Two congresswomen created social media buzz when they played 'Among Us' on Twitch
In one of the more fascinating moments in gaming, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., were trying to find murderous imposters on a spaceship. They weren’t alone. The two congresswomen were joined by popular streamers such as Imane “Pokimane” Anys, Ben “DrLupo” Lupo and Hasan “Hasanabi” Piker as they all played hit social deduction game “Among Us” on Twitch. For the uninitiated, think of it as a murder-mystery dinner party played on computers and without four-course meal.The experience was surreal to say the least as the lawmakers took to Twitch in order to encourag...
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Dahleen Glanton: Black support for Trump is a mirage, despite what foul-mouthed rappers say
If you have been paying attention to the news lately, it might appear as though African Americans are abandoning Democrats and lining up to vote for Donald Trump.That would be a disaster for Democratic challenger Joe Biden, who has no chance of becoming president unless Black voters turn out for him in large numbers.The polling organization FiveThirtyEight reported Monday that Trump is losing ground with white voters but seems to be gaining momentum with Latinos and African Americans, particularly young Blacks.Trump always has had the support of a handful of high-profile African Americans such...
Uniformed Miami cop spotted wearing pro-Trump mask near voting site will be disciplined
MIAMI — A uniformed Miami police officer was photographed sporting a protective mask with a pro-Trump slogan while on duty and voting at Government Center Tuesday morning.The backlash from his department was swift.Miami’s police chief, after seeing the photo posted on social media, said Officer Daniel Ubeda would be disciplined. Though exactly how had not been determined. The mayor also called the officer’s actions “inappropriate,” even if he was there to cast a ballot.“It’s a violation of departmental orders. A police officer is supposed to be impartial,” Miami Mayor Francis Suarez said from ...
Twitter blocks tweet of Trump coronavirus adviser who undermined importance of mask usage during pandemic
Scott Atlas, a member of the White House coronavirus task force, was flagged by Twitter for a tweet that violated the social media site’s “misleading information” policy, a spokesperson confirmed to the New York Daily News Sunday.“Masks work? NO,” Atlas, one of President Donald Trump’s closest medical advisers, tweeted Saturday with a link to an article in the American Institute for Economic Research that argues that masks are ineffective. “LA, Miami, Hawaii, Alabama, France, Phlippnes (sic), UK, Spain, Israel.”Atlas then followed up the tweet with praise of Trump’s lax guidelines.“Use masks f...
New York Daily News
Silvio De Sousa is leaving KU's basketball team to focus on 'some personal issues'
LAWRENCE, Kansas — Kansas senior forward Silvio De Sousa has decided to leave the KU basketball program, he reported Friday on Twitter.“I have made the difficult decision to opt out of this season to focus all of my energies on some personal issues,” De Sousa said on Friday on social media. “I have a lot of things weighing on my mind and need to address these by taking time for myself and stepping away from basketball. I do not know what my next plan will be right now, but I will decide that when the time is right.“This was not an easy decision to leave the basketball program, but it’s the bes...
The Kansas City Star
Dallas Cowboys' Dak Prescott cherishes well wishes, will be back 'stronger and better'
FRISCO, Texas — Quarterback Dak Prescott has a message for his Dallas Cowboys teammates: he will be back better than ever.Prescott sent his first public message since suffering a compound fracture of his ankle in last Sunday’s game via his Instagram story on Wednesday morning.The message was in response to a get well video published on social media by his teammates on Tuesday in hopes of cheering him up and keeping him in the loop after Prescott suffered a season-ending compound fracture and dislocation on his right ankle in Sunday’s 37-34 victory against the New York Giants.Prescott had surge...
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Commentary: Russians are masters of disinformation. Don't fall for their lies on social media
Disinformation is a high art in Russian intelligence. Subversion, agents of influence, covert media placement, psychological operations and political influence campaigns are part of the secret war in which Russian intelligence is steeped and practicing today.It has refined these techniques into weaponized information within the social media space and is targeting you. Recent announcements both by Facebook and Microsoft underline Russian intelligence plans to subvert and interfere in the 2020 presidential elections. The U.S. intelligence community has concluded that Russia has a clear preferenc...
Undersheriff recommends firing detective who shared 'All Lives Splatter' and other social media posts mocking protesters
SEATTLE — A King County, Wash., Sheriff’s Office detective who posted a series of Facebook posts this summer mocking racial justice protesters faces possible termination from the department.Among the posts was an image reading “All Lives Splatter” that the detective posted the same day a driver hit two protesters on Interstate 5. One of the protesters, Summer Taylor, later died.King County Undersheriff Patti Cole-Tindall recommended the veteran detective, Michael R. Brown, be fired, according to a memo released by the Sheriff’s Office Tuesday. Brown can now meet with Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht ...
The Seattle Times
In reversal, Facebook bans Holocaust denial content
Facebook updated its hate speech policy Monday to prohibit any content that denies or distorts the Holocaust, a move that had long been called for by Jewish organizations and survivors of the Nazi genocide.In addition to the new ban, anyone searching for Holocaust posts on the platform will now be directed to “authoritative sources to get accurate information,” said Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who admitted that his “own thinking has involved” as he sees data showing an increase in anti-Semitic violence around the world.“I’ve struggled with the tension between standing for free expression and...
New York Daily News
Twitter flags Trump for claiming he's immune to coronavirus
Twitter flagged one of President Donald Trump’s tweets for spreading misinformation on Sunday after he claimed he was immune from coronavirus.“A total and complete sign off from White House Doctors yesterday,” Trump wrote. “That means I can’t get it (immune), and can’t give it. Very nice to know!!!”Twitter quickly slapped a disclaimer above the tweet.“This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules about spreading misleading and potentially harmful information related to COVID-19. However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public’s interest for the Tweet to remain accessible.”Since he was rel...
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