Archiv: falsifications / fabrications / selective and / or tactical information / Falschdarstellungen / Fabrikationen / selektive und / oder taktische Informationen („fake news“)


06.07.2020 - 11:34 [ Radio Utopie ]

„Bestandsdatenauskunft“: Die Bürgerrechtsbewegung verliert andauernd, weil sie keine ist

(3. Mai 2013)

Vor dem Beschluss des Bundesrats hatte eine „Zivilgesellschaft“ aus dem Arbeitskreis Vorratsdatenspeicherung, dem Deutschen Journalistenverband (D.J.V.), der Neuen Richtervereinigung (N.R.V.), den Reporter ohne Grenzen (R.O.G.), der Deutschen Journalistinnen- und Journalisten Union (d.j.u.), des Komitees für Grundrechte und Demokratie, der Evangelischen Konferenz für Telefonseelsorge und Offene Tür, der Humanistischen Union und des Organisationsbüros der Strafverteidigervereinigungen das übliche devote Klagelied angestimmt. Das Wort „Bürgerrechte“ tauchte in der gesamten Erklärung nicht ein einziges Mal auf. Geschweige denn das Wort „Bürgerrechtsbewegung“. Hintergrund: angesichts der seit dem Lissabon-Vertrag aufgebauten Querfront von Kapitalismus-Kartell, „Antinationalisten“ und Nationalisten gegen die europäischen Demokratien, auch die deutsche, verteidigt keine einzige dieser noblen Organisationen der „Zivilgesellschaft“ noch die Verfassung der Republik Deutschland, das Grundgesetz. Die gesamte Bürgerrechtsbewegung, die sich gegen den damaligen Innenminister Wolfgang Schäuble aufgestellt hat, hat sich mittlerweile vom Acker gemacht. Es ist an der Zeit diese ganze Farce endlich auffliegen zu lassen.

06.07.2020 - 10:42 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Beratungen der EU-Justizminister: Kein Platz für Hetze im Internet

Um die nationalen Alleingänge in der EU unter ein gesamteuropäisches Dach zu bringen und den zwanzig Jahre alten Rahmen für Digitale Dienste endlich zu modernisieren, plant die EU-Kommission jetzt einen neuen europäischen Rahmen – den sogenannten Digital Services Act. Dazu ruft sie alle zur Mitarbeit auf. Natürlich online.

02.07.2020 - 17:22 [ Techdirt ]

Brazil’s Proposed ‚Fake News‘ Law Says Internet Users Are Guilty Until Proven Innocent, Demands Constant Logging From ISPs

Brazilians will pretty much need a license to communicate with others — something achieved by turning platforms and app makers into bouncers at the internet nightclub.

14.06.2020 - 05:52 [ Washington Post ]

Fox News removes manipulated images from coverage of Seattle protests

Fox removed the edited images in response to an article in the Seattle Times, telling the outlet in a statement, “We have replaced our photo illustration with the clearly delineated images of a gunman and a shattered storefront, both of which were taken this week in Seattle’s autonomous zone.” The image of the shattered storefront, however, was not captured this week in the autonomous zone.

14.06.2020 - 05:51 [ Seattle Times ]

Fox News runs digitally altered images in coverage of Seattle’s protests, Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone

On Saturday, Fox apologized in an editor’s note posted to stories about CHAZ on its website, sayings its home-page photos “did not clearly delineate” the splicing together of multiple images from different locations. The editor’s note also acknowledged the erroneous use of the Minnesota rioting photo to illustrate Seattle news. “Fox News regrets these errors,” the note stated.

The network’s misleading and faked images were published as the Capitol Hill zone — quickly labeled CHAZ — became a political flashpoint for conservatives nationally and a target of tweets by President Donald Trump, who has branded the demonstrators “domestic terrorists” and threatened federal action unless local officials “take back” the area.

18.05.2020 - 21:27 [ Norman Reim / Antikrieg.com ]

Schreiben an den SWR wegen dessen Berichterstattung über die Demonstration in Koblenz vom 9. Mai 2020

Ich bin Psychologe und Psychotherapeut. Als Psychotherapeut bin ich bemüht, mich in die sehr individuell und subjektiv ausgeprägten Sorgen der Menschen einzufühlen und diese zu verstehen, selbst wenn sie meiner eigenen Weltsicht widersprechen. Als wissenschaftlicher Psychologe verstehe ich etwas von Manipulationsstrategien. Und ich bin entsetzt über das Gebaren der Leitmedien, die die alternativen Medien diffamierend und undifferenziert als „Fake-News-Medien“ darstellen und selbst nicht müde werden, zu verschweigen, zu zensieren und zu lügen.

Was denken Sie denn, was Sie mit solcher Lügen-Berichterstattung erreichen? Sie treiben nicht nur frustrierte „Wutbürger“ von sich weg, auch Scharen gebildeter, differenzierter, eher linksorientierter und friedensaktivistischer Menschen werden sich mehr und mehr von den Staatsmedien abwenden und tun das jetzt schon. Gerade wir Gebildeten riechen Manipulation und mediale Gleichschaltung 100 Meter gegen den Wind.

12.05.2020 - 20:34 [ Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. / Children’s Health Defense ]

Flu Misinformation and Coronavirus Fears: My Letter to Dr. Sanjay Gupta

9. CNN assertion: Sanjay, I’ve watched your video assuring the public that getting the flu shot cannot increase one’s chances of getting the flu.

Fact: While that assertion has some meager support from a very small number of studies, the overwhelming weight of published science suggests that getting an annual flu shot can actually increase your risk of both flu and flu-like illnesses.

Only about 7 percent to 15 percent of what are called “influenza-like illnesses” are actually caused by influenza viruses. Many studies suggest the flu vaccine increases vulnerability to both flu infections and the remaining 85% -93% of non-flu respiratory infections.

A 2011 study of healthy Australian children published in the Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal found that seasonal flu shots increase the risk of flu by 73% and doubled the risk of non-flu respiratory infections.

