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Carlson Attacks Apple On Behalf Of Elon Musk [VIDEO]

“So, when Parler was thrown off of the app store because they allowed Donald Trump to speak, you would think it was an anomaly. It wasn’t. “For years the most cynical observers assumed that Big Tech companies like Apple censor speech but only in extraordinary circumstances. “Oh, no. They do it all the time. In fact, Apple engages in large-scale …

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China Spams Twitter To Obscure Reports On Protests

The Washington Post reports: Twitter’s radically reduced anti-propaganda team grappled on Sunday with a flood of nuisance content in China that researchers said was aimed at reducing the flow of news about stunning widespread protests against coronavirus restrictions. Numerous Chinese-language accounts, some dormant for months or years, came to life early Sunday and started spamming the service with links to …

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China Sees Widespread Protests Against Leadership

The New York Times reports: Protests spread to cities and college campuses around China on Saturday night, reflecting rising public anger at the country’s draconian Covid controls, with some in a crowd in Shanghai directing their fury at the Communist Party and its top leader, Xi Jinping. The wider demonstrations followed an outpouring of online anger and a street protest …

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LIVE VIDEO: Biden Speaks After G20 Meeting With Xi

CNN reports: President Joe Biden raised his concerns about Chinese threats toward Taiwan and China’s human rights record during a three-hour meeting with Xi Jinping on Monday morning, the White House said. Biden underscore areas of potential cooperation with Xi, but also raised human rights concerns and addressed Taiwan, saying “the United States opposes any unilateral changes to the status …

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Trump FCC Commissioner Calls For Banning TikTok

Axios reports: The Council on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) should take action to ban TikTok, Brendan Carr, one of five commissioners at the Federal Communications Commission, told Axios in an interview. It’s the strongest language Carr has used to date to urge action on TikTok. With more than 200 million downloads in the U.S. alone, the popular app …

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Far-Right Epoch Times Loses Riot Defamation Lawsuit

Law & Crime reports: The publisher of The Epoch Times and an executive who co-founded the far-right newspaper lost an effort to revive a defamation lawsuit against a Maine reporter who accurately reported on that founder’s conspiracy theory about the Jan. 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol Complex. In a blistering opinion, a three-judge panel of the First Circuit unanimously …

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Google: Chinese Troll Farm Works To Suppress US Vote

Axios reports: Researchers at Google-owned Mandiant said in a report Wednesday that they’ve detected a group attempting to sow division in the U.S. and “operating in support of the political interests of the People’s Republic of China.” In September, Meta disrupted a sprawling China-based influence operation that targeted U.S. users via fake accounts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. In its …

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GOP Indiana Gov Is Latest US Official To Visit Taiwan

Axios reports: Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb (R) arrived in Taiwan Sunday as part of a U.S. delegation on a four-day trade trip, officials in Taipei announced. A U.S. congressional trip to Taiwan led by Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) last week further angered China’s government, which earlier this month conducted military drills near the self-governing island to protest House Nancy Pelosi’s …

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Xi Asked Biden To Prevent Pelosi’s Trip To Taiwan

The Washington Post reports: Just days before House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was expected to visit Taiwan, Chinese President Xi Jinping had a request of President Biden: Find a way to keep Pelosi from visiting. Xi’s request in a July 28 call with Biden followed myriad warnings Chinese officials made to U.S. counterparts of what China might do in retaliation for …

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Taiwan Cancels WorldPride 2025 In Name Controversy

The Taipei Times reports: The organizers of WorldPride 2025 have canceled the Kaohsiung event because its licensing group, InterPride, demanded that it remove “Taiwan” from the event’s name, they said in a statement yesterday. Kaohsiung was to host WorldPride Taiwan 2025 after being granted the right by the global LGBTQ advocacy group. However, the WorldPride 2025 Taiwan Preparation Committee said …

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China Calls US “Main Instigator” Of Russia-Ukraine War

