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Sacha Baron Cohen’s Latest Prank Involved Crashing an Alt-Right Rally For a Racist Singalong

It looks like Sacha Baron Cohen is at it again. The notorious provocateur and satirist, who has built up a reputation for pranking real people while in disguise for his projects, has apparently staged his latest prank at an alt-right rally. Baron Cohen reportedly crashed a rally for the far-right militia group known as the Washington Three Percenters, leading the rally in a racist singalong before he nearly caused a riot and was chased out by the crowd. The Washington state news outlet The O...
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Sure Looks Like Sacha Baron Cohen Got A Right-Wing Rally To Do A Racist Sing-Along

The comedian and prankster Sacha Baron Cohen appears to have duped a right-wing group this weekend, leading to a racist sing-along that got some in the crowd chanting lines such as “sushi eaters, what’re we gonna do? Inject them with the Wuhan flu.” Backed by a five-piece band, a man in lumpy overalls and a European accent goaded the Olympia, WA crowd into a call-and-response number. Witnesses suggested the man was Cohen. “Journalists, what’re we gonna do? Chop ’em up like the Saudis do!” he ...
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Disguised Sacha Baron Cohen Crashes Far-Right Rally With “Inject Obama With The Wuhan Flu” Sing-Along

Sacha Baron Cohen is at it again. The prankster crashed a far-right rally in Olympia, Washington over the weekend to sing a song about injecting liberals, Obama, Fauci, the World Health Organization, CNN, mask-wearers, and more with the "Wuhan flu." As The Daily Beast reports, event organizers say that Baron Cohen first pretended … More »
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Elon Musk tweets out #DeleteFacebook, adding simply, “it’s lame”

Facebook receives plenty of pointed criticism, including for refusing to police political speech on Facebook, its seemingly endless string of privacy breaches, and its apparent coziness of late with the Trump administration, among other things. One of the platform’s most prominent critics, somewhat unexpectedly, has become comic, writer, and actor Sacha Baron Cohen. Indeed, his powerful speech to the Anti-Defamation League in November, characterizing Facebook as the “greatest propaganda machine ...
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Mark Zuckerberg: 'My goal for the next decade isn't to be liked but to be understood' (FB)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told investors he will prioritize being understood over being liked in the new decade. Facebook has been buffeted by a storm of controversy in recent years, with the social network's privacy practices and content moderation under fire.  Zuckerberg said Facebook need to communicate more clearly. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg opened the company's Q4 earnings conference callwith some thoughts for the new decade, stre...
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Facebook won’t ban political ads, prefers to keep screwing democracy

It’s 2020 — a key election year in the US — and Facebook is doubling down on its policy of letting people pay it to fuck around with democracy. Despite trenchant criticism — including from US lawmakers accusing Facebook’s CEO to his face of damaging American democracy — the company is digging in, announcing as much today by reiterating its defence of continuing to accept money to run microtargeted political ads. I nstead of banning political ads Facebook is trumpeting a few tweaks to the ...
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TikTok says it will explicitly ban Holocaust denial and other conspiracy theories denying violent events

TikTok released an updated set of community guidelines on Wednesday. Its rules now explicitly ban "content that denies well-documented and violent events have taken place." This includes Holocaust denial, and other similar conspiracy theories. TikTok appears to be trying to sidestep moderation problems that have plagued large social media companies like Facebook and YouTube. Last year internal documents leaked by The Guardian showed that TikTok moderators were directed to remove content likely...
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10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Facebook has banned deepfake videos and manipulated content from its site. The company said it was taking a multi-pronged approach to address the issue, including investigating deceptive behaviors in AI-generated content and partnering with academia, government, and industry to better identify manipulated content. YouTube has overhauled its rules for children's content, and it could have a major impact on both creators and the ...
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Sacha Baron Cohen satirically described Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg as a 'naive, misguided child who spreads Nazi propaganda'

While presenting at the Golden Globes, actor Sacha Baron Cohen made a jab at Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Baron Cohen called Zuckerberg a "naive, misguided child who spreads Nazi propaganda and only has imaginary friends" In November Baron Cohen made a speech at the Anti-Defamation League sharply criticizing Zuckerberg for the hate speech that proliferates on Facebook. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Actor Sacha Baron Cohen took the opportunity while presenting at the Gol...
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Sacha Baron Cohen Links the Decline of Democracy to the Rise of Social Media, “the Greatest Propaganda Machine in History”

