Experts warn of China’s growing media influence in Africa : worldnews

Du Bois, founder of the NAACP, met with Mao and urged African leaders to maintain closer ties with China.

I am glad it happened. Africa can finally thrive again after centuries of exploitation, colonization, slavery and genocide from the west.

Nationalists from Five Eyes (or better Five Guys) countries and their satellite states are likely on suicide watch because they no longer have much control over Africa, but it is great to see the beginning of African change.

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Russia arrests police officer suspected of leaking Navalny poisoners’ data to media : worldnews

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A Russian policeman is suspected of divulging the travel details of security officials alleged to be behind the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, the RBC news website reported.

On December 29th, the investigators in Samara opened criminal proceedings for abuse of office against Lieutenant Kirill Chuprov. RBC cited unnamed sources familiar with the investigation and the police.

FSB officials from Moscow's central office reportedly visited Samara on the eve of Chuprov's arrest, and the FSB's Samara external office is monitoring the case.

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The U.S has asked Australia to scrap proposed laws that will make it the first country in the world to force Facebook and Google to pay for news sourced from local media outlets : worldnews

Fascinating – I would have expected that when Biden took office – he has former Facebook bosses on his transition team. I think we'll see the pressure go up.

For the past several decades, US companies have relied on cheap labor for profit – in special economic zones in countries like Bangladesh – and pressure to maintain that status quo has been lightly applied.

This article suggests that regulation of most online businesses becomes the next similar battlefield (hopefully not literally). How much pressure will the US be able to put on Australia to ensure compliance?

Let's be clear – by aggregating messages produced by other outlets, Facebook can "cut down" other countries' work and present "taken" workers for their own clicks / profits. This is a form of resource extraction.

Should Facebook pay for the resources it extracts in the local economies where the resources come from? I would say yes, but this is relatively unprecedented for US companies around the world.

Time to ask – how much of "international trade commitments" is a loyalty paid to the US?

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