Jun 08 09:20

Inside Information Research Department, the UK Cold War 'Fake News' Factory

In January, it was announced the UK government would launch the National Security Communications Unit, a dedicated organization to counter the growth of ‘fake news’ with disinformation of its own. While hailed as a new initiative, weaponizing information for defensive and offensive purposes is familiar territory for Whitehall.

Almost half a year after the proclamation, concrete details of the organization — the how, what and why — still remain scarce, but a look at past British state activities in this regard may be illuminating.

In 1948, the British Foreign Office created the Information Research Department, a secret anti-Soviet propaganda organization that had a significant impact on Western media reporting over the course of its three-decade existence (then-Foreign Secretary David Owen closed it down in 1977).

Jun 08 09:19


Four of the world’s biggest tech platforms have working partnerships with a left-wing nonprofit that has a track record of inaccuracies and routinely labels conservative organizations as “hate groups.”

Facebook, Amazon, Google and Twitter all work with or consult the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) in policing their platforms for “hate speech” or “hate groups,” a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation found.

The SPLC is on a list of “external experts and organizations” that Facebook works with “to inform our hate speech policies,” Facebook spokeswoman Ruchika Budhraja told TheDCNF in an interview.

Jun 08 09:06

FLASHBACK - Anthony Bourdain laments ‘twisted and shallow’ depiction of Palestinians in US media

This is inspiring. Last Sunday the Muslim Public Affairs Council gave a “voices of courage and conscience” in media award to CNN’s traveling chef Anthony Bourdain for the great show he did on food in Palestine last year for his series, “Parts Unknown.”

The Institute for Middle East Understanding posted the video above of Bourdain accepting the award and thanking the Muslim Public Affairs Council “from the bottom of my heart.”

Jun 08 08:42

Argentinian soccer team boycotts Israel — and ‘NY Times’ whitewash fails to quote a single player

The New York Times faced a dilemma. How to downplay this stinging defeat for Israel in world opinion? The Times has a correspondent in Buenos Aires, Daniel Politi, and here’s what he did in today’s sports pages; he did not quote Higuaín or any other player for Argentina. Instead, he spent 22 paragraphs partly peddling an alternate conspiracy theory: that Argentina canceled not for political reasons, but because the team feared “violence” from Palestinians.

Jun 08 08:26

NYT Reporter Has Records Seized In Case Involving Arrest of Senate Leaker

James Wolfe, a former Senate Intelligence Committee official, has been arrested following an investigation of classified information leaks to multiple reporters, including the New York Times’ Ali Watkins with whom he had a three-year personal relationship.

Wolfe was charged with repeatedly lying to investigators about his ties to Watkins and two other reporters. He allegedly transmitted encrypted messages as a means to leak sensitive information related to the committee’s work.

Wolfe was a longtime director of security for the committee which was charged with investigating supposed ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Jun 08 06:59

US illegal and lie-infested War of Aggression on Syria destroys 80% of their 6th-largest city: what would you say if China or Russia destroyed 80% of Philly, San Antonio, San Diego, Dallas, San Jose, Austin, Jacksonville, SF, etc?

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

The Syrian city of Raqqa was their 6th most populated, with the title of this essay listing US cities beginning at our 6th most populated.

After five months of US bombing and ~30,000 artillery shells destroying ~80% of the city, Raqqa’s population of 340,000 is now about 100,000, with perhaps 6,000 killed. 2,000 US military personnel have illegally invaded and occupy Syria.

US .01% “leaders” and corporate media report the “reason” for our tax money used for this outcome is that we shouldn’t support Syria’s democracy, and should replace their political leadership because they “gas their own people.” Hundreds of us in alternative media document the objective facts refute these claims, and the real reason is ongoing US rogue state empire dominating natural and human resources.

What are your conclusions regarding forever US wars on “terror”?

Jun 08 06:35

Google says its A.I. won't be used for weapons, surveillance

Google said Thursday that it would not let its artificial intelligence (A.I.) tools be used for deadly weapons or surveillance.

