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FREE SPEECH BIG CHILL: EU And Tech Giants Team Up To Banish ‘Illegal Hate Speech’ Online

“The internet is a place for free speech, not hate speech,” said Vera Jourova, the EU commissioner responsible for justice, consumers and gender equality.

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The European Union reached an agreement Tuesday with some of the world’s biggest social media firms, including Facebook and Twitter, on ways to combat the spread of hate speech online.

EDITOR’S NOTE: While removing speech that directly calls for violence is a good thing, the definition of what ‘hate speech’ is remains a little murky. For example, will it be considered hate speech for the Bible believing Christian to say that homosexuality is wrong and that transgender men should not be in the ladies bathroom? Something tells me this is exactly where we are headed. 

Under the terms of a code of conduct, the firms, which also include YouTube and Microsoft, have committed to “quickly and efficiently” tackle illegal hate speech directed against anyone over issues of race, color, religion, descent or national or ethnic origin. The sites have often been used by terrorist organizations to relay messages and entice hatred against certain individuals or groups.

Among the measures agreed with the EU’s executive arm, the firms have said they will establish internal procedures and staff training to guarantee that a majority of illegal content is assessed and, where necessary, removed within 24 hours. They have also agreed to strengthen their partnerships with civil society organizations who often flag content that promotes incitement to violence and hateful conduct. The European Commission and the firms have also agreed to support civil society organizations to deliver “anti-hate campaigns.”

“The internet is a place for free speech, not hate speech,” said Vera Jourova, the EU commissioner responsible for justice, consumers and gender equality. She added that the code of conduct, which will be regularly reviewed in terms of its scope and its impact, will ensure that public incitement to violence to hatred has “no place online.”

The firms themselves say there’s no conflict between their mission statements to promote the freedom of expression and clamping down on hate speech.

Twitter, which has been at the center of much of the hate speech that’s spread online over the past few years, says it will continue to tackle the issue “head-on” along with partners in industry and civil society.

“We remain committed to letting the Tweets flow,” said Twitter’s European head of public policy Karen White. “However, there is a clear distinction between freedom of expression and conduct that incites violence and hate.”

And Facebook’s head of global policy management Monika Bickert urged the company’s 1.6 billion users to use the site’s in-built reporting tools in the event they find content they consider unacceptable.

“Our teams around the world review these reports around the clock and take swift action,” she said. source

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As Russian Missile Fall In Poland Killing 2 People, Will It Trigger NATO’s Article 5 Provisions That Authorizes An Allied Attack Against Putin’s Forces?

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Two people have been killed in Poland after two stray Russian rockets landed near the border with Ukraine. The rockets landed in the NATO state following Russia’s mass bombardment of Ukrainian cities earlier today, which saw over 100 rockets launched.

As Russia pounded Ukraine with a series of fresh and aggressive missile strikes, two of those rockets went astray, landing in Poland and killing two people. According to the NATO charter, member nations would now be 100% justified in moving against Russia with military action. The only question is, does NATO have the appetite for world war with Russia? We are about to find out. The fact that this is happening during the G-20 Summit is wonderfully coincidental timing, to say the least.

But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by.” Luke 21:9 (KJB)

Speaking of the G-20, the nearly 80-year old pretend president Joe Biden was not able to attend the high profile dinner because he ‘had a full day of meetings’. I wonder how much longer the New World Order will be able to continue renting Biden’s failing body? At some point, the whole charade will be exposed to the public, but honestly, it’s the worst-kept secret in Washington.

At least two dead after Russian missiles land in NATO state Poland on Ukraine border

FROM EXPRESS UK: According to the AP news agency, a senior US intelligence official said that the missiles were of Russian origin. Poland’s Prime Minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, has convened the Committee of the Council of Ministers for National Security and Defense Affairs “as a matter of urgency”, government spokesman Piotr Müller confirmed, with local news sites claiming this is likely the result of the explosions. The meeting will reportedly take place at 9pm local time (8pm British time).

