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Iran 11.01.20

Study Finds Bots and MAGA Supporters Pushing #IraniansDetestSoleimani Hashtag

The hashtag #IraniansDetestSoleimani has been trending on Twitter this week, as users voiced their opposition to the recently assassinated Iranian military leader Qasem Soleimani. The hashtag remained one of the most popular amongst users in the U.S. and Western Europe. But similar viral sentiment was not expressed across the Middle East, least of all on Iranian Twitter, leaving one to wonder, who are these Iranian Soleimani haters?

The story became stranger still after Middle East and social media disinformation expert Professor Marc Owen Jones of Hamad bin Khalifa University in Qatar analyzed the trend. Jones studied 60,000 tweets from nearly 10,000 accounts using the hashtag and found that the most common phrases in those users’ biographies were “Make America Great Again” and “Trump” – not somebody noted for his support among Iranians, or Muslims more generally. He concluded that “once again that the online right wing MAGA movement is boosting the trend that seeks to indicate that Iranians actually hated Soleimani.”

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Iran 11.01.20

Study Finds Bots and MAGA Supporters Pushing #IraniansDetestSoleimani Hashtag

https://www.mintpressnews.com/study-bots-maga-supporters-iraniansdetestsoleimani-hashtag/264024/

The hashtag #IraniansDetestSoleimani has been trending on Twitter this week, as users voiced their opposition to the recently assassinated Iranian military leader Qasem Soleimani. The hashtag remained one of the most popular amongst users in the U.S. and Western Europe. But similar viral sentiment was not expressed across the Middle East, least of all on Iranian Twitter, leaving one to wonder, who are these Iranian Soleimani haters?

The story became stranger still after Middle East and social media disinformation expert Professor Marc Owen Jones of Hamad bin Khalifa University in Qatar analyzed the trend. Jones studied 60,000 tweets from nearly 10,000 accounts using the hashtag and found that the most common phrases in those users’ biographies were “Make America Great Again” and “Trump” – not somebody noted for his support among Iranians, or Muslims more generally. He concluded that “once again that the online right wing MAGA movement is boosting the trend that seeks to indicate that Iranians actually hated Soleimani.”

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Serbia 20.08.19

America’s Forgotten Bullshit Bombing of Serbia, by James Bovard

https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/08/20/americas-forgotten-bullshit-bombing-of-serbia/

"Forgotten lies almost guarantee new political treachery. Twenty years ago, President Bill Clinton commenced bombing Serbia in the name of human rights, justice, and ethnic tolerance. Approximately 1,500 Serb civilians were killed by NATO bombing in one of the biggest sham morality plays of the modern era. As British professor Philip Hammond recently noted, the 78-day bombing campaign 'was not a purely military operation: NATO also destroyed what it called ‘dual-use’ targets, such as factories, city bridges, and even the main television building in downtown Belgrade, in an attempt to terrorize the country into surrender'.”

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Palestine 01.07.19

Trump’s Peace Plan Has Been Designed to Fail Exactly Like Its Predecessors, by Jonathan Cook

"Donald Trump’s supposed 'deal of the century', offering the Palestinians economic bribes in return for political submission, is the endgame of western peace-making, the real goal of which has been failure, not success.

"For decades, peace plans have made impossible demands of the Palestinians, forcing them to reject the terms on offer and thereby create a pretext for Israel to seize more of their homeland."


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Vaccination 13.03.19

Interview With a Retired Vaccine Researcher, by Jon Rappoport

“[These days,] If I had a child, the last thing I would allow is [my child to be vaccinated].”

"Dr. Mark Randall is the pseudonym of a vaccine researcher who worked for many years in the labs of major pharmaceutical houses and the US government’s National Institutes of Health.

"Mark retired in the 1990s. He says he was “disgusted with what he discovered about vaccines.”

"As you know, since the beginning of NoMoreFakeNews, I continue to launch attacks against non-scientific and dangerous assertions about the safety and efficacy of vaccines.

"Mark was one of my early sources."

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Syria 14.02.19

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Censorship 26.01.19

1984: YouTube Will Demote Conspiracy Videos In Its Recommendation Algorithm — A Scary Prospect For Freedom Of Thought

"YouTube said Friday it will stop recommending conspiracy videos such as those claiming the Earth is flat, or promoting alternative theories about the September 11, 2001 attacks.

"While the former is a psyop — the Earth obviously isn’t flat and is a spheroid — the latter is the more worrying contention, since to this day there are still valid questions about 9/11. For information on 9/11 that doesn’t quite add up, you only need to watch two of James Corbett’s YouTube documentary films: 9/11 War Games and 9/11 Trillions: Follow The Money."

Paragraph 9: 'Considering that the origination of the word “Conspiracy Theorist” comes from the CIA, I would say using a derogatory word to discuss those who think is dangerous.'

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Science 24.01.19

The Pharmaceutical industry’s dirty little secret. The data from thousands of clinical trials, often publicly funded, are never disclosed. Instead, the industry cherry-picks trial data to exclude evidence of ineffectiveness or adverse effects.

https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/the-pharmaceutical-industrys-dirty-little-secret-the-data-from-thousands-of-clinical-trials-often-publicly-funded-are-never-disclosed-instead-the-industry-cherry-picks-trial-data-to-exclude-evi/

All clinical trials of pharmaceutical products should be pre-registered, and the results should always be released. The prevalence of deliberate non-disclosure means that data which shows adverse side-effects is simply being swept under the carpet.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that failing to report results can lead to the use of “suboptimal or even harmful products”.

The criteria of the scientific process are not fulfilled if “unhelpful” data is not released. It’s quite literally, pseudo-science: going through the motions until you get the results you want.