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BBC's coverage explains how that might happen: Jim Killock, executive director of the UK's Open Rights Group, told the BBC: "Article 13 will create a 'Robo-copyright' regime, where machines zap anything they identify as breaking copyright rules, despite legal bans on laws that require 'general monitoring' of users to protect their privacy. "...


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The PISA results are available online. The OECD also published a summary paper which described what PISA is: [T]he OECD Programme for International Student Assessment, PISA, [is] the world’s premier yardstick for evaluating the quality, equity and efficiency of school systems. It does not measure IQ and does not claim to be comparable to IQ. The ...


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The official statistics published by the European organisation Eurostat say this: Proportion of minimum wage earners The proportion of employees earning the minimum wage can vary considerably across countries. By linking microdata from the two latest four-yearly structure of earnings surveys (SES) with the level of minimum wages in force at the time (...


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The trouble with this kind of claim is that "the range of historical statistical data" does not provide clear boundaries. A number of record high temperatures have been set this year. By definition a record is outside of "the range of historical statistical data". “The first six months of the year have made it the hottest La Niña year to date on record,” ...


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From the European Environment Agency (an agency of the EU), Combined EEZ of >15 million km2, the largest marine domain in the world and [Overseas entities] also contribute to a significant extension of the European Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), 60% of which is adjacent to the EU overseas entities making it the world’s largest and most diverse marine ...


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None of this is true. The argument, if we can call it that, seems to be based on toponyms: The presence of the Dacians in North America can be certified by the existence of two toponyms derived from the DAC root: North Dakota (North Dakota) and South Dakota (South Dakota). It is well known that the only people bearing this name, in all antiquity and until ...


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TLDR: if we frame the claim narrowly about migrant inflows, it's false as Fidesz has portrayed it; if we consider the context of all the other stuff Fidesz has blamed on Soros, then it looks like a piece of a much bigger puzzle: a Fidesz strategy combining anti-Muslim with (veiled?) anti-Semitic rhetoric, essentially they are alleging a Jewish[-led] plot to ...


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There is no evidence for this. The video supplies two sources: A Quilliam study and a police officer. Neither say that there are millions of rapes by Muslims, and the 222 convictions are not related to alleged rapes committed by Muslims. Only 222 convictions The given source is an unnamed Quilliam study. It is the study referenced here, which isn't about ...


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It's not clear where this number comes from. In this properly controlled research from January 2019 it appears that just 4% of respondents think that no-deal means staying in the EU (page 39).


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It's one thing to just chalk off things to "expert opinion" and another to actually look at the study in question, for some quantifiable effect, even if just in probability. I wasn't able to locate this last (Oxford) study yet, but it's far from being the first in this line of research. I found a much older study with ~1000 citations in Google Scholar: ...


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Research from the University of Southampton found a statistically significant link between the Brexit referendum and an increase in hate crimes. The latest crime survey stats for hate crimes are only available up to 2015. However, it should be noted that the numbers in the survey tend to mirror the number of reported crimes, only a little higher, so in the ...


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Yes and no. Nazi can be and was a diminutive form of the name Ignatius. In Bavaria and Austria is is no longer that popular in this form now. To name a quite prominent example: Johann Nepomuk Eduard Ambrosius Nestroy (7 December 1801 – 25 May 1862) was a singer, actor and playwright in the popular Austrian tradition of the Biedermeier period and its ...


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I think this is just CNN not understanding that EU consultations are not a typical surveys (i.e. with representative samples) as they claim in their previous paragraph: The European Union is to propose ending twice-yearly clock changes after a large-scale public survey, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Friday. According to ...


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I suspect there are some substantial variations in definitions used, but the IMF paper that was referenced in a quote by LangLangC, says In Romania, the wage distribution has become more equal over the past decade as real minimum wages were pushed up and minimum wage incidence rose (Figure 5). Since 2007, real wages have increased substantially and the ...


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The "Soros Plan" To clarify the claim a bit: Orbán has made a lot of references to a "Soros Plan", but the most specific version of this supposed plan is described in a national consultation letter from the Hungarian government. A translation of the points can be seen here. It consists of the following points: George Soros wants to encourage Brussels ...


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It is unlikely to have the claimed impact for two reasons that are largely ignored. Tariffs are just a tax that gets added on certain goods that come into the country causing consumers to pay more for the goods. This is both from the tariff being passed on to consumers and goods that are not under the tariff can charge more and still be cheaper. Investing ...


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Yes, because Germany and France banned the airplane entering it's airspace before the EASA banned it. From DW.com Germany has banned flights by the Boeing 737 MAX 8 in its airspace, becoming one of the latest countries to do so after last Sunday's Ethiopian Airlines crash. France's DGAC aviation agency also barred such flights through its airspace ...


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