The tech tribunal has spoken.
In a much-anticipated sequel to last year’s congressional testimony from Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter’s Jack Dorsey and Google’s Sundar Pichai, the giants appeared again before two House subcommittees on March 25.
From its line of questioning, it is clear that Congress wants new policy online. Democrats want the tech giants to acknowledge that they aided and abated the Capitol riot (only Dorsey did.) Republicans are crying foul over censorship for their conspiracy theories (Zuckerberg is happy to massage their egos knowing full well that Facebook actually routinely does the opposite by promoting the right-wing.)
Like most of us, I have spent a lot of time recently looking at the inside of my house.
My house is not the cleanest. More importantly to me though is that everything is where it needs to be. Beside the couch a lamp cradles a spray of dried flowers with an elegant frame. At my bedside there is a nice “manicured millennial mess” of pretty rocks, foreign coins, and a palo santo stick.
In a form of escapism from my own curation, I have wandered toward the television show Hoarders where everything is most definitely not in it’s place.
The proliferation of fake news and misinformation has been much studied and subsequently maligned. This infiltration into the Play-Doh-like minds of the American people is not new but recently revolutionized under Trump.
On my liberal bubble of an infinite scroll, we know all too well of this evil and instead have begun to employ an entirely different kind of weapon — real news.
Say anything on a liberal skewing social media platform of your choice and you can expect a response mostly coming from someone who fundamentally agrees with you. …
On April 4, 1994, Abigail Alling and Mark Van Thillo are running through the Santa Catalina Mountains, in Oracle, Arizona. At 5am in the morning, this is the only time to avoid the crowds that gather outside of Biosphere 2. If they are quick and undiscovered, they can save the inhabitants of the science experiment from suffocating on their own carbon dioxide omissions.
Paul Allen, the eccentric theater director and founder of Theater of All Possibilities, conceived of this science experiment as an elaborate performance piece fitting in line with some of his other high stakes ventures including a traveling…
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