Two Hindu men killed, temples vandalised in Bangladesh violence

Religious violence erupts after photo widely circulated on social media shows the Quran placed on the knee of a Hindu deity. Police in Bangladesh have detained at least 300 suspects after two Hindu men were killed and temples vandalised following unrest triggered by the alleged desecration of the Muslim holy book during a Hindu religiousContinue reading “Two Hindu men killed, temples vandalised in Bangladesh violence”

Social media misinformation stokes a worsening civil war in Ethiopia

As Tamu Shatallah walked past the inauguration stage draped in gold, his thoughts were on the deadly civil war that has plagued Ethiopia for nearly a year. It’s a war “between brothers, between sisters,” Tamu said. A war that, as far as he can tell, has done nothing for his country. That stage in Ethiopia’sContinue reading “Social media misinformation stokes a worsening civil war in Ethiopia”

Misinformation: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

John Oliver discusses how misinformation spreads among immigrant diaspora communities, how little some platforms have done to stop it, and, most importantly, how to have a very good morning.

Let’s talk about the message from Southwest pilots – Beau of the Fifth Column

Trump, right-wingers praise anti-vax Southwest pilots — who turn out to be imaginary

Ted Cruz tries to rewrite baseless claim about Southwest pilots — Trump claims they’re protesting “rigged” election Former President Trump and several right-wing Republican lawmakers claimed over the holiday weekend that hundreds of canceled and delayed Southwest Airlines flights resulted from pilots and other airline employees resisting vaccine mandates. But the airline, the pilots union and the FAA haveContinue reading “Trump, right-wingers praise anti-vax Southwest pilots — who turn out to be imaginary”

Texas removes suicide hotline from LGBTQ site because it could hurt GOP governor’s reelection

Greg Abbott’s primary opponent said it’s “offensive to see Greg Abbott use our tax dollars to advocate for transgender ideology,” because a state website linked an LGBTQ suicide hotline. It was promptly removed. The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) quietly removed information intended to help prevent LGBTQ youth suicide from one ofContinue reading “Texas removes suicide hotline from LGBTQ site because it could hurt GOP governor’s reelection”

Far-right Covid conspiracy theories fuelling antisemitism, warn UK experts

Organisers of exhibition on history of British fascism say parallels can be drawn with current thinking A surge in Covid-19 conspiracy theories risks boosting antisemitism, hate crime campaigners have warned after the opening of an exhibition shedding light on interwar British fascism and its parallels today. The Wiener Holocaust Library in London is staging the exhibition –Continue reading “Far-right Covid conspiracy theories fuelling antisemitism, warn UK experts”

Let’s talk about Southwest airlines, disruptions, and evidence – Beau of the Fifth Column

Rep. Claudia Tenney calls Pope Francis a communist after he meets Nancy Pelosi

U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney called Pope Francis a communist on Sunday, a day after he met with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at the Vatican. Tenney, R-New Hartford, tweeted a response to a photo of Pope Francis shaking hands with Pelosi in a private audience at the Vatican. “Just two communists,” Tenney wrote. When a Twitter user responded toContinue reading “Rep. Claudia Tenney calls Pope Francis a communist after he meets Nancy Pelosi”

Fanatic anti-vaxxers and coronavirus deniers are continuing to radicalize | COVID-19 Special – DW News

A 20-year old petrol station worker was shot dead in Germany after asking a customer to mask up. The country has seen many protests, sometimes violent, over its hygiene rules – but the shooting was the first death directly linked to the restrictions. It prompted widespread shock and condemnation. It’s an escalation of conspiracy theories.Continue reading “Fanatic anti-vaxxers and coronavirus deniers are continuing to radicalize | COVID-19 Special – DW News”

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