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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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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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Jared Kushner's coronavirus team may be getting tips from Facebook

Jared Kushner's coronavirus team may be getting tips from Facebook

Jared Kushner, one of President Donald Trump’s senior advisers and son-in-law, is crowdsourcing help from doctors on Facebook for coronavirus (COVID-19) research.The coronavirus has been spread in the United States, with over 1,600 cases as of Friday morning. And it is Kushner’s job to research ways to mitigate it.As the Trumps tend to do, he turned to someone within his family. Sister-in-law Karlie Kloss’s father posted in a Facebook group of over 20,000 doctors looking for advice to give to a person in the White House on Wednesday.“If you were in charge of Federal response to the Pandemic...

March 13, 2020
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Man who sheltered protesters in his home says he’s now being harassed by police

Man who sheltered protesters in his home says he’s now being harassed by police

Rahul Dubey recently let protesters . Now, he says he’s being harassed by the police and other government entities.On June 1, Dubey invited about 70 Black Lives Matter protesters into his Washington, D.C. home out of fear for their safety. Police were reportedly deploying pepper spray and arresting protesters for curfew violations.“They unleashed sheer hell on peaceful protesters right outside my stoop,” Dubey told at the time. “I don’t know, I just flung the door open. And I just kept yelling, ‘Come in. Get in the house, get in the house.'”The protesters ended up staying the night in...

June 25, 2020
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TikTokers are trying to troll the Trump campaign through its online store

TikTokers are trying to troll the Trump campaign through its online store

President Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign appears to be getting by TikTok users, yet again.This time, TikTokers are encouraging fellow users to employ a tactic called “shopping cart abandonment” in which they go to the Trump 2020 campaign’s online store and fill up their cart with a whole bunch of merchandise they have no intention of purchasing.The goal is to leave the campaign’s online shopping data skewed. The use of “shopping cart abandonment” could also hurt its e-commerce business “signal[ing] a poor user experience or broken sales funnel.”People who left their digital...

June 27, 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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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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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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QAnon is back—what could that mean?

QAnon is back—what could that mean?

While it was always possible that the mysterious conspiracy avatar Q could resume posting drops after their last posts in December 2020, the likelihood got more remote by the day. Q’s narrative of an all-powerful deep state manipulating world events, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the 2020 election became a mainstream and profitable storyline for conservative pundits and news outlets, surpassing the original theory. Meanwhile, new gurus and influencers who didn’t speak in riddles and codes sprang up, presenting a more palatable and sanitized face.Much of the branding and iconography of Q was...

Jun 27
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