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    News comes that a major online Word Processing package is now being used to block access to users' documents if they contain "sensitive material".

    Hey sabang, have a wild fucking guess which country we're talking about in this "brave new world" of yours.



    No?

    I'll give you a clue.

    It starts with "chinky" and ends with "stan".

    MORAL OF THE STORY: DON'T USE SHITTY CHINKY SPYING SOFTWARE.

    If you use Kingsoft, migrate all your documents to a more secure platform and delete your Kingsoft account. Fuck the chinky bastards.


    Chinese software developer Kingsoft Corp is facing a crisis of trust after being accused of locking a novelist out of her own work written in the word processing software WPS over sensitive content, a practice the company denies.

    After trending on social media, the issue has caught the attention of state media and other users have come forward with their own experiences about being locked out of their files.

    At the heart of the issue is the WPS cloud platform, which like Microsoft 365 allows users to work with files stored on company servers or locally through desktop programs. The writer, who goes by the pseudonym Mitu, claimed she was unable to access her unpublished 1.3 million-character document either from the cloud or the desktop WPS client, which told her “the file may contain sensitive content and access has been disabled”. It could still be opened with other tools, including Microsoft Word and Tencent Docs.

    Chinese word processor WPS accused of censorship after author says she was locked out of 1.3 million-character document | South China Morning Post


    Warning: Be cautious if you are a fragile pink

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    PETER HITCHENS: Freedom for all means freedom for nasty people | Daily Mail Online

    Graham Phillips.

    Not been charged or convicted of a crime in the UK or abroad.

    His assets have been frozen. His bank accounts are blocked. He also cannot pay those to whom he owes money. His home insurance has now been cancelled because his insurers are forbidden to accept his premiums. All his bills will now bounce, the utilities at his London home will soon be cut off. He cannot even pay his council tax. He will face incessant claims for debts, which he can do nothing about.


    As he says: ‘How can I pay these debts when I don’t have access to funds? If it goes to court, how can I defend myself when I won’t be able to pay for legal representation? Actually, how will I even find the money to travel to the court without money, or even feed myself?’ Franz Kafka, the great Czech author of The Trial, a classic about oppression, could not have invented a legal mantrap as inescapable as this.




    Britain is not, in fact, at war with Russia. So there is no legal duty on any of us to support that war or refrain from saying things which upset the Kiev government. This is the dictatorial use of arbitrary power by the State against an individual it does not like. It is a straightforward outrage against the rule of law.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    PETER HITCHENS: Freedom for all means freedom for nasty people | Daily Mail Online

    Graham Phillips.

    Not been charged or convicted of a crime in the UK or abroad.

    His assets have been frozen. His bank accounts are blocked. He also cannot pay those to whom he owes money. His home insurance has now been cancelled because his insurers are forbidden to accept his premiums. All his bills will now bounce, the utilities at his London home will soon be cut off. He cannot even pay his council tax. He will face incessant claims for debts, which he can do nothing about.


    As he says: ‘How can I pay these debts when I don’t have access to funds? If it goes to court, how can I defend myself when I won’t be able to pay for legal representation? Actually, how will I even find the money to travel to the court without money, or even feed myself?’ Franz Kafka, the great Czech author of The Trial, a classic about oppression, could not have invented a legal mantrap as inescapable as this.




    Britain is not, in fact, at war with Russia. So there is no legal duty on any of us to support that war or refrain from saying things which upset the Kiev government. This is the dictatorial use of arbitrary power by the State against an individual it does not like. It is a straightforward outrage against the rule of law.
    Since when did the rule of law apply to those beneath the age of criminal responsibility?

    That is the only reason your stupid gets a pass.

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    Sounds like the horrible puffy brown noser deserves all he gets.

    Fuck him.

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    Like Julian Assange then?

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    Most of fact-checking organisations Facebook uses to police content on Ukraine are directly funded by the US government— either by the US embassy or through notorious CIA front group, the NED.

    In light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, an information war as bitter as the ground fighting has erupted, and Meta (Facebook’s official name) announced it had partnered with nine organizations to help it sort fact from fiction for Ukrainian, Russian and other Eastern European users. These nine organizations are: StopFake, VoxCheck, Fact Check Georgia, Demagog, Myth Detector, Lead Stories, Patikrinta 15min, Re:Baltica and Delfi.

    “To reduce the spread of misinformation and provide more reliable information to users, we partner with independent third-party fact-checkers globally,” the Silicon Valley giant wrote, adding, “Facebook’s independent third-party fact-checkers are all certified by the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN). The IFCN, a subsidiary of the journalism research organization Poynter Institute, is dedicated to bringing together fact-checkers worldwide.”