The rockets fell in the town of Przewodów, hitting grain dryers. The police, prosecutor’s office and the army are reportedly already on the site. Meanwhile, Polish Armed Forces are reportedly on “high alert”. The attack could prompt Poland to trigger NATO’s Article 5 provisions, calling on all of the treaty’s members to attack Russia. According to Article 5, an attack against one NATO Ally is considered an attack against all Allies.

Some analysts have suggested the rockets’ intended target may have been Lviv, a Ukrainian city about 100km south of Przewodów. The missile fell 65 kilometres within Poland.

“The most important people in the country” are attending Poland’s emergency meeting, according to local news outlet Radio Zet.

The station also reported that military planes were scrambled in response. The price of oil has already reacted to the rockets landing in Poland, climbing 2.3 percent to $87.82 according to the West Texas Intermediate benchmark. Latvia’s Minister of Defence, Artis Pabriks, said: “My condolences to our Polish brothers in arms. Criminal Russian regime fired missiles which target not only Ukrainian civilians but also landed on NATO territory in Poland.

“Latvia fully stands with Polish friends and condemns this crime.”

The Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has also reportedly convened his defense council. The Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs have also declared their “full solidarity” with Poland, saying it is “convening closely with Poland and other Allies.”

The ministry added: “Estonia is ready to defend every inch of NATO territory.” READ MORE

Russian Missiles Hit Poland, Killing 2 People

Russia’s latest missile attack on Ukraine has taken an unexpected turn with two stray rockets hitting a village in Poland.

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UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak Turns Against Israel By Refusing To Follow Through On His Previous Pledge To Move The British Embassy To Jerusalem

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Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has apparently scrapped plans to look at moving Britain’s embassy to Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, despite previously claiming to support its recognition.

Back after World War I, England lost their status as a world superpower by betraying the Jews in what is known as the Balfour Declaration. In a nutshell, they promised to create a homeland for the Jews in Palestine, and reneged on their promise. Just this week, newly-elected Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, who had promised to move the British embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, showing recognition for Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, reversed course and now has refused to do it. Why? Because Rishi Sunak does not believe that Jerusalem is part of Israel, regardless of any previous statements he may have made.

“And the fear of God was on all the kingdoms of those countries, when they had heard that the LORD fought against the enemies of Israel.” 2 Chronicles 20:29 (KJB) 

As we told you this afternoon on our Friday Prophecy News Podcast, the Middle East is a beehive of end times activity, and the stage has been set for the soon arrival of Antichrist. Benjamin Netanyahu has been returned to power in a miraculous turn of events, and the table appears to be nearly set for the start of the time of Jacob’s trouble. What does all this mean? It means that the Pretribulation Rapture of the Church, a doctrine no longer preached in hardly any Christian church, is mere moments away. The last Baptist church I was a part of didn’t preach one sermon on the Rapture, rightly dividing, or dispensational truth, and your church probably hasn’t either. That’s why we’re here, to stand in the gap and give you the Bible, so you can know just how close we really are. And guess what? We are closer than you could possibly imagine.

PM Rishi Sunak Scraps Planning to Move British Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

FROM BREITBART NEWS: Prime Minister Sunak’s short-lived predecessor as premier, Liz Truss, said she would “review a move” of the British embassy to Israel during her campaign for the Conservative Party leadership in August, following in the footsteps of President Donald Trump.

While the State of Israel officially regards Jerusalem as its capital, and key institutions including the Knesset (legislature), Supreme Court, central bank, and several government ministries are sited there, principally in the neighbourhood of Givat Ram, most Western countries do not recognise it as such and have their embassies commute into the city from bases in Tel Aviv, in order to appease the Palestinian Authority and various Islamic polities.

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Sunak, who lost to Liz Truss in the Conservative Party leadership race but was installed by fellow MPs shortly afterwards without an election anyway, does not appear willing to buck this trend, with a spokesman for 10 Downing Street that a move had been “looked at” but there are now “no plans to move the British embassy,” according to the left-wing Guardian.

This is despite the fact that, while he was running for leader in August, Sunak claimed he believed that Jerusalem was “undisputedly the historic capital” of Israel and that there was “clearly” a “very strong case for it to be recognised” as such.

“It is something I would like to do,” he added.

