Garry Kasparov (@Kasparov63 )

Garry Kasparov

Bio Join RDI! @Renew_Democracy. Chairman of the Human Rights Foundation (@HRF). Author, speaker, 13th World Chess Champion facebook.com/GKKasparov
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Account created 29-12-2011 08:17:34
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TweetDeck : Where is WHO's statement on Putin's vaccine announcement? If they don't have access, say so, or denounce it as a hoax. WHO blew it with China at the start, don't repeat the blunder by giving in to more authoritarian propaganda.
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TweetDeck : Interesting Mike Signer op-ed on far-right extremism, 3 years after Charlottesville. It's related to a piece I'm working, about how US political parties & processes are too slow and broad to deal with radicalism, and must be upgraded. washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/0…

TweetDeck : Listen to the Belarusian people. And watch, so they and their dictator know the world is watching. Every democracy should let Lukashenko (and his enablers, Putin and Xi Jinping) know there will be consequences for a massacre.

TweetDeck : And as I've written about extensively, when you stop caring about democracy and human rights abroad, you soon stop caring at home. The values are universal, not selective. This is why "America First" ends in fascism (when it doesn't begin there).

TweetDeck : The western media still refuses to develop the vocabulary to discuss authoritarians accurately--calling lies lies, repression repression--a weakness that has had dramatic consequences at home as well.

TweetDeck : A big part of the success of modern dictatorships is that the free world goes along with the democracy charade instead of treating them like the repressive rogue states they are. If they admit the truth, there would be pressure to act.

TweetDeck : Western media & politicians talking about "popularity" or "landslides" in police states is absurd and damaging. Call them what they are. Lukashenko is a dictator. There weren't "irregularities" or "disputed" votes. It was a sham and anyone saying otherwise is complicit.

TweetDeck : Stupid headlines like this in the free world, and the thinking behind them, are why dictators like Lukashenko still bother with 'democracy theater'. Don't use the vocabulary of democracy for authoritarian states. twitter.com/washingtonpost…

Hootsuite Inc. : A few polling stations published ballot counts that showed Lukashenko losing handily, in stark contrast to his crushing official victory twitter.com/NEXTA_EN/statu…

Hootsuite Inc. : Belarusians are risking their lives to protest a corrupt autocracy, as Ukrainians did in 2014. They should have the support of the entire free world, as their dictator has the support of other dictatorships.

Hootsuite Inc. : People rise up not only due to repression and poor living standards. It’s about dignity, the freedom to control your life and the ability to build a better one for your children. Never take these things for granted.

Talon Android : Belarus. Real elections are about choice. So-called elections in dictatorships are a charade, for the domestic and foreign audiences. When the people tire of the show, the regime turns to violence. twitter.com/franakviacorka…

TweetDeck : And as I wrote with Annie Duke, "Beware any politician who is against making it easier for more people to vote and for more votes to matter." It shows their true colors very clearly. thebulwark.com/democracy-is-n… twitter.com/chessninja/sta…

TweetDeck : Of course. At the root of every algorithmic decision tree, you get to "because you humans told me to". As AI pioneer Joseph Weizenbaum wrote in 1976, machines can decide, but only humans can choose! twitter.com/Jondazzle/stat…

TweetDeck : As Garry Kasparov said, "When more people voting is bad for you, the autocratic solution is to make voting more difficult." Which is why he said in April that Trump would attack the post office. When you are only concerned about your personal interests, anything is possible. twitter.com/Kasparov63/sta…

TweetDeck : As usual, if we want to know what Trump and Putin talk about, we have to ask Putin. And then we still don't really know. twitter.com/atrupar/status…

Hootsuite Inc. : We are all suffering from scandal fatigue, but this scandal cannot be ignored: Trump does not want the intelligence community to expose Russian attacks because he is their beneficiary.

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