Category Archives: Politics

When did writing in major newspapers become so bad? – Machine Learning Everything

By | March 8, 2021

Maybe the convoluted writing with indiscernible insider nods is intentional to keep people like me out. Source: When did writing in major newspapers become so bad? – Machine Learning Everything I think he’s onto something here. Like the way spam is actually intentionally poorly written, in order to weed out people who are too smart… Read More »

British Press Reacts to U.K. Press Has Hysterical Reaction to Oprah’s Interview With Meghan Markle and Prince Harry | Hollywood Reporter

By | March 8, 2021

Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan, another long-time and very public critic of Markle, opened his show by repeatedly suggesting that Prince Harry had “spray-gunned” his family with the revelatory interview and that is was “so disloyal.”  “He’s been spray-gunning his entire family on global TV as Prince Phillip lies in hospital,” said Morgan, adding,… Read More »

Far-right Misinformation is Facebook’s most engaging content – Protocol — The people, power and politics of tech

By | March 3, 2021

Facebook, for its part, seems to be increasingly interested in limiting the rampant political polarization of its platform. Last month, Mark Zuckerberg announced that the company was launching an experiment to limit the amount of political news in some users’ news feeds. “One of the top pieces of feedback we’re hearing from our community right… Read More »

When U.S. blamed Saudi crown prince for role in Khashoggi killing, fake Twitter accounts went to war

By | March 3, 2021

Saudi-based Twitter accounts using fake profile pictures, repetitive wording and spammy tactics sought to undermine the conclusion by U.S. intelligence officials, made public Friday, that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman “approved” the operation that led to the killing of Washington Post contributing columnist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018. Source: When U.S. blamed Saudi crown prince for… Read More »

Bill Allowing Big Tech To Form “Techno-Governments” To Be Announced Today – The Debrief

By | February 26, 2021

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak will be announcing legislation today that will allow major technology companies to effectively form techno-governments. Gov. Sisolak first mentioned the proposal of creating “Innovation Zones” in Nevada during his State-of-the-State address on January 19. “New companies creating groundbreaking technologies can come to Nevada to develop their industries. This will be done without tax… Read More »

Rush Limbaugh, conservative talk radio pioneer, dead at 70 | Fox News

By | February 17, 2021

Rush Limbaugh, the monumentally influential media icon who transformed talk radio and politics in his decades behind the microphone, helping shape the modern-day Republican Party, died Wednesday at the age of 70 after a battle with lung cancer, his family announced. Source: Rush Limbaugh, conservative talk radio pioneer, dead at 70 | Fox News I literally cannot… Read More »

The Debt Question Facing Janet Yellen: How Much Is Too Much? – WSJ

By | January 19, 2021

A big question hangs over Janet Yellen this week at her confirmation hearing to become U.S. Treasury secretary: How much debt is too much?   In the past four years, U.S. government debt held by the public has increased by $7 trillion to $21.6 trillion. President-elect Joe Biden has committed to a spending program that… Read More »