Corey Hill

Social justice groups square off against Facebook

A growing number of advertisers have had enough of the lies and hate on Facebook. And they’re pulling millions of dollars worth of ad buys to underscore the point.

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It's time to set aside our differences and defend American democracy

When the house is on fire, it’s not the time to argue whether you want a kitchen re-model, or a change of paint. When the house is on fire, you don’t waste time arguing whether the fire is technically a “fire” or is actually a conflagration or an immolation. When the house is on fire, you do everything you can to put out the fire.

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Facebook keeps promising to do better but is still a massive vector for political disinformation and pandemic conspiracies

In 2016, a widespread disinformation campaign coordinated by Russian intelligence agencies wreaked havoc on the integrity of our elections. Facebook’s newsfeed became the primary focus of the attacks, as users were invited to join groups created by Russian agents and fed inflammatory posts designed to suppress the vote.

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A "Pay-It-Forward" Approach to Funding Solar Power

Solar energy doesn't spill or pollute, it's often cheaper for consumers than many other power sources, and three-quarters of Americans want more of it, according to recent polling. So why do so few buildings sport photovoltaic panels?

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Will Non-Profits Try To Stop Their Workers From Unionizing?

When employees of Larkin Street Youth Services in San Francisco began talking about unionizing earlier this spring, their concerns centered on issues familiar to workers of all stripes: understaffed departments, increased workloads, benefit cuts, high turnover. Although an attempt to unionize in October 2010 was unsuccessful, most employees at the homeless services nonprofit believed that the effort would end differently this time around.

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Owning Pigs a Felony in Michigan? Big Ag-Inspired Law Targets Small Farms

The mangalitsa pig is different than other pigs. For one thing, it's covered in thick wool, like a sheep. It's got upright ears, and a flat tail. The farmers at Michigan's Baker's Green Acres are fond of the pig. The thick fur protects them from harsh Michigan winters, and their status as a 'lard' pig means that customers prize their marbled meat. They grunt, they eat, and they care for their young just like any other domesticated swine. In short, they're just regular pigs -- that happen to have black fur.

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Vision: Urban Gardening and Green Economy Flourish in Detroit

On February 16, Michigan's Governor Snyder signed into law a sweeping emergency financial management bill, one that will give him wide powers to appoint financial managers across the state. Cities in financial distress will be assigned emergency managers, who will have the power to suspend collective bargaining, terminate city employees, even dissolve local governments completely -- whatever is deemed necessary in the pursuit of a "balanced budget."

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