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Offline Ian

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Re: International politics
« Reply #180 on: August 29, 2020, 07:03:02 pm »
Facebook - the anti-social network, is at it again. Jacob Blake, 29, was shot in the back seven times on Sunday in front of his children by police attempting to arrest him as he got into his car, making no attempt to deescalate the situation. Blake is now paralysed from the waist down. Protests and riots followed in Kenosha and elsewhere in the US. Amid this unrest, the following call to arms was posted on Facebook by the so-called Kenosha Guard on Tuesday:

Any patriots willing to take up arms and defend our city tonight from the evil thugs? No doubt they are currently planning on the next part of the city to burn tonight.

That night a teen gunman crossed state borders armed with a rifle, a med pack, and latex gloves to reach Kenosha, shooting two people dead and injuring another. A 17-year-old was later arrested and charged with multiple first-degree murders.

Zuckerberg said that he was really, truly, very sorry that he had, once again, let his social network become a platform for hate.

"I think that's painful, that's really discouraging," said Zuck, "and it is just another reminder that there is a lot more to do."

Zuckerberg admitted that the group's page "violated this policy that we put in place a couple weeks ago ... we were worried [people] could be trying to organize violence." He went on to say that the failed takedown was "largely an operational mistake."

"It's because the team that enforces our policy against dangerous organisations is a specialised team," Zuck tried to explain. "The contractors and reviewers who the initial complaints were funnelled to didn't pick this up."

Well, I suppose it is difficult to tell it’s aimed at stirring up violence…
Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.  ― Michel de Montaigne

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Offline SteveH

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Re: International politics
« Reply #181 on: November 07, 2020, 05:25:54 pm »
Interesting BBC side article ....US election result: What Biden's victory means for rest of world

"some analysts have suggested that the Chinese leadership may now be feeling secretly disappointed. Not because they have any lasting fondness for Mr Trump, but because another four years of him in the White House held out the tantalising prospect of a bigger prize. Divisive at home, isolationist abroad - Mr Trump seemed to Beijing the very embodiment of the long-anticipated and hoped for decline in US power."

cont  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-us-2020-54801409


Offline Ian

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Re: International politics
« Reply #182 on: November 07, 2020, 05:54:10 pm »
It's why Russia secretly worked to swing the Brexit vote.
Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.  ― Michel de Montaigne

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Offline Hugo

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Re: International politics
« Reply #183 on: December 08, 2020, 12:39:18 pm »
What's changed over the years?

Offline SteveH

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Re: International politics
« Reply #184 on: December 08, 2020, 02:52:01 pm »
I'd be laughing, if I wasn't crying.............. :(

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Re: International politics
« Reply #185 on: December 09, 2020, 02:07:21 pm »
Ian I didn't know you had direct access to the Kremlin

Offline Hugo

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Re: International politics
« Reply #186 on: June 11, 2022, 12:47:34 pm »
Putin and Peter the Great: Russian leader likens himself to 18th Century tsar

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-61767191

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Re: International politics
« Reply #187 on: August 11, 2022, 11:40:41 am »
The Russian billionaire daring to speak out about Putin.       It's a good job he's in the UK and not in Russia but it hasn't stopped Russian assassins from operating in the UK before



https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-62037169

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Re: International politics
« Reply #188 on: January 27, 2024, 02:10:20 pm »
Boris Nadezhdin: Putin's would-be opponent vows to end Ukraine war
Boris Nadezhdin told the BBC he was unlikely to win 17 March elections but Mr Putin would not last six more years.     I wonder if Boris will still be there by the 17th March 2024




https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-68095968

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Re: International politics
« Reply #189 on: January 28, 2024, 10:20:49 am »
You would think a population of over 140 million people would have got him out by now...........  :-\