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Bay of Pigs
When John F. Kennedy became President of the United States on January 20, 1961, he inherited every policy decision that Eisenhower had yet to carry out. (1) One of these was the planned invasion of Cuba to depose Fidel Castro and the 26th of July Movement. The Central Intelligence Agency had recruited and trained Cuban exiles to conduct the invasion. The operation became known as the Bay of Pigs Invasion after the point that the Cuban exiles made their landing. The planning of the invasion began with the 1959 defeat of Fulgencio Batista, the former president of Cuba. The CIA believed that the use of Cuban exiles would work because of their perceived success in the 1954 coup against President Jacobo Arbenz of Guatemala. In the 1954 coup against Arbenz, the CIA had used disgruntled Guatemalan military officers and Agency provided air support to aid in the coup. In the Bay of Pigs, there would be no such saving graces. The air and artillery support the US promised was either canceled or so delayed that Castro's forces easily repelled the invading forces. Additionally, the CIA had no understanding of the environment in which they were operating. In Guatemala, there had been differing factions to exploit within Arbenz's government. In 1961 Cuba there were no such factions left on the island. This was due to any that had opposed the 26th of July Movement fleeing the island in the wake of losing their benefactor. This meant that the invaders had no support to meet them once they arrived. This led to the spectacular failure that is now associated with the Bay of Pigs. By 1961, the CIA had grown confident enough in its abilities to conduct such an operation. However, they operated with undeserved confidence, as they had not learned how to conduct such operations in hostile nations. It is by looking at the CIA's overconfidence in their ability to pull off the Bay of Pigs Invasion that we see how Fidel Castro and the Cuban government were able to assert their sovereignty, and become a regional power despite the lopsided odds stacked against them.
Are You An Internet Troll?
Have you suffered online abuse? Whether intentioned, have you ever dished out some unpleasant behaviours from the safety of your keyboard or mobile phone?
Facts really do matter. Social media makes it easy to create content on any subject matter. Sharing an opinion is the right of any creator and should not be censored. Masquerading content as news, however, carries a greater opportunity to spread misinformation faster than any time in history. Some content is deliberately created so sow discontent or mistrust or to promote a political agenda. Other content is produced by individuals who genuinely believe that what they are sharing is true, but they failed to do enough research.
The Ballad of Secret RTÉ Producer.
The age of the internet has brought about a golden age for whistlblowing, boycotting, and well known secrets. Whether it's the Me Too movement, Black Lives Matter (and affiliates), or Wikileaks, the internet has proven its ability to shed light on the darker corners of those in charge in every country.
Nigerian Government Bans Twitter in Nigeria, Orders Prosecution of Offenders
Nigerian Government Bans Twitter in Nigeria, Orders Prosecution of Offenders In the latest retrogressive actions by the Nigerian Government, the use of the popular social platform "Twitter" has been banned in Nigeria indefinitely.
Trump Facebook Banned.
In this post, I am going to tell why the ex-president of the USA got banned from Facebook. I hope you will understand the cause and read the full post. The information which I am going to provide is based on the news that is officially reported which includes my opinion.
What I secretly think should happen to people who hack Facebook accounts…
Cuz some members of the human species are beyond irritating. Several attempts at tempered response have failed. Might as well get this off my chest and out my mouth.
Activism and Social Media
From Myspace to Facebook to Instagram, social networking services have become more comprehensive with every passing year. What started as an innocent past-time is now one of the biggest sources for news and community in America today. In the modern age, social media is a means of expression as well as an opportunity to interact and connect with other individuals with similar beliefs and interests. Its ability to reach so many has made social media an ideal platform to promote movements that seek social reform. Social media is a simple and effective way to unite like-minded people, spread information, dispel misinformation, and ultimately provoke significant social change.
A CLONE OF TWITTER LAUNCHED BY DONALD TRUMP AND HE'S THE ONLY ONE ON IT
Former U.S. president Donald Trump once again has the power to blast his unedited opinions, insults and false claims across the internet, with the launch of a Twitter-like website made for one user: Donald Trump.
Mark Zuckerber: Right now i'm thinking of George Floyd
The owner of Facebook and other popular social media apps Mark Zukerberg used his Facebook account to show support and solidarity for the death of George Floyd. He said:
9 ways to make your political tweets go viral
Twitter has been the home for political debate since its launch in 2006, but we only witnessed its true potential for social change with the rise of #BlackLivesMatter. This started by protesting the death of teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012, but has since grown to become a worldwide movement.
It all started with a tweet...or several. I have always had lots of things to say, even when I didn't have the right words or delivery. My mom saying "That may be true, Tiffany, but you can't just say it like that. The tact you need will come with age," still plays in my head as loudly as your favorite song on the radio. I have developed that tact, but it didn't quiet my voice.