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WSJ: Mark Zuckerberg Told Staff Not To Bring Him Any More Algorithmic Edits To Suppress Extremist Content

Business Insider reports: Facebook has reportedly long known its platform encourages extremist and polarizing content, and the company’s disinterest in making changes to solve these problems goes all the way up to CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The Wall Street Journal reports that research Facebook conducted internally in 2016 and 2018 showed the platform’s algorithm contributed to the proliferation of polarizing content. …

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DOJ Files Brief Backing Alabama Absentee Ballot Rule Requiring Two Witnesses Or Notary For Mailed Ballots

Via press release from the Justice Department: The Department of Justice filed a Statement of Interest Monday in an Alabama federal court to promote the proper and uniform interpretation of the Voting Rights Act. The Statement of Interest is part of the Department of Justice’s continuing efforts around the country to enforce our nation’s federal voting rights laws. The lawsuit …

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Four Minneapolis Cops Fired After Death Of Black Man

CBS News Minneapolis reports: Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo has announced that four officers are now “former employees” with the department, following the death of George Floyd in South Minneapolis Monday evening. George Floyd was arrested Sunday night for an alleged forgery at a deli. Officers say he resisted arrest before one of the officers kneeled on Floyd’s neck. The …

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Study Links Fox To Social Distancing Non-Compliance

Talking Points Memo reports: A new study produced by business school profs at Columbia and University of Chicago suggests that viewing Fox News is strongly correlated with ignoring social distancing guidance during the first weeks of the COVID19 epidemic and is in fact driving that non-compliance. The researchers looked at geospatial data derived from anonymized cell phone data and cable …

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Central Park Karen Fired By Manhattan Investment Firm

NPR reports: A black man says he asked a white woman in Central Park to put her dog on a leash. Then, video shows her calling police and telling emergency operators that the man was threatening her and her dog. The woman, who has been identified as Amy Cooper, has apologized. “It was unacceptable. And you know words are just …

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White House Defends Trump’s Murder Accusations

Mediaite reports: White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany defended President Donald Trump Tuesday amid multiple questions from reporters about POTUS’ continued tweets about a Joe Scarborough murder conspiracy theory. Jon Karl asked, “Why is the president making these unfounded allegations? I mean, this is pretty nuts, isn’t it? The president’s accusing somebody of possible murder. The family is pleading with …

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Powerful AFL-CIO Labor Coalition Endorses Joe Biden

The Washington Post reports: The AFL-CIO, the country’s largest coalition of labor unions, endorsed Joe Biden for president Tuesday, with the organization’s top official vowing to wage an aggressive effort to help him defeat President Trump. Union officials cemented their support for the former vice president in a vote of the organization’s general board, joining a long roster of influential …

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Philippine President: No School Until There’s A Vaccine

Agence France-Presse reports: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he will not allow students to go back to school until a coronavirus vaccine is available, even as some countries resume in-person classes. Children were due to return to school at the end of August after classes for more than 25 million primary and secondary students were shut down in March as …

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Apple To Open About 100 Stores In US This Week

NBC News reports: Apple plans to open approximately 100 stores in the United States this week, a company representative told CNBC. In total, about 130 out of 271 Apple Stores in the United States will be open by the end of the week. Apple operates 510 stores around the world. Apple’s retail openings are being closely watched as both a …

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NEW MEXICO: Republican Official Earns Cheers For “The Only Good Democrat Is A Dead Democrat” [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: Is the only good Democrat a dead Democrat? That’s what Otero County’s District 2 Commissioner Couy Griffin alleged at a May 17 gathering in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. “I’ve come to a place where I’ve come to the conclusion that the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat,” he said to a crowd gathered in Sierra …

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