The fact he will apparently not be doing so has been welcomed by Husam Said Zomlot, Head of the Palestinian Mission to the United Kingdom.

“We would like thank the UK government, faith leaders, activists and members of the public whose efforts have helped keep the UK in line with international law in this matter,” Zomlot said. “The question about the location of the UK’s embassy should never have been asked for in the first place.”

Sunak’s climbdown follows an even more dramatic about-face by Australia’s relatively new leftist government, which reversed a decision to recognise even West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital — East Jerusalem, only annexed by Israel in 1980, was not part of the recognition — earlier this month, souring relations with the Israeli government. READ MORE

The recent change of government in the UK seems to be ushering in not only an economic shift but also a foreign policy shift. It seems that the UK is now backing down from a controversial move proposed by the former Prime Minister Liz Truss to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

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As Zelensky Asks The G7 For Air Defense Support, NATO Is Just About One Step Away From Open War With Russia, Is This The End Or The Beginning?

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called on allies Tuesday to provide air defense as Russia continued to bombard Ukraine for a second day — while also asking for international peacekeepers on the Belarusian border.

So here’s the question everyone should be asking, how far can NATO and the G7 go in helping Ukraine to defend against Russia until they find themselves to be fighting Russia? We have said all along that Russia seemed to be using this rather unusual conflict to lure in NATO and the United States into war, and 7 months down the road, that scenario seems more probable than ever.

But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by.” Luke 21:9 (KJB)

Pundits have been saying that, despite the blistering air assaults of the past 72 hours, that Russia is just about to be spent as a fighting force, and that may well be. But it’s hard to imagine that Putin has put the entire future of the nation of Russia, into an ill-fated military conflict they can’t win. In politics, October is the month of surprises, and that’s exactly what I think is coming next.

Zelensky asks G7 for air defense, support at Belarus border as Russia continues missile strikes

FROM THE NY POST: “For the second day now, Ukraine has been suffering from massive Russian missile strikes,” Zelensky said in a livestreamed address to the G7.

The Group of Seven — a consortium made up of the US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Canada — held an emergency meeting Tuesday in response to Russia’s shelling of Ukrainian cities Monday.

“Starting from yesterday, the enemy used more than a hundred cruise missiles and dozens of different drones,” Zelensky said.

“Every 10 minutes I receive a message about the enemy’s use of Iranian ‘Shaheds’ [drones],” he added, rattling off seven reports of the kamikaze UAVs he said he’d received between 5 and 6 a.m.

“And it’s like that almost every hour! Plus 28 launches of Russian missiles today, and that’s just this morning,” Zelensky said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said his air assaults — which have targeted civilian power plants and residential neighborhoods — are retaliation for an apparent Ukrainian attack on the Kerch Bridge, a major supply artery between Russia and occupied Crimea. But Zelensky on Tuesday said the attacks were part of the cornered Kremlin chief’s “terrorist rush” to put Ukraine’s allies on edge.

“Russia wants to provoke chaos in Ukraine and in the entire democratic world,” Zelensky said.

“When Ukraine receives a sufficient number of modern and effective air defense systems, the key element of Russian terror — missile strikes — will cease to work,” he said.

Meanwhile, air raid sirens blared for the second day, as Russian missiles slammed into power facilities in Lviv and Vinnitsya provinces. At least one person was killed in Zaporizhzhia as 12 missiles struck public facilities throughout the city. At least one missile was shot down by air defenses before hitting Kyiv.

“We condemn these attacks in the strongest possible terms and recall that indiscriminate attacks on innocent civilian populations constitute a war crime,” the G7 said in a joint statement following Zelensky’s address. “We will hold President Putin and those responsible to account.

“No country wants peace more than Ukraine, whose people have suffered death, displacement and countless atrocities as the result of Russian aggression,” the statement went on. “In solidarity with Ukraine, the G7 Leaders welcome President Zelensky’s readiness for a just peace.” READ MORE

Russia Steps Up Missile Strikes On Ukraine As G7 Being Drawn In Deeper

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is set to meet virtually with President Joe Biden and G7 leaders to discuss “support for Ukraine and holding Putin accountable.”

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