Minnesota law enforcement, at its based level exhibits some intersectional issues often represented in fictional culture products like Fargo. Their police forces haven’t learned very much since the death of George Floyd. So many examples of bad faith below:
CNN producer Carolyn Sung was wrongfully arrested by Minnesota state troopers on Tuesday night. This letter from a group of media outlets describes how she was mistreated and held for more than two hours pic.twitter.com/2OqXWrN55G
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) April 18, 2021
There's a church in Brooklyn Center that was harboring people hurt by police violence during the #DaunteWright protests, and this was how the cops responded.
(Photograph by Scott Streble) pic.twitter.com/CNVVKjBjIZ
— Mischa Coldwater 🌌🦄 (@RainbowOfRed) April 17, 2021
I was pepper sprayed in the eye while photographing the scene at the Brooklyn Center Police Department. I had cameras & my press credentials clearly in view. It came from the side w/o warning I was shooting so I didn’t even see it coming. This is a GoPro version of the incident. pic.twitter.com/TIhzsnG1Ri
— Carlos Gonzalez (@CarlosGphoto) April 13, 2021
Police arrested at least 40 people at protests in Minnesota over the police killing of #DaunteWright.
Brooklyn Center's city council reportedly passed a resolution banning police use of tear gas and rubber bullets, but police fired rubber bullets, tear gas and flash grenades. pic.twitter.com/J5dNDwFO7O
— AJ+ (@ajplus) April 13, 2021
“…Kristian Rouz, is a Russian native who has also worked for #Sputnik, a Kremlin-controlled news outlet, which was first reported by The Daily Beast. Sputnik has been accused by intelligence services of contributing to Russia’s efforts to interfere in American elections.”
NEW: Staffers at One America News, the misinformation-peddling outlet favored by Trump, don’t think their own stories are true, & are cheering on lawsuits against the owners. One producer, re the Capitol riot: “That’s what happens when people listen to us” https://t.co/2ZL234P4aP
— Rachel C. Abrams (@RachelAbramsNY) April 18, 2021
You are trustwashing a terrorist organization.
This is who the Oath Keepers are: https://t.co/SW9PiZaCAq
— K. Louise Neufeld 🇺🇸 (@ninaandtito) April 19, 2021
If the intelligence tests were truly picking up intelligence and intelligence is considered static, why does training on the test improve performance on the test?
— Monjula Ray (@queerBengali) April 19, 2021
Not joking about this.@apple’s new @AppleArcade game is about a bunch of (overwhelmingly) white people coming together to stop a new housing development in their upper middle class neighborhood because their cats play on the lot.
It’s a tile matching game. pic.twitter.com/cNxH5Svsx0
— Brianna Wu (@BriannaWu) April 17, 2021
How best to counter the virus of disinformation on vaccines?https://t.co/G3ZWPXSiQz
— ST Opinion (@STopinion) April 18, 2021
As in every society, there remain a minority of individuals who are hesitant or have doubts about the vaccines, for a variety of reasons, and a host of efforts are ongoing to allay concerns that groups like seniors may have.
Some of their worries are fed by misinformation – which is generally purveyed through informal networks like chat groups and friends.
Researchers have noted that some of this false information is shared within closed networks out of genuine concern, or a lack of knowledge.
On-the-ground engagement, and campaigns to address doubts they may have, are necessary and helpful in assuaging these worries.
Public education on sifting out dubious information may also help people be more discerning of what they read.
While misinformation refers to information that is false or out of context, disinformation is a subset of misinformation that is deliberately created or spread with the intent to mislead.
Observers note that these anti-vaxxers spend a disproportionate amount of time online and on social media, where they imbibe material that reinforces their beliefs, generally along these lines: Covid-19 is not dangerous; Covid-19 vaccines are dangerous; scientists (and governments) cannot be trusted.
What is particularly disturbing is that most of this disinformation can be traced back to – and appears to be deliberately manufactured by – a small group of anti-vaccine activists, aided by social media platforms and their algorithms that amplify viral content.
