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Politics: Controversy over newly elected PM Giorgia Meloni

Politics: Controversy over newly elected PM Giorgia Meloni

Newly elected PM Giorgia Meloni is definitely on the “Right” of the political spectrum. For various reasons, the left has labeled her a “fascist”. Presiident Biden piled in, issuing a statement that the freely and democratically elected PM is, in fact, demonstration of “anti-democracy”. I don’t understand this – isn’t a democratically elected official, even if we disagree with them, still an act of democracy? Bear in mind, I am a brain injured idiot and may be my brain is easily confused.

Censorship: Microsoft won’t label posts as true or false, like other companies

Censorship: Microsoft won’t label posts as true or false, like other companies

“I don’t think that people want governments to tell them what’s true or false,” Smith said when asked about Microsoft’s role in defining disinformation. “And I don’t think they’re really interested in having tech companies tell them either.” Source: Microsoft Won’t Label Fake News as False in Attempt to Avoid ‘Censorship’ Cries – Bloomberg

Begging the Question fallacy: U of O says “This is not who we are”

Begging the Question fallacy: U of O says “This is not who we are”

After a large group of students engaged in a vulgar cheer targeted at a religion, the U of O has apologized and issued the usual “Begging the Question” fallacy statement. A lot more background and examples on the Begging the Question fallacy. After demonstrating who they are, they now say this is not who they are: But we take great pride in creating a welcoming, respectful place, workplace environment for everybody. Unfortunately a few individuals decided to chant some offensive…

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Privacy: US Customs stores contents of innocent travelers’ phones, computers for 15 years

Privacy: US Customs stores contents of innocent travelers’ phones, computers for 15 years

US Customs preserves data from phones, laptops, and tablets seized from international travelers. The data is held for up to 15 years and can be viewed by thousands of CBP employees. Source: US Customs stores duplicates of travelers’ phone and laptop contents — including medical records, photos, and calendar appointments — without much oversight, report says

Thought police: Facebook said to have spied on private messages and reported anyone questioning the 2020 election to the FBI

Thought police: Facebook said to have spied on private messages and reported anyone questioning the 2020 election to the FBI

According to the Department of Justice (unnamed sources), the FB rummaged through everyone’s private messages and determined if they expressed anti-government ideas or questioned the 2020 election results, and if so, turned them over to the FBI. Facebook has been spying on the private messages and data of American users and reporting them to the FBI if they express anti-government or anti-authority sentiments — or question the 2020 election — according to sources within the Department of Justice. Under the FBI collaboration operation, somebody…

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