McDonald's spies on workers, Facebook in Turkey, skipping the vaccine line, Duterte's paid influencers

McDonald’s Secretive Intel Team Spies on ‘Fight for $15’ Workers, Internal Documents Show

Vice citing internal McDonald's strategy documents.

According to documents, McDonald’s has a goal of collecting "strategic intelligence" on "counter-parties" as well as "political intelligence on difficult political landscapes in complex markets that could cause significant business disruption and impact returns on investment."

Sheryl Sandberg and Top Facebook Execs Silenced an Enemy of Turkey to Prevent a Hit to the Company’s Business

ProPublica citing internal company emails.

As Turkey launched an offensive against Kurdish minorities in Syria in 2018, Ankara demanded Facebook block posts from a mostly Kurdish militia group.

“I am fine with this,” Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg wrote to a team that reviewed the page.

High-End U.S. Medical Provider Let Ineligible People Skip COVID-19 Vaccine Line

NPR citing internal emails.

"I had 2 [patients] today, both in their 20-30s without risk factors and are tech workers who have gotten their covid vaccines. One was thru us," wrote a One Medical doctor in Washington. "I'm curious how these [people] are able to sign up for vaccines when we have a long list?"

Filipino stars, influencers get paid to boost Duterte propaganda, fake news

Rappler citing documents including bank transfers.

The verified page of actor Paulo Avelino was among the consistent partners. Avelino’s official page was paid a monthly fee of P105,000 in 2017 and 2018, totaling at least P2.2 million for these two years, according to the internal documents. 

Around that time, Avelino shared TNP content containing propaganda about President Rodrigo Duterte and, at times, even false information.


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