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"People sometimes send us pieces that were deliberately made to be bad, and you can usually see right through that. It's fake bad art, and it shows."

Said Louise Sacco, the permanent acting interim director of the Museum of Bad Art, quoted in "Treasures from the Museum of Bad Art" (CBS). The article is from 2015. Some readers will know why I'm thinking about it today.Click through and scroll to see what sort of badness is museum-worthy. It must be "sincere and original, and something went wrong in a way that's interesting." I laughed a lot looking at these pictures — hardest at "President Kennedy Eating Ice Cream": It's obvious what went wro...
Tags: Art, Photography, Law, Museums, Ice Cream, Cbs, Jfk, Biden, Kennedy, Smiling, Cezanne, Ann Althouse, Louise Sacco, Museum of Bad Art


Facebook warns of ‘headwinds’ to its ad business from regulators and Apple

Facebook posted its second quarter earnings Wednesday, beating expectations with $29 billion in revenue. The world’s biggest social media company was expected to report $27.8 billion in revenue for the quarter, a 50 percent increase from the same period in 2020. Facebook reported earnings per share of $3.61, which also bested expectations. The company’s revenue was $18.6 billion in the same quarter of last year. In the first financial period to really reflect a return to quasi-economic normalcy ...
Tags: Apple, Social, TC, Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, Congress, White House, Social Media, Tech, Whatsapp, Software, United States, Computing, Earnings, Biden


Facebook says some misinformation and racism will 'inevitably' always exist on its platforms

Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, U.S., October 23, 2019. Reuters/Erin Scott Facebook's CEO said moderating content is like fighting crime. Instagram's leader similarly said that some racism will "inevitably" exist online. Their comments show that Facebook may never fully weed out harmful content on its platforms. See more stories on Insider's business page. Two Facebook executives on Thursday addr...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Instagram, Internet, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, Selena Gomez, Biden, Zuckerberg, Misinformation, House Financial Services Committee


Facebook Just Blocked the #VaccinesKill Hashtag Two Years Too Late

At least two years after it would have been politically prudent to do so, Facebook moved to block content under the #VaccinesKill hashtag on Wednesday. Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Social Media, Hashtag, Software, Computing, Biden, Operating Systems, Jen Psaki, Fake News, Video Software, Pseudohistory, Universal Windows Platform Apps, Technology Internet, Covid 19 Misinformation


Facebook rejects Joe Biden's claim it's 'killing people' with misinformation, saying vaccine hesitancy among its users has dropped by 50%

President Joe Biden, left, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Reuters/Alan Freed; Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call Joe Biden said vaccine misinformation on platforms like Facebook is "killing people." Facebook responded by saying vaccine hesitancy among its users has fallen 50% since April 2020. Facebook said Biden is trying to blame it for missing his goal of 60% vaccination by July 4. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook is firing back at Joe Biden for claiming the social me...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Instagram, US, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Joe Biden, Vaccine, Biden, University Of Maryland, Carnegie Mellon University, Kennedy, Rosen, Tom Williams


White House turns up heat on COVID ‘disinformation dozen’

By Donie O’Sullivan | CNN The White House turned up the pressure on Silicon Valley to get a handle on vaccine misinformation Thursday, specifically singling out 12 people one group dubbed the “disinformation dozen,” saying they were responsible for a great deal of misinformation about Covid-19. “There’s about 12 people who are producing 65% of anti-vaccine misinformation on social media platforms,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Thursday. That statistic is from the nonprofit Center f...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, UK, News, Instagram, White House, Russia, Sport, Social-media, Cnn, Soccer, Glendale, Moscow, Silicon Valley, Red Cross, Npr


Olivia Rodrigo visits the White House to help boost COVID-19 vaccine push among younger Americans

Pop star Olivia Rodrigo speaks at the beginning of the daily briefing at the White House on July 14, 2021. AP Photo/Susan Walsh Olivia Rodrigo visited the White House to meet with President Biden and Dr. Fauci in a push to vaccinate younger Americans. Rodrigo spoke at a Wednesday White House press briefing, expressing excitement at the vaccination push. Biden is pushing to inoculate more Americans, with vaccination rates having stalled in recent weeks. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics...
Tags: Politics, Instagram, Cdc, White House, Disney, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, Cnn, Washington Dc, Biden, Anthony Fauci, Disney Channel, Rodrigo, Southern California, Fauci


Biden will sign an executive order cracking down on Big Tech firms buying up smaller companies and hoarding user data

