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The Guardian misquotes Electoral Commission: says it suggests “Online trolls should be banned from voting”

  • By: Vincent van den Born
  • So not only is the quote manipulated, it is taken out of context and The Guardian falsely manufactures a narrative its apparent source does not support. Take this Guardian claim:

    “Banning social media trolls from voting could help reduce the amount of abuse faced by politicians, the election watchdog has said.”

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    Germany: Merkel campaigns with Turkish language pamphlets, promising to raise child benefits

  • By: Vincent van den Born
  • “The political climate is poisoned by this. President Erdogan has torn down what we have built up over decades. We get threats, emails as ethnic Turkish lawmakers saying we aren’t sufficiently loyal as ‘Turks’, but I am a German politician and I do politics for Germany and for all people who live here.”
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    Twice this week: Popular Dutch conservative politician Thierry Baudet’s home vandalised with paint, vomit and faeces

  • By: Timon Dias
  • In the morning of 7 September, Baudet found out that a “mixture of vomit and faeces” had been stuffed through his mailbox and that his front door and porch were vandalised with paint. That same morning, the action was claimed by the self-proclaimed “Radical Anarchist Feminist Action Front”, whose logo was painted on Baudet’s front door.
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    UK’s Boris Johnson presents plans to rebuild Libya. Libyan Army thanks him with rendition of God save the Queen

  • By: Vincent van den Born
  • Johnson describes the problems: two central banks, two rival parliaments, three prime ministers and up to four governments. But what makes the situation in Libya worse from that in Belgium, is the fact that there are three guns for every human being, “but no single source of law or authority, let alone power.”
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