The Daily Populous

Friday June 12nd, 2020 morning edition

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Breonna Taylor was killed nearly three months ago during a no-knock raid.

All 26 members of the Metro Council have signed on as co-sponsors to “Breonna’s Law,” which would ban them.

Nearly three months after Louisville, Kentucky police shot and killed Breonna Taylor while serving a no-knock warrant at her home, the Metro Council unanimously passed a comprehensive ban on no-knock police raids.

Earlier in the day, all 26 members of the Council signed on as co-sponsors to the ordinance, which is entitled “Breonna’s Law.”

“It is due to nothing but the will of the people and our community.”.

Taylor’s boyfriend, 27-year-old Kenneth Walker, retrieved a gun and shot at the officers, believing them to be intruders.

Originally, the Metro Council had considered several partial no-knock raid bans that would have created additional oversight mechanisms for the raids’ usage. »

Twitter deletes over 170,000 accounts tied to Chinese propaganda efforts

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Twitter noted that the accounts taken down this week were tied to a Chinese state-backed operation last year that attempted to sow political discord in Hong Kong.

Twitter on Thursday also shut down thousands of accounts tied to Russian and Turkish state-linked misinformation efforts.

Researchers said that it looked like a “propaganda machine” and resembled past Russian and Chinese misinformation efforts. »

Mississippi Woman Charged with ‘Obscene Communications’ After Calling Her Parents ‘Racist’ on Facebook

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According to the Associated Press, the whole ordeal began after the parents took their daughter’s car.

A woman in Mississippi was arrested and charged with “obscene communications” after calling her parents racists on Facebook and allegedly posting some of their personal information.

According to the Clarion Ledger, Schmidt is accused of sharing her parents’ phone numbers and addresses in Facebook groups. »

Twitter aims to limit people sharing articles they have not read

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Twitter is trying to stop people from sharing articles they have not read, in an experiment the company hopes will “promote informed discussion” on social media.

“Sharing an article can spark conversation, so you may want to read it before you tweet it,” Twitter said in a statement.

A 2016 study from computer scientists at Columbia University and Microsoft found that 59% of links posted on Twitter are never clicked. »