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🧵This article from @nytimes
on #voting machines from ES&S (@essvote) applying for use in #NY focuses on #misinformation.
But what about misinformation from ES&S. Like they lied to @NYSBOE
about where they had pending lawsuits
smartelections.us/ess-problems#0…

nytimes.com/2023/06/04/tec…
Facts about what will happen if #NY uses all-touchscreen #voting machines.
- They will "cost a small fortune to purchase & maintain."
- They cost $10,000 each, double the cost of a standard scanner + you have to buy A LOT more. HIgher costs x more machines = OUCH for taxpayers Image
How many more #voting machines are used w/all-touchscreen (all-BMD) systems?

#BMD = ballot-marking device, All systems have BMDs for voters who want to use them. We don't all need to.

@OSET estimates all-BMD systems require 5 TIMES as many voting machines. Costs go up not down. Image
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White American evangelicals are continuing to destroy Africa. Queer & trans folks have been accepted in many African nations since time immemorial. But invasive evangelical extremists like Scott Lively, backed by millions of dollars, are sewing seeds of deadly hate towards (1)
(2) LGBTQ+ communities in Uganda, Ghana, Kenya and other nations. It's the same classic practice white invaders have used against Indigenous peoples of color all over the world: teach people that Western beliefs are superior and all else is inferior and "savage." If you're not
(3) aware of what's been happening, watch this segment with Ugandan activist Frank Mugisha and give him a follow here @frankmugisha
#LGBTQIALivesMatter
#TransLivesMatter
#SupportTransKids
#ReligiousBigotry
#BigotryKills
#PanIndigenous
#BlackTwitter
democracynow.org/2023/4/17/fran…
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Chris rock is not holding back about Will Smith and Jada . This is just too much.
No one can deny that Chris rock is good in the lost laugh.
They say revenge is a motherfucker.
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Going to coin a (potentially) new term on Twitter. This might take a few tweets so bear with me. #BlackTwitter will get this pretty quickly so bear with me while I explain.

1981 Lee Atwater interview basically outline the definition of dogwhistle politics.
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Let me share the specifics of what I want to focus on:
"You start out in 1954 by saying, “Nigger, nigger, nigger.” By 1968 you can’t say “nigger”—that hurts you. So you say stuff like, uh, forced busing, states’ rights, and all that stuff, and you’re getting so abstract.
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Now, you’re talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you’re talking about are totally economic things & a byproduct of them is, blacks get hurt worse than whites.…

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Was this #dogwalker a #whitewoman by any chance?

Because for the life of me, I do not get how all can ignore what happened to #myson #AmbroseGGBall in 8 solid years unless it was @MPSHaringey posting up all the wrong information, wrong days and dates,
the wrong locations, wrong description of clothing , the wrong Fox pub, all different times of the night, leaving out the vital information leading up to during and after my son went @missingpeople, did not response for 56 hours after all the calls myself and others had made over
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I will tell you something for nothing @Blklivesmatter @ukblm #BlackLivesMatter if you do not stop and open up your eyes we are going to see #BlackHistoryMonth #icantbreath @MLK50Memphis @OfficialMLK3 repeated all over again because of @MayorofLondon /@SadiqKhan @LibPeck Image
insult us all to that level or he would have #whitetwitter and it would have the @TwitterBlue next to it.

So #open your eyes, shut off what is a diversion so stop this right now.
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For those of us in marginalized communities, Twitter has always held a lot of harassment, but it's been balanced by activist communities on here. So #BlackTwitter, #LGBTQ__Twitter, #DisabilityTwitter--these are critically important communities that deserve support, not dismissal.
Relentless whining by predominately ⬜ folks who don't even interact with their followers like I do and others do is really annoying and counterproductive. Many of us wish you'd stop doing it. If you hate Twitter, leave. But don't ruin it for those of us who need it for survival.
If you can't find anyone worthy to interact with on here, that's a you problem, not a Twitter problem. There are so many folks on here who fascinate me, who are brilliant, who I learn from. There are folks I genuinely love. I have made RL friendships on here. You can, too.
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No matter how benevolent a dictatorship is, it's still a dictatorship, and subject to the dictator's whims. We must demand that the owners and leaders of tech platforms be fair and good - but we must also be prepared for them to fail at this, sometimes catastrophically. 1/ Moses confronting the Pharaoh, demanding that he release the
If you'd like an essay-formatted version of this thread to read or share, here's a link to it on pluralistic.net, my surveillance-free, ad-free, tracker-free blog:

