This week Twitter announced it removed more than a 200 accounts that violated its policies. – Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images
Congress is taking a closer look at how different technology platforms like Google, Twitter and Facebook were used by foreign actors during the 2016 presidential election. On Thursday, Twitter officials found themselves in the hot seat as they testified on Capitol Hill about the company’s findings on its role in facilitating Russian influence in the election.
22 Twitter accounts corresponding to fake Facebook accounts, all of which had been subsequently suspended
179 accounts in violation of company’s rules, none of which were registered as advertisers on Twitter.
Twitter also analyzed ads purchased by three accounts associated with Russian Today, a government-funded Russian television network that has been accused of interfering with the 2016 election. The three accounts — @RT_com, @RT_America, and @ActualidadRT — spent $274,100 in U.S. ads in 2016. They promoted 1,823 Tweets “that definitely or potentially targeted the U.S. market.”
This news comes weeks after Facebook revealed the results of a similar internal investigation.
We went to the single most polluted place on earth, the coal-mining town of Linfen in Shanxi Province, China, where kids play in dirty rivers and the sun sets early behind a thick curtain of smog. Watch part 2 here: http://bit.ly/Toxic-China-2 Check out “Toxic: America’s Water Crisis” here: http://bit.ly/Water-Crisis-1
Cancer Villages: The shocking extent of Chinese pollution For downloads and more information visit: http://www.journeyman.tv/?lid=63641 The Chinese government claims it’s making serious efforts to clean up pollution. But as this horrifying report shows, much of their ‘success’ has involved simply moving their toxic industries out of sight. “It’s risky, but we have no other choice: We only have this river,” Wu Zhuliang tell us from his remote farm in South Western China. For Wu and his family their reliance on the river, which runs yellow with pollution, has had terrible consequences. They buried his son just over a month ago. He had been diagnosed with two types of cancer, Leukaemia and Thymoma, and had been in so much pain he said to his mother, “open the window and I’ll jump out”. The water from Wu’s river was found to have levels of chromium, a known carcinogen, “200 times higher than the national standard”. Ma Tianjie from Greenpeace tells us it’s so toxic that, “simply touching the water, it could make your skin itchy. It’s a very, very serious problem.” All across rural China the same stories abound. The government is cleaning up the cities, but often the most toxic industries are simply moved to rural areas where regulations are lax. Chinese farmers are now four times more likely to die from liver cancer than the global average. “The government is trying to find a way to get rid of this huge pile of historically accumulated waste but they are struggling.” SBS Dateline – Ref. 5527
9 out 10 cities in China have failed government pollution standards according to China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection. A quarter of million Chinese die every year from pollution, rivers turn blood red, and by 2030, China will be COMPLETELY OUT OF WATER! These are just a few of the signs that China’s pollution has reached apocalyptic levels, and it’s having a global effect on climate change. To find out the rest, watch this episode of China Uncensored.
For much of the past month, a huge swathe of northern China has been shrouded in a thick layer of toxic smog. Pollution has reached such high levels that Beijing’s met office this week issued a warning against venturing out into the snow because of fears it’s dangerously contaminated. With pollution now thought to be the cause of more than a million premature deaths a year, our correspondent John Sudworth travelled to China’s most polluted city
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