In the wake of the Buffalo shooting, 4chan shows how some platforms are accountable only to themselves

Despite the role it may have played in the horrific events in Buffalo, the platform and its owner have not released any statements. Links to copies of the graphic shooting video and praise for the shooter continue to appear on the platform. This inaction reveals a complicated truth about the internet landscape: an online platform … Read more

New investigation into Australian mother convicted of 4 homicides

CANBERRA, Australia — An Australian state attorney general on Wednesday refused to pardon a mother convicted nearly 20 years ago of choking her four children to death and instead ordered a new inquest to determine if there could be a medical explanation for the tragedies. The inquest will be the second in three years into … Read more

Texas, 12 states hit back at tech industry in Supreme Court filings

Placeholder while loading article actions Texas on Wednesday filed a petition asking the Supreme Court to dismiss an emergency request to block a state law regulating content moderation decisions at major social media companies. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton argued that the state law, which prohibits platforms from blocking users based on their views, focuses … Read more

Biden invokes Defense Production Act to address infant formula shortage, among other actions

The president is invoking the law – which allows the government to better control industrial production in the event of an emergency – to order suppliers of formula ingredients to prioritize delivery to formula makers. Biden also announced the creation of Operation Fly Formula, which directs the Department of Health and Human Services and the … Read more

Climate change has made India’s incessant heat 100 times more likely

Placeholder while loading article actions The searing heat that has scorched northwest India and Pakistan for weeks was likely made 100 times more likely by human-induced climate change, according to new analysis released by Britain’s Met Office on Wednesday. The persistent heat, which began in March, has altered the lives of millions of people in … Read more

Chris Wallace to host CNN Sunday night primetime show after jumping ship to join doomed CNN+

Former Fox News host Chris Wallace landed a prime-time hosting gig on CNN weeks after his interview show on doomed app CNN+ was canceled. Wallace left Fox News in December after 18 years on the network to join streaming service CNN+, in a rumored $12 million-a-year deal. This was removed after just 22 days due … Read more

US Congress must understand Nakba ‘trauma’, says Rashida Tlaib

The US lawmaker, who introduced a resolution recognizing the displacement of Palestinians, told Al Jazeera that “the Nakba has not stopped”. Washington D.C.- It’s important that US lawmakers understand the “trauma and pain” of the Palestinian Nakba, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib said, urging Washington to condition aid to Israel on its rights record. Tlaib introduced a … Read more

Former Minneapolis officer pleads guilty to murder of George Floyd

MINNEAPOLIS — A former Minneapolis police officer pleaded guilty Wednesday to a state charge of aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in the murder of George Floyd, admitting he intentionally helped restrain the black man in a way that created an unreasonable risk and caused his death. As part of Thomas Lane’s plea deal, a more … Read more

House to vote on bill to prevent domestic terrorism in wake of Buffalo mass shooting

The vote comes in the wake of a horrific mass shooting over the weekend at a supermarket in a predominantly black neighborhood of Buffalo, New York, that killed 10 people and injured three others. The Department of Justice is investigating the shooting as a hate crime and “an act of racially motivated violent extremism.” Once … Read more

Pilgrims return to Meron for scaled-down event, a year after lightning strike killed 45 people

Worshipers returned to Mount Meron on Wednesday night for Lag Bomer celebrations, a year after 45 people were killed in a fatal crash that was the worst civilian disaster in Israel’s history. Minor clashes were reported between guards and extremists who threatened to intrude on the area around Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai’s tomb on the … Read more