pluralistic.net/2022/12/23/sem… 2/
Maybe you trust #TimCook to decide what apps you are and aren't allowed to install - including whether you are allowed to install apps that block #Apple's own extensive, nonconsensual, continuous commercial surveillance of its customers. 3/
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They been making #Diddy trend for days now because they don’t want the masses to to see this, the distraction is real…💉💦
#FauciFiles #fauci #vaccine #Biden #thenoticing #jewishsupremacy #Wuhan #Pfizer #BlackTwitter #vaccinated #DiedSuddendly twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Please Lord, Pretty please…. Image
The Man of the hour, @montaga the people are saluting you
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It was black Twitter that expose white mob brutality against African-Americans across this country. they try to cover it up in the name of critical race theory. Woke.#BlackTwitter. Image
Black Twitter put pressure in the system to confront police brutality. Black Twitter expose human rights abuse and the police and the justice system. they call it critical race theory. Woke. do not forget them. #BlackTwitter . ImageImageImageImage
Remember them and say their name. they are the victim of agent of the state. and white supremacist thugs.#BlackTwitter .#blacktwitterapp . ImageImageImageImage
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#BlackTwitter, why give Elon $8 a month? We have six shows on the @BlkStarNetwork. Three shows in development. We want to launch 5 more next year. I am asking for $50 a year. That’s 4.19 a month; 13 cents a day. HALF of what Elon wants! Give at RolandMartinUnfiltered.com! 1/6
Since launching four years ago, 30,000 people have joined the @BlkStarNetwork #BringTheFunk Fan Club. WE can’t keep saying we want and need Black news if WE don’t fund it! I have NO millionaires/billionaires funding me. NO Black celebs cutting big checks. But we do the work! 2/6
Don’t give Elon $8 for a blue checkmark. Send a check off to #BlackOwnedMedia! Check or money orders to: P.O. Box 57196, Washington, DC 20037-0196. @CashApp $RMUnfiltered @Venmo RMUnfiltered @Zelle roland@rolandsmartinunfiltered.com. @PayPal PayPal.me/RMartinUnfilte… 3/6 Image
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I think Twitter is a good news aggregator and useful for journalists and writers and thoughtful people to communicate ideas. There’s also a lot of laughs here and great content (hello, #blacktwitter!) It’s also a hellscape of trolling and foolishness. Musk Twitter will be worse.
Especially on the disinformation front, given his affinity for Putin and vow to reinstate Trump. I don’t plan to delete my account but I certainly will be on here a lot less and focus on other social media outlets. (You can find me on Tiktok at @msnbcjoy & IG at @JoyAnnReid.)
And most importantly I’ll be on @thereidout on @msnbc weeknights at 7pm ET! Probably good for my time management and mental health to do less tweeting anyway. 🤣 And I’ll still browse Twitter from time to time to check for important stories I may be missing and to post show info.
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An early reference to someone being "canceled" was in 2014, in an episode of "Love & Hip-Hop: New York" when a cast member told his girlfriend "You're canceled" when she revealed she had a daughter. So it became a lighthearted way to show disapproval toward a person's actions.
Also in 2014, activist Suey Park called out "a blatantly racist tweet about Asians" from the official Twitter account of The Colbert Report using the hashtag #cancelColbert, which generated widespread outrage against Stephen Colbert, even though the tweet was a satirical tweet.
By 2015, the concept of canceling had become widespread on #BlackTwitter to refer to a personal decision, sometimes seriously but often in jest, to stop supporting a person or work.
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1/5 I certainly do not advocate wishing anyone an "excruciating" death, as a professor at @CarnegieMellon seems to have done, unless they have--there are numerous examples of this--personally and willfully been cruel to others.

Firing this professor would be the wrong answer.
2/5 Some on #BlackTwitter have responded to #QueenElizabeth's death with glee, citing colonial grievances, and it is indeed my understanding that Adolf Hitler took the British Empire as a model.

But many folks saw the Queen as a mostly ceremonial figurehead.
3/5 If we are to wish ill on others, their personal and willful culpability must be established. #QueenElizabeth's personal and willful culpability, as at least putatively a ceremonial figurehead, has not. This does not sound like justice and #BlackTwitter should heed this.
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Post Colonization ⏩

South Africans HATE other Africans.

Ghanaians despise Nigerians.

In Nigeria, Hausas & Igbos bear sharped, kill-ready pocket knives to take each other's lives.

In Ethiopia, Tigrayans are maimed and treated like slaves in their own land.

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#BlackTwitter
Once an African gets to power he wants to rule forever & Take away the sources of livelihood of millions of poor families.

In the same Africa, South Africans who should have been the ones to feel the heat of history more, thanks to apartheid, kill other Africans like fowls.

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And we think the Queen's death is our Victory?

Reminiscing how much we hate our history & doing nothing to make it count will only make us enemies of ourselves.

