Seth Meyers mocks Trump’s toddling ramp descent

[ad_1] Over two million cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the U.S., including more than 115,000 deaths. Despite this, President Donald Trump insisted on delivering West Point’s commencement address, with students who’d gone home to socially distance during the pandemic brought back to provide him an audience. Trump’s speech predictably didn’t have the aggrandizing…

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan respond to Chan Zuckerberg Initiative scientists’ open letter on Trump – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Mark Zuckberg and Priscilla Chan have penned a response to an open letter sent last week by a group of over 140 scientists who are working on projects funded by the Chan Zuckberberg Initiative. The letter, included in full below, expressed concerns about how Facebook manages misinformation and harmful, offensive and discriminatory language toward…

Seth Meyers slams Trump for defending ‘dips**t’ Confederate leaders

[ad_1] “I honestly can’t even believe it’s a question at this point whether or not we should be celebrating the symbols of an explicitly white supremacist cause like the Confederacy, who fought to destroy the United States,” said Late Night host Seth Meyers on Thursday. And yet, here we are. As protesters topple Confederate statues…

Stephen Colbert roasts U.S. senators for only having one (or two) black friends

[ad_1] “The Senate GOP is like the kids in Peanuts,” said Late Show host Stephen Colbert on Wednesday. “They have one black friend, but he’s gotta sit on the other side of the table.” U.S. politicians are discussing police reform as protests against police brutality and racism continue, sparked by the death of George Floyd…

Trevor Noah tears into Trump’s lie about elderly protester injured by police

[ad_1] Donald Trump has made it pretty clear whose side he’s on. As protests against police brutality sweep America and parts of the world, the president has spent his time reassuring officers they won’t be defunded and angrily tweeting nonsensical conspiracy theories about elderly protesters. On Monday, he told a White House roundtable that 99…

Stephen Colbert explains why ‘defund the police’ doesn’t mean no cops at all

[ad_1] Widespread protests against racism and police brutality have now entered their second week, with a poll finding the Black Lives Matter movement has gained increasing popularity. As Late Show host Stephen Colbert noted on Tuesday, 53 percent of registered voters now support the cause, up from 42 percent at the end of April. “So…

Even scientists funded by Zuckerberg think Facebook is screwing up

[ad_1] Over 140 scientists who have received funding from the philanthropic group, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, sent Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Saturday calling the social networking company out for its recent stance on President Donald Trump’s inflammatory posts on police brutality protesters.  “As scientists, we are dedicated to investigating ways to better…