Between some questionable nominations, sketchy math on those $2,000 stimulus checks, and a desire to work hand-in-hand with Republicans (whom the electorate just handed Biden a mandate to work around), all signs point to the new president attempting to turn back the clock to 2013 and pretend that Trump never happened. Throw into the mix a gaudy, star-studded, five-night inauguration celebration, with the theme of “America United,” and we may be off to a misguided start. … [Read more...] about What looking back at Trump’s inauguration tells us about Biden’s presidency
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Will private citizen Trump continue to get intelligence briefings? People in the know hope not. Last week Susan M. Gordon, who was Trump’s principal deputy director of intelligence from 2017-2019, penned an op-ed in the Washington Post suggesting that to do so would be a grave security risk. House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff also says hell-to-the-no, pointing out that U.S. allies withheld intelligence from Trump and his people because they “didn’t trust the president.” Ex-FBI director James Comey also said he thinks it would be a bad idea. … [Read more...] about Will Trump keep getting intelligence briefings? Who decides?
What the platforms need to do, says Paul, is be proactive about keeping people who have previously been kicked off the platform or who have belonged to multiple Facebook groups that espouse hate speech and violence off their platform. Donovan agrees: She thinks Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube need to proactively go after misinformation rather than waiting for it to be reported. She sees an opportunity for legislators to help bring them into line, but she worries that people are too fixated on short term goals. … [Read more...] about Deplatforming is working—for now