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As COVID-19 cases increase, Pence blames prevalence of testing

As COVID-19 cases increase, Pence blames prevalence of testing

Enlarge / US Vice President Mike Pence having a facial expression during a roundtable meeting on seniors with US President Donald Trump in the Cabinet Room at the White House in Washington, DC, June 15, 2020. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories States and cities all but completely shut down earlier this year in an attempt…
Political groups use “deeply spooky” protester location data, report finds

Political groups use “deeply spooky” protester location data, report finds

Enlarge / Demonstrators gather to protest the killing of George Floyd on May 29, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan—one of the cities where advocates and political action groups have been using phone location data to reach protesters after the crowds go home. It's no secret that police and other law enforcement agencies have a history of…
Week In Politics: Millions May Remain Unemployed For Extended Period, COVID-19 Cases Spike

Week In Politics: Millions May Remain Unemployed For Extended Period, COVID-19...

Coronavirus infections spike in several states, and the Federal Reserve predicts millions of Americans will be unemployed for an extended period of time.
Divider in Chief: Trump tweets disgusting conspiracy theory about elderly man assaulted by cops

Divider in Chief: Trump tweets disgusting conspiracy theory about elderly man...

In a sickening abortion of leadership, impeached US President Donald Trump today issued a reprehensible attack on a US citizen who was assaulted by police during a peaceful protest. Buffalo protester shoved by Police could be an ANTIFA provocateur. 75 year old Martin Gugino was pushed away after appearing to scan police communications in order…
Snapchat refuses to promote Trump’s account over his controversial tweets

Snapchat refuses to promote Trump’s account over his controversial tweets

Snapchat, of all things, today joined the debate among social media platforms about the words of President Donald Trump — and it’s taken the side of Twitter, putting the Trump account on notice for his words. Evan Spiegel, CEO of Snapchat parent company Snap, said in a memo to his employees over the weekend (which…
Donald Trump is threatening to punish Twitter. Here’s why everyone should take this seriously

Donald Trump is threatening to punish Twitter. Here’s why everyone should...

US President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order on Thursday afternoon declaring social media companies to be broadcasters (as opposed to carriers). While the exact language of the EO has yet to be revealed, an alleged draft has circulated on social media throughout the day. If what we’re seeing is close to…
US joins G7 AI alliance to counter China’s influence

US joins G7 AI alliance to counter China’s influence

The US is joining the rest of the G7 in the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence, in an effort to contain China‘s influence on AI. The initiative was launched in 2019 to build a consensus on AI ethics, but has made little impact since — partly because the US initially refused to join. White House officials feared the group…
Twitter embeds fact-checking links in Trump’s lying tweets

Twitter embeds fact-checking links in Trump’s lying tweets

Credit: Wikimedia Commons It looks like Twitter’s finally had enough of US President Donald Trump‘s abuse of its platform. Today, keen observers may have noticed the president‘s @realDonaldTrump Twitter account has been splashed with a couple of fact-checking embeds on tweets where he’s attempted to misinform the US voting public by lying about the mail-in…
It’s time to shark up y’all

It’s time to shark up y’all

Coronavirus in Context is a weekly newsletter where we bring you facts that matter about the COVID-19 pandemic and the technology trying to stop its spread. You can subscribe here. Hola Earthlings, A few months back, when our beards were shorter and our fuses were longer, we collectively took solace in Netflix‘s “Tiger King” and Nintendo’s Animal Crossings: New…
Cannabis is more effective at preventing and treating COVID-19 than hydroxychloroquine

Cannabis is more effective at preventing and treating COVID-19 than hydroxychloroquine

A team of scientists from Canada have identified at least 13 strains of cannabis sativa they believe can aid in the prevention and treatment of COVID-19. The President of the United States of America has spent the past few weeks touting a dangerous drug called hydroxychloroquine as a prophylactic treatment for COVID-19. Unfortunately, the president’s…

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