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Facebook Belatedly Bans All Trade in Historical Artifacts After Becoming Global Black Market Hub

Facebook has finally said it would now prohibit the sale of all historical artifacts due to rampant black market trade in looted antiquities on the site, per the New York Times – a problem the social media company has known about for years. Read More >>

politics
What Does the White House’s Underground Bunker Look Like?

On Friday, President Donald Trump hid in an underground bunker below the White House as hundreds of protesters demonstrated against police brutality in Washington, D.C. – demonstrations first started in Minneapolis after a white police officer killed George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who was handcuffed on the ground. Unfortunately, we don’t have any photos of Trump retreating into the bunker on Friday, but we do have old photos from what was likely the last time it was used: September 11, 2001. Read More >>

crime
Freed Terrorists to Undergo Comedy of Lie Detector Tests

The UK's counter-terrorism forces are about to outsource some of their investigations to the untrusted world of the lie detector, with a forthcoming rethink of the way those suspected of terrorism are treated said to include the use of polygraph machines. Read More >>

internet
Neo-Nazi Web Forum Iron March Has SQL Database Dumped on the Internet Archive

Someone going by the handle “antifa-data” uploaded what appears to be the entire SQL database of Iron March—a defunct fascist web forum where the Atomwaffen Division (AWD) terrorist organisation reportedly first organised—to the Internet Archive on Wednesday. Read More >>

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TikTok Boots Dozens of ISIS Accounts

For years, the Islamic State has used popular social media platforms networks Facebook, TelegramTwitter, and YouTube to recruit across the world—so of course, TikTok, one of the fastest-growing platforms, has been used to push ISIS propaganda. Read More >>

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HBO’s Watchmen Wants to Dig into the Heart of American Racism…by Making You Like Cops

The first 15 minutes or so of Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen are some of the most agonising moments of television this year. They squarely focus on the brutalisation of multiple black Americans during the infamous Tulsa race riots in the US state of Oklahoma – a day when mobs of crazed white people descended upon, attacked, and murdered black Oklahomans because they felt empowered to do so. Read More >>

movies
We Discuss Todd Phillips’ Polarising Joker, a Movie With Little to Say

What do you get when a multi-million dollar corporation decides to capitalise on one of its most popular characters by centring them in a movie that taps into conversations about white domestic terrorism in the United States, incels, and the ways in which folks with mental illnesses are often abandoned by society? You get films like Todd Phillips’ Joker, apparently. Read More >>

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Warner Bros. Thinks a ‘Lot Has Been Said’ About Joker, So It’s Cancelling Premiere Interviews

While the larger conversation around Todd Phillips’ upcoming Joker film continues to intensify as people reflect on how the story’s depiction of a white domestic terrorist fits into the cultural landscape, Warner Bros. is attempting to take back some control of the narrative by barring print and broadcast press access to the red carpet of the Hollywood premiere where interviews were to be conducted. Read More >>

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US Congress Subpoenas 8Chan Owner to Testify About Website’s Connections to White Supremacist Violence

8Chan has become an incredibly popular place for violent white supremacists to post their manifestos before a mass shooting. Now Democrats in America's Congress want to hear from 8Chan’s owner, Jim Watkins, and has issued a subpoena for him to testify on Capitol Hill on 5 September. Read More >>

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Terrorist Who Allegedly Killed 51 People in New Zealand Gets Letter Published to 4Chan From Jail

The white supremacist accused of killing 51 people at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, currently has no access to internet, TV, newspapers, and radio. Yet he’s still able to get his hateful ideology out into the world, all thanks to extremists on 4Chan and lax rules about letter writing in New Zealand prisons. Read More >>

internet
Police in the Philippines Investigating 8chan and Its Owner Following El Paso Shooting

After a gunman opened fire at a Walmart in the US city of El Paso, Texas on Saturday killing 22, and a manifesto posted online believed to be written by the shooter exalted previous mass shootings and referenced the “Hispanic invasion of Texas,” the link between real-world violence and extremist forums is being further scrutinised. Read More >>

terrorism
Why Islamic State Recruitment Is Thriving on Telegram

New research coming out of George Washington University provides one of the most exhaustive looks yet at the vast and complex network of self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) supporters permeating the encrypted messaging platform Telegram. Read More >>

social media
Sri Lanka Blocks Facebook, WhatsApp After Easter Bombings Leave Hundreds Dead

After at least 207 people were killed and over four hundred more were reported wounded after a series of bombs went off at Easter services in Sri Lanka, the Sri Lankan government has moved to block access to Facebook, TechCrunch reported on Sunday. Read More >>

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US Morning Show Helps Mark Zuckerberg Peddle His BS

US network ABC aired an exclusive interview with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg last week on its morning show Good Morning America. And instead of asking Zuckerberg tough questions, interviewer George Stephanopoulos lobbed softball after softball so that Zuck could deliver his prepared talking points. Read More >>

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New Australian Law Threatens Prison for Tech Execs Who Allow Violent Content on Their Platforms

In the wake of the terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand last month, Australia is putting major pressure on Big Tech to prevent the spread of hateful and violent content on their platforms, with a new law that threatens major fines and imprisonment. Read More >>