The tech giant made the pronouncement while unveiling its new A.I. principles, while saying that it would continue to contract with the government and military.

“These are not theoretical concepts; they are concrete standards that will actively govern our research and product development and will impact our business decisions,” Google CEO Sundar Pichai wrote in a post.

“We recognize that such powerful technology raises equally powerful questions about its use. As a leader in AI, we feel a deep responsibility to get this right,” he continued.

The company outlined seven principles for how it uses A.I., including avoiding “creating or reinforcing unfair bias” and proceeding “where we believe that the overall likely benefits substantially exceed the foreseeable risks and downsides.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh, yes, we believe you; in looking at your algorithms and the way data just seems to go down a "rabbit hole" with Google, we can fully expect this company to just the converse of what it has stated it will not do.

Jun 07 15:53


Now, I am not of that ilk personally. My closely held biases are that a) the market’s cycles can be interpreted and managed (although my bias also has led me astray at times, in my execution) and b) that the economy, and by extension the markets, are not normal; not your grandpa’s economy and markets because they are ginned and steroidally goosed by off-the-charts (i.e. experimental) central bank meddling. That’s my bias in line with my entire history of public writing since 2004.

Jun 07 15:05

Facebook will fund original shows from US networks like ABC, CNN and Fox in an attempt to tackle fake news

Campbell Brown, Facebook's head of news partnerships, says the shows will be original and exclusive to Facebook, rather than adapting TV programs from elsewhere for a Facebook audience.

The shows will appear in the site's Watch video section.

Ms Brown declined to say how much Facebook is paying for the shows. They will be available in the US this summer.

Some shows would appear every day and others less frequently. More shows are due to be announced at a later date, she said.

Jun 07 14:26

Mainstream Media Has A Meltdown Over Trump Calling On The Daily Caller

Several journalists from establishment media outlets whined on Twitter Thursday after The Daily Caller received a question at a presser with President Trump.

Jun 07 13:46

Donald Trump: Fake News ‘Unfair’ and ‘Vicious’ to Melania Trump

President Donald Trump blasted the establishment media for reporting on Melania Trump’s whereabouts after undergoing a kidney surgery.

Jun 07 13:24

Why is CNN Obsessed with Melania Trump?

Over the past week, CNN has aired more than two dozen stories inviting speculation and gossip about the supposedly mysterious “disappearance” of First Lady Melania Trump, who has been recuperating from kidney surgery.

Jun 07 13:21

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.: CIA Link To JFK Assassination Has Not Been Disproven (Video)

Tucker Carlson does a very good job in his line of questioning with RFK Jr. here.

Jun 07 11:38

Mainstream media gets it wrong on Gaza AGAIN

The New York Times, the Washington Post, and CNN are 3 examples of the selective amnesia from which nearly every mainstream media news source seems to suffer when it comes to the subject of Israel. It doesn’t take much digging to discover the actual truth – the context that completely changes the story.

Jun 07 10:53

Facebook to Fund News Programming, Including CNN’s Anderson Cooper

Facebook will launch a set of “fully funded” news shows on their platform, including a twice-weekly show from far-left news outlet Mic, and a “nightly show hosted by CNN’s Anderson Cooper,” in an effort to crackdown on “fake news.”

According to the Wrap, the shows will accompany the launch of Facebook Watch, and “despite being paid for by Facebook, will have ‘full editorial control.'”

The lineup includes ABC News’ On Location, Advance Local’s Chasing Corruption, ATTN’s Undivided ATTN, CNN’s Anderson Cooper Full Circle, Fox News’ Fox News Update, Mic’s Mic Dispatch, and Univision’s Real America with Jorge Ramos.

Jun 07 10:04

US so-called ‘health’ so-called ‘care’ corporations maximize profits denying care, charging families ~$30,000 every year. Universal health care saves ~$6,000 per family every year (likely much more). Demanding .01% arrests for looting and lying yet?

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

The annual Milliman Medical Index reports average annual cost of US health care for a typical family of four is $28,166. This is a 12% increase from 2016, and 41% up from 2010; or about $100 increase every month.

