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Tensions Escalate between US & Iran, Brief Timeline of Events
Hostility between the United States and Iran have grown in the past few weeks, a US naval drone was shot down over the Gulf of Hormuz prompting President Trump to respond. After an American airstrike was called off, the White House announced economic sanctions against Iran. In this video we outline events that have transpired recently between the two global powers.

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Protests Spread through Honduras, Georgia, Hong Kong, and France
Over the course of the past few months there have been a variety of protests in countries Honduras, Hong Kong, France, and most recently Georgia. Each country has their own issues with how the governments are operating, and each country has seen demonstrators take to the street. In this video we take a look at each country, and give background on why citizens of these countries have taken on their governments.

Produced by Sean Jackson, Tarik Johnson, Mac Molli, and Emily Molli

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Facebook Announces Libra, Bill Ottman Discusses Implications on Crypto
Amid its legal battles with congress, Facebook plans to release its own cryptocurrency. The plan comes with subsidiaries Calibra and the Libra Association, each respectively designed to make the currency more secure and accessible. Twenty-eight companies have backed the company so far but congress is still on the fence about how to regulate it. We conducted a special interview with Bill Ottman to get an expert opinion on the matter.

Produced by Sean Jackson, Tarik Johnson, Mac Molli, and Emily Molli
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Facebook Forced to Defend Privacy Policy in Court
Court transcripts show Facebook was required to defend their privacy policy to a U.S. District Judge, where they revealed that they believe users relinquish their privacy once they sign onto their social network. While Facebook has said that they will be adding a new level of transparency to their platform, the court conveyed concern over whether or not the tech giant truly prioritizes the security of individual privacy. This comes amidst a new wave of criticism surrounding the company with murmurs of anti-trust action, while they begin to unveil their new cryptocurrency Libra.

Produced by Sean Jackson, Tarik Johnson, Mac Molli, and Emily Molli

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Union Vote Defeated Again, UAW Tries to Gain Foothold in Southern US
Auto Workers in Chattanooga’s Volkswagen plant recently voted on whether or not they should unionize beneath the United Auto Workers. The results were in and the plant decided not to form a union. Zach Roberts and Mike Elk went on the ground to get the perspective of the factory workers and the impact this vote has on them.

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Hong Kong Protesters Clash with Police, New Developments with Extradition Bill
There are new developments in Hong Kong as their protest turned violent Wednesday forcing Hong Kong’s Chief Executive to take a stand. Sunday’s demonstration had a turnout of roughly 2 million according to the protest directors. With the movement against the extradition bill growing, what will Hong Kong’s future have in store? And will protestors call for Carrie Lam’s resignation come to fruition?

Produced by Sean Jackson, Tarik Johnson, Mac Molli, and Emily Molli

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Boston Dynamics is planning to release their first commercial robot by the end of this year, and a number of companies are working to make collaborative robots more interactive with humans. Researchers from MIT have figured out an algorithm that makes these robots more efficient. And biomedical researchers from the University of Houston made a major breakthrough in brain to computer interfaces.

Produced and presented by Emily Molli

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Hackers Release Border Control Data on Dark Web
A federal contractor’s database was hacked and the information was found dark web. Microsoft recently purged their facial recognition database. Detroit lawmakers and citizens are finally getting an opportunity to address the widespread use of facial recognition operated by law enforcement.
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Millions of Acres of Farmland Going Unplanted from Heavy Flooding
Heavy rainfall has been abundant in Midwestern United States, with that has come massive floods which have a negative impact on farmland and crops making it difficult for farmers to produce their yield and gain proper income to continue to run their farms.

Produced and hosted by Emily Molli
Additional reporting provided by Mac Molli

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Hong Kong Extradition Bill Prompts Massive Worldwide Protests
Over a million people filled the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday over a proposed bill that would allow suspects to be extradited to mainland China. Several cities around the world held their own protests to express support for the demonstration and voice their concerns over the bill. Sandi Bachom and Tarik Johnson went on the ground in NYC for Subverse to find out why people are protesting the bill.

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Big Tech Stocks Take Major Hit From Impending Antitrust Probes
Facebook, Alphabet, and Apple stocks dropped earlier this week after the announcement of antitrust investigations into anti-competitive conduct. We take a look at the impending investigations and how the stock prices were affected.

Subverse co-founder and independent journalist Emily Molli stepped in to host this video. We are super busy with a big relocation and other changes to Subverse, which we touch on at the end of the video.

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Fake News Writers Exploiting Americans For Profit
A fake news writer in Macedonia revealed to the BBC her process and that of other writers when creating disinformation for American audiences on social Media. Twitter acquired Fabula AI, a startup that analyzes how fake news is spread through social media in order to prevent it. A doctor is leading the fight against fake health news by getting health professionals involved in combating health-related misinformation and increasing transparency within the industry.
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Tiananmen Square and the Rise of Chinese Censorship
The Tiananmen Square protests and massacre have been effectively scrubbed from the internet in Mainland China. But for this anniversary, a controversial anonymous political cartoonist in China finally showed his face. This is just one of many dissidents, some of whom are taking risky measures to get around China’s Great Firewall to avoid censorship, despite some US companies helping the Chinese government with their censorship.

