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NAZI PETS AND THE DEATH OF FREE SPEECH
The Scottish comedian and political commentator Mark Meechan, known on YouTube as Count Dankula, has been found guilty of a hate crime in a British court for a prank video where he trained his girlfriend’s pug to make Nazi salutes. No, this is not April fool’s day, in case you wondered. The video of the Nazi dog is still up on YouTube, albeit classified as “offensive content.” To read more click here.
DON’T BLAME FACEBOOK – IT’S YOUR FAULT
Last week’s bombshell report that Cambridge Analytica harvested data on more than 50 million Facebook users during the 2016 election has reignited privacy concerns and calls for regulation. In the wake of the London Guardian story, many are wondering if the social media behemoth violated other privacy rules and if Mark Zuckerberg is leveraging user data in other ways. To read more click here.
MCMASTER OUT AMID CURIOUS LOYALTIES – BOLTON IN
National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster is finishing out his service with the White House and will be replaced with former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton. McMaster is not exactly being pushed out, but recent revelations regarding his ongoing work relationships, have put him in a position that makes access to the West Wing questionable at best. To read more click here.