President Biden speaks to reporters on July 8 Alex Wong/Getty Images Joe Biden will sign a sweeping executive order on Friday, which includes a crackdown on Big Tech. Biden's order will tell agencies to scrutinize Big Tech mergers more closely. It will also tell the FTC to draw up rules for how tech companies can gather and use consumer data. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden will on Friday sign an executive order cracking down on the power of Big Tec...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Politics, News, Instagram, Fcc, Privacy, Congress, Washington, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Data, House


Biden will sign an executive order cracking down on Big Tech mergers

President Biden speaks to reporters on July 8 Alex Wong/Getty Images Joe Biden will sign an executive order cracking down on Big Tech, the New York Times reports. Biden's order will tell agencies to scrutinize Big Tech mergers more closely. It will also tell the FTC to draw up rules for how tech companies can use consumer data. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden will on Friday sign an executive order cracking down on the power of Big Tech firms, as fir...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Politics, News, Instagram, Fcc, Privacy, Congress, Washington, Trends, Joe Biden, Data, House, New York Times


Six months after Jan. 6, search is still on Capitol attackers

By Alanna Durkin Richer and Michael Kunzelman | Associated Press The first waves of arrests in the deadly siege at the U.S. Capitol focused on the easy targets. Dozens in the pro-Trump mob openly bragged about their actions on Jan. 6 on social media and were captured in shocking footage broadcast live by national news outlets. But six months after the insurrection, the Justice Department is still hunting for scores of rioters, even as the first of more than 500 people already arrested have plea...
Tags: Politics, Crime, News, Instagram, Washington, Boston, Sport, Joe Biden, Indiana, Fbi, Soccer, United States, Courts, Republican, Biden, Seattle


Putin and Biden meet for talks in Switzerland – in pictures

After shaking hands for the cameras, the US president, Joe Biden, and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, plunged into hours of face-to-face talks on Wednesday at a lush lakeside Swiss mansion. It was a highly anticipated summit at a time of heightened tensions between the two countries Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Switzerland, Biden


TikTok called out for lack of ads transparency and for failing to police political payola

TikTok announced a ban on political advertising all the way back in 2019. So you’d be forgiven for thinking the ugly problem of democracy-denting political disinformation doesn’t apply inside its walled garden of dancing Gen Zers. But you’d be wrong. New research by Mozilla suggests that policy loopholes and lax oversight, especially around influencer marketing, coupled with an ongoing lack of ads transparency by TikTok — which offers no publicly searchable ad archive — are making its video-shar...
Tags: Google, Social, Facebook, Europe, UK, Instagram, Advertising Tech, Youtube, US, Social Media, Tech, Eu, Native Advertising, Policy, Mozilla, Italy


We don’t talk about Israel in my family so I have to talk about it here

Everyone in my family holds a different view about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. I used to track my site traffic like Google was my fortune teller. The top three countries for my audience were always US, UK, and Australia. The next few countries changed a lot, but often Israel was number four. My family is so used to fighting about the Israelis that we even fought about the reason for my large Israeli readership. How do I feel about the Palestinians? I fall on the far end of horrified by ...
Tags: Google, Instagram, Australia, Israel, US, Careers, Diversity, New York Times, Gaza, Middle East, Al Jazeera, Biden, Economist, Copley Square, Isreal, US UK


Some Amazon managers say they hire people they intend to fire later just to meet their turnover goal

Hello!Welcome to this weekly roundup of stories from Insider's Business co-Editor in Chief Matt Turner. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every Sunday.What we're going over today:Some Amazon managers say they hire people they intend to fire just to meet their turnover goal.James Charles' former employee speaks out about her lawsuit against the makeup mogul. Shopify's CEO emailed managers to remind them they are a team, not a family.Top mortgage bankers are quitt...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Wall Street, Boston, US, Newsletter, Trends, Bank Of America, Getty Images, Fbi, Sydney, Club, Ian Osborne


Trump Spawned a New Group of Mega-Donors Who Now Hold Sway Over the GOP’s Future

This story first appeared at ProPublica on May 6. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Wesley Barnett was just as surprised as anyone to learn from news reports that the Jan. 6 Trump rally that turned into a violent assault on the U.S. Capitol was funded by Julia Jenkins Fancelli, an heiress to the fortune of the popular Publix supermarket chain. But Barnett had extra cause for be...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, New York, News, Instagram, California, Washington Post, Montana, Washington, White House, China, Russia, Alabama, America, Spain, European Union


