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Greene Compares Biden Vaccination Push to Nazis
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) in a tweet on Tuesday compared a push by President Biden to ensure as many Americans are vaccinated against the coronavirus as possible to the people who helped Adolf Hitler rise to power in Nazi Germany.
“Biden pushing a vaccine that is NOT FDA approved shows COVID is a political tool used to control people,” Greene said.
“People have a choice, they don’t need your medical brown shirts showing up at their door ordering vaccinations,” she added.
Donald Trump Says He Is Suing Facebook, Google and Twitter for Alleged Censorship
Trump said he was serving as lead plaintiff in the class-action suits, claiming he has been wrongfully censored by the companies.
“We’re demanding an end to the shadow-banning, a stop to the silencing and a stop to the blacklisting, banishing and canceling that you know so well,” Trump said at a news conference at his Bedminster, New Jersey golf course.
Will the Military Make the COVID Vaccine Mandatory?
Nearly 70% of all military personnel have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, but a debate has begun to swirl about whether the Pentagon should make vaccinations mandatory for the ranks should the Food and Drug Administration formally approve the vaccine in the future.
While COVID-19 vaccinations in the U.S. military are taking place under the same emergency use authorization that has allowed vaccinations to take place in the general population, Pentagon officials have said publicly that they would consider whether to make the vaccinations mandatory, as is done with more than a dozen other vaccines, should the FDA formally approve the vaccine.
Colorado Parents Divided Over Plans for COVID Testing at Schools
Some Colorado students are just weeks away from returning to the classroom, and now the state has a plan to bring kids back and keep COVID out. The plan for COVID testing in schools is expected to cost more than $170 million.
Joanna Rosa Saenz has three kids enrolled in Denver Public Schools. She says the state’s new plan to provide free weekly testing for Colorado’s 900,000 students crosses the line.
“Why do they think they know what’s best for our children?” Saenz said. “To mesh medical with school, I think, is wrong.”
This Is Who’s Buying Your Social Media Data
When you share something on social media, you might have a bigger audience than you think.
There’s a general rule that if you’re not paying for something, you’re the product. Social networking sites and messenger services are free and very profitable (Facebook makes $86 billion a year in ad revenue), and it’s your data that’s for sale.
ClearVPN looked at who’s watching what you post: It analyzed the policies of social networking sites and messenger services regarding data collection, storing, and sharing.
CDC Fighting to Keep COVID Regulations in Place on Cruise Ships
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has appealed a federal judge’s order that downgraded the agency’s COVID-19 regulations on cruise ships to recommendations and effectively allowed the industry to restart in Florida.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) had brought the suit challenging the CDC.
The U.S. Says Humans Will Always Be in Control of AI Weapons. But the Age of Autonomous War is Already Here.
Picture a desert battlefield, scarred by years of warfare. A retreating army scrambles to escape as its enemy advances. Dozens of small drones, indistinguishable from the quadcopters used by hobbyists and filmmakers, come buzzing down from the sky, using cameras to scan the terrain and onboard computers to decide on their own what looks like a target. Suddenly they begin dive bombing trucks and individual soldiers, exploding on contact and causing even more panic and confusion.
This isn’t a science fiction imagining of what future wars might be like. It’s a real scene that played out last spring as soldiers loyal to the Libyan strongman Khalifa Hifter retreated from the Turkish-backed forces of the United Nations-recognized Libyan government. According to a U.N. group of weapons and legal experts appointed to document the conflict, drones that can operate without human control “hunted down” Hifter’s soldiers as they fled.