The Daily Populous

Sunday May 2nd, 2021 night edition

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Florida is on the verge of passing legislation that would fine social media companies like Twitter and Facebook that “knowingly de-platform” political candidates.

The law wouldn’t apply to temporary social media bans on a candidate, and wouldn’t apply to instances where a platform removes specific posts that violate that platform’s terms of service.

Republican state Rep. Blaise Ingoglia said that exemption was included so that the Disney Plus streaming service “isn’t caught up in this.”

The Disney World park in Orlando brings in significant tax revenue for the state of Florida, which relies heavily on tourism dollars.

SB 7072 also bars social media platforms from restricting “journalistic enterprises,” which the bill defines as entities that do business in Florida and have at least 100,000 monthly active users or 50,000 paid subscribers.

Users must be allowed to opt out of shadow banning, and platforms can’t shadow ban political candidates or news websites.

Trump was permanently banned from Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms for inciting the rioters who attacked the US Capitol on January 6th. »

The effect of information about climate risk on property values

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We conduct a nationwide analysis of the extent to which the US housing market prices information about flood risk contained in publicly available flood maps.

Using data on millions of home sales, we find that information in these maps is not fully capitalized in property values.

Lack of information appears to contribute to underpricing: More sophisticated commercial buyers and more risk-aware buyers respond more to floodplain information. »

It Will Cost $699 to Repair a Broken 12.9-Inch M1 iPad Pro Without AppleCare+

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The fee update was added to Apple's iPad Service and Repair chart earlier today after ‌iPad Pro‌ orders went live.

The extra cost is likely due to the new mini-LED display that's exclusive to the 12.9-inch ‌iPad Pro‌.

The $699 price applies to any damage to the 12.9-inch ‌iPad Pro‌, including a broken display, and with a device as expensive as the 12.9-inch ‌iPad Pro‌, ‌AppleCare‌+ is a good idea. »