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“ Genocide of Nigeria’s Christians a ‘Global Security Nightmare “

ROME — The ongoing slaughter of Nigerian Christians by Muslim herders and terrorists is a powder keg waiting to explode, according to an essay Sunday by Christian persecution expert John L. Allen.

A recent report asserted that 52 lethal, anti-Christian attacks took place in Nigeria during the first six months of 2019, notes Mr. Allen, the author of the 2013 bestseller The Global War on Christians: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Anti-Christian Persecution.

 

Meanwhile, the Nigerian-based International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law declared that some 2,400 Christians were killed by the Fulani in 2018 alone. And Nigeria’s Daily Post reported last year that from June 2015 to June 2018, Fulani militants “killed 8,800 Christians and other non-Muslims,” torching “not less than 1,000″ churches and other places of worship during the same period.

 

 

 

https://www.breitbart.com/africa/2019/08/04/report-genocide-of-nigerias-christians-a-global-security-nightmare/

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KINSELLA: How the media mighty have fallen.

How the media mighty have fallen.

Way, way back, when this writer was a special assistant to opposition leader Jean Chretien, getting ready for the daily Question Period ritual was simple.

Chretien’s staff, and select Liberal MPs, would gather in the panelled boardroom in room 409-S in Centre Block on Parliament Hill. There, early every weekday morning, we would determine what questions to ask of the government of prime minister Brian Mulroney — and, very briefly, that of prime minister Kim Campbell.

As noted, it wasn’t hard. One of the staffers would read out what the lineup of stories had been on CBC’s The National the night before. Then we would eyeball the front page of the Toronto Star.

Presto! We’d have our lineup for Question Period, as determined by the CBC and the Star.

Like Mulroney, like Campbell, those days are no more. The CBC and the Toronto Star no longer have the political impact they once did.

The numbers tell the story, and it’s not a happy one (for them). At the Star, “revenue (has) continued to decline sharply year-over-year — especially in terms of sales of print advertising space to national accounts.” The source? None other than the Star itself.

Just this week, the once-mighty Star reported a whopping $17.4 million loss in the second quarter of 2019, as its revenues plummeted. That’s even after closing up operations in Hamilton, and slashing jobs.

At the National Newspaper Awards ceremony in May, the Star captured one award. The Globe and Mail, to cite just one example, won 10.

The Star’s national bureau in Ottawa, meanwhile, is led by Susan Delacourt, and it hasn’t had a big scoop in a long, long time. That’s astonishing, when you consider that the Liberal Party holds power. In Ottawa, everyone knows that the likes of the Globe’s Bob Fife breaks the big stories like LavScam and Norman-gate – and the likes of Postmedia’s Andrew Coyne and John Ivison are the ones who dominate federal politics opinion-making. Delacourt’s bureau just doesn’t factor on either front.

The CBC, meanwhile, has plenty of problems, too.

Just before election day in 2015, CBC’s then-president whinged that the public broadcaster was at risk of “extinction,” quote unquote. Justin Trudeau got the message. Once installed in power, Trudeau forked over $115 million to CBC. For good measure, it threw in another $35 million.

But despite that, CBC’s national impact continues to shrink. Its flagship news program — the one that used to literally determine what topics were covered in Question Period — is failing. In the past two years alone, its viewership has nose-dived a mammoth 24%.

A few weeks ago, even the CBC’s editor-in-chief Jennifer McGuire was forced to admit that The National isn’t all what it once was: “Are we pleased with the overall state of The National? I think the answer is no.”

She shouldn’t be pleased with the overall state of CBC’s relevance to the federal political scene, either. Despite being the recipient of millions in tax dollars — and despite being allowed to use that unfair advantage to compete in major markets with private-sector media competitors — the CBC simply isn’t breaking big national stories like it used to.

At the most recent Canada’s Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) awards, Global won a dozen awards for excellence. CTV, which regularly clobbers The National in the ratings game, picked up the RTDNA’s best national newscast award. CBC radio and its regional stations won some RTDNA awards, but none were for national political stories.

What does it all mean? Maybe nothing.

But to Justin Trudeau’s Liberals, facing a hotly contested election in just over 90 days, it isn’t good. In the past, the Star and CBC could always be counted on to light the way for Grits, and help secure wins.

Those days — like the national political impact of CBC and the Star — are long, long gone.

 

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4 minutes ago, deicer said:

This is how easy it has become to create 'fake' news...

https://twitter.com/drfakenstein/status/1158835349931479040/video/1

And if you want to view "fake" news, goto the Liberal web site.  There you will find new announcements re money to be paid out in 2020 that are simply repeats of earlier funding announcements that have yet to fulfilled. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/trudeau-housing-nunavut-iqaluit-1.5234413  😀

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Just wanted to point out how easy it has gotten to fake not only pictures but also now videos.  The Russians have been using it to good effect since 2016.

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4 hours ago, deicer said:

Just wanted to point out how easy it has gotten to fake not only pictures but also now videos.  The Russians have been using it to good effect since 2016.

and you believe that other entities aren't ? 😀

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4 minutes ago, deicer said:

Name me any other entity that got someone elected president...

