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Trump said no injuries, but 100 US troops have brain injuries after Iran strike on Al Asad

One hundred U.S. soldiers have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries following the Iran missile strike on an American military base in Iraq about which Donald Trump lied, 'no injuries.'

From CNN:

That's an increase of at least 36 cases from the end of January when the Pentagon said 64 service members had been diagnosed with ...

Cop “fired” after fabricating story of insulting McDonalds coffee cup

An anonymous police officer in Herington, Kansas, claimed he was given a coffee cup with "******* pigs" written on it by staff at McDonalds. The story went viral, uncritically laundered by local media and spread by outraged conservatives on the internet. But it turned out he was lying. McDonalds had the receipts—video surveillance ...

McKinsey is lying about its role in building ICE’s gulags, and paying to own the top search result for “McKinsey ICE”

Propublica's meticulously researched and reported story about McKinsey's roles in designing ICE's detention centers, advising ICE to skimp on supervision, food and medical care, is as unimpeachable as all of Propublica's work.

Nevertheless, McKinsey released an 800-word statement falsely claiming that Propublica had "mislead readers" with an article that "ignores many of the factual points ...

Debullshitifying the Right to Repair excuses Apple sent to Congress

Apple's response to the Congressional committee investigating monopolistic behavior by tech giants contains a chapter on Right to Repair, whose greatest enemy is Apple -- the company led successful campaigns to **** 20 state level Right to Repair bills last year.

Apple's response was parsimonious with the truth.

Ifixit (previously), a business ...

Apparently Facebook did approve ads saying Republicans support the Green New Deal

The Really Online Lefty League has a wonderful ad running on Facebook. Using archival footage of Republican leaders speaking up for the environment, to prove AOC's point about Facebook being untrustworthy and duplicitous, the ad shows Lindsay Graham backing the Green New Deal.

Facebook approves Green New Deal ad featuring endorsement by Sen. ...

Shocking: Trump campaign official insists President Trump has never lied

It is all the fake media, she says.

"No. I don't believe the President has lied."Trump campaign national press secretary Kayleigh McEnany tells @ChrisCuomo President Trump has never lied to the country. pic.twitter.com/oSlLHZ4h0m

— Cuomo Prime Time (@CuomoPrimeTime) August 29, 2019

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NYPD cop who choked Eric Garner lied about it to investigators, says judge

A judge says that NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo should be fired for his “reckless” use of a banned chokehold—and for lying about it after his victim Eric Garner, an unarmed black man selling cigarettes on the street, died.

The judge, Rosemarie Maldonado, who has recommended that Officer Pantaleo be fired, concluded that he had been ...

How big Greenland really is

Trump wants to buy Greenland, because of course he does. Reading the coverage, it struck me that media generally prefer to use the Mercator projection when showing the island. This is because we think it's funny to depict Greenland as a vast place as large as North America itself.

Though all 2D projections of ...

Academic used GDPR request to reveal they’d been secretly blacklisted

In The Independent, Dora B writes about experiencing a growing and disturbing awareness that they were being shunned and excluded from their field of specialism. Dora eventually used the GDPR—Europe's recent law providing access to the data held on you by companies and institutions—to expose what was going on. Dora was not only professionally ...

Algorithm can identify 99.98% of users in supposedly “anonymized” data

In The New York Times, Gina Kolata writes that a team of scientists has proven a method of identifying specific individuals from "anonymous" data sets.

Scientists at Imperial College London and Université Catholique de Louvain, in Belgium, reported in the journal Nature Communications that they had devised a computer algorithm that can identify 99.98 percent ...