The Daily Populous

Thursday March 2nd, 2023 day edition

image for Twitter founder Jack Dorsey launches new social media platform Bluesky to rival the bird app

Bluesky, a Twitter alternative which has Twitter co-founder and former CEO Jack Dorsey as one of its, has been launched on the Apple App Store, on an invite-only basis.

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Bluesky’s primary endeavour is AT or “Authenticated Transfer Protocol,” while the Bluesky smartphone app serves to demonstrate the protocol in operation.

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The Bluesky initiative, which is now a public benefit company, was initially incubated within Twitter beginning in 2019 when Jack Dorsey was CEO.

Also read: ‘Permanent bans don’t work’: Ex-CEO Jack Dorsey agrees with Elon Musk on reinstating Donald Trump’s Twitter account.

Dorsey went to Twitter shortly after stepping down as CEO to openly discuss Bluesky, characterising it as “an open decentralised standard for social media.” »

The Supreme Court justices deciding whether to axe Biden's student loan relief program paid an average of $42,539 to go to college. Today, they'd have to pay around $320,531.

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In August, Biden announced plans to cancel up to $20,000 in student debt for federal borrowers making under $125,000 a year.

According to EDI, there was a 2,807% increase in the average student loan debt at graduation between 1970 and 2021 before adjusting for inflation.

Student loan borrowers gathered at the Supreme Court today to tell the court that student loan relief is legal on January 2, 2023. »

Exclusive-US seeks allies' backing for possible China sanctions over Ukraine war -sources

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Washington and its allies have said in recent weeks that China was considering providing weapons to Russia, which Beijing denies.

Asked about the consultations, a White House National Security Council spokesperson said Russia's war made it difficult for China with Europe and others.

Washington should make China choose between access to the U.S. financial system or aiding Russia's war, Ruggiero said, citing the sanctions approach to Iran and North Korea. »

Video appears to show Texas drag bill author dressed in drag

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A Texas lawmaker who authored a bill that would restrict drag performances appears to have dressed in drag himself while a student.

Schatzline, a first-term state representative and former pastor, did not immediately respond to NBC News’ request for comment.

The emergence of Schatzline’s video came several days after an image of what appears to be Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee dressed in drag as a high school student was shared on Reddit and Twitter. »

Japan’s birth rate plunges to new record low; politician blames citizens' lack of 'romantic ability'

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Japan’s birth rate has plunged to a new record low, undermining the country’s initiatives to remedy its aging population.

The birth rate is the lowest since the ministry began record-keeping in 1899, falling to a record low for the seventh consecutive year.

South Korea beat its own record for the world’s lowest fertility rate, falling to 0.78 children per woman in 2022. »