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Extremists exploit a loophole in social moderation: Podcasts

Podcasting ‘plays a particularly outsized role’ in propagating white supremacy, a 2018 report from the Anti-Defamation League says Major social platforms have been cracking down on the spread of misinformation and conspiracy theories in the leadup to the presidential election, and expanded their efforts in the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. But Apple and Google, among others, have left open a major loophole for this material: Podcasts. Podcasts […]

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Texas realtor who traveled to DC on private jet arrested in Capitol riot

Jenna Ryan, the real estate agent, documented a large part of her participation in the Capitol chaos on social media A Texas real estate agent who flew in a private jet to Washington, D.C. in support of President Donald Trump has been arraigned for her participation at the infamous riot at the U.S. Capitol last week. Jenna Ryan, the real estate agent, was charged for disorderly conduct and knowingly entering […]

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White Army vet charged in shooting Black girl at Trump rally

Michael McKinney, who left the Iowa National Guard in 2017 after a five-year military career, faces 25 years in prison if convicted A white military veteran shot and wounded a 15-year-old girl when he fired his gun into a car carrying four Black teenagers during a tense confrontation at a rally in support of President Donald Trump near the Iowa Capitol last month. Michael McKinney, 25, is charged with attempted […]

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Dozens of Chicago cops resting in Rep. Bobby Rush’s burgled office face suspensions

Seventeen officers and supervisors were suspended for up to 20 days after being spotted resting amid looting, a police union challenging the penalties says Chicago Police suspended several officers captured on video during last summer’s widespread unrest who were lounging — and apparently even sleeping — inside a burglarized congressional campaign office as people citywide vandalized and stole from businesses, a police union official said Thursday. Fraternal Order of Police […]

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New York City bus driver who veered off bridge, refused test is suspended

Seven passengers suffered minor injuries after one part of the articulated bus fell 50 feet onto a highway ramp The driver of a New York City bus that plunged off a bridge has been suspended after refusing to submit to a drug and alcohol test, a regional transit agency said Saturday. The 55-year-old driver has been “withheld from service without pay” following the dramatic crash, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said […]

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