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Targeted interventions at different stages of discovery, consumption, & sharing may have a positive influence on public safety, health, & desired outcomes from platform integrity policies – but companies should be transparent about why & when they use them, & share data on impact https://twitter.com/PENamerica/status/1271146181687640064
RT @cwardell: I reunited with @denicewross for this @BostonGlobe piece (https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/06/12/opinion/police-data-belongs-people/) arguing that Mayors and other leaders at t…
RT @denicewross: .@cwardell and I make the case for a radical transparency in policing. It's past time. #opendata @InnovFellows
RT @IssueOneReform: Read the letter we sent here: https://www.issueone.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/2020-06-10-Coalition-Urges-Open-and-Transparent-Senate-Proceedings.pdf
RT @DDOTDC: Heads up! The new default speed limit on DC’s local roads is 20 MPH. These signs are coming soon to a street near you. #VisionZ…
In 2020, political parties can draft platforms: 1) In public, using video chat & collaborative documents, & post for public comment, co-creating proposed policies responsive to changing circumstances 2) In secret, by the president's son-in-law: https://www.axios.com/republican-platform-jared-kushner-56cb19ee-d6c7-409e-93e5-088eebd82825.html Or this: https://twitter.com/digiphile/status/1271162183007768577
"We have to work together to confront bigotry and prejudice wherever they appear. But we'll make no progress and heal no wounds by falsely labeling tens of millions of decent Americans as racist."
The District of Columbia has a local holiday on April 16 for Emancipation Day: https://emancipation.dc.gov/page/history-emancipation-day …but there is no federal version. Congress should make #Juneteenth into a national Holiday: https://www.congress.gov/search?q=%7B%22source%22:%22legislation%22,%22search%22:%22Juneteenth%20Independence%20Day%22%7 D&searchResultViewType=expanded&KWICView=false ↙️ https://twitter.com/nhannahjones/status/1271162543856406528
The @CivilRights account has never tweeted during the Trump administration. It doesn’t come up in @Twitter search unless you add an @. As with the quiet removal of .gov websites or data, the absence of speech sends its own message about @TheJusticeDept priorities.
RT @mjs_DC: This is not strictly a Republican vs. Democrat dispute. It’s a dispute between a reasonable Republican who’s trying to do his j…
“Our most urgent task as a Party is to restore the American people's faith in their government by electing a president who will enforce duly enacted laws, honor constitutional limits on executive authority, and return credibility to the Oval Office.”-@GOP, 2020
2020 @GOP platform: “Safeguarding our liberties requires a president who will respect the Constitution's separation of powers, including the authority of Congress to write legislation and define agency authorities.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impeachment_of_Donald_Trump
“Whatever their disagreements, presidents of both parties had always prioritized America's national interests, the trust of friendly governments, and the security of Israel. That sound consensus was replaced with impotent grandstanding on the part of the current President”
“The survival of the internet as we know it is burn at risk. Its gravest peril originates in the White House, the current occupant of which has launched a campaign, both at home internationally, to subjugate it to agents of government.” https://e-pluribusunum.org/2020/05/28/trumps-executive-order-on-social-media-is-a-transparent-attempt-to-stop-his-viral-disinformation-from-being-checked/
“The next president must restore the public's trust in law enforcement and civil order by first adhering to the rule of law himself.”
“The current Administration has exceeded its constitutional authority, brazenly and flagrantly violated the separation of powers, sought to divide America into groups and turn citizen against citizen.”-2020 @GOP platform
The executive committee of the @GOP voted not to adopt a new platform for 2020, carrying over the 66 page document from 2016: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/11/us/politics/republican-platform.html As a result, the 2020 Republican platform now contains statements that are biting assessments of the illiberalism of this @POTUS.
RT @CampaignLegal: Section 5 of the #VotingRightsAct helped ensure elections were conducted equitably, but #SCOTUS gutted it. With our elec…
RT @KarenKornbluh: Hugely important resource from colleagues @SecureDemocracy
RT @DrTomFrieden: Demand your state and community report data on these indicators weekly: ➡️ Number of unlinked infections ➡️ Percentage o…
Seriously failed presidential candidate, Senator Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren, just introduced an Amendment on the renaming of many of our legendary Military Bases from which we trained to WIN two World Wars. Hopefully our great Republican Senators won’t fall for this!
 
You keep talking about winning World Wars, & leaving out the Civil War, which the US military won at great cost, defeating a treasonous insurrection by the Confederacy. Why do you want to keep our military bases named after traitorous losers? Don't you famously prefer "winners?"
 
