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Views of American Democracy and Society and Support for Political Violence

Views of American Democracy and Society and Support for Political Violence: First Report from a Nationwide Population-Representative Survey. Garen J Wintemute, Sonia Robinson, Andrew Crawford, Julia P Schleimer, Amy Barnhorst, Vicka Chaplin, Daniel Tancredi, Elizabeth A Tomsich, Veronica A Pear. [All authors are members of the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program and the California… Continue Reading

New American Voters Report 2022

This report was written by Tom K. Wong, Associate Professor of Political Science and founding Director of the U.S. Immigration Policy Center (USIPC) at the University of California, San Diego; Maya Lu; and Lilly Amirjavad:  “Across the country—especially prominent in the last presidential election—the newAmerican majority has begun to demonstrate its power in numbers. This… Continue Reading

Your Resume: Portrait or Passport Photo? Career Development for Lawyers—And Other Ambitious People

Via LLRX – Your Resume: Portrait or Passport Photo? Career Development for Lawyers—And Other Ambitious People – Jerry Lawson discusses how a good resume is more like a stylish portrait photo. A top portrait photographer uses lenses, lighting, composition, props and other tools to bring out the subject’s best features in an original way. Your… Continue Reading

‘A uniquely dangerous tool’: How Google’s data can help states track abortions

Politico: “Many of the states rushing to ban abortion are also the biggest users of a surveillance tool that authorities could use to track women ending their pregnancies — the location data from people’s phones. Supporters of abortion rights are expressing growing alarm about the potential uses that police or prosecutors could find for this… Continue Reading

UNESCO: Half of Holocaust-related content on Telegram denies or distorts the facts

“As part of their plan to counter the denial and distortion of the Holocaust, UNESCO and the United Nations sought to objectively measure the extent of these phenomena on social networks, in partnership with the World Jewish Congress. They commissioned researchers from the Oxford Internet Institute to identify and analyze 4,000 posts related to the… Continue Reading

The 8 Best Online Communities for Introverts

MakeUseOf: “Are you an introvert who’s tired of the stigma associated with introversion? Well, even as an introvert, you don’t have to experience certain things alone. You can find a community of similar individuals who understand your daily experiences. If you’re looking for relatable content, or you’d like to connect with like-minded individuals, there are… Continue Reading

Meta launches Sphere, an AI knowledge tool based on open web content, used initially to verify citations on Wikipedia

TechCrunch: “Facebook may be infamous for helping to usher in the era of “fake news”, but it’s also tried to find a place for itself in the follow-up: the never-ending battle to combat it. In the latest development on that front, Facebook parent Meta today announced a new tool called Sphere, AI built around the… Continue Reading

GLAAD’s 2022 Social Media Safety Index

“GLAAD’s 2022 Social Media Safety Index (SMSI) provides recommendations for the industry at large and reports on LGBTQ user safety across the five major social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok. As a follow up to the pioneering 2021 SMSI, the 2022 edition of the report introduces a Platform Scorecard developed by GLAAD… Continue Reading

History under attack: Holocaust denial and distortion on social media

History under attack: Holocaust denial and distortion on social media [link to full text] – “Digitally mediated Holocaust denial and distortion remains a critical contemporary problem. The cheap connectivity offered by the internet has allowed those with extreme views to find each other easily, and to express hateful opinions which they might keep silent in… Continue Reading

Now everyone can ‘unmention’ themselves from Twitter threads

engadget: “Twitter is opening its conversation-leaving feature to everyone. Now, all Twitter users will be able to use the service’s “unmention” feature, the company announced. Twitter describes “unmention” as the ability to leave an unwanted conversation on the platform. When used, it unlinks the user’s handle from the Twitter thread, so they will no longer… Continue Reading

Sentence Rephraser

“Using machine learning, Ginger’s tools keep up to date with the way language usage evolves. Works across all websites, tools and devices. Get suggestions from Ginger while posting a Tweet, writing on Gmail, drafting a Word document, and anywhere you write..Ginger goes beyond spelling and grammar. It takes into account full sentences to suggest context-based… Continue Reading