In the United States, a video posted this Sunday by Arnold Schwarzenegger has been around the internet. The former Republican governor of California denounces the attack on the Capitol, criticizes Donald Trump and calls to unite behind Joe Biden.
Videos posted on social networks claim that Donald Trump and his family celebrated the January 6 riots on Capitol Hill. In the footage, the US President is seen stepping out into a large tent, looking at monitors while music blares, and family members dance. Except that these images were filmed several hours before the start of the clashes.
The personal account of the President of the United States was deleted overnight, as well as those of the main figures of this conspiratorial movement. Twitter justifies its decision by the fear of « new armed demonstrations » in the United States.
Donald Trump is not the only one to have seen his personal Twitter account suspended on Friday January 8 : several hundred profiles linked to the conspiracy QAnon were also closed in the same movement.
The theory propagated by QAnon postulates that Donald Trump is waging a secret war against a pedophile cabal that secretly controls the US government, and even the world. When the Capitol was invaded on Wednesday, January 6, many pro-Trump demonstrators wore the symbols linked to this movement, which spread widely in the United States in 2020 thanks to confinement, but also to the electoral context.
On January 8, almost all of the movement’s influential figures lost their account, starting with retired Lieutenant-General Michael Flynn, an admired figure of QAnon. The account of Ron Watkins, a former administrator of the 8kun unmoderated board, and suspected of being one of the people behind the figure of « Q », has also been deleted. Just like those of conspiratorial « influencers » very followed, including « Praying Medic » or, for French speakers, that of the Quebec conspiratorialist Alexis Cossette-Trudel.null
Attorney Sydney Powell, who has been leading a massive disinformation campaign since Donald Trump’s defeat claiming that a massive voting machine fraud took place during the election, also had her account deleted. On the same day, Dominion Company, one of the largest distributors of voting machines in the United States, announced that it was filing a defamation suit against Ms. Powell – the company is claiming more than $ 1 billion in damages and interests.
An unprecedented but late wave of deletions
Twitter did not explain in detail the reasons for this spate of QAnon-related account closings. But in the statement posted explaining why Donald Trump’s account was finally suspended, Twitter mentions in particular the « plans for new armed demonstrations that have already started to proliferate on Twitter and elsewhere, including plans for a new attack on the Capitol this 17 January ” .
This is not the first time that Twitter has carried out a massive deletion of accounts linked to QAnon – in July, the social network had closed some 7,000 accounts , but these closings had largely spared the movement’s most popular figures. The January 8 series of deletions is generally considered late by movement specialists. « Twitter has finally decided to use the ax rather than a scalpel » , and writes the specialist journalist QAnon Travis View .
Some of the activists whose accounts have been censored have taken refuge on the unmoderated, pro-Trump social network Parler, which appears to be experiencing some disruption in the face of an influx of users and messages. Lawyer Sydney Powell denounces « fascist » censorship and calls on Donald Trump to declare a state of emergency.null
The Talk app was removed on January 8 from Google’s app store, and Apple threatens to do the same if the social network does not provide proof, within 24 hours, that it is in a position to moderate the calls for violence, many on this platform.
source le monde
At the scale of the galaxy, one could almost say that it is the next door. « TOI 700 d », a planet similar to Earth, has been detected « only » 100 light years away from us.
This observation is the first carried out by NASA’s “planet hunter”, the TESS (“Transiting Exoplant Survey Satellite”) space telescope. Its radars have located one of the few stars that are in a habitable situation.
Of a size comparable to the Earth (only 20% larger), “TOI 700 d” indeed revolves around a sun at a distance which would prevent too extreme temperatures and allow the formation of water. It completes its revolution in 37 days, and receives 86% of the supplied energy that the Sun sends to Earth, according to a statement from the US space agency .
Scientists have not yet established with precision the conditions on the planet’s surface. However, they made several very different assumptions. According to one of them, “TOI 700 d” could be covered with oceans, with a cloudy face constantly exposed to its star. In another scenario, the star, whipped by the winds, would be devoid of water.
Future observations will thus have to determine « the presence of the atmosphere, and if so, its composition, » said NASA . Ditto for the constitution, solid, gaseous or both, of this planet.
