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Follow the money Spotify makes spreading COVID Misinfo

Follow the money Spotify makes streaming COVID misinfo

Over 2,000 Americans die from COVID every day. Yet, Spotify continues to stream COVID misinformation. Why? Follow the money. “Hundreds of scientists, professors and public …

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Jan 6 Insurrection map of people, money and schemes

Jan 6 Insurrection map of the people and money behind the plot to overthrow an election

Follow the money to trace who did what in the Jan 6th insurrection and how they were funded. Get the big picture as the evidence …

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Ad networks are spreading disinformation and funding insurrectionists through ad sales

Defund the Jan 6th insurrection profiteers

How do you make money promoting a violent insurrection? Advertising. Conspiracies and disinformation thrive online. Who are the worst culprits? Who funds them? What can …

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Relationship map shows connections between the different people involved in the Jan 6th insurrection

Jan 6th Investigation Committee: Track the uncovered evidence with a relationship map.

Follow the evidence. Complexity, withholding evidence and delaying tactics are often used to escape judgement. How can details spread over dozens of websites and a …

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Vaccinate frontline workers at casual restaurants

Fast food franchisors ask workers if they’d like a side of COVID?

Has the person serving you that hamburger been vaccinated? Most fast food workers make minimum wage and are forced to work on unstable schedules. Taking …

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Jan 6 investigation committee roadmap

Jan 6 Investigation Roadmap

Confused by the large number of people involved in the Jan 6th insurrection? Who has been charged by the Jan 6 Commission? Who’s cooperating with …

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Republican obstruction prevents FCC regulation of COVID misinformation platforms

Republican obstruction prevents FCC regulation of COVID misinformation platforms

800,000 Americans dead from COVID. Republicans serve their billionaire media donors and block the FCC from enforcing its mandate to serve the ‘public interest’. When …

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Dark money funds groups who pack the Supreme Court willing to suppress voters and womens rights

Follow the dark money packing the Supreme Court with conservatives

Follow the money to see how billionaires get the laws they want. How some Supreme Court justices get rushed on while others are denied a …

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Women directors and CEOs at firms that fund abortion ban bills

Women directors of corporations backing Ohio’s extreme abortion ban

Ohio is about to pass an abortion ban that is even more restrictive than Texas. Women lead the corporations donating the abortion bill’s sponsors. The …

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Mapping the connections between the Jan 6th insurrection organizers

How are the Jan 6th insurrection organizers connected?

It’s hard to keep track of the people involved and with the Jan 6th insurrection. Software can help. How are they connected? What was their …

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Google helps spreads right wing disinfo

How Google helps spread right wing disinformation

Billionaires get a tax deduction for funding sites spreading disinfo! Google promotes the sites in search rankings getting them more exposure. What gives? Follow the …

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Republicans block path to citizenship to help their rich donors exploit workers

Who is blocking the path to citizenship?

Republicans oppose DACA, Dreamers and a path to citizenship so their billionaire donors can get cheap labor. Corporations make money in two ways. Charge more …

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Joel Kaplan Republican operative runs Facebook

Joel Kaplan: Zuck’s fixer and GOP operative

Facebook spreads Republican disinformation and promotes right-wing conspiracy theories. Meet Joel Kaplan, Republican operative and Zuckerberg fixer. “Kaplan is Facebook’s vice president of global public policy. …

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Stand your ground has deadly consequences

Stand Your Ground bill has deadly consequences

Adil Dghoughi was killed in his car outside a house in Martindale, Texas. The case against the killer could be hindered by Texas’ “Stand Your …

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Tax dodging billionaires behind Texas SB8 bill banning abortions

Tax dodging billionaires behind Texas SB8 bill banning abortions

What do billionaires do with all the money they save by dodging taxes? Buy political influence and impose their values on other Americans. What does …

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Jan 6th Capitol riot ring leaders conspire at Willard hotel

Jan 6th Capitol riot ring leaders conspire at Willard hotel

Follow the connections between the ringleaders meeting at the Willard hotel ahead of Jan 6 in an effort to overturn election results and the current …

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Follow the money: How AT&T and DirecTV helped build far-right One America News.

Follow the money: How AT&T and DirecTV helped build far-right One America News.

“AT&T helped build far-right One America News” – Reuters It’s easier to follow the money and trace the connections with a relationship map. Use this …

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Corporate politicians are paid to deny climate change

Manchin’s objections to clean energy program costs US billions in climate funds

Climate change disasters cost tax payers billions every year while corporate politicians deny climate change and block reforms. Follow the money to see how oil, …

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BlackRock invests $54 billion in Facebook

Facebook Enablers: Divest.

