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Tuesday - September 15, 2020

The Free Speech Blind Spot: Foreign Election Interference on Social Media by Evelyn Douek :: SSRN

(papers.ssrn.com)
The substantive effects are rightly the focus. But I want to highlight: it also shows what is "inauthentic" or manipulative online is a subjective, standardless notion we have let companies police without any oversight, leading to blindspots like these via

Annabel Scheme and the Adventure of the New Golden Gate

(robinsloan.com)
Annabel Scheme and the Adventure of the New Golden Gate: Robin Sloan released his serialized detective story with a lovely UI and open-sourced the code via

Beverly Glenn-Copeland’s Music for a Future That Never Came

(newyorker.com)
in this week‘s @NewYorker I wrote about the wondrous beverly glenn-copeland and his recently rediscovered outsider synth tunes via

When you browse Instagram and find former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's passport number

(mango.pdf.zone)
Never post photos of your boarding pass online: Qantas was exposing passport details, phone numbers, and staff comments in JSON, but it's patched now via

Horrific Stories Of Death And Loss Are Emerging From The Massive Wildfires In The Northwest

(buzzfeednews.com)
Josiah Williams was 16. Wyatt Tofte was found in a car with his dog. He was 13. A one-year-old boy died after fleeing a fire with his parents. My heart grieves for the families and communities that have been torn apart by this devastating wildfire season.  via

Opinion | Stop Expecting Life to Go Back to Normal Next Year

(nytimes.com)
Many of you probably know this already. The rest of y'all should start bracing for it. via
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The Most Important Number for the West’s Hideous Fire Season

(theatlantic.com)
How fast has wildfire season changed? In 2018, I wrote about the concerning news that six of California’s 10 largest fires on record had happened in the past decade. Today, five of California’s 10 largest fires on record have happened *since July.* via

Facing uncertain future, L.A. radio stalwart KCRW reduces staff by at least 24

(latimes.com)
This is really sad and unfortunate via

America’s real law-and-order problem is racism

(the.ink)
America does have a law-and-order problem: being more violent than any other rich country. And the source of that problem is white America. It's not a Black Lives Matter activist saying this. It's a sitting U.S. senator. Who is white. Connecticut white. via
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Jared Kushner responds to Trump publicly downplaying coronavirus threat

(today.com)
Don't want this to get lost: Jared Kushner on Woodward: "He's got tapes of everything, I have tapes of everything." Kushner says he has "tapes of everything." via

What I Told CNN: A Climate Denier Shouldn't Be Leading at NOAA

(blog.ucsusa.org)
Here's the actual interview: via

Birds are dropping dead across New Mexico and wildlife experts are trying to figure out why

(cbsnews.com)
Birds are dropping dead across New Mexico and wildlife experts are trying to figure out why via

Dave Grohl wrote 10-year old drummer Nandi Bushell a killer theme song

(news.avclub.com)
Dave Grohl escalates drum battle with 10-year-old Nandi Bushell: the ongoing social media war between these two is incredibly adorable via
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Scientific American Endorses Joe Biden

(scientificamerican.com)
Scientific American has never endorsed a presidential candidate in our 175-year history—until now. The 2020 election is literally a matter of life and death. We urge you to vote for health, science and Joe Biden for President. via
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Buying Myself Back

(thecut.com)
Emily Ratajkowski accuses fashion photographer Jonathan Leder of sexual assault in this essay. When asked to comment, this is how he responded. via

A Closer Look at Our Dark Obsession With Guns Looking "Cool"

(vice.com)
oh hey, are we talking about how the aesthetic of the forever war is a stand-in for self-expression through militaristic cosplay? Because have @iboudreau and I got the story for that via

Notion – The all-in-one workspace for your notes, tasks, wikis, and databases.

(notion.so)
i'm looking for 1-2 people to help with Reboot, the talk series on tech/humanity i ran last spring. it was amazing hosting discussions with authors like @kyliu99 and @annawiener & we're excited to relaunch and expand! app info below / RT for reach 😊📚🌟 via

windows 95 dreamscapes...

(youtube.com)
windows 95 dreamscapes: Louie Zong used made a bunch of 3D landscapes with Windows 95 programs and set it to a Windows 3.0 MIDI via
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Jaime Harrison Is Ready to End Lindsey Graham's Career in Congress

(rollingstone.com)
"Former Senator Lindsey Graham" has a nice ring to it, doesn't it? 🤔 via
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Why Coming Up With Effective Interventions To Address COVID-19 Is So Hard

(fivethirtyeight.com)
In my first article for @FiveThirtyEight I discuss some of the ethical, methodological, economic, and political factors behavioral scientists have to consider when using research to develop interventions, especially now during the COVID-19 pandemic. via

He Hunted Bin Laden for CIA. Now He Wants Americans Dead.

