Liar’s Paradox

Just as he approached the 20,000 false or misleading claims mark, Twitter dinged the Troll in Chief with his first platform fact check. Trump responded with … a lie. “Twitter is completely stifling FREE SPEECH, and I, as President, will not allow it to happen! The president also took time out of his busy schedule fighting Covid-19 to celebrate layoffs at one of the greatest publications. “The boring but very nasty magazine, The Atlantic, is rapidly failing, going down the tubes, and has just been forced to announce it is laying off at least 20% of its staff in order to limp into the future.” (America is about to lay off 100% of your administration.) We probably don’t need to dig too deep to figure out which article was triggering. Meanwhile, he falsely accused someone of murder again. In other news: 100,000.

+ NPR: Social Media Usage Is At An All-Time High. That Could Mean A Nightmare For Democracy.

+ While Twitter is taking babysteps in the right direction, Facebook is taking big ones the other way. Like other platforms, Facebook is a hotbed for violent extremism and it doesn’t seem to care.

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