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Cryptocurrency / Crypto adoption in the age of cancel culture
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Cancel culture/deplatforming at a fever pitch. Companies like Paypal, Google, Visa, and Mastercard are making it very clear that they will fuck with anybody's online cashflow by using their Terms of Service with extreme prejudice. And I'm wondering what will it take for the ones most at risk to strongly consider cryptocurrency as a means around the latter. Granted, it's not an ideal solution for people that are probably too used to having money just drop right into their bank accounts, and are likely to drift towards quick fixes like Coinbase or Bitpay that undermine the biggest point of cryptocurrency. But what's the alternative? Hope that politicians grow a brain and a pair of balls and legislate a solution that Big Tech can't fight in court?
Interesting Links / Re: Admin's Finds
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Political News / St. Louis lawyers who confronted protesters with guns under investigation
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St. Louis lawyers who confronted protesters with guns under investigation

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Tech News / Twitch has suspended Donald Trump's account
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Twitch has suspended Donald Trump's account

The Amazon-owned company says the President's channel broke its hateful conduct policies.

Twitch has temporarily suspended Donald Trump’s account. The company says the channel’s broadcast of the President’s Tulsa Rally and recent re-airing of one of his 2016 campaign stops violated its hateful conduct and harassment policies. The comments Twitch took issue with feature the President making negative comments about Mexican migrants.

“Hey, it’s 1:00 o’clock in the morning and a very tough, I’ve used the word on occasion, hombre, a very tough hombre is breaking into the window of a young woman whose husband is away as a traveling salesman or whatever he may do,” Trump says in one of the videos flagged by Twitch.

In a statement to Engadget, the company said, “Hateful conduct is not allowed on Twitch. In line with our policies, President Trump’s channel has been issued a temporary suspension from Twitch for comments made on stream.”

Trump’s 2020 presidential campaign created the account last October. Twitch says it made clear to the President’s media team when it created the account that it doesn’t make exceptions for politicians. “Like anyone else, politicians on Twitch must adhere to our Terms of Service and Community Guidelines,” the company said at the time. “We do not make exceptions for political or newsworthy content, and will take action on content reported to us that violates our rules.”

The move comes on the same day Reddit banned The_Donald subreddit. Beyond angering Trump, the suspension is likely to lead to further calls to roll back Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. The clause protects online platforms in a variety of circumstances from libel suits based on the actions of their users. In May, the President signed an executive order pushing the FTC to take action against companies that limit their users’ speech after Twitter hid one of his tweets for glorifying violence. The Justice Department recently shared its wishlist of Section 230 rollbacks, and a group of bipartisan lawmakers introduced a senate bill aimed at updating the clause for the modern era.
Tech News / Hulu removes 'Golden Girls' mud mask episode, prompting pushback
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Hulu removes 'Golden Girls' mud mask episode, prompting pushback: 'What the hell?'

Hulu has removed a 1988 episode of "The Golden Girls" in which actresses Betty White and Rue McClanahan wear black mud on their faces, according to several reports on Monday, with the decision prompting backlash on social media.

In the episode in question, titled "Mixed Blessing," the son of Bea Arthur's Dorothy plans to marry an older Black woman played by Rosalind Cash.

"This is mud on our faces," White says in the Season 3 episode when Cash's family arrives. "We’re not really black."

The decision by the streaming company follows similar moves following George Floyd’s death during an arrest in Minneapolis last month that sparked nationwide protests against police brutality and racial injustice.

Last week, Tina Fey requested that four episodes of "30 Rock" be pulled from NBCUniversal's streaming service for their use of blackface.

Days later, Hulu removed three episodes of the TV sitcom “Scrubs” from its platform because they included blackface.

And late-night host Jimmy Kimmel recently apologized for his use of blackface in his Comedy Central show “The Man Show,” which ran from 1999 to 2004.

The latest decision by Hulu was slammed as an example of overreacting, however, by social media users including African Americans.
General Health Discussion / Re: CoronaVirus
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They are lowering standards for what counts as a Covid case. Seems that they really want higher numbers even if that doesn't reflect reality. to see what I'm talking about regarding lowering the standards for a covid case watch this...skip to around 15min mark and watch it for about 15min This video shows they've been inflating numbers for a while now