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Home/Tag: ReCODE

The Harvey Weinstein jury deliberations so far, explained

2020-02-22T03:00:45+01:00February 22nd, 2020|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

Harvey Weinstein exits a Manhattan court house as a jury continues with deliberations on February 21, 2020. | Spencer Platt/Getty Images The jury is deadlocked on the two most serious counts against the producer. In the afternoon of their fourth day of deliberations, the jury in producer Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault trial sent a note [...]

Bloomberg says his company will release 3 women from nondisclosure agreements

2020-02-22T03:00:44+01:00February 22nd, 2020|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

Mike Bloomberg and Elizabeth Warren on stage at the February 19 Democratic debate in Las Vegas, Nevada. | Mario Tama/Getty Images After mounting pressure, Bloomberg says he’ll let three women who have complained about his past comments speak out. Mike Bloomberg’s slogan is that he can get it done. But actually, maybe it’s Elizabeth Warren [...]

The reports about Russian meddling in the 2020 election, and Trump’s response, explained

2020-02-22T03:00:42+01:00February 22nd, 2020|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

President Donald Trump in the Rose Garden at the White House in 2019. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Russia is reportedly interfering in America’s election. Trump is mad — at his own team. Russia favors President Donald Trump to win the 2020 election — and, according to one report, is already interfering in order to help [...]

Amazon’s Hunters, starring Al Pacino, is an exploitative Holocaust vengeance fantasy

2020-02-22T03:00:41+01:00February 22nd, 2020|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

The diverse group of informal spies in Amazon’s new series Hunters. | Amazon Studios Amazon’s new series tries to be a tale of Jewish identity — but it doubles as torture porn for neo-Nazis. Near the end of “In the Belly of the Whale,” the first episode of Amazon’s surreal new series Hunters, a Nazi [...]

America’s presidential primaries, explained

2020-02-22T03:00:39+01:00February 22nd, 2020|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

Why does America’s system for picking the president start in Iowa? Before Americans even vote on the next president in November, both major political parties have primary elections to decide the nominee. In 2020, that process consists of 64 different contests, held on 22 different days from February to June. And for the past 50 [...]

Twitter is considering warning users when politicians post misleading tweets

2020-02-21T03:04:30+01:00February 21st, 2020|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

Twitter is experimenting with labeling lies and misinformation posted by politicians and public figures. | Amal KS/Hindustan Times via Getty Images Leaked design plans reveal that the company is thinking about putting bright red and orange labels on false tweets by politicians and public figures. Twitter is experimenting with putting bright orange and red labels [...]

The rise of meatless meat, explained

2020-02-21T03:04:29+01:00February 21st, 2020|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

A Beyond Burger at a fast food restaurant in Berlin, Germany. | Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images 9 questions about meat alternatives you were too embarrassed to ask. The last year has been an extraordinary one for a niche industry: alternative meats. It started last spring. Impossible Foods announced partnerships with Burger King, Qdoba, and [...]

Mike Bloomberg tweeted a doctored debate video. Is it political spin or disinformation?

2020-02-21T03:04:27+01:00February 21st, 2020|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg is shown on a screen during a Democratic debate watch party at the candidate’s field office on February 19, 2020. | Jeenah Moon/Getty Images “This video is deceptive and misleading,” an expert told Vox. Following his lackluster performance in Wednesday’s Democratic presidential debate, former New York Mayor Mike [...]