Delta Airlines Criticized for Removing Arab-Speaking YouTube Stars from Plane

Delta Airlines is in the news again, accused of being racist for the second time in two months, after removing some passengers from a flight.

Adam Saleh, 23, a filmmaker from Manhattan, and his friend Slim Albaher, 22, from Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, said they had been asked by the captain to leave their flight at Heathrow Airport after Mr. Saleh spoke in Arabic to his mother by phone, and he and Mr. Albaher followed up by speaking to each other in Arabic, causing alarm among British passengers on the flight.

Apparently, a loud argument between them and some passengers took place shortly after, and the captain asked them to leave the plan.

With Mr. Saleh’s large following, the story quickly took off, and many people were immediately critical of Delta.

Read more about it at the New York Times.

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Labor Union Leader Harassed and Threatened After President-Elect’s Tweet

A labor union leader received harassment calls and threats after Mr. Trump called him a liar on Twitter.

Mr. Chuck Jones had challenged Mr. Trump’s claims of saving 1,100 jobs in Indiana from being outsourced overseas on CNN.

…President-elect Donald J. Trump derided Mr. Jones on Twitter, accusing him of doing “a terrible job representing workers” and blaming him for the decisions by companies that ship American jobs overseas.

Mr. Trump’s message to his 17 million Twitter followers set off threats and other harassing calls to Mr. Jones. One caller left five one-minute messages, and two secretaries answering phones at the local’s headquarters have been similarly swamped.

Read more about it at the New York Times.

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Man Believes Fake News Shared on Social Media; Shoots Up Pizzeria

A Washington, D.C. pizzeria was the center of online attacks on fake news websites saying that it was the center of a child porn ring. The owner was harassed online and received death threats. The New York Times reported it shortly after the 2016 presidential election.

Two weeks later, a man who apparently believed what people shared on Facebook and Twitter about it fired shots at the restaurant.

The articles making those allegations were widespread across the web, appearing on sites including Facebook and Twitter. Apparently concerned, Mr. Welch drove about six hours on Sunday from his home to Comet Ping Pong to see the situation for himself, according to court documents. Not long after arriving at the pizzeria, the police said, he fired from an assault-like AR-15 rifle.

Fortunately, no one was hurt. The man was arrested.

Read more about it at the New York Times.

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