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Joe Hockey and George Christensen back unfounded ‘fraud’ claims about Biden comeback | Joe Hockey- Tempemail

Joe Hockey has lent his voice to disputed claims of voter fraud in the US, using anecdotal evidence consistent with previous elections to raise doubt about the presidential election result. The former treasurer and ambassador to the US told Sydney’s 2GB radio on Thursday that there was “plenty of good Continue Reading

Fact check: Did Biden confuse Trump with George W Bush?- Tempemail

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden stumbled over a name when he was interviewed during the virtual “I Will Vote” concert, and social media has lit up with claims that he confused President Donald Trump with a previous occupant of the Oval Office. Yes, Biden did say “George,” which some social Continue Reading

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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden stumbled over a name when he was interviewed during the virtual “I Will Vote” concert, and social media has lit up with claims that he confused President Donald Trump with a previous occupant of the Oval Office. Yes, Biden did say “George,” which some social Continue Reading

Cancel culture, George Orwell and reasoned debate | Letters | World news- Tempemail

Thank you to Billy Bragg (‘Cancel culture’ doesn’t stifle debate, but it does challenge the old order, 10 July) for a thought-provoking article and for drawing attention to the statue of George Orwell outside the BBC in London. Mr Bragg says that the quotation on the wall next to the Continue Reading

Furore in Texas as Republican leaders post racist memes that suggest George Floyd’s death is a hoax- Tempemail

One Facebook post falsely claimed that the killing of George Floyd in police custody last month was a “staged event”, meant to rile up opposition to Donald Trump. Another showed a quote from Martin Luther King Jr next to a banana – an established racist trope. And a third claimed Continue Reading

Twitter disables Trump campaign tribute to George Floyd due to copyright complaint | US news- Tempemail

Twitter has disabled a video by Donald Trump’s campaign team that pays tribute to George Floyd, saying it is the subject of a copyright complaint. The video was retweeted nearly 7,000 times by people including the US president and his son Donald Jr. In response to the video’s removal, the Continue Reading

As responses to George Floyd’s death go, #BlackOutTuesday was embarrassing | Fatima Bhutto | Opinion- Tempemail

On Monday, Donald Trump threatened to deploy the US military on domestic soil, against his own people, and ordered the teargassing of peaceful protesters near the White House so that he could conduct a 17-minute photoshoot holding an upside-down Bible. At the same time, major cities including New York and Los Angeles declared curfews to stem the protests burning Continue Reading

YouTube star Jake Paul denies looting Arizona mall during George Floyd protests | George Floyd- Tempemail

The YouTube star Jake Paul has denied taking part in looting at an Arizona mall on Saturday night. Video emerged on Sunday of Paul standing inside a looted mall in Scottsdale, Arizona. YouTube star Jake Paul and his friends were caught “looting” and trashing property in a Scottsdale mall last night amid Continue Reading

‘You lot can’t rattle me’: John Boyega defends explicit anti-racism posts in wake of George Floyd death | Film- Tempemail

John Boyega has been praised for a series of uncompromising social media posts speaking out about racism in the wake of the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers. Boyega’s initial Tweet, “I really fucking hate racists”, currently has 1.3m likes, but came in for criticism for Boyega’s hard-hitting Continue Reading