Recent reports by the Centre for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH), a think-tank based in Britain and the United States focusing on disinformation efforts, shed some light on this industry that has enabled anti-vaccine activists on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter to reach over 59 million followers.
Graph certainly makes it clear how deadly GOP government has been!
Also, when your low pop &/or non-dense states are equal to high dense states hit in the initial wave- that means you REALLY suck! https://t.co/msnrU9mhIn— Rachel Bitecofer 📈🔭🍌 (@RachelBitecofer) April 17, 2021
“They (GQP) are the only organization in human history that is dedicated, with passion, to ensuring that human survival, survival of organized human society, will be impossible,” — Noam Chomsky
He wanted to have the Taliban over to Camp David on 9/11/19 so he could take credit for negotiating an already negotiated deal and have a big celebration. https://t.co/k4kz14vDhS
— digby (@digby56) April 19, 2021
The great champion of liberty against “cancel culture” is raising money from people who want to watch him burn John Boehner’s book https://t.co/oEoJyakrWX
— New York Magazine (@NYMag) April 19, 2021
Taser founder and CEO says police won’t need guns in 10 years https://t.co/siQKCWEXii
— Forbes (@Forbes) April 19, 2021
More nonsense from the TV Dinner heir. A pernicious bit of NIMBY intolerance is embedded in the same disinformation that Tucker Carlson is spreading, who undoubtedly got the vaccine, but is telling his audience it might not work. His cluelessness about the necessity for boosters given the mutations coming from the spread makes his lies dangerous.
— The Onion (@TheOnion) April 16, 2021
— Forbes (@Forbes) April 16, 2021
Tucker Carlson drew controversy earlier this week when he questioned whether Covid-19 vaccines are ineffective, and on Thursday, he claimed to viewers that Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla had offered up proof Pfizer’s vaccine dosage “doesn’t work” earlier in the day — in reality, Bourla was just discussing longstanding plans for booster shots.
Carlson has repeatedly used his show to insinuate public health officials are withholding information about coronavirus vaccines and trying to coerce unwilling patients into getting vaccinated. On Monday, he floated — but did not outright endorse — a new evidence-free theory: Health experts want people to keep socially distancing after getting vaccinated because they secretly know vaccines are ineffective. “Maybe it doesn't work, and they're simply not telling you that,” he said.
These Fox News sponsors:
They are lying. They are one of the last hold outs still advertising on Tucker Carlson's show.https://t.co/Yrc3wSXEic
— Secret Agent Number Six (@DesignationSix) April 15, 2021
Not everyone who is a white supremacist watches Tucker Carlson, but everyone who watches Tucker Carlson is a white supremacist.
Who inspired who? Tucker Carlson vs. white supremacist mass shooters pic.twitter.com/l90hTNP0SK
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) April 16, 2021
It's unnerving to be researching the fevered and fearful language of backlashes since the era of Reconstruction and, then, to hear Tucker Carlson uncannily replicating so much of it on an almost daily basis. https://t.co/XPTBNap7G1
— Lawrence Glickman (@LarryGlickman) April 16, 2021
History demands that we pay more attention to Tucker Carlson's parroting of racist “replacement” theory,
THIS JUST IN: The Republican Party is raising money by slyly defending Tucker Carlson's recent bout of racism. Carlson is “absolutely right,” a GOP fundraising email says, without specifying what he's right about. Please read, RT, and share. https://t.co/ViTVsfU2vj
— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) April 16, 2021
Armed robbery in California doesn't go as planned pic.twitter.com/kVJiuxiDuD
— Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) April 17, 2021
A suspected poacher was killed by a herd of breeding elephants that he encountered while fleeing from park rangers, according to South African officials. https://t.co/WMx710xYAw
— ABC News (@ABC) April 18, 2021
A sad reminder that while mass shootings are portrayed as an epidemic in the US, very little relative attention is paid to the fact that on average, police kill almost 2.5x as many people per year as mass shooters. (1/3) pic.twitter.com/2ULfVHI66Y
— 🏴 Nerdy Anarchist 🏴 (@ryanhoover) April 16, 2021