Ministry of Truth: Airstrip One to Set up ‘Rapid Response’ Fake News Unit
British Prime Minister Theresa May is to agree to the creation of a “rapid response” government unit to fight perceived fake news, it has been reported.
The team will aim to identify and challenge stories they judge to be misleading or damaging, and will be based in the Cabinet Office, claims The Times.
According to Alex Aiken, executive director of the Government Communication Service (GCS), they aim “build a rapid response social media capability to deal quickly with disinformation and reclaim a fact-based public debate”.
Justin Trudeau to push middle class interests in Davos
After spending the past two weeks criss-crossing the country to speak with ordinary Canadians in town hall meetings, Justin Trudeau is heading to Switzerland where he’ll rub elbows with the rich and powerful at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
The prime minister, who is attending for the second time since his mandate began, plans to send a message that Canada’s doors are open for business and that now is the ideal time to invest.
Whether he’s answering citizen questions in a Quebec City high school gymnasium or conversing with the one per cent at an upscale ski resort in the Swiss Alps, his goals are the same, his office argued.
“The goal of meeting these influential people is to make money for the middle class,” the Prime Minister’s Office told The Canadian Press.
Romania joins Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic in staunch rejection of accepting Muslim migrants
EU President Juncker wants to allow Romania into the border-free Schengen zone, no doubt as an additional Muslim migration route, now that other Eastern European countries have closed their borders to it.
Judging by Romania’s disdain for Muslims, it looks to be a non-starter. Romanians insist “our children must also grow up in safe and civilized conditions. We don’t want to end up like Western Europe where they are afraid to let children walk to school alone, or for their wives to be alone in the streets.” Romania is using technology and extra border control agents to prevent Muslims from using Romania as an alternate destination after borders in Hungary, Poland, and the Czech Republic have been shut down to Muslim invaders.
Luis Gutierrez: Shutdown Really About ‘First Racist President’ Wanting to End Legal Immigration
In a fiery speech at a MoveOn rally outside the Capitol on Friday evening, Gutierrez accused President Donald Trump of exposing himself as a racist with his “shithole” countries remarks. And though Trump reportedly made those remarks in regards to the visa lottery system and said he would welcome more immigrants from Asian countries, Gutierrez said the government shutdown was not about Trump’s border wall but about “ending legal immigration in America.”
Filmmaker aboard icebreaker documents aborted mission to study arctic climate change
When Manitoba filmmaker Christopher Paetkau embarked on a research journey to study the effects of climate change in the high arctic, he never expected those same effects to thwart the very mission he was there to document.
The trip was part of a four-year, $17-million project led by researchers at the University of Manitoba. The scientists hoped to use the icebreaker, Canadian Coast Guard Ship Amundsen, for part of a 133-day expedition to study the changes in the region.
They departed Quebec City on May 25 hoping to make it into Hudson Bay, but hazardous ice conditions off the coast of Newfoundland forced them to divert in order to help other vessels trapped in ice — which had broken loose due to warming in the arctic.
Once again, the “evidence” is in places no one else can look.
Pentagon erases “climate change” from the National Defense threat list
An 11-page summary of the new National Defense Strategy makes no mention of “global warming” or “climate change”. The document makes no mention of “climate,” “warming,” “planet,” “sea levels” or even “temperature.” All 22 uses of the word “environment” refer to the strategic or security landscape.
The National Defense Strategy, signed by Defense Secretary James Mattis, doesn’t have much to say about energy issues, except that the U.S. would “foster a stable and secure Middle East” and “contributes to stable global energy markets and secure trade routes.”