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Activists CLASH at National March for Impeachment

Hundreds of activists gathered Saturday to protest at the National Mall and march to the White House in a "National March To Impeach" Donald Trump. A couple dozen pro-Trump activists countered their rally, which occasionally turned into small scuffles and loud arguments, but no arrests were made. Ford Fischer of News2Share and Subverse was on the scene and spoke to both sides.

See more of News2Share's footage here:
https://www.youtube.com/user/DCNews2Share

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Astronomers Complain about Starlink, US and Japan Team Up for Lunar Landing
After the first launch of sixty Starlink internet satellites, astronomers are complaining about their presence in the sky and how it might affect their studies. In a joint press conference earlier this week, President Trump and Prime Minister Abe announced plans to work together to put people back on the moon.

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Zuckerberg Ignores Subpoena, Politicans Outraged
A three-day hearing by an international committee in Canada wanted to question Facebook executives Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg on how they plan to prevent social media companies from unauthorized use of personal information, spreading fake news, sowing division, and manipulating elections.
Both executives defied the summons, outraging the politicians from over ten different countries, representing about 450 million people. A former Facebook advisor and early investor said that countries need to shut the platform down if it fails to comply.

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Nine Klansmen Met by HUNDREDS of Ohio Protesters at Dayton Rally
Nine members of the Honorable Sacred Knights, an Indiana chapter of the Ku Klux Klan held a rally in Dayton, Ohio. Ford Fischer was on the ground to talk to the various groups that attended to protest the group.

Find more of Ford's Fischer's footage from the event on the News2Share YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/user/DCNews2Share

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Amazon Shareholders Reject Concern Over Facial Recognition, AI National Strategy Bill
Some Amazon shareholders are concerned about the company's facial recognition software being sold to law enforcement, but not enough want to stop or investigate how it's being used. A UK court says there's no legal framework yet to rule on a facial recognition case brought against the police, so the first ruling will set legal precedent. A bipartisan bill introduced to the US Senate last week is trying to tackle the lack of legislation around Artificial Intelligence and hopes to keep the US at the forefront of this rapidly advancing technology.

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AI is Now BETTER at Diagnosing than Doctors
There are now websites and apps that can take self-reported symptoms from patients and give accurate diagnoses. Researchers have developed deep-learning computers that are now comparable, if not better, than human doctors when diagnosing certain diseases and conditions. What does this mean for the future of medical professions?

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Hackers Have Taken Over Baltimore Infrastructure, US Cities Need Better Cybersecurity
More than 20 US cities have been victims of cyberattacks since the start of 2019. Municipal governments are lacking in cybersecurity and it's costing taxpayers millions of dollars in new devices and network infrastructure. Some firms claim they have tools to get your data back, but do they really?
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Self-driving Trucks Deployed by US Postal Service, Whose Jobs are at Risk?
Autonomous vehicles are coming, and some are already here. Today, the US Postal Service deployed autonomous trucks in the Southwest as part of a pilot program. This comes a week after electric autonomous trucks were deployed on a public industrial road in Sweden. What does this mean for the trucking industry?

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Police BREACH Venezuelan Embassy in DC, Arrest Activists
The activists who were inside the embassy believe that Trump was wrong to recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido as the president of Venezuela, and that Nicolas Maduro was rightfully elected. Two police breaches later, the standoff is finally over. Watch how it finally concluded.

Watch Ford's previous report on the embassy for Subverse here:
https://youtu.be/zisfw99HsvY

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Supreme Court Rules on Antitrust Lawsuit, Facebook Gearing Up For Legal Battle
The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that iPhone users can bring a lawsuit against Apple for allegedly wielding monopolistic power in their App Store. India's regulatory watchdog launched a probe into Google over monopolistic behavior with Android devices. Facebook is hiring for their upcoming battle with regulators in the US, EU, and Asia. Politicians are weighing in on what they think the future of regulation will be for big tech.

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"Yang Gang" Explains Their Support for Andrew Yang's 2020 Presidential Run
Entrepreneur Andrew Yang amassed an online following that turned quickly into a IRL coalition of people from all ages, backgrounds, and political beliefs. Many of his supporters are worried about the "automation revolution" and the millions of jobs at stake. Sandi Bachom went on the ground for Subverse to find out why Yang appeals to his supporters.

Find more of Sandi's work here:
https://www.youtube.com/user/Schlockumentaries

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The New Space Race is Here: Global Satellite Internet
Rural America is under-served or un-served by ISPs. The satellite internet space race between SpaceX's Starlink network, OneWeb, and Amazon's Project Kuiper will bring new competition to telecommunication companies.
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