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Daily Archives: August 2, 2021

Pew State of the News Media (Project)

What Is My IP Address?

Popular Mechanics: Here’s how a string of numbers can foil your legally dubious plans on the internet….Your external IP address is what you likely think about first when considering that unique string of numbers associated with your internet use. It’s also the IP address that your internet service provider assigns to you, and it’s all… Continue Reading

Introduction to Law Librarianship

Introduction to Law Librarianship. Authors: Zanada Joyner and Cas Laskowski – “Law libraries are a microcosm of the world today, facing unprecedented uncertainty while tackling racism and discrimination in new ways. Libraries have long been at the forefront of racial and social justice activism via community outreach, programming, and collections. But our workforce does not… Continue Reading

Combating Foreign Disinformation on Social Media

RAND – Combating Foreign Disinformation on Social Media Study Overview and Conclusions by Raphael S. Cohen, Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga, Joe Cheravitch, Alyssa Demus, Scott W. Harold, Jeffrey W. Hornung, Jenny Jun, Michael Schwille, Elina Treyger, Nathan Vest “How are state adversaries using disinformation on social media to advance their interests? What does the Joint Force—and the… Continue Reading

New congressional report says covid-19 likely emerged in Wuhan months earlier than originally thought

Washington Post: “Nineteen months after the start of the pandemic, the Chinese government continues to actively thwart a real investigation into the origins of covid-19. Now, a new GOP congressional report alleges that Beijing was covering up the outbreak for months longer than previously assumed. The House Foreign Affairs Committee minority staff, led by ranking… Continue Reading

The Anti-vaccine Con Job Is Becoming Untenable

The Atlantic – Why targets of deliberate deception often hesitate to admit they’ve been deceived – “…In Missouri and other red states, vaccine refusal on partisan grounds has become a defining marker of community affiliation. Acceptance within some circles is contingent on refusal to cooperate with the Biden administration’s public-health campaign. Getting vaccinated is a… Continue Reading

Senators unveil full text of bipartisan infrastructure bill

CBS: “Senators on Sunday unveiled the legislative text of the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill during a rare weekend session as lawmakers rush to begin the amendment process ahead of an expected vote on final passage by the end of the week. The bipartisan group of senators that negotiated the deal released the legislative language… Continue Reading

CDC shares ‘pivotal discovery’ on Covid-19 breakthrough infections that led to new mask guidance

CNN: “President Joe Biden said Friday the US will, “in all probability,” see more guidelines and restrictions amid rising coronavirus cases and the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant. “And by the way, we had a good day yesterday,” Biden told reporters on the South Lawn of the White House before departing for Camp… Continue Reading