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Scotland’s Comedy Crackdown to Instagram’s Politics Restriction and More

From Scotland’s comedy crackdown to Instagram’s political content restriction, the world is grappling with free speech, censorship, and the role of AI. Meanwhile, the food industry faces its own set of controversies.

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In the realm of free speech and censorship, Scotland’s police force is undergoing training to target actors and comedians under new hate crime laws. The legislation, which could prosecute those who perform or share material deemed hateful, has sparked concerns about its potential to infringe on free speech. The Scottish government, led by Humza Yousaf, has also proposed punitive measures for parents who do not accept their children identifying as transgender.

Across the pond, the U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to hear a case concerning government intervention in social media companies. The case will explore the implications for free speech and the potential consequences of a ruling against the injunction. The use of artificial intelligence by tech companies to potentially evade accountability for censorship is also under scrutiny.

Additionally, Instagram users discovered that the platform was limiting recommended political content by default. The change, introduced in February, allows users to control their exposure to political content through settings in the app. This move by Meta to limit political content on Instagram and Threads is part of a broader effort to reduce political content on social media platforms, following criticism over handling of political content related to events like the Capitol riot.

In other news, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has issued a warning to the Canadian government about potential civil unrest due to declining living standards and bleak economic prospects. The report also highlights the rise of authoritarian movements, fueled by political polarization and conspiracy theories, and the challenges posed by AI, deepfakes, blockchain currency, and quantum computing.

In the agricultural sector, U.S. Senator Cory Booker has introduced a package of bills aimed at reforming factory farming and promoting grassfed meat. However, current farm policies favor corn-fed factory farms, and the dominance of big meatpacking companies poses a challenge to the production of 100% grassfed beef. Meanwhile, Mexico has imposed restrictions on genetically modified (GM) corn and the use of glyphosate, citing concerns about their safety and health effects.

The production of lab-grown food through synthetic biology and precision fermentation is also a topic of discussion. Questions have been raised about the biological equivalence of these products to their natural counterparts and the lack of regulation. The issue of country-of-origin labeling for meat is also being addressed, with recent changes requiring the “Product of USA” label to be used only for meat from animals born, raised, slaughtered, and processed in the United States.

In a personal story, Rick Alderson, a retired sawmill worker diagnosed with terminal colon cancer, saw a significant decrease in his tumor activity after taking ivermectin, a drug that could enhance the effectiveness of his treatment. While there are few clinical studies on ivermectin for cancer, some studies have shown temporary improvement in symptoms for certain cancer types.

In the political landscape, concerns have been raised about the impact of illegal immigration on voting rights in the United States. Critics argue that the influx of illegal aliens is being used to manipulate the census and Electoral College, leading to a potential shift in power.

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Instagram Quietly Limits Recommended Political Content by Default, Leaving Users Surprised and Disappointed

“Did [y’all] know Instagram was actively limiting the reach of political content like this?!” an X user named Olayemi Olurin wrote in an X post with more than 150,000 views as of this writing. “I had no idea ’til I saw this comment and I checked my settings and sho nuff political content was limited.”

Source | Submitted by shplad

Allegations of Voter Fraud and Illegal Immigration Spark Controversy and Calls for Action

Illegal aliens are flooding the United States to alter the census and the Electoral College to ensure that the Democrats will always win.

Source | Submitted by bcoop

Ivermectin Shows Promise as an Anti-Cancer Drug, According to Research

“There are at least nine perfectly defined cancer targets affected by ivermectin,” Dr. Alfonso Dueñas-González, an oncologist and senior researcher at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, told The Epoch Times.

Source | Submitted by newsbuoy

“U.S. Senator Introduces Bill to End Factory Farming and Increase Grassfed Meat”

U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.), a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, has reintroduced a package of bills geared towards reforming the country’s agriculture sector. One of these bills, the Farm System Reform Act, would mean the end of factory farming and more grassfed meat.

Source | Submitted by newsbuoy

RCMP Warns of Potential Civil Unrest in Canada Due to Bleak Economic Future

“The report quotes French President Emmanuel Macron as having said “we are about to see the end of abundance.”

Source | Submitted by grc777

Supreme Court to Hear Major Free Speech Case with High Stakes for First Amendment

The stakes are extremely high. If this thing goes the wrong way, free speech in the United States is toast and the First Amendment will be a dead letter.

Source | Submitted by aaronmckeon

Scottish Police Trained to Target Actors and Comedians Under New Hate Crime Laws

So, essentially retweeting a Dave Chappelle or Ricky Gervais skit, like the one below, could land you with a hate criminal charge in Scotland.

Source | Submitted by shplad

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