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Thousands gather in Belfast to protest against Northern Ireland protocol
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JamesJalaPayneo
Police estimated that more than 3,000 people took part, in excess of the number allowed to gather in public currently under the coronavirus regulations. 1
Under the protocol in the Brexit withdrawal agreement, designed to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland, Northern Ireland in effect remains in the single market and EU customs policy is enforced on goods coming frommainland Britain. 1
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Instagram finally reveals the secret of its mysterious algorithm
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JamesJalaPayneo
You can read about how those algorithms work on the blog, but key parts for creatives to be aware of are things like making sure your images are high-resolution and who you've previously interacted with (as our post explains, interaction is key to boosting your Instagram engagement). 1
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The GOP's Off the Rails' March Toward Authoritarianism Has Historians Worried
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micshasan
Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, one of seven Senate Republicans to support the measure, expressed her disgust at her colleagues' vote. 1
Are we going to acknowledge that as a country that is based on these principles of democracy that we hold so dear and one of those is that we have free and fair elections and we respect the results of those elections and allow for a peaceful transition of power? 1
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Trump shuts down his blog, frustrated by its low readership.
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JamesJalaPayneo
The site, which cost a few thousand dollars to make and was put together for Mr. Trump by a company run by his former campaign manager Brad Parscale, was intended to be an online hub for supporters to see statements issued by the former president and communicate with him. 1
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Clearview AI hit with sweeping legal complaints over controversial face scraping in Europe
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micshasan
New York-based Clearview claims to have built "the largest known database of 3+ billion facial images." 1
PI, NYOB, Hermes Center for Transparency and Digital Human Rights, and Homo Digitalis all claim that Clearview's data collection goes beyond what the average user would expect when using services like Instagram, LinkedIn, or YouTube. 1
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GME and AMC stock surge may impact crypto meme coins, BTC not so much?
This year, stocks like the movie theater chain AMC Entertainment and video game retailer GameStop (GME) have been the vehicle for individual retail traders to show their dissent against the so-called "free market."