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Ramzan Kadyrov: brutal tyrant, Instagram star

If you picture a warlord’s Instagram, does it look like this? That’s Ramzan Kadyrov: ruthless leader of Chechnya and proxy of Russian president Vladimir Putin. Here he is nuzzling a deer. These posts entertain millions of followers, but what they mask is a dark reality. Kadyrov recently attracted international criticism when reports revealed that gay […]

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How Russian trolls weaponized your social media feed

Russian hackers attempted to influence the US presidential election. A meddling campaign carried out by the Russians, authorized at the highest levels. Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election is now pretty well-documented. From hacking voter registration rolls… Russia is behind a cyber attack on a contractor for Florida’s election system… To leaking stolen DNC […]

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WOW! MatPat’s $1.7 Million Defy Media Bombshell, BuzzFeed Mass Layoffs, Venezuela, & Trump v Pelosi

Sup you beautiful bastards, hope you’re having a fantastic Thursday Welcome back to the Philip Defranco show and a quick note before we get started This morning if you didn’t see, we posted a brand new morning deep dive I saw some of you say you didn’t get your notification, they didn’t show up in […]

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What Happens When We Die? – Glad You Asked S1 (E3)

Our understanding of death has changed dramatically in the last hundred years. I’m wondering what happens when we die. Alex: So, I have been on a journeyto try to answer that one impossible question,and it’s taken me to a lot of interesting places.Questions drive our show,and this one comes from a YouTube viewer from Norway.– […]

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How the media’s weapons fetish primes us for war

Cable news loves American weapons. Whether it’s Tomahawk missiles. Tomahawk missiles. Tomahawk cruise missiles. Or the “mother of all bombs.” MOAB, also called the “mother of all bombs” The “mother of all bombs” TV news is saturated with images of American firepower. They are beautiful pictures of fearsome armaments. But cable news’ fixation on bombs […]

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