 

I would love to see the videos but re getting someone elected.

there was one that got their man elected PM.  😀  Remember the fake news about the Harper "Hidden Agenda". 

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13 minutes ago, deicer said:

Name me any other entity that got someone elected president...

Hillary Clinton

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I got gas today and the sticker was only in French... I dont read french.   The next pump was in french as well.  I live in the GTA.  Who do I sue?

 

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The mainstream media’s double standard 

At this point, everyone is well aware of prime minister Justin Trudeau’s brown and blackface photos. Although this has obviously been a terrible news cycle for Trudeau it has not nearly been as bad as it would have been for a Conservative politician.

So far the media has covered the situation with Prime Minister Trudeau in a straight and objective manner, only giving the facts and details, devoid of any partisan opinion injected into the reporting. As it should be.

I cannot recall the same amount of objectivity back when the then Prime Minister Stephen Harper made even non-controversial statements. Everything was filtered through the goals of the political left.

Outlets like Press ProgressCBC, and The Guardian always landed their reporting with insinuations of wrongdoing on Harper and the Conservatives. There was always a bias in favour of accusations of racism, or intolerance, against them, as if it was Harper and his party were just known political villains.

In the CBC story linked above, there is a great example of this covert undermining of Harper. The article is about Harper’s “old-stock Canadians” comment from a 2015 election debate, but the article in reporting the issue often implies somehow Harper did something wrong, even with Harper’s explanation of what he meant, which was in no way racial.

 

Instead of reporting the story straight, the CBC would twist the story. They added in chopped-up, contextless quotes from Harper’s communications consultant like, “He wants to talk about the economy. He doesn’t want to talk about whether or not he’s a racist.” which obviously makes it sound as if the consultant wants to dodge the question as if Harper might be racist, instead of the fact that the accusations are baseless, and a waste of time.

The CBC often portrayed accusations against Harper as if they were not coming from partisan actors. From the same article the CBC said, “Meanwhile, Harper has been accused of playing to fears of others and using security concerns as an excuse to keep Canada’s doors shut to the plight of thousands of Syrian refugees.” as if Harper had hit a nerve with Canadians, and not just from his political enemies.

Even back in 2006 when Stephen Harper dared to give his son a handshake before he went off to school, the media had to imply he was being cold and unfeeling for not hugging his son in front of television cameras.

Now, when we have a story about Prime Minister Trudeau’s wrongdoings, in which he admits he did something wrong, the mainstream media are reporting without the subtle digs at the PM.

An article from the Toronto Star was titled “‘I should have known better’: Trudeau apologizes for wearing brownface in 2001.” Anyone who read the news that day knows that the story is not the apology.

 

This take is obviously softening up the situation through the headline. No conservative would have had their apology mentioned in the title of a similar story.

Honestly, the Toronto Star’s article, aside from the headline, is quite good.

The issue is that the well-written and non-opinionated take on the brownface story is a privilege only Trudeau and higher ranking Liberals would ever enjoy.

Liberal motives are almost always given the benefit of the doubt when they say or do something controversial, but Conservatives have even their most innocuous statements picked apart to create controversy where none existed.

The media have been making it well known that it really doesn’t matter whether Trudeau fails or is caught in a hypocritical act. Trudeau is their political ship and they need him to stay afloat if they want to ideologically hold on power.

https://www.thepostmillennial.com/the-mainstream-medias-double-standard/

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https://www.ctvnews.ca/w5/how-russian-troll-farms-could-impact-canada-s-federal-election-1.4600619

Last Updated Saturday, September 21, 2019 4:43PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - Out of place in a residential neighbourhood in St. Petersburg, Russia, is an eight-storey modern glass building with a massive parking lot wrapped around it. It’s not easy to get inside.

There’s a security gate and everyone who enters needs a security pass. My Russian producer tells me most of the people who come here work for the Internet Research Agency - better known around the world as a Russian troll farm.

In 2014, it was believed to be the only one – home to 200 or so workers who created fake websites, news and misinformation online, 24/7.

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Internet Research Agency

W5's Peter Akman, right, filming outside of the offices of the Internet Research Agency in St. Petersburg, Russia.

 
W5's Peter Akman interviews Vitaly Bespalov

W5 correspondent Peter Akman, left, interviews Vitaly Bespalov, right, who worked inside a Russian troll farm.

Now, it’s believed there are dozens of buildings filled with "writers" and "influencers," each with quotas and targets and each allegedly working with the full support of the Putin government.

Vitaly Bespalov worked at that original troll farm. He grew up in Western Siberia, and graduated with a degree in journalism. Eager to move to St. Petersburg, the 28 year old started applying to job postings online. One job in particular caught his eye.

“It was a common job advertisement for a position of a content manager. It neither specified the area of work, nor any details were given. The only difference was the salary that they proposed. It was twice as much as other similar positions.”

As soon as he started the job, it became clear that what he was expected to do was a long way from real journalism.

