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You don’t have to look too hard to see the parlous state of the American left. OK, it’s true — there’s not really an American “left”, so let’s just use the term lightly, to mean “Democrats.” Now, the stakes couldn’t be higher. Democracy’s life is on the line.
politics  stories  by  umair  haque  on  usa 
yesterday by jeffhammond
Twitter is testing new ways to fight misinformation — including a community-based points system
Twitter confirmed that the leaked demo, which was accessible on a publicly available site, is one possible iteration of a new policy to target misinformation. The company does not have a date to roll out any new misinformation features.

In this version, disinformation or misleading information posted by public figures would be corrected directly beneath a tweet by fact-checkers and journalists who are verified on the platform and possibly by other users who would participate in a new "community reports" feature, which the demo claims is "like Wikipedia."
twitter  rumor  politics 
yesterday by jasonsamuels
Transcript: Trump's Ukraine Call Released By White House : NPR
The July call is at the center of a controversy over whether Trump pressured another country to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden. The White House has released a memo of the conversation.
yesterday by casfindad
Russian meddling in 2020 election
Congressional briefing on the erosion of American democracy
politics  russia  corruption  trump 
yesterday by nelson
Dominic Cummings’ profile has risen to a height even Boris Johnson may now be uncomfortable with | The Independent
ne of the first rules of politics is that the adviser should never become the story, because if he or she does they probably won’t survive for long.

Every prime minister has one or two close confidantes in their private offices who they rely on for support, ideas and philosophical ballast.

And it is always an obsession of the political press to find out who that person is, what their ideology is and how much influence they really wield.
yesterday by sandykoe
Obama with kids photos - Business Insider
"Yeah, they love me — partly because my ears are big, and so I look a little like a cartoon character," he quipped.
photos  politics 
yesterday by sandykoe
“Migrants to this country bring more and contribute more in tax than they take out” @AyoCaesar says there is a ‘human case’ in support of immigration to Britain. #bbcqt
“Migrants to this country bring more and contribute more in tax than they take out”

says there is a ‘human case’ in support of immigration to Britain. #bbcqt
UK  politics  immigration  television  video  SarkarAsh  BBCQT 
yesterday by petej
“Amusing Ourselves to Death”: News media and the public’s desire to be entertained vs. its need to be informed | Media Matters for America
Journalism cannot serve its role as an institutional check on the powerful if it is driven by a need to maximize profit. The press can’t be afraid to be boring, but changes in the industry’s economic landscape over the past 20 years show what happens if it can’t keep our attention.
journalism  tv  media  politics  neilpostman  entertainment  whatnow  civics 
yesterday by dirtystylus

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