PopMuse: Inspirations http://popmu.se Musings of stuff en-us Copyright 2007-2020 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ One Twitter account is reposting everything Trump tweets. It was suspended within 3 days. http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/_m-gOukiXJ8/ http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/_m-gOukiXJ8/ Wed, 03 Jun 2020 04:40:38 UTC Amanda Yeo at Mashable "This account will tweet what the President tweets," Twitter account SuspendThePres posted on May 29. "Let's see if it gets suspended for violating twitters [terms of service]." Approximately 68 hours later, SuspendThePres was suspended for violating Twitter's rules against glorifying violence. This account will tweet what the President tweets. Let’s see if it gets suspended for violating twitters TOS. Follow along with this social experiment. Report any tweets that violate the rules. Thank you. — Will they suspend me? (@SuspendThePres) May 30, 2020 SuspendThePres began directly copying and reposting U.S. president Donald Trump's tweets on May 29. Run by a user who also tweets as BizzareLazar, the experiment was prompted by Trump's recent executive order calling for social media companies' protections to be reconsidered. Trump issued the order after Twitter applied a fact-check label to two of his tweets. Read more...More about Twitter, Politics, Donald Trump, Experiment, and Twitter Suspension http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Elizabeth Warren and her very good dog Bailey joined the Washington D.C. protests http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/qkLJQU1-Jz8/ http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/qkLJQU1-Jz8/ Wed, 03 Jun 2020 03:01:35 UTC Caitlin Welsh at Mashable Less than half an hour before the official curfew started in Washington D.C., thousands of protesters were still walking peacefully in the streets of the capital. Among them were Sen. Elizabeth Warren, her husband Bruce Mann, and their dog Bailey. Dressed in sensible beige shorts, sneakers, and a basic blue face mask, the last female candidate to suspend her campaign for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination was quickly spotted by her fellow protesters as she joined the throng in Lafayette Square. Many were clearly thrilled to see her, cheering as she told reporters President Donald Trump had been "wrong" to deploy the National Guard in the city. Read more...More about Washington Dc, Elizabeth Warren, George Floyd, Culture, and Politics http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ When coronavirus masks become 'I can't breathe' protest signs http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/x-ORli2yYrg/ http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/x-ORli2yYrg/ Wed, 03 Jun 2020 02:51:28 UTC (Deleted account) at Mashable Before George Floyd died while a police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes, he rasped "I can't breathe." It was the same gut-wrenching phrase uttered by Eric Garner when a New York cop had him in a chokehold before he died in 2014. Since then it has been a constant rallying cry at Black Lives Matter and police brutality protests. It's come to represent how suffocating it can be to be black in America. The Minneapolis cop whom Floyd begged for air has been charged with 3rd-degree murder. The New York cop was never charged with a crime and was only fired last year. Now as protests spread across America and internationally to demand justice for Floyd, those final words have made their way onto coronavirus masks. The face mask, once just the symbol of a virus that attacks the lungs, has become a protest sign for those who can't breathe in other ways, too.� Read more...More about Face Mask, Coronavirus, George Floyd, Social Good, and Activism http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Zuckerberg really said Trump's 'shooting' comment has 'no history' as a 'dog whistle' http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/TUbNW-xkRds/ http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/TUbNW-xkRds/ Tue, 02 Jun 2020 23:59:07 UTC Jack Morse at Mashable You'd think all that money could buy a history lesson.� In leaked audio obtained by Recode, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told his employees Tuesday that Trump's incitement to violence —�hosted by, and spread via Facebook — could remain on the site because it only encouraged "excessive policing." So-called excessive policing is, of course, what led to the killing of George Floyd.� The phrase used by Trump in a tweet and Facebook post — "when the looting starts, the shooting starts" — first gained prominence in the 1960s when, according to NPR, it was used by Miami police chief Walter Headley. Headley notoriously explicitly embraced police brutality, saying in a 1967 news conference that "We don't mind being accused of police brutality." Read more...More about Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Donald Trump, George Floyd, and Tech http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Facebook wanted to offer him a job. Here’s why he publicly turned it down. http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/ezds8r-CY88/ http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/ezds8r-CY88/ Tue, 02 Jun 2020 23:44:15 UTC (Deleted account) at Mashable Facebook employees are taking a stand over CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s inaction towards President Donald Trump’s inflammatory posts promoting violence against protestors. This week, at least two employees have already resigned from the company. While those working for the social media giant are making their voices heard, some developers are taking action in another way: by publicly turning Facebook recruiters down. Software developer Ryon Day recently