The Daily Populous

Tuesday November 8th, 2022 morning edition

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One week into Elon Musk’s ownership of Twitter, the social media platform has reportedly lost over one million followers.

MIT Technology Review reported that Bot Sentinel analyzed 3.1 million accounts on Twitter and “believes that around 877,000 accounts were deactivated and a further 497,000 were suspended between Oct. 27 and Nov. 1.

Bot Sentinel’s analysis watched a percentage of users with deactivated or suspended accounts before applying that percentage to the overall 237 million “monetizable daily active users” on Twitter.

Based on the 5,958 accounts suspended or deleted the week before Musk’s takeover, it suggests a 208% increase in lost accounts.

He believes some users are testing what can and will not stay posted, such as posts using hate speech.

The rise in hate speech on Twitter comes after the company paused some of its moderation tools, Bloomberg reported.

By Monday, verified users who changed their name to “Elon Musk” were hit with suspensions, including comedian Kathy Griffin. »

China taking ‘aggressive’ steps to gut Canada’s democracy, warns Trudeau

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Justin Trudeau has warned that China is “play[ing] aggressive games” to undermine democratic institutions amid reports Beijing actively interfered in Canada’s federal elections.

David Mulroney, Canada’s former ambassador to China, said the allegations were “far more aggressive” than previously suspected.

“Just when you think some allegations against China are exaggerated, you find that they’ve in fact been understated.” »

Ted Cruz Brutally Booed By Houston Astros Fans At World Series Parade

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Beer flies at Ted Cruz during Astros World Series Parade — Alien Truther Wildwest (@wcgroovy) November 7, 2022.

That Ted Cruz is participating in the Houston Astros World Series parade is one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen… — Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) November 7, 2022.

Ted Cruz getting booed like a sniveling dork while riding in the Houston Astros’ championship parade. »

Massachusetts museum returns sacred items to Sioux tribes

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— About 150 artifacts considered sacred by the Lakota Sioux peoples are being returned to them after being stored at a small Massachusetts museum for more than a century.

They had been held by the Founders Museum in Barre, Massachusetts, about 74 miles west of Boston.

The museum also has other Indigenous items not believed to have originated with the Sioux. »

The next Mass Effect game is still in the pre-production phase of development, but it has been "proceeding very well"

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Since we last spoke about the next Mass Effect™ game, pre-production development has been proceeding very well.

The team, comprised of Mass Effect franchise veterans as well as some amazing new additions to BioWare™, has grown steadily!

Millions of you have now experienced Mass Effect Legendary Edition, as returning players or for the first time. »