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‘Nothing better to do?’ CDC mocked for tweeting about ‘inclusive language’ guide as Covid-19 rages

“Are you using inclusive language?” the CDC asked Twitter users in a post on Friday. The message linked to the agency’s recently issued “health equity guiding principles for inclusive communication,” which advises against using such language as “inmates” and “biologically male” and instead saying “persons who are incarcerated” and “designated …

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No more ‘boys & girls?’ Disney World pulls gendered language from fireworks show greeting, now welcoming ‘dreamers of all ages’

Employees at Disney World were invited to a preview of the ‘Happily Ever After’ fireworks show earlier this week, the first since daily displays were paused due to the Covid-19 pandemic, where an onlooker captured video of the new greeting. While the traditional pre-show announcement welcomed “ladies and gentleman, boys …

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RT’s soon to be launched German-language broadcasts from Moscow ‘already subject to info warfare’ – Russian Foreign Ministry

The media outlet is attempting to secure a license in the small central European country for a station under the provisional name RT auf Deutsch. The signal would come from a studio in Moscow, with existing sister company RT DE Productions GmbH, which is based in the German capital, providing talk shows, exclusive interviews, …

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RT’s German-language service prepares lawsuit after notorious tabloid ‘Bild’ falsely accuses its journalists in Berlin of SPYING

In the article published on Tuesday, reporter Julian Roepcke, who has previously been aligned with the ‘Disinformation Portal’ of NATO’s Atlantic Council adjunct, claims that, according to Bild’s information, President Vladimir Putin ordered a spy op on his “public enemy number one.” It allegedly targeted opposition figure Alexey Navalny and two of his …

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Mind your language! Kiwi MP says sorry for tweeting ‘women’s rights are human rights’ and getting ‘terfs excited’

Golriz Ghahraman, an Iranian-born legislator who serves as the Green Party’s foreign affairs spokesperson, cheered on the government’s decision to make the pilot program, which offers school students free period products, nationwide. “Women’s rights are human rights!” she tweeted. While nobody would argue that the news wasn’t good, some commenters …

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Leaked papers allege massive UK govt effort to co-opt Russian-language anti-Kremlin media & influencers to ‘weaken Russian state’

At a European Union summit in November 2017, then-UK prime minister Theresa May announced plans to designate Russia a “hostile” state, and pledged to spend in excess of £100 million over the next five years on tackling the alleged threat of Kremlin “disinformation” internationally.  Now, hacktivist collective Anonymous has released …

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