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A dozen Arizona GOP lawmakers follow at least 1 far-right Facebook group

More than 1 in 5 Republican state lawmakers across the country have joined at least one far-right Facebook group, according to a new report, and in Arizona, 12 have done so — about 25% of the state’s GOP legislators.... Read more»

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Az Sen. Wendy Rogers facing Senate ethics probe after blaming Buffalo mass shooting on 'feds'

The Arizona Senate is launching an ethics investigation into Republican Sen. Wendy Rogers for her comments blaming the mass shooting in Buffalo on federal law enforcement instead of the white supremacist who is accused of carrying out the attack. ... Read more»

Texas law prohibiting social media companies from banning users over their viewpoints reinstated by appeals court

A panel on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday reinstated a Republican-backed Texas law that prohibits large social media companies from banning users over their political viewpoints.... Read more»

FactCheck: COVID-19 vaccines reduce hospitalization and death rates, contrary to social media claims

Those who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 are more prone to serious illness and are dying at higher rates than those who are vaccinated, contrary to social media accounts that continue to misleadingly suggest the vaccines are unnecessary.... Read more»

The Tucson agenda

Pima County to vote on new boss, Tucson considers homeless plan

Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry is retiring six months after a nasty bike accident. As one era ends, supervisors are set to consider making Jan Lesher a permanent replacement.... Read more»

Arizona bill would make bad Yelp and Google reviews a possible criminal act

A bill brought to the legislature by business leaders would add social media messages to the state’s extortion law and could make it so those who leave bad reviews could be subject to a class 2 felony, the typical minimum sentence for which is 3 years in prison. ... Read more»

Analysis

U.S. rallied world vs. Russian aggression by releasing top-secret intelligence

International relations scholar Stephen Long analyzes why the U.S. government made the choice to provide the public with a running stream of intelligence of the sort that is usually classified and what effect it had.... Read more»

Fitness industry struggles to adjust as COVID-19 pandemic endures

Like most businesses, the fitness industry took a hit during the pandemic - about one in five health clubs have shut down permanently since March 2020 and most other gyms and fitness centers closed their doors temporarily, forcing people to find new ways to work out.... Read more»

Social media, fentanyl a 'deadly' combination, DEA warns

The DEA confiscated millions of counterfeit fentanyl pills and over 28,000 pounds of methamphetamine as of 2020 - but keeping track of the transportation and distribution has become more complicated, because drug traffickers are using social media to sell the pills.... Read more»

Scammers are using fake job ads to steal people’s identities

From Facebook to LinkedIn to Indeed, ads are popping up that promise well-paying jobs — if applicants provide their Social Security numbers and other details up front - and scammers then use the information to apply for unemployment benefits. ... Read more»

FactCheck

Already had COVID-19? Vaccines boost immunity, not 'wipe out' antibodies

Studies show COVID-19 vaccines boost antibody levels and improve the immune response of those who previously had COVID-19; the vaccines do not “wipe out” antibodies developed by people who recovered from the disease, as social media posts have falsely claimed.... Read more»

Trump won Texas county in landslide. His supporters still hounded the elections admin until she resigned.

Michele Carew, who had overseen scores of elections during her 14-year career as an elections administrator in North Texas, submitted her resignation Friday, following a monthslong effort by residents and officials loyal to former President Donald Trump to force her out of office.... Read more»

Google ads to NFL sponsorships: Colleges throw billions at marketing to attract students

Catholic University is spending $5 million on marketing and branding - a small sum compared to what other colleges and universities are investing in advertising, marketing and promotion, which has been rising and is on track this year to be nearly double what it was last year.... Read more»

'God’s will Is being thwarted:' Even in solid Republican counties, hard-liners seek more partisan control of elections

Hood County stands out because it offers a rare view into the distrust and political pressure facing elections administrators even in communities that Trump safely won, and also represents the escalation to replace independent administrators with more actively partisan election officials.... Read more»

Analysis

Social media gives support to LGBTQ youth when in-person communities are lacking

Teens today have grown up on the internet, and social media has served as a space where LGBTQ youth in particular can develop their identities.... Read more»

Customs & Border Protection ordered to disclose social media surveillance rules

U.S. Customs and Border Protection cannot withhold information on its rules for authorizing agents to use fake identities and non-government accounts to spy on social media users, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. ... Read more»

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