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Washington Post:
Five points for anger, one for a ‘like’: How Facebook's formula fostered rage and misinformation … Five years ago, Facebook gave its users five new ways to react to a post in their news feed beyond the iconic “like” thumbs-up: “love,” “haha,” “wow,” “sad” and “angry.”
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Gizmodo:
Hey, Kid, Wanna See Some Leaked Facebook Docs?  —  The “Facebook Papers” release is ongoing.  Here, we'll keep you up to speed on all the latest documents and developments.  —  Alerts  —  You've probably seen the deluge of damning news stories about Facebook from multiple outlets this past week.
Charlie Warzel / Galaxy Brain:
So...what now?  —  [strange guttural noises]  —  OK, STRAP IN, NERDS: … There's so much reporting out there from the consortium of news outlets on ‘The Facebook Papers’ that I don't really know what to do or where to start.  Over at Protocol they've collected a running list …
Washington Post:
How Facebook shapes your feed
Issie Lapowsky / Protocol:
They left Facebook's integrity team. Now they want the world to know how it works.
USA Today:
McAuliffe and Youngkin are in a dead heat with one week to Virginia governor election, poll shows  —  Phillip M. Bailey David JacksonUSA TODAY  —  Virginia's bellwether race for governor remains close in the final stretch of a campaign that is testing President Joe Biden's sagging approval numbers going into the 2022 midterms.
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Philip Klein / National Review:
McAuliffe's Infamous ‘Parents’ Quip Wasn't a Gaffe — It's How Democrats Think
Discussion: Joanne Jacobs
Washington Post:
Fight over teaching ‘Beloved’ book in schools becomes hot topic in Virginia governor's race
Augusta Free Press:   VCU poll: Governor's race ‘too close to call’ with one week to go
Politico:
‘This could be the ballgame:’ Biden goes all-in on Virginia
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Exclusive: Billionaires back new media firm to combat disinformation  —  A new public benefit corporation backed by billionaires Reid Hoffman, George Soros, and others is launching Tuesday to fund new media companies and efforts that tackle disinformation.  —  Why it matters …
Kaitlan Collins / CNN:
At least five former Trump White House staffers are talking to the House January 6 committee  —  Pelosi: Those who defy Jan 6 subpoenas should go to jail  —  (CNN)At least five former Trump administration staffers have voluntarily spoken with the House committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, CNN has learned.
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Washington Post:
Democrats quietly scramble to include immigration provision in social spending bill  —  Democrats are scrambling intensely behind-the-scenes to address immigration in the framework they are crafting to expand the nation's social safety net, according to people with knowledge of the situation …
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David Leonhardt / New York Times:
Covid Cases Keep Falling  —  Covid cases have been falling in every region of the U.S., offering hope.  —  It is time for one of The Morning's occasional updates on the state of the pandemic.  Today's is focused on the U.S. and organized around three main points.  —  1. Covid's retreat continues
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Charles Gaba / ACA Signups:   Weekly Update: #COVID19 case & death rates by county, partisan lean & vaccination rate
Elie Mystal / The Nation:
The Department of Justice Is Letting the Coup Plotters Get Away  —  While Congress is investigating the events of January 6, why isn't the DOJ doing the same—and more?  —  Early yesterday, Rolling Stone published an explosive report which claims two of the people who helped plan the January 6 …
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Howard Koplowitz / al.com:
Mo Brooks denies helping plan Jan. 6 rally, would ‘be proud’ if his staff had helped
Washington Post:
Biden nominates acting FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel for permanent post  —  The White House, in a bid to avert a Republican majority over the regulator, also tapped former FCC official Gigi Sohn as commissioner.  —  The White House on Tuesday named Jessica Rosenworcel and Gigi Sohn …
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Justin Jouvenal / Washington Post:
In case at center of political firestorm, judge finds teen committed sexual assault in Virginia school bathroom  —  In a case that has generated a political firestorm, a Virginia juvenile court judge found sufficient evidence during a trial Monday to sustain charges that a teen sexually assaulted …
New York Times:
Faster Buses on 5th Avenue?  Not if Business Leaders Get Their Way.  —  A busway in the heart of Manhattan is now uncertain after a major real estate developer expressed opposition to the plans to Mayor Bill de Blasio.  —  On the second Friday in October, Mayor Bill de Blasio met at City Hall …
Steve Gorman / Reuters:
Texas governor signs bill banning transgender girls from female sports in schools  —  Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday signed into law a bill banning transgender girls from participating in female sports at public schools, joining a wave of similar measures emerging from Republican-controlled statehouses across the country.
Kate Gibson / CBS News:
On the table for Thanksgiving this year?  Higher food prices  —  One thing U.S. consumers won't be giving thanks for on Turkey Day this year: the higher cost of food, and just about everything else amid sharply rising inflation.  —  “When you go to the grocery store and it feels more expensive …
Sarah Ellison / Washington Post:
Bainum unveils plans for new ‘Baltimore Banner’ news site — and hires Kimi Yoshino, a top L.A. Times editor, to run it  —  The Maryland hotel magnate tried but failed to buy the Baltimore Sun.  Now he's trying to demonstrate a new business model for local news.
Anna Massoglia / OpenSecrets.org:
Details of the money behind Jan. 6 protests continue to emerge  —  New details of how a top fundraiser for former President Donald Trump's campaign “parked” funds with groups that helped organize the Jan. 6 rally before the Capitol attack shine light on the coordination between seemingly independent groups …
Carron J. Phillips / Deadspin:
Kyrie Irving and Dave Chappelle are being used as Black ‘pawns’ on a white chessboard  —  It's like watching two amateurs setting themselves up to fall victim to the Queen's Gambit  —  Kyrie Irving and Dave Chappelle are getting played.  —  This isn't a battle of free speech or free will.
Washington Post:
Immigration arrests fell to lowest level in more than a decade during fiscal 2021, ICE data shows  —  Immigration arrests in the interior of the United States fell in fiscal 2021 to the lowest level in more than a decade — roughly half the annual totals recorded during the Trump administration …
Ryan Burge / New York Times:
Why ‘Evangelical’ Is Becoming Another Word for ‘Republican’  —  Mr. Burge, an assistant professor of political science at Eastern Illinois University and a Baptist pastor, has written extensively about the interaction of religion and politics.  —  The conventional wisdom about religion …
Discussion: Raw Story
Teo Armus / Washington Post:
Arlington County Board candidate who said she was 52 is actually 72, records show  —  Arlington County Board candidate Audrey Clement, who previously told news outlets that she is in her early 50s, appears to be two decades older, according to government records.
Avi Mayer / Yahoo News:
Hate is on the rise: Antisemitism surges on America's far left and far right.  —  In May, as Hamas rockets exploded in Israeli cities and Israeli aircraft targeted terrorist infrastructure in Gaza, thousands of miles away, American Jews were under attack.  —  A young man wearing a kippah …
Discussion: NPR and Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
NBC News Has Ambitious Streaming Plans For Election Night … Chuck Todd and Kristen Welker hope to learn a few things by anchoring an Election Night special in a year when there really isn't supposed to be a special Election Night.  —  Voters won't decide on November 2 who wins the White House …
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
The anti-filibuster effort is winning  —  Whether it will ultimately succeed while Democrats are in power is another matter  —  The filibuster took another small-but-significant step last week toward what some experts believe is its inevitable demise.  President Biden, in a CNN town hall …
Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Sanders draws red lines on Medicare expansion, drug pricing plan in spending bill  —  Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said on Tuesday that a deal on President Biden's spending bill must expand Medicare and include a plan to lower the cost of prescription drugs.
 
 
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