In any case, an astronaut is not yet ready to set foot on “TOI 700 d”, even if the planet turns out to be habitable. The 9.460 billion kilometers that separate us from it would require several hundreds of thousands of years of travel by traveling in our current spacecraft .
The fastest, the American space probe New Horizons, does indeed travel “only” 14.3 kilometers per second. Launched in 2006, it overtook Pluto in 2015.
The boss of Tesla has just dethroned Jeff Bezos, the creator of Amazon, thanks to the soaring price of the stock market.
He had gradually climbed the stairs, then joined the top 3 of the greatest fortunes in the world in September 2020. The year 2021 looks promising for Elon Musk who has become the richest man in the world , according to the Bloomberg agency which maintains a ranking of billionaires.
Amazon boss Jeff Bezos is no longer number 1 . The one who holds the title of the richest man on the planet since 2017, ahead of Bill Gates (Microsoft), Bernard Arnault (LVMH) and Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), has just been caught by the whimsical entrepreneur of 49 years, Elon Musk.
This meteoric rise is explained by the surge in Tesla securities on Wall Street , in which Elon Musk holds an 18% stake . Tesla stock has seen its value more than 7-fold in 2020. This then allows Elon Musk to hold a fortune of 188.5 billion dollars . That of the creator of Amazon, it amounts to 1.5 billion.
Remarkably, Elon Musk refuses his minimum wage of $ 56,000 each year at Tesla. In January 2018, the company announced that it would pay Elon Musk nothing for the next ten years: no salary, no bonus, no shares.
Rich even richer despite the crisis
The coronavirus pandemic is an economic disaster for most Americans , but not for Elon Musk. Many billionaires got richer during the pandemic, but no one earned as much as him. The CEO of Telsa earned more than $ 48 billion between March 18 and August 13, 2020, an increase in his fortune of more than 197% , according to a new analysis by the think tank, the Institute for Policy Studies .
But that’s not all, Elon Musk’s wealth should continue to grow in the months to come. And, thank you Joe Biden ? Stock market action has been boosted by the election of Joe Biden, who promises to promote the development of electric vehicles in the United States. The group’s stock is expected to be included in many financial products systematically, which should give Elon Musk even more weight.
Members of the movement were present on Wednesday during the pro-Trump invasion of Capitol Hill. Most sport a distinctive « Q » on their clothing or on signs, Pro-Trump, conspiratorial, close to the far right.
QAnon saw the light of day in October 2017 on the maligned 4CHAN forum. An Internet user called « Q clearance patriot » launches a crazy theory that the United States has been ruled for decades by a criminal and pedophile organization, implicating among others the Clintons and Obamas, false information relayed on Youtube and Reddit.
The members of QAnon were very present in the meetings of Donald Trump. The phenomenon then went from virtual to real, and the movement is slowly gaining momentum in Europe members were seen in Germany last August during an anti-mask demonstration.
Des membres du mouvement étaient présents ce mercredi lors de l’invasion des pro-Trump au Capitole. La plupart arbore un « Q » distinctif sur leurs vêtements ou sur des pancartes, Pro-Trump, conspirationniste, proche de l’extrême droite.
QAnon a vu le jour en octobre 2017 sur le forum décrié 4CHAN. Un internaute appelé « Q clearance patriot » lance une folle théorie que les Etats-Unis seraient dirigés depuis des décennies, par une organisation criminelle et pédophile, impliquant entre autres les Clinton et les Obama, des fausses informations relayées sur Youtube et Reddit.
Les membres de QAnon étaient très présents dans les meetings de Donald Trump. Le phénomène est ensuite passé du virtuel au réel, et le mouvement prend doucement de l’ampleur en Europe des membres ont été vus en Allemagne en août dernier lors d’une manifestation anti-masques.
Facebook a banni le président Donald Trump de la plate-forme «indéfiniment» en raison des efforts du dirigeant américain pour inciter à la violence dans la capitale américaine cette semaine, a déclaré le directeur général Mark Zuckerberg.
Zuckerberg a déclaré sur sa page Facebook que l’interdiction, annoncée mercredi pendant 24 heures, avait été prolongée en raison de «l’utilisation par Trump de notre plateforme pour inciter à une insurrection violente contre un gouvernement démocratiquement élu».
«Nous pensons que les risques de permettre au président de continuer à utiliser nos services pendant cette période sont tout simplement trop grands», a-t-il écrit.