Similarly, another 2012 randomized controlled trial published in Clinical Infectious Diseases found that influenza-vaccinated children had no significantly lessened risk from influenza and also a higher risk of infection from non-influenza viruses.

Furthermore, the flu vaccine depletes capacity to fight off future flu infections. In April 2010, a study (by Skowronek, et al) published in the journal PLoS Medicine reported the “unexpected” finding from four epidemiologic studies in Canada that receipt of the influenza vaccine for the 2008 – 2009 season, while apparently effective in reducing the risk of illness due to the seasonal flu, was associated with an increased risk of illness due to the pandemic influenza A (H1N1) “swine flu” virus during the spring and summer of 2009. The scientists suggested that this finding could be due to the difference in the way the vaccine affects the immune system compared with natural infection.

11.05.2020 - 21:38 [ ec.europa.eu ]

GLOBAL VACCINATION SUMMIT: PANEL MEMBER BIOGRAPHIES ROUNDTABLE 1: „In Vaccines we trust: Stepping up action to increase vaccine confidence”

(12.09.2019)

JASON HIRSCH, Public Policy Manager,

Jason Hirsch joined Facebook’s Public Policy team in October 2018, where he focuses on development of policies to help guide Facebook’s approach to content distribution and moderation. Within that role, Mr. Hirsch heads up Facebook’s Health Integrity Policy efforts, including leading the development of Facebook’s multi-faceted approach to combatting misinformation about vaccinations.

11.05.2020 - 19:06 [ Tichys Einblick ]

Exklusiv auf TE: „Ein Vorwurf könnte lauten: Der Staat hat sich in der Coronakrise als einer der größten fake-news-Produzenten erwiesen.”

Ein Referent im „Referat KM 4: Schutz Kritischer Infrastrukturen Bundesministerium des Innern, für Bau und Heimat” hat nach vergeblichen Versuchen, mit Vorgesetzten über seine alarmierende und umfangreiche Analyse zu sprechen, diese „an den Krisenstab sowie meine fachlichen Arbeitskreise auf Bundesebene (in allen Ressorts) sowie mit den Ländern (alle Bundesländer) abgeschickt.” Seine Bitte, den Alarmruf dem Minister vorzulegen, war ohne Prüfung des Inhalts abgelehnt worden.

10.05.2020 - 07:07 [ Tagesschau ]

Schreiben zu Corona-Maßnahmen: Bischöfe verbreiten Verschwörungstheorien

In einem in mehreren Sprachen veröffentlichten Aufruf warnen sie vor dem „Auftakt zur Schaffung einer Weltregierung, die sich jeder Kontrolle entzieht“ und bedienen sich dabei einer derzeit weit verbreiteten Verschwörungstheorie.

Es gebe Grund zur Annahme, „dass es Kräfte gibt, die daran interessiert sind, in der Bevölkerung Panik zu erzeugen“, heißt es in dem gut dreiseitigem Schreiben. Die Unterzeichner äußern überdies „Zweifel an der tatsächlichen Ansteckungsgefahr“ des Coronavirus.

08.05.2020 - 15:02 [ Reliefweb.int ]

New United Nations Strategy Aims at Countering Viral Hatred, COVID-19 Conspiracy Theories, Secretary-General Says, Urging World to Unite against Virus

(14.04.2020)

„As the world fights the deadly COVID-19 pandemic — the most challenging crisis we have faced since the Second World War — we are also seeing another epidemic, a dangerous epidemic of misinformation. Around the world, people are scared. They want to know what to do and where to turn for advice.“

08.05.2020 - 12:24 [ Puls24.at ]

Brodnig: „Falschmeldungen liefern häufig einfache Erklärungen“

Verschwörungstheorien rund um das Coronavirus gibt es zuhauf. Im Interview mit PULS 24 Anchor Alexandra Wachter erklärt die Journalistin und Social-Media-Expertin Ingrid Broding das Phänomen Fake-News.

06.05.2020 - 17:14 [ Sebastian Kayser / Twitter ]

Wann wird endlich die Maskenpflicht aufgehoben? Unfassbar, dass darüber kein Wort verloren wurde. Klarer Eingriff ins Persönlichkeitsrecht

#merkel #corona #pandemie #covid19

06.05.2020 - 17:10 [ Tagesschau ]

Einigung von Bund und Ländern: Weitreichende Lockerungen kommen

Seit dem 22. März galt die bundesweite Leitlinie, dass man sich in der Öffentlichkeit nur alleine, mit einer weiteren nicht im Haushalt lebenden Person oder im Kreis des eigenen Hausstandes aufhalten soll. Die Regelung soll durch eine Maskenpflicht in bestimmten öffentlichen Bereichen ergänzt werden.

24.04.2020 - 14:55 [ CNN ]

Homeland Security official who detailed effect of temperature on coronavirus has long military background

The New York Times reported in 2018 that American and Ukranian government officials expressed concern about whether Bryan was being co-opted by a Ukranian company seen as aligned with an oligarch …

24.04.2020 - 14:55 [ MDR.de ]

Fakten-Check: Sonne, Wärme und UV-Licht schlecht für Coronaviren?

(07.04.2020)

Ein Gerücht, das sich hartnäckig hält: Wärme, Sonne und UV-Licht sollen das Coronavirus eindämmen. Höchste Zeit, dass damit aufgeräumt wird! Denn so heiß, dass es den Coronaviren schaden könnte, wird es höchstens in der Sauna. Ausgangsbeschränkungen und Kontaktverbot dürfen vorerst also nicht gelockert werden – und das Thema Osterausflug ist nach wie vor Geschichte.

24.04.2020 - 14:32 [ CNN ]

Fact check: Trump wrongly suggests sunlight could help cure coronavirus

Immediately after the briefing, two doctors told CNN’s Erin Burnett that Trump’s comments did not make medical sense and warned against taking his suggestions seriously.

