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Briefs: Expert mocked on Twitter; Maine homesteaders (mostly) are prepared

By Josh Wilson / March 27, 2020 / Comments Off on Briefs: Expert mocked on Twitter; Maine homesteaders (mostly) are prepared

Expert mocked for alarmist tweetstorm The data were in before the pandemic began, and one scientist tried to sound the alarm. A Harvard epidemiologist using Twitter tried to warn society back in January about the global threat COVID-19 represented. He was ignored, ridiculed, or asked to tone it down, in one case by the elite […]

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Islamic moderates are using WhatsApp to battle violent extremism in Mali

By Mark A. Bonta / January 27, 2020 / Comments Off on Islamic moderates are using WhatsApp to battle violent extremism in Mali

In Mali, WhatsApp is the weapon of choice for both Al Qaeda-aligned jihadists and peaceful Muslims in their battle for the hearts and minds of the nation.  For centuries, Mali’s nomadic Fulani herders have periodically erupted into violence, fighting against both injustice and what they perceived as violations of the teachings of the Koran.  In […]

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