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…The Cabinet of Ministers has supplemented the list of goods originating from the Russian Federation, prohibited for import into Ukraine, with wheat, sunflower oil, detergents, and paper.
Government resolution No. 269 dated March 29, 2021 was published on Wednesday on the government portal…
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump launched a new website on Tuesday, which includes new ways to communicate with their supporters.
“President and Mrs. Trump are continually strengthened by the enduring spirit of the American people, and they look forward to staying in touch,” read the announcement from the office of the 45th president of the United States.
The website hosts information about the former president and first lady, but it also features ways to communicate online with the president.
One section encourages supporters to “share your thoughts” with the Trumps.
45office.com, Trump’s official website
“In an effort to ensure that your requests and comments are received in a timely manner, it is strongly encouraged that you submit all correspondence online,” the website reads. “President and Mrs. Trump prefer not to receive letters, gifts, inquiries, and invitations through the mail.”
Anyone can submit correspondence, scheduling requests, and press inquiries for Donald or Melania Trump through the website.
One section of the website even allows supfporters to request a personalized greeting from the president and the first lady to mark a special occasion.
The list of occasions the Trumps could send greetings for includes birthdays, graduations, retirements, weddings, condolences, the birth of a new child, or military retirement.
45office.com, Trump’s official website – request a greeting
The website also allows organizations to submit invitations for the Trumps….
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Recently, Sen. Bernie Sanders raised concerns over the banning of Donald Trump from Twitter as an attack on free speech by corporate censors. It apparently had no impact on Big Tech. Facebook has removed a video of an interview by Lara Trump of her father-in-law and former president. The company declared that it would censor any content “in the voice of Donald Trump.” It appears that Trump has achieved Voldemort status on social media and is now “he who must not be heard.”According to news reports,Trump officials were sent an email from a Facebook employee, warning that any content posted on Facebook and Instagram “in the voice of President Trump is not currently allowed on our platforms (including new posts with President Trump speaking).”The otherwise cheerful note started with “Hi folks” and then stated “In line with the block we placed on Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts, further content posted in the voice of Donald Trump will be removed and result in additional limitations on the accounts.”
The move is an obvious attack on free speech, including political speech.
As we have previously discussed, Democrats have abandoned long-held free speech values in favor of corporate censorship. They clearly has a different “comfort zone” than Sanders. What discomforts many Democratic members is the ability of people to speak freely on these platforms and spread what they view as “disinformation.”
When Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey came before the Senate to apologize for blocking the Hunter Biden story before the election as a mistake, senators pressed him and other Big Tech executive for more censorship.
In that hearing, members like Sen. Mazie Hirono (D., HI) pressed witnesses like Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey for assurance that Trump would remain barred from speaking on their platforms: “What are both of you prepared to do regarding Donald Trump’s use of your platforms after he stops being president, will be still be deemed newsworthy and will he still be able to use your platforms to spread misinformation?”
Rather than addressing the dangers of such censoring of news accounts, Senator Chris Coons pressed Dorsey to expand the categories of censored material to prevent people from sharing any views that he considers “climate denialism.” Likewise, Senator Richard Blumenthal seemed to take the opposite meaning from Twitter, admitting that it was wrong to censor the Biden story. Blumenthal said that he was “concerned that both of your companies are, in fact, backsliding or retrenching, that you are failing to take action against dangerous disinformation.” Accordingly, he demanded an answer to this question:
“Will you commit to the same kind of robust content modification playbook in this coming election, including fact checking, labeling, reducing the spread of misinformation, and other steps, even for politicians in the runoff elections ahead?”
“Robust content modification” has a certain appeal, like a type of software upgrade. It is not content modification. It is censorship. If our representatives are going to crackdown on free speech, they should admit to being advocates for censorship.
Now “robust content modification” includes censoring the voice of Donald Trump. It is not just censorship but senseless. These companies are trying to erase an unpopular figures but in doing so they are only deepening the divisions and anger in our country. Yet, the media is largely either supportive or silent in the face of this corporate regulation of political speech.
The move by Facebook could strengthen calls for changing Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.
Big Tech once fashioned itself as the equivalent of the telephone company, and thus sought protections as neutral suppliers of communication forums allowing people to voluntarily associate and interact. It then started to engage in expanding, conflicting acts of censorship. Yet, it still wants to remain protected as if it were neutral despite actively modifying content. We would never tolerate a telephone company operator cutting into a call to say the company did not approve of a statement that was just made, or cutting the line for those who did not voice approved positions.
That is why I call myself an “internet originalist.” True neutrality leaves it to individuals to choose who they read, watch or converse with in the media. You leave it up to people to decide whose voices will be heard.
The Foreign Correspondents’ Club (FCC) of China says foreign journalists are “being caught up in diplomatic rows out of their control”.
“Abuse of Sudworth and his colleagues at the BBC forms part of a larger pattern of harassment and intimidation that obstructs the work of foreign correspondents in China and exposes their Chinese news assistants to growing pressure,” the FCC said in a statement posted on Twitter.
While the virus was identified in China in late December, it wasn’t until January and February that media outlets in countries across the world began to take serious stock of the situation…The BBC first mentioned the coronavirus on January 12 when reporter Rich Preston noted that “Chinese health officials insist the situation is in hand.”…
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that although a lab leak was the least likely cause, more research was needed.
The US and other countries have criticised China for failing to provide the WHO with sufficient data…
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