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posted by janrinok on Saturday September 11, @07:03AM   Printer-friendly

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. These were "a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks [...] against the United States of America on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001."

Of the 2,977 people who died, 2,605 were U.S. citizens and 372 non-U.S. citizens (excluding the 19 perpetrators). More than 90 countries lost citizens in the attacks, including the United Kingdom (67 deaths), the Dominican Republic (47 deaths), India (41 deaths), Greece (39 deaths), South Korea (28 deaths), Canada (24 deaths), Japan (24 deaths), Colombia (18 deaths), Jamaica (16 deaths), Philippines (16 deaths), Mexico (15 deaths), Trinidad and Tobago (14 deaths), Ecuador (13 deaths), Australia (11 deaths), Germany (11 deaths), Italy (10 deaths), Bangladesh (6 deaths), Ireland (6 deaths), Pakistan (6 deaths), and Poland (6 deaths).

It was a tragedy not only for America, but for the world.

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  • (Score: 5, Interesting) by canopic jug on Saturday September 11, @09:17AM

    by canopic jug (3949) Subscriber Badge on Saturday September 11, @09:17AM (#1176925) Journal

    It's also used to spread falsehoods and even create false memories. People can't look away from the chyron and thus those that can read end up reading it. In that way it takes priority in their awareness over the speaking. For a specific example, Faux News can show President Biden speaking, but the words people will remember will not be his but those presented in the crawl. All the while they will swear they heard him speak yet in reality they tuned him out and mapped his voice onto the text and its the falshoods in the text they remember albeit in his voice.

    Money is not free speech. Elections should not be auctions.
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