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You could be forgiven for thinking the government has treated the pandemic as an opportunity to reward its friends, says researcher Sophie Hill The Tories have undoubtedly seen this pandemic as an opportunity. An opportunity to exploit the system and the good will of the people in order to line the pockets of their friends and dismantle parts of the NHS "It’s remarkable that the government has managed to squander so much goodwill so quickly – all while paying huge sums to PR firms to work on their messaging strategy." https://www.facebook.com/103626624451616/posts/217156946431916/
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Tories bought tools to work out voters’ race and religion before 2019 election. “This really should be headline national news. 10,000,000 people racially profiled without consent by the UK Conservative Party. Buried on page 11 of 21 of an ICO audit of the parties use of data.” https://www.facebook.com/103626624451616/posts/216779179803026/
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Subscribe. Directed by Amanda Zackem http://www.americancanary.org Short film by American Canary. UNM is currently in production of the documentary, Ecosoph

Subscribe. Directed by Amanda Zackem http://www.americancanary.org Short film by American Canary. UNM is currently in production of the documentary, Ecosophi... We need to see reality for what it is, no matter how bleak, for us to have hope and work at a meaningful life to change that reality for something better. https://youtu.be/Vpkz6GMsJ1g https://www.facebook.com/103626624451616/posts/213486070132337/
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Millions of farm animals worldwide could suffer if the UK sacrifices its standards to secure new trade deals. I’ve signed the open letter to the UK Government demanding that all food imports meet UK standards, to protect animal welfare, human health and the environment. Please will you join me? Please sign to protect UK animal rights in post Brexit deals https://www.facebook.com/103626624451616/posts/213010810179863/
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Fears that appointment of extreme Republican partisans could endanger or politicise operation of defense department What’s his real agenda whilst he distracts the media and public with lies about voter fraud?..... oh maybe this.. “Fears that appointment of extreme Republican partisans could endanger or politicise operation of defense department” and why would that be a good thing for a man in Putin’s pocket??? https://www.facebook.com/103626624451616/posts/212681170212827/
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The outgoing president has two ‘election defense funds’ – but the small print shows donations will go towards paying off debt “ Donald Trump’s latest endeavor? Asking his supporters to pay his debts The outgoing president has two ‘election defense funds’ – but the small print shows donations will go towards paying off debt” https://www.facebook.com/103626624451616/posts/212431146904496/
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Donald Trump uses Twitter as a diversion tactic when faced with bad press, a new study has found. I am not sure they actually needed a study to figure this out ?! https://www.standard.co.uk/news/us-politics/donald-trump-tweets-twitter-distraction-b63242.html https://www.facebook.com/103626624451616/posts/212400616907549/
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Saturday contemplation: Life feels too much sometimes. Covid, US elections, Brexit, Lockdown 2.0, climate change, racial injustice, hatred and bigotry pushed on the LGBTQ+ 🏳️‍🌈 community. It needs to stop. We need to take a breath and ask “what is really going on here?” When did fake news, conspiracy theory and misinformation get taken as gospel by so many? The divisions which are propagated and propelled forward by the attention economies of global tech platforms need to be acknowledged and addressed. We need to first acknowledge their existence, their impact in and on our lives and then build strategies to overcome them. To educate others and start building a movement for change. @tristanharris and @centerforhumanetechnology state it like this “As long as social media companies profit from outrage, confusion, addiction, and depression, our well-being and democracy will continue to be at risk.” Don’t just be the change in the world influence it. @ajlunited the Algorithmic Justice League shows how coded bias is affecting the lives of marginalized groups. How big data and AI is not “unbiased” as it claims as its coded by straight white men for straight white men who may not even realise their deep in built biases. In the UK @openrightsgroup monitors and fights for your rights for digital freedom, free from surveillance and data harvesting and manipulation. Check out the work of some of these groups. These are just some of the organizations and people fighting for your digital freedom. All of the issues above are being affected by the polarization caused by social media and big tech companies. We need to somehow get a grip on that to move forward as a society. We need to acknowledge our addiction and dependence on this technologies. Acknowledging we have a problem is the first part. We then need to start learning to