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Thursday - April 8, 2021

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Platforms like YouTube have tried to combat harassment against women. It’s not working

(codastory.com)
After I reported youtuber Exurb1a to the police for the crimes he committed against me, I was doxxed, smeared, threatened & framed by anonymous accounts online. Thank you @codastory / @katia_patin for bringing light to this, after a 1 year investigation: via

Why Do A Bunch Of Nigerian Twitter Influencers Want This Alleged Money Launderer To Go Free? They're Being Paid.

(buzzfeednews.com)
NEW: Twitter suspended over 1,500 accounts after BF News & @DigiAfricaLab uncovered an influence op involving employees of a Nigerian PR firm, a UK-based nonprofit called Digital Good Governance for Africa, and scores of paid Nigerian Twitter influencers: via

Welcome, LinkedIn creators

(members.linkedin.com)
Really disappointed LInkedIn didn't call their new creator program INfluencer. Just a missed opportunity tbh. via

“The idea that we can change anything, I have given up on”: NBC News’ Brandy Zadrozny on documenting the “depressing” internet

(niemanlab.org)
so many amazing quotes from @BrandyZadrozny in this interview: "People tend to be like, you report on the dark web, and I’m like, I do not. I report on Facebook groups." via
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Kati Kariko Helped Shield the World From the Coronavirus

(nytimes.com)
Story of a 66-year-old researcher, an immigrant, who rarely got grants, never got her own lab, never earned more than $60K. For four decades, she kept working on mRNA—a path considered foolish. Her work is the basis for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. via
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Why are CEOs of U.S. firms paid 320 times as much as their workers?

(nbcnews.com)
A hospital janitor paid so little he can't afford rent worked extra hard in the pandemic and won employee of the month. He was awarded a $6 coupon to the hospital cafeteria. The hospital CEO got a 13% raise, to $30 million via
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The chip-making machine at the center of Chinese dual-use concerns

(brookings.edu)
ahhahhahahaaaha this is nuts via

$2.1 Billion for Undocumented Workers Signals New York’s Progressive Shift

(nytimes.com)
New York will offer one-time payments of up to $15,600 to undocumented immigrants who lost work during the pandemic. The effort — a $2.1 billion fund in the state budget — is by far the biggest of its kind in the U.S. via

Anti-union votes lead as counting continues in Amazon union drive.

(nytimes.com)
Follow along as we tally up the votes for/against a union at the Amazon warehouse in Alabama. Here we goooooo @KYWeise @mcorkery5 @sophianjune via
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Has the Era of Overzealous Cleaning Finally Come to an End?

(nytimes.com)
It's pretty incredible that scientists invented a vaccine, mass produced it and vaccinated 100 million people in less time than it took for the CDC to update its guidance on the need to wipe down your groceries via

Why a YouTube creator has focused on email as a way to connect directly with her fans

(businessinsider.com)
Why a YouTube creator has focused on email as a way to connect directly with her fans and how this tool offers a more direct way for influencers to promote something, and earn money via

TikTok is reshaping beauty and skincare trends among teens. Here are the brands that are the biggest winners.

(businessinsider.com)
TikTok has "significantly reshaped" teens' favorite skincare and beauty brands because of influencers, according to new Piper Sandler data. via

That Fyre Fest tweet with the sad sandwich will be auctioned as an NFT for medical expenses

(theverge.com)
Fyre Fest attendee auctioning viral tweet for a new kidney on Ja Rule's NFT platform: this entire story is a sad sandwich via

'How Do You Get Spaghetti Stains Out of Underwear?': An Ode to Yahoo Answers

(esquire.com)
Justin McElroy's loving ode to Yahoo! Answers: for over a decade, My Brother, My Brother and Me turned its silliest questions into comedy gold via

A Hot New Restaurant Moved In. That Made Its Neighbors Nervous.

(grubstreet.com)
I wrote about a new restaurant that’s deepened divisions in Ridgewood, what it could mean for longtime residents, and the fight over gentrification and the neighborhood's future: “You are either for it, or you’re not — there is no in-between." via

Money for Nothing — Real Life

(reallifemag.com)
I wrote about NFTs as a bubble, crypto as a perfect encapsulation of the Silicon Valley pyramid scheme, tech bros jealous of the special commodity role of art and how the entire thing gains ideological legitimacy through its horrifying ecological costs via

Inside the Awful World of Young Landlords on TikTok

(thedailybeast.com)
TikTok influencers love HOME HACKING, the COOL TRICK that lets you LIVE FOR FREE by PURCHASING PROPERTY and charging TENANTS inflated rates! HANG ON, you say—isn't that literally just being a LANDLORD? via

Steve Bannon is getting by with a little help from the world’s biggest ad agencies

(branded.substack.com)
and by I totally destroyed I mean me, @justinhorowitz_ and especially @nandoodles did it together and you should read her newsletter. It was pretty much over after this one: via

Parenting as a Radical Act of Love

(thenation.com)
I am so very thrilled that our @thenation special issue all about parenting, which @drmcclain and I edited, is rolling out this week. Here’s my introduction: via