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@nytimes media columnist. Fireworks enthusiast. Formerly @buzzfeednews. Beats working for a living. Send me scoops: ben.smith@nytimes.com.

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@nickwingfield
Nick Wingfield
6 hours ago
Wow, Ed Markey, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and other senators ask Bezos for more info about Amazon's plans to put cameras in its delivery vans. Read @MarkDiStef's original scoop for @theinformation on the plan here https://t.co/We4VPig7Ni https://t.co/BkvKM0QTX5
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@BuzzFeedNews
BuzzFeed News
4 hours ago
ID requirements were supposed to make sure COVID vaccines go to the people who need them most. But in some cases, it's preventing some of the most vulnerable people in the US from receiving them https://t.co/EC2SQt1slx
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@ericuman
Eric Umansky
7 hours ago
New, awesome, important job: ProPublica is hiring a reporter to dig into attempts to undermine our democracy. You don’t need to already cover voting. Just show you’re a kick-ass reporter who’s gonna dig in deep. DMs open @NABJ @NAHJ @aaja https://t.co/eKc3nPz1NR
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@mat
mat honan
18 hours ago
Let's unfuck the machine. (A note from San Francisco) https://t.co/AS9BZO8tnQ
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@pkafka
Peter Kafka
9 hours ago
Alamo is my favorite way to see a movie in NYC. Hope the new owners are able to keep offering a great experience. https://t.co/PcOSdlczvA
@Variety
Variety
10 hours ago
Alamo Drafthouse Files for Chapter 11, Announces Sale to Altamont Capital, Fortress Investment https://t.co/QSLPchMZxU
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@maxseddon
max seddon
9 hours ago
Turns out Navalny isn't actually in the "prison from hell" leaked to the media, but a detention center in the same province outside Moscow. He saw his lawyers today, who say "he's in an excellent mood and says hi to everyone." https://t.co/XXULOlIkWP
@navalny
Alexey Navalny
10 hours ago
Алексей находится в СИЗО-3 «Кольчугино» Владимирской области. Сегодня с ним встретились его защитники. Он в отличном настроении и передает всем привет
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@aaronrutkoff
Aaron Rutkoff
9 hours ago
This is a big @climate development from DC today: Jigar Shah is taking over the U.S. Energy Department loan-program that helped seed Tesla's future a decade ago. A clean-energy pioneer now has $40B to lend. https://t.co/8puMTgnL9U
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@THECITYNY
THE CITY
a day ago
More than 1 million New Yorkers are officially vaccinated. Here's the latest: https://t.co/sthdJaV6Sy https://t.co/xj5ZxRs2OA
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@WillOremus
Will Oremus
10 hours ago
When you optimize for people mashing the like button, or writing angry comments, you are optimizing for hyperpartisan misinformation. Truth may be stranger than fiction, but propaganda that plays directly to people's fears and biases makes better rage-bait.
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@bopinion
Bloomberg Opinion
10 hours ago
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@NickBaumann
Nick Baumann
11 hours ago
The problems with Germany's vaccination portal are giving me intense flashbacks to the healthcare dot gov rollout. https://t.co/16tjRf0RyK https://t.co/kcY6h8tIG2
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@charlie_savage
Charlie Savage
11 hours ago
Decisions about whether to publish offensive imagery/words that are the subject of a news story, like the Muhammed cartoons/Charlie Hebdo, or utterances of the N-word by famous people, are tricky. But IMO better to leave an absence rather than use non-offensive substitutes.
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@charlie_savage
Charlie Savage
11 hours ago
There's obviously a defensible reason for news outlets to be reluctant to show the racist images in the obscure Dr. Seuss books being retired, but instead illustrating the story with images of the famous & innocuous ones that are remaining in print is actively misleading people. https://t.co/l8TfFmjsM0
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@benyt
Ben Smith
11 hours ago
The use of the word "cancel" to mean pretty much anything now does seem fully bipartisan https://t.co/v0LPlJEm0g https://t.co/zgmYl4Vz4k
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@alexanderchee
Alexander Chee
19 hours ago
My husband observed that Minari seemed to have shown me something in myself I hadn't seen for a long time, and so I tried to write about that here. https://t.co/O8XDSrZZ22
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@MarkLevineNYC
Mark D. Levine
a day ago
These overnight appointments will be using the new batch of Johnson & Johnson vaccines arriving soon.
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