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Roiled by Election, Facebook Struggles to Balance Civility and Growth

(nytimes.com)
According to the NYT, Facebook knows perfectly well how to slow the spread of misinformation on its platform. It has mostly chosen not to do so because the company is run by a sociopath. via

Opinion | What Facebook Fed the Baby Boomers

(nytimes.com)
In October I asked two people I’d never met to give me their Facebook account passwords for three weeks leading up to and after Election Day. Then I talked to them at length about what I saw and why it was making them miserable. via

012: Pop Culture C-SPAN

(ironicsans.substack.com)
“The Batmen of C-SPAN” (via the wonderful @ironicsans newsletter) via

Roger Stone-Tied Group Threatens GOP: If Trump Goes Down, So Does Your Senate Majority

(thedailybeast.com)
And yes, as some have noted, the chief obstacle to this strategy by the Committee for American Sovereignty is that…there is no space on GA's runoff ballots for a write-in candidate. The folks running the PAC are from CA and apparently overlooked that fact via
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A Publix employee died from COVID-19. Now his family is suing over his death.

(tampabay.com)
NEW: Publix is being sued in a COVID-19 wrongful death lawsuit. He was 70. He worked at a Publix deli. He wasn't allowed to wear a mask to work. He died alone, after saying goodbye to his four children over Zoom. @TB_Times via

Come on in y'all—Become a Member!

(scalawagmagazine.org)
Reading about the South in The New York Times? You know better. Give real Southern media your support instead. via

https://www.newyorker.com/contributors/dhruv-khullar

(newyorker.com)
Thrilled to share some personal news: I'm starting as a contributor @NewYorker! Excited to have the chance to write for a magazine I've so loved reading. Grateful to the many friends, mentors, and editors who have made my writing better over the years. via
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Some personal news: Okay, hi!

(hunterharris.substack.com)
hiiiii some personal news ✨✨✨✨ a couple weeks ago i left vulture/nymag to build a newsletter at @SubstackInc. im so excited to introduce you to my new job, Hung Up 💗 via

How to Subscribe to the Job Board

(insidethenewsroom.substack.com)
📢📢📢 JOURNALISM JOBS: We did it, 1,000 full-time and internships added! New positions include at the likes of the @CBSSports, @CNN, @ForeignPolicy, @Independent, @Newsy, @Reuters, @TheEconomist, @WSJ and @USATODAY. RT and spread the word! ❤️🖤💛 via
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David Dinkins, NYC’s first black mayor, dead at 93

(nypost.com)
I hope people who should have known better then, understand now that Giuliani succeeding Dinkins was an outcome of similar forces that led to Trump succeeding Obama. via

Thank Immigration for the New Covid-19 Vaccines

(reason.com)
In this post, I explain why we have immigration to thank for new Covid-19 vaccines - and why this development exemplifies a key reason for breaking down barriers to international migration. via

Smallest health providers face biggest problem finding protective gear amid coronavirus surge

(washingtonpost.com)
This article is SO IMPORTANT. The big hospitals have PPE (for the most part). But the little ones, and the clinics, are suffering. As I told @goldsteinamy - this is an equity issue. via

Universal Music Group and YouTube Agree to Forget About Fair Use | Public Knowledge

(publicknowledge.org)
Remember when YouTube agreed with a copyright licensor to ignore users' fair use rights when processing takedown requests? Relevant for anyone thinking about who *really* has leverage to shape platform content policies. via

Comcast to impose home internet data cap of 1.2TB in more than a dozen US states next year

(theverge.com)
So far in November two of us working from home have used 2.1TB of data. People with kids in remote school use tons more. Comcast doing this this is a policy failure; @AjitPaiFCC made a lot of noise when the pandemic hit but his big plan was voluntary. via

Behind the scenes, Trump frustrated with his legal team's maneuvers

(nbcnews.com)
Nearly two Scaramuccis after Four Seasons Total Landscaping, Trump is now concerned his legal team is full of “fools that are making him look bad.” via

Iowa hospitals will see 'New York City-style collapse' says epidemiologist - Iowa Capital Dispatch

(iowacapitaldispatch.com)
Read this and then got notified that we were converting a portion of a third ICU floor to COVID. And the beeping of desaturation alarms filled my ears. Iowa hospitals will see ‘New York City-style collapse’ says epidemiologist via @iowacapdispatch via

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: 2020 John Jay Iselin Memorial Lecture: The Atlantic’s Ed Yong. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

(cooper.zoom.us)
Register now for December 7th's lecture featuring @TheAtlantic's @edyong209 who will speak about his work covering the global pandemic as part of the 2020 John Jay Iselin Memorial Lecture via

A Former Cop Has Been Charged In The 2017 Killing Of An Unarmed Black Man

(buzzfeednews.com)
"This is an important milestone that this community and others will see that officers will be held accountable and that's really the message of George Floyd," John Burris, an attorney for Keita O'Neil's family, told @BuzzFeedNews. via

Cursor*10 : Nekogames : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive

(archive.org)
The @internetarchive added one of my favorite games ever to their emulated Flash collection, the brilliant CURSOR*10, where you cooperate with yourself in a time loop. via

Attorney heading up Trump campaign's Wisconsin recount effort is seeking to throw out his own vote

(jsonline.com)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: “The attorney leading President Donald Trump’s recount effort in Wisconsin voted illegally according to his own legal argument that in-person absentee ballots should be thrown out. So did his wife.” via

Connection Interrupted (@connectioninterrupted) TikTok | Watch Connection Interrupted's Newest TikTok Videos

(tiktok.com)
Connection Interrupted: stunning surrealist datamoshing videos via
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Aligners for nails and screws | Goudsmit Magnetics

(goudsmitmagnets.com)
Magnetic aligners are suitable for aligning long, slender ferromagnetic objects like nails so they can be packaged compactly [source of the gif: ] via

PrivNet's Internet Fast Forward (IFF) on CNet, circa 1996

(youtube.com)
CNET News video about Internet Fast Forward, the first ad blocker, with great footage of sites like Suck, Yahoo, Pathfinder, Hotwired, and the NYT, all captured in Netscape on June 13, 1996. via

Algorithmic Trap

(algorithmictrap.com)
Algorithmic Trap: uniquely-generated copyright-free beats made with SuperCollider via

Why a Paid Newsletter Won’t Be Enough Money for Most Writers (And That’s Fine): The Multi-SKU…

(hunterwalk.medium.com)
Hunter Walk on the multi-SKU creator: most indies are cobbling together their income from multiple sources and platforms via
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One in four Rhode Islanders can't meet basic food needs, food bank's annual report says

(providencejournal.com)
Stories of hunger going way up are all over the place In 2019, 9% of ppl in Rhode Island said they couldn't feed themselves and their families. Now? It's *** 25% *** "a rate not seen since the Great Depression" via

Infinite Bad Guy

(billie.withyoutube.com)
Infinite Bad Guy: thousands of Billie Eilish covers on YouTube aligned to the quarter-beats of the original with machine learning via