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If We’re Going To Change The Influence Money Has Over Politicians, We Need To Listen To These Folks

Badass academic Larry Lessig brought together some super-important people who brought the Internet — and Internet politics — to scale and asked them: How can we crack the hold that Big Money has on Washington and on politics at all levels around the country? You may question what exactly this has to do with you. Well listen up, because they seem to think that the public (hey, that’s you!) can step up and create some real systemic change against the corporations and millionaires who think we don’t seem to notice when they screw with our politics. The dude at 3:41 sums up a message to the politicians who need to realize how our generation does things differently.

As face masks have become mandatory in many places to limit the spread of coronavirus, it's also become an increasingly politicized thing. As we know, anything that involves political polarization also involves vast amounts of misinformation and disