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Dr. Scott Atlas Resigns From Trump White House

Dr. Scott Atlas Resigns From Trump White House

Photo: Alex Wong / Staff (Getty Images) After a three month stint on the White House’s coronavirus task force during which he advocated for “herd immunity,” lambasted mask-wearing and generally acted like a contrarian, ant-science douche, Dr. Scott Atlas tendered his resignation on Monday night. Advertisement In a letter addressed to President Donald Trump, Atlas …

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Twitter Will Now Warn You Before You Like a Tweet Containing Misleading Information

Twitter Will Now Warn You Before You Like a Tweet Containing Misleading Information

Photo: Leon Neal / Staff (Getty Images) Expanding upon an existing feature that warns users who attempt to retweet content that has already been flagged as “misleading information,” Twitter will now issue the same warning when users attempt to like content that has been similarly designated. Advertisement In the lead-up to the 2020 presidential election, …

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It Doesn’t Matter If Trump Never Concedes, Twitter Is Giving @POTUS to Biden

It Doesn’t Matter If Trump Never Concedes, Twitter Is Giving @POTUS to Biden

The official presidential Twitter account.Screenshot: Twitter Outgoing President Donald Trump is set to receive a rude awakening on Jan. 20, 2021 on his favorite social media platform: Twitter. That day, Trump will no longer see a picture of himself on the popular @POTUS account—the official presidential Twitter account, although Trump prefers to use his own …

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The Coronavirus Has Once Again Contracted Trump

The Coronavirus Has Once Again Contracted Trump

The president’s eldest son Donald Trump Jr., pictured here speaking at a Republican convention in D.C. last summer, reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus this week.Photo: Olivier Douliery (Getty Images) The eldest Trump spawn, Donald Trump Jr., has reportedly contracted the coronavirus. Honestly, given the rate at which the virus has spread among the president’s staff …

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Great, We're at the '8kun's Admin Is an Election Security Expert' Stage of This Bullshit

Great, We’re at the ‘8kun’s Admin Is an Election Security Expert’ Stage of This Bullshit

Photo: Stephen Maturen (Getty Images) Since his loss in the Nov. 3 elections, Donald Trump has largely dipped out of public view and occupied his time in some gold-plated panic room, issuing a ridiculous series of tweets claiming victory in various states and ordering his cartoon parody of a campaign legal team to sally forth …

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Trump Admin Taps Ex-Aide Fired for Ties to Far Right for Commission That Preserves Holocaust Memorials

Trump Admin Taps Ex-Aide Fired for Ties to Far Right for Commission That Preserves Holocaust Memorials

Darren Beattie, right, on a recent episode of Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show.Screenshot: Fox News (Other) In 2018, the Trump administration fired a White House speechwriter after he was revealed to have spoken at an annual far-right conference in 2016 attended by white supremacists, pseudoscientific quacks, contrarian academics, and other racists. This week, the White …

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Trump Fires Cyber Chief Who Debunked Claims of Election Fraud

Trump Fires Cyber Chief Who Debunked Claims of Election Fraud

Christopher C. Krebs, director of the Homeland Security Department’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency speaks before the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 14, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo: Tasos Katopodis (Getty Images) President Trump has fired the nation’s top election security official, Christopher Krebs, head of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security …

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‘Unbiased’ Social Media Platform Parler Is Unsurprisingly Found to Be Backed by Conservative Megadonor

‘Unbiased’ Social Media Platform Parler Is Unsurprisingly Found to Be Backed by Conservative Megadonor

Parler, which describes itself as an “unbiased” social media platform, has experienced a surge of growth following the U.S. presidential election.Photo: Olivier Douliery / AFP (Getty Images) Parler, the social media network that describes itself as the “world’s premier free speech platform,” which is apparently another way to say a space for misinformation and conspiracy …

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Facebook Maybe Not Singlehandedly Undermining Democracy With Political Content, Says Facebook

Facebook Maybe Not Singlehandedly Undermining Democracy With Political Content, Says Facebook

Photo: Dan Kitwood / Staff (Getty Images) In a dispatch from Facebook’s newsroom released Tuesday night, corporate executives sought to downplay the role partisan discourse plays in shaping the platform, stressing that political content makes up only about 6% of users’ newsfeeds and that ranking pages by which posts receive the most engagement is not …

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GoFundMe Takes Down Campaign That Raised More Than $200,000 to Look for Imaginary Voter Fraud

GoFundMe Takes Down Campaign That Raised More Than $200,000 to Look for Imaginary Voter Fraud

Election workers count Fulton County ballots at the State Farm Arena on November 4, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia.Photo: Jessica McGowan (Getty Images) Tech companies of all shapes and sizes are apparently taking note of what happens when you let rampant misinformation, or conspiracy theories, flourish on your platform and don’t do anything about it. This …

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