Universal health care (single payer) saves ~$600 billion every year, or ~$6,000 per average US household. Savings could be higher, as the US pays three times of the UK.

Since I’ve looked from 2010, powerful and easy ways to frame this problem:

1. Obamacare, Ryancare, or whatever are criminal fraud because government leaders have legal fiduciary responsibility to comprehensively and accurately inform Americans of best ways to invest our tax money for public services.
2. Corporate media are criminally complicit to claim they communicate important news, yet lie in omission with this data.

Jun 07 07:33

The year’s biggest day of primaries left Jewish incumbents (mostly) safe

Ditto for John Fitzgerald, who came in second in the 11th District. Fitzgerald got 25 percent of the vote to incumbent Democrat Mark DeSaulnier’s 69 percent — but he’s still on the ballot in November, he still got 24,000 people voting for a candidate who insists that Jews in government have dual loyalties and he came in ahead of two other candidates, a Democrat and an Independent. The state and national GOP have disavowed Little and Fitzgerald...

Jun 06 16:02

Why is CNN Obsessed with Melania Trump?

Over the past week, CNN has aired more than two dozen stories inviting speculation and gossip about the supposedly mysterious "disappearance" of First Lady Melania Trump, who has been recuperating from kidney surgery.

Jun 06 15:29

Admit it, Media: Your Petty Obsession with Trump is a Cover for Obama

Here’s a quick summary of what Obama’s band of merry men tried to do for Iran:

The Obama administration granted a license letting Iran access the United States financial system despite officials’ pledges that they would prohibit it, according to a draft report from the Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.

Jun 06 15:04

Donald Trump: Fake News ‘Unfair’ and ‘Vicious’ to Melania Trump

President Donald Trump blasted the establishment media for reporting on Melania Trump’s whereabouts after undergoing a kidney surgery.

Jun 06 14:53

CNN’s Ratings Collapse Marches into June

Far-left cable channel CNN suffered a massive ratings collapse in May. June is shaping up to be worse.

CNN stumbled out of May with a massive -25 percent ratings collapse when compared to the same month last year. Because Fox News actually experienced total viewer growth and MSNBC’s loss was a negligible two percent, we know the problem is CNN and not the news cycle or Americans tiring of the news.

Jun 06 14:29

Fake News Jim Acosta Attacks Trump With Fake History

If they weren’t so smug I’d almost feel bad for them because CNN is just pathetic when it comes to that news thing. CNN’s chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta, who loves make the story about himself, just achieved his goal and managed to pull off an amazing feat at the same time.

Jun 06 14:05

Race Obsessed CNN Reporter Humiliates Herself Again

CNN’s rude and obnoxious White House press correspondent April Ryan was totally off the chain on Tuesday.

Jun 06 13:13

HATE HOAX: Teen's Story About Being 'Kidnapped by White Supremacists' Was A Lie

No one could have predicted this.

"Houston police say there is no evidence to support the claims made by a teenager that white supremacists abducted him, injured him and threatened him."

Jun 06 10:35

US Ambassador Slams US, Israeli Media for Gaza Coverage

Massive death tolls from months of Israeli crackdowns in the Gaza Strip have been sparsely covered by the media, particularly in the US. But even where US media outlets have found fault with the killings, US Ambassador David Friedman is expressing anger, saying it’s “not reporting” to cover the killings critically.

Friedman says media coverage that wasn’t supportive of the deaths was “completely superficial,” and that Israeli military officials had assured him that they had to kill all of those Gazans to defend the nation of Israel.

Jun 05 16:07

Mainstream Media Only Hold Bill Clinton Accountable When It Fits Their Agenda

The establishment media are finally asking former-President Bill Clinton some tough and long-overdue questions about his treatment of Monica Lewinsky. It is important to note, though, that the media are only doing this after it matters.

Jun 05 15:54

CNN Caught Red handed Making Fake News

American Urban Radio White House correspondent April Ryan tweeted a misleading comment about President Donald Trump’s celebration of America this afternoon at the White House.

