What if Facebook Tried to Stop Donald Trump? Here’s Today’s Top Stories
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Here’s what we’re reading today.
1. Supreme Court strikes down Conservatives’ tough-on-crime legislation
“In two rulings written by Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, the Supreme Court has struck down laws that go to the heart of the former Conservative government’s tough crime agenda – a one-year, mandatory minimum sentence for repeat drug traffickers and a limit on who can get extra credit for time served in custody before trial.”
2. “Men don’t matter, unless they’re driving the economy”
“With the importance of higher education universally recognized as being crucial to success in a modern, global economy, where’s the concern over the disappearance of young men on campus?”
3. Testimony implicates Mexican government in missing 43 students
“New testimony suggests federal officers at least allowed local police to abduct some of the 43 students and may have actively participated themselves.”
4. Facebook employees asked Mark Zuckerberg if they should try to stop a Donald Trump presidency
“What’s exceedingly important about this question being raised — and Zuckerberg’s answer, if there is one — is how Facebook now treats the powerful place it holds in the world. It’s unprecedented. More than 1.04 billion people use Facebook. It’s where we get our news, share our political views, and interact with politicians. It’s also where those politicians are spending a greater share of their budgets.
“And Facebook has no legal responsibility to give an unfiltered view of what’s happening on their network.”
5. Inside the anti-porn crusade
“Newly intensifying anti-porn campaigns are mixing conservative and liberal principles, science, and ideology.”