Originally, Trump had planned for his Florida flight to take him directly to a political rally where he would announce his plan to seek the presidency again in 2024. The rally would have taken place simultaneously alongside Joe Biden’s inauguration, forcing news networks to choose which event to carry. Due to the devastating fallout from inciting an insurrection at the Capitol on January 6, a politically hobbled Trump could no longer follow through with that plan. … [Read more...] about It’s time to start treating Trump like a fringe cult leader
These effects can be categorized under color-based or “block” techniques where the text is essentially highlighted, blur effects that play with and alter the focus of the text, and pictorial-based techniques—like an image of shattered glass superimposed over the suspicious post. What was of real importance to us was how the image could be used to help people decide what is and isn’t misinformation. … [Read more...] about Twitter, Facebook, and Google could combat disinformation with this simple design tweak
It would also end the bifurcation of the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge and the Sabal Palm Audubon Sanctuary. Trump’s border wall actually cuts through both protected areas. “The government wants to take [border wall] construction along a straight line, but clearly the border between Mexico and the U.S. is not a straight line,” Taylor says. “In a couple of instances, a fence exists where it puts U.S. land on the Mexico side, and it has significant impacts on America’s ability to manage that property.” … [Read more...] about The border wall is destroying ecosystems. Biden can fix it
Businesses that had issued statements in the summer committing to increased diversity and anti-racist efforts struggled with how to respond. There is still much fear in business of getting involved in “political issues” and the potential impact it will have on their customer and client retention. “Organizations have to decide what side of history they want to be on,” says Janine Dennis, CEO of Talent Think Innovations. “You can continue to perpetuate our issues by aiding and abetting these vigilantes of freedom … [or] you can help to eradicate some of our issues as a country by taking a strong stance and making it clear that your company in no way condones such acts and behavior.” … [Read more...] about 4 steps companies should take in the aftermath of January 6
After a much more contagious coronavirus variant was discovered in the U.K. in December, scientists at Pfizer and Moderna started to study whether their newly approved vaccines would still work against it. So far, it seems likely that the vaccines will still be effective. But new variants continue to be discovered, including one in California linked to large outbreaks and one in South Africa that initial studies show may be resistant to the antibodies created by earlier strains. … [Read more...] about How easy will it be to update the COVID vaccine if the virus mutates too much?