Updated 5:32 pm PDT, Thursday, July 11, 2019 Tanya Gersh, a Montana real estate agent, embraces her father Lloyd Rosenstein following a hearing at the Russell Smith Federal Courthouse on Thursday, July 11, 2019, in Missoula. Gersh is the plaintiff in a harassment lawsuit filed against Daily Stormer publisher Andrew Anglin. Gersh, who is Jewish, said she and her family received hundreds of threatening messages, many of them anti-Semitic. (Ben Allen/The Missoulian via AP) less Tanya Gersh, a Montana real estate agent, embraces her father Lloyd Rosenstein following a hearing at the Russell Smith Federal Courthouse on Thursday, July 11, 2019, in Missoula. Gersh is the plaintiff in a ... more Photo: Ben Allan Smith, AP Photo: Ben Allan Smith, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of … [Read more...] about Montana woman testifies in neo-Nazi internet troll lawsuit
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If Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ departure as White House press secretary meant she would be leaving public life, I’d be toasting her goodbye this week. Unfortunately, since it probably represents only a brief pause in her now well-established history of sliming people, a firm marker should be laid down about her right now. Sanders reportedly is considering following in her father’s footsteps and running for governor in her home state of Arkansas, where Mike Huckabee served from 1996-2007. With high built-in name ID and the benefit of riding President Donald Trump’s coattails in a ruby red state, she is already talked about as the favorite in the race, which isn’t until 2022. This says far more about the sorry state of our political system than it does about any merits she has as a potential candidate. The barrage of lies she told from the White House podium would disqualify her from any industry but politics.Story Continued Below Of course, a lot of politicians … [Read more...] about I Got Smeared by Sarah Huckabee Sanders
Thursday, April 18, 2019 by: News Editors Tags: banned, Big Tech, Censorship, denials, disinfo, Facebook, fascism, First Amendment, free speech, Instagram, lies, propaganda, shadow banning, skeptics, Social media, social media giants, tech giants, tech tyrants, Twitter, Wikipedia (Natural News) Today, the internet, often thought of as our world’s “final frontier” for free thinkers and the flow and exchange of ideas and information, is seriously ill. It has been systemically infected by ideological viruses, memes of information intent on poisoning freedom of expression that we take for granted every time we use Google or visit Facebook, YouTube and now the online encyclopedia Wikipedia. Censorship is not limited to the governments’ attempts to silence dissent. Yet when it succeeds, society is greatly hindered because people no longer have easy access to the whole truth. Censorship is one of the most effective ways to lessen people’s freedoms and numb … [Read more...] about Wikipedia: Our new technological McCarthyism, Part 1
Well, I'm here. Yes, last night I arrived in Boston for the Society of Surgical Oncology meeting down at the convention center. For any skeptics who might be so inclined the Boston Skeptics are planning a meetup on Saturday, details firming up. No talk this time, but at least we can hang out for a while. There probably won't be too much drinking on my part, either, because I'll be flying home Sunday morning, and flying with a hangover is not a good thing. How do I know this? Don't ask. I am, however, happy not to be in Detroit tonight, given that the Republican debate will be occurring mere blocks from where I work and the area around my university is likely to be a bit crazy. As a result of my being at the meeting, I don't know if I'll have any truly epic posts the next few days. Today, I'll write about, of all things, an incident on Reddit. Now, count me among the people who don't really "grok" Reddit. I have an account, but I rarely use it. Certainly the interface sucks, and finding … [Read more...] about An antivaccine mother asks for advice on Reddit about how to convince the baby’s father not to vaccinate. It doesn’t go well.
I LOVE the inspirational story about Brampton Manor Academy in Newham, East London, where no less than 41 pupils have received offers to study at Oxford and Cambridge. Given how hard it is to get into those universities, this would be the most phenomenal achievement for any school. But Newham is one of London’s most deprived areas. Two-thirds of these students will be the first in their family to attend uni and half have received free school meals. This achievement is truly astounding. When Sam Dobin, the head of the school’s sixth form, was asked if any school could do the same, his reply was so telling. “Yes, if you believe in your students,” he said. What a powerful statement. This school’s success is rooted in a couple of factors. It has a dedicated “study centre” open from 6am until 7pm. The centre was opened after the school realised that some of their students who live in busy or chaotic households don’t have access to a quiet … [Read more...] about Oxbridge success of London’s most deprived pupils is down to self-belief