The Daily Populous

Friday February 21st, 2020 day edition

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Twitter is experimenting with putting bright orange and red labels underneath false statements and misinformation posted by politicians and public figures.

According to a new report, the company included tweets from Sen. Bernie Sanders and Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy in its design mockups.

Twitter is considering adding the warning labels, which appear roughly as big as a tweet itself, as one component of a bigger set of policies around combating misinformation on the platform.

It’s unclear how Twitter would determine which posts to flag as misleading or exactly how the points-based system for community moderators would work.

“We’re exploring a number of ways to address misinformation and provide more context for Tweets on Twitter.

This is a design mockup for one option that would involve community feedback.

But we’re obviously always trying to get ahead of what we’re seeing and not leave any stone unturned.”. »

'Tony Hawk's Pro Skater,' a video game that defined a generation, gets its own documentary

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Later this month, he’ll be in a public place where every person in the room should know his face: the Mammoth Film Festival.

On Tuesday, Hawk announced on Instagram that Pretending I’m a Superman, a documentary about the immortal Tony Hawk Pro Skater video game series, will be premiering at the festival on February 29.

Aside from Hawk and Mullen, the film features interviews with Steve Caballero, Chad Muska, and many more involved in the popular video game series. »

Washington state takes bold step to restrict companies from bottling local water

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On Monday night the state senate passed a bill that would ban new permits for water bottling operations.

The move was hailed by water campaigners, who declared it a breakthrough moment in the fight against the privatization of such a valuable public asset.

“Washington State is carving the path towards a groundbreaking solution,” said Mary Grant, the director of Food & Water Action’s public water for all campaign, in a statement. »

What You Can Learn From Snorting Two Lines of LSD

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In the summer of 1972, someone at a dinner party in San Francisco made a terrible error.

After 10 minutes, five of the people were comatose, according to a case report in the Western Journal of Medicine.

To begin with, our government's classification of psychedelics as the most dangerous type of drug on earth makes no sense. »