„Very little of what the President said as it pertains to disinfection or phototherapy makes any sense,“ said Dr. Jonathan Reiner, a cardiologist at The George Washington University Hospital who advised the White House during President George W. Bush’s tenure.

16.04.2020 - 13:06 [ Süddeutsche.de ]

Trump droht dem Kongress mit einer Zwangspause

Der US-Präsident verurteilte die bisherige Praxis, den Kongressbetrieb durch Pro-Forma-Sitzungen, bei denen keine Abgeordnete oder Senatoren anwesend seien, aufrechtzuerhalten. Dies sei eine „Vernachlässigung der Pflichten, die sich das amerikanische Volk in dieser Krise nicht leisten kann“, sagte Trump. Er sprach von „Betrug“.

13.04.2020 - 19:35 [ Fox News ]

Jared Kushner denies claim he runs ’shadow task force,‘ Trump slams ‚fake sources‘

(02.04.2020)

Bennett then asked what Kushner’s „role“ and „qualifications“ are for the alleged role — which was the subject of a Washington Post story last month.

Kushner calmly rebuffed his question and implicitly expressed doubt about the veracity of his sources.

„If some people are talking to you, that means they’re probably not informed as to what is going on,“ the former New Jersey real estate developer and investor said.

13.04.2020 - 18:42 [ theHill.com ]

Navarro knocks ’60 Minutes‘ over coronavirus coverage: ‚This is like the fake news stuff‘

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro slammed “60 Minutes” for its coverage of the coronavirus pandemic in an interview with the CBS show while defending the Trump administration over claims of not being prepared to respond to it.

Asked about reports that the intelligence community was notifying the administration of the threat back in January, Navarro said, “This is like the fake news stuff.”

10.04.2020 - 09:36 [ Yahoo.com ]

U.N. Security Council meets over coronavirus as it struggles to act

The United Nations Security Council met for the first time on Thursday to discuss the coronavirus pandemic as the 15-member body – charged with maintaining international peace and security – struggles to agree on whether it should take any action.

09.04.2020 - 15:33 [ @Bexy23268026 / Twitter ]

Wow! #fakenews from ABC about a #NCMI #DIA November Intelligence warning on #COVIDー19

09.04.2020 - 15:31 [ ABC News ]

Intelligence report warned of coronavirus crisis as early as November: Sources

(09.04.2020)

All of that culminated with a detailed explanation of the problem that appeared in the President’s Daily Brief of intelligence matters in early January, the sources said.

05.04.2020 - 09:58 [ New York Times ]

Trump Urges Coronavirus Patients to Take Unproven Drug

(04.04.2020)

President Trump said on Saturday that the federal government was placing millions of doses of a malaria drug in the federal stockpile of emergency medical supplies to make it available for coronavirus patients, even though the drug has not been approved for Covid-19 treatment and his top coronavirus advisers have warned that more study is needed to determine its safety and efficacy.

Though advisers, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, have cautioned many times that more data is needed on the drug, hydroxychloroquine, Mr. Trump, in a White House briefing, went so far as to urge patients to take it.

03.04.2020 - 08:48 [ Frankfurter Allgemeine / Twitter ]

Mittlerweile gibt es Hinweise, dass bestimmte Arzneimittel bei der Behandlung von #COVIDー19 Wirkung zeigen. Spahn hofft auf das #Malaria-Medikament #Resochin. Alle Entwicklungen zur #Coronakrise im Liveblog:

(heute)

03.04.2020 - 07:57 [ MDR Aktuell / Twitter ]

Bundesgesundheitsminister Spahn hofft bei schweren Corona-Erkranungen auf Malaria-Medikament Resochin von Bayer: Spahn sagte @bild , es gebe erste Hinweise, dass bestimmte Medikamente zu helfen schienen.

(heute)

01.04.2020 - 16:52 [ Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security ]

Event 201 Recommendations: Public-private cooperation for pandemic preparedness and response

(17.01.2020)

Public health authorities should work with private employers and trusted community leaders such as faith leaders, to promulgate factual information to employees and citizens. Trusted, influential private-sector employers should create the capacity to readily and reliably augment public messaging, manage rumors and misinformation, and amplify credible information to support emergency public communications. National public health agencies should work in close collaboration with WHO to create the capability to rapidly develop and release consistent health messages. For their part, media companies should commit to ensuring that authoritative messages are prioritized and that false messages are suppressed including though the use of technology.

Accomplishing the above goals will require collaboration among governments, international organizations and global business.

31.03.2020 - 13:26 [ Martha Bissmann, ehemalige Abgeordnete im Nationalrat (Österreich) / Twitter ]

Bitte aber auch erwähnen, dass die Verstorbenen auch statistisch diejenigen Covid-19-infizierten erfasst sind, die aufgrund einer anderen Todesursache gestorben sind.

31.03.2020 - 13:19 [ Memphis / Twitter ]

Das RKI gibt sogar zu, daß jeder, bei dem “Corona“ festgestellt wurde, in die Todesstatistik einfließt. Unabhängig davon, ob “Corona“ wirklich die Todesursache war.

31.03.2020 - 13:15 [ Bayrischer Rundfunk ]

#Faktenfuchs: Wie werden Corona-Todesfälle gezählt?

(21.03.2020)

Wer mit dem aktuellen Coronavirus infiziert war und stirbt, zählt laut RKI als Corona-Todesfall. Unabhängig davon, ob er direkt an der Erkrankung infolge der Infektion starb oder ob er an mehreren Erkrankungen litt und der ausschlaggebende Faktor unklar ist.

27.03.2020 - 09:26 [ ORF.at ]

EU-Gipfel einig: Vorschläge in zwei Wochen

Die EU-Staats- und -Regierungschefs begrüßten zudem die Entscheidung, Beitrittsverhandlungen mit Nordmazedonien und Albanien aufzunehmen, wie aus der gemeinsamen Gipfelerklärung hervorgeht.

