Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has probably not had the year he had hoped for. In late spring, New York Times reporters Sheera Frankel and Cecilia Kang made waves with the release of their new book, An Ugly Truth, which took readers deep inside Facebook’s cutthroat corporate culture and revealed that internal concerns about the spread of hate and misinformation on the social media titan’s massive platform were routinely sidelined in the pursuit of pure profit.
Former neo-Nazi Christian Picciolini image via Screengrab.
Former neo-Nazi warns mass shootings are part of an uprising: ‘This is going to get worse’
“I’ve been at war for 30 years,” Christian Picciolini says, intensity widening his eyes, “I’m ready to go home.”
His homeward journey involves leaving the work that has consumed his life for the past two decades: disengaging white extremists from neo-Nazi organizations or similar groups.
As far as corporate media are concerned, the massacre in Waukesha, Wis., on Sunday was a “Christmas parade crash.”
That’s how the attack that killed six people and injured more than 60 others is being described by ABC News, CBS News, CNN, Newsweek and others. Not an intentional attack, not a massacre allegedly committed by a violent career criminal already facing multiple felony charges, but merely a crash. The New York Times is calling it a “tragedy.
Supporters of President Trump face off with police during a “Stop the Steal” protest outside of the Capitol building in Washington D.C., January 6, 2021. (Stephanie Keith/Reuters)
The January 6 select committee on Tuesday subpoenaed the leaders of right-wing activist organizations the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers for their involvement in the Capitol riot, which those leading the panel say was intended to prevent the certification of the 2020 election results for then candidate Joe Biden.
Members of the Ku Klux Klan face counter-protesters as they rally in Charlottesville, Va., July 8, 2017 (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)
A Charlottesville jury ordered the organizers of the 2017 “Unite the Right” rally to pay $25 million in damages on Tuesday to those they found suffered harm by the event. While the jury concluded that the victims, including many wounded and one who died, are owed compensation, the panel did not determine that the far right-wing leaders are guilty of a federal conspiracy to orchestrate a racially-motivated attack at the march.
The two contributors — conservative writers Stephen Hayes and Jonah Goldberg — quit Fox to protest Carlson’s online special “Patriot Purge.” As Ben Smith of the New York Times reports, they objected to its depiction of an alternate history of Jan. 6 as a “false flag” designed to create a pretext to persecute conservatives.Read original