Confidence in Chinese vaccines has taken a hit. But as coronavirus cases grow, some countries are still pushing ahead

Mass public vaccination programs using a Chinese coronavirus vaccine are underway across Indonesia and Turkey, where tens of millions of people are expected to receive doses of the CoronaVac shot made by Beijing-based company Sinovac.



Source: CNN, Confidence in Chinese vaccines has taken a hit. But as coronavirus cases grow, some countries are still pushing ahead

Newsbaker Update

I’m feeling a bit crispy also. Need a screen break bad, but first, these messages from your friendly pepe news announcer!

– You guys have a whole bunch of content on wearethene.ws now: https://wearethene.ws/breads/8kun_midnightriders

– Those updates came with some other code improvements that should help wearethene.ws update more smoothly in general.

– Finally https://chat.awakening.is/ is another resource that is available to everyone here, it is a chat community like Discord, but it’s independently hosted using Rocket.Chat. I can’t promise no downtime ever, but that means it’s very difficult to censor, and no one except me and the other admins has access to ban individual accounts. It’s nice for sharing memes and tweets and for chatting in more real-time.

Be Best
-newsbaker

Source: 8kun Notables, Newsbaker Update

White Helmets Dig

DIG MEME PRAY
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White Helmets (Syrian Civil War)
James Le Mesurier
James Gustaf Edward Le Mesurier OBE (25 May 1971 – 11 November 2019)[1] was the British co-founder of the White Helmets, a volunteer civil defence organisation in the Syrian Civil War, founded in southern Turkey in 2014. Le Mesurier was a British Army officer and worked as part of the United Nations peacekeeping force in the former Yugoslavia.[2][3] He was the director of the non-profit Mayday Rescue Foundation, headquartered in the Netherlands.[2][4] Le Mesurier committed suicide by falling from the balcony of an Istanbul building where he kept an apartment and an office.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Le_Mesurier

Source: 8kun Notables, White Helmets Dig

Anon Embedded w/ NG Shares Thoughts

NG SGM dispersed written plan detailing the role of the NG at the capitol come Jan 20. We have essentially been told to standby and await orders from the sitting POTUS for what to do. I can only assume this means, along with the general attitude of my CO towards Biden, that we will be working to secure the integrity of our election by maintaining a peaceful continuation of power followed by arrests of those believed to have orchestrated the fraud. I assume because of the nature of the crime and the people involved that a SHTF event will be ENORMOUS so be prepared for what is to come. Again, if you haven’t stocked up on the necessities at this point you are going to find yourself in a hell of a knot getting supplies last minute. Godspeed.

Original image as per TinEye. INTERDASTING.

NOTABLE NOM

Posted on 4 Chan before https://boards.4chan.org/pol/thread/303349716

Source: 8kun Notables, Anon Embedded w/ NG Shares Thoughts

FBI vetting Guard troops in DC amid fears of insider attack – Associated Press

  1. FBI vetting Guard troops in DC amid fears of insider attack  Associated Press
  2. Live updates: Statehouses across the country see only small protests, some armed  The Washington Post
  3. PHOTOS: National Guard in Sacramento ahead of possible inauguration week protests  KCRA Sacramento
  4. Thousands of troops dig in for inauguration | TheHill  The Hill
  5. Security challenges as a new president is sworn in  CBS News
  6. View Full Coverage on Google News



Source: Google News, FBI vetting Guard troops in DC amid fears of insider attack – Associated Press

Biden to nominate Gary Gensler for SEC commissioner, Rohit Chopra to lead Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

President-elect Joe Biden is expected to nominate Gary Gensler to serve as the commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission and Rohit Chopra to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a source familiar with the decision tells CNN.



Source: CNN, Biden to nominate Gary Gensler for SEC commissioner, Rohit Chopra to lead Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Biden to nominate Gary Gensler for SEC commissioner, Rohit Chopra to lead Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – CNN

  1. Biden to nominate Gary Gensler for SEC commissioner, Rohit Chopra to lead Consumer Financial Protection Bureau  CNN
  2. Biden taps Warren ally Chopra to lead Consumer Bureau  POLITICO
  3. Biden to pick Gary Gensler to lead SEC, Rohit Chopra to helm CFPB: reports  MarketWatch
  4. Biden Taps Gensler as SEC Chairman, Chopra as CFPB Director  Bloomberg
  5. Biden Is Expected to Pick Rohit Chopra to Lead Consumer-Finance Agency  The Wall Street Journal
  6. View Full Coverage on Google News



Source: Google News, Biden to nominate Gary Gensler for SEC commissioner, Rohit Chopra to lead Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – CNN

US-based nonprofit sues Apple to REMOVE Telegram over failure to censor ‘hate speech,’ cites Parler crackdown as example

Coalition for a Safer Web, a non-profit founded by a former US ambassador, has sued Apple, demanding it delete Telegram from its store, arguing that the app is being used to “incite extreme violence” ahead of the inauguration.

