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Social Media Are Ruining Political Discourse

Social Media Are Ruining Political DiscourseYouTube is designed to catch you and not let go. Sometimes I access the site just to watch one thing, but then one of the related videos catches my eye. I watch that one, then another and another, and soon a five-minute visit has stretched far longer. If it’s half an hour of movie trailers, then I’m just indulging in a guilty pleasure. But what if I followed a link to “Q—The Plan to Save the World” and wound up staying for one outlandish conspiracy video after another? YouTube’s associative linking is designed to keep me clicking and watching. It has turned into a mechanism for political indoctrination, suggesting through sheer repetition that an international cabal is threatening to take over the world.These false conspiracy theories can delude the public. But social media’s negative impact on the political process isn’t just a matter of their…


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Y Combinator promotes Geoff Ralston to president, while Sam Altman shifts to advisor role

Y Combinator promotes Geoff Ralston to president, while Sam Altman shifts to advisor roleTwo months ago, when Sam Altman surprised the industry by stepping away from his post as the president of Y Combinator to become the CEO of OpenAI, an artificial intelligence-focused company, TechCrunch was told there was no plans to replace Altman. Apparently, there were no immediate plans. This morning, the popular accelerator program and investment firm is announcing that it has promoted longtime partner Geoff Ralston to president. It’s an unsurprising choice for YC, an organization that employs roughly 60 people, many of who have been affiliated with it in one way or another for years. When its founders, Paul Graham and Jessica Livingston, first looked for someone to lead the rocket ship they had built, they quickly identified Altman, who was part of the first class of Y Combinator and who later helped them advise YC…


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Instagram and Facebook Ban Far-Right Extremists

Instagram and Facebook Ban Far-Right ExtremistsIn an effort to contain misinformation and extremism that has increasingly spread across the platform, Instagram has banned several prominent right-wing extremists.Specifically, Instagram and its parent company, Facebook, have banned Alex Jones, Infowars, Milo Yiannopoulos, Paul Joseph Watson, Laura Loomer, Paul Nehlen, and Louis Farrakhan under their policies against dangerous individuals and organizations.Infowars is subject to the strictest ban. Any account that shares Infowars content will see the content removed; if an account violates terms on multiple occasions it will be banned. Facebook and Instagram will remove any content containing Infowars videos, radio segments, or articles, and Facebook will remove any Groups set up to share Infowars content and Events promoting any of the banned extremist figures, according to a company spokesperson. (Twitter, YouTube, and Apple have also banned Alex Jones and Infowars.)[Read: Jack Dorsey’s dangerous defense of Alex Jones]Jones, Yiannopoulos, Watson, Loomer, Nehlen, and…


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Police identify officers, bystander and suspect involved in Appleton shooting

Police identify officers, bystander and suspect involved in Appleton shootingSgt. Christopher Biese and Officer Paul Christensen have been identified as the two police officers involved in the incident.        Source: WisconsinRapidsDailyTribune.com News At Other State Sites: Click on Headline Above to Read Story. ….. Read More.WISCONSIN REPORT – People, Places, Politics Since 2002Fri, May 17, 20193 days ago


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Longhaulpaul Raises $18,500 for MS Charity on Yamaha Star Venture

Longhaulpaul Raises $18,500 for MS Charity on Yamaha Star VentureLonghaulpaul (Paul Pelland) ran his 2018 Yamaha Star Venture on a dyno for 24 hours to raise funds for an MS charity and set his third world record.Paul Pelland, also known as Longhaulpaul, set his third world record by riding a 2018 Yamaha Star Venture for 24 straight hours on a dynamometer, while raising $18,500 for the multiple sclerosis charity MS Views and News, Inc. Longhaulpaul’s “Nonstop to Nowhere” event was broadcast live on Facebook in a telethon-style fundraiser as Pelland rode his Yamaha Star Venture at freeway speeds on a dynamometer for 24 straight hours with no rest breaks or stops, traveling an estimated 1,674 miles. The event offered a variety of entertainment including Pelland playing guitar, eating bugs and raffling off $3,600 worth of prizes, all while seated on the Star Venture. Thousands of viewers from around the world…


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Radio Dream Teams, “The Night Shift,” And Scritti Politti: Craig Allen and Anne Gress ...

Radio Dream Teams, “The Night Shift,” And Scritti Politti: Craig Allen and Anne Gress …   There are no two people more enthusiastic about radio than those at the helm of “The Night Shift with Craig Allen,” the new Classic Hits evening show from Compass Media that launched in early April. Allen is the guy who used the public affairs show as a wedge into his hometown radio station, where the PD told him to stop being so enthusiastic and making the rest of the staff look bad. Gress was the programmer who always had thoughts on whatever was in “Ross On Radio” each week, even as her WOGL Philadelphia became the station that ushered in this decade’s resurgence of Classic Hits. Gress, Allen, Townsquare president of local programming Kurt Johnson (whose 17 Classic Hits stations are among those carrying the show from 7 p.m.-Midnight on weekdays), and voice-of-“The Night…


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