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-> Midday show about what’s happening in politics and how to have a sense of humor about it. *
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Everyone is still eagerly awaiting the results of Senate elections in Arizona and Nevada as election workers continue to count the votes.
Where do things stand in Arizona: With 82 percent of the vote, the senator said. Mark Kelly (d) It increased by 6 points, according to the New York Times. Map showing where Arizona’s pending votes remain
Where do things stand in Nevada: With 90 percent of the votes counted, Republican Adam Laxalt It rose 0.98 points, according to The Times. Map Where the Hanging Voices Remained in Nevada
Again, if either party wins both Arizona and Nevada, they win control of the Senate. If one party gets each, Georgia will determine the majority.
Why some Arizona voices take time to count:
Arizona Republic Corina Vanek He writes that a “technological glitch affecting polling sites across Maricopa County on Tuesday caused some voters to have to put their ballot papers into a box to be transported to the county polling station, rather than tabulating on site.” Helpful questions and answers about what this means for your results
Delicious food from Ronov Georgia:
FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver pointed out: “It’s kind of crazy that Raphael Warnock has run 4 elections (runoff counts) for the same Senate seat in two years.”
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🤷♀️ whats going on on twitter
It’s been two weeks since Elon Musk took control of Twitter:
In the past two weeks, a billionaire businessman Elon Musk He bought Twitter, fired top executives, announced mass layoffs, and began implementing large-scale changes to the social media platform.
Interesting read – Inside the chaos on Twitter: The New York Times Kate CongerAnd the Mike Isaac and Ryan Mac And the Tiffany Hsu He interviewed thirty people to get an inside look at what happened on Twitter in the past few weeks. It is worth reading
OK, but what’s going on with the blue ticks?:
This is where this saga becomes amazing, albeit a little entertaining at times.
Twitter has launched a $7.99 per month option for users to check themselves. This led to a wave of accounts impersonating public figures and companies with a documented blue check to confuse the masses.
Think: Verified accounts impersonate LeBron James, Nintendo, New York Mayor Rudy GiulianiAnd the President Bidenetc. Fortune list of some notable scam accounts
*advertising voice for cue tv*.: For just $8, you can also impersonate your favorite public figure. (Narrator: Please don’t do that.)
^ Musk says, this is unacceptableMusk tweeted, “From now on, accounts that engage in parody should include ‘parody’ in their names, not just in a resume…To be more precise, accounts that do parody. Basically, deceiving people is not well “. Misk’s full tweets
Well, the blue check doesn’t mean much. How will people know if it’s an official account?: Twitter has added a second gray check mark to indicate a public figure or official account. But after hours of adding this feature, mask chirp It killed the new feature. More on the gray check from the Wall Street Journal
Keep in mind the musk timing: The plan was to roll out the new Twitter Blue feature to allow users to check themselves before the midterm elections. However, many have raised concerns about the launch of a DIY verification policy close to Election Day – and the potential for it to lead to misinformation and confusion. Then Twitter postponed the launch until the day after the election. More on the delay from the New York Times
Even the FTC said it was concerned:
A spokesperson for the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Hill said in a statementWe are following the latest developments on Twitter with deep concern. No CEO or company is above the law, and companies must follow our approval decisions. Our revised approval order gives us new tools to ensure compliance, and we are ready to use them.”
To add to the problem – the top cybersecurity chief at Twitter et al:
the edge Alex Heath Reports which – which”[Twitter’s] chief privacy officer Damian KeranChief Information Security Officer Leah KessnerHead of the Compliance Department Marian Fogarty They all quit.”
Few Examples of Doubtful Accounts:
Oh look, Jesus Christ on Twitter: CNN Donnie O’Sullivan Tweet a screenshot of Jesus Christ’s verified Twitter account. see for yourself
^ This made me laugh: historian Mark Betcavage replied“If they delete it, it will come back in three days.”
Lockheed Martin has been impersonated: LockheedMartini tweeted (note the misspelling), “We will begin halting sales to Saudi Arabia, Israel and the US until further investigation of the human rights record is conducted. #WeAreLM” Tweet screenshot – and tweets impersonating other brands with issues
Jason Schreyer from Bloomberg Tweet screenshot From a Nintendo impersonator account
Which brings us to today – as The Verge so eloquently put it, “Twitter Blue it”:
^ This title deserves a round of applause.
the edge James Vincent Reporting The new $7.99 Twitter Blue subscription service has disappeared from the iOS app, according to some users.
Why could this be the case: “It is not clear why users were unable to sign up for Twitter Blue. Twitter may intentionally pause access to the service while it deals with the chaos caused by its launch (countless users have purchased verification in order to impersonate brands and celebrities). Or maybe the system has inadvertently collapsed.”
hills Rebecca Clar Explains what we know About the disappearance of Twitter Blue subscriptions.
⏸ in other news
The Biden administration has stopped accepting student loan forgiveness requests:
“The Biden administration announced Friday that it will stop accepting applications for student loan forgiveness after a federal judge ruled against the program on Thursday.”
What happens to existing applications?: “Location [says] The administration will fight in court for the program and the administration will keep the applications of the millions of borrowers who have already applied for relief.” What we know
🦠 COVID-19 numbers
Cases so far: 97.8 million
Death toll: 1,070.947
Number of current hospitalizations: 21,691
Number of shots: 646 million
Full vaccination: 68.6% of Americans
Cool, this is an old Twitter thread, but thank you for bringing this to my attention:
Tweet embed Throwback to the Twitter thread From 2018 to a former Washington Post reporter’s experience buying crickets online.
The thread begins with Christopher Ingraham: “So a shipment of lizard crickets arrived via FedEx today. It was my first time ordering bulk crickets from the internet, and I naively assumed it would be like a bag or some other gadget to facilitate easy transportation to another container. They weren’t.” Read the full story
⏱watching his movements
The House and Senate are outside. President Biden It is located in Egypt and Cambodia. Cum Harris It is located in Washington, D.C
- 8 am: the first lady Jill Biden She hosted a Veterans Breakfast Day at the White House. Harris and a second man Doug Imhoff attended.
- 8:20 am: Biden arrived in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.
- 8:55 amBiden held a bilateral meeting with the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi.
- 11:20 AM: Biden left Egypt and headed to Cambodia for the next leg of his trip.
All times are oriental.
📺what do you want to watch
- 10:15 amBiden delivered a speech at the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Egypt. Live broadcast
- 11 am: Harris, First Lady Jill Biden And the second man Doug Imhoff He attended a Veterans Day celebration at Arlington National Cemetery. Live broadcast
🍨 In lighter news
today is National Ice Cream Day! Oh hell yeah. 👏
And to get the weekend off to the right start, This kid has some excellent dance moves.
^ Just to warn you, it’s the explicit version of the song.
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