The Washington-based nonprofit and its president Marc Ginsberg, who served as US ambassador to Morocco from 1994 to 1998 and was Deputy Senior Adviser to the US President  on Middle East Policy (1978–1981), argue in the newly-filed federal lawsuit that Apple fails to hold Telegram accountable for violating its terms of service.

The complaint, filed on Sunday with the US District Court for Northern California, accuses Telegram of allowing anti-Semites, white supremacists and other extremists to thrive on its platform, with Apple purportedly turning a blind eye on the fact.

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‘Hello world, IS THIS THING ON?’ Parler reappears online after finding new host, vows to restore free-speech platform ‘soon’

“Telegram currently serves as the preferred Neo-Nazi/white nationalist communications channel, fanning anti-Semitic and anti-black incitement during the current wave of protests across America,” the lawsuit argues. It alleges that the privacy-focused messaging app is poised to become an even bigger breeding ground for extremist content as users “migrate to Telegram” after Big Tech’s crackdown on Parler, booted from Apple and Google stores for giving a platform to some of the pro-Trump supporters that stormed the US Capitol.

The suit posits that if Apple fails to remove the app, it may give rise to street violence, arguing that the app “is currently being used to coordinate and incite extreme violence before the inauguration of President [-elect] Joe Biden.”

Ginsberg, who is a co-plaintiff in the suit, notes that in a letter to Apple in July he already asked the tech behemoth to pull Telegram to hold its “financial feet to the fire,” but has received no reply. The former US official, who is Jewish, argues that Apple’s inaction has caused him “emotional distress” through the use of his iPhone. Ginsberg estimated damages he allegedly suffered as a result of Apple’s perceived leniency towards the messaging app at over $75,000.

“By continuing to host Telegram on the Apple App Store, Defendant facilitates religious threats against him and his family that has caused Ambassador Ginsbergto fear for his life,” the complaint charges.

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Minds next? Google sends ‘24 hour warning’ to free-speech ‘anti-Facebook’ platform, forces changes to app

Arguing that Apple should banish Telegram from its store without delay, the suit draws on Parler’s case as a precedent, noting that: “Apple has not taken any action against Telegram comparable to the action it has taken against Parler to compel Telegram to improve its content moderation policies.”

The nonprofit told the Washington Post on Sunday that it plans to mount a similar lawsuit against Google.

Telegram has seen an explosive growth in its user base after established social media platforms, such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube blocked US President Donald Trump and launched a crackdown on his supporters. 

The messaging platform, which prides itself for its end-to-end encryption for messages, reported over 500 million monthly users in the first week of January, with CEO Pavel Durov saying that it added 25 million new users in just 72 hours. However, while some portion of the newcomers might have indeed been conservatives fleeing the wide-ranging social media purge, Durov said that almost two in five new clients came from Asia, 27 percent from Europe, and 21 percent from Latin America.

While facing constant criticism for its lax moderation policies, Telegram has recently made headlines for banning “dozens of public channels” for inciting violence. 

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Source: RT, US-based nonprofit sues Apple to REMOVE Telegram over failure to censor ‘hate speech,’ cites Parler crackdown as example

'Nuclear blast in cyberspace'

(RT.com) — A decision by US tech giants to permanently block US President Donald Trump’s accounts could have chilling implications for the democratic values America holds dear, Russia’s Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman warned.

A move to ban an acting head of state taken by private American companies “can be compared to a nuclear blast in cyberspace,” Russia’s Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote on her Facebook page, adding that it is not the immediate impact but some long-term consequences that are the most concerning.

It has been a blow to the democratic values professed by the West,” she said, adding that the move simultaneously provided both the proponents of strict censorship and those advocating the total cyber-anarchy of the Darknet with a “watertight argument.”

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Source: WND Politics, ‘Nuclear blast in cyberspace’

Army reservist with security-level clearance among the latest charged in connection with Capitol riot

An Army reservist who federal investigators say has secret-level security clearance and a long record of posting his extremist views online was among the latest wave of rioters charged by federal prosecutors in connection with the January 6 Capitol insurrection.



Source: CNN, Army reservist with security-level clearance among the latest charged in connection with Capitol riot