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Violent spoof video of Trump killing his critics shows how memes have reshaped politics

But that outrage also helped ensure that the video, which had been available on YouTube for more than a year, would be circulated more widely. Trump’s online provocateurs on Monday portrayed the parody video’s viral distribution as a victory — and a reason to create more like it. TheGeekzTeam YouTube channel, where the video is …

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Amazon policy manifesto responds to environmental, workplace and data-privacy critics

“While our positions are carefully considered and deeply held, there is much room for healthy debate and differing opinions,” the company wrote. (Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos owns The Washington Post.) Several presidential candidates have regularly criticized the company for not paying taxes, a claim Amazon disputes. In its policy manifesto, Amazon doesn’t address …

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Doug Baldwin leaves football behind and advises us — and his critics — to just be better human beings – GeekWire

Doug Baldwin, ex-Seattle Seahawks wide receiver. (GeekWire Photo / Dan DeLong) Seattle Seahawks great Doug Baldwin has left behind the instant gratification and self worth that he associated with being a professional football player. Coming to terms with life and personal value away from his longtime career has been a struggle at times, and one …

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Australian State’s Proposed Ag-Gag Law Threatens General Right To Protest, Critics Warn

from the watch-out-mushy-headed-vegans dept Ag-gag laws usually claim to be about protecting farmers from animal activists. But trespass laws already do that quite effectively. In reality, ag-gag laws are mostly about preventing activists from gathering photographic evidence of the poor conditions in which animals are kept on some farms. Techdirt has written a number of …

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