Category: Politics/News


LastWeekTonight‘s John Oliver takes a look at facial recognition technology, how it’s used by private companies and law enforcement, and why it can be dangerous.

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As the U.S. Postal Service faces financial catastrophe, LastWeekTonight‘s John Oliver discusses why the service is so important, what brought it to this point, and what we can do to help.

Imagine you could go back in time to January 2020, what would you say to yourself?

 

There’s definitely a formula at play here.

Caitlin, aka Ask A Mortician, talks with Dr. Kami Fletcher, president of The Collective for Radical Death Studies, to find out the history of black funeral parlors and why they still exist today. “Black people used death to claim humanity.”

The Marsh family from Faversham (in Kent, England) went viral with their lockdown adaptation of the Les Misérables song “One Day More.”

No, this isn’t a deepfake. In 1973, the stock market crashed and an Arab oil embargo resulted in a gas crisis. With that as the context, a (false) rumor of a toilet paper shortage emerged and spread like wildfire via news outlets before it was further fueled by Johnny Carson (who later apologized). It’s a fascinating story of shortage psychology and panic buying.

YouTuber Liza Koshy says, “Watch us sip tea, and cheers to our ladies. Our documentary, Creators for Change: Global Girl’s Education, is ready for your viewing pleasure right here: https://youtu.be/HzOPah2JzJE We thank you in advance for enjoying the doc, sharing the empowerment, and changing the narrative. Cheers! Also, here’s my trip to Vietnam that I shot entirely on my phone and edited into a cinematic feature film.” #CreatorsForChange

Ask A Mortician discusses your rights and bodily autonomy after death and how to protect them.

Destin of SmarterEveryDay breaks down how the spread of disinformation works.

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