14.03.2020 - 19:35 [ New YorkTimes ]

China Spins Tale That the U.S. Army Started the Coronavirus Epidemic

(today)

The intentional spreading of an unfounded conspiracy theory — which recirculated on China’s tightly controlled internet on Friday — punctuated a downward spiral in relations between the two countries that has been fueled by the basest instincts of officials on both sides.

13.03.2020 - 08:41 [ CNN ]

In Earth’s early history, a day was 23.5 hours and a year lasted 372 days

(today)

We’ve long known that an Earth day lasts 24 hours, and that remains constant because Earth’s trip around the sun doesn’t vary.

12.03.2020 - 20:18 [ LA Times ]

The mentally ill. The disabled. The elderly. The coronavirus hit hardest where the frail gathered

(08.03.2020)

His lonely death in the early hours of Feb. 19 became a matter of urgent public interest when he was posthumously confirmed to have the novel coronavirus, becoming the first killed by the illness in South Korea. Six others who’d been housed alongside him at the psych ward at the private Cheongdo Daenam Hospital in the country’s southeast, all in their 50s and 60s, also died within days. Of 102 patients in the psych ward, 100 had contracted the deadly virus.

Authorities haven’t determined how the virus made its way into the locked ward,

11.03.2020 - 20:46 [ Kai Kuestner / Twitter ]

Nun also doch: #Bundeswehr soll künftig im #Irak als Teil der #NATO-Mission Sicherheitskräfte ausbilden (wenn Bundestag zustimmt). Dagegen hatte sich Deutschland bis vor gar nicht allzu langer Zeit gesperrt #NATO

11.03.2020 - 20:39 [ tagesschau / Twitter ]

Abzug der #Bundeswehr aus #Afghanistan? Nach der Ankündigung der USA, Truppen abziehen zu wollen, haben @ThomasHitschler und @tpflueger unterschiedliche Auffassungen. #Verteidigungsausschuss

16.02.2020 - 18:37 [ Caitlin Johnstone ]

Trump Supporters Are George W Bush Supporters LARPing As Ron Paul Supporters

Believing that a US president is going to save you is just as dumb as believing the FBI and CIA are going to save you. Republicans have been doing the former while Democrats have been doing the latter. Both have been duped by custom-made establishment propaganda into cheering for different aspects of the establishment, and the only one who wins is that very same establishment.

14.02.2020 - 12:40 [ Yahoo News ]

Documents reveal DNC was ‚intimately involved‘ in development of troubled Iowa caucus app

The copies of Atwater’s email and Shadow’s contract with the IDP obtained by Yahoo News contained some redactions. Sources familiar with the original documents confirmed the authenticity of the copies. Atwater’s email was redacted to omit the name of the IDP official she communicated with. The Shadow contract was redacted to omit signatures and details about how much the company was paid by the IDP.

30.01.2020 - 03:55 [ J.D. Maddox / The New York Times Magazine ]

The Day I Realized I Would Never Find Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq

I couldn’t know it that morning, but the interview would entirely change my perspective on America’s involvement in Iraq, and set me on a decades-long course of struggling with the false narratives used to persuade us to march into that conflict and other ones.

25.01.2020 - 11:50 [ New York Times ]

You Are Now Remotely Controlled

Surveillance capitalists control the science and the scientists, the secrets and the truth.

17.01.2020 - 06:19 [ Heise.de ]

Bundesverfassungsgericht: Auslandsüberwachung des BND unter der Lupe

(15.01.2020)

Auf Basis des 2016 novellierten BND-Gesetzes darf der Bundesnachrichtendienst Datenverkehre im Ausland, meist über befreundete Geheimdienste, überwachen. Auch der Datenverkehr, der über deutsche Telekommunikationsbetreiber im Inland läuft, wird vom BND herangezogen. Von 154.000 täglich automatisch aus dem Datenhaufen von Satelliten, aus Providernetzen oder über Internetknoten gezogenen Inhaltsdaten werden laut BND-Angaben 250 für die weitere Verarbeitung genutzt,

17.01.2020 - 06:16 [ Spiegel.de ]

Die Lage am Morgen: Darf der BND grenzenlos lauschen?

(14.01.2020)

Dass diese Frage an diesem Dienstag und Mittwoch vor dem Bundesverfassungsgericht verhandelt wird, dafür sorgten auch Enthüllungen des SPIEGEL im Jahr 2017. Damals wurde bekannt, wie der BND in der Vergangenheit Telefonnummern, Faxanschlüsse und E-Mail-Adressen von Journalisten oder Redaktionen im Ausland überwacht hatte.

16.01.2020 - 02:03 [ The Hill / Youtube ]

Cenk Uygur: Mark my words, Bernie will go up after Warren spat

Young Turks‘ Cenk Uygur shares his reactions to the Iowa debate.

16.01.2020 - 01:55 [ The Hill / theHill.com ]

Saagar Enjeti calls out CNN’s outrageous conduct during debate

Saagar Enjeti describes why CNN’s moderation of debate night 7 was so bad.

16.01.2020 - 01:29 [ theIntercept.com ]

At the Iowa Debate, Bernie Sanders’s Most Vociferous Opponent Was CNN

This time, though, it was CNN moderators who brought out the bat and swung it hard at Sen. Bernie Sanders. The Vermont independent had topped a major Iowa poll last week, compounding fears that have only recently emerged among the party establishment that he may be on course for the nomination.

In contrast to Sanders’s treatment, former Vice President Joe Biden, the national frontrunner, was barely touched — either by moderators or his rivals.

16.01.2020 - 01:10 [ Huffington Post ]

CNN Completely Botched The Democratic Presidential Debate

Who will stand up for the “insurance town” in the 2020 election? Why should the government do things? Will Bernie Sanders bankrupt America? Who onstage will let Iran have a nuclear weapon ― you know, just because?

