The Daily Populous

Saturday February 18th, 2023 night edition

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Meta allowed a Moldovan oligarch, sanctioned by the US, to run paid Facebook ads, per AP.

The ads featured Ilan Shor promoting an uprising against Moldova's pro-Western government.

Meta removed the ads, but only after they reached an audience of millions.

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Meta allowed an exiled Moldovan oligarch, who is on the US sanctions list over his ties to the Kremlin, to run Facebook ads promoting protests and uprisings against the country's pro-Western government, the Associated Press reported.

The paid Facebook ads featured oligarch Ilan Shor, who now lives in Israel after being convicted of massive financial fraud.

They included political messaging stoking anger at rising inflation, high fuel prices, and the government of President Maia Sandu, according to AP. »

Fetterman draws praise for getting help for depression

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The statement said Fetterman had experienced depression on and off in his life, but it had only become severe in recent weeks.

“Sen. Fetterman may do more for people just by admitting that he’s getting help for depression than any bill he ends up sponsoring.”.

He predicted Fetterman could find a “whole new world of connection with his constituency” when he returns to the Senate, and could help people understand the brain science behind depression. »

Japan recounted its islands. Now geographers say there may be 7,000 more of them

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The number of islands in Japan is expected to more than double after 7,000 new islands it didn't know existed were discovered.

The nation currently comprises 6,852 islands, but that figure dates back to a 1987 study conducted by the Japan Coast Guard.

The news is part of a report that the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan is expected to release next month. »

Kyiv and Moscow Are Fighting Two Different Wars

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But it has also been fighting on its own territory and unable to reach far into Russia.

After that, civilians were spared only in wars that did not last long and were fought away from cities.

Such wars inevitably become attritional, as stocks of equipment and ammunition are depleted and troop losses mount. »

Sidney Powell cited woman who claimed to be headless, time-traveling entity in email pushing election conspiracy theories

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A court filing cited a wild email Sidney Powell sent to Fox to support her claims of voter fraud.

Trump-allied lawyer Sidney Powell sent Fox an email full of wild claims from a woman claiming to be a decapitated time-traveler, according to a recent court filing.

The lawyers for Dominion did not name the writer of the email, which had the subject "Election Fraud Info.". »