The Daily Populous

Thursday March 7th, 2019 evening edition

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The right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos has been barred from entering Australia following the sudden cancellation of his tour in the country scheduled for December.

Yiannopoulos' 2017 Australian tour was marred by protests, and he was fined more than $35,000 by the state of Victoria.

Read more: Chelsea Manning may be banned from visiting Australia because she doesn't meet the country's 'character' test'.

Yiannopoulos' 2017 Australian tour sparked outrage and violence, particularly in Melbourne, Victoria, where his show attracted an extra 300 police officers to deal with protests.

On Facebook on Tuesday, Yiannopoulos reposted part of a statement from Pauline Hanson, a far-right Australian politician, who claimed that Yiannopoulos and Tommy Robinson, a far-right British activist, did not promote violence but were "victims of violence.".

Australia has barred several other controversial figures, including Chelsea Manning and Gavin McInnes, the founder of the far-right Proud Boys group. »

Tolkien’s drawings reveal a wizard at work

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But building a fantasy world “inside which the green sun will be credible…will certainly demand a special skill, a kind of elvish craft.”

Tolkien himself was undoubtedly born with that “elvish craft”, as an exhibition at the Morgan Library in New York makes clear.

They grounded his stories and helped him to keep track of thousands of years of history, sprawling geographies and complex languages. »

U.S. users are leaving Facebook by the millions, Edison Research says

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New numbers from Edison Research show an an estimated 15 million fewer users in the United States compared to 2017.

It revealed almost 80 percent of people in the U.S. are posting, tweeting or snapping, but fewer are going to Facebook.

Kimberly Adams: In your survey you found an estimated drop of 15 million fewer Facebook users in the U.S. today than in 2017. »

Source: Leaked Documents Show the U.S. Government Tracking Journalists and Immigration Advocates Through a Secret Database

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Documents obtained by NBC 7 Investigates show the U.S. government created a secret database of activists, journalists, and social media influencers tied to the migrant caravan and in some cases, placed alerts on their passports.

PHOTOS: Leaked Documents Show Government Tracking Journalists, Immigration Advocates.

The journalists featured in the leaked documents said they were separated from their electronic devices and gear but had no evidence that agents had gone through their items. »