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Introducing myself to a new instance 

I guess I should do a new since I've moved to this instance.

I am from Oregon (USA) but living, teaching in Paris for years now. Currently a doctoral student focusing on the political economy of disinformation and fact-checking around controversies of and in US political discourse.

Current covid-safe interests: 🚲 🐱 🇻🇳 🍜

Ultimately, I am new here and open to tips on how to make the most of it 😀.

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How much longer do journalists and researchers have to politely pretend in the name of objectivity that the Republican Party isn't ideologically opposed to democracy?

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RT @TBishUp@twitter.com

This literally just happened at the Supreme Court ⬇️

Justice Barrett: What is the interest of the GOP in keeping (laws that suppress minority voters) on the books?

Republican Lawyer: It puts us at a competitive disadvantage relative to Democrats. Politics is a zero-sum game.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/TBishUp/status/136

A new book arrived 

In these Covid times, a book arriving in the mail is even more exciting than normal. This book order was a throw back experience too with no tracking and taking a month to come from the UK so I was genuinely surprised today.

I have been really looking forward to this one.

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RT @wblau@twitter.com

Has there ever been a time when a science topic (covid) in all its ramifications - socially, economically, politically - has dominated the news for a year?
Which lessons may newsrooms have learned from processing a science story this way for how they’ll cover the climate crisis?

🐦🔗: twitter.com/wblau/status/13661

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RT @ArnauddMercier@twitter.com

Appel à article pour le n°130 de la revue Mots : “Circulation des discours dans les récits complotistes"
Coordonné par Valérie Bonnet, Arnaud Mercier et Gilles Siouffi buff.ly/3paeGwh

🐦🔗: twitter.com/ArnauddMercier/sta

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RT @mmitchell_ai@twitter.com

I abruptly lost my job 9 days ago. Tomorrow I lose my healthcare. This is the "view from the top" for a successful female AI research scientist who has built her career for over 15 years.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/mmitchell_ai/statu

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RT @AlanRMacLeod@twitter.com

98% of the time the NY Times, CNN or Fox uses the word "oligarch", they are referring to Russia or another ex-Eastern Bloc nation.

American oligarchs are called "businessmen" or "philanthropists."

My investigation for @FAIRmediawatch@twitter.com

fair.org/home/russia-has-oliga

🐦🔗: twitter.com/AlanRMacLeod/statu

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Si Macron ne fait pas attention à la variante britannique, nous pourrions nous retrouver dans une situation encore pire @ArnauddMercier@twitter.com

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RT @thejuicemedia@twitter.com

The Australien Government has made an ad about the new media legislation it just passed, and it's surprisingly honest and informative!

🐦🔗: twitter.com/thejuicemedia/stat

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RT @jayrosen_nyu@twitter.com

Raise your hand if you are saying: Why?

🐦🔗: twitter.com/jayrosen_nyu/statu

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I get that Kremlin efforts have been exploiting this site, but they surely aren't the only ones. Is Twitter going to flatten all foreign policy and political discussions on here? Is there a list of countries that are allowed to undermine others?

RT @Vinncent@twitter.com

I'm sorry but, what? twitter.com/Reuters/status/136

🐦🔗: twitter.com/Vinncent/status/13

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Merci Arnaud pour cette très bonne analyse. Je ne suis pas sûr de la mesure dans laquelle le gouvernement pourrait prétendre au succès, même s'il évite une 3 vague. "Nous avons fait mieux que Trump, Bolsonaro, Johson" ? Penser que 400 morts par jour est acceptable?

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RT @ArnauddMercier@twitter.com

Refuser le confinement quoi qu'il en coûte et prendre des demi-mesures face au risque de la 2ème épidémie et aux dégâts du est un pari risqué pour Emmanuel Macron. Mon analyse theconversation.com/pari-polit via @FR_Conversation@twitter.com

🐦🔗: twitter.com/ArnauddMercier/sta

Rereading Fanon's "Wretched of the Earth" is just eerie...it's like all the things he warns about in 1961 come true.

Also, rarely has political rage been written in such poetic prose.

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Great reporting! Pfizer's alleged behavior here is not just abusive to the countries involved, but it puts the whole global vaccination effort at risk.

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RT @rosafurneaux@twitter.com

Pfizer has been accused of “bullying” Latin American governments in vaccine negotiations, after asking countries to put up sovereign assets — like embassies and military bases — as a guarantee against the cost of any future legal cases. New from our team:

thebureauinvestigates.com/stor

🐦🔗: twitter.com/rosafurneaux/statu

dreaming of summer, I shouldn't make plans 

After a weekend of biking around in lovely February Fake-Out weather and anticipation of social distancing still being important this summer, I bought a lot of bike camping gear last night. :blobwhee:

Asian Americans, race and racism in the US 

Anne Anlin Cheng (Princeton) writes very eloquently on the comparative context of the most recent spate of anti-Asian incidents in the US, drawing upon her research.

nytimes.com/2021/02/21/opinion

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RT @element_hq@twitter.com

Looking for a new messaging app?📱

Download 👉 element.io/get-started

An (updated) comparison table, splitting out E2EE and cross-signing.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/element_hq/status/

Dangerously cute puppy 

Something positive: It was sunny and warm in Paris today. I got to meet this little fluff while waiting for a coffee.

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