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There's a Digital Media Crash. But No One Will Say It

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October Scorches Records in the Northeast

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October Scorches Records in the Northeast
Weather records fell across the northeastern United States and Canada’s Ontario and Maritime provinces.

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chrisamico
5 days ago
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Not your imagination. October was hot.
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The sexual harassment accusations against Louis C.K. actually make his work make more sense

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We want to believe that terrible behavior is a hindrance to great art, not that it informs it.

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8 days ago
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Twitter Verification

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When we started distributing special status tokens that signify which people are important enough to join an elite group, we never could have imagined we might be creating some problems down the line.
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chrisamico
10 days ago
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daanzu_alt_text_bot
18 hours ago
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When we started distributing special status tokens that signify which people are important enough to join an elite group, we never could have imagined we might be creating some problems down the line.
Covarr
10 days ago
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Originally it just meant "this is really who it claims to be" to prevent fake accounts of high profile people from fooling users. Twitter themselves chose to make it political, and this mess is their own fault.
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peterrecore
8 days ago
Not really. Lots of people who requested the checkmark and had valid credentials were denied the checkmark. If twitter gave you the checkmark, it meant you weren't a fake account *and* they had deemed you worthy in some way. Just because they kept their reasoning secret doesn't mean they weren't conferring extra status intentionally.
Covarr
7 days ago
So what you're saying is it was secretly political all along. Still makes it entirely their own fault.
alt_text_bot
11 days ago
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When we started distributing special status tokens that signify which people are important enough to join an elite group, we never could have imagined we might be creating some problems down the line.

Harassers are finally getting their comeuppance. What happens to the people they hurt?

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It's not enough to punish the Harvey Weinsteins of the world. We have to make recompense to the people men like him hurt.

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chrisamico
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Why I won’t be reviewing ‘The Last Jedi,’ or any other Disney movie, in advance

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If Disney is going to try to pressure outlets through their film critics, film critics should stand up to corporate influence.

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