shared an email he sent to a Facebook recruiter who had been actively pursuing him for employment opportunities over the past few months. Don't work for them and quit if you do. It has become a moral imperativepic.twitter.com/VzvMc6nSDl — Ryon_D (@Ryon_D) May 29, 2020 Read more... More about Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Donald Trump, Tech, and Social Media Companies http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ How to find a protest near you to seek justice for George Floyd http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/l06h9m9Z6xU/ http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/l06h9m9Z6xU/ Tue, 02 Jun 2020 22:28:54 UTC Siobhan Neela-Stock at Mashable The protests rage on. For days, people have filled the streets across America to protest the death of George Floyd. Floyd, a black man, died on May 25 after a Minneapolis police officer placed his knee on Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes, ignoring Floyd's pleas that he couldn't breathe. The officer, Derek Chauvin, has since been fired and charged with both third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.� More than a week later, the three other officers involved in Floyd's arrest have not been charged though they were fired. Protests have taken place in at least 140 cities, according to ABC News, and thousands of people have joined internationally to protest Floyd's death and police brutality.� Read more...More about Protests, Social Good, Racial Justice, Marches, and George Floyd http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Google Pixel adds bedtime features, safety tools to phones http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/Ok5vfQxuoWo/ http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/Ok5vfQxuoWo/ Tue, 02 Jun 2020 22:18:30 UTC PCMag at Mashable Google Pixel owners can rest easy—literally. Google's Android team this week unveiled new features that extend battery life, enhance personal safety, and help you disconnect at night. Every three months (since December), Google rolls out fresh tools like photo functions, automatic call screening, AR effects, and more display options. As part of this third drop, the company upgraded its Adaptive Battery to predict when your Pixel's power will run out and automatically reduce background activity to keep the phone running that little bit longer. The software already learns your favorite apps and pulls power away from those rarely used. And a better battery means more screen time, but Google wants to help curb those late-night scroll sessions with a Clock bedtime feature that "helps you maintain a consistent sleep schedule and strike a better balance with your screen time each night," technical program manager Tok Tokuda wrote in Read more...More about Google, Smartphones, Pixel, Tech, and Consumer Tech http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Why Ancient Toys Are Elusive Artifacts http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/discovercrux/~3/WYgUVwfFbHA/why-ancient-toys-are-elusive-artifacts http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/discovercrux/~3/WYgUVwfFbHA/why-ancient-toys-are-elusive-artifacts Tue, 02 Jun 2020 21:51:00 UTC at All Articles | Discover Magazine Children have always played. But evidence of their pretend worlds and games is hidden in the archeological record. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ How tech leaders can do more for racial justice than just tweet http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/mK3clg95GlI/ http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/mK3clg95GlI/ Tue, 02 Jun 2020 21:24:17 UTC Rachel Kraus at Mashable Solidarity is nice, but jobs and investment in black workers and businesses is better. Many tech leaders and companies have tweeted out support for the Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of George Floyd's death and police brutality protests sweeping the nation. Acknowledging tragedy and injustice at all, and not actively enabling racism — we're looking at you, Mark Zuckerberg — is a positive for the often whitewashed tech industry. Floyd died after a police officer, who has since been charged with 3rd-degree murder, kneeled on his neck for nearly nine minutes. Minneapolis is grieving for a reason. To paraphrase Dr. King, the negative peace which is the absence of tension is no substitute for the positive peace which is the presence of justice. Justice is how we heal. — Tim Cook (@tim_cook) May 29, 2020 Read more... More about Black Lives Matter, Diversity In Tech, George Floyd, Tech, and Activism http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ The 49ers, Kaepernick's last NFL team, criticized for Blackout Tuesday post http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/pln-CEGM9DY/ http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/pln-CEGM9DY/ Tue, 02 Jun 2020 21:09:56 UTC Tim Marcin at Mashable The San Francisco 49ers — the NFL franchise that infamously helped push Colin Kaepernick out of the league — posted in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and used the hashtag #BlackoutTuesday in a tweet on Tuesday.� Folks were obviously pretty quick to point out the hypocrisy. Black Lives Matter#BlackoutTuesday pic.twitter.com/ewQ7JcKNwu — San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) June 2, 2020 Kaepernick, when he was in the NFL, started a high-profile peaceful protest against police brutality and the oppression of black people in America. He took a knee during the national anthem, which enraged certain subsets of Americans — most notably the president of the United States.� Read more...More about Black Lives Matter, Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers, George Floyd, and Culture http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/