«Par conséquent, nous étendons le blocage que nous avons placé sur ses comptes Facebook et Instagram indéfiniment et pendant au moins les deux prochaines semaines jusqu’à ce que la transition pacifique du pouvoir soit terminée.»
With the surge in Tesla’s securities on the stock market, of which he holds 18%, the whimsical 49-year-old entrepreneur has passed Jeff Bezos, the boss of Amazon.
Elon Musk, the boss of high-end electric vehicle maker Tesla, rose to the rank of the richest man in the world on Thursday (January 7) thanks to the soaring stock market shares, according to Bloomberg News calculations .
With Tesla’s stock market soaring , in which he owns 18%, the whimsical 49-year-old entrepreneur, who also runs SpaceX, passed Jeff Bezos, the Amazon boss who held the title of richest man in the planet since 2017.
While Tesla stock, which saw its value more than 7-fold in 2020 and still rose sharply on Wall Street on Thursday, the South African-born engineer’s fortune hit $ 188.5 billion soon after. the opening of the session, exceeding that of Jeff Bezos by 1.5 billion.
The enthusiasm of investors
The day before, Tesla broke the $ 700 billion mark for the first time at the close as the stock finished up almost 3% to $ 755.98. Thursday morning, the action was close to $ 800 climbing 5.7%.
The group’s sales, however, remain a long way from traditional manufacturers: Tesla only sold 499,550 cars in 2020, a long way from Volkswagen, for example, and its 11 million vehicles sold in 2019.
But Tesla is benefiting from investor enthusiasm for electric vehicles and the fact that it has managed to make money for five consecutive quarters, which allowed it to enter the prestigious S&P 500 index in December.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, it’s over, if we are to believe the divorce rumor that swells on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. It is impossible to escape the news, which has everything to drive us crazy …
Kim and Kanye saw each other, more married. The beginning of the year 2021 seems to sound the death knell for this monument couple: according to multiple sources cited by the Page Six and People sites , “their divorce would be imminent” .
Kim Kardashian would have hired Laura Wasser, a lawyer specializing in star divorces, already in charge of her previous separation from basketball player Kris Humphries. Kanye West would wait quietly at his Wyoming ranch. “This divorce is happening now, because Kim has grown a lot , can we read on the US sites.She’s serious about getting through the bar and becoming a lawyer, about her campaign for prison reform. Meanwhile, Kanye talks about campaigning for the presidency and other crazy stuff, she’s just had enough ” . Does this information leave you unmoved? Courage, because it risks squatting the media and networks for days, even weeks. Why this fixette?
When you want to react as a gif to a Facebook or Twitter comment, there is a good chance that the platforms will offer you the face of Kim or Kanye. The couple are a real gimmick machine, from the smile that ends in the rapper’s scowl to that of the entrepreneur hiding behind a fern. One of the best memes of the past decade? KKW in PLS, when she realizes her marriage to Kris Humphries is going to end after only 72 days. Imagine the sequences that we may be entitled to after a romance of four years …
For the reality check
They are so rich that they can afford a birthday party on a desert island in the middle of a global pandemic. They are beautiful and the marriage of their genes has given birth to a family of four children, each one more adorable than the others (North, 7 years old, Saint, 5 years old, Chicago, 3 years old, and Psalm, 19 months old) . They are talented: prodigal rapper for him, to whom we owe pearls like 808s & Heartbreak and The Life of Pablo, ultra-influential entrepreneur for her. And yet… If this probable divorce interests us so much, it is because it is a healthy reminder: to be seated on a mountain of privileges, it is good, but that is not a guarantee for love. Something to reassure us about our admittedly confined and lonely daily life, but ultimately not much more trivial than that of the kings and queens of the world.
Whatever one thinks of pop and its pasteboard icons, they remain a magnifying and exciting mirror of reality. Here, Kanye West, withdrawn to his ranch where he tries to cope with his mental illness issues and his flop in a particularly lunar presidential election – between him and Donald Trump, there were still two candidates for the post of head of the globe who participated in reality TV shows. Could we do more 2020? There, Kim K., who must take the responsibility, like so many women, to end a marriage that leaves in blood sausage, and will find herself a single mother. Of course, money, power, and access to the best highlighters in the world should help get over that, but pop once again blends spectacular entertainment with just human feelings.