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Where Black Lives Matter Protesters Stream Live Every Day: Twitch

Where Black Lives Matter Protesters Stream Live Every Day: Twitch

(The exception, Twitch said, was showing protest content that violates its guidelines because it is extremely violent or contains illegal acts. ) Some streamers said that while they haven’t had any official communication with Twitch about the protests, company employees have privately supported their efforts. Mr. Whiting said a Twitch employee had reached out to …

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A cheap steroid might be the first covid-19 drug to save lives

A cheap steroid might be the first covid-19 drug to save lives

The news: A cheap steroid called dexamethasone significantly cuts the chances that seriously ill covid-19 patients will die, according to the world’s biggest trial of existing treatments. Specifically, it reduced the risk of death for patients on ventilators by a third. For those receiving oxygen, it cut the risk of death by a fifth. The drug …

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Tinder, TikTok and more: Online activists are finding creative new ways to say Black Lives Matter

Tinder, TikTok and more: Online activists are finding creative new ways to say Black Lives Matter

A week after its initial tweet and the subsequent backlash, Tinder announced it would un-ban those members and allow users to fundraise for Black Lives Matter. “From time to time, our members use Tinder to engage with topics they care about,” a spokesperson told BuzzFeed News. “And while our community guidelines state that we may …

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5 Podcasts at the Intersection of Pride Month and the Black Lives Matter Movement

5 Podcasts at the Intersection of Pride Month and the Black Lives Matter Movement

This year, Pride has been forced back to its roots. Instead of celebrities waving from floats sponsored by TD Bank and Absolut Vodka, pandemic-masked protesters are marching in the streets demanding justice for black lives. Rainbow flags have been replaced with signs with the names of those killed by the police, like Tony McDade, a …

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From wake word to woke word: Siri and Alexa tell you black lives matter, but tech still has a diversity problem

From wake word to woke word: Siri and Alexa tell you black lives matter, but tech still has a diversity problem

Apple’s Siri and Google’s Assistant answer in similar ways, now trained to address that question and others raised by recent events. Chief executives at tech companies ranging from Uber to Facebook have posted public notes to express support for the Black Lives Matter movement, while companies like Amazon and Twitter have plastered their platforms with …

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Jon Butcher

Black Lives Matter

CEO, Mintel Americas June 07th, 2020June 07th, 2020 The tragic loss of life seen in communities of color across the US – most recently with the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, as well as the deaths of men, women, and children throughout America’s painful history – means that we must all …

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