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NPR quits Twitter after being falsely labeled as 'state-affiliated media'


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NPR's official Twitter feeds have gone silent. The news organization cites the social media platform's decision to question NPR's editorial independence through a series of inaccurate labels.

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Ryuichi Sakamoto, a godfather of electronic pop, has died


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The influential Japanese composer died March 28 from cancer. A wide-ranging musician, the Yellow Magic Orchestra co-founder was a synth-pop idol and the writer of sweeping movie scores.

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Here's the most thorough explanation yet for the train derailment in East Palestine


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A wheel bearing on the train's 23rd car overheated to a dangerous degree, a new NTSB report says. Soon after, dozens of cars — including 11 carrying toxic chemicals — derailed near the Ohio town.

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in reply to Neil E. Hodges Neil E. Hodges reshared this.

interesting story. However, I wish they would have addressed the issue of the rolled back safety regulations, esp for the non-experts. I know enough that Obama initiated a new safety requirement for this type of situation (trains w dangerous cargo) and trump rolled it back.

Was the rescinded regulation relevant to the current understanding of the bearing failure and subsequent train failure?




An activist group is spreading misinformation to stop solar projects in rural America


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An NPR/Floodlight investigation found that a longtime Republican insider is stoking solar opposition by spreading bad information about health and environmental risks. Her influence is growing.

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Class-action lawsuit against Facebook claiming discrimination gets the green light - Lawsuit alleges the social media giant allowed advertisers to discriminate on basis of age, gender, race


The Quebec Court of Appeal has approved a class-action lawsuit launched on behalf of Facebook users who claim they were discriminated against because the social media giant allowed advertisers to target job and housing ads based on factors like age, gender or race.

The class action could include thousands of Quebec residents who have used Facebook since April 2016 and who were looking for jobs or housing during that period.

Facebook has 60 days after the court's Dec. 22 ruling to decide whether to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada. If it does not appeal, the case returns to the Quebec Superior Court.

Audrey Boctor, a lawyer with the Montreal law firm IMK who launched the class action application in 2019, said the ruling "offers a way forward for claims that might otherwise never be brought."

"We are very pleased with the Quebec Court of Appeal judgment that recognizes that class actions are an appropriate vehicle for claims of widespread, surreptitious discrimination," Boctor said.

"Algorithmic discrimination that excludes people such as women and older workers from receiving employment advertisements is just a modern form of the same type of discrimination that is illegal under the Quebec Charter."


#Facebook #Quebec #law #humanrights #news #CBC #socialmedia #internet


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Thanks for the re-share. I think this is an important issue that is worth discussing. Facebook is accused of serious human rights violations in Quebec. My opinion is that the plaintiffs have a very good case here and FB is going to end up owing them a lot of money.
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Woohoo! This might be a banner year for "rich white guys get hoisted by their own petards" - Space Karen set his money on fire, Zuckerfucker gets sued. Now we just have to bring down the cis het rich white guy/corporate econo-social domination complex and we're all good 👍

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Twitter closes offices until Monday as employees quit in droves


Hundreds of Twitter employees are estimated to be leaving the beleaguered social media company following an ultimatum from new owner Elon Musk that staffers sign up for "long hours at high intensity," — or leave.


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"Florida warns about hurricane-damaged electric vehicles l GMA" https://youtu.be/X5NiWJcyrwI

"Electric vehicles are so great, they will be the future of all transportation and make the environment clean again!"

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The FDA is investigating a hepatitis A outbreak potentially linked to strawberries


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The FDA is investigating a hepatitis A outbreak potentially linked to strawberries sold at a number of retailers, including Trader Joe's, Kroger, Safeway, Aldi and Walmart.

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