    The problem with this? At least five of the nine organizations are directly in the pay of the United States government, a major belligerent in the conflict. The Poynter Institute is also funded by the NED. Furthermore, many of the other fact-checking organizations also have deep connections with other NATO powers, including direct funding.

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    https://www.mintpressnews.com/facebook-fact-checking-organizations-ukraine-funded-washington/281618/

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    Russia Has Blocked 138K Websites Since Ukraine Invasion

    Russian authorities have blocked or deleted some 138,000 websites since Moscow launched its invasion of neighboring Ukraine in February, the country’s prosecutor general said Monday.


    Following over 300 requests from prosecutors, Russia’s communications watchdog Roskomnadzor has censored thousands of websites in a bid to combat “fake news,” according to prosecutor general Igor Krasnov.


    “After the start of the special military operation, we have strengthened our counteraction to the spread of calls for extremism and terrorism, mass riots and fake news on the internet,” Krasnov told the Kommersant business daily.

    The Kremlin has sought to strictly control the narrative of the war at home since invading Ukraine on Feb. 24.


    Many of the blocked websites have criticized the war or in Ukraine or referred to it as a “war” or “invasion” rather than the Kremlin’s preferred term “special military operation.”

    Websites publishing information contradicting Moscow's versions of events in Ukraine, which it considers "fake news," are also subject to being blocked.


    Criticizing the war or sharing non-Kremlin-approved information about it are both punishable under new laws passed shortly after the invasion.


    All of Russia’s independent media has either been blocked or shut down since February, with many journalists fleeing the country to escape prosecution.


    Russian authorities have also outlawed Facebook and Instagram as “extremist” organizations since the war began and restricted access to Twitter.

    Russia Has Blocked 138K Websites Since Ukraine Invasion, Prosecutor Says - The Moscow Times

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    All of Russia’s independent media has either been blocked or shut down since February, with many journalists fleeing the country to escape prosecution.
    Any, Russian or foreign, "video blogger"/"journalists" been sanctioned by the Russia government.

    Any, Russian or foreign, "video blogger"/"journalists" been banned from western media sites?

    British pro-Kremlin video blogger added to UK government Russia sanctions list

    Graham Phillips is accused of being a conduit for pro-Russian propaganda and is first UK citizen put on list

    "Phillips – who faces a freeze of his assets – is described on the sanctions list as “a video blogger who has produced and published media content that supports and promotes actions and policies which destabilise Ukraine and undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty or independence of Ukraine”."

    "Phillips says his work is self-funded and regularly solicits donations from his 264,000 YouTube subscribers. He also earns money from YouTube adverts paid for by big western companies. YouTube has so far declined to take down Phillips’ videos, despite calls from politicians to remove the channel."


    British pro-Kremlin video blogger added to UK government Russia sanctions list | Russia | The Guardian
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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    Any, Russian or foreign, "video blogger"/"journalists" been sanctioned by the Russia government.

    Any, Russian or foreign, "video blogger"/"journalists" been banned from western media sites?

    British pro-Kremlin video blogger added to UK government Russia sanctions list

    Graham Phillips is accused of being a conduit for pro-Russian propaganda and is first UK citizen put on list

    "Phillips – who faces a freeze of his assets – is described on the sanctions list as “a video blogger who has produced and published media content that supports and promotes actions and policies which destabilise Ukraine and undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty or independence of Ukraine”."

    "Phillips says his work is self-funded and regularly solicits donations from his 264,000 YouTube subscribers. He also earns money from YouTube adverts paid for by big western companies. YouTube has so far declined to take down Phillips’ videos, despite calls from politicians to remove the channel."


    British pro-Kremlin video blogger added to UK government Russia sanctions list | Russia | The Guardian
    Excellent, let him move in with Ed Snowden, since Assange doesn't seem to need the sofa bed.

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    War Propaganda About Ukraine Starting to Wear Thin

    More and More Are Seeing Through the Lies






    ....... The “Absolute Truth”

    When it comes to Ukraine a new, dangerous and lavishly funded weapon in the counter truth war has been deployed by western governments and media, I call it “Absolute Truth”. The Absolute truth doesn’t tolerate any challenges, when its allegations are proven false those realities are suppressed and ignored.

    It immediately and efficiently targets any dissent from the prescribed narrative and brands challengers as “enemies,” “foreign agents,” or “useful idiots.” Critically there is no room for debate of any kind, there is no analysis of facts, there is only their Absolute Truth.

    Should a journalist, State or individual question this Absolute Truth or merely suggest an objective analysis of the facts they are immediately and brutally marginalised and then targeted for retribution. This determined and choreographed punishment can range from the loss of a job to the isolation of an entire nation with threats of violence commonplace.