Jun 05 15:46

Surprise, The Mainstream Media Lied Again! Fake News Narrative Falls Apart

On May 23, 2018, after news reports outed Stefan Halper, the Cambridge professor with major ties to U.S. and British intelligence agencies, as having been sent to strike up relationships with a Trump campaign advisors Cater Page,  George Papadopoulos, and Sam Clovis in order to obtain information for the FBI, President Trump tweeted "SPYGATE could be one of the biggest political scandals in history!"

Jun 05 14:45

Kings of Fake News CNN Turns Backlash Against Clinton Into Attack on Trump

A panel of guests on Monday's CNN Tonight With Don Lemon took turns trying to deflect from the public backlash against former President Bill Clinton after he refused to take responsibility for the Monica Lewinsky scandal during a contentious interview with NBC reporter Craig Melvin on the Today show that morning. Anchor Don Lemon and his pundits instead tried to turn the focus against President Trump.

Jun 05 14:25

Globalist 'The Economist' Polls Readers On Support For Open Borders, Doesn't Get Intended Results

Establishment mouthpiece The Economist posted a poll Tuesday on Twitter to get Americans jazzed about our "#OpenFuture" with open borders -- it backfired in hilarious fashion.

Jun 05 13:03

MSNBC Fears Clinton No Longer an Asset at the Polls

One of the Democrats’ greatest assets this November may be turning into a liability. Yesterday, during a segment on MSNBC’s The 11th Hour with Brian Williams, host Williams and  Associated Press White House News Editor Nancy Benac discussed the ramifications of Bill Clinton’s recent NBC interview on the Democrats’ chances at the polls.

Jun 05 13:01

The HuffPost Ruined An Entire Family For One Person’s Tweets

HuffPost doxxed a private citizen on Twitter and sicced social media mobs on her family.

Jun 05 12:57

Google Bribes Newspaper To Print Fake News

The London Evening Standard has found itself surrounded by controversy after it was revealed that the paper sold “favorable news coverage” to six major companies, including Uber and Google, in exchange for £3 million, or just over 4 million U.S. dollars.

Jun 05 11:51

Surfer Mag Gets Woke: 'Why Surf Culture Desperately Needs More Diversity'

White people like surfing -- here's why that cannot be allowed to stand.

Jun 05 11:40


The Council on Foreign Relations delivered an Orwellian presentation recently that unsurprisingly went unnoticed in the mainstream media, in which CFR’s Richard Stengel forwarded the notion that governments “have to” direct “propaganda” at their own domestic populations.
The Council is recognized as one of the United States’ oldest and most establishment think tanks of the American power-elite, and it often sets the agenda on important policy questions—or, as former senior editor at the Washington Post, Richard Harwood, in a column entitled “Ruling Class Journalists,” approvingly described the Council as, “the nearest thing we have to a ruling establishment in the United States.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And, Mr. Harwood, the Independent Media in this country and beyond, will very happily deconstruct that war-centric propaganda in a heartbeat!! :-)

Americans are war-weary, and war-skeptical, sir; it is time to stop this endless war, and for the US government to start developing the assets and resources which will end, once and for all, its continued expropriation of other countries' resources, to which it has no right, and insure that those resources are sold only in US dollars.

Jun 05 11:36

The EU is About to Destroy The Internet

Jun 05 11:34

Amid ‘Russiagate’ Hysteria, What Are the Facts?

The New York Times, of course, is not the only offender. Its editorial attitude has been duplicated or exaggerated by most other media outlets in the United States, electronic and print. Unless there is a mass shooting in progress, it can be hard to find a discussion of anything else on CNN. Increasingly, both in Congress and in our media, it has been accepted as a fact that “Russia” interfered in the 2016 election.

So what are the facts?

Jun 05 11:11

Google Bribes Newspaper To Print Fake News

The London Evening Standard has found itself surrounded by controversy after it was revealed that the paper sold “favorable news coverage” to six major companies, including Uber and Google, in exchange for £3 million, or just over 4 million U.S. dollars.

Jun 05 06:09

Trump: 'I have the absolute right to PARDON myself'

President Donald Trump said Monday he has "the absolute right" to pardon himself — but added that he has "done nothing wrong."

