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So saith Twitter: Taliban – Yes, Trump – NO? [Video]

When the Taliban announced their arrival in the Afghan Presidential offices via Twitter this post, I honestly missed the significance of the moment, and was humourously dismissive of it: Ali Hashem علي هاشم on Twitter: “مقاتلون من طالبان خلف طاولة مكتب الرئيس الافغاني الهارب اشرف غني. حركة طالبان تعود إلى كابل لتحكم افغانستان للمرة الثانية…
big-tech,-bonds,-&-bitcoin-slide-as-dollar-hits-5-month-highs

Big-Tech, Bonds, & Bitcoin Slide As Dollar Hits 5-Month Highs

Stocks were mixed today with The Dow leading and Nasdaq lagging (S&P managed to cling to the green on the day). Notice overnight - around 2145ET, futures took a brief battering. There were no obvious headline-based catalysts for that move.The cash open was chaos with Nasdaq bid and Small Caps slammed... but that reversed very…
mayorkas:-we’re-working-with-platforms-on-‘how-they-can-better-use’-their-terms-to-‘prevent-harm’-from-misinformation

Mayorkas: We’re Working with Platforms on ‘How They Can Better Use’ Their Terms to...

On Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas stated that the department is working with tech companies “that are the platform for much of the disinformation that reaches the American public, how they can better use their terms of use to really strengthen the legitimate use of their very powerful platforms…
big-tech’s-anti-terrorism-task-force-begins-tracking-far-right-militias-as-extremist-groups

Big Tech’s Anti-Terrorism Task Force Begins Tracking Far-Right Militias As Extremist Groups

The tech industry’s anti-terrorism alliance announced Monday it would begin tracking content from far-right organizations in a shared counter-terrorism database used by major tech companies. The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT), a non-profit organization founded by Microsoft, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, will add manifestos, posts and links from far-right militias flagged by U.N.…
‘free-speech-is-not-an-absolute-human-right’:-facebook-board-member-says-oversight-has-to-‘balance’-freedom-of-speech

‘Free Speech Is Not An Absolute Human Right’: Facebook Board Member Says Oversight Has...

Facebook board member Helle Thorning Schmidt claimed Thursday that free speech was not an absolute human right. Schmidt argued that while she believed freedom of speech was a human right, it could not be absolute and had to be balanced with other human rights. (RELATED: Psaki Says People Should Be Banned On All Social Media…
big-tech-breaks-weekly-win-streak,-bonds-shrug-off-inflation-fest

Big-Tech Breaks Weekly Win Streak, Bonds Shrug Off Inflation-Fest

It was a week of transitory-trampling inflation prints with CPI, PPI, Import/Export Prices, UMich inflation expectations, and the concomitant 'hangover' as buyers' sentiment (for homes/cars/durables) crashed due to the soaring prices... and stocks did not like it (especially Small Caps). As we noted earlier, there was a big drop in gamma after the open's OPEX…
thursday-evening-dispatch:-biden-admin,-big-tech-working-together-to-fight-‘misinformation’

Thursday Evening Dispatch: Biden Admin, Big Tech Working Together To Fight ‘Misinformation’

Varun Hukeri General Assignment & Analysis Reporter July 15, 2021 5:57 PM ET
friday-evening-dispatch:-cdc-says-schools-can-reopen-—-will-teachers-unions-listen?

Friday Evening Dispatch: CDC Says Schools Can Reopen — Will Teachers Unions Listen?

Varun Hukeri General Assignment & Analysis Reporter July 09, 2021 5:49 PM ET
quentin-tarantino:-‘i-would-far-rather-people-watch-movies-for-free-on-youtube-than-give-another-dime-to-amazon-or-apple’

Quentin Tarantino: ‘I Would Far Rather People Watch Movies for Free on YouTube than...

Last week, film director Quentin Tarantino said he would prefer people watch movies on YouTube than pay for streaming services such as Amazon or Apple. “As far I’m concerned, YouTube is one of the best training platforms out there to watch movies and I would far rather people watch movies for free on YouTube than…
tuesday-evening-dispatch:-oil-prices-continue-to-climb,-and-americans-are-feeling-it-at-the-pump

Tuesday Evening Dispatch: Oil Prices Continue To Climb, And Americans Are Feeling It At...

Varun Hukeri General Assignment & Analysis Reporter July 06, 2021 6:26 PM ET
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