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Alleged Nazi sympathiser Timothy Hale-Cusanelli sentenced to four years in prison for role … – ABC

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Rioters gather before the Capitol with flags with smoke bombs. Donald Trump supporters attacked the US Capitol on January 6, 2021. (AP: John Minchillo).

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Jan. 6 Twitter witness: Failure to curb Trump spurred ‘terrifying’ choice – The Washington Post

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Twitter banned Trump two days after the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol, citing fears he could incite further violence.

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Twitter whistleblower who foresaw the violence of Jan. 6 reveals her identity with an omen for the future of US democracy: WaPo

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Donald Trump using his phone.Donald Trump was banned from Twitter two days after the January 6 Capitol riot.

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  • In July, the Jan. 6 panel played a recording of an interview with an anonymous Twitter employee.
  • The whistleblower said the company was reluctant to take stronger actions against Trump’s account.
  • The employee, Anika Collier Navaroli, spoke with The Washington Post on why she decided to testify.

The Twitter whistleblower who anonymously testified before the January 6 panel and argued that her company’s leadership was reluctant to take strong actions against Donald Trump’s account publicly stepped forward Thursday.

Anika Collier Navaroli spoke with The Washington Post months after she testified before the committee. In her conversation, she shared why she decided to speak with congressional investigators and the fears she had for the future of democracy after she saw the former president spread false claims of a rigged election.

“My fear within the American context is that we have seen our last peaceful transition of power,” Navaroli, whose identity was also revealed earlier on Thursday by Rep. Jamie Raskin, told The Post. She added that Trump is not alone in spreading false claims of election fraud and that leaders around the world are using “the same playbook.”

Navaroli was a policy expert for Twitter’s team that created the platform’s content-moderation rules. In July, the House select committee investigating the riot played an interview with Navaroli while hiding her identity.

It was during the testimony when Navaroli revealed how Twitter’s executives “relished in the knowledge that they were also the favorite and most-used service of the former president” and were reluctant to impose any strong punishments on Trump’s account.

When Rep. Raskin, a member of the January 6 panel, asked Navaroli if Trump would have been able to keep his account for so long if he were any other user, the former Twitter employee said “absolutely not.”

“If the former President Donald Trump were any other user on Twitter, he would have been permanently suspended a very long time ago,” she said.

Navaroli also foresaw the violence of the insurrection, which killed five people and injured many more, months before January 6, 2021.

After Trump told the Proud Boys to “stand back and stand by” in September 2020, Navaroli urged the company to adopt a stricter content moderation policy — but to no avail.

“My concern was that the former president for seemingly the first time was speaking directly to extremist organizations and giving them directives,” she told the committee. “We had not seen that sort of direct communication before and that concerned me.”

And when Trump tweeted in December 2020 about a “big protest in D.C. on January 6th” and how it would “be wild,” Navaroli sounded the alarm at her company once again.

“I had been begging, and anticipating, and attempting to raise the reality that if we made no intervention into what I saw occurring, people were going to die and on January 5th, I realized no intervention was coming,” she said to the panel.

Twitter’s executives have previously said that Navaroli left out “unprecedented steps” the company took during the 2020 election, according to The Post.

Navaroli left Twitter last year. She’s now a fellow at Stanford University, studying the impacts of moderating speech.

Navaroli told the newspaper that she sat with multiple interviews for the January 6 panel. A more complete report from the committee that will be released this year could include full transcripts of her interviews, The Post reported.

“There’s a lot still left to say,” she told The Post.

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Russia moves to formally annex swathes of Ukraine – SaltWire NS

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Russia moves to formally annex swathes of Ukraine  SaltWire NS

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Well, it’s about Viking solidarity, but it doesn’t hurt to dress it up somewhat. 🇩🇰🇸🇪 https://t.co/DHHB0EWpOgLocation: Santa Monica, CA Quoted tweet from @AnnLinde: Sweden 🇸🇪 fully supports Denmark’s 🇩🇰 candidature to @UN Security Council for the period 2025-2026. With its firm stance for a rules-based international order as well as for solidarity, equality and inclusion. Denmark will greatly contribute to the work of the Security Council. https://t.co/lwQSpwMDXa

