Today's addition to my RSS reader: the newly launched Bolts magazine. They have an amazing focus on critical down ballot elections and criminal justice issues. Here is their guide to coming state Supreme Court elections:

In These Times on the way the construction industry exploits the recently incarcerated and legislative progress to prevent this:

ProPublica on newly released documents that shed more light on the ways drug companies targeted physicians to prescribe opioids:

Capital B on what the national baby formula shortage means for Black families:

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social media, dictatorships, politics 

Nobel prize winning report discusses Facebook, disinformation, and the Philippine elections.

Today's addition to my RSS feed reader: The Markup, an amazing big tech watchdog. Here is their update on terms available for targeted advertising on Facebook:

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Meduza with two strong features today. One is the story of support for Russia's war in a small Siberian town: . The other is the story of a woman who wrote anti-war graffiti:

Rest of World with a critical look at Google and Facebook's role in the expansion of internet connectivity in Africa:

Today's addition to the my RSS reader: In These Times, a great source of reporting on the labor movement among other topics:

Today's addition to my feed reader: Meduza, an valuable source of reporting on Russia:

Adding another news source to my feed reader, Capital B. Here is their timely analysis of the impact that reversing Roe v. Wade would have on Black communities:

For folks reading up about abortion rights today, here is an article from Mother Jones about how advertising technology surveillance may be used against you:

Looking beyond the bay area to add some other news orgs to my feed reader, today's addition is the amazin ProPubilca:

And back to the east bay today to add The Oaklandside's sister publication, Berkeleyside, to my RSS reader:

Moving down to the South Bay for today's additional news source for my RSS reader:

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Whereas Mastodon is a social media / microblogging platform, there are other federated sites that offer different uses.

#PeerTube: like YouTube, an open source replacement for video hosting
#FunkWhale: Like SoundCloud, for music
#Bookwyrm: Like Goodreads
#Pixelfed: like Instagram, offers image galleries

All of these, including Masto, can talk to each other - so you can create an account on a Bookwyrm instance to keep track of your reading, and people on Masto can follow it! 🤯

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