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Trump issues threat to Twitter for supposed “shadow banning,” which it wasn’t actually doing

Trump threatened Twitter early Thursday morning.
Trump threatened Twitter early Thursday morning. @realDonaldTrump/Twitter

On Thursday, President Donald Trump issued a broadside against what one would imagine is his favorite website: Twitter. He tweeted a vague threat that he’ll be looking into so-called shadow banning on the site.

Jim Jordan to run to replace Paul Ryan as House speaker

Jim Jordan listens during a hearing on Capitol Hill in July.
Jim Jordan listens during a hearing on Capitol Hill in July. Evan Vucci/AP

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) — one of President Donald Trump’s closest allies on Capitol Hill — will run for speaker of the House, he told reporters Thursday.

Disney to ban single-use plastic straws from all its parks and resorts

Walt Disney World Resort’s Magic Kingdom in 2012
Walt Disney World Resort’s Magic Kingdom in 2012

The Walt Disney Company announced Thursday its plan to eliminate single-use plastic straws and stirrers at its owned and operated properties globally by mid-2019. The ban comes on the heels of similar announcements from Starbucks and a number of municipalities to reduce plastic consumption.

In an ACLU test, Amazon’s facial recognition tech wrongly matched mugshots to 28 members of Congress

Members of Congress that Amazon’s facial recognition technology wrongly matched to people in a mugshot database.
Members of Congress that Amazon’s facial recognition technology wrongly matched to people in a mugshot database. ACLU

The American Civil Liberties Union used facial recognition software to cross-reference a mugshot database with a list of Congress members. The test incorrectly matched 28 members of Congress with mugshots of people arrested for a crime.

7 artists created vibrant portraits memorializing Oakland stabbing victim Nia Wilson

Ruben Marquez is one artist who has memorialized Nia Wilson.
Ruben Marquez is one artist who has memorialized Nia Wilson. Ruben Marquez

San Francisco-based collage artist Ruben Marquez was moved to action when he learned Nia Wilson, an 18-year-old black woman, had been stabbed to death Sunday at a Bay Area Rapid Transit station in Oakland, California.

Since the news of Wilson’s death, Marquez and at least six other visual artists have created vibrant pieces memorializing her life and demanding justice in the crime that ended it.

Tim Mulkerin
Reporter and Social Media Editor, Hype