If these sound like terrible questions to you, you’re right. They were awful. And they were the focus of CNN’s tedious, interminable, frivolous debate on Tuesday night ― a fiasco of irrelevance held three weeks before the Iowa caucuses.

16.01.2020 - 00:59 [ Caitlin Johnstone ]

#CNNIsTrash Trends As Pushback Grows Against Oligarchic Election Meddling

The joint smear job against Sanders had many arms, including wildly biased questions like Wolf Blitzer deliberately associating Bernie with “Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei” by pointing out that they both want US troops out of the Middle East and demanding to know how he was going to avoid “bankrupting the country” with a healthcare plan used in nations all over the world.

But by far the most glaringly egregious assault on the Vermont Senator’s image was when CNN moderator Abby Phillip took a completely evidence-free sexism smear which defies all logic and presented it to the debate audience as an established and undeniable fact.

15.01.2020 - 11:34 [ Washington Post ]

Senate resolution to limit Trump’s military authority on Iran has enough GOP votes to pass, key Democrats say

Kaine filed a draft of his resolution the day after the Iranian commander, Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, was killed in a U.S. drone strike, and he has been working with Republicans to amend the measure so they would support it. As a result, the updated, bipartisan version removes all references to Trump and his administration’s statements and policies regarding Iran.

15.01.2020 - 11:27 [ New York Times ]

Senate Has Votes to Pass Limits on Trump’s Iran War Power, Likely Drawing a Veto

The resolution, which would give Mr. Trump a 30-day deadline to come to Congress for authorization for military action in Iran, would still need to be passed by the House. And it would be unlikely to overcome a veto from the president.

Mr. Kaine introduced the measure, which invokes the War Powers Act of 1973, as a privileged joint resolution, which allows him to force a vote on the measure and win over the support of a simple majority of senators.

12.01.2020 - 18:48 [ Brown University ]

Direct War Death Toll Since 2001: 801,000

(13.11.2019)

Total (rounded to nearest 1000):

Afghanistan: 157.000
Pakistan: 66.000
Iraq: 276.000-308.000
Syria/ISIS: 179.000
Yemen: 90.000
other: 600

12.01.2020 - 18:41 [ MSNBC ]

The human toll of America’s wars

(10.01.2020)

The human toll of America’s wars and interventionist policies in the Middle East is staggering. 801,000 people have died in that region since September 11th, 2001, according to Brown University’s Cost of War Project. The Host of MSNBC’s „All In“ Chris Hayes, Investigative Journalist and New York Times Magazine Contributor Azmat Khan, and author Zainab Salbi join Katy Tur to discuss.

07.01.2020 - 15:55 [ ZDF ]

„Teilabzug ist international koordiniert“

Die Bundeswehr verlegt einen Teil ihrer Soldaten aus dem Irak nach Jordanien und Kuwait. „Ich halte den Abzug aus Sicherheitsgründen für unsere Soldaten vertretbar“, so der CDU-Außenpolitiker Roderich Kiesewetter.

07.01.2020 - 15:49 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Iran crisis: Germany to withdraw troops in Iraq over security fears after general Soleimani killed by Trump-ordered airstrike

Germany is moving some of its military personnel from Iraq to neighbouring countries over security concerns, the government told lawmakers, days after the killing of a top Iranian military commander in a US drone strike.

About 30 of the 120 German soldiers in Iraq who mainly train Iraqi security forces will be redeployed to Jordan and Kuwait, the government told parliament in a letter on Monday.

07.01.2020 - 15:42 [ Sky News ]

Letter saying US troops will pull out of Baghdad was ‚an honest mistake‘

Our own sources in Baghdad confirmed that the letter was genuine and that they too had seen it.

One source said their understanding of the US position was that a partial withdrawal or repositioning of some troops to Kuwait was taking place.

05.01.2020 - 13:09 [ Fred Pleitgen, Schams Elwazer / CNN ]

Exclusive: Supreme Leader’s military adviser says Iran’s response will be ‚against military sites‘

„Let me tell you one thing: Our leadership has officially announced that we have never been seeking war and we will not be seeking war,“ Dehghan said.

„It was America that has started the war. Therefore, they should accept appropriate reactions to their actions. The only thing that can end this period of war is for the Americans to receive a blow that is equal to the blow they have inflicted. Afterward they should not seek a new cycle.“

27.12.2019 - 04:38 [ The Mainichi ]

NHK sends erroneous report about N. Korean missile launch

NHK also said on a news program aired shortly after the report that the posted message was designed for training purposes and did not contain accurate information. It also apologized for the false alert.

23.12.2019 - 18:36 [ journalism.org ]

Within both parties, approval of Trump is closely linked to trust in the news media

About two-thirds of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents (64%) say that journalists have very high or high ethical standards, compared with two-in-ten Republicans and Republican leaners – a 44 percentage point difference. The vast majority of Republicans say journalists have low or very low ethical standards, including nearly a third (31%) who think they have very low standards.

21.12.2019 - 23:07 [ rbb24.de ]

Nach Hinweisen auf verdächtigen Gegenstand: Terrorverdacht am Breitscheidplatz hat sich nicht bestätigt

Mehrere Tageszeitungen, darunter die „Berliner Morgenpost“ und die „B. Z.“, hatten zuvor berichtet, dass die Polizei im Zuge der Räumung zwei Männer festgenommen hat. Den Berichten zufolge sollte es sich um zwei „islamistische Gefährder“ handeln. Doch bei der Auswertung ihrer Namen durch die Polizeibeamten war offenbar ein Fehler unterlaufen.

18.12.2019 - 14:40 [ Caitlin Johnstone ]

Attacking The Source: The Establishment Loyalist’s Favorite Online Tactic

If you’re skeptical of western power structures and you’ve ever engaged in online political debate for any length of time, the following has definitely happened to you.