For Trump and Facebook, judgment day is around the corner

Facebook unceremoniously confiscated Trump’s biggest social media megaphone months ago, but the former president might be poised to snatch it back. Facebook’s Oversight Board, an external Supreme Court-like policy decision making group, will either restore Trump’s Facebook privileges or banish him forever on Wednesday. Whatever happens, it’s a huge moment for Facebook’s nascent experiment in outsourcing hard content moderation calls to an elite group of global thinkers, academics and political f...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Supreme Court, Social Networks, Minneapolis, Stanford, Social Media, Tech, Ceo, Software, Nick Clegg, President, Computing


10 Things in Politics: The Instagram account behind DC's best gossip

Good morning, and May the Fourth be with you. Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics, your weekday look at the biggest stories in DC and beyond. Sign up here to receive this newsletter.Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:A very DC diversion is this anonymous Instagram accountBill and Melinda Gates are ending their 27-year marriageRep. Liz Cheney is in hot water with some fellow Republicans, againOne thing to look out for today...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Supreme Court, Microsoft, Obama, California, US, Newsletter, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fbi, Ronald Reagan, House, New York Times, Bill Gates


Why do the Carters look so tiny alongside Joe Biden and his wife Jill in this picture?

You don’t need special gear to create this optical trickery. If you have an iPhone 11 or 12 you too can loom large over a former US presidentHi Carly. As our resident photography expert, I have a question. Something about this photo featuring Joe and Jill Biden and former president Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter seems … off?It sure does. Where to begin … The scale of Biden v Rosalynn is very unusual – he looks three times the size of her and even though the natural physical c...
Tags: Photography, US, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Jimmy Carter, Biden, Joe, Jill, Jill Biden, Carters, Rosalynn, Rosalynn Carter


Garcetti aims to give thousands to COVID-stung businesses. Owners call it ‘a drop in the bucket’

Camila Perry, paints tables as she gets ready to open an outdoor patio at The North End, a Hollywood bar she owns with two other women, as Los Angeles County moves to the less-restrictive orange tier on Monday, April 5, 2021. Bars that do not serve food will be able to reopen only patios in this latest wave of eased restrictions. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) In his annual State of the City speech, Mayor Eric Garcetti suggested multiple programs to speed up economi...
Tags: Hollywood, Instagram, Congress, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Biden, Eric Garcetti, Gavin Newsom, Don, Los Angeles County, Perry, LA County, Garcetti, WalletHub


Since colleges are failing to prepare students for tech jobs, it’s time to bring back apprenticeships

Sophie Ruddock Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Ruddock is VP, GM North America at Multiverse, a tech startup focused on high-quality education and training through professional apprenticeships. Ryan Craig Contributor Share on Twitter Ryan Craig is managing director of Achieve Partners, an investment firm focused at the intersection of educat...
Tags: TC, Column, Europe, Instagram, Education, Opinion, America, Training, Tech, Internships, United States, Biden, Apprenticeships, Black, Mckinsey, Ryan Craig


National security advisor says Russia will face 'consequences' if Putin critic Alexei Navalny dies

Alexei Navalny appears in a video published by his team on January 18, 2021. Navalny Live/YouTube The US has threatened Russia with sanctions and other consequences if Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny dies in state prison. Last month, Navalny said he was going on a hunger strike in jail until he could see a doctor. Navalny is recovering after being poisoned with a Novichok nerve agent in Russia. See more stories on Insider's business page. Russia will face heavy consequences li...
Tags: Politics, Instagram, Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Germany, Russia, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, National Security, Biden, Sanctions, International Relations


COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy begins to fade, but stubborn resistance remains among evangelicals

He has been pushed off Facebook and banned from Twitter, but Larry Cook battles on at StopMandatoryVaccination.com, where the Los Angeles man tries to explain why COVID-19 vaccines are evil and why President Donald Trump — who he insists will return to power — got one anyway. Kaiser Family Foundation Some evangelical Christians tie the vaccines to Satan, the Mark of the Beast and an impending apocalypse. And in sunny Surf City, Huntington Beach Mayor Pro Tem Tito Ortiz refuses to wear a mas...
Tags: Apple, Health, Facebook, Cook, News, Instagram, Medicine, California, Stanford, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, United States, Williams, Kaiser


Hunter Biden says he smoked 'more parmesan cheese than anyone' when he was addicted to crack cocaine