BlackRock has invested $54 billion in Facebook. That’s hard to reconcile with BlackRock’s claim of ‘helping people build a better tomorrow’. Is it ethical to …

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Bring Zuckerberg and Facebook to justice

Bring Zuckerberg and Facebook to justice

Image credit: Justice League Zuckerberg denies Facebook spreading racist posts, election meddling, COVID disinformation and worse. Superheroes needed to bring him to justice. What can …

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Abbott bans abortions in Texas with no exception for rapes or incest

Don’t mess with Texas women

Image: Handmaid’s Tale – Hulu Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he’ll “eliminate” rape rather than let victims get abortions. That’s after his bill that bans …

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Facebook buys Zuckerberg a GET OUT OF JAIL card

Facebook buys Zuckerberg a $5 billion GET OUT OF JAIL FREE card

“A lawsuit accuses Facebook’s board of overpaying the Federal Trade Commission billions of dollars in exchange for not personally suing CEO Mark Zuckerberg over the 2018 …

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How does big pharma keep drug prices so high? Follow the money.

How does big pharma keep drug prices so high? Follow the money.

Big pharma claims to serve public health, but spends billions on political lobbying and multimillion dollar executive salaries. Is corporate greed and political donations the …

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Hold Facebook accountable. Follow the money and connections to see how they get away with bad behavior.

Hold Facebook Accountable

Facebook spreads COVID disinformation, promotes violence; causes depression and meddles with elections. How does it get away with such disgusting corporate behavior ? Follow the …

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Republicans give the ultra rich more tax cuts

Billionaire moochers dodge taxes and rig the system

Why do Republicans block any efforts to have billionaires pay their fair share of taxes? What do billionaires do with the money they make from …

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See who they really work with a mind map like Carrie uses in Homeland

Who do they work for? Follow the money with a ‘mind map’.

Follow the money and a person’s connections to find their real motivation. “… Tax hikes will cause your life savings to collapse… plan could cause a record-setting …

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Voter suppression by eviction

A Supreme Court stacked with McConnell nominees overruled the CDC allowing landlords to evict thousands of families during a pandemic. Judicial activism now defines health …

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CDC is being blocked from extending the eviction moratorium that will leave millions homeless. Follow the money.

Evicted? Thank these guys.

15 million people at the risk of eviction! Who’s pushing for evictions during a pandemic? How do they make money from it? Get political patronage? …

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OxyContin blood money bought political influence and bent rules

OxyContin: Follow the blood money

“Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family, under scrutiny for role in opioid crisis, are big political spenders. As the opioid crisis continues to ravage the …

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How billionaires get richer by strangling democracy

How billionaires strangle democracy to get richer

There is something very wrong when billionaires do not pay taxes, deny their workers a living wage and use political donations to prevent people from …

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Republicans stoke racism and violence to cling to power aided by ad networks like Facebook and FOX that profit from selling ads next to content designed to divide Americans.

Racism has consequences

Eight people including six Asian women killed in racist shooting spree with a gun bought hours earlier. This isn’t a random event. Hate crimes against …

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For The People H.R. 1 bill fights voter suppression.

For The People. Mapping how H.R. 1 fights voter suppression.

“We the People deserve a responsive, accountable government that gives us all a stronger voice and puts our needs ahead of special interests. Congress must …

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Activists take on the Prison Industrial Complex in Alabama

Activists Take On Prison Industrial Complex

“Regions Bank Of Alabama Turns Its Back On CoreCivic” Morgan Simon’s article in Forbes.com inspired us to explore how strategic activism works. How did community …

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Mapping the spread of COVID-19 near Sinclair Broadcasting stations spewing Coronavirus conspiracy theories

Always consider the source especially when it concerns your health. Don’t believe everything you hear – especially if it comes a broadcast network with a …

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Voting. Georgia Style.

Georgia is truly special. Hours long lines to vote. Missing vote by mail ballots. $110 million spent on new voting machines. What gives?

Follow The Money To Understand Zuckerberg’s Actions

Why would Mark let Facebook be used for racist messages? Follow the money … Cut through lies and deception to find the truth by “following the …

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Human Sacrifice To Corporate Greed

What’s behind the rush to re-open and force workers back to Coronavirus infested meatpacking plants? Who is pushing to shield corporations from their COVID19 liability? “McConnell is …

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Pandemic Land Grab

Why would the Trump Administration strip one of the oldest Native American tribes of its land during the Coronavirus pandemic? Activists decided to ‘follow the …

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We’re Not Lovin’ It

Image: Banksy Issues can be complicated. Relationship maps strip away the BS to show what’s really going on. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) overturned a prior ruling making …

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Impeachment Web: Data Analytics Applied To Trace The People, Connections, Favors And Money.

Too much information is worse than too little. Facts get lost. Connections get overlooked. Data analysis converts information into meaningful insights. Background The impeachment hearings …

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Volunteers Crowdsource Research On Moscow Mitch’s Connections, Contributors And Foreign Friends.

Why would the Senate Majority Leader block a measure to strengthen US election security? A small team of volunteers researched possible forces behind Moscow Mitch’s decision. They researched publicly available information to uncover …

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Moscow Mitch blocks bills to strengthen election security. How to use technology to follow the money and connections behind his decision.

A single image often captures the truth better than dozens of reports. Technology now makes it easy to design network maps that reveal the motives and connections behind an action. We …

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Who Profits From The Opioid Epidemic? Free App Maps Connections & Contributions To Follow The Money.

“Follow the money”, Deep Throat advised reporters investigating the Nixon Watergate scandal. The advice is still apt and applies to many issues including the opioid crisis. But it’s harder …

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