Infallibility back on the agenda

Three mistakes within five minutes on the BBC lunchtime news today. Reporting on the EU Commission's mistake in triggering Article 16 of the Northern Ireland Protocol last Friday over its disagreement with AstraZeneca about the rollout of its coronavirus vaccine, raising tensions on the island of Ireland, followed by the EU holding fire, the BBC …

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Exposure and censorship

Exposure is more effective than bombing. Today is the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp by the Russian Red Army on 27 Jan 1945, which has given rise to the annual International Holocaust Memorial Day. It is worth noting that Heinrich Himmler ordered the SS to halt mass murders by gas in …

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Losers but why?

Many people are reporting the loss of multiple followers on Twitter. Following the permanent suspension of US President Trump's twitter account, it now appears that Twitter is suspending or removing many other Twitter accounts. This manifests itself in people losing followers. Twitter had earlier permanently suspended Steve Bannon for inciting violence, but people report having …

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