    The fact that the West’s “Absolute Truth” narrative relies implicitly on mass censorship and the wholesale destruction of freedom of speech is apparently irrelevant to its architects and disciples, if these pillars of liberal democracy must be abandoned in this war against the facts, so be it.

    Absolute truth also has a selective attitude when it comes to the behavior of its idols, when Mr Zelensky’s election with the assistance, cash and muscle of a corrupt oligarch is highlighted this is ignored, when his antidemocratic banning of all opposition and the imprisonment of its leaders comes up, its fine. if the Absolute Truth requires the acceptance and deployment of brutal Nazi militias against civilians, (previously designated by the west as terrorists) that is again entirely acceptable.

    Indeed, the Absolute truth brigade have a magical ability to erase history, assign hero status to mass murders (Stepan Bandera) and demonise those that defeated Nazism in Europe. The Absolute Truth now defines the narrative, the facts do not, facts and independent evidence will be selectively deployed if at all, those that challenge this are immediately designated as collaborators, war mongers and enemies of democracy.

    Another sinister element of the cult of Absolute Truth is the reluctance to correct the record or admit when you get it wrong, from the “massacre” at Snake Island that never happened to the fake headlines about the Mariupol maternity hospital to name but a few, there is never any attempt to correct the record which begs the question how sincere were the allegations in the first place?


    Interestingly, when the internationally respected Amnesty international bravely countered the Absolute truth with indisputable facts, it was itself attacked by an increasingly paranoid Zelensky. There is now a distinct element of “the boy who cried wolf” about Zelensky’s persistent and now routine allegations of genocide, targeting of civilians and the apparent desire to “erase Ukraine from the map”.

    Any cursory examination of the facts around the Ukrainian Army’s “counter terrorist” operation against its own people in 2014 in Donbas would suggest it was an increasingly radicalised Ukrainian military that first assaulted the ethnic Russian populations in the east in 2014.

    As NATOs exceptionally costly and increasingly destructive proxy war against Russia grinds on, the prospect of any military victory for Ukraine fades almost hourly, the likelihood that Russia will seek settlement also fades by the day, any incentive to do so now strategically valueless.

    Western support for Zelensky’s seemingly rudderless and incompetent regime is privately wavering as the impact of ham-fisted sanctions against Russia threatens social cohesion in Europe and America alongside a global energy crisis.


    Promised counter offensives in the south have not materialized, the much vaunted “Million-man army” has failed to appear and yet again, the American and European press that presented this as fact have not rowed back on their outlandish claims.

    The harsh reality of war is seemingly lost on the “absolute Truth” brigade who are happy to “stand with Ukraine” but will never stand in Ukraine.

    The western public are a fickle audience, given the lack of initial scrutiny generally applied to the mainstream narrative on Ukraine it’s likely that as more of the inconvenient truths about Zelensky, his junta and the realities of this conflict appear, more and more westerns will be creeping into their yards in the dead of night to take down their hastily hoisted Ukrainian flags.

    Contrary to the best efforts of those that have funded, molded and justified this proxy war the truth has a habit of resurfacing. It will be impossible to “manage” the oncoming tide of reality that will gush out of Ukraine as the western powers refocus on their self-inflicted domestic troubles this winter, Zelensky himself may become the fall guy for the failed NATO escapade in Ukraine.

    That’s the thing about those inconvenient facts, they keep persisting under the surface, the truth doesn’t have a sell by date, and it is patient, the memory of the countless dead demands it to be.

    And of course, as good old Abraham Lincoln said, “You can fool part of the people some of the time, you can fool some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all the people all of the time.”


    So good, it is worth reading in FULL- War Propaganda About Ukraine Starting to Wear Thin - CovertAction Magazine

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    CovertAction Magazine


    Everything on that site is fake news horseshit. Just look at a fake photoshopped pic of one of the "journalists"...

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    Hysterical. One of TD's top puffy propagandists is trying to convince us Ukraine is telling fibs because of some propaganda he read on the internet.


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    Thought that would get a rise from the usual suspects. This of course makes it even more worth reading in full. Thanks for the compliment.

    ^^ Yes, the Dutch journalist is well worth reading too. Obviously not what you want to read, or be disseminated. Just go to the Homepage. Why are you scared of what other people might read?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Thought that would get a rise from the usual suspects.
    If that is a translation of you saying people would think you're posting utter fucking shite as usual, you'd be right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    More and More Are Seeing Through the Lies

    Quite right, Putin should stop lying

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Just go to the Homepage.
    I did, how do you think I got the fake pic? It all utter trash, lies and propaganda.

