A coalition of U.S. state attorneys general is calling on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to implement aggressive measures against the anti-vaccination conspiracy theories, lies and alarmist disinformation and misinformation thriving on their platforms, undermining public confidence in COVID-19 vaccines.
Amanda Gorman, an award-winning African American poet and activist, became the youngest presidential inauguration poet in U.S. history when she delivered her soul-stirring poem "The Hill We Climb," at the historical inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala D. Harris in Washington D.C. on Jan. 20, 2021.
In his inaugural speech, U.S. President Joe Biden declared that his country's "fragile" and "precious" democracy had "prevailed" following the deadly Jan. 6, 2021 assault on the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump “insurrectionists” and “domestic terrorists”.
In the aftermath of the deadly Jan. 6, 2021 storming of the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump white nationalists, far-right extremists, white supremacists, QAnon adherents, and ordinary Americans, Twitter permanently banned outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump to reduce “the risk of further incitement of violence”.
National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden urges us to continue defending our digital rights in the face of burgeoning digital authoritarianism at home and beyond, because mass government surveillance "robs us of private space, eroding our dignity and the things that make us human."
Boycotting Amazon on Black Friday, the e-commerce’s behemoth’s profitable day of the year, would #MakeAmazonPay for its widely-documented labour malpractices, anti-democratic practices, and ongoing COVID-19 profiteering, says Greek economist Yanis Varoufakis.
In her victory speech, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, says while she is the first African American person, first Indian American person, and first daughter of immigrants to serve as Vice President of the US, she "won’t be the last".
As Zimbabwe officially records its first two coronavirus cases and one death, President Emmerson Mnangagwa's ability and willingness to protect ordinary Zimbabweans from unnecessary Covid-19 deaths, pain and suffering remain highly questionable.