Let’s talk about not talking about race – Beau of the Fifth Column

Let’s talk about what we know and don’t about the new variant – Beau of the Fifth Column

Australia to introduce new laws to force media platforms to unmask online trolls

Australia will introduce legislation to make social media giants provide details of users who post defamatory comments, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday. The government has been looking at the extent of the responsibility of platforms, such as Twitter (TWTR.N) and Facebook (FB.O), for defamatory material published on their sites and comes after the country’s highest courtContinue reading “Australia to introduce new laws to force media platforms to unmask online trolls”

Let’s talk about context, sources, and links – Beau of the Fifth Column

Let’s talk about rural America and public health – Beau of the Fifth Column

Ex-Facebook manager alleges social network fed Capitol riot

Facebook prematurely turned off safeguards designed to thwart misinformation and rabble rousing after Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump in last year’s elections in a moneymaking move that a company whistleblower alleges contributed to the deadly Jan. 6 invasion of the U.S. Capitol. The whistleblower, former Facebook product manager Frances Haugen, also asserted during an exclusive interview thatContinue reading “Ex-Facebook manager alleges social network fed Capitol riot”

Let’s talk about soft language and sensationalism – Beau of the Fifth Column

New York’s new governor reveals more than 12,000 people added to state’s Covid death toll than Cuomo admitted

Kathy Hochul has pledged transparency as incoming administration reviews data from nursing home deaths that drew state and federal scrutiny under predecessor Days after being sworn into office following the resignation of Andrew Cuomo, New York Governor Kathy Hochul has revealed that the state’s Covid-19 death toll includes 12,000 more lives lost to the disease than had previously been reportedContinue reading “New York’s new governor reveals more than 12,000 people added to state’s Covid death toll than Cuomo admitted”

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”

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