(thedailybeast.com)
"The only thing I would be upset about if it came to war is that not enough Democrats would get killed." The CIA's former top Bin Laden hunter has gone full QAnon. @attackerman dives deep: via

Justice Dept. Opens Criminal Inquiry Into John Bolton’s Book

(nytimes.com)
This isn’t about Bolton, who will be fine. It’s about scaring off the next book. via

How to (Safely) Celebrate Your Future Child

(nytimes.com)
@Taylorlorenz on how to host an alternative, pandemic-safe, non-wildfire-causing baby celebration: via

How Dark Horse Oracle Became TikTok’s Leading Suitor

(wsj.com)
Why is Oracle in pole position to do a deal with TikTok? Its close ties to the administration didn’t hurt. By me, @aatilley, @johndmckinnon, @glubold, @RolfeWinkler, @MichaelCBender, @AndrewRestuccia: via

He Hunted Bin Laden for CIA. Now He Wants Americans Dead.

(thedailybeast.com)
The most amazing thing about this fascinating story is that his wife remains a high-ranking CIA official with her own dark past in the war on terror. Michael Scheuer Hunted Bin Laden for CIA. Now He Wants Americans Dead. via

seriously why aren't we talking about radhika more

(deezlinks.substack.com)
all these media wonder boy stories and no one's examining how Radhika Jones is godmothering Vanity Fair into a class of its own: via

https://eclive.engelberg.center/episodes/ksru-teaser-1

(eclive.engelberg.center)
With the help of dozens of my fellow Kickstarter United organizers, past and present, I'm sharing the story of how we built the first tech company union in US history. Here’s what really happened: via

Download, positivi, notifiche: i primi 3 mesi di Immuni

(agi.it)
15% of phones in Italy now running Google/Apple exposure notifications system, and it's working, with COVID-19 positive tests following an alert and multiple outbreaks contained since July #agi via

The New Monuments That America Needs

(newyorker.com)
talked to @Monument_Lab + their collaborators to understand what community-driven conversations around public space, monuments, statues, or even ancestral portals might look like / @NewYorker via

Gen Zers Say Silicon Valley Is Elitist and Exclusive. Can They Build a New System?

(nytimes.com)
I wrote about the Gen Z Mafia, a Discord server of young people trying to break into tech and become the next generation of Silicon Valley leaders via
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The Media Learned Nothing From 2016

(theatlantic.com)
Read @JamesFallows on certain members of the press. "They’re behaving like Mueller, wanting to be sure they observe proprieties that would have made sense when dealing with other figures in other eras. But now they’re dealing with Donald Trump." via

Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin decided the 2016 election. We’ll have to wait on them in 2020.

(politico.com)
This is a real public service from @politico and @ZachMontellaro: How the 13 swing states vote, deadlines, etc. And most importantly, when they start counting mail-in ballots: via

White Workers Are Getting Hired Back Twice As Fast As Black Workers

(huffpost.com)
The Black unemployment rate has been double the white unemployment rate for as long as the DOL has collected the data. Briefly, at the beginning of the shutdown, the gap narrowed. Now things are reverting back to "normal" via

How Climate Migration Will Reshape America

(nytimes.com)
Wildfires, hurricanes, extreme heat, rising seas. The climate crisis is already here in America. It will change how — and where — we live. Where will millions of us go? via

House Intel Committee Expands Probe After Bombshell Claims That DHS Fudged Antifa Intel

(thedailybeast.com)
The House Intelligence Committee has expanded its investigation into DHS after a bombshell whistleblower complaint that alleged intelligence was being distorted to suit President Trump’s agenda. via
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Anti-Maskers Forced to Dig Graves for Covid-19 Victims in Indonesia

(gizmodo.com)
Anti-maskers forced to dig graves for covid-19 victims in Indonesia via

Inspiring: Local Uber Driver Makes $100k A Year Driving 84 Hours A Week

(vice.com)
This weekend, CNBC shared a video explaining how an Uber Eats driver could earn $100,000 a year by working 84 hours a week. There are so many things wrong with the video that you could be forgiven for thinking it was the latest ad in Uber’s PR blitz. via
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Save Our Children rally set in Westford

(westford.wickedlocal.com)
A organizer of a "Save Our Children" rally in Westford, MA claims her group has no QAnon ties. In reality: the organizer herself has posted "WWG1WGA" in a Facebook QAnon group. It's like they all got a memo that QAnon has too much baggage now. via

A fake FBI raid orchestrated by right-wing activists dupes The Washington Post

(washingtonpost.com)
WaPo reporting on WaPo: “A fake FBI raid staged Monday by a notorious right-wing activist and conspiracist turned into an embarrassment for The Washington Post, which briefly reported the faux-event as if it were the real deal.” via

Top Trump health appointee Michael Caputo warns of armed insurrection after election

(washingtonpost.com)
“Caputo deactivated his personal Twitter and Facebook accounts on Monday.“ via