Facebook says it’s winning the fight against hate speech targeting Black Americans. Its own research says otherwise.

Facebook says it’s winning the fight against hate speech targeting Black Americans. Its own research says otherwise.

This post was originally published on this siteFacebook whistleblower Frances Haugen internal documents show that Facebook removes a fraction of hate speech and threats against Black users.     

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The Supreme Court Won’t Halt Texas’s Abortion Ban While The Justices Decide If Anyone Can Sue

The Supreme Court Won’t Halt Texas’s Abortion Ban While The Justices Decide If Anyone Can Sue

This post was originally published on this siteThe court will hear arguments on Nov. 1 on whether the Justice Department and abortion providers can sue Texas at all. View Entire Post ›

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Biden taps Obama-era official to lead Fish and Wildlife Service

Biden taps Obama-era official to lead Fish and Wildlife Service

This post was originally published on this sitePresident Biden has nominated Martha Williams to lead the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) after she informally serving in the role since the start of the Biden administration.Williams was previously the director of the Montana Department of…

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Democrats press Biden admin to lift embassy ban on discussing gay marriage

Democrats press Biden admin to lift embassy ban on discussing gay marriage

This post was originally published on this siteMore than 60 House Democrats are calling on Secretary of State Antony Blinken to lift the State Department’s blanket ban on U.S. diplomats lobbying for gay

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Frustration with Biden among Black leaders rises

Frustration with Biden among Black leaders rises

This post was originally published on this siteBlack voters and activists are increasingly frustrated with Democrats and the Biden administration in the wake of the party’s latest failure to advance voting rights legislation.In his first days in office, President Biden signed a flurry of…

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Despite climate change promises, governments plan to ramp up fossil fuel production

Despite climate change promises, governments plan to ramp up fossil fuel production

This post was originally published on this site A new study by the United Nations shows that the world’s governments plan to carry on using coal, gas, and oil — despite promises made under the 2015 Paris Agreement to limit global warming. (Image credit: Tony Gutierrez/AP)

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‘Big, big shifts’: How Biden’s civil rights pros have reoriented DOJ

‘Big, big shifts’: How Biden’s civil rights pros have reoriented DOJ

This post was originally published on this siteThe Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division has launched several major investigations under President Joe Biden, an aggressive start after years of neglect during the Trump-era.

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‘Promises Made Just Have to Be Promises Kept’: Black Colleges Feel Stung by Democrats

‘Promises Made Just Have to Be Promises Kept’: Black Colleges Feel Stung by Democrats

This post was originally published on this siteA rift is forming over a plan to provide only $2 billion out of the $20 billion President Biden proposed to help level the playing field in his social spending package.

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Abortion at the Supreme Court: A roadmap to the cases pending over Texas’ six-week ban

Abortion at the Supreme Court: A roadmap to the cases pending over Texas’ six-week ban

This post was originally published on this siteThe Supreme Court could rule soon in the Biden administration’s lawsuit challenging Texas’ six-week abortion ban. It’s one of several pending suits.     

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EPA to regulate certain types of ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water in 2023

EPA to regulate certain types of ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water in 2023

This post was originally published on this siteThe EPA on Monday released its strategy for addressing a type of cancer-linked chemicals called PFAS, including its plans to finish a rule to regulate certain types of PFAS in drinking water in 2023.PFAS stands for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl…

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