The Daily Populous

Thursday March 11st, 2021 morning edition

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President Trump’s desperation to convince Georgia election officials to reverse the state’s election result was made clear in a newly surfaced recording of a call Trump had with a top elections investigators in the state.

Trump’s call to the investigator came several days before his infamous call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.

That Trump spoke separately to another official in Raffensperger’s office was previously reported by the Washington Post.

On Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal made public for the first time a recording of that earlier call, in which Trump attempted to cajole and sweet-talk Francis Watson, who is the chief investigator in Raffensperger’s office.

On the call, Trump urged Watson to focus her attention on Fulton County, which is home to Atlanta.

“You are going to find things that are going to be unbelievable — the dishonesty,” Trump said, according to the Wall Street Journal recording.

Trump’s pressuring of Georgia election officials is now the subject of an investigation by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, and she is also looking at the ouster of the U.S. Attorney in Atlanta, whose replacement Trump hand-picked. »

Afghanistan bans schoolgirls older than 12 from singing — reports

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A spokeswoman for the Education Ministry confirmed the letter's authenticity, adding that the decision applies to all provinces, Germany's DPA news agency reported.

In video message circulated by media, the spokeswoman, Najeeba Arian, said the decision was made after suggestions by students and parents.

The decision has sparked outrage on social media platforms as people compared the government's decision to the Taliban's ideology. »

Facebook and Twitter algorithms incentivize 'people to get enraged': Walter Isaacson

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Similar to problematic social media algorithms, search engines learn to serve you what you and others have clicked on before.

Because people are drawn to the sensational, this dance between algorithms and human nature can foster the spread of misinformation.

As people continued clicking and sharing that misinformation, Google continued serving those pages at the top of the search results. »

Half of U.S. States looking to give Americans the Right to Repair

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In some states, the legislation targets farm or medical equipment, while in other states, the bills apply broadly.

People just want to fix their stuff, and they’ve been clamoring -- here, there and everywhere -- for lawmakers to protect their right to repair.

With 25 states considering Right to Repair legislation in the U.S., it’s only a matter of time before Right to Repair is the law of the land.”. »

Texas Florist Who Admitted to Being in Pelosi’s Office Wants Case Moved from D.C. Because of ‘Cancel Culture’

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“There is no evidence of communications or a plan between the two to enter the Capitol.

The invaders postponed but did not prevent Congress for counting electoral college votes weighing in favor of the real winner, President Joe Biden.

The defense also wants a change of venue, asserting Cudd could not get a fair trial in Washington, D.C. because of “cancel culture.” »