The Daily Populous

Saturday May 12nd, 2018 day edition

image for We read every one of the 3,517 Facebook ads bought by Russians. Their dominant strategy: Sowing racial discord

This is one of the Russian Facebook ads intended to stir dissension in the U.S. (Photo: Facebook).

While some ads focused on topics as banal as business promotion or Pokémon, the company consistently promoted ads designed to inflame race-related tensions.

Of the roughly 3,500 ads published this week, more than half — about 1,950 — made express references to race.

At least 25% of the ads centered on issues involving crime and policing, often with a racial connotation.

Separate ads, launched simultaneously, would stoke suspicion about how police treat black people in one ad, while another encouraged support for pro-police groups.

Only about 100 of the ads overtly mentioned support for Donald Trump or opposition to Hillary Clinton.

More: Thousands of Facebook ads bought by Russians to fool U.S. voters released by Congress. »

It’s Friday. – Fight for the Future – Medium

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The FCC just announced that the repeal of net neutrality will officially go into effect in one month unless Congress stops it.

Okay everyone, we’ve confirmed that the Senate vote on the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality will be THIS WEDNESDAY, May 16th.

The Senate is expected to vote early next week on a resolution to overrule the FCC and restore net neutrality. »

‘Brooklyn ‘Nine-Nine’ Cancelled: Hulu Not Picking Up a Season 6

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TVLine has learned that Hulu has decided not to rescue the Andy Samberg comedy, which on Thursday was cancelled by Fox after five seasons.

The streamer was floated as one possible savior for the beloved sitcom.

Netflix and TBS were also said to be in the mix, but a source tells TVLine that those options also appear unlikely. »

Trump: Other nations extort drug-makers

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US President Donald Trump has accused foreign governments of extorting "unreasonably low prices" from pharmaceutical firms.

The president is under pressure to deliver on campaign promises to reduce the high costs of prescription drugs.

However, experts say foreign pricing is not a major influence on US costs and changing it will not help Americans. »