The Hungarian-born billionaire activist has been waging an ideological war with conservative Eurosceptic forces in countries such as Hungary, Poland, and Italy, spending hundreds of millions of dollars on his Open Society Foundations NGO across Europe and the United States.
George Soros has written an op-ed for MarketWatch, a finance and investing news site, warning that “anti-European forces” may enjoy an advantage at the upcoming European Parliament elections in May.
Urging a “sleeping pro-European majority” not to sleepwalk “into oblivion,” Soros made an eyebrow-raising argument by suggesting that “if they don’t, the European Union will go the way of the Soviet Union in 1991.”
WASHINGTON (AP) — A tiny fraction of Twitter TWTR, +4.08% users spread the vast majority of fake news in 2016, with conservatives and older people sharing misinformation more, a new study finds.
Scientists examined more than 16,000 U.S. Twitter accounts and found that 16 of them — less than one-tenth of 1% — tweeted out nearly 80% of the misinformation masquerading as news, according to a study Thursday in the journal Science . About 99% of the Twitter users spread virtually no fake information in the most heated part of the election year, said study co-author David Lazer, a Northeastern University political and computer science professor.
Spreading fake information “is taking place in a very seamy, but small, corner of Twitter,” Lazer said.
As the nation comes to grips with yet another mass murder carried out by an angry, armed man, it is perhaps time to review how often Americans turn to guns to express discontent, hate and prejudice against their compatriots.
A year ago, “Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston, like many of his Hollywood peers, vowed to move to Canada if Donald Trump somehow won the election. Well, Trump won. And, like many of his Hollywood peers, Cranston’s still here.
So, what does he think about Trump now? Here’s his latest take, courtesy of an interview with the Hollywood Reporter posted Monday:
How much longer are we going to put up with this?
How many more innocents have to die before we start standing up to the National Rifle Association? How many more concertgoers have to be massacred? How many more partygoers? How many more children? How many more kids on the street? How many more policemen?
The massacre in the Harvest Festival concert in Las Vegas is no isolated event. A staggering 30 Americans are murdered with guns every day.