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In Russia, Days of Fake News and Real Radiation After Deadly Explosion

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  1. [11]
    GrafHasenzahn
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    Could someone please summarize the article for me? Sounds really interesting but I don't want to create another account just to read this article. I highly dislike to have a variety of news sides...

    Could someone please summarize the article for me? Sounds really interesting but I don't want to create another account just to read this article. I highly dislike to have a variety of news sides bombing my email inbox.

    1. [4]
      balooga
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      Pro tip: Whenever you encounter a paywalled article online, try pasting the URL into a new Incognito window (or whatever your browser calls its private browsing mode). Many sites will be readable...

      Pro tip: Whenever you encounter a paywalled article online, try pasting the URL into a new Incognito window (or whatever your browser calls its private browsing mode). Many sites will be readable this way.

      3 votes
      1. [3]
        GrafHasenzahn
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        Thanks! That's really interesting but didn't work for me. I use DuckDuckGo with the incognito window stuff as default and it didn't work. I'll try it out in Chrome tho, Thanks again for the tipp!

        Thanks! That's really interesting but didn't work for me. I use DuckDuckGo with the incognito window stuff as default and it didn't work. I'll try it out in Chrome tho, Thanks again for the tipp!

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          balooga
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          If you're always browsing in incognito and not closing the window when you're done, you may be missing out on the real benefit of the feature. A lot of people don't realize that sites can still...

          If you're always browsing in incognito and not closing the window when you're done, you may be missing out on the real benefit of the feature. A lot of people don't realize that sites can still set cookies and store data in incognito. That data is not reset until the incognito session ends, meaning all open incognito tabs and windows must be closed. You should do this regularly, if you're not currently.

          Speculation here, but if you use incognito "by default" and are still hitting the NYT paywall, it's because your session hasn't been reset and contains a tracking cookie from a previous visit.

          1. GrafHasenzahn
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            Nah, I burn all Tabs except Reddit, Twitter and Tildes right after I close the browser

            Nah, I burn all Tabs except Reddit, Twitter and Tildes right after I close the browser

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      intuxikated
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      It is not interesting it is rather sad. Its about Russian government's incompetence who failed to acknowledge an explosion which caused a "slight" increase in radiation around the area. Is anyone...

      It is not interesting it is rather sad. Its about Russian government's incompetence who failed to acknowledge an explosion which caused a "slight" increase in radiation around the area. Is anyone surprised?

      When a state nuclear energy company first conceded the accident involved nuclear materials — on Saturday, two days after the explosion — the disclosure did not make the evening news on all television channels. Channel One, the main state broadcaster, gave the story just 36 seconds.

      A flurry of murky, misleading reports surfaced, which for some Russians recalled the lethal delays in acknowledging the Chernobyl accident three decades ago, although the radiation release last week was far smaller. Only on Sunday did Russian scientists explain that a small nuclear reactor had malfunctioned.

      “I’m not a critic of the government, but in this situation its behavior is ugly,’’ Dmitry Zhukov posted on a message board for residents of Severodvinsk on Vkontakte, a social networking site similar to Facebook. “We got a mini-Fukushima right beside us and they pretended nothing scary happened.”

      On Saturday, the Russian nuclear energy company Rosatom said in a statement released at 1 a.m. that the accident involved nuclear materials, using language even experts saw as confusing. Its scientists were studying an “isotope power source for a liquid engine unit,” the company said.

      Oh.. and trump tweeted something

      President Trump posted a tweet about the accident Monday evening, writing, “The United States is learning much from the failed missile explosion in Russia,” adding that the American military has “similar, though more advanced, technology.”

      Five scientists killed in the explosion were buried on Monday. Alexei Likhachev, the head of Rosatom, praised them as the “pride of the atomic sector” at a memorial

      2 votes
      1. KapteinB
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        I kinda wish the media would just stop mentioning Trump's tweets completely. Usually they add very little worthwhile to an article. In this specific case, Trump's tweet is either a lie, or (and I...

        Oh.. and trump tweeted something

        I kinda wish the media would just stop mentioning Trump's tweets completely. Usually they add very little worthwhile to an article.

        In this specific case, Trump's tweet is either a lie, or (and I apologise in advance for the awful source, but this was the best I could find on short notice) the reveal of a secret US weapon.

        3 votes
      2. GrafHasenzahn
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        Hey... We kinda have seen that one before, didn't we? And the same lack of information again. Where a lot of people hurt?

        Hey... We kinda have seen that one before, didn't we? And the same lack of information again. Where a lot of people hurt?

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      KapteinB
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      Screenshot taken with Firefox' screenshot feature.

      Screenshot taken with Firefox' screenshot feature.

      1 vote
      1. GrafHasenzahn
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        Thanks! Well, that does sound good. 7 people died and first the Russian media did not cover it at all. I feel bad for the people that died and their relatives/friends.

        Thanks! Well, that does sound good. 7 people died and first the Russian media did not cover it at all. I feel bad for the people that died and their relatives/friends.