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Social media companies investigated after mass shooting

Social media companies investigated after mass shooting

New York will investigate social media companies related to Buffalo mass shooting. The suspect was previously involuntarily hospitalized by the state police for a psychiatric evaluation; they found nothing. But social media companies should be able to evaluate you from your online postings? Hmmmm.

Russia: Its reputation is destroyed for years or decades to come

Russia: Its reputation is destroyed for years or decades to come

A Russian athlete appears at a sports competition wearing the “Z” symbol and flaunts it in front of a Ukrainian athlete. While many of us want to believe Russia’s cruel invasion of Ukraine is due to Putin alone, this behavior implies the Russian people themselves are awful. Behaviors like this have long term repercussions. It will be years – decades – if ever – for Russia to restore the rest of the world’s perspective to where it had been just weeks ago.

RT America shuts down

RT America shuts down

RT America is shutting down. RT was a Russian government funded television propaganda operation. I feel uncomfortable that I had occasionally watched their programming years ago. I have also unfollowed all Russia-based social media content creators – how can I know they were not part of an elaborate propaganda campaign to encourage us to view the violent Putin regime in a positive light?

Oh: School district compiled dossiers on parents and their children if they complained about district policies

Oh: School district compiled dossiers on parents and their children if they complained about district policies

An Arizona school district is accused of maintaining extensive dossiers on 47 parents – and their children – for having merely spoken out against district policies. The data was kept in a private but shared Google Drive folder and is said to have included names, photos, personal information, vehicle license plates, photos of children, screen captures of social media posts, and copies of legal documents such as mortgage and divorce papers.

Wow: FBI demands list of who read a USA Today news article

Wow: FBI demands list of who read a USA Today news article

WASHINGTON — USA TODAY is fighting a subpoena from the FBI demanding records that would identify readers of a February story about a southern Florida shooting that killed two agents and wounded three others. Source: USA TODAY fights FBI subpoena demanding records that would identify readers of Florida shooting story

“Liking” the wrong post could get you fired

“Liking” the wrong post could get you fired

Clicking “Like” on a social media post that contains controversial commentary may get you fired from your job. This has happened in the past and may happen to some police officers who liked a controversial post from a former police officer that participated in the insurrection and attack on the U.S. Capitol.