You find yourself going back and forth with one of those high-confidence, low-information establishment types who’s promulgating a dubious mainstream narrative, whether that be about politics, war, Julian Assange, or whatever. At some point they make an assertion which you know to be false–publicly available information invalidates the claim they’re making.

03.10.2019 - 10:37 [ The New York Times / Youtube ]

Deepfakes: Is This Video Even Real? | NYT Opinion

In the video Op-Ed above, Claire Wardle responds to growing alarm around “deepfakes” — seemingly realistic videos generated by artificial intelligence.

03.10.2019 - 10:30 [ TheFakening / Youtube ]

Keanu Reeves in Forest Gump Deep Fake

I hope you didn’t think I was done with Forest Gump or Keanu Reeves. Round 2!

03.10.2019 - 10:08 [ Amerika21de ]

Kolumbien: Präsident Duque blamiert sich bei UNO mit Bilder-Fake gegen Venezuela

Die Fotos sind demnach nicht in Venezuela sondern in Kolumbien aufgenommen worden, stellten die kolumbianische Zeitung El Colombiano und die Agence France-Press (AFP) richtig. Die Bilder sind Teil eines Dossiers, das Duque UN-Generalsekretär António Guterres überreicht hat. Das 128-seitige Dokument belege, so Duque, „die Komplizenschaft von [Venezuelas] Präsident Nicolás Maduro mit den Terror-Kartellen, die die kolumbianische Bevölkerung angreifen“.

01.10.2019 - 15:23 [ teleSUR ]

Colombian Intelligence Chief Dismissed After President Duque Uses Fake Venezuela Photo in UNGA

The photos were taken, uncredited, from various media organizations. French media AFP said Defense ministry called and apologized for using their photos which were not from Venezuela but Catatumbo, Colombia.

17.09.2019 - 19:51 [ Haaretz ]

Israel Election 2019: Facebook Removes Fake Accounts Encouraging Arabs Not to Vote

According to a statement by the organization, the accounts are suspected of „actively commenting on pages that encourage voting or to posts discussing the election, in order to undermine Israeli-Arab politicians and their parliamentary work.“

The statement added that such comments were often backed by other suspected fake accounts, and were marked and promoted by Facebook’s algorithm as „Top Fans.“

Facebook confirmed that it deleted profiles that it found to be undoubtedly fake.

14.09.2019 - 21:09 [ Wall Street Journal ]

Saudi Arabia Shuts Down About Half Its Oil Output After Drone Strikes

(14.09.2019)

Yemen’s Iranian-aligned Houthi rebels claimed credit for the attack, saying they sent 10 drones to strike at important facilities in Saudi Arabia’s oil-rich Eastern Province. The production shutdown amounts to a loss of about five million barrels a day, the people said,…

06.09.2019 - 16:07 [ Matt Taibbi / The Rolling Stone ]

The Pentagon Wants More Control Over the News. What Could Go Wrong?

It includes terrifying pronouncements by unnamed “intelligence officials,” unprovable, overblown, or outright fake statistical assertions about the threat (like the oft-cited claim that fake election news had more engagement than real news), open conflation of legitimate domestic dissent with foreign attack, and routine dismissal of experts downplaying the problem (here are two significant studies suggesting the “fake news” phenomenon is overstated).

Of course, the final, omnipresent ingredient in most major propaganda campaigns is the authoritarian solution. Here, it’s unelected, unsupervised algorithmic control over media. We’ve never had a true news regulator in this country, yet the public is being conditioned now to accept one, without thinking of the consequences.

04.09.2019 - 17:05 [ Haaretz ]

The Arab World Just Handed Netanyahu Its Most Powerful Weapon

Within Israel, Netanyahu’s Arabic-speaking mouthpieces amplify the ridicule, sarcastically „calling out“ Arab leaders on social media for their „treason“ and weakness, whenever they engage in normalization.

Added to that, the role of the Mossad in setting up the back channels that lead to Israeli politicians meeting Gulf leaders – despite being part of the secret service’s brief in states where no diplomatic relations exist – gives the impression that this form of normalization is part of a black ops scheme whose real purpose is still covert.

31.08.2019 - 18:19 [ GlobalTimes.cn ]

Reuters fake report on Hong Kong is a stain on global journalism

According to a so-called „exclusive“ Reuters report released Friday, Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), submitted a proposal to Beijing earlier this summer that asked for „5 key demands“ from the Hong Kong protesters to be taken seriously but was rejected.

The Global Times has since learned the Reuters story is fake. In fact, it intends to create an illusion by interweaving rumors with public events in an attempt to misguide public opinion.

16.06.2019 - 07:50 [ Korea Times ]

South Korean says it received report on handover of oil tanker’s crew after incident

The Hyundai Dubai rescued 23 sailors from the Norwegian tanker Front Altair, Thursday, after receiving a distress call, and then handed them over to Iranian authorities.

CBS News said the captain of the Hyundai Dubai „contacted his company’s management, which told him to refuse the Iranian request (to turn over the mariners),“ but handed them over as „he felt like he had no choice but to comply with Iranian demands,“ citing declassified U.S. intelligence reports Friday.

An official of the South Korean shipping firm said the company that the captain contacted could have been the ship owner headquartered in Germany, not Hyundai.

10.06.2019 - 16:12 [ Grayzone ]

Top US journalists spread fake news claiming North Korean official was ‘purged’ – then he shows up on TV

Bloomberg’s source for this false story was South Korea’s far-right newspaper Chosun Ilbo, which has a long history of fabricating stories about North Korea. In turn, Chosun Ilbo’s story was based on a single unidentified source.

That is to say, the fake report obediently echoed by the Western press corps was based entirely on the claims of one unnamed person.

