So enforcing vaccine mandates is a violation of bodily freedom, but forcing pregnant people to carry to term isn’t?— Robert Reich (@RBReich) Dec 10, 2021
How Fox News would've covered Jesus A thread. https://t.co/TCszCuz5fX— Michael Harriot (@michaelharriot) Dec 8, 2021
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Revealing Zello's role in last week's riot, making a case for deplatforming, and exploring the idea of responsible social media.
Evidence shows that insurrectionists used the walkie-talkie app Zello to help organize the riot at the capitol. On this week’s On the Media, a look at how the platform has resisted oversight, despite warnings that it was enabling right-wing extremism. Plus, how to sniff out the real corporate boycotts from the PR facades. And, how to build social media that doesn't exploit users for profit.
1. OTM reporter Micah Loewinger [@MicahLoewinger] on Zello's role in last week's insurrection, and what the app is finally doing about its militia members. Listen.
2. Casey Newton [@CaseyNewton], writer for Platformer, on why this wave of social media scrubbing might not be such a bad thing. Listen.
3. Siva Vaidhyanathan [@sivavaid], professor of media studies at the University of Virginia, and Americus Reed II [@amreed2], professor of marketing at the Wharton School of Business, on the true costs of corporate boycotts. Listen.
4. Eli Pariser [@elipariser], co-director of Civic Signals, on how to build digital spaces that do not monetize our social activity or spy on us for profit. Listen.
Music from the show:
Fallen Leaves — Marcos Ciscar
The Hammer of Loss — John Zorn — A Vision in Blakelight
Hard Times — Nashville Sessions — Songs of the Civil War
What’s that Sound? — Michael Andrews
In the Bath — Randy Newman
Boy Moves the Sun — Michael Andrews
Ain’t Misbehavin’ — Hank Jones
Why have Republican leaders abandoned their principles in support of an immoral and dangerous president?
must watch https://t.co/DgOsjIG9sg
— Anne Applebaum (@anneapplebaum) November 6, 2020
Another big scandal — and huge conflict of interest — has surfaced from the tax returns obtained by the New York Times.
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Ms. Trump’s use of personal email has been expected to be among the topics Democrats will address when they take control of the House next year.
👓 Abortion is Immoral, Except When It Comes to My Mistresses | McSweeny’s
TIM: Life begins at conception. Pregnancy is a gift from God, which is why I’m cosponsoring this anti-abortion legislation after asking my lover to have an abortion. I’m 65 and she’s 32, but you probably figured that out already.