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Facebook Employees Slam Zuckerberg Over Militia Groups And QAnon After Kenosha

Frustrated Facebook employees slammed CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday during a company-wide meeting, questioning his leadership and decision-making, following a week in which the platform promoted violent conspiracy theories and gave safe harbor to militia groups. The billionaire chief executive was speaking via webcast at the company’s weekly all-hands meeting, attempting to address questions about violence in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and the QAnon conspiracy that has proliferated across Facebook.

The meeting came one day after the Verge reported that a self-proclaimed militia group calling itself “Kenosha Guard” had used its Facebook page to issue a “call to arms” — violating Facebook's own policies — and remained online even though at least two people reported it before the shooting. It also followed weeks of employee unrest, in which the company’s rank and file has urged the CEO to combat the spread of QAnon-related content on its platform.

All of Facebook’s more than 50,000 employees can watch and comment on the stream during the meeting, or view a recording after its conclusion — and as Zuckerberg spoke, angry comments poured in.

“At what point do we take responsibility for enabling hate filled bile to spread across our services?” wrote one employee. “[A]nti semitism, conspiracy, and white supremacy reeks across our services.”


Peter Navarro melts down: Media should cover Trump like "Fox and Friends" does

Bizarro world.

Remember Melania's "I really don't care, do you?" jacket? Here's Melania's explanation, ...

Remember Melania’s “I really don’t care, do you?” jacket? Here’s Melania’s explanation, in her own words, to her close friend. http://vanityfair.com/news/2020/08/melania-did-not-care-in-blistering-new-book-stephanie-winston-wolkoff-the-first-lady-sounds-like-her-husband


What makes it all the more marked is that Melania has been so unknowable for so long, quiet and coiffed and largely out of view. This is the first real look at what’s under her hood, backed up with receipts. And what’s there, according to the book, is much more callous and uglier than it has appeared.

Take a conversation between Wolkoff and Melania about that infamous green jacket with “I really don’t care, do u?” scribbled across the back when the first lady toured a detention center holding children who had been separated from their parents at the U.S. border. Melania shrugged off the public firestorm around the sartorial choice—a common theme throughout the book. “I’m driving liberals crazy,” she told Wolkoff, according to the book. “You know what? They deserve it.” She added that people “connect stuff to my clothes” and that she wears what she wears “because I like it.” Fired up about the media, she continued:

“They all went crazy about the zero-tolerance policy at the border. But they don’t know what’s going on. The kids I met were brought in by coyotes, the bad people who are trafficking, and that’s why the kids were put in shelters. They’re not with their parents, and it’s sad. But the patrols told me the kids say, ‘Wow, I get a bed? I will have a cabinet for my clothes?’ It’s more than they have in their own country where they sleep on the floor. They are taking care nicely there.” She added, “Did Michelle Obama go to the border? She never did. Show me the pictures!”

In these passages she sounds far more like her husband than anyone has given her credit for. Other choices chronicled by Wolkoff carry a distinctive Trumpian flair. According to the book, Melania told Wolkoff that she would not move to D.C. until the shower and toilet in the White House residence had been replaced. She painted her office and closet bright pink, and she added a glam room to the residence in which she could have her hair and makeup done. She would pay no mind to wearing American designers, as Michelle Obama had. If Melania had her sights set on wearing Karl Lagerfeld, she wore Karl Lagerfeld. If she wanted to wear stilettos to visit a hurricane-ravaged town, she wore stilettos. If she wanted to be referred to on a Christmas card as “First Lady-Elect,” even though no other first-lady-to-be had used the term because, as Wolkoff reminded her, it is not an elected position, she did it anyway. “Melania,” she writes, “Did. Not. Care.” Melania doesn’t dish much on her marriage in the book because, as Wolkoff writes, “Any intimate question about her marriage was deflected by her seamlessly turning the chat back to what was going on with my husband, my kids, and my career, about which she was endlessly fascinated.” The same went for questions about her husband’s alleged affairs or payments made to women in the run-up to the election. She’d brush off his “grab ‘em by the pussy” tape or settlements to Stormy Daniels with, “It’s politics.” Over the years, according to the book, when Wolkoff would express her concern, Melania would matter-of-factly respond, “I know who I married.”

Absolutely bizarre scenes in the Oval Office (Alice Johnson pardon):


A 25 yr old patient in Nevada has a confirmed case of #COVID19 reinfection

A 25 yr old patient in Nevada has a confirmed case of #COVID19 reinfection (48 days apart between 1st and 2nd PCR).

This time, unlike the case in Hong Kong, the immune system did not protect this person from reinfection or disease. (1/n)


During the 1st infection in April, patient recovered after about a month in isolation, testing negative for viral RNA in 2 subsequent tests. Patient was well until end of May, became ill and tested positive 2nd time. This time needing hospitalization & oxygen support. (2/n)

Viral genome of 1st and 2nd isolates differed significantly, indicating that reinfection occurred. (3/n) Image

This case highlights the need for further examination of the range of outcomes from reinfection by #COVID19. As more and more reinfection cases will be reported, we should get a better sense of how well the immune system after natural infection protects against disease. (End)


The world needs this.. (free hugs)


For those of you with a daughter and a wife, please send me photos that resemble this one.

So, so weird.

President Trump isn't expected to speak for another five hours, but there's already a line of nicely

President Trump isn’t expected to speak for another five hours, but there’s already a line of nicely-dressed folks on 15th St. waiting to get into the White House to be part of the audience.


Jack Burkman and Jacob Wohl are targeting Detroit voters with a fake robocall (vote by mail)

My office has received a recording of a robocall targeting Detroit voters using racially-charged stereotypes and false information to deter voting by mail. It is an unconscionable, indefensible, blatant attempt to lie to citizens about their right to vote.

The full text of the robocall reads:

“This is [inaudible] 1699, a civil rights organization founded by Jack Burkman and Jacob Wool. Mail-in voting sounds great. But did you know that if you vote by mail, your personal information will be part of a public database that will be ..

... used by police departments to track down old warrants, and be used by credit card companies to collect outstanding debt? The CDC is even pushing to give preference for mail in voting to track people for mandatory vaccines. ... (cont.)

... Don’t be [inaudible] into giving your private information to the man. Stay safe, and beware of vote by mail.”

The robocall preys on voters’ fear and mistrust of the criminal justice system and twists it into a fabricated threat in order to discourage people from voting.

Attorney General @dananessel and I will use every tool at our disposal to dispel this & other false rhetoric & seek justice on behalf of every voter who was targeted & harmed by this vicious attempt at voter suppression. Please report similar false info to elections@michigan.gov


Biden is set to run a 2-minute ad on all the networks tonight during coverage of Trump's convention

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