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PBC News & Comment: Social Media Blamed in Massacres at New Zealand Mosques

Accused shooter in attack on mosques streamed the mayhem live, and in online manifesto, he identifies as fascist, white nationalist…--hours after the murders, grisly video was still available on YouTube

--WashPost media columnist Margaret Sullivan demands changes at social media and Buzzfeed reports rare absence of fakes and imitators

--longshot Dem presidential candidate Andrew Yang gets bitten by the pro-Trump internet users he’s been courting

--PBC interview with Yang from April, 2018 is here

--organized by Swedish teen just nominated for Nobel Peace Prize, Global Climate Strike is on today in 105 countries

--NY Times uses Buzzfeed lawsuit to speculate that Russian bots and web hosts were used to hack DNC and spearphish John Podesta

--in threat to restart nuke and missile programs, North Korea blames Bolton and Pompeo for ruining Trump-Kim bromance

--WashPost rushes to defend CIA after it’s implicated in raid on N. Korean embassy in Madrid

--on Venezuela, more yellow journalism from WashPost on Maduro’s “colectivos”

--The Guardian ran an almost-fair article about the massive power blackout last week

--at GrayzoneProject, Ben Norton reveals Guaido’s plan to privatize state oil firm and open to foreign investment

--after 2 rockets launched from Gaza hit nothing, Israel disproportionately responds with warplanes, less than a month before Israeli election

--DC agencies battle, FCC vs. NASA on 5G spectrum auction, Pentagon vs. EPA on safe drinking water standards

--in St. Patrick’s Day ritual, gay Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar lectures VP Pence on human rights, watch it