Media 2.0 – N through Z

Key Brexit leader charges Facebook with 'doctoring' news

Nigel Farage and Donald Trump A key player behind the British Brexit movement is charging that Facebook is “doctoring” the news to conform to CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s “personal political views.” British politician Nigel Farage, in a commentary quoted extensively by Breitbart, spoke out as Zuckerberg was grilled …

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Some U.S. websites go dark across Europe

Websites for the Los Angeles Times, the New York Daily News and others in the U.S. went dark across Europe on Friday as a new set of data privacy rules was imposed. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation kicked in, prompting Tronc Inc., the …

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Rather Than Learn From Their Mistakes, Obama and His Supporters Simply Rewrite History

After the 2016 election, one would reasonably assume those who stood in opposition to Donald Trump would reassess their own actions to ask how they may have contributed to an atmosphere in which a man such as Donald Trump was able to be competitive — …

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Mike Rowe: Safe Spaces Are Killing Work Ethic

Mike Rowe appeared on Tucker Carlson’s show to discuss what is going wrong in America regarding loitering in restaurants and 30-year-olds being sued for refusing to leave their parents’ basements. He discussed his scholarship program and some of the “sweat equity” requirements for eligibility. Apparently …

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You Can Say Trump Is Pushing A Conspiracy Theory, But Is Spygate Really That Unbelievable?

President Donald Trump listens during a swearing-in ceremony for incoming Central Intelligence Agency director Gina Haspel at CIA Headquarters, Monday, May 21, 2018, in Langley, Va. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Amid all the other news of the minute, President Donald Trump continues to push ahead with …

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Trump: North Korea’s statement was ‘very nice,’ summit could still take place—maybe even on June 12

In a statement to reporters on Friday, President Donald Trump said that his cancelled summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un could still take place. What is the president saying? “We’ll see what happens,” Trump said. “We’re talking to them now, it was a …

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GOP rep’s campaign takes hit for comments regarding selling homes to gay, transgender people

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) has lost some support in a tough re-election campaign after saying he believes it’s OK for a homeowner to refuse to sell to someone based on their sexual orientation and gender identity, according to the Orange County Register. The Orange County …

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News you might have missed: Morning links for Friday, May 25

Trump is deregulating space exploration (Bloomberg) Outer space is no escape from the long arm of bureaucracy. Decades-old restrictions are keeping many space start-ups grounded, while even larger companies like SpaceX are struggling to obtain permits that seem hopelessly outdated. To clean up this process. President …

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Speaking of scurrilous

(Scott Johnson) Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is new to the job, but he is off to a great start. Like his boss, he loves America. Like his boss, he has the fighting spirit. And as a former congressman, he has taken the size of …

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On Mueller’s appointment

(Scott Johnson) Steven G. Calabresi is the Clayton J. and Henry R. Barber Professor of Law at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. In an intriguing column for The Hill this week, Professor Calabresi gives a glimpse of “The mess Rod Rosenstein made.” I was …

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