(*There's the "The Summer Mantra" !)

Jun 04 11:46

Facebook Reported to Have Handed Users' Private Data Over to 60 Device Makers

Facebook has provided at least 60 device makers, including Apple, Microsoft and BlackBerry, with access to huge amounts of its users’ personal information over the last decade, media reported.

The New York Times found that the social networking service concluded data-sharing partnerships with device making companies to expand its reach and let them offer their clients popular Facebook features such as messaging and address books.

Jun 04 09:49


I am publishing below an excerpt (called the 'main point') from my post with exhaustive links called YOUR PRIVATE LIFE JUST SUDDENLY EXPLODED. The rest of the post and a complete bibliography of links is at the source.


Evidence surfaced recently -- proof -- that each of us, that every one of us with a cellphone, might as well have a corresponding dot moving and blinking in real time, geolocated on a map somewhere. Did I say might as well? I mean does. (Yes that map is real.)

Find links below.

Let that sink in. THAT GIANT MAP IS REAL. It is a map of all connected devices. If you have a phone, or laptop, or tablet, or router for that matter, you are on it. I mean that absolutely literally.

If you own a cell phone, this means you.


First we learned that our private location information may be, and is, easily retrieved, without a warrant, or our informed consent, and with little to no oversight, at the will, or even whim of almost any police officer in America...

Then, we learned that, until recently, your location information could be retrieved by absolutely anyone with your phone number.

I repeat, up until may 17th, 2018, it was trivially easy for absolutely anyone to locate absolutely anyone else's phone WITH ONLY THE NUMBER…

… and it very probably still isn't that hard.

Jun 04 09:25

Plans Are Being Made to Bring ‘Roseanne’ Back to TV, With One Huge Catch

ABC is in serious financial trouble, as the decision to abruptly cancel ‘Roseanne’ could cost the network as much as $60 million. No matter what, thanks to union and contract rules, many of the show’s employees and actors will have to be paid for the entire 13 episodes of the second season, which was just about to start production. That result caused by that one angry tweet Roseanne sent to former Obama apparatchik Valerie Jarrett has a hefty price tag, as more than 100 people worked on the show.

The situation is so dire that ABC executives are reportedly ready to reboot the sitcom again, despite the political fallout. However, the rumor is they would do it with a replacement for Roseanne Barr as the main character!

Jun 04 08:53

Bill Clinton Says Obama’s Race Influenced Positive Coverage

To cap off a week of racial discontent with Roseanne, Starbucks, NFL rules and liberal hypocrisy, none other than former President Bill Clinton himself dared to suggest that there is a media double standard.

Jun 04 07:26

Too Much Bad News Can Make You Sick, Say Researchers

PHILADELPHIA (CNN) – With every news alert or breaking story, our world seems to be pushed further and further into crisis. It is taking a serious toll on our environment but also on our mental health.

The world has always been stressful, but experiencing acute events occurring thousands of miles away is a new and challenging phenomenon. On any given day, it feels like the world is falling apart.

How can we brace for disaster and find the strength to withstand it? How will we adapt to our greater exposure to trauma? And will our mental health be sacrificed in the process?

Jun 03 15:41

Bill Clinton Says Obama's Race Influenced Positive Coverage

To cap off a week of racial discontent with Roseanne, Starbucks, NFL rules and liberal hypocrisy, none other than former President Bill Clinton himself dared to suggest that there is a media double standard.

Jun 03 10:43

Mainstream Media Denies Existence of Deep State, Despite Overwhelming Evidence

On 23 May 2018 Politico featured a story, “Pompeo: No ‘deep state’ at State or CIA,”[1] in which the Secretary of State, a few months ago and ever so briefly the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (D/CIA), is quoted as being dismissive of the term “deep state,” and its applicability to the CIA or the Department of State.

Jun 03 09:09

George Soros: The Devil’s Disciple

The biggest conspiracy theory swirling round the pool of conspiracy theories surrounding George Soros is the one promoted by the elite media and George Soros himself: that Soros is attacked simply because he is a Jew. If you accept this premise, it follows that anyone who attacks Soros is antisemitic, even those who make a point of not mentioning his Jewishness.

