David Koch, billionaire industrialist and libertarian political activist, dies at 79 by r721 in news

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Ctrl-F "Libertarian":

The sprawling political empire includes conservative and libertarian nonprofits such as Americans for Prosperity, Freedom Partners and Concerned Veterans for America.

In 1980, the younger Koch was nominated as the vice presidential nominee for the Libertarian Party. His running mate at the time was Ed Clark and their campaign ran on abolishing Social Security, the Federal Reserve board, welfare, corporate taxes and minimum wage laws.

A bit sketchy, yeah.

Are archive sites black budget? by Online in conspiracy

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Archive.is (archive.today), on the other hand, is pretty non-transparent:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archive.today

Are archive sites black budget? by Online in conspiracy

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The Internet Archive is a San Francisco-based nonprofit digital library

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Archive

Their "budget" is open (it's nonprofit!):

https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/organizations/943242767

8chan creator Fredrick Brennan voluntarily came to the Philippine National Police Anti-Cybercrime Group in Camp Crame to help in the investigation. by r721 in WorldNews

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Probably frightened by Congress' attention. Also maybe he decided to wait it out, it's probably costly to fight DDoS attacks without Cloudflare/BitMitigate help.

8chan creator Fredrick Brennan voluntarily came to the Philippine National Police Anti-Cybercrime Group in Camp Crame to help in the investigation. by r721 in WorldNews

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Yeah, it's him. The owner is Jim Watkins now.

Post named "Consider moving to Saidit: presenting the rational reasons why" on raddle by r721 in SaidIt

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It just looks like a not good faith effort: author allegedly created two sockpuppets and upvoted himself, also inserted loaded words which would obviously not go well with left-wing raddle crowd: "SJWs"/"Soros"/"globalists".

Post named "Consider moving to Saidit: presenting the rational reasons why" on raddle by r721 in SaidIt

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Okay then.

Saidit is now the second-largest reddit alternative in the world after voat by magnora7 in SaidIt

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I didn't use it much, but I think it shows removed reddit posts/comments somehow (among other content from reddit):

Snew attempts to undo reddit's pervasive censorship

Content is pulled directly from the reddit api and pushshift.io

So you can't call it an alternative, more like a reddit tool.

Saidit is now the second-largest reddit alternative in the world after voat by magnora7 in SaidIt

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snew.notabug.io is probably included there: https://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/snew.notabug.io redirects to https://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/notabug.io

SimilarWeb says

snew.notabug.io 97.92%

notabug.io 2.06%

https://www.similarweb.com/website/notabug.io

Saidit is now the second-largest reddit alternative in the world after voat by magnora7 in SaidIt

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Alexa's competitor SimilarWeb says the same:

https://www.similarweb.com/website/saidit.net

Global Rank Worldwide 88,168

What's wrong with reddit? by KanyeWest in AskSaidIt

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Here's their status page:

https://reddit.statuspage.io/

Identified - The issue has been identified and a fix is being implemented.

May 17, 21:31 PDT

PSA: Julian Assange's cat appears to be safe by UmamiTofu in news

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That's allegedly a bot.

Google’s AI Guru Wants Computers to Think More Like Brains (I’ve always been worried about potential misuses in lethal autonomous weapons. I think there should be something like a Geneva Convention banning them, like there is for chemical weapons. You’ll notice who doesn’t sign it.) by Vigte in technology

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I’ve always been worried about potential misuses in lethal autonomous weapons. I think there should be something like a Geneva Convention banning them, like there is for chemical weapons. You’ll notice who doesn’t sign it.

You might be interested in this article:

At the last panel, one of the speakers said that it was inevitable that Europe would develop such military systems, because its adversaries would.

EUobserver subsequently asked if any of the other panel members, or anyone in the audience, believed that it was not inevitable that Europe would use fully autonomous lethal weapons.

No one among the roughly 100 participants - which included EU military brass, companies, civil servants working in defence ministries and EU institutions - raised their hand.

Rise of killer robots seems inevitable at EU conference

Twitter has, apparently, suspended the account of journalist and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. by Orangutan in news

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Yeah, I think this is what happened:

1) @JulianAssange was renamed to @AssangeDefence

2) someone renamed their account to now free handle @JulianAssange

3) that account was suspended for impersonation

Infamous St. Petersburg 'Troll Factory' Set on Fire. So burned by Putin to destroy evidence? Or burned by the West in revenge? What do you think? by allie in conspiracy

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It wasn't a major fire actually - security guards put it out:

Google-translated Fontanka report

Security video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJmlIAbQg54

So I guess it could be a false flag even.

UPD Another video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OMP-NMDnFQ

Fears Israel has shot-down Russian spy plane during raid on Syria by r721 in WorldNews

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Going Orwellian: Party like it's 1984 by voter in news

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Jan 25, 2017

Supreme Court Just Seriously Undermined Your Right to a Speedy Trial by voter in news

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MAY 19 2016 12:03 PM

Fort Bragg soldier killed in Syria attack by voter in news

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/r/worldnews/, /r/news/, /r/NeutralNews/ have "not older than a week" rule - pretty reasonable, imho.