The Daily Populous

Thursday July 8th, 2021 morning edition

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If you doubt this, look no further than Kentucky, home state of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

NBC News national political reporter Sahil Kapur recently attended a question-and-answer session between McConnell and Kentucky voters.

Either McConnell was channeling Chip Roy or Roy was channeling McConnell, but both of them appear to be reading from the same script.

“[The stimulus bill] passed on a straight party line vote,” said McConnell.

As if that was not clear enough, McConnell went on to state, “And that’s why the era of bipartisanship on this stuff is over.”

Some 70 percent of Republicans believe Donald Trump is still the president, and 30 percent of them believe he will be returned to office somehow in August.

Mitch McConnell said so into a live microphone, and on such matters, I take him entirely at his word. »

Judge gives combined 33 years to pair who threatened black family with Confederate flags

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The incident took place several weeks after Dylan Roof killed nine black worshipers at a South Carolina church, sparking a backlash against public displays of the Confederate battle flag.

According to reports, Norton and Torres paraded through a neighborhood that is populated by mostly black residents with a group called “Respect the Flag,” which flew Confederate flags from their trucks.

The group allegedly noticed a black family having a birthday party, and decided to roll up and cause trouble, reportedly telling the party-goers that they would “kill y’all ni**ers.”. »

YouTube’s recommender AI still a horror show, finds major crowdsourced study – TechCrunch

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That YouTube’s AI is still — per Mozilla’s study — behaving so badly also suggests Google has been pretty successful at fuzzing criticism with superficial claims of reform.

But regulation that could help crack open proprietary AI blackboxes is now on the cards — at least in Europe.

“An earlier draft of the proposal talked about systems that manipulate human behavior, which is essentially what recommender systems are. »

‘The Tomorrow War’ Watched By 2.4M U.S. Households, Says Samba TV

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Amazon also reported that Borat 2‘s first weekend was watched by “tens of millions” whatever that means.

Samba TV measures streaming viewership in 3M U.S. terrestrial Smart TV households for those who tuned in for at least five minutes.

The Samba TV audience for No Sudden Move skewed wealthy ($150-200K incomes +11%), male (+5.9%), young (ages 20-24 +14%), and Black (+46%). »