All it took was President Donald Trump catching COVID-19 for Facebook, Twitter and TikTok to enforce policies that thousands of other users had been denied the security of. Although many social media sites have “abusive behaviour” policies that work against users wishing harm on others in their platforms, these kinds of policies are not really enforced to the point that they actually become effective. But, just hours after President Trump announced that he and others of his staff had tested positive for the virus, a series of comments and posts went out wishing for his death to which social media sites responded with awareness. Their immediate actions give light to the double standards in the media.
It just keeps getting worse: David Legates has been hired by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. No, this is not a joke. I’m sure you’re wondering why it would be in the first place. In fact, I bet you’re thinking: Who is this man, whose name I’ve never heard before? Why should I care? And to you my answer is this: For those who live in the United States — or, as a matter of fact, anywhere in the world — this man’s name is important to learn.
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