The Daily Populous

Sunday February 23rd, 2020 night edition

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Ever since Bernie’s run in 2016, it has been clear that socialism is no longer the bugaboo it once was in American politics.

At the same time, however, it would be a mistake to conclude that socialist politics no longer present any barrier to electoral success.

While polls show support for socialism has risen dramatically over the past decade, they also show that substantial opposition to socialism remains in much of the electorate.

Since New Hampshire, Bernie has been rehearsing a new line on the question of socialism.

Instead of arguing that socialism is good, now Bernie is arguing that there is good socialism and bad socialism, and that he is for good socialism.

That’s a strategy for popularizing socialism even further, one that doesn’t get bogged down in unnecessary complications.

Instead of arguing that Trump is a fake one, Bernie should double down on why he’s a real one. »

Russia-linked disinformation campaign fueling coronavirus alarm, US says

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The disinformation campaign promotes unfounded conspiracy theories that the United States is behind the COVID-19 outbreak, in an apparent bid to damage the US image around the world by seizing on health concerns.

"By spreading disinformation about coronavirus, Russian malign actors are once again choosing to threaten public safety by distracting from the global health response," he said.

The disinformation campaign was identified by US monitors in mid-January after Chinese officials announced a third death from the new coronavirus in Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak. »

Twitter is suspending 70 pro-Bloomberg accounts, citing ‘platform manipulation’

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But one of the strategies — deploying a large number of Twitter accounts to push out identical messages — has backfired.

On Friday, Twitter began suspending 70 accounts posting pro-Bloomberg content in a pattern that violates company rules.

“We have taken enforcement action on a group of accounts for violating our rules against platform manipulation and spam,” a Twitter spokesman said. »

Quebec rail blockade abandoned by protesters after riot police arrive to enforce injunction

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— A blockade south of Montreal that halted rail traffic and frayed nerves since Wednesday was abandoned late Friday after riot police arrived to enforce a court injunction.

“Even though the colonial police is removing this barricade with violence and contempt, others will emerge,” he said.

There were several rounds of talks between police and the masked protesters, and as the impasse continued, some people chose to leave. »

Mortality rate by education level: Chart shows where people end up

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Each educational step a person obtained led to 1.37 years of added life expectancy on average, the study suggests.

Here is how the age-adjusted mortality rate per 1,000 persons breaks down by education level, according to the study:.

Since the study began, scientists have consistently collected each individual's demographic data, educational level, and health outcomes at different time points. »