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Friday Faves - What We're Reading This Week

Friday Faves is our weekly blog series highlighting a few select pieces from the REG team’s reading lists. You can catch up on past Friday Faves on the  1,314 more words

Friday Faves

Russia: Attack on Journalist

CPJ: Police should protect Kremlin-critical journalist

Associated Press

JULY 20, 2017 — 4:45 PM

MOSCOW — The Committee to Protect Journalists is calling on Russian police to ensure the safety of reporter Yulia Latynina after a foul-smelling gas was sprayed into her residence on the edge of Moscow. 106 more words

Russia

I've been banned from Youtube due to this video:

https://www.minds.com/api/v1/archive/734864324186611712/play

The video that got me banned from Youtube, after 2 years with offensive jokes. The channel had 2508 subs and 750k views total. “West London Fire Jokes – Censored Crack Remix Edition (now with more jokes!)” Is this over the line? 31 more words

Offensive Jokes Videos

Movement

If we want the world to move forward,

we must hold hands. Documenting the pain and the joy,

on the same page,

with water, with fire, with ashes… 93 more words

Poems

Bernie Backtracks: Denies Saying GOP Health Care Efforts Will Kill People ~ Kathryn Blackhurst (lifezette.com)

Vermont senator has claimed on at least six occasions Americans “will die” if Obamacare repealed and replaced

by Kathryn Blackhurst 

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) dubiously denied saying various GOP efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare would “potentially kill Americans” when a co-host of ABC News’ “The View” pressed him Wednesday about the use of “irresponsible rhetoric.” 1,038 more words

China’s Top Cyber Watchdog Is Making More Demands on Tech Firms

China’s top cyber authority ordered the country’s top tech firms to carry out “immediate cleaning and rectification” of their platforms to remove content deemed offensive to the Communist Party and the country’s national image, it said on Wednesday. 267 more words

Tech

Facebook was where Pakistan could debate religion. Now it's a tool to punish 'blasphemers'

Laws that criminalize insulting Islam have led to a death sentence for posts, as activists worry Facebooks commitment to Pakistanis voice is mostly lip service Taimoor Raza, a 30-year-old Shia Muslim from a poor but literate family, was blasphemy criticized by both pressure on Facebook and

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