Hunter Biden opens up about his addiction to alcohol and crack cocaine in his new memoir, "Beautiful Things." Kris Connor/WireImage Hunter Biden said at the height of his addiction, he smoked "anything that remotely resembled crack cocaine" - including parmesan cheese. Biden talked about his struggles with alcohol and drugs in his new memoir, "Beautiful Things." In response, Donald Trump Jr. took to Instagram to troll Biden with a picture of a lighter and cheese. See more stories on Inside...
Tags: Politics, News, Instagram, Cbs News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cocaine, Washington Dc, Cbs, Biden, Trump, Beau, Donald Trump Jr, Tracy Smith, Hunter Biden


10 Things in Politics: More shots are on the way

President Joe Biden. AP Good morning! Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to get this newsletter in your inbox each day. Send your tips and suggestions to [email protected] or tweet me @BrentGriffiths. Here's what you need to know:Biden warns that the pandemic isn't over, but soon most adults will have access to vaccinesGun safety groups are frustrated with Biden prioritizing infrastructureEmotional arguments from the first day of Derek Chauvin's trial1. SHO...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, New York, Instagram, Maryland, Cdc, Washington, White House, Politico, US, Newsletter, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Fbi


The Biden administration launched a social media campaign to persuade migrants not to enter the US as his border crisis intensifies

Central American migrants in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, watch President Joe Biden's inauguration on TV. HERIKA MARTINEZ/AFP via Getty Images The Biden administration has launched a media campaign to stem migration from Central America. It is placing thousands of targeted ads on Facebook and Instagram, and on the radio. Biden is struggling to cope with a surge in Central American migrants trying to enter the US. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden has launch...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Instagram, Mexico, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, News UK, National Security Council, El Salvador, Honduras, Biden, Guatemala, Central America, Trump


10 things in tech you need to know today

Verkada Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.1. Hackers breached security company Verkada. They gained access to 150,000 cameras inside places such as Tesla, Cloudflare, hospitals, and jails.2. Twitter's CEO will donate the proceeds from auctioning off the first-ever tweet. Jack Dorsey said he will convert the proceeds -- the highest bid is currently at more than $2 million -- to bitcoin, then donate them to Give Directly's Afric...
Tags: Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Africa, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Analytics, Hawaii, Vesta, Jeff Bezos, Biden, Jack Dorsey, Alexa, Priscilla Chan, Newsletters


Trump's fake inauguration on March 4 was QAnon's latest vision that flopped. A new date is now being peddled to perpetuate the mind games.

Crowds gather outside the U.S. Capitol for the "Stop the Steal" rally on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images QAnon followers believed that March 4 would see former President Donald Trump reinstated as president. It was just the latest date in a long line of bizarre goalposts that continually shift. Followers of the conspiracy theory are looking forward to future dates that will herald epic changes. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. "Don...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Hollywood, News, Instagram, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Analysis, Hillary Clinton, United States, Washington Dc, News UK


Behind the scenes of The New York Times’ ‘Truth’ campaign: Tuesday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. If you're reading this online or in a forwarded email, here's the link to sign up for our Wake-Up Call newsletters.  Worth another look Sometimes, even the paper of record needs to make a case for itself. In 2017, The New York Times was mulling how to address rampant misinformation coming from a new presidential administration while also boosting subscrip...
Tags: Amazon, Instagram, Congress, Washington Post, Advertising, Elizabeth Warren, Alabama, Bloomberg, New York Times, Sharp, Seth Rogen, Starbucks, The New York Times, Biden, Vox, Black Lives Matter


The global 'infodemic' will be Biden's biggest challenge

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden holds his phone as he arrives at Atlanta International Airport on October 27, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. Biden is campaigning in Georgia on Tuesday, with scheduled stops in Atlanta and Warm Springs. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Misinformation is one of the greatest national threats to American democracy.  Biden has an opportunity to turn the table against misinformation by uniting the private sector and public sector in a way that disincentivizes false...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Hollywood, Instagram, White House, Russia, America, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, United States, Nato, Capitol Hill, Biden, Twitter Facebook


3 ways the US economy is uniquely positioned for a great new era in the 2020s

America is ready for a new era that won't be like times past. David W Cerny/Reuters Vaccines and massive stimulus signal a light at the end of the pandemic tunnel and a new era for the US economy. Antitrust proceedings against big tech could create many more jobs, while remote work is threatening so-called superstar cities. Insider breaks down how these 3 factors are leading the US into a unique period of economic prosperity. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Vacc...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Florida, New York, Instagram, Wall Street, New York City, US, Alabama, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Joe Biden, Standard Oil, Ibm



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