The Republica

Machine curated list of Twitter links

Tuesday - April 6, 2021

Open Subscription Platforms

(opensubscriptionplatforms.com)
A nice directory of creator platforms which make payment data portable—i.e. so that you can move your work elsewhere without requiring all subscribers to re-enter their payment info. It’s a subtle limitation of tools like Patreon but a very important one. via
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Bloomberg - Are you a robot?

(bloomberg.com)
A group of DoorDash workers is trying to game the app into paying drivers a $7 minimum rate for deliveries via

Tim Cook wants Americans to be able to vote on their iPhones

(businessinsider.com)
Tim Cook is a smart guy. But he has no expertise in elections/election security. Employing that old saw that if we can bank on our phones we should be able to vote on our phones exhibits ignorance about critical diff between online banking & online voting. via

Opinion: Relax, Hollywood: Google's win over Oracle is a good thing

(latimes.com)
"As a society, we want people to write more screenplays (and books and news articles and letters and so on), not learn more keyboard layouts." Opinion from @latimes on yesterday's #SCOTUS decision via

Actual Comedians Roast Greg Gutfeld’s New Fox News ‘Comedy’ Show

(thedailybeast.com)
We asked actual comedians @JenaFriedman, @blaireerskine, @ArtfulStew, @jonlovett, @TonyAtamanuik and more to share their reactions to the premiere of @greggutfeld’s new Fox News “comedy” show. It wasn’t pretty. via
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Matt Gaetz, Loyal for Years to Trump, Is Said to Have Sought a Blanket Pardon

(nytimes.com)
NEW: In the final weeks of the Trump administration, Matt Gaetz, who is under federal investigation for sex trafficking a minor, sought blanket pardons from the Trump White House for himself and congressional allies. w/@maggieNYT @npfandos via

Good Reports: the best online tools and reviews

(goodreports.com)
I'm super excited to officially announce: I have just launched - a new review site for non-toxic onl… via

New York’s Nursing Homes Were on the Brink. Then COVID Hit.

(thecut.com)
Been working on this one for a while, and it was difficult to report: 1 year after Covid ripped through NY's nursing homes, nurses & aides relive a nightmare. They say their trauma isn't down to one administration - it's a crisis decades in the making. via

I Called Off My Wedding. The Internet Will Never Forget

(wired.com)
In 2019 I called off my wedding and ended an 8-year relationship. But the internet won't let me forget it. Apps still show wedding content; photo albums surface memories. And Pinterest even has a brutally insensitive name for it: "The miscarriage problem." via

‎My Next Meal

(apps.apple.com)
💥 Yay! My brand new SwiftUI app - 'My Next Meal' is now live on the App Store. Please RT to spread the word and if you'd like to try the app, I'm giving away 10 promo codes. via

Troubling podcast puts JAMA under fire for its mishandling of race - STAT

(statnews.com)
“We don’t treat scholarship around race the same way we do other health issues. When we do that, we sell this field short.” @ushamcfarling dives into how elite medical journals have routinely excluded, minimized, and mishandled issues of race. READ: via

Ray Fisher Opens Up About 'Justice League,' Joss Whedon and Warners: "I Don't Believe Some of These People Are Fit for Leadership"

(hollywoodreporter.com)
Over the past year, the #JusticeLeague actor has assailed #JossWhedon & Warners leadership for what he calls racist and inappropriate conduct while filming. Now he finally opens up: “I don’t believe some of these people are fit for positions of leadership” via

Your Local Police Department Might Have Used This Facial Recognition Tool To Surveil You. Find Out Here.

(buzzfeednews.com)
Per Buzzfeed, @DallasPD officers used Clearview AI's facial recognition software w/o the department's permission. "Officers we found using the app on their **personal devices** were instructed not to use the app **as part of their job functions**" via

They’re Just Like Us — Real Life

(reallifemag.com)
For @_reallifemag I wrote about the dream of socially conscious gossip, or gossip that is both juicy and completely harmless to its subject — something that seems especially aspirational after watching Framing Britney Spears via

TikTok adds automatic captions to videos in accessibility push

(theverge.com)
This is great and was so needed via
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Overlooked No More: Kitty Cone, Trailblazer of the Disability Rights Movement

(nytimes.com)
I have a story out in @nytimes today! I spent the last few months reporting & writing about the legacy of Kitty Cone, lead organizer of the historic 504 Sit-In, an unforgettable milestone in the disability rights movement. Take a look: #DisabilityTwitter via

Girl, 8, banned from tournament because she ‘looks like a boy’

(si.com)
An 8 year old girl should be able to look however she wants — especially on the soccer field via
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How A Facial Recognition Tool Found Its Way Into Hundreds Of US Police Departments, Schools, And Taxpayer-Funded Organizations

(buzzfeednews.com)
After nearly a year, this behemoth is finally live: Hundreds of US law enforcement and other public agencies got access to a facial recognition tool. And thousands of officers ran searches on people, often without their own departments knowing about it. via