Author Archives: Partially Politics Team

Author Archives: Partially Politics Team

  • Are Facebook and YouTube quasi governmental actors?

    Are Facebook and YouTube quasi governmental actors?

    ONE of the internet’s most odious conspiracy theorists has had his videos and podcasts removed from Apple, YouTube, Spotify and Facebook. Alex Jones (pictured), who has a radio show and runs a few websites, including Infowars, has raised doubts about the murders of 26 children and teachers in ...
  • Musk, like Trump, uses Twitter as mega phone

    Musk, like Trump, uses Twitter as mega phone

    Social media has handed a megaphone to anyone who wants one, and the world is still trying to work out how to cope. This applies to financial markets as much as anything else, as you can see in the latest share price-moving Twitter storm from Elon Musk.  For regulators, it’s becoming a ...
  • Is Trump’s ‘Arab NATO’ What’s Needed to Get Iran in Line?

    Is Trump’s ‘Arab NATO’ What’s Needed to Get Iran in Line?

    Earlier in the month, President Donald Trump said he was planning a summit with Arab Gulf leaders in October to discuss how to handle Iran.  Officially called the Middle East Strategic Alliance, which has been informally referred to as “Arab NATO,” the group is made up of ...
  • Inside Google’s plan to stalk your social media accounts

    Inside Google’s plan to stalk your social media accounts

    Google, once again, is excited about social media. But not in the ways you might think; this isn’t about another in a failed string of chat apps, or the knockout success that never was in Google Plus. Instead, it’s an entirely new way of recognizing human faces, and one made possible by — you ...
  • Economy Continues to Flourish Under Pres. Trump

    Economy Continues to Flourish Under Pres. Trump

    President Trump campaigned on the promise to boost economic growth to 4%, and that’s exactly what we’re seeing now. The US Commerce Department on Friday reported 4.1% GDP growth for Q2 (April-June), which marks the strongest performance since Q3 of 2014. Growth during Q1 of 2018 was 2.2%. ...
  • Missile Activity Detected in N. Korea

    Missile Activity Detected in N. Korea

    US officials this week detected what appears to be renewed missile activity in North Korea. Imaging from US spy satellites shows vehicles moving in and out of the same factory that was used to produce the Hwasong-15, the first North Korean ICBM capable of reaching the United States. The news is ...
  • Bernie Sanders’ Healthcare Plan Would Cost Gov’t $32 Trillion

    Bernie Sanders’ Healthcare Plan Would Cost Gov’t $32 Trillion

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s successful primary campaign against New York Democrat Joe Crowley (D) appealed to young voters with promises of free college tuition and free healthcare – naive ideas she no doubt picked up when she worked for Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.  Bernie Sanders, ...
  • Trump Seeks to Block US Telecoms from Foreign Suppliers

    Trump Seeks to Block US Telecoms from Foreign Suppliers

    As concerns over Chinese spying continue to escalate, the Trump Administration is considering whether to declare a “national emergency” in order to block American telecommunications companies from doing business with foreign suppliers. The primary concern, as outlined in a draft order, is that ...
  • Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez the Future of the Democratic Party?

    Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez the Future of the Democratic Party?

    Congressman Joe Crowley’s (D-NY) stunning primary defeat in June has propelled his rival – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – to unprecedented levels of popularity. At age 28, Ocasio-Cortez now finds herself courted by candidates and organizations all over the country hoping to use her name ...
  • Is Jeff Bezos Pushing his Business Agenda Through WashPost?

    Is Jeff Bezos Pushing his Business Agenda Through WashPost?

    The Washington Post, owned by the billionaire and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, released a recent article claiming that the rising wages of truckers, along with the shortage of these workers will have a detrimental impact on the economy. “As the nation faces a historically low level of unemployment, ...