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Toronto Liberal MP calling it quits – The Bay Observer – Providing a Fresh Perspective for Hamilton and Burlington

| August 6, 2020

Toronto MP Michael Levitt is resigning his seat as a Liberal backbencher to become the president and CEO of the Canadian Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Centre for Holocaust Studies after representing the riding of York Centre since 2015. For those of us serving in elected office, political life can be incredibly intense, and it often becomes all-encompassing, Levitt said in a note to his constituents. It hasnt been without consequence to those I love most, and while it is an incredible privilege to serve the people of York Centre, I know deep down that now is the time for me to put family first and come back home, both physically and mentally.

YouTube removes rapper Wileys channel over repeated violations – Forward

| August 6, 2020

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QUIGLEY: State Senator Kasser, Give The Money You Raised To The Anti Defamation League – Greenwich Free Press

| August 6, 2020

Letter to the editor from Dan Quigley, Greenwich RTC chair It is a rare occasion that I would feel compelled to issue two Letters-To-The-Editor in such a short time frame, (Quigley: Erroneous Twitter Feed Prompts State Senator Kasser To Act Before Thinking Aug 3, 2020), but I believe that this is a unique case and that it is important enough to warrant doing so. As some of you may know, over the weekend Tweets by a fake Twitter account posing as a PAC supporting Republican State Senate candidate Ryan Fazio were wrongly exploited by State Senator Alex Kasser in an attempt to associate the comments with Mr Fazio.

Report: Facebook Announces Increased Ad Revenue Even as ADL-led Boycott Reduced Spending – Jewish Exponent

| August 6, 2020

Facebook logo is displayed on a mobile phone screen photographed for illustration photo in Krakow, Poland. (Photo by Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto, via JTA.org) By Marcy Oster The advertiser boycott that the Anti-Defamation League helped spearhead against Facebook last month was in some ways successful: More than 1,000 companies declined to pay for advertising on the social media platform. But measured against the companys profits, the #StopHateForProfit campaign which the ADL led with other civil rights groups, including the NAACP had only limited effect, according to a report in the New York Times

Study: Facebook Allows And Recommends White Supremacist, Anti-Semitic And QAnon Groups With Thousands Of Members – Forbes

| August 6, 2020

TOPLINE Despite efforts to curb hate speech and misinformation, Facebook still hosts a number of hateful and conspiratorial groups, including anti-Semitic and white supremacist groups with hundreds of thousands of members, and regularly recommends users join them, according to a study published Tuesday by the Anti-Defamation League. Facebook's logo on a smartphone. Though Facebook groups can be banned for repeatedly posting items flagged as false news, its possible to circumvent the regulations, leaving Facebook groups as largely self-moderated spaces ripe for bigotry and misinformation

Advocates Call on Congress to Fund Elections Immediately – Civilrights.org

| August 6, 2020

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Sandy Backs the Blue flag wave sees several out-of-towners – Pamplin Media Group

| August 6, 2020

Proud Boys Alan Swinney, Andrew Duncomb make appearance at the pro-police rally. Dozens of people lined Highway 26 in Sandy Tuesday evening, Aug. 4, waving flags while shouting support for local police and the re-election of President Donald Trump

Mills wants activism to be remembered more than gold medal – Minneapolis Star Tribune

| August 6, 2020

TOKYO A few years before Billy Mills won his gold medal at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, the Native American was several floors up in front of an open hotel window,standing on a chair and ready to jump. He was despondent over yet another racial slight, this time being excluded from a photograph because of his brown skin.

MSD investigating ‘white power’ symbol on truck – Citizen Times

| August 6, 2020

An "OK" symbol magnet, visible just to the right of the tailgate lift handle, was found on a Metropolitan Sewerage District truck July 31. MSD's general manager said the utility is investigating how it got there.(Photo: Photo courtesy of Zee Plotkin) The Metropolitan Sewerage District of Buncombe County is investigating the placement ofa symbol associated with 'white power" on one of its trucks. On Aug

Contagion of scapegoating spreads from higher education into the streets – JNS.org

| August 6, 2020

(August 5, 2020 / JNS) Any hope that the ongoing campaign to isolate Jews from mainstream society in the United States was going to slow down as a result of campus shutdowns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic was shattered in Boston on the first day of July. Thats when approximately 300 radical leftists paraded through the cradle of liberty and shouted ugly epithets at the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), two progressive organizations which in a reasonable world would be regarded as allies by every decent liberal in the metro-Boston area.


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