“I happened to work in three different departments. The first one dealt with those fake sites, the pseudo-Ukrainian ones. The second one was the social media marketing department, which dealt with making spam of fake news and sending them throughout the Russian social networks using fake accounts. The third department had a Russian site, a real site, not a fake one, which dealt with publishing lies about the West, about the Ukraine and about then U.S. President Barack Obama.”

Bespalov lasted just over three months and then began to speak out against the troll farms. That, however, didn’t slow them down. In fact they became bolder in their attacks on foreign targets. Millions of tweets and thousands of Facebook posts were created by these trolls and linked to the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Patrick Warren is a professor and researcher at Clemson University in South Carolina. He has been analyzing over three million tweets from fake Russian accounts.

“It was actually a very complex, multi-faceted propaganda effort out of this organization affiliated with the Russian government. They had an overarching strategy to divide, not just American, but including American population to make people think the world was worse than it really is. To make people think that the institutions that have sustained sort of liberal democracy don’t work so well after all.”

Now, he believes these same trolls have set their sights on Canada and the upcoming federal election.

Warren says the hashtag #TrudeauMustGo started trending on July 19 with 53,000 tweets. That’s about 2,000 tweets per hour which targeted the prime minister of Canada.

“I think that the whole, the overarching purpose is to undermine the reliability of liberal democracies around the world.”

In an attempt to stop foreign interference during the 2019 Canadian federal election, Canada’s top security agencies are monitoring the web 24/7. Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), works hand in hand with a largely secret organization, Communication Security Establishment (CSE), which gathers information and decides when to act upon it. Elections Canada is also watching to make sure Canada’s 26-million eligible voters have the right information to cast their ballot.

Stephane Perrault is the Chief Electoral Officer for Elections Canada.

“First of all, we have a voter information campaign for this election. We have a social media monitoring capacity, so we have tools and a fairly significant team that monitors social media in a range of languages, some 20 languages, to identify misinformation about the voting process. That allows us to intervene and correct any misinformation”

Former Russian troll Vitaly Bespalov thinks the Russians have already come up with new ways to meddle with our political views. After being implicated for interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, they have to be more creative as Canadians get ready to go to the polls.

"So now I think they are going to invent some other schemes of influencing the audience. It will be done in a different way. No need to look for trolls on Facebook, they will find a new way."

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I am not worried about Russian trolls.

It is the American trolls and the well funded Canadian trolls that are the ones to be worried about.

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Could be an interesting read.

https://app.tmxmoney.com/news/cpnews/article?locale=EN&newsid=a13052&mobile=false

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Cambridge Analytica whistleblower has book out next week

NEW YORK - The whistleblower at Cambridge Analytica, the data-mining firm linked to using social media for targeted political ads, has a book deal.

Christopher Wylie's "Mindf(asterisk)ck: Cambridge Analytica and the Plot to Break America" will be published Oct. 8, Random House announced Monday. Wylie is a former research director at Cambridge who alleged that the company had illegally accessed data of millions of Facebook users that was used to support the election of Donald Trump. Cambridge was founded by such conservative power brokers as billionaire Robert Mercer and former White House aide Steve Bannon. Wylie's allegations have led to investigations and hearings in the U.S. and the United Kingdom.

Random House is calling Wylie's book "both exposé and dire warning" about how online information can be used to manipulate people.

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Other than he incorrectly called the Trudeau Star,    “ the Toronto Star. “. .Interesting Article.

 

“ I look at the Toronto Star and the Atkinson Principles and they espouse views around social justice and the necessary role of government. No one is suggesting the Atkinson Principles in any way taint the integrity or journalism of the journalists at the Toronto Star. It’s simply a framework within which that team operates. We are proposing a similar framework with a similar result: high-quality, integrity-filled journalism. And local properties continue to make local decisions about journalistic coverage. I have absolutely nothing to do with editorial decision-making.”

 

https://business.financialpost.com/telecom/media/postmedia-on-a-transformative-journey-a-qa-with-ceo-andrew-macleod

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I don't think there is a market for his style of reporting anymore because it lacks the "entertainment factor" in demand now. I perceive that people no longer want to decide for themselves.... they have already decided and will watch that which supports, or tends to support what they already believe. They will then label any opposing view point fake news. 

I predict there will be little discussion of issues in the english language debate. There will be attacks back and forth and the actual "issues" that are discussed will not actually be issues at all.... by that I mean things like abortion and gay marriage.

Climate change is the issue that isn't.... regardless of the rhetoric we will not meet targets because the cost is simply too high. That's why no one in favour of the action they propose will even tell you (or attempt to tell you) where the missing 79 megatons will come from. There is simply no furthering that issue without it and aiming at targets is useless. To use a sport shooting analogy, until you can pull the trigger without moving the platform, it doesn't matter where you aim. It's pretty simple.... it's just not easy. Likewise, In the climate change world, we have a simple math problem, it's a strikingly simple calculation that is virtually impossible to implement. Watch.... they will only discuss the targets, and that discussion is my personal definition of fake news because all competing targets are devoid of a plan to get there. As the Spice Girls might say "so tell me what you'd cut, what you'd really, really cut."

 

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