Presenting a keynote address at an ADL conference, comedian Sacha Baron Cohen wasn't kidding around when he painted a bleak picture of our emerging world: "Today ... demagogues appeal to our worst instincts. Conspiracy theories once confined to the fringe are going mainstream. It’s as if the Age of Reason—the era of evidential argument—is ending, and now knowledge is delegitimized and scientific consensus is dismissed. Democracy, which depends on shared truths, is in retreat, and autocra...
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Baron Cohen: Facebook would have given Hitler ads

Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen criticises the social media giant's stance on freedom of expression.
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Sacha Baron Cohen: Facebook would have let Hitler buy ads for 'final solution'

In wide-ranging speech, actor accuses tech giants of running the ‘greatest propaganda machine in history’Sacha Baron Cohen has denounced tech giants Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google as “the greatest propaganda machine in history” and culpable for a surge in “murderous attacks on religious and ethnic minorities”.Baron Cohen was speaking on Thursday at Never Is Now, the Anti-Defamation League’s summit on antisemitism and hate in New York, where he was presented with the organisation’s interna...
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Sacha Baron Cohen tore into Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook over hate speech, violence, and political lies

Actor and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen gave an address to the Anti-Defamation League about the spread of hate speech. Baron Cohen said big tech companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Google facilitate the spread of hate speech and lies, making up "the greatest propaganda machine in history." He said the internet treats 'the rantings of a lunatic' as equal to statements made by a Nobel Prize winner, essentially killing the idea of shared, basic facts that everyone agrees on. Although the speech cr...
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New ways to think about Autism and why it matters

What’s wrong with using the word “spectrum” to describe autism? Perhaps some would suggest that the precise terminology used for referring to these medical conditions is relatively unimportant. In fact, the current terminology facilitates views that distort or oversimplify reality and may be causing harm.In talking about people with one or another form of autism, phrases such as “severely affected” or “high-functioning” are used frequently, but they can conceal as much as they reveal. These two ...
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The 7 Best Ben Kingsley Movies

The 7 Best Ben Kingsley Movies Sir Ben Kingsley’s career spans genres as well as decades. But with a few key exceptions, his some of his most noteworthy work has occurred in the last ten years. For an aging actor, Kingsley has taken on some truly interesting roles of late, preferring to go out in a blaze of glory than to fade into obscurity. Good for him. This choice is to the benefit of the audience as well. He recent work with Martin Scorsese and Shane Black — as well as the comedic geni...
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Sacha Baron Cohen reveals he filmed an interview that was too grim even for Who Is America?

If Sacha Baron Cohen’s Golden Globe-nominated Showtime series Who Is America? really is finished—and honestly, we’ll believe it when we see it—there is at least one upside to the undercover show’s conclusion: Baron Cohen’s sudden willingness to do post-mortems on the series, the shooting of which is starting to sound…Read more...
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Bohemian Rhapsody, the movie, may not be good but it doesn’t matter

I cannot wait to see the new Freddie Mercury biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody. It’s out in wide release on November 2 after a long time in the making (Sacha Baron Cohen was attached for six years before dropping out in 2013 over a dispute with the remaining band members). I still think SBC would have made a great Freddie Mercury, and it sounds like some, ahem, colorful details may not have made it into the film. Per NME: There are amazing stories about Freddie Mercury,” he explained. “The guy was wild...
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Judge Roy Moore Sues Sacha Baron Cohen For $95M Over ‘Who Is America? Segment

“The horse-ridin’, pistol-packin’, Donald Trump-backed conservative had signed a release before meeting for the show with Baron Cohen, who was posing as an Israeli anti-terrorism expert. But the suit filed today in D.C. District Court (read it here) claims that the release Moore signed ‘was obtained through fraud’ and therefore is ‘void and inoperative.'”
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Roy Moore sues Sacha Baron Cohen over "pedophile detector" stunt

Sacha Baron Cohen, in character as an overbearing Israeli antiterrorism expert, scanned Republican politician Roy Moore with a "pedophile detector" during a comical interview shot for his series Who Is America? Moore, who was accused of molesting teenage girls and was once reportedly banned from an Alabama mall for doing so in public, is now suing the British comedian over the fake gadget, which beeped loudly in proximity to the disgraced judge. His lawyers say the satirist falsely accused ...
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Roy Moore sues Sacha Baron Cohen for $95m over Who Is America? stunt

One-time Senate candidate says he was falsely portrayed as a paedophile in lawsuit against CBS and ShowtimeThe failed US Senate candidate Roy Moore has sued the comedian Sacha Baron Cohen for defamation and emotional distress after being pranked on the actor’s television show.The lawsuit asks for $95m in punitive and compensatory damages and appears to be the first filed by one of the string of politicians who were duped and humiliated by Baron Cohen on the show Who is America. Continue reading....
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Sacha Baron Cohen Says No More Who is America?

