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If I lived in the US, this would be the ironic text on the back of my car:

“Biden misspoke. Let’s elect the hateful, fascist criminal and go full blown Handmaid’s Tale instead!”

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I wrote about how Wikipedia has evolved into one of the more reliable sources on an internet awash with junk, AI-generated sludge, and toxic lies. forkingpaths.co/p/in-a-sea-of-

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The Supreme Court's conservative majority rejects science, history and reality itself. Editorial from Scientific American: scientificamerican.com/article

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Concerns mount as to whether the 173-year old New York Times is too old to continue in its role as the nation’s newspaper of record.

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NPR had a discussion of the Roberts court last night, and what amazed me was the lengths the reporters were going to to pretend that anything about his decisions is based on some actual concern for the wellbeing of the country. This guy oversaw Citizens United. He was there for Dobbs. He’s here time and again batting for team christofascism. Let’s stop pretending he’s just a misguided good guy.

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@GottaLaff
"Will the lying, fraudster, rapist, convicted felon, insurrectionist, orange narcissistic psychopath drop out of the race to prevent the shaming of the reputation of the United States?"
- a headline you won't see

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We're 344 subscribers away from where we were before Amazon pulled the rug out from under their traditional subscription program. There is light at the end of the tunnel, but still much work to do.

clarkesworldmagazine.com/subsc

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@GottaLaff The “media” has a lot to be blamed for. I watched CBS News post Biden’s statement on the SCOTUS ruling. They spent a minute on what he said, and then went on to question Biden’s age / ability and repeating over and over that he was using a teleprompter. Completely ignoring the fact that the Supreme Court just overturned democracy. Its journalism malpractice and supporting fascism.

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All of you pointing out that Biden can now violate the law with impunity need to stop. This is the problem: Biden and the democrats won't. Trump and the republicans will.

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Here’s the hard truth: The MAGA Supreme Court’s authoritarian vision is incompatible with democracy. And for the next 126 days before the election, we need to treat this like the emergency it is. indivisibleteam.medium.com/wit

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@uspolitics

It's not "utterly baffling" if you consider that 2/3 of SCOTUS are nothing more than corrupt, GOP partisan hacks. A couple of them should have recused themselves and didn't, and others should never have been confirmed as SCOTUS justices in the first place. #SCOTUS

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I’m 67 and am now more worried about the direction of the United States than I have been at any other time in my life. Individual dark forces seem to be gathering into a tsunami.

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Vivaldi takes firm stance against AI, will not include it in its browser

The web browser Vivaldi is taking a firm stance against including machine learning tools to its browser.

So, as we have seen, LLMs are essentially confident-sounding lying machines with a penchant to occasionally disclose private data or plagiarise existing work. While they do this, they

osnews.com/story/140107/vivald

#Internet

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Joe Biden has to hurry up and commit fraud, rape, espionage, and insurrection quickly so The New York Times will think he's fit to stay in the race.

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The Government™ has made an ad about the existential risks AI poses to humanity, and it’s surprisingly honest and informative

youtube.com/watch?v=TtVJ4JDM7e

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One of the best things #Biden has done is to appoint people to lead agencies like the EPA, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and National Labor Relations Board who actually want to protect what they're supposed to protect: the environment, consumers, workers, etc. It's not coincidence that #SCOTUS just decapitated their ability to do their jobs. #ExpandTheCourt

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After more closely reading NYT coverage over the past week, a simpler conclusion: The Times has lost its mind. This is an old-school crusade by the paper, news and editorial, fixated on Biden's age and the NYT's belief he should leave the contest. It is not "independent journalism" or neutral, the two descriptions its editors use. But they reject all criticism as partisan, and are blind to their biases. #journalism #USPol mastodon.social/@melaniesill/1

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