Reuters reports: China, which Russia has sought as an ally since being cold-shouldered by the West over its invasion of Ukraine, has called the United States the “main instigator” of the crisis. In an interview with the Russian state news agency TASS published on Wednesday, China’s ambassador to Moscow, Zhang Hanhui, accused Washington of backing Russia into a corner with …

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China Sanctions Pelosi, Halts US Talks On Key Issues

Axios reports: China imposed undefined sanctions on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and her immediate family members on Friday after she infuriated Beijing with an overnight trip to Taiwan earlier this week. Why it matters: China’s Foreign Ministry also announced it was ending talks with the U.S. on climate change, military issues, anti-drug measures and other matters in retaliation for …

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WH Summons Chinese Ambassador Amid Taiwan Furor

The Washington Post reports: The White House summoned China’s ambassador on Thursday to condemn Beijing’s escalating actions against Taiwan and reiterate that the United States does not want a crisis in the region, after a visit to the island by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) sharply escalated tensions in the Taiwan Strait this week. “After China’s actions overnight, we summoned …

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China Begins Live-Fire Military Drills Around Taiwan

NBC News reports: China began its promised military drills in the airspace and waters around Taiwan on Thursday, as the Beijing-claimed island braces for the potential fallout of U.S. Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit. China’s People’s Liberation Army launched several ballistic missiles into waters off northeastern and southwestern Taiwan starting at 1:56 p.m. (1:56 a.m. ET), Taiwan’s military news agency reported, …

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Pelosi Departs Taiwan After Historic Visit [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: After weeks of silence ahead of a high-stakes visit to Taiwan, Speaker Nancy Pelosi was anything but understated on Wednesday during a day of high-profile meetings, in which she offered support for Taiwan and irked China. In a pair of morning meetings that were partly broadcast online, Ms. Pelosi met with Taiwanese lawmakers and then …

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Republican Senators Praise Pelosi For Taiwan Visit

The Huffington Post reports: More than half of the 50 Republicans in the Senate ― including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConell (R-Ky.) and key foreign policy figures Sens. Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) ― issued a joint statement on Pelosi’s trip soon after she landed on the island. Saying the California Democrat had their “support,” the lawmakers wrote: …

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Taiwanese Government Sites Attacked As Pelosi Arrives

NBC News reports: Key Taiwanese websites experienced outages Tuesday due to  cyberattacks just ahead of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s arrival in Taiwan. The attacks hit at least four websites — those of President Tsai Ing-wen, the National Defense Ministry, the Foreign Affairs Ministry and the country’s largest airport, Taiwan Taoyuan International. It wasn’t clear where the cyberattacks came from. Their …

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Taipei Skyscraper Welcomes Pelosi To Taiwan [Video]

The Washington Examiner reports: In a statement shortly after she stepped off the plane, Pelosi said: “Our Congressional delegation’s visit to Taiwan honors America’s unwavering commitment to supporting Taiwan’s vibrant Democracy.” As Pelosi’s plane entered Taiwanese airspace, Chinese fighter jets were reported to be crossing the Taiwan strait, a body of water separating China and Taiwan. Taiwan’s largest building, Taipei …

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LIVE VIDEO: Speaker Nancy Pelosi Arrives In Taiwan

The New York Times reports: Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in Taiwan on Tuesday, making the highest-level visit by a U.S. official in 25 years and setting up a tense standoff with China that could lead to more aggressive military posturing. The trip is likely to prompt a sharp response from China, which bristles at any perceived challenge to its claims …

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All Sides Brace For Impact Of Pelosi’s Taiwan Visit

The Washington Post reports: The Chinese and Taiwanese militaries dispatched fighter jets, ordered military exercises and bolstered combat readiness as Taiwan prepared to host House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for a visit that has triggered dire warnings from China’s leadership and sharply escalated tensions between Beijing and Washington. Pelosi is expected to arrive in Taiwan on Tuesday night local time, …

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