Sacha Baron Cohen says no more Who is America? Sacha Baron Cohen took to Twitter to announce that his half-hour series Who is America? has ended for good, with the final episode airing last night on Showtime. Make sure to check out the tweet below, which also contains a video compilation of the criticism directed towards the show, and let us know what you think. Famous for creating a roster of iconic moments and incendiary characters, Baron Cohen returned to series television for the first ti...
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Sacha Baron Cohen show ended its season without ever using his encounter with Sarah Palin.

The Daily Beast reports:Despite Showtime’s attempts to tamp down expectations, it seemed inevitable that Baron Cohen would save Palin’s sit-down interview with Dr. Billy Wayne Ruddick, PhD for the seventh and final episode this Sunday. But it was nowhere to be found, perhaps for legal reasons or simply because the comedian just didn’t think it was good enough.Instead the finale had O.J. Simpson. See if you think was worth doing: Watch O.J. Simpson high-five @SachaBaronCohen after he makes a joke...
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‘Who is America?’ Clip: Sacha Baron Cohen Humiliates Disgraced Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio with a Talking Donut

Who is America? may be hit or miss when it comes to the quality of its episodes, but at least its viral clips always provide us a good, righteous laugh. This time around, the subject is disgraced former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, whose racist, anti-illegal immigrants antics were so heinous that he received a federal criminal conviction — until he was pardoned by his good friend, President Donald Trump. Arpaio was never brought to court for his crimes of racial profiling and contempt of court. ...
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Arpaio Speaks to Toy Doughnut in New Baron Cohen’s Show

U.S. Senate candidate Joe Arpaio argued the benefits of gun ownership to a tiny toy doughnut in the latest episode of comedian Sacha Baron Cohen's new prank show.
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Sacha Baron Cohen Denies Palin’s Claims That He Posed As Disabled Vet

NEW YORK (AP) — Showtime and Sacha Baron Cohen are pushing back against allegations the comedian duped guests on his new show by posing as a disabled veteran. The network says in a statement Monday that Baron Cohen “did not present himself as a disabled veteran” or wear any military apparel when he met with Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Palin last week on Facebook complained that Baron Cohen “heavily disguised himself” as a disabled U.S. veter...
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Bernie Sanders was not amused by Sacha Baron Cohen's disguised character

You've probably seen the video clip from Who Is America? in which comedian provocateur Sacha Baron Cohen easily convinces right wing politicians and lobbyists to express their support for giving guns to four-year-olds. Here's another clip with Cohen's character trying to explain a mathematically unsound proposal to Bernie Sanders, who patiently explains why the proposal move the 99% into the 1% won't work. (How did Cohen get access to Sanders and other senators? -- UPDATE: I just watched thi...
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‘Who is America?’: Episode 2 Teaser, Premiere Ratings, Clips, and a Viral Website

Comedian and professional provocateur Sacha Baron Cohen‘s comedy series Who is America? penetrated the pop culture zeitgeist with its surprise premiere this past weekend. But the numbers are in, and it turns out the ratings are smaller than expected. Find out how many people actually tuned in, see some clips from the premiere, a teaser for the second episode, and learn about a viral website from one of Cohen’s new characters that’s been operational for months. Who is America Clip First u...
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Sacha Baron Cohen channel defends Who Is America? against claims of mocking veterans

Showtime, the US broadcaster behind the comedian’s new project, says claims from Sarah Palin that the show made fun of disabled former servicepeople are falseThe broadcaster behind Who Is America?, Sacha Baron Cohen’s new TV show, has said the claim that the comedian made fun of disabled war veterans is erroneous and that Sarah Palin’s account of being filmed for the show is inaccurate.A spokesperson for Showtime, the US channel that airs the programme, said there had been “widespread misinforma...
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Showtime and Sacha Baron Cohen push back against Sarah Palin

NEW YORK (AP) — Showtime and Sacha Baron Cohen are pushing back against allegations the comedian duped guests on his new show by posing as a disabled veteran. The network says in a statement Monday that Baron Cohen “did not present himself as a disabled veteran” or wear any military apparel when he met with […]
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Watch 10 Insane Minutes of Sacha Baron Cohen’s ‘Who is America?’ Right Now

Tonight brings the debut of Sacha Baron Cohen‘s new series Who is America? to Showtime. The series hasn’t even aired and it’s already stirred up controversy as Sarah Palin admitted she had been duped by the comedian in an interview conducted by Sacha Baron Cohen in disguise. Plus, there have been rumors that Howard Dean, Alberto Gonzales, Bernie Sanders, Trent Lott, General David Patraeus, and Ted Koppel have all been tricked by Cohen too. If you’re wondering if this show will be worth paying f...
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