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As public health officials plead with Americans to wear masks to stop the spread of COVID-19, Donald Trump shares debunked videos of “demon sex” doctor claiming that masks aren’t necessary

Yesterday, Facebook took down a video which was full of debunked claims about COVID-19. Shortly thereafter, Donald Trump began sharing clips from the same video with his 84.2 million followers on Twitter. Among other things, “experts” quoted in the video argue that masks don’t stop the spread of the disease, and that the antimalarial drug […]

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Two tweets from October 25 perfectly illustrate the difference between Joe Biden and Donald Trump

As I invested way too much time yesterday writing about Trump’s budding jihad against Twitter, I’ve decided that, tonight, I’d like to focus elsewhere. So, as much as I’d like to write about our president’s toothless retaliatory attack against the social media company that had the audacity to fact-check him, and his growing fondness for […]

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For those who wondered what it would take for Twitter to finally take action against Donald Trump, we now know the answer… an unfounded accusation of murder

A few days ago, for some inexplicable reason, Donald Trump — in the middle of a pandemic that has now claimed the lives of over 100,000 American citizens — decided to imply that MSNBC host Joe Scarborough was somehow involved in the death of a young woman who worked in his Florida office while he […]

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The enduring beauty of the deep state… Marie Yovanovitch provides the best counterpoint to Trumpism to date

I had the good fortune to be on vacation this past Friday, so I was able to watch quite a bit of Marie Yovanovitch’s courageous testimony before the House Intelligence Committee in real-time. While there’s a great deal that I could say about the shameful behavior of Republicans on the committee and the response to […]

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Carole Cadwalladr on how Facebook broke democracy

Today, in front of an audience at the Time 100 Summit in New York City, Donald Trump advisor Jared Kushner downplayed Russian interference in the 2016 campaign as “a couple of Facebook ads.” The truth, of course, as we just had confirmed by the Mueller report, is that the Russian disinformation campaign was significant, aggressive […]

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