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Roger McNamee Discusses His Wired Article – “Platforms Must Pay for Their Role in the Insurrection”

In his article “Platforms Must Pay for Their Role in the Insurrection,” [Wired 7 Jan 2021] Roger McNamee has asserted that Facebook, Twitter, and other social media services intentionally promote incendiary content. He states, “the algorithmic amplification of extreme content is a business choice made in pursuit of profit.” Content that incites people will be… Continue reading Roger McNamee Discusses His Wired Article – “Platforms Must Pay for Their Role in the Insurrection”

National Response to the Biden Federal Mask Mandate

On 16 Jan 2021, the plan for Joe Biden’s first 100 days was announced. The headline from NPR read “Biden To Quickly Sign Orders Mandating Masks, Reversing Trump Travel Ban And More.” The part about “orders mandating masks” caught my attention. That story was tweeted on 17 Jan at 11:00 AM CT. Here's what President-elect… Continue reading National Response to the Biden Federal Mask Mandate

This Won’t End Well: Big Tech Firms Censoring and Targeting Conservatives

Simple Predictions About five days ago, I wrote an article stating that kicking conservative individuals and groups off of social media would result in militant extremists moving to encrypted channels of communication on the dark web to launch attacks against the nation. Now, five days later, militant extremists have moved to encrypted channels of communication… Continue reading This Won’t End Well: Big Tech Firms Censoring and Targeting Conservatives

DOCUMENTARY: “The legacy of the Flint water crisis” (60 Minutes)

Video About the Video Six years ago, lead seeped into the tap water in Flint, Michigan, while state and local officials said everything was fine. Now, the same doctor who proved something was wrong is taking the first comprehensive look at the thousands of kids exposed to lead in Flint. Sharyn Alfonsi reports. About 60… Continue reading DOCUMENTARY: “The legacy of the Flint water crisis” (60 Minutes)

Are social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook limiting free speech and the First Amendment?

Multiple Viewpoints It’s natural to seek out news and opinions that support our own views, and avoid whatever challenges us to think deeper about issues. This article will likely reinforce and also challenge your views. Please consider reading the various perspectives presented here, and then provide comments and feedback with any suggestions of how to… Continue reading Are social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook limiting free speech and the First Amendment?

The United States Insurrection of 6 Jan 2021

On 6 Jan 2021, an armed militant extremist group raided the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. in an attempt to take forcible control of the U.S. Government. The group broke through Capitol Security teams and setup positions in the Capitol building. The Vice President, legislators, and capitol staff were rushed to multiple undisclosed locations as… Continue reading The United States Insurrection of 6 Jan 2021

India on 21-day lockdown as 1.3 billion people are asked to stay home

India has become the latest and largest country to introduce a nationwide lockdown in the fight against the coronavirus. Its population of 1.3 billion has been told to stay at home. The country has so far seen about 560 confirmed cases and 11 deaths and there are fears that infections could spread quickly in the… Continue reading India on 21-day lockdown as 1.3 billion people are asked to stay home

COVID-19 Resources: Greg Johnson Interview with Holly Hart of KICI Radio 105.3 FM in Iowa City

On 18 March 2020, Greg Johnson discussed the COVID-19 Strategic Response Portal with Holly Hart of KICI Radio 105.3 FM in Iowa City. The interview audio is available below. Press the Play button (triangle) to listen. [Date: 18 Mar 2020. Posted: 25 Mar 2020]

“Dark Money” PBS Documentary Explores Impact of Big Money on Democracy (Video)

Dark Money examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. For a limited time you can watch the documentary on the PBS website. It’s also available on YouTube for rent or purchase. The film has a 94% positive rating on Rotten… Continue reading “Dark Money” PBS Documentary Explores Impact of Big Money on Democracy (Video)