The Daily Populous

Friday July 10th, 2020 evening edition

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On Wednesday alone 700 negative reviews were left on the Official Trump 2020 app and 26 positive ones, according to tracking firm Sensor Tower.

TikTok fans are retaliating for Trump’s threats of banning the app, which is owned by China’s Bytedance Ltd. and is hugely popular in the U.S., especially among teens.

“For Gen Z and Millennials, TikTok is our clubhouse and Trump threatened it,” said Yori Blacc, a 19-year-old TikTok user in California who joined in the app protest.

Blacc said the movement gained steam Wednesday when a popular TikTok user, DeJuan Booker, called on his 750,000 followers to seek revenge.

“Gen Z don’t go down without a fight,” said Booker, who goes by @unusualbeing on TikTok.

The efforts to push the app low enough so that Apple will remove it from the app store may be misguided.

Many TikTok users say they care less about potential Chinese snooping and more about Trump taking away their digital hangout. »

TIL that since Jason Alexander (George Costanza) is a trained Broadway singer, he had to re-record the famous George answering machine song because he sung it too well; Larry David wanted him to purposely sing terrible to make it sound believable.

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I wanted to be a close-up magician, and I studied with a man who was profoundly good.

He assessed me, though, and said, “You’re going to have a lot of trouble being a close up magician.”

And by sheer accident, right after that revelation, my family and I moved a couple of towns over. »

Millions in aid from small business relief fund went to "hate groups"

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At least 10 groups with a history of making anti-Black, anti-LGBTQ or anti-immigrant statements received loans from the government's small business coronavirus relief fund.

Eight of those groups are identified as hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

But while lobbyists were banned, advocacy groups weren't, which opened the door to all types of issue-focused groups receiving money. »

These Arizona teachers shared a classroom. COVID-19 killed 1 of them.

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Before she tested positive, Byrd and two other teachers taught a summer school class virtually from the same classroom.

The teachers who survived also say Byrd's death is a stark reminder of the risks teachers will face if school reopens too soon.

Usually, teachers put together fun science-based lessons for students, said Angela Skillings, one of the three teachers who tested positive for COVID-19. »

Sex traffickers left thousands of women to starve during Italy lockdown

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Thousands of Nigerian women forced into prostitution were left to starve by sex traffickers during the Covid-19 pandemic in Italy, the Guardian can reveal.

“Sex traffickers had no interest in feeding or helping Nigerian women during the pandemic,” says Alberto Mossino, co-founder of Piam Onlus with his wife, Princess Okokon, a former victim of sex trafficking.

“In the eyes of sex traffickers these women are subhuman, exploited to enrich their pimps, who treat them like ATMs. »