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Daily Archives: October 19, 2020

Your guide to following the election on social media

Washington Post – From misinformation to fast-changing maps, here’s how to understand election results and navigate social media. “The experts agree: The best way to accurately track election results, and avoid falling for misinformation between now and Election Day, is to avoid too much social media. Stick with a handful of reputable news sources and check their sites, apps or print versions directly. Or heck, turn off your smartphone and immerse yourself in a book or craft project until after Election Day. Unfortunately, the pull of instant analysis and speculation, lively conversation and experiencing history together as a community is too much for many of us, especially when so much is at stake. The second-best way to follow the election results is to follow these tips and know what every social media site is doing to try to manage the problem. We spoke to misinformation experts and asked the companies about their latest plans to help you follow along…”

See also 2020 Election – Counting Votes and What to Expect on Election Day

Civil Liberties in Times of Crisis

Civil Liberties in Times of Crisis – Marcella Alsan, Luca Braghieri, Sarah Eichmeyer, Minjeong Joyce Kim, Stefanie Stantcheva, David Y. Yang  NBER Working Paper No. 27972 Issued in October 2020. NBER Program(s): Health Economics, Public Economics, Political Economy “The respect for and protection of civil liberties are one of the fundamental roles of the state,… Continue Reading

Test 5 results and literature review findings published – how long the virus may survive on materials common to archives, libraries, and museums

OCLC: “As part of the REALM project’s research, Battelle has conducted five natural attenuation studies on how long the infectious virus may survive on materials common to archives, libraries, and museums. Spread via contact with contaminated objects (also called fomites) is not currently believed to be the primary cause of COVID-19 infection, but additional research… Continue Reading

2020 Election – Counting Votes and What to Expect on Election Day

Senate Democrats Report – 2020 Election – Counting Votes and What to Expect on Election Day:  “Although Election Day is on November 3 this year, the general election is already well underway. In every state voters are already casting their ballots and millions of votes have already been cast. Turnout is unprecedented and as states… Continue Reading

Bakers To Predict Client Demand With Holy Grail AI Project

Artificial Lawyer – “Global law firm Baker McKenzie is to try and predict client demand through a partnership with AI company SparkBeyond. The Big Data-crunching and predictive analysis company also works with several governments around the world. Knowing what your clients will want from you before perhaps they or the rest of the market does… Continue Reading

What the Constitution Means to Me

Via Mary Whisner – “Writer and actor Heidi Schreck, a Wenatchee native who worked in the Seattle theater community, revisits her teenage years and her relationship with the nation’s founding document in a filmed version of her original play “What the Constitution Means to Me” (2020, not rated). The play, which premiered on Broadway, was… Continue Reading

What A Summer Of COVID-19 Taught Scientists About Indoor vs. Outdoor Transmission

FiveThirtyEight: “Here we are, almost eight months into this pandemic, and it’s like you can’t even invite more than 150 people to sit next to each other unmasked in your rose garden without it turning into a major superspreader event. The White House outbreak is now linked to at least 40 cases, including some that… Continue Reading

Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education – classic apprenticeship program

“The Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME) is a classic apprenticeship program that combines classroom learning with paid on-the-job experience, teaching skills in demand across an industry. A new report by Opportunity America president Tamar Jacoby and Brookings Institution senior fellow emeritus Ron Haskins draws on focus groups, an online survey and data from the… Continue Reading