Misinformation: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

John Oliver discusses how misinformation spreads among immigrant diaspora communities, how little some platforms have done to stop it, and, most importantly, how to have a very good morning.

China, Canada free detainees after Huawei exec deal with US – DW News

Two Canadians and a top Chinese executive are on their way home after a deal with US authorities put an end to a three year diplomatic spat. Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of China’s Huawei telecoms giant, was arrested in Canada in 2018 on US charges of violating sanctions. Weeks later Beijing detained twoContinue reading “China, Canada free detainees after Huawei exec deal with US – DW News”

Republican Leader Could Be Prosecuted For Threatening Telecom Companies – Farron Balanced

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy might be in more trouble than we realized after he threatened to punish telecom companies who comply with records requests from the January 6th Committee. It turns out that McCarthy might be one of the people targeted in the requests, which would make his threat against the companies even moreContinue reading “Republican Leader Could Be Prosecuted For Threatening Telecom Companies – Farron Balanced”

The Market Revolution: Crash Course US History #12

In which John Green teaches you about the Market Revolution. In the first half of the 19th century, the way people lived and worked in the United States changed drastically. At play was the classic (if anything in a 30 year old nation can be called classic) American struggle between the Jeffersonian ideal of individualsContinue reading “The Market Revolution: Crash Course US History #12”

The Modern Revolution: Crash Course Big History #8

In which Hank and John Green teach you a Crash Course on the modern revolution, and the upside of the progress that humanity has made in the last 500 years or so. And while there are two sides to every history, and many of these changes haven’t been great for the other inhabitants of theContinue reading “The Modern Revolution: Crash Course Big History #8”

North and South Korea agree to restore communication channels, improve ties

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reached the agreement during several exchanges of letters since April, the presidential office in Seoul said. The two leaders agreed to “restore mutual confidence and develop their relationships again as soon as possible,” Blue House spokesman Park Soo Hyun said in a televisedContinue reading “North and South Korea agree to restore communication channels, improve ties”

Let’s talk about how talk radio shaped Republican politicians – Beau of the Fifth Column

Pegasus Affair: Macron changes phone, reinforces security in wake of spyware allegations

French President Emmanuel Macron has changed his phone and phone number in light of allegations that Pegasus spyware might have targeted him, a presidency official said Thursday, the same day Macron held an emergency meeting on cybersecurity at the Élysée Palace. Macron has demanded “a strengthening of all security protocols” regarding sensitive means of communication, the ÉlyséeContinue reading “Pegasus Affair: Macron changes phone, reinforces security in wake of spyware allegations”

Carl Sagan on Extraterrestrials – Blank on Blank

The incomprehensible vastness of the universe, the wonder of our own place in it all… Carl Sagan was able to explain the science of space in a way everyone could understand. Among his long list of roles and accomplishments, the Cornell professor and NASA advisor is possibly best known for the 13-part television series, Cosmos,Continue reading “Carl Sagan on Extraterrestrials – Blank on Blank”

A New Giuliani Tape Shows a Key Witness Didn’t Testify Accurately in the First Trump Impeachment

Kurt Volker said he didn’t know Trump wanted Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Biden. New audio indicates he did. The testimony of a key witness in Donald Trump’s first impeachment trial is under new scrutiny by the House Intelligence Committee following a report this week that undercuts the veracity of his claim that heContinue reading “A New Giuliani Tape Shows a Key Witness Didn’t Testify Accurately in the First Trump Impeachment”

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