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Monday - April 5, 2021

https://forms.gle/KajozFAUu8oJNvrv8

(forms.gle)
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Former Cop Arrested for Storming Capitol Was Once Named 'Officer of the Year' After Falsely Accusing Black Man of Murder

(theroot.com)
An insurrection enthusiast arrested for storming the Capitol Building on Jan. 6 was once named “Officer of the Year” for a “solving” a 26-year-old homicide when he wrongly accused a Black man of 1st degree murder. via

Surviving the Crackdown in Xinjiang

(newyorker.com)
This is a triumph of journalism & testimony, painstakingly reported, vivid, and enraging. @raffiwriter is one of the greats and the subject—the gulag in Xinjiang that is happening right now—could not be more urgent. It’s long but essential. Take the time. via
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Cops Crowdfunded Their K-9’s Hospital Bills — Then Quietly Admitted They Had Shot Him

(theintercept.com)
New: Cops in Washington raised >$70k for their K9's medical bills after he was shot in January. They made him a TikTok star, and were promoting merch with his image to fundraise for the K9 unit last month. Not mentioned? The cops were the ones who shot him via

NFT Canon - Andreessen Horowitz

(a16z.com)
All the most important writings, podcasts, and videos about NFTs, collected in one place👇 The a16z NFT Canon via

PragerU Proves Conservatives Will Never Be Satisfied with Big Tech

(medium.com)
Presumably in the “must carry” world that Justice Thomas describes, conservatives would demand opt-in parental controls. YouTube (Google) did that. Dennis Prager sued them for it claiming censorship. They don’t want fixes. They want to be victims. via

Yahoo Answers will be shut down forever on May 4th

(theverge.com)
I’m here for Yahoo Answers jokes, but I’m mostly really bummed that Verizon is being a terrible steward of internet history. This site should be archived for the future. via

Supreme Court rules in Google's favor in copyright dispute with Oracle over Android software

(cnbc.com)
Larry Ellison sucked up to Trump for four years, came away from it with basically nothing, and now anyone can reimplement APIs under fair use laws. I guess what I’d like to say about that is: LOL via

In a Pennsylvania town, a Facebook group fills the local news void

(nbcnews.com)
Remarkable work by @BrandyZadrozny about how a town with no newspaper turned to local Facebook group -- and caused constant, widespread, nonstop panic of murderers and crimes that weren't actually there. via

Amazon's Bizarre 'Apology' for Pee Scandal Just Makes It Worse

(vice.com)
To be clear Amazon did not actually apologize. It defended the "own-goal" behind its week-long Twitter meltdown, blamed a series of *other* forces & actors, shied away from discussing its own working conditions, and *most importantly* continued to lie. via

https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/Public/prescreener

(am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov)
[NYS Dept. of Health · Brooklyn] Medgar Evers College (Brooklyn residents only): 11070 appts Apr 7 – 8:00AM-8:45PM Apr 8 – 8:00AM-8:45PM Apr 9 – 8:00AM-8:45PM + 4 more days via

Colorado Denied Its Citizens the Right-to-Repair After Riveting Testimony

(vice.com)
“It’s never appropriate to make a human being with a critical care need wait over two months for a repair that could have been completed in two days,” he said. The committee asked Maestas no questions. via

The U.S. Has Had 'Vaccine Passports' Before—And They Worked

(time.com)
Jordan E. Taylor: The U.S. has had "vaccine passports" before—and they worked via

orpatashnik/StyleCLIP

(github.com)
StyleCLIP, manipulating StyleGAN imagery with text: don't miss the absurdly impressive demo video via

Andrew Yang Wants To Turn NYC Into A Bitcoin Megahub. That Would Be Terrible For Climate Change

(gothamist.com)
For the love of god do not vote for this bozo via

Time back home with voters only emboldens Republicans to oppose Biden’s agenda

(washingtonpost.com)
oh dear Lord, it’s voters “back home” who are causing GOP to obstruct Biden?? stop trying to normalize radical behavior; via

No Address, No ID, and Struggling to Get Their Stimulus Checks

(nytimes.com)
Just about anyone with a Social Security number who is not someone else’s dependent and who earns less than $75k is entitled to the stimulus. But some of the people who would benefit most from the money are having the hardest time getting their hands on it via

How White Evangelicals’ Vaccine Refusal Could Prolong the Pandemic

(nytimes.com)
About 45 percent of white evangelicals say they will not get vaccinated against Covid-19 — a significantly higher share than Catholics and Black Protestants, to name a few. For this story, @elizabethjdias and I spent time talking with some of them. via

McGraw Hill Rejects Calls to Stop Charging Its Freelancers a Fee in Order to Get Paid

(inthesetimes.com)
More than a dozen advocacy groups called on McGraw Hill to stop charging its freelancers a fee in order to get paid. The company's response: No. via

Half of Republicans believe false accounts of deadly U.S. Capitol riot: Reuters/Ipsos poll

(reuters.com)
Reuters: 3 months after MAGA mob stormed the Capitol to try to overturn his Nov. election loss, “about half of Republicans believe the siege was largely a non-violent protest or was the handiwork of left-wing activists “trying to make Trump look bad.” via
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We Have All Hit a Wall

(nytimes.com)
Why is it so hard to work right now? (Why is it taking me so long to write this tweet?) Here's my piece on our national case of anhedonia: via

How a Bunch of Revolutionary War Reenactors Got Caught Up in Facebook’s Purge of Militia Groups

(newrepublic.com)
I wrote about the banning of Revolutionary War reenactors from Facebook and what that says about the state of automated content moderation. via

A Round and a Roundy: Special Sci-Fi Metaphor Edition

(nyc.streetsblog.org)
Bill Roundy via

America Never Wanted the Tired, Poor, Huddled Masses

(theatlantic.com)
"To call America a nation of immigrants is not wrong, either as a factual statement or an evocation of American myth. But that fact coexists with this one: Over the past century, the United States has deported more immigrants than it has allowed in." via