Among the conspiracy theories that have gained traction online are the claims that 5G wireless technology was responsible for spreading the virus and that Bill Gates engineered the COVID-19 pandemic so that he can develop a vaccine that will enable him to insert a microchip into every human to track their movements. … [Read more...] about HALF of all Twitter posts demanding US reopen economy and spreading COVID-19 conspiracy theories are bots, researchers say
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After showing a clip of Kingston’s appearance on CNN, Noah replied: “Get the fuck out of here, man. Really? You think these kids were actually pro-gun and then George Soros showed up and he was like, ‘Who wants Skittles?’ If this guy had even seen one movie about high school, he would know that planning rallies is at least 30% of being a teenager.” … [Read more...] about Jimmy Kimmel leads attack on Florida conspiracies: ‘People like Trump Jr perpetuate this stuff’
'There’s a chance, and it’s been reported, that the Chinese have been engaged in espionage to try to find the research and the technologies that we’re working on both for a vaccine and a therapy,' said O'Brien. … [Read more...] about Trump’s national security adviser compares China’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic to Chernobyl ‘cover-up’ and blames nation ‘destroying trillions of dollars’ of US economy
“When you meet survivors of abuse, they never draw a line under it. It’s with them for the rest of their lives – the horrific betrayal of trust, the sins and the crimes of the church, our shameful efforts at avoiding scandal which in the end created more scandal … It’s a shadow that’s there all the time.” … [Read more...] about Eamon Martin: Ireland’s Catholic priests need to spread the word at home
He also wants them to provide more details about online campaigns, including how much has been spent, and details of why they took such dramatic steps to limit advertising in Ireland, a decision that must have cost them money. “We would like to know what the volume of spending was, how much of that was coming from overseas, what prompted their decision. Was it a sudden increase in overseas spending? Or was it just the political context in the US?” … [Read more...] about As polls narrow before the abortion vote, is rural Ireland setting up a Brexit moment?