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Well, it’s about Viking solidarity, but it doesn’t hurt to dress it up somewhat. 🇩🇰🇸🇪 https://t.co/DHHB0EWpOg

Location: Santa Monica, CA

Sweden 🇸🇪 fully supports Denmark’s 🇩🇰 candidature to @UN Security Council for the period 2025-2026. With its firm stance for a rules-based international order as well as for solidarity, equality and inclusion. Denmark will greatly contribute to the work of the Security Council. https://t.co/lwQSpwMDXa


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iPhone 14 Pro Max and Galaxy S22 Ultra drop tested — here’s the results – Tom’s Guide

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  1. iPhone 14 Pro Max and Galaxy S22 Ultra drop tested — here’s the results  Tom’s Guide
  2. Why the iPhone 14 Pro Camera Is a Big Leap for Photo Enthusiasts  CNET
  3. iPhone 14 Pro review: A glimpse at the future  Macworld
  4. iPhone 14 Pro has a hidden toggle to enable black-and-white always-on display mode  9to5Mac
  5. The iPhone 14 Pro Is Finally What You Want An iPhone To Be  BuzzFeed News
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DeepMind scientists win $3 million ‘Breakthrough Prize’ for AI that predicts every protein’s structure – Livescience.com

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  1. DeepMind scientists win $3 million ‘Breakthrough Prize’ for AI that predicts every protein’s structure  Livescience.com
  2. Clifford Brangwynne and Anthony Hyman: 2023 Breakthrough Prize Life Sciences  Breakthrough
  3. Scientists who discovered cause of narcolepsy win Breakthrough Prize  New Scientist
  4. Stanford scientist who discovered cause of narcolepsy wins Breakthrough Prize  The Mercury News
  5. AlphaFold developers win US$3-million Breakthrough Prize  Nature.com
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The Trump Investigations Network: 1. Trump Circles: Elections from Michael_Novakhov (16 sites): “Putin Trump” – Google News: Donald Trump: Legal woes part of bid to block 2024 White House run – Washington Times

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Donald Trump: Legal woes part of bid to block 2024 White House run  Washington Times

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Puerto Rico Tribune: Caribbean Travel News

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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Sept. 23, 2022: Here are the top stories making Caribbean travel news in 60 seconds for this week ending Sept. 23, 2022:

The US is warning nationals to Reconsider travel to Bermuda due to the potential impact of Hurricane Fiona, now a monster Category Four Hurricane while Canadians Are Being Warned To Avoid Non-Essential Travel.

American, Delta, United, Southwest, and JetBlue have all issued various waivers for destinations in the Caribbean amid the disruptions and devastation of Hurricane Fiona.

Hurricane Fiona made landfall in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic earlier this week, causing flooding, mudslides, and power outages. GoFundMe.org has set up a relief fund to urgently help verified charities that are providing immediate assistance to people and their communities. Donate now to help someone in need of hurricane relief.

Starting October 8, fully vaccinated guests will no longer have to test pre-cruise to board a Costa cruise to the Caribbean. In addition, unvaccinated guests can sail with proof of a pre-embarkation negative antigen test or RT-PCR molecular test taken within 48 hours of embarkation.

American Airlines is ending the following flights to the Caribbean.Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)-Las Americas International Airport (SDQ) near Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.DFW-Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) on St. Martin.Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)-SDQPHL-Cibao International Airport (STI) near Santiago, Dominican Republic.

Caribbean Airlines has reopened its Caribbean Club lounge at Trinidad’s Piarco International Airport. The relaunched, renovated Caribbean Club lounge is open to the airline’s business class and Caribbean Club members.

And the Caribbean island of Montserrat will celebrate Tourism Week from September 25 to October 1, 2022.Six days and more than 10 opportunities have been planned to allow residents and visitors to experience some of the tours and experiences offered by local businesses during the week.

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The Puerto Rico Times Topics from Michael_Novakhov (15 sites): Puerto Rico News – Francisco Caparros Case from Michael_Novakhov (21 sites): “Carlos Cases” – Google News: Officials: Navy bribery case fugitive tried to get to Russia – Las Vegas Sun

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Officials: Navy bribery case fugitive tried to get to Russia  Las Vegas Sun

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