My tribe, Igbo knew the worst of colonization in West Africa (not exergerating) which explains why my big sister
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🧵🧵Below are the Black candidates for US House and US Senate. These are new candidates* Please follow all of these candidates! 🧵🧵🧵

#BlackRepresentation
#Midterms2022
#BlackTwitter
Alabama/Arizona
Will Boyd- US Senate @willboydforAL
Phyllis Harvey-Hall AL-02 @PhyllisDHHall
Kathy Warner-Stanton AL-05 @Kathy_Congress
Jevin Hodges AZ-01 @JevinHodge
Arkansas/ California
Natalie James- Senate @JamesForAR
Monte Hodges AR-01 @MonteforAR
Dr. Quintessa Hathaway AR-02 @DrQHathaway
Dr. Kermit Jones CA-03 @DrKermitJones
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HR40 was introduced in 1989. HR40's purpose was simply to create a commission to STUDY and RECOMMEND reparations proposals for Black Americans. This bill has languished for 33 years without ever coming to the floor of the House of Representatives.
Any of the 3 democratic presidents since 1989 office, (@BillClinton, @BarackObama, and @JoeBiden), during that 33 year period could have signed an executive order creating such a commission with the stroke of a pen. NONE of them have done so.
By virtually every economic measurement, Black Americans come in #DEADLAST in terms of wealth, income, healthcare, home-ownership; and first in terms of the incarceration rate and homelessness. We are projected to be wealthless by 2030. ImageImageImageImage
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A thread on Planned Parenthood’s founder Margaret Sanger: Image
Margaret Sanger, (born September 14, 1879, Corning, New York, U.S.—died September 6, 1966, Tucson, Arizona), founder of the birth control movement in the United States. She is credited with originating the term “birth control.”

#GoddessVibess
In 1912 Sanger gave up nursing to devote herself to the cause of birth control and sex education, publishing a series of articles on the topics, including “What Every Girl Should Know” for the New York Call.

#GoddessVibess
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#BlackHistoryMonth wraps up today but we can engage with #BlackExcellence round the year via these #BlackTwitter accounts.
Wherever you live, we invite you to learn more about these #Communities & institutions that are shaping the story of #Canada.
🧵with favourite accounts.
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@BlackHealthCAN

Join them in their goal to “reduce the racial disparities in health outcomes & promote health & well-being for people from the diverse Black communities in Canada with emphasis on the broad determinants of health, including racism." #BlackHistoryMonth

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@blackartndialog is "dedicated to supporting, documenting and showcasing the artistic and cultural contributions of Black artists and cultural workers in Canada and internationally." #BHM

Explore their incredible FREE for the public gallery here: bandgallery.com
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#medtwitter #blacktwitter today is my darling mom’s last day working in environmental services at Faulkner Hospital ⁦@BrighamWomens⁩. Could you please wish her well. She delayed her retirement to help during the last 2 years of the pandemic 1/
She worked hard cleaning and disinfecting and was one of the first to get vaccinated in her department, even escorting some her nervous/hesitant fellow co-workers to get vaccinated #CovidVaccine 2/
My siblings and i are beyond proud and blessed to have her as a mother. She is the embodiment of what is love, kindness, service to others, altruism, generosity, self-sacrifice, and so much more 3/
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This 👇🏽👇🏿👇🏻 This is why #BLM exists & why “implicit bias” is not only real but it kills

Why, when you see it, say something, do something
The system changes not by sharing tweets & hashtags but actions & consequences & removal of toxicity from the system

Follow #BlackTwitter
Above #MedEd #TikTok improvement: #citeblackwomen who lead this work (not only utilized the savior mindset of Black & brown as victims) #Blackexcellence @citeblackwomen center Black women
Send #SoMe traffic to Black creators & activists. #healthcare twitter.com/i/lists/122380…
Take #sharethemic initiative. It allowed #Blackexcellence to speak thru #influencer accounts to large followings for a day. I looked at before/after numbers, it did NOT drive any additional traffic to the actual accounts of those voices. Resurfacing this:

https://t.co/VZ26WWNxRP
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In response to the school security and BLM protests, here are some articles you can read for updates along with a news report.
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This is NOT okay. Our class did a project after reading the book V for Vendetta. This book talks about an antihero named V tearing down the government for racism, sexism, and homophobia. All of which can be pinpointed to a few things happening currently in our world. Our teacher,
Mrs O’Connor provided us with a poster board and had us associate it to real world things. We were allowed to choose anything from womens rights to religion, police brutality, and racism. Most of her classes decided to link the book to the Black Lives Matter movement, as you can
see in the videos and images provided. Upon which she was pulled from our classroom by the schools security and was told it was offensive and that our research was false despite credited resources on each and every poster on the lockers. They insisted that it’s not all cops ImageImageImageImage
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