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    Daily bonehead wind-up

    POLITICS
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    Media Confidence Ratings at Record Lows



    STORY HIGHLIGHTS


    • 16% of Americans have a great deal/quite a lot of confidence in newspapers
    • 11% have some the degree of confidence in television news
    • Democrats' confidence low but higher than Republicans', independents'


    Gallup has tracked Americans' confidence in newspapers since 1973 and television news since 1993 as part of its annual polling about major U.S. institutions. The latest readings are from a June 1-20 poll that saw declines in confidence ratings for 11 of the 16 institutions measured and no improvements for any.

    Television news and newspapers rank nearly at the bottom of that list of institutions, with only Congress garnering less confidence from the public than TV news. While these two news institutions have never earned high confidence ratings, they have fallen in the rankings in recent years.

    FULL- Media Confidence Ratings at Record Lows


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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Lincoln said, “You can fool part of the people some of the time, you can fool some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all the people all of the time.”


    War Propaganda About Ukraine Starting to Wear Thin - CovertAction Magazine
    These idiots couldn't even get that right.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    These idiots couldn't even get that right.

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    Sabang is an idiot.

    Hitchens is a Daily Mail polemicist whose diatribes increasingly are little more than an exercise in juvenile dogmatism devoid of any intelligent syllogisms and rely on nothing other than a cheap sophistry. The UK, Russia and the US signed the Budapest memorandum on security assurances in 1994 guaranteeing their support for the sovereignty and borders of Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Belarus in return for those countries relinquishing their nuclear arsenals and their accession to the Treaty of Non-Proliferation of nuclear weapons. Russia by virtue of its invasion is in breach and accordingly has been sanctioned by the UK together with Putin's supporters who derive a benefit from their contribution to his attack on the 1994 memorandum which seeks to undermine the UK's international policy of adhering to its sovereign commitments. Sanctioning the prick Graham Phillips is not only lawful and logical, it is just and proportionate. Hitchens never was as intelligent as his brother, Christopher, and is in truth little more than a perverse reactionary suckling on the soma of his hypocrisy and addiction to Christianity.

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    Gallup
    Seekingaslum is a bonehead. But that is hardly news.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Seekingaslum is a bonehead. But that is hardly news.


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    According to your posts, you chose to ignore MissKits post #357?

    Another example of your self imposed ignorance. :fake applause:

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    So your 'argument' is "Oh, but They do it too. So it's OK if We do it too". That argument doesn't wash with me, and neither should it wash with any citizen of a free society. Unless of course, you don't want it to be a free society any more- in which case, you are no different to those 'Others' you lambast for their lack of liberties. Our hard won freedoms and rights are there for a reason, and it is downright shameful to see so many people voluntarily allowing themselves to be systematically stripped of them. Even, encouraging it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    Sabang is an idiot.

    Hitchens is a Daily Mail polemicist whose diatribes increasingly are little more than an exercise in juvenile dogmatism devoid of any intelligent syllogisms and rely on nothing other than a cheap sophistry. The UK, Russia and the US signed the Budapest memorandum on security assurances in 1994 guaranteeing their support for the sovereignty and borders of Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Belarus in return for those countries relinquishing their nuclear arsenals and their accession to the Treaty of Non-Proliferation of nuclear weapons. Russia by virtue of its invasion is in breach and accordingly has been sanctioned by the UK together with Putin's supporters who derive a benefit from their contribution to his attack on the 1994 memorandum which seeks to undermine the UK's international policy of adhering to its sovereign commitments. Sanctioning the prick Graham Phillips is not only lawful and logical, it is just and proportionate. Hitchens never was as intelligent as his brother, Christopher, and is in truth little more than a perverse reactionary suckling on the soma of his hypocrisy and addiction to Christianity.
    Do you think OhOh should be personally sanctioned for what he posts on this forum ? Graham Phillips was going the video blog equivalent.

    His fucking brother would have totally opposed personal sanctions on Graham Phillips too. Phillips is a very boring guy. A video blogger who happened to like going to Russia even before the war started. Its just fucking amazing where the government can move the line and everyone just supports it.

    which seeks to undermine the UK's international policy of adhering to its sovereign commitments. Sanctioning the prick Graham Phillips is not only lawful and logical, it is just and proportionate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    Do you think OhOh should be personally sanctioned for what he posts on this forum ?
    You and him . . . Yes.


    Now, I'd suggest you think about your response carefully (a joke, of course), because you're going to look the fool if you don't . . . not that that is anything new to you.



    Quote Originally Posted by Switch View Post
    According to your posts, you chose to ignore MissKits post #357?

    Another example of your self imposed ignorance. :fake applause:
    Yes, and bringing the discussion back to facts simply makes you a bonehead in sabang's world.

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