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Free speech took a big hit today as the White House revoked a whole bunch of press passes and instituted its own system.Ironically, Facebook is also limiting free speech as it limits hate speech. This is a demonstration of how big and complicated this is.
The last time I saw Mark Zuckerberg was in the summer of 2017, several months before the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke. We met at Facebook's Menlo Park, Calif., office and drove to his house, in a quiet, leafy neighborhood. We spent an hour or…
francine hardawayEveryone is so upset at the fact that chris has spoken out against mark that they forget he makes good points here, and that since they're friends mark may listen.
The Washington Post
– May 8, 2019, 2:00 PM
For the past 21 years, I have had the high privilege of holding a White House press pass, a magical ticket that gives the bearer a front-row seat to history. I was in the White House the night Bill Clinton admitted his affair with Monica Lewinsky…
francine hardawayThis is so dangerous for journalists and for citizens and for free speech.
In response to a stunning op-ed from Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes published in The New York Times this morning, the company says it welcomes more accountability for its actions from lawmakers in Washington, but it says breaking up the company…
francine hardawayFacebook is a trust. I'm reading a history of the Morgan Bank and all the stuff about trust busting in the early 20th century. We're there again.
The Denver Post
– May 8, 2019, 3:30 PM
Categories: Colorado News, Colorado Politics, Denver Politics, Latest News, Local Politics, Marijuana, News, Politics Denver is set to become the first city in the nation to effectively decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms. After trailing in results…
francine hardawayWe are all going to be a nation of stoners. It reminds me of Versailles under Louis XIV (see Netflix).
Laura Hancock, cleveland.com
– May 8, 2019, 5:05 PM
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The State Medical Board of Ohio is expected in June to decide whether people can obtain medical marijuana for anxiety and autism spectrum disorder. On Wednesday, a committee made up of four members of the medical board voted…
francine hardawayIt's coming. It will be federally legal soon.
John Bacon, USA TODAY
– May 9, 2019, 5:36 AM
A vigil honoring Colorado high school shooting victim Kendrick Castillo dissolved into protest late Wednesday with some students walking out and others chanting 'mental health' when speakers discussed gun control. More than 2,000 attended the vigil…
Future Relics is a column about the objects that our society is currently making, and how they may explain our lives to future generations. In each article, we'll focus on one item that could conceivably be discovered by someone 1,000 years from…
francine hardawayHave you ever thought about it this way before? I haven't. And I have two pair.
Blockchain Capital Blog
– Apr 30, 2019, 5:11 AM
What follows is data and analysis from a survey of American adults regarding general sentiment toward Bitcoin — the survey was conducted online by The Harris Poll, on behalf of Blockchain Capital, from April 23–25, 2019…