Debunked conspiracy theories seek to tie Kamala Harris, human trafficking

Christel Deskins

The claim: Kamala Harris is tied to human trafficking through “Pizzagate” and former aide 

A viral conspiracy theory has turned its gaze onto Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., former Vice President Joe Biden’s running mate on the Democratic presidential ticket.

“Maya Harris, #Kamala’s sister Hosting a PIZZA PARTY with John Podesta? This sure would tie nicely if the patriots are about to drop something… #PIZZAGATE” reads a tweet shared Aug. 13 on Facebook.

The tweet includes a screenshot of an email between lobbyist Tony Podesta and his brother John Podesta, a former White House chief of staff and campaign chairman for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential bid. The email with subject line “Hillary pizza party April 10” is among many dumped by WikiLeaks after Podesta’s emails were hacked during the 2016 presidential race. It requests John Podesta’s attendance for a “pizza party at Belmont for HFA on April 10,” which Maya Harris,

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The human cost of a year of internet blackouts in Kashmir

Christel Deskins

Exactly a year ago, the Indian government scrapped the controversial Article 370 from the country’s constitution to strip the northernmost state of Jammu & Kashmir of its autonomy. With that, it also cut off internet access for millions of people in the region, with a view to maintaining law and order situation in the state.

It’s been a year since that day and internet connectivity, including broadband usage, has been restored in the region just a few months ago. However, mobile users still have to use 2G connectivity and there are frequent shutdowns that cut them off.

Here’s a look at how this has affected people in the region over the past year, as well as during the pandemic — and what it tells us about the power governments wield over people by controlling access to digital service

A history of Kashmir leading up to the scrapping of Article 370

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A history of internet shutdowns in Africa and their impact on human rights

Christel Deskins

It’s broadly accepted that there’s a close relationship between development and access to information. One of the first economists to make the link was Amartya Sen, who won the Nobel Prize in 1998 for his contributions to welfare economics.

Increasingly over the past two decades, the internet has been a major factor affecting the right to development. The United Nations definition of this right is that:

Every human person and all peoples are entitled to participate in, contribute to, and enjoy economic, social, cultural and political development.

Today, all African countries have access to the internet, though the digital divide remains huge within and between countries.

In a recent research paper, one of us (Ilori), together with colleagues, examined the effect of network disruptions on human rights and democratic development in sub-Saharan Africa.

The paper concluded that internet shutdowns have impeded the right to development and posed threats to democratic

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While vaccines contain human DNA, there is no link to cancer, autism

Christel Deskins

The claim: A number of vaccines contain human DNA, and the FDA has acknowledged that residual human DNA has the potential to cause cancer or change your genetic code

As scientists race to find a vaccine for COVID-19, mixed information regarding the safety of vaccines is spreading rapidly online.

In an Instagram post, Weston A. Price Foundation shared a photo displaying a quote that says the FDA has “acknowledged that residual human DNA has the potential to cause cancer or to change one’s genetic code.” The quote is attributed to Kendall Nelson, producer of the film “The Greater Good,” which explores the pros and cons of vaccination in the U.S.

The caption states a number of vaccines contain traces of human DNA. The DNA, the foundation wrote, comes from the lung tissue of “a healthy fourteen-week-old aborted Caucasian male fetus” and that spikes in autism in the 1980s and ’90s

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What Is The Best Definition Of Technology? Technology Is Changing Human Workers With Mechanical Or

Willy Urias

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