use them to our advantage and holding them accountable for what they are doing in society. Yes Twitter and Facebook are suppressing the false tweets and accusations of the current occupant of the White House, and that’s a start. But that is too little too late for many. Start the journey, take back control. Saturday contemplation: Life feels too much sometimes. Covid, US elections, Brexit, Lockdown 2.0, climate change, racial injustice, hatred and bigotry pushed on the LGBTQ+ 🏳️‍🌈 community. It needs to stop. We need to take a breath and ask “what is really going on here?” When did fake news, conspiracy theory and misinformation get taken as gospel by so many? The divisions which are propagated and propelled forward by the attention economies of global tech platforms need to be acknowledged and addressed. We need to first acknowledge their existence, their impact in and on our lives and then build strategies to overcome them. To educate others and start building a movement for change. @tristanharris and @centerforhumanetechnology state it like this “As long as social media companies profit from outrage, confusion, addiction, and depression, our well-being and democracy will continue to be at risk.” Don’t just be the change in the world influence it. @ajlunited the Algorithmic Justice League shows how coded bias is affecting the lives of marginalized groups. How big data and AI is not “unbiased” as it claims as its coded by straight white men for straight white men who may not even realise their deep in built biases. In the UK @openrightsgroup monitors and fights for your rights for digital freedom, free from surveillance and data harvesting and manipulation. Check out the work of some of these groups. These are just some of the organizations and people fighting for your digital freedom. All of the issues above are being affected by the polarization caused by social media and big tech companies. We need to somehow get a grip on that to move forward as a society. We need to acknowledge our addiction and dependence on this technologies. Acknowledging we have a problem is the first part. We then need to start learning to use them to our advantage and holding them accountable for what they are doing in society. Yes Twitter and Facebook are suppressing the false tweets and accusations of the current occupant of the White House, and that’s a start. But that is too little too late for many. Start the journey, take back control. https://www.facebook.com/103626624451616/posts/211607133653564/
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Speeches from past US candidates conceding have been resurfacing after Trump, once again, falsely claims vote fraud Republican or Democrat past presidents have focused on uniting the nation even in defeat. This is the sign of a true leader and diplomat....... need I say more https://www.facebook.com/103626624451616/posts/211578630323081/
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If you are heading to the polls today, it might be worth saving your state’s hotline number on your phone now. #voterintimidationisillegal #voterintimidationhotlines If you are heading to the polls today, it might be worth saving your state’s hotline number on your phone now. #voterintimidationisillegal #voterintimidationhotlines https://www.facebook.com/103626624451616/posts/210689693745308/
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Top expert says Biden taking pandemic ‘seriously’, leading spokesman for president to accuse doctor of political bias You need to vote him out, he whose name is not even worth speaking as to do so just adds to his “Branding” The US needs a president that takes this pandemic seriously. That doesn’t name call and blame others but steps up, take firm action and takes responsibility. I am far from a conservative but in the UK, as much as I despise the man and what he represents, Boris is at least doing something. Albeit late. But he is doing something and all through his government has provided support to those whose jobs are at risk and more. Has it been perfect? Far from it. Has it been free from corruption, deceit or ineptitude? No quite the opposite. But I appreciate this is a very challenging situation to try to manage and try to do the right thing. But one of the simplest things to do is to acknowledge it, warn people about how serious it is and take some kind of action. He who shall not be named can’t even do that. And now he has the blood of hundreds of thousands of lives on his hands. If you haven’t already vote. And vote him out. #vote https://www.facebook.com/103626624451616/posts/210325700448374/
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Called the “closest thing Silicon Valley has to a conscience,” by The Atlantic magazine, Tristan Harris spent three years as a Google Design Ethicist develop... This is important https://youtu.be/OaTKaHKCAFg https://www.facebook.com/103626624451616/posts/210018390479105/
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"Take Back Your Attention" is a short compilation with clips from several Rebel Wisdom films, and featuring visuals from the recent Netflix film with Trastan... Time to take back control of your attention ? https://youtu.be/GyHxau5CaIc https://www.facebook.com/103626624451616/posts/208059110675033/
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