The Daily Populous

Saturday November 28th, 2020 morning edition

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“When you see what happened in Detroit, Atlanta, Philadelphia & Milwaukee, massive voter fraud, he’s got a big unsolvable problem!”.

The post was flagged with Twitter’s now-commonplace warning about the factual legitimacy of statements made by the president.

The burden of proof was on you and your lawyers.

You can lie to us, but you cannot lie to the courts. — Jennifer Taub (@jentaub) November 27, 2020.

Similarly, Supreme Court fashioned a rule analogous to burden shifting in the realm of litigation filed by prison inmates.

Trump’s Friday tweet attempts to shift the burden to Biden to prove the election was not fraudulent.

By suggesting Biden should carry that burden, Trump suggests his lawyers or their allies cannot carry it on their own. »

Children more willing to punish if the wrongdoer is ‘taught a lesson’

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Philosophers and psychologists have long argued whether the main reason people punish others for bad behavior is to enact retribution or to impart a moral lesson.

Crockett added: “Despite having a taste for retribution, young children also value the social benefits that punishment can bring.

How social learning impacts the balance of retributive and forward-looking motives for punishment is an important avenue for future study. »

Misinformation Has Created a New World Disorder

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Credit: Jen Christiansen; Source: Information Disorder: Toward an Interdisciplinary Framework for Research and Policymaking, by Claire Wardle and Hossein Derakhshan.

In February 2017 I created seven types of “information disorder” in an attempt to emphasize the spectrum of content being used to pollute the information ecosystem.

Having monitored misinformation in eight elections around the world since 2016, I have observed a shift in tactics and techniques. »

Federal appeals court slams Trump campaign efforts to turn tide in Pennsylvania ruling, saying 'claims have no merit'

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(CNN) A federal appeals court on Friday dealt the Trump campaign's effort to change the outcome of the presidential election another blow, writing in a scathing opinion that the campaign's lawsuit lacked proof and its allegations in Pennsylvania "have no merit.".

"It never alleges that any defendant treated the Trump campaign or its votes worse than it treated the Biden campaign or its votes.

The lawsuit was rejected last Saturday, when a lower court judge called it "Frankenstein's monster" for its poorly stitched together legal theories. »