Trump will never get someone else on the court.

Democratic senator calls for eliminating filibuster, expanding Supreme Court if GOP fills vacancy

Lisa Murkowski says she won’t vote on a justice to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the election: ‘Fair is fair’

Millions of female voters who are already infuriated by Trump’s degradation of women will view his ability to nominate three Supreme Court justices in a single term as an assault. They aren’t going to permit it.

NPR REPORTED Ginsburg told her granddaughter she wanted her replacement to be appointed by the next president.
“My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed,” she dictated to granddaughter Clara Spera days before her death.


Donald Trump Wanted to Keep This Video Deposition Secret. We Got a Copy. – Mother Jones

He and his lawyer hoped to prevent this footage from the Trump University fraud case from “getting into the hands of the media.”

How to Break Out of Your Social Media Echo Chamber

Platforms like Facebook are designed to profit from humans’ confirmation bias. Here’s how to restore balance to your feed.

Confirmation bias and powerful proprietary algorithms, social media platforms ensure we only get a single side of every story.
“It’s a tale of two feeds, because thanks to confirmation bias and powerful proprietary algorithms, social media platforms ensure we only get a single side of every story. Even though most Americans continue to describe themselves as holding balanced views, we still naturally gravitate toward certain content online. Over time, algorithms turn slight preferences into a polarized environment in which only the loudest voices and most extreme opinions on either side can break through the noise.”

Facebook Has Been a Disaster for the World: How much longer are we going to allow its platform to foment hatred and undermine DEMOCRACY?

Facebook has been incredibly lucrative for its founder, Mark Zuckerberg, who ranks among the wealthiest men in the world. But it’s been a disaster for the world itself, a powerful vector for paranoia, propaganda and conspiracy-theorizing as well as authoritarian crackdowns and vicious attacks on the free press. Wherever it goes, chaos and destabilization follow.

Facebook staffer sends ‘blood on my hands’ memo
Fake accounts have been undermining elections around the world, an ex-Facebook employee has claimed.

Facebook’s new policies are meant to stop the spread of conspiracy theories and hate in Groups. “For the first time, Facebook is releasing stats concerning how the social media platform moderates what goes on in Facebook Groups. Alongside the new numbers, the company has also announced new policies surrounding how it will deal with conspiracy theories and hate speech that often flourishes inside these groups.”

Debunked QAnon conspiracy theories are seeping into mainstream social media. Don’t be fooled.. “While many QAnon theories and content remain on fringe platforms like far-right message board 8kun, some have made their way into mainstream social media services like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. On those platforms, the bogus or misleading material is gaining traction among people who have no idea they’re dabbling in QAnon.”

Phys .org: Many Americans believe false election narratives, survey shows. “‘Kamala Harris is not a natural-born American citizen.’ False. ‘Joe Biden’s family has illegal business ties with China.’ False. Believe it or not, large segments of the population are aware of these kinds of unsupported narratives related to the fall 2020 election and believe that at least some of these narratives are true, according to the first in a new series of reports by Indiana University’s Observatory on Social Media, also known as OSoMe.”

“Social media executives should play a key role in ensuring the legitimacy of the 2020 election, former Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats suggested in a New York Times op-ed Thursday. In the article, Coats, a former Trump administration official, recommended the U.S. create a new nonpartisan commission that would help reassure the American public that their votes would be counted and would aim to monitor forces attempting to undermine the election.”

Alex Hope detailed in a long blog post how he used an Instagram post from former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott, showing a boarding pass, to discern his passport number and other personal details.”

Deadly mosquito virus prompts Michigan to urge residents to stay indoors

Trump Appointees Meddled in CDC Coronavirus Testing Guidance

The Queen strips disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein of CBE

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