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Re: Twitter thread
« Reply #180 on: October 28, 2019, 01:40:08 pm »
so in all the news and craziness of late
I wanted to share my #1 favorite tweet from our POTUS that was sent out this weekend
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Re: Twitter thread
« Reply #181 on: October 28, 2019, 02:45:25 pm »
^ who else read this in colbert's imitation-of-trump voice?

"daht daaaht... daht daaaaht..."
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Re: Twitter thread
« Reply #182 on: October 30, 2019, 04:31:50 pm »
Pretty big news IMO

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We’ve made the decision to stop all political advertising on Twitter globally. We believe political message reach should be earned, not bought. Why? A few reasons…
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A political message earns reach when people decide to follow an account or retweet. Paying for reach removes that decision, forcing highly optimized and targeted political messages on people. We believe this decision should not be compromised by money.
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While internet advertising is incredibly powerful and very effective for commercial advertisers, that power brings significant risks to politics, where it can be used to influence votes to affect the lives of millions.
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Internet political ads present entirely new challenges to civic discourse: machine learning-based optimization of messaging and micro-targeting, unchecked misleading information, and deep fakes. All at increasing velocity, sophistication, and overwhelming scale.
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These challenges will affect ALL internet communication, not just political ads. Best to focus our efforts on the root problems, without the additional burden and complexity taking money brings. Trying to fix both means fixing neither well, and harms our credibility.
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For instance, it‘s not credible for us to say: “We’re working hard to stop people from gaming our systems to spread misleading info, buuut if someone pays us to target and force people to see their political ad…well...they can say whatever they want! 😉
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We considered stopping only candidate ads, but issue ads present a way to circumvent. Additionally, it isn’t fair for everyone but candidates to buy ads for issues they want to push. So we're stopping these too.
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We’re well aware we‘re a small part of a much larger political advertising ecosystem. Some might argue our actions today could favor incumbents. But we have witnessed many social movements reach massive scale without any political advertising. I trust this will only grow.
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In addition, we need more forward-looking political ad regulation (very difficult to do). Ad transparency requirements are progress, but not enough. The internet provides entirely new capabilities, and regulators need to think past the present day to ensure a level playing field.
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We’ll share the final policy by 11/15, including a few exceptions (ads in support of voter registration will still be allowed, for instance). We’ll start enforcing our new policy on 11/22 to provide current advertisers a notice period before this change goes into effect.
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A final note. This isn’t about free expression. This is about paying for reach. And paying to increase the reach of political speech has significant ramifications that today’s democratic infrastructure may not be prepared to handle. It’s worth stepping back in order to address.
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Re: Twitter thread
« Reply #183 on: October 30, 2019, 04:43:52 pm »
Heyo!

Re: Twitter thread
« Reply #184 on: November 08, 2019, 04:18:09 pm »
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My Twitter Law degree tells me that “absolute immunity” is the third-greatest amount of immunity, behind only “unlimited immunity” and “I’m Britney, bitch.”
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Re: Twitter thread
« Reply #185 on: November 09, 2019, 07:56:46 pm »
https://twitter.com/mr_dave_haslam/status/1192343693581324288?s=21

Johnny Marr silences gossip first appearing on a Morrissey forum that the Smiths might do gigs and "a Morrissey-Marr reunion is closer than ever to becoming a reality" with just four words on Twitter... "Nigel Farage on guitar".
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Re: Twitter thread
« Reply #186 on: December 10, 2019, 11:26:32 am »
Aviation Gin gets the same actress from the infamous peloton commercial... well played
https://twitter.com/VancityReynolds/status/1203118775815622664
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Re: Twitter thread
« Reply #187 on: January 10, 2020, 10:32:08 am »
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JUST IN: Trump signs an Executive Order that officially changes the name of the San Andreas Fault to Barack Obama’s Fault.
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Re: Twitter thread
« Reply #188 on: January 10, 2020, 02:13:11 pm »
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JUST IN: Trump signs an Executive Order that officially changes the name of the San Andreas Fault to Barack Obama’s Fault.


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Re: Twitter thread
« Reply #189 on: January 10, 2020, 02:59:41 pm »
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Re: Twitter thread
« Reply #190 on: January 29, 2020, 11:16:17 pm »
Tim Miller @Timodc
As a gay man I’m not 100% familiar with the human female anatomy but I’m pretty certain they don’t have hooves.

Michael Pope @MichaelLeePope
 House of Delegates approves bill defining milk as "the lacteal secretion of a healthy hooved mammal." Vote is 66 to 32  http://bit.ly/2RUFVw4




the cow lobby is super pissed that nuts and other veggies can call their liquid beverage ...Milk.
Kinda like the Champagne argument (which I condone, in that situation)

@MLP is a reporter for Virginia Public Radio (didn't even know that existed with the bright glow of WAMU)
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Re: Twitter thread
« Reply #191 on: February 01, 2020, 09:29:34 pm »
Abigail Disney . . . damnnnnnn!

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Re: Twitter thread
« Reply #192 on: February 25, 2020, 01:53:40 pm »
i love that #NepotismBarbie is trending.  what IS she doing in india?

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Re: Twitter thread
« Reply #193 on: February 25, 2020, 04:01:55 pm »
i love that #NepotismBarbie is trending.  what IS she doing in india?

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To anyone wondering why DJT is in India:

The Trump Organization has five active projects in India that are in various stages of development.

The value of the five projects is $1.5 billion.

That's why DJT is in India.
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Re: Twitter thread
« Reply #194 on: February 25, 2020, 08:57:33 pm »
Mildly harrowing thread from earlier tonight when Tom Tomorrow severely burned his arm while cooking
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