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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