Discussion of Wikileaks or any “Hacked Information” Banned Under New YouTube Rules

YouTube’s decision to ban discussion of hacked information on its platform is unlikely to improve election integrity in the US, it will, however, continue to tilt the balance in favor of established corporate-funded outlets like Fox News and CNN.

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Social media giant YouTube announced yesterday a host of new measures it says are aimed at preventing any interference in the upcoming presidential elections. Chief among the list it wrote on its blog, is “removing content that contains hacked information, the disclosure of which may interfere with democratic processes, such as elections and

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TikTok Could Become Latest Victim of US War on Chinese Competition

A potential US ban on TikTok comes amid a rise in anti-China warmongering that suggests the move has more to do with re-establishing American dominance over social media than concerns over privacy.

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo revealed last night that he is strongly considering banning the hugely popular video app TikTok. "I don't want to get out in front of the president, but it's something we're looking at," he told Laura Ingraham. When the Fox News anchor pushed him further, asking if anybody should download the app, he responded, "Only

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As Europe Readies Ban on Bee-Killing Pesticides, Attention Turns To Bayer-Funded Studies

After an announcement that the UK would back move to ban controversial neonicotinoids pesticides, attention has turned to Bayer and Syngenta.

A crop dusting plane from Blair Air Service dusts cotton crops in Lemoore, Calif. (AP/Gary Kazanjian)

A series of studies funded by Bayer and submitted to European regulators by the company to support claims that its neonicotinoid pesticides do not harm bees have been criticised by a leading scientist and an industry expert. The news comes as environment secretary Michael Gove announced the UK would back a European move to ban neonicotinoids, also

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129 Nations Work To Approve Nuclear Weapons Ban

NATO, the United States and all other nations possessing nuclear weapons have boycotted the effort.

Israel's Sorek nuclear reactor center near the central Israeli town of Yavne.

After protracted international talks, an estimated 129 nations are prepared to sign a global ban on nuclear weapons, the first ever such treaty and the first multilateral nuclear disarmament treaty in more than 20 years. Unfortunately, it won’t involve any actual disarmament. That’s because every single nuclear weapons-having nation on the

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Trump Bans Citizens Of Seven Nations, Excluding Saudi Arabia

Despite presenting such moves as a national security measure intended to prevent terror, the nations from which 9/11 plotters originated (primarily Saudi Arabia, but also including Egypt and the UAE) were left off the new ban.

President Donald Trump talks with reporters n the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, before signing an executive order on the Keystone XL pipeline. (AP/Evan Vucci)

(ANALYSIS) --- According to officials who have been briefed on the matter, President Trump is planning to sign an executive order that would impose a temporary ban on visas for citizens of seven countries in the Middle East and Northern Africa, a move which some reports indicate could just be the beginning of further limits. The ban will exclude

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Texas Bans Fracking Bans

Last election, the people of Denton, Texas, voted to ban fracking from their city. In response, the Texas Legislature took away their democratic power.

A worker adjusts hoses during a hydraulic fracturing operation at an Encana Corp. oil well, near Mead, Colo, March 25, 2014.

Residents of Denton, Texas, hold a campaign sign outside city hall, in Denton, Texas. Texas moved to ban its own cities from imposing prohibitions on hydraulic fracturing and other potentially environmentally harmful oil and natural gas drilling activities within their boundaries _ a major victory for industry groups and top conservatives who have

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