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THE WORLD STUDENTS SOCIETY RISES TO give the Heroic Global Founder Framers a standing ovation and pray for their every success in every global endeavour. The World and Mankind thanks most profoundly :

Rabo, Dee, Haleema, Saima, Sarah, Zilli, Lakshmi, Sahar, Dusyarn, Hussain, Ali, Shazaib, Salar, Jordan, Bilal, Vishnu, Toby, Hamza, Sanan, Zaeem, Danyial, and

Little Angels : Mahyna, Maria, Hanyia, Merium, Sofia and Eden.

Please bear in mind that the weightage of power and authority, honors and sacrifices, and influence lies just about in the same sequence. ''Great things can only be accomplished if it does not matter who gets the credit.''

MOONSHOT FOR FREEDOM : ''DEMOCRACY ONLY THRIVES ON MORE DEMOCRACY'' : The World Students Society's Heroic Global Founder Framers believe and practice that !WOW! is not the world's and Mankind's inhibitor.

On !WOW! - every student should feel absolutely free to : Rebel, to mutiny, to protest, to disrupt, to connect, to disconnect, to scream, to suffer, to argue, to debate, to riot, to stir, to flame, to inflame, as long as you stay within the open-ended confines of sincerity of purpose, and Humane Greatness. 

The World will only accord you respect and listening, after you have fully undertaken and been through a proper, transparent and professional global election process, entered unique formal structures, the results and consequences of which are accepted by the world.

THIS MONTH TWITCH ANNOUNCED A POLICY that would allow it to suspend the accounts of people who committed crimes or severe offenses in real life or -

Or on other social media platforms, - including violent extremism or membership in a known hate group. Twitch said it did not consider QAnon to be a hate group.

Terpsichore Marcas-Lindeman, a podcaster who fought to overturn the 2020 United States presidential election, recently railed against mask mandates to her 4,000 fans in a live broadcast and encouraged them to enter stores maskless.

Millie Weaver, a former correspondent for the conspiracy theory website Infowars, speculated on her channel that coronavirus vaccine could be used to surveil people. Later, she plugged her merchandise store, where she sells $30 ''Drain The Swamp'' T-shirts and hats promoting conspiracies.

And a podcaster who goes by Zak Paine or RedPill78, who pushes the baseless QAnon conspiracy theory, urged his viewers to donate to the congressional campaign of an Ohio man who has said he attended the ''Stop the Steal'' rally in Washington on Jan.6. That rally preceded the storming of the Capitol by rioters.

All three spread their messages on Twitch, a live streaming video site owned by Amazon that has become a new mainstream base of operations for many far-right influencers. Streamers like them turned to the site after Facebook, YouTube and other social media platforms clamped down on misinformation and hate speech ahead of the 2020 election 

Twitch comes with a bonus : The service makes it easy for streamers to make money, providing a financial lifeline just as their access to the largest online platforms has narrowed. The site is one of the venues, along with apps like Google, Podcasts, where far-right influencers have scattered as their options for spreading falsehoods have dwindled.

TWITCH became a multibillion- dollar business thanks to video game players who broadcast their play of games like Fortnite and Call of Duty, Fans, many of whom are young men, pay the players by subscribing to their channel or donating money. Streamers earn even more by sending their fans to outside sites to either buy merchandise or donate money.

Now Twitch has also become a place where right-wing personalities spread election and vaccine conspiracy theories, often without playing any video games. It is part of a shift at the platform, where streamers have branched out from games like fitness, cooking, fishing and other lifestyle topics in recent years.

While fringe livestreaming sites like Dlive and Trovo have also offered far right personalities like money making opportunities, Twitch attracts far larger audiences. On average, 30 million people visit the site each day, the platform said.

Twitch ''monetizes the propaganda, which is unique,'' said Megan Squire, a computer science professor at Elon University who tracks extremists online.

''You can turn the dial up and down and turn the flow of money up and down by saying certain things on your stream,'' Dr. Squire said.

At least 20 channels associated with far-right movements have started broadcasting on Twitch since the fall, according to data compiled by Genevieve Oh, a livestreaming analyst. Dozens more have been on the site for longer. Some are associated with QAnon, that false theory that President Donald J. Trump is fighting a cabal of Democratic pedophiles.

The channels range from intermittent broadcasters with several hundred views to ones that go live nearly every day and attract thousands of viewers. 

In a statement, Sara Clemens, Twitch's chief operating officer, said QAnon users were only a ''small handful'' of the seven million people who streamed on the site each month.

''We will take actions against users that violate our community policies against harmful content that encourages and incites self-destructive behaviour, harassment, or attempts or threatens to physically harm others, including through misinformation,'' she said.

The Honor and Serving of the Latest Global Operational Research on Extremism Online, continues. The World Students Society thanks author Kellen Browning.

With respectful dedication to Leaders, Grandparents, Parents, Students, Professors and Teachers of the world. See Ya all prepare and register for Great Global Elections The World Students Society :  wssciw.blogspot.com and Twitter - !E-WOW! - The Ecosystem 2011 :

''' Haven- Handy '''

Good Night and God Bless

SAM Daily Times - the Voice of the Voiceless


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