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EU seeks to rival China & documents show ‘Facebook elites’

In the annual State of the European Union speech, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen called on the bloc to counter rising Chinese investment. Boom Bust’s Christy Ai and Professor Richard Wolff offer their forecasts on the EU’s latest proposal to counter the Belt and Road Initiative. Then, we turn to the continent’s growing energy concerns with David McAlvany of McAlvany Financial, as the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline could soon be used to alleviate runaway gas prices. And a slew of recent documents have revealed that Facebook has compiled a “white-list” of users who are exempt from the platform’s rules. Boom Bust’s Ben Swann brings us key details from the bombshell report from the Wall Street Journal.

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