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When Terrorists Get Help From Amazon Recommendations

'Other bombmakers who bought products like these...'

An Amazon Fresh employee packs a bunch of carrots for grocery delivery in Berlin
An Amazon Fresh employee packs a bunch of carrots for grocery delivery in Berlin

While the Facebook backlash shows no sign of abating, another member of the famous GAFA group of tech giants continues to push forward with its plans to take over the world, one sector at a time.

Having acquired Whole Foods Market last year for a whopping $13.7 billion, and after opening its first brick-and-mortar, checkout-less convenience store in Seattle this year, Amazon is now set to start devouring French food: The announcement yesterday of a partnership with Monoprix, one of France's biggest grocery store chains, is a reminder that Jeff Bezos' ambitions are decidedly global (and beyond). The latest deal will allow Monoprix to start selling its products to customers in Paris and its surrounding region through Amazon's Prime Now service, and will give the online retail giant a strategic beachhead in European grocery.

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Inside Russia’s Revival Of Stalinist “Filtration Camps”

Though different than concentration camps constructed by Nazis, the “filtration” facilities nevertheless are a return to another brutal history, reopened under Putin, and ramped up since the invasion of Ukraine.

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Anna Akage

"It was like a true concentration camp."

This is how Oleksandr, a 49-year-old man from Mariupol, described where he and his wife Olena were taken in by Russian security officers. Speaking to a reporter for the BBC, the couple was fingerprinted, photographed and interrogated for hours, and their phones searched for material that could somehow identify them as “Nazis.”

But there is another name given to that these locations, and the process, that have been set up to handle Ukrainians taken into custody in areas occupied by pro-Russian separatists: They’re called: “filtration camps.”

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Central to the tragic absurdity of this war is the question of language. Vladimir Putin has repeated that protecting ethnic Russians and the Russian-speaking populations of Ukraine was a driving motivation for his invasion.

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