Let’s talk about Russian claims, chemicals, and masks – Beau of the Fifth Column

Let’s talk about Poland, planes, and power in Ukraine – Beau of the Fifth Column

Russia accuses Ukraine of attempted border breach – Al Jazeera

Russia’s military says it has prevented a “diversionary reconnaissance” group from breaching the border from Ukraine.

Let’s talk about State vs AP on Russia on Ukraine – Beau of the Fifth Column

The Cold War: Crash Course US History #37

In which John Green teaches you about the Cold War, the decades long conflict between the USA and the USSR. The Cold War was called cold because of the lack of actual fighting, but this is inaccurate. There was plenty of fighting, from Korea to Viet Nam to Afghanistan, but we’ll get into that stuffContinue reading “The Cold War: Crash Course US History #37”

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”

The ongoing challenges to democracy in Asia – DW News

Many regions in Asia saw challenges to their democratic form of governance in 2021. But there were always people who stood up to abuses of power. We look at how in Myanmar, Hong Kong, India and the Philippines.

Manchin thought parents would spend child credit on drugs and use paid sick leave to go hunting, report says

Manchin’s remaks contradict his stated reasons for opposing the Biden administration’s $1.8trn social spending package Senator Joe Manchin’s publicly stated reasons for opposing President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Act social spending package don’t match up with what he told senate colleagues behind closed doors, according to a new report which alleges that he believes Americans who receive governmentContinue reading “Manchin thought parents would spend child credit on drugs and use paid sick leave to go hunting, report says”

Let’s talk about Fox News and grocery stores – Beau of the Fifth Column

Bolsonaro spread disinformation on Brazil’s voting system: Police

Brazilian president had a ‘direct’ role in spreading disinformation about the electoral process, a police report says. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro had a “direct and relevant” role in spreading disinformation about the country’s electoral process during live streams on social media, according to a police document. Federal police commissioner Denisse Ribeiro wrote in the document that Bolsonaro’s streams hadContinue reading “Bolsonaro spread disinformation on Brazil’s voting system: Police”

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