Democracy Dies in Darkness

Washington, DC
Joined March 2007
The editor-in-chief of British Vogue @Edward_Enninful joins @PostLive to discuss diversity and inclusion in the fashion industry, his unexpected journey and his new memoir, “A Visible Man.” twitter.censors.us/i/broadcasts/1Ow…
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Perspective: Help Desk technology columnist @geoffreyfowler explains how Google's new program allows political campaign emails to slip past Gmail spam filters. wapo.st/3Cz6rDC
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Over the next few weeks, emails from campaigns participating in Google’s trial will start to show up directly in everyone’s Gmail “Primary” tab. (That’s the same spot as actually important information like emails from a potential employer or your aunt.) wapo.st/3Cz6rDC
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You’ll see a new gray “Unsubscribe” box at the top the first time you open one of these emails. You’ll now have to look at and tap unsubscribe on each of these emails, which senders have a habit of multiplying every election season. wapo.st/3Cz6rDC
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GOP lawmakers have seized on a study from North Carolina State University to suggest Gmail’s spam filter is biased against Republican emails. Never mind that the authors of the study said their work was being misrepresented. wapo.st/3Cz6rDC
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Even more than the volume of spam, what worries experts is how political emails and text messages can spread misinformation. While more social networks are labeling or taking down dangerous or misleading posts, it’s harder to put a harm filter on email. wapo.st/3Cz6rDC
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The current law says Google is not obligated to monitor deceitful messages. And we probably don’t want Google as an email provider getting into the business of checking emails for truth. But there are other ways to enforce accountability and transparency. wapo.st/3Cz6rDC
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Thursday briefing: - Ian was probably Florida’s deadliest hurricane since 1935. - There was a mass shooting at a day-care center in Thailand. - Monkeypox cases are dropping in the U.S. wapo.st/3V6EFFV
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Drone and helicopter footage captured off the coast of South Africa provides what scientists say is the first direct proof that orcas are capable of hunting and killing one of the world’s largest sea predators: the great white shark. wapo.st/3RGkDis
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How many nuclear weapons does Russia have? What are tactical weapons? We have your answers here. twitter.censors.us/i/events/1577740…
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