caption Amazon and Hulu feature “documentaries” about discredited and discriminatory conspiracy theories. source Yutong Yuan/Business Insider Amazon and Hulu continue to host and algorithmically suggest conspiracy films. This comes as platforms like Roku and YouTube are removing conspiratorial accounts or preventing their search and recommendation algorithms from surfacing them. Experts warn that hosting this type of conspiratorial content could spread misinformation, and even encourage people to commit violence. “There is a sinister and secret group of people who roam the globe,” an omniscient narrator says. “They control everything from banks to the media. They own the world.” That claim invoking the New World Order conspiracy theory comes from a film called “A Conspiracy To Rule: The Illuminati,” available for streaming on Hulu and Amazon Prime Video. Both Amazon Prime Video and Hulu categorize the film as a … [Read more...] about Amazon and Hulu’s algorithms are recommending conspiracy theory films, and the consequences could be more serious than you might think
A FIRST-TIME collaboration between Irish directors Garry Keane and Andrew McConnell, Gaza premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah last week.Co-produced by Belfast-based Fine Point Films (No Stone Unturned, Bobby Sands: 66 Days) – making it the first documentary from a Belfast-based production company to premiere at Robert Redford's prestigious event – with major financial support from Screen Ireland, the empathetic and visually arresting film focuses on day-to-day life in the embattled 25-by-seven mile stretch of Mediterranean coastline that's home to two million people.The film introduces us to a diverse selection of ordinary Gazans – cello-playing law student Karma, teenage aspiring fisherman Ahmed, photographer-turned-lifeguard Mahmoud, a veteran tailor, a taxi driver and others – who talk about their lives on the Gaza Strip under Hamas rule and the impact of Israel's land, sea and air blockade, which has been in place since 2007.Shot over four years … [Read more...] about Belfast producer Brendan Byrne on how Irish film Gaza has gone down at Sundance
caption Four-year-old Abduleziz Tohti and his father, Abdurahman Tohti. source Abdurahman Tohti via Uyghur Bulletin/Twitter China is waging an unprecedented crackdown on the Uighurs, a majority-Muslim ethnic group in the western region of Xinjiang, China. Authorities are suspected of detaining up to 2 million people in the region and sending their children to state-run orphanages. Abdurahman Tohti, a 30-year-old Uighur man living in Turkey, hasn’t heard from his wife and kids since they disappeared after a visit to Xinjiang in 2016. Last month he saw a video of his 4-year-old son, Abduleziz, in what appeared to be a video filmed inside a state-run Chinese orphanage. He has taken the unusual step of discussing his missing family with INSIDER because he’s “ready for any consequences … I lost everything.” China justifies the orphanages as a way to lift children from poverty and stop them from … [Read more...] about This man’s family vanished in China’s most oppressed region. Last month he saw his son for the first time in 2 years, in a Chinese propaganda video.
Today’s excuse as to why Brexit mustn’t happen is that a gaggle of protestors in yellow vests have been caught on film outside the Houses of Parliament calling Remainer MP Anna Soubry a “Nazi”. Anna Soubry has been milking the story for all she is worth.So have the fellow Remainer activists who were handily there to witness and then big up the incident — paid EU shill Femi Sorry and Care Bear Communist Owen Jones. As is perfectly clear from the video footage, this is a lot of fuss about nothing. The people jeering at Soubry are quite clearly a small group of saddos, none of whom looks as if they could punch their way out of a paper bag. They are more embarrassing than scary. It’s clear — from the sheer lameness of the insults, as much as anything — that this barracking was spontaneous rather than planned. Also, contrary to Soubry’s claims, there appears to be little evidence that the protesters tried to stop her getting into … [Read more...] about Delingpole: MP Anna Soubry’s ‘Nazi’ Scare Is Pure Remainer Propaganda
On September 25, a viral video filmed by Anna Dovgalyuk showed a Russian “feminist” pouring bleach on men’s crotches in a protest against manspreading. Except it wasn’t bleach, it was water, and also Kremlin propaganda. Have you visited TNW's hype-free blockchain and cryptocurrency news site yet? It's called Hard Fork. TAKE ME THERE Dovgalyuk’s film, FIGHTING MANSPREADING… WITH BLEACH!, shows bleach attacks on numerous manspreading men on Russian subway trains. It quickly went viral worldwide but the original video has been removed from Dovgalyuk’s YouTube channel. Along the way, it picked up over 6.4 million views on In The Now — a social media channel owned by Russia Today. At the time of the video’s release, Dovgalyuk said: “Men demonstrating their alpha-manhood in the subway with women and children around deserve contempt.” The 20-year-old self-proclaimed … [Read more...] about Viral video of woman pouring bleach onto manspreaders is staged Kremlin propaganda