Like, for example, the eminently respectable and politically correct Daily Telegraph, which was accused of anti-Semitism in February this year for publishing an article claiming that Soros was behind a “secret plot” to sabotage Brexit. He was doing this, the paper suggested, by trying to reverse the democratic decision of 17.4 million patriotic Brits to leave the EU and reclaim their country’s sovereignty.

Jun 03 09:05

Google Intervenes in Elections: Three Documents

I think this might represent a couple of billion dollars worth of excessive campaign contributions by Google.

Jun 03 08:52


Many have pointed out, Barr has a long history of hateful speech about Palestinians and Muslims, and of describing supporters of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) aimed at Israel as Nazis. And she did not suffer career-wise for those comments.

Jun 03 07:51

Washington Post Ignores US Role In Death Of 15,000 Civilians

Over the past year, the Washington Post editorial board has routinely ignored the US’s involvement in the siege of Yemen—a bombing and starvation campaign that has killed over 15,000 civilians and left roughly a million with cholera.

Jun 03 05:31


Trump Had Power to Attack Syria Without Congress, Justice Dept. Memo Says

(*If The P.O.T.U.S. is 'naive' , we must all be naive ! We can always fall back on "Who Knows ?" )

Jun 02 10:04

MSNBC Refuses To Fire Joy Reid Despite Anti-Semitic Blog Posts And 2017 Endorsement Of Nazi Website

MSNBC has refused to fire host Joy Reid for writing "hateful" and anti-Semitic blog posts written on her old website The Reid Report, despite new reports offensive content and Reid's promotion of a Nazi website.

“Some of the things written by Joy on her old blog are obviously hateful and hurtful,” reads a statement from MSNBC. “They are not reflective of the colleague and friend we have known at MSNBC for the past seven years. Joy has apologized publicly and privately and said she has grown and evolved in the many years since, and we know this to be true.”

What's more, MSNBC failed to address the fact that Reid lied about homophobic blog posts she made, blaming them on hackers - only to find that the original posts were archived by and the library of Congress.

Jun 02 09:54

Zuckerberg Under Fire From Shareholders Over 'Dictatorship', Lack of Democracy

The CEO of one of the world’s most popular social media networks found himself criticized by the company’s shareholders, who took a dim view of his leadership methods.

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO and founder of Facebook, faced a barrage of criticism from shareholders and calls to change the “company’s governance” during a recent annual meeting, The Guardian reports.

Christine Jantz, one of the shareholders who attended, blasted Facebook’s stockholder voting structure, which effectively allows Zuckerberg to control the majority of voting power in the company without owning the majority of its stock, because his shares have more voting power than those of regular investors.

Jun 02 03:35

Type Florida Republicans into google and they list Neocon first

This comes after labeling California conservatives as Nazis.

Jun 01 14:59

TBS scrubs entire episode of ‘Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’ from all platforms after uproar

TBS pulled Samantha Bee's 'Full Frontal' episode, which included comments about Ivanka Trump on Wednesday. TBS removed the episode from its homepage as well as the show's YouTube channel. The episode is also no longer available to stream on Amazon Prime, Vudu, or iTunes. (Getty Images/TheBlaze composite)

Jun 01 14:48

Coming Soon: Facebook Testing Imposing Their Version Of Sanitized News In Your Feed

Facebook is shutting down its ill-fated “trending” news section after four years, a company executive told The Associated Press.

The company claims the tool is outdated and wasn’t popular. But the trending section also proved problematic in ways that would presage Facebook’s later problems with fake news, political balance and the limitations of artificial intelligence in managing the messy human world.

Jun 01 14:36

Washington Post Warned Trump Would Destroy Economy, Instead We Have Growth & Jobs

Another beginning of the month, another new set of positive economic numbers for the United States under President Donald Trump. With employment hitting new lows and wages continuing to finally rise, the American people have good reason to feel that the economy isn’t going off the rails any time soon.