The Daily Populous

Saturday October 3rd, 2020 night edition

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Former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo said some capitalists "are going to be the first" to be "shot in the revolution" in a tweet Wednesday.

"Me-first capitalists who think you can separate society from business are going to be the first people lined up against the wall and shot in the revolution," he wrote.

Costolo was responding to a tweet in a thread about whether tech companies and business leaders should involve themselves in social justice issues.

"Tech companies used to welcome lively debate about ideas and society," he tweeted in the thread on Sept. 29.

"It was part of the social contract inside the company, and it's what differentiated tech culture from, say, Wells Fargo culture.

Twitter did not immediately respond to an inquiry asking whether Costolo's Wednesday tweet was in violation of any of its policies.

Tech giants ranging from Twitter to Apple, Amazon and Facebook have released statements and implemented policies that aim to address racial injustice on a corporate level. »

Urgent: EARN IT Act Introduced in House of Representatives

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The dangerous EARN IT Act passed the Senate Judiciary Committee last month, and now it’s been introduced in the House of Representatives.

Email your elected officials in both chambers of Congress today and ask them to publicly oppose the EARN IT Act.

Public outcry has already forced amendments into the EARN IT Act that purport to defend encryption—but they’re full of loopholes. »

Movie Theater Traumatizes Children by Accidentally Playing ‘La Llorona’ Instead of ‘Detective Pikachu’

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If ever you find yourself in a movie theater to see a family-friendly film and are greeted by trailers for R-rated horror movies, turn back — something may have gone terribly wrong.

Moviegoers in Montreal hoping to see “Detective Pikachu” learned that the hard way on Thursday night when a mistake led to “The Curse of La Llorona” being played instead, which naturally caused terror — and tears — among the children present.

The theatre I'm in is playing a trailer for Annabelle Comes Home before Detective Pikachu LOOK AWAY CHILDREN OH NO — Ryan George (@theryangeorge) May 9, 2019. »

The Melania tapes bust the “Free Melania” myth

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Now it’s 2020, approximately 10 trillion years later, and Melania herself has punched a big hole in that narrative.

The Obama administration did not, in fact, pursue a policy of separating children from their parents at the border.

“The timing of this continues to be suspect — as does this never-ending exercise in self-pity and narcissism,” Grisham said. »

Harvey Weinstein charged with six more counts of sexual assault in Los Angeles

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein has been charged with six more counts of forcible sexual assault in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles District Attorney said on Friday.

FILE PHOTO: Film producer Harvey Weinstein arrives at New York Criminal Court for his sexual assault trial in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., February 20, 2020.

Weinstein, 68, was originally charged in January by Los Angeles prosecutors with sexually assaulting two women during separate incidents in 2013. »