https://twitter.com/pauldeaton52/status/1270457979452616705?s=21 https://twitter.com/pauldeaton52/status/1270457979452616705
For over a decade, there has been bipartisan agreement that government spending should be transparent & disclosed on @usaspending. Congress should Looking at you, @senrobportman @MarkWarner: don’t leave it up to @stevenmnuchin1 to decide if Americans see how our money was spent. https://twitter.com/washingtonpost/status/1271124545341194242
President Trump promised to veto the NDAA if it has language that would rename US military bases named after Confederate generals: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-faces-showdown-with-congress-over-confederate-names-on-military-bases/2020/06/11/981d2178-abeb-11ea-94d2-d7bc43b26bf9_story.html I hope he does, putting the lie to his support for soldiers in our *Union*, & the US Congress overrides him.
RT @pressfreedom: International groups call on @POTUS to speak up for #pressfreedom CC @VP @PressSec @USAmbUN @ADHRB @ARIJNetwork @artic…
RT @MurielBowser: RT if you’ll wear a mask today
This is new: @Twitter aggregated accounts that I follow that tweeted the same link. One step closer to showing me what links or media are being the shared the most by accounts I follow, which would be an interesting, useful feature.
“@VP @Mike_Pence’s Chief of Staff @marcshort45 appears to have violated criminal conflict of interest law by holding stock in companies that are directly affected by the government’s pandemic response and participating in meetings with those companies” https://twitter.com/waltshaub/status/1271121404050710535
RT @JYSexton: All right. Let's talk about how the Confederacy survived the Civil War, was absorbed into our culture, laws, and politics, a…
RT @DefenseBaron: The Army's senior-most enlisted man, SgtMaj Grinston, reveals "Racial identity is something I've struggled with my entire…
“@SenatorRisch‘s decision to undermine the transparency of the @SenateForeign proceedings by refusing reasonable press & minority requests to relocate to a room where a video livestream was possible is an error of judgment that no committee should repeat.”
“committee proceedings should be broadcast online as live video except when they discuss secret matters, & this is even more important during the COVID-19 pandemic where it is impossible for all interested members of the public & press to attend in person” https://www.rollcall.com/2020/06/10/outside-groups-press-risch-to-livestream-foreign-relations-proceedings/
The Federal Reserve is wrong so often. I see the numbers also, and do MUCH better than they do. We will have a very good Third Quarter, a great Fourth Quarter, and one of our best ever years in 2021. We will also soon have a Vaccine & Therapeutics/Cure. That’s my opinion. WATCH!
 
What does Dr. Fauci say? He told @JAMA_current that he’s hopeful about a vaccine in the first half of 2021: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2767208 Is that what you mean by “soon?” You need to provide verifiable evidence of progress towards a “cure,” or stop conning Americans with false hope.
Our great National Guard Troops who took care of the area around the White House could hardly believe how easy it was. “A walk in the park”, one said. The protesters, agitators, anarchists (ANTIFA), and others, were handled VERY easily by the Guard, D.C. Police, & S.S. GREAT JOB!
 
Our great BOATERS protecting the Potomac.
 
You should reconsider abbreviating the @SecretService “S.S.” The @nytimes reports the @NationalGuard cracked down on mostly peaceful protestors to head off you deploying active duty military against Americans: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/10/us/politics/national-guard-protests.html
 
Crazy right!?! I mean, it's almost as if those people (or was it "thugs" that you called them?) weren't there to destroy, but to protest. ... and maybe to pray at a church?
 
maybe a good time to spell out "secret service". just sayin
RT @WestWingReport: Two million confirmed #coronavirus cases: the U.S. passed that threshold overnight. Death toll now 112K+; Case fatality…
RT @BhadeliaMD: We cannot have it both ways: open society in the middle of a pandemic and refuse to do the hard work at the public health a…
RT @BethCameron_DC: @T_Inglesby nails it. Now is the time to double down, not power down. Over 20K cases per day now...and the ramification…
RT @JudyWoodruff: "What I have always argued for is we needed to bring the virus levels down, we need to build in a testing infrastructure,…
RT @FrankPasquale: Snap “is embracing two influential ideas as to how social platforms can moderate without playing censor: the concept of…
RT @sekreps: "The result of COVID-19 misinformation is not that majorities of Americans naively believe wildly false claims. It is that man…
RT @digiphile: "if you're in a situation where you're in contact with no one, then you don't have to be walking around with a mask"-Dr Fauc…
RT @digiphile: It's is beyond unfortunate that wearing masks has been politicized, given the public health benefits that #Masks4All provide…
RT @digiphile: War metaphors for pandemics are flawed, but if the POTUS had asked Americans on 3/11 to distance, make PPE, develop a vaccin…
RT @digiphile: @lowerhaightagt @wildwillow65 @CDCgov Anti-mask sentiment, protests, & then flouting of bans were present a century ago, too…
Dear @BritHume, Don't wear masks to be "nice." Wear masks because the science shows they're critical to preventing a second wave of #COVID19 deaths. https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rspa.2020.0376 I protect you, you protect me. #Masks4All save lives: http://Masks4All.co https://twitter.com/digiphile/status/1266442748758032384
RT @kevinBankston: This article is even more horrifying than expected. The only thing worse than the National Guard attacking peaceful prot…
RT @RachelBLevinson: Fantastic sessions by @PENamerica for reporters covering the protests: how to protect legal rights, physical safety, d…
RT @danielschuman: Here’s @demandprogress and @RSI statement on @SpeakerPelosi request to remove 11 confederate statues from the US Capitol…
“This is not about erasing history, it is about honoring those who deserve to be honored rather than those who committed treason against the United States.” - @elilehrerdc on Confederate statues in the @USCapitol https://demandprogress.org/demand-progress-applauds-speaker-pelosis-call-removal-confederate-statues-capitol/ Same goes for every US government facility.
And to be clear: @MayoClinic policy requires visitors wear masks, for good reason! There was a failure of leadership at the clinic, too: doctors there should have calmly but firmly denied @VP entry unless he put one on. https://twitter.com/ddiamond/status/1255145232804405248?s=21 https://twitter.com/ddiamond/status/1255145232804405248
 
After someone tweeted a photo of dozens of Trump campaign staffers indoors without masks from the @VP's personal account, someone realized that was suboptimal modeling during a pandemic, & deleted it https://twitter.com/steve_vladeck/status/1270888440536748033 Tone from the top matters, from ethics to public health
 
 
 
 
 
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