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Twitter must also check the facts of tweets from leading liberals



Twitter must also check the facts of tweets from leading liberals

This week, for the first time, Twitter “examined the facts” in one of President Trump’s opinions and directed users to coverage of the example of justice and objectivity, CNN (don’t laugh).

Twitter announced the introduction of new features earlier this month. The aim, the two workers wrote, was “to make it easy to find credible information” and to curb the flow of “misleading content.”

But I wonder: Will the platform also add a “fact-check” label and links to tweets from leading liberals who also turn out to be “misleading” or outright wrong?

Start with 2017 Tweet from CNN contributors Ana Navarro claims that “the Ivanka Fund received a $ 100 million promise from the Saudis and the UAE.”

The truth: cash goes into World Bank initiatives for women entrepreneurs. Navarro Tweets collected more than 43,000 retweets.

Or what about 2019 tweets from actress Nancy Lee Grahn who show photos of migrant children at border detention centers and revile Team Trump for allegedly abusing children? As an internet detective pointed out, Grahn’s photo was cropped to erase the time stamp: 2015. It generated nearly 50,000 retweets.

Then there The 2018 blog by Rachel Maddow claims that the White House had edited the video of the Helsinki president’s press conference with Russian strongman Vladimir Putin “to remove [a] question about whether [he] want Trump to win. “The Washington Post and many other outlets have denied the claim, but the tweet is still up, with 24,000 retweets – and no Twitter warning label.

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In January 2019, former President Barack Obama’s ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul, joined thousands of other members of Twitterati’s blue check on touting made-for-Twitter BuzzFeed News exposure. “This is great,” McFaul wrote, “President Trump directed his lawyers to lie to Congress.”

Yes, big – and wrong: Special team advisor Robert Mueller quickly stated that the story was inaccurate, and his report explained that the president had not done such a thing. There is no danger of Twitter’s “fact-checking” for McFaul, et al.,

Harvard law professor and #Resistance Laurence Tribe icon in December 2017 asked his followers to “retweet if, like me, you don’t realize anything in Christopher Steele’s file that has been proven wrong.” Nearly 8,000 retweeted, despite the fact that the file was completely rejected.

Finally, on a local note: Surely, if a tweet comes with health hazards, it is city council member Mark Levine in February invitation to the Gothamites to celebrate Chinese New Year in Chinatown “which deviates from coronavirus”: “If you stay away, you lose the chance!”

Sohrab Ahmari is the operational editor of The Post.

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Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.



Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.

Method Media Bermuda will present the documentary FABRIC: Portuguese History in Bermuda on Thursday, December 29 at the Underwater Research Institute of Bermuda.

A spokesperson said: “Method Media is proud to bring Bermuda Fabric: Portugal History to Bermuda for its 5th and 6th showing at the Bermuda Underwater Observatory. In November and December 2019, Cloth: A Portuguese Story in Bermuda had four sold-out screenings. Now that Bermuda has reopened after the pandemic, it’s time to bring the film back for at least two screenings.

“There are tickets For $ 20 – sessions at 15:30 and 18:00. Both screenings will be followed by a short Q&A session.

Director and producer Milton Raboso says, “FABRIC is a definitive account of the Portuguese community in Bermuda and its 151 years of history, but it also places Bermuda, Acors and Portugal in the world history and the events that have fueled those 151 years.

“It took more than 10 years to implement FABRIC. The film was supported by the Minister of Culture, the Government of the Azores and private donors.

Bermuda Media Method [MMB] Created in 2011 by producer Milton Raposo. MMB has created content for a wide range of clients: Bermuda’s new hospital renovation, reinsurance, travel campaigns, international sports and more. MMB pays special attention to artistic, cultural and historical content.

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Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.



Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.

Maestro Filipe Cunha, Artistic Director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Braga, has been invited to conduct the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra, as announced today.

According to a statement sent by O MINHO, “he will be the first Portuguese conductor to conduct this orchestra in its entire history.”

In addition to this orchestra, the maestro will also work with the Lyceo Mozarteum de la Habana Symphony Orchestra.

The concerts will take place on 4 and 12 March 2023 at the National Theater of Cuba in Havana.

In the words of the maestro, quoted in the statement, “these will be very beautiful concerts with difficult but very complex pieces” and therefore he feels “very motivated”.

From the very beginning, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 will be performed by an Italian pianist (Luigi Borzillo), whom the maestro wants to bring to Portugal later this year. In the same concert, Mendelshon’s First Symphony will be performed.

Then, at the second concert, in the company of the Mexican clarinetist Angel Zedillo, he will perform the Louis Sfora Concerto No. 2. In this concert, the maestro also conducts Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.

“This is an international recognition of my work. An invitation that I accept with humility and great responsibility. I was surprised to learn that I would be the first Portuguese member of the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra. This is a very great honor,” the maestro said in a statement.

“I take with me the name of the city of Braga and Portugal with all the responsibility that goes with it, and I hope to do a good job there, leaving a good image and putting on great concerts. These will be very special concerts because, in addition to performing pieces that I love, especially Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, I will be directing two wonderful soloists who are also my friends. It will be very beautiful,” concludes Filipe Cunha.

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