Blog

This is the price of COVID-19 disinformation: The worst flu season in decades

This is the price of COVID-19 disinformation: The worst flu season in decades

Last week, it became clear that under new CEO Elon Musk, Twitter had stopped enforcing a policy against spreading disinformation related to COVID-19 and vaccinations. They didn’t make a big announcement about this. It wasn’t until people began wondering why so much outright anti-vax nonsense was suddenly floating around, that it was discovered that Twitter had stopped trying to block such propaganda back in mid-November. The cost of that disinformation campaign is absolutely measurable. In the United States, not only…

Read More Read More

Connect! Unite! Act! Just to be clear, Hitler was a bad person

Connect! Unite! Act! Just to be clear, Hitler was a bad person

Connect! Unite! Act! is a weekly series encouraging the creation of face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups meet to socialize, support candidates, get out the vote, and engage in other local political actions that help our progressive movement grow and exert maximum influence on the powers that be. Visit us every week to see how you can get involved! I recognize that no one on this site will be surprised by this announcement, but I feel it is worthwhile…

Read More Read More

Bannon guest freaks out MAGAs by saying there was no election fraud—as GOP reconsiders its strategy

Bannon guest freaks out MAGAs by saying there was no election fraud—as GOP reconsiders its strategy

There’s a downside to cribbing your political strategy from Donald Trump—namely, Donald Trump doesn’t know what he’s talking about on any subject, ever. (Unless, of course, you want to know which 25 McDonald’s Dollar Menu items pair best with cutting off your gravely ill infant nephew’s health insurance.)  Back in 2020, when Donald Trump was plotting to steal the presidential election, he sought to undermine faith in mail-in ballots. Because after he lost—an outcome that seemed all but certain, even to addlebrained…

Read More Read More

‘Can’t protect you from a fart’: MTG gets mocked on Twitter for comparing masks to underwear

‘Can’t protect you from a fart’: MTG gets mocked on Twitter for comparing masks to underwear

As people across the globe continue to hate on Twitter following Elon Musk’s takeover, people like Marjorie Taylor Greene seem to be enjoying the newly relaxed regulations. Greene is taking full advantage of the understaffed platform to return to her favorite pastime of the last few years: spreading COVID-19 misinformation between misspellings and antisemitic rants about space lasers. The GOP Rep. from Georgia had her personal Twitter account suspended last year for repeatedly spreading COVID misinformation, though her official congressional account was still…

Read More Read More

New NASA camera spots methane ‘Super Emitter’ in New Mexico

New NASA camera spots methane ‘Super Emitter’ in New Mexico

An International Space Station instrument looks for dust, finds methane vent in the Permian Basin. By Jerry Redfern for Capital & Main A news release from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory about its new mineral mapping instrument on the International Space Station sent Oil Conservation Division (OCD) employees scrambling the last week in October. The notification, posted to science aficionados around the world, featured the agency’s new ground-scanning camera and led with an image of a massive methane leak from what appears to be…

Read More Read More

Defense bill could roll back Covid vaccine policy, top Dem says

Defense bill could roll back Covid vaccine policy, top Dem says

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — Final defense legislation set to be unveiled next week could undo the Pentagon’s policy of kicking out troops for not taking the Covid vaccine, the Democratic chair of the House Armed Services Committee said Saturday. Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.) said a rollback of the policy is on the table for a compromise version of the National Defense Authorization Act, but hasn’t been decided yet. “We haven’t resolved it, but it is very fair to say that…

Read More Read More