How one woman’s yard sign became a rallying cry for allies

[ad_1] It was a cold night in November 2016 when I first saw the sign.  Long runs in the winter darkness were my response to post-election anxiety. Music both angry (DJ Shadow’s Nobody Speak) and somber (Leonard Cohen’s You Want It Darker) provided the soundtrack as I chewed over the president-elect’s racist, sexist, anti-immigrant, fact-denying…

Trevor Noah makes powerful speech about the ‘common thread’ between police killings

[ad_1] Protests against police brutality have now passed their third weekend, and show no signs of slowing. But even as more and more people lend their support in real life as well as in digital campaigns, more people are dying. On Friday, 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks was shot twice in the back by Atlanta police at…

Automated fact-checking won’t stop the social media infodemic

[ad_1] The coronavirus pandemic, protests over police killings and systemic racism, and a contentious election have created the perfect storm for on social media.  But don’t expect AI to save us. Twitter’s recent decision to red-flag President Donald Trump’s false claims about mail-in ballots has reinvigorated the debate on whether social media platforms should fact-check…

Controversial startup to continue supplying police with facial-recognition tech

[ad_1] Image: Alexander Zemlianichenko / AP / Shutterstock Michael Kan for PCMag 2020-06-11 23:41:31 UTC Follow @https://twitter.com/PCMag PCMag.com is a leading authority on technology, delivering Labs-based, independent reviews of the latest products and services. Our expert industry analysis and practical solutions help you make better buying decisions and get more from technology. Not every tech…

Why the social network of systemic racism is ripe for change

[ad_1] It took two weeks of explosive, transformative national upheaval on race and policing before the head of America’s hyperlocal social network finally took a stand. “Let me say it unequivocally,” Nextdoor CEO Sarah Friar said in a statement sent to millions of members in 200,000 U.S. neighborhoods Thursday. “Racism has no place on Nextdoor.” …

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…

Biden campaign releases a flurry of digital DIY projects and virtual banners (yes, there are Zoom backgrounds) – TechCrunch

[ad_1] 2020 is a nightmare year by most metrics, and it’s also a worst-case scenario emerging out of a best-case scenario for Joe Biden . After trailing in early primary states, Biden came crashing back on a stunning wave of Super Tuesday support. Now the presumptive Democratic nominee in the midst of a global health…