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The Daily Dot is a digital media company covering Internet culture and life on the web. Founded by Nicholas White in 2011, The Daily Dot is headquartered in Austin, Texas. The site, conceived as the Internet's "hometown newspaper", focuses on topics such as streaming entertainment, geek culture, memes, gadgets and social issues, such as LGBT, gender and race. In addition, an e-commerce arm produces branded video for advertisers and sells items from an online marketplace.Source
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The Federalist founder tweeted an anti-union joke. It's going to get him in trouble

The Federalist founder tweeted an anti-union joke. It's going to get him in trouble

The Federalist is being accused of unlawful labor practices over co-founder Ben Domenech’s tweet discouraging employees from unionizing.“FYI first one of you tries to unionize I swear I’ll send you back to the salt mine,” on the same day that amid negotiations to unionize.Domenech probably thought that this was a harmless, if tired, joke.There’s just one problem: Union-busting is illegal, as in line-in-the-sand illegal.Even if it’s “just a joke.”Someone subsequently filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) alleging that the tweet constituted an unfair labor...

April 9, 2020
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Ted Cruz tries to dunk on Gretchen Whitmer, self-owns so hard he has to delete his tweet

Ted Cruz tries to dunk on Gretchen Whitmer, self-owns so hard he has to delete his tweet

Michigan’s Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has become one of Republicans’ favorite targets. Many believe it’s because Whitmer is widely considered a potential running mate pick for former Vice President , the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.Sen. (R-Texas) tried and failed to join the pile-on party.Cruz on Sunday retweeted an article about a recent that allows fines of up to $1,000 for violating social distancing during the pandemic. The article included a photo of Whitmer doing a ceremonial signing while a group of people looked on.“As I count it,” Cruz complained, “that’s $11K...

April 13, 2020
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San Diego Comic-Con may become an online convention

San Diego Comic-Con may become an online convention

still hasn’t been officially canceled, but it looks like things are moving in that direction.SDCC spokesperson David Glanzer told the that the convention organizers were considering an “online component” if they have to cancel this year. He explained: “We do not want to disappoint the people who have saved, planned, and are looking forward to the show this summer, but the primary concern, what is chief among all our concerns, is the health and safety of not only our attendees, but the public as well.”CORONAVIRUS PANDEMICThe Union-Tribune report highlights the complicated nature of calling...

April 13, 2020
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Is Space Force the government's pettiest Twitter?

Is Space Force the government's pettiest Twitter?

President Donald Trump’s new Space Force appears to be attempting to distance themselves from the QAnon conspiracy theory that has become a national phenomenon over the past few years, as the official Space Force Twitter account is hiding replies that hint at the conspiracy. But it also appears to be distancing itself from a great number of tweets, a move that’s impossible to disrespect.Twitter rolled out its “hide replies” feature in late 2019, saying that their first tests of the feature found that “people mostly hide replies that they think are irrelevant, abusive or unintelligible....

May 7, 2020
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CEO of surveillance firm hired by Utah is former KKK

CEO of surveillance firm hired by Utah is former KKK

The CEO and founder of a surveillance firm hired by the state of Utah was involved with the KKK during his youth.The bombshell finding, first revealed by on Tuesday, links Banjo CEO Damien Patton to the shooting of a Tennessee synagogue in 1990.Patton made in March after his company was awarded a five-year, $20.7 million  by Utah to use its surveillance software to “detect anomalies.”Specifically, Banjo says it utilizes artificial intelligence to analyze a wide range of sensitive data, including traffic and CCTV cameras as well as 911 emergency systems.By feeding the system as much data as...

April 28, 2020
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Trump manager compares campaign to Death Star, gets dragged to hell and back

Trump manager compares campaign to Death Star, gets dragged to hell and back

In a tweet praising the reelection campaign team of President Donald Trump, campaign manager Brad Parscale described the campaign as a “juggernaut,” and compared it to the Death Star, a mobile space station from the Star Wars franchise which is capable of vaporizing entire planets.“For nearly three years we have been building a juggernaut campaign (Death Star),” Parscale wrote in a tweet. “It is firing on all cylinders. Data, Digital, TV, Political, Surrogates, Coalitions, etc. In a few days we start pressing FIRE for the first time.”Parscale said he didn’t come up with the name— the...

May 7, 2020
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White people review-bombed Black-owned restaurant Slutty Vegan over false rumor it wouldn’t serve cops

White people review-bombed Black-owned restaurant Slutty Vegan over false rumor it wouldn’t serve cops

After a false rumor spread that Slutty Vegan was refusing to feed police officers, white people bombarded the restaurant with bad reviews. The Atlanta-based stop has made headlines recently for the philanthropy of its owner, Pinky Cole, who has partnered with Clark Atlanta University to and of 30 Clark Atlanta students, .Despite these acts of goodwill, Cole has become the subject of controversy. It all started with a Facebook post where the restaurant announced it would no longer dole out free meals to police officers. Cops were still welcome to go to the restaurant and purchase their own...

June 28, 2020
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MAGA supporters broke social distancing to rally for Trump

MAGA supporters broke social distancing to rally for Trump

President Donald Trump proudly shared a video of supporters avoiding social distancing measures to welcome him into Pennsylvania.The video uploaded to Twitter shows hundreds of people gathered by the roadside to wave and cheer on the president as he drove past them.“Such a wonderful reception yesterday in Pennsylvania. Thank you! #MAGA,” Trump captioned the video of the mostly maskless crowd.Many responded to the video by pointing out the absence of masks in the sea of faces.“No masks. Barely any social distancing. In other words, ,” Twitter user @TomShafShafer tweeted.The video comes as...

May 16, 2020
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How Reddit Awards became the sneaky new way to spread hate speech

How Reddit Awards became the sneaky new way to spread hate speech

moderators say the platform’s award feature—designed to acknowledge content—is actually being used to harass and troll posters.Moderator DubTeeDub, who oversees and , flagged the issue in , a subreddit for moderators to connect with Reddit administrators.“One of our moderators sticked a series post about the lynching of a Black man, Ahmaud Arbery,” the post begins. “In response, a troll gifted a Reddit Community Award of ‘Im Deceased’ on the post. The award is a skull laughing and the text says ‘Call an ambulance, I’m laughing too hard.'”In an interview with the Daily Dot, the moderator...

May 14, 2020
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Tech reporter charged with soliciting child sex online

Tech reporter charged with soliciting child sex online

Warning: This article contains graphic sexual language.Tech reporter Peter Bright has been arrested for soliciting sex with children online. He was employed by Ars Technica until recently.A federal complaint alleges that Bright sought to molest a 7- and 9-year-old and met with an undercover agent for this purpose, at which point he was arrested. It also states that Bright claimed to be in a sexual relationship with an 11-year-old. He is currently being held without bail.According to the in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, an undercover FBI special agent made...

June 7, 2019
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