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To understand the most important elements that signal the health of a social media platform, the researchers spoke to a wide array of experts and ran user focus groups in multiple countries. Ultimately they came up with this set of 14 principles, says Civic Signals cofounder Talia Stroud, who is also the director of the Center for Media Engagement at the University of Texas at Austin. The exact types of signals the researchers look at may continue to evolve over time with further research, she emphasizes. “We should be very clear that we do not see this is as the final list,” she says. For now, the list includes: … [Read more...] about These 14 principles could help big platforms create healthier social media
It’s hard to transition from one day knowing the world’s intelligence secrets to the next day being all alone in America, pocketing $400,000 speaking fees and tens of millions in book deal cash. To soften the blow, former presidents continue to receive intelligence briefings and access to classified information. Except today’s outgoing president is . . . different. Here are a few things to know as Donald Trump leaves the White House for the last time. … [Read more...] about Will Trump keep getting intelligence briefings? Who decides?
The atmosphere of the day reflected both what we already knew about him, and what we would soon find out. The many “Pussy Grabs Back” signs represented the president’s infamous Access Hollywood remarks, and dozens of sexual assault allegations, and preceded the rise of the #MeToo movement. The signs depicting Trump’s cozy relationship with Vladimir Putin marked the extreme fishiness of Team Trump’s many varied meetings with Russian officials throughout the election, and anticipated years of overblown hype for the woefully wishy-washy but still misrepresented Mueller Report. The Black Lives Matter signs alluded to Trump’s inflaming of white grievance, starting with a five-year embrace of the racist Birther conspiracy against President Obama, and they foreshadowed four years of white supremacists having a champion in the White House—and Black voters playing a pivotal role in removing him from office. … [Read more...] about What looking back at Trump’s inauguration tells us about Biden’s presidency
A “100 Days Masking Challenge” calling on citizens to wear face masks, and requiring them on federal property Halting of the U.S. withdrawal from the World Health Organization, and appointment of Anthony Fauci as head of the U.S. delegation Creation of a new, dedicated COVID-19 Response Coordinator reporting directly to the president Extension of the nationwide moratorium on evictions and foreclosures until March 31 Extension of the suspension of federal student loan interest and payments until September 30 Rejoining of the Paris climate accord Canceling of the Keystone XL pipeline Rescinding of the 1776 Commission, which thwarted schools from teaching a more transparent history curriculum on slavery Broadening of rules against workplace discrimination based on orientation or gender identity Mandatory inclusion of undocumented Americans in U.S. Census counting, and subsequent allocation of congressional representatives Strengthening of Deferred Action for Childhood … [Read more...] about Joe Biden is the president. Here are some executive actions he is expected to take