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Politicians fear for safety as threats against US Congress skyrocket

WASHINGTON — Rep. Barry Loudermilk of Georgia bought body armor. Rep. Gregg Harper hired armed security guards for events back home in Mississippi. And Rep. Dan Dovonan fortified his Brooklyn and Staten Island offices with security cameras and buzzer systems. … Continue reading

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Paper – Can Fact-checking Prevent Politicians from Lying?

Can Fact-checking Prevent Politicians from Lying? Chloe Lim, May 17, 2018. “Abstract – Journalists now regularly trumpet fact-checking as an important tool to hold politicians accountable for their public statements, but fact checking’s effect has only been assessed anecdotally and … Continue reading

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Social Links: Laws affecting politicians using Twitter & tourists taking photos; the GDPR takes effect; lost Bitcoins

Finding that President Trump’s Twitter feed constitutes a public forum, a federal judge in New York City held that it’s a First Amendment violation when the President or one of his assistants blocks a Twitter user from viewing or responding … Continue reading

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Dutch prosecutor requests politician’s acquittal for Anti-Islamic statements

[JURIST] The Dutch Public Prosecution Service (OM) [official website, in Dutch] on Friday concluded its case [prosecution materials, in Dutch] against right-wing politician Geert Wilders [personal website; JURIST news archive] by asking for Wilders’ acquittal on all charges [materials, PDF]. … Continue reading

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Dutch politician’s trial for Anti-Islam statements suspended soon after it begins

[JURIST] The Amsterdam District Court adjourned the trial [prosecution materials, in Dutch] of right-wing Dutch politician Geert Wilders [personal website; JURIST news archive] Monday after a lawyer for Wilders accused a judge of bias. After Wilders, on trial for making … Continue reading

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