was stolen (it wasn’t), and he said in an interview over the weekend that he still believes the election is going to be decertified. That’s not even a thing that can happen, but Trump and his most loyal supporters still seem toContinue reading “Trump Swears The 2020 Election Will Eventually Be Overturned – Ring of Fire”

Targeting Australia’s largest neo-Nazi group | 60 Minutes Australia

A joint investigation by 60 MINUTES, The Age and Sydney Morning Herald to infiltrate and expose a toxic and rotting world of hate. Reporter Nick McKenzie has been working on this clandestine operation for the past eight months. The threat is so significant Australia’s top spy, the director-general of ASIO has agreed to his firstContinue reading “Targeting Australia’s largest neo-Nazi group | 60 Minutes Australia”

Belarus tightens grip on lawyers – Reuters

More than half a dozen Belarusian lawyers interviewed by Reuters say their licenses were removed after defending protesters, speaking out against authorities or resisting what they said was pressure on their profession.

Afghanistan: Women can be educated up to university level, Taliban spokesman tells Sky News

Suhail Shaheen delivered a message to the UK prime minister and the international community saying they should “respect the aspiration of the people of Afghanistan”, and that they had a “moral obligation” to help rebuild the country. Women in Afghanistan will have the right to work and be educated up to university level, a TalibanContinue reading “Afghanistan: Women can be educated up to university level, Taliban spokesman tells Sky News”

The UK’s defense minister blamed Trump for the Afghanistan crisis, saying ‘the die was cast’ when Trump negotiated a peace deal with the Taliban

The Taliban seized Afghanistan with unexpected speed as the US withdrew troops. The troop pullout happened under Biden but came from a deal negotiated by Trump. UK Defense Minister Ben Wallace on Monday blamed the Afghanistan crisis on Trump. The UK’s defense minister blamed the chaos in Afghanistan on former US President Donald Trump onContinue reading “The UK’s defense minister blamed Trump for the Afghanistan crisis, saying ‘the die was cast’ when Trump negotiated a peace deal with the Taliban”

Calls for violence online similar to before January 6 Capitol attack, DHS Intel chief says

Online extremist rhetoric is strikingly similar to the build-up to the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, with increasing calls for violence linked to conspiracy theories and false narratives, Homeland Security Intelligence chief John Cohen said in an interview with CNN. There have been online comments such as “the system is broken,” “take action into theirContinue reading “Calls for violence online similar to before January 6 Capitol attack, DHS Intel chief says”

Viktor Orbán censored a question Tucker Carlson asked about Xi Jinping, after the Fox host suggested Hungary was ‘freer’ than the US

Tucker Carlson interviewed Hungary’s authoritarian leader, Viktor Orbán, last week. Hungary initially scrubbed negative references to Chinese leader Xi Jinping from the transcript. Orbán has friendly ties with Xi, and it’s become a liability ahead of Hungary’s 2022 elections. As he was broadcasting from Hungary last week, Fox News host Tucker Carlson presented the CentralContinue reading “Viktor Orbán censored a question Tucker Carlson asked about Xi Jinping, after the Fox host suggested Hungary was ‘freer’ than the US”

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