In other news, a federal judge has ruled that the Trump regime cannot withhold grant money from sanctuary cities, at least for now. U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber wrote that the city of Chicago was likely to succeed in their lawsuit in his motion granting an injunction.
Meanwhile, an investigation by Pro Publica found that Facebook's advertising network allows buyers to market directly to users with anti-Semitic terms, among other things.
Until this week, when we asked Facebook about it, the world’s largest social network enabled advertisers to direct their pitches to the news feeds of almost 2,300 people who expressed interest in the topics of “Jew hater,” “How to burn jews,” or, “History of ‘why jews ruin the world.’”
After reading this report, I immediately wondered if Russian operatives may have used this feature to influence specific voters. They almost certainly did, right? We know they purchased ads and they must have used some form of criteria for them.
Finally, the Naval Postgraduate School has ordered former wingnut sheriff David Clarke to alter his master's thesis because significant parts of it were directly lifted from sources without properly citing them.