Undersheriff recommends firing detective who shared 'All Lives Splatter' and other social media posts mocking protesters
SEATTLE — A King County, Wash., Sheriff’s Office detective who posted a series of Facebook posts this summer mocking racial justice protesters faces possible termination from the department.Among the posts was an image reading “All Lives Splatter” that the detective posted the same day a driver hit two protesters on Interstate 5. One of the protesters, Summer Taylor, later died.King County Undersheriff Patti Cole-Tindall recommended the veteran detective, Michael R. Brown, be fired, according to a memo released by the Sheriff’s Office Tuesday. Brown can now meet with Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht ...
The Seattle Times
Localized assignment program: 2,000 cops off to new regional posts
The Philippine National Police (PNP) will send off within this week some 2,000 police officers to their new regional assignments as part of the localized deployment program.PNP chief Gen. Camilo Cascolan on Monday said that the movement of personnel initially covers inter-regional reassignment to their hometowns and places of permanent residence “to give them a strong sense of ownership of their own locality and, in the process, induce better performance.”Cascolan said the National Capital Region Police Office and the Police Regional Office 4 have yet to fully implement the localization progra...
Philippines Daily Inquirer
Facebook to pause political ads as US election day ends
San Francisco (AFP) - Facebook on Wednesday said it will stop running political or social issue ads after the US polls close on November 3 to reduce chances of confusion or abuse.The leading social network also said that any posts prematurely declaring a winner or contesting the count will be labeled with reliable information from news outlets and election officials."If a candidate or party declares premature victory before a race is called by major media outlets, we will add more specific information in the notifications that counting is still in progress and no winner has been determined," s...
Are political Facebook posts straining your real-life relationships? You're not alone.
PHILADELPHIA — As Emma Finucane scrolled through Facebook a few months ago, the post of a close family friend caught her eye.The 22-year-old did a double take: Could these words, railing against Pennsylvania’s coronavirus restrictions, really have been written by the kind and reasonable person she had spent countless hours with since she was a child? Someone she thought she knew well?When they shared a campaign video for President Donald Trump a few weeks later, Finucane almost struck the “angry” reaction, one of Facebook’s alternatives to the “like” button, but jerked her hands away from the ...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Three more House leaders lose posts as speakership row drags on
Three more House leaders lose posts as speakership row drags onXave Gregorio(Philstar.com) – October 6, 2020 – 6:43pmMANILA, Philippines — Three more House leaders lost their posts as the leadership row in the chamber drags on.Rep. Angelina Tan (Quezon), Rep. Sharon Garin (AAMBIS-OWA party-list) and Rep. Eric Martinez (Valenzuela City) were replaced from their committee chairmanships during Tuesday’s plenary session.Tan, who headed the House Committee on Health, was replaced by Rep. Ma. Lucille Nava (Guimaras), while Martinez, who led the House Committee on Youth and Sports, was replaced by Re...
State wants racist posts in evidence to show motive in Arbery case
ATLANTA — Racist social media posts and cellphone texts should be admitted into evidence at trial against the three men charged with the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, state prosecutors said in a recent court filing.One reason to allow the evidence: “proof of motive,” prosecutors said.The 25-year-old Arbery, a Black man, was chased down and killed with three shotgun blasts on Feb. 23 just outside of coastal Brunswick. Three white men, Travis McMichael, who fired the fatal shots; his father Greg McMichael, who initiated the chase; and William “Roddie” Bryan, who joined in the chase, stand indicted on...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Spy chief defends Facebook posts as ‘artistic’
Far from being a purveyor of fake news on Facebook, the government’s top intelligence chief on Sunday said the posts in his social media account were “artistic expressions” and “inspiring, entertaining or informative.”“The reason why I share posts in my FB [Facebook] personal account is no different from all FB account holders. It is because I find the post inspiring, entertaining or informative,” said Paul Alex Monteagudo, chief of the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA).He did not provide details to substantiate his claims in his statement, but he lashed back at party-list lawma...
Philippines Daily Inquirer
Intelligence chief stands by Facebook posts calling Makabayan reps terrorists
Intelligence chief stands by Facebook posts calling Makabayan reps terroristsChristian Deiparine(Philstar.com) – October 4, 2020 – 5:40pmMANILA, Philippines — The head of the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency on Sunday disputed allegations that he is sharing false information on social media by posting unproven allegations that opposition lawmakers are members of the communist armed movement.NICA Director General Alex Paul Monteagudo said Sunday that he “categorically denies” the claims by Reps. Carlos Zarate (Bayan Muna party-list) and Sarah Elago (Kabataan party-list) during the agen...
Barack and Michelle Obama celebrate 28 years of marriage with gushing posts
Barack and Michelle married on 3 October, 1992 and share two daughters - Malia, 22, and Sasha, 19. Taking to Instagram, they each declared their love for one another, while also encouraging followers to vote in the upcoming election."Even with everything going on, I wanted to take a moment to say happy anniversary to the love of my life," wrote Barack. "Every day with @MichelleObama makes me a better husband, a better father, and a better human."This year, while we appreciate all your well-wishes, what we'd really love is for each of you to reach out to one person in your life who might not vo...
News website faces police probe in Singapore for boosting Facebook posts during elections
A template of an online postcard expressing support to New Naratif. Source: New NaratifThe Singapore Elections Department, which is under the Prime Minister’s Office, has filed a police report against independent news website New Naratif for publishing paid advertisements during the campaign for the general election held in July 2020.New Naratif boosted a total of 13 election-related news and feature stories on Facebook from June 30 to July 10. Authorities said the Facebook boosting is tantamount to “publishing paid advertisements that amounted to the illegal conduct of election activity.”The ...