02.06.2019 - 13:48 [ Nils Melzer, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture; Human Rights Chair / Twitter ]

For the record: I never said I considered #JulianAssange „a bad actor“ but that, initially, I had been affected by the same misguided smear campaign as everybody else, and only saw the real facts once I investigated in detail @isaacstanbecker @wapo

27.05.2019 - 19:58 [ Alex Wickham / Twitter ]

Bizarre that people saying the combined Remain vote share was higher than the combined Leave vote are not including the Tory result on the Leave side. If you do, as you obviously should, then Leave is clearly ahead

27.05.2019 - 19:57 [ Labour Leave / Twitter ]

Really shameful bias from @BBCPolitics , the Tories are pro-Brexit, that is indisputable. But you’ve lied to allow a narrative you prefer. Perhaps @Ofcom will do its job and crack down on your relentless bias. #brexit

16.05.2019 - 16:32 [ Haaretz ]

Facebook Busts Israeli Campaign to Disrupt Elections in African, Asian and Latin American Nations

Facebook has faced pressure to more transparently tackle misinformation since the revelation that Russia used Facebook to sway the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

15.05.2019 - 17:45 [ WSWS ]

Attendees at London meeting to free Assange and Manning speak out

Luis, a musician, said, “I think defending Assange is vital. There will be a cost if we do not do so, suffered by many others.

15.05.2019 - 00:27 [ C-SPAN / Twitter ]

Q: „Are you planning to send 120,000 troops to the Middle East in response to Iran?“

President Trump: „I think it’s fake news. Okay? Now, would I do that? Absolutely. But, we have not planned for that. Hopefully we’re not going to have to plan for that.“

13.05.2019 - 07:09 [ Spiked ]

Brexit Party: why the shit isn’t sticking

One of the most beautiful things in British public life right now is the disparity – the colossal disparity – between the media smears about the Brexit Party and the continued success of the Brexit Party. It’s wonderful to behold.

13.05.2019 - 06:36 [ justice4assange.com ]

The “Swedish Allegations” concerning Julian Assange:

Fourth, despite widespread false reporting, Assange was never charged with anything related to the Swedish allegations. These only reached the level of a “preliminary investigation”. The Swedish prosecution questioned Assange on two separate occasions, in 2010 and 2016. He has consistently professed his innocence.

Fifth, almost entirely omitted from current media reporting is that the initial Swedish preliminary investigation in 2010 was dropped after the chief prosecutor of Stockholm concluded that “the evidence did not disclose any evidence of rape” and that “no crime at all” had been committed. Text messages between the two women, which were later revealed, do not complain of rape. Rather, they show that the women “did not want to put any charges on JA but that the police were keen on getting a grip on him” and that they “only wanted him to take a test”. One wrote that “it was the police who made up the charges” and told a friend that she felt that she had been “railroaded by police and others around her”.

Sixth, Assange left Sweden after the prosecutor told him that he was free to leave as he was not wanted for questioning. Assange had stayed in Sweden for five weeks. After he left, Interpol bizarrely issued a Red Notice for Assange, usually reserved for terrorists and dangerous criminals – raising concerns that this was not just about sexual accusations.

Seventh, Sweden’s investigation is now entirely closed. It was shelved for six years during the period 2010-2016 while the Swedish prosecutor refused to question Assange in London.

13.05.2019 - 06:32 [ WikiLeaks / Twitter ]

Note to editors-Sweden: There is widespread media misreporting about allegations made against Julian Assange in Sweden in 2010. Here are the facts:

03.05.2019 - 18:16 [ Indiatoday.in ]

Viral video showing Muslims protesting crackdown by Sri Lanka after blasts is false

India Today’s Anti-Fake News War Room (AFWA) has found the claim to be false, as the viral video has no relation with the recent attacks. This is a video of a protest that happened in 2013 in London.

03.05.2019 - 18:13 [ Altnews.in ]

Six year old video shared as Muslims in London protesting against Sri Lankan Govt’s action against terror

The video which has been circulated so aggressively by social media users is not representative of any recent event. It was shot in 2013. A protest had been organised in London against the Sri Lankan government, outside the Sri Lankan embassy. The backdrop to this protest was the campaign organised by the Bodu Bala Sena, a hardline Sinhalese Buddhist nationalist organisation, against the Muslim community over the ‘growing rise of Islamism’ in the island nation.

08.04.2019 - 11:19 [ Spiked ]

Russiagate was used to suppress alternative media

Google’s parent company, Alphabet, was the biggest candidate committee contributor to the Hillary Clinton campaign. It donated $1.6million. Facebook donated $478,466.

Just six days after Trump won, Google and Facebook announced that they would begin suppressing news sites they deemed to be spreading fake news. A new Google algorithm targeting ‘fake news’ drastically reduced traffic to many independent news and advocacy sites, including Democracy Now and WikiLeaks. Meanwhile, the likes of CNN, the New York Times and the Washington Post were unaffected.

02.04.2019 - 08:09 [ Politifact.com ]

Did Hitler say the best way to control a people is to take ‚a little of their freedom at a time‘?

Besides there being no evidence that Hitler said or wrote these words, in „Mein Kampf“ or otherwise, it also represents the opposite of his actions.

Instead of small changes that slowly eroded the rights of the German people, Hitler made large changes over a short period. Within a month of rising to power in January 1933 as Germany’s chancellor, Hitler used the Reichstag Fire (the assembly location for parliament) as an excuse to issue a decree that overrode individual rights and authorized mass arrests. A month later, he passed the Enabling Act that granted him full power without having to consult other government representatives.

04.01.2019 - 23:34 [ Donald J. Trump / Twitter ]

The story in the New York Times regarding Jim Webb being considered as the next Secretary of Defense is FAKE NEWS.

I’m sure he is a fine man, but I don’t know Jim, and never met him. Patrick Shanahan, who is Acting Secretary of Defense, is doing a great job!

03.11.2018 - 07:32 [ London Progressive Journal ]

Crimes of Empire: How Historical Fake News Contributed to Imperial Genocide

(26.Oktober) Fake news is as old as empire, maybe even older.(…)
We should not delude ourselves that fake neither is either a recent phenomenon nor that the worst culprits are the far-right and unscrupulous, click-bait websites. Those in power carry more weight than those who seek power, and so their capacity to cause damage by lying is greater than that of aspiring tyrants.

10.04.2018 - 02:42 [ Tass ]

Russia demands just probe into reported chemical attacks in Syria, says Lavrov

„As for the reaction of our foreign colleagues in Washington, Paris, London, and other places, it is all quite simple: this was done by the regime, and if Russia supports the regime, then it is both Russia’s and Iran’s fault, and it is necessary to conduct an investigation,“ the foreign minister noted. „It is rather difficult for a logical person to understand the correlation between one and the other.“

On April 7, a number of NGOs, including the White Helmets, alleged that chemical weapons were used in Douma, Eastern Ghouta. According to the statement published on the organization’s website on April 8, chlorine bombs had been dropped on the city, killing dozens and poisoning many locals who had to be brought to the hospital. The Russian Foreign Ministry dismissed that report as fake news.

07.04.2018 - 10:16 [ Nachdenkseiten ]

Alternative Fakten und nationale Alleingänge – Großbritannien und Deutschland blamieren sich im Fall Skripal bis auf die Knochen

Nachdem der Leiter des britischen Chemiewaffenlabors in Porton Down die Darstellung des britischen Außenministeriums, nach der das in Salisbury eingesetzte Nervengift aus Russland stamme, am Dienstag ins Reich der Fake News verbannte, gerieten die britische Regierung und ihre Koalition der Willfährigen, zu der auch Deutschland gehört, unter Zugzwang. Doch May und Johnson lernen offenbar schnell aus ihren Fehlern. Schnell wurden die enttarnten Lügen durch neue „alternative Fakten“ ersetzt, die „aus Gründen der Geheimhaltung“ zwar weder verifizierbar noch falsifizierbar, dafür aber bereits im Ansatz komplett unglaubwürdig sind. Auch die deutsche Regierung macht bei diesem absurden Theater mit. Derweil zeigen Großbritannien und die EU auch, was sie vom Völkerrecht und internationalen Organisationen halten – nämlich gar nichts.

06.04.2018 - 09:37 [ MercuryNews.com ]

YouTube shooting brings burst of fake news, hacking

(3.4.2018) A hacker targeted YouTube employee Vadim Lavrusik’s Twitter account a few hours after he tweeted that he’d heard shots and was barricaded in a room with colleagues. A number of fake tweets were posted on his timeline, one of them a homophobic insult. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted, “We’re on it.” Lavrusik later tweeted that he had his account “back.” (…)

A reporter who took to Twitter to call out fake-news tweets identifying as the shooter a range of people — including Hillary Clinton and several YouTube performers — was herself identified as the attacker.

05.04.2018 - 06:23 [ Gulf News ]

India fake news guidelines were attack on freedom of press, say analysts

The need to stop fake news is widely acknowledged, but the order said that any complaint against a journalist accused of running fake news meant that their government accreditation would be immediately suspended,” media analyst Vivek Saxena told Gulf News.

04.04.2018 - 01:39 [ Bloomberg ]

California Would Require Twitter, Facebook to Disclose Bots

California has proposed legislation that would require social platforms like Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. to identify automated accounts, or bots, amid a push by state lawmakers to police the technology companies that have proven vulnerable to manipulation and the spread of fake news.

Bots, which can be purchased or created by individuals or organizations, have been used to inflate influence or amplify divisive opinions in politics and national tragedies.

03.04.2018 - 16:15 [ Channel NewsAsia ]

Malaysia approves ‚fake news‘ law despite outcry

Malaysia’s government on Monday (Apr 2) pushed a law through parliament that makes „fake news“ punishable by a maximum six-year jail term despite an outcry from critics worried it will be used to stifle dissent before elections.

The law targets foreign as well as local media, and is seen in part as an effort to silence criticism of the scandal surrounding sovereign wealth fund 1MDB that has rocked the administration of Prime Minister Najib Razak.

31.03.2018 - 02:40 [ Techdirt ]

Malaysian Government Pushes ‚Fake News‘ Bill Aimed At Curb-Stomping Reporting About Its Corruption

Back in 2016, the Malaysian government pushed for broad censorship of an already tightly-controlled internet. The basis for this push was the government’s inability to stop Malaysian media from reporting on government corruption. This reporting continued on platforms (and with news agencies) the government didn’t directly control. To shut this down, the government decided to strip immunity from media platforms, making them directly responsible for user content. This allowed the government to control the narrative by going after service providers, rather than those publishing inconvenient facts.

29.03.2018 - 15:41 [ Techdirt ]

UN Advisor Tells Italy To Drop Its Terrible ‚Fake News‘ Law Before It Does Any Real Damage

Italy is rolling out new laws to deal with „fake news.“ The Italian government can’t define this term precisely, but apparently assumes it will know it when it sees it. And the rest of the country is encouraged to „see something, say something,“ thanks to the government’s online portal which will allow brigaders and hecklers to cleanse the web of things they don’t like. Even if some of it stays up, those reported will possibly still have to spend some time interacting with government employees, which will mostly be a waste of everyone’s time.

And that’s just the bureaucratic side of it. This portal will link to law enforcement so Italy’s uniformed cyberwarriors can go harass citizens over alleged fakery the government can’t even clearly define.

27.03.2018 - 22:20 [ Courthouse News Agency ]

Malaysia Looks to Punish Fake News With 10 Years in Jail

Malaysia’s government proposed new legislation Monday to outlaw fake news and punish offenders with a 10-year jail sentence, a move slammed by critics as a bid to crack down on dissent ahead of a general election.

Prime Minister Najib Razak has been dogged by a multibillion-dollar corruption scandal involving an indebted state fund, and rights activists fear the new law could be used to criminalize news reports and critical opinions on government misconduct. A general election must be held by August but is widely expected in the next few weeks.