Side Effects

Written by SK Ashby

(Cartoonist - Stuart Carlson)

In other news, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin conceded today that we're going to need more stimulus to prevent a worse downturn, but he also reiterated the regime's position that we don't need it 'right now.'

One wonders if they're trying to delay another stimulus package until closer to the election.

Meanwhile, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says China's pledge to donate $2 billion to the World Health Organization is "paltry."

Two billion dollars is a lot more than the zero dollars the Trump regime is sending them.

Finally, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University say bots are responsible for nearly half of all tweets about the coronavirus and their messages look designed to divide Americans.

Researchers culled through more than 200 million tweets discussing the virus since January and found that about 45% were sent by accounts that behave more like computerized robots than humans. [...]

Among the misinformation disseminated by bot accounts: tweeted conspiracy theories about hospitals being filled with mannequins or tweets that connected the spread of the coronavirus to 5G wireless towers, a notion that is patently untrue.

Such bogus ideas on the Internet have caused real-world harm. In England, dozens of wireless towers have been set on fire in acts officials believe have been fueled by false conspiracy theories linking the rollout of 5G technology to the coronavirus.

I'm going to be offline tomorrow to take care of some chores and take a mental health break while I'm at it. Have a good weekend.