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EU task force to clamp down on ‘fake news’, but can’t define it. Calls EU control stamp for news “an option” 

  • By: Vincent van den Born
  • “A topic where we need to balance: balance rights, balance the freedom of information on the one hand, but on the other hand the right to receive transparent fact-checked and pluralistic information. (…) We really need to be pro-active here and not wait until things really are going wrong. Thank you for all the trust you’ve put in us and we will really do our utmost to take it to some next steps.”
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    Trailer! Peter Jackson’s Mortal Engines looks like nothing we’ve ever seen

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    UK Institute of Economic Affairs makes the case for “unilateral free trade” – no ‘ifs’ or ‘buts’

  • By: Vincent van den Born
  • “It’s a simple idea. It means lowering your own barrier, without waiting for other countries to reciprocate. In practice, this means reducing or even completely removing tariffs that you impose on imports from abroad. This is only possible now that the UK is leaving the EU Customs Union, which requires us to obey EU rules on trade with the rest of the world.”
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    Summary – Jordan Peterson on Existentialism and Authenticity: “A truth you cannot live, is not true”

  • By: Lars Benthin
  • In this lecture, Peterson talks about the concept of ‘authenticity’, which is an important aspect of the existentialist philosophy. The problem, he states, is that most modern people, especially intelligent people, identify themselves with the contents of their intellect. If you can learn concepts on an abstract level, you are able to absorb them in an abstract way and identify yourself with those metaphysical concepts. On the other hand, those ideas are likely to have nothing to do with you as a person.
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    “A trained combatant willing to die a martyr”, says police investigation of Syrian migrant vandalising Dutch Jewish restaurant

  • By: Timon Dias
  • “The by now released Syrian born suspect declared during his police hearing that in the future he’s willing to apply more violence to reach his goals. He also declared he would not mind dying for his cause and in his statement glorifies martyrdom.”
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    Arrested on terrorism charges in Pakistan for driving Supreme Court Judge off the road, tonight they’re allowed to preach in Slough, UK

  • By: Maaike Rots
  • On 27 May this year, Pakistani Supreme Court Judge Sardar Tariq Masood and his family were travelling on the motorway from Lahore to Islamabad, when Muslim cleric Muhammad Hassaan Haseeb Ur Rehman’s vehicle intercepted the judge’s car, by hitting it while overtaking it. Subsequently, Hassaan Haseeb Ur Rehman (Muhammad Naqeeb Ur Rehman’s son) and six of his goons threatened the top court judge.
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    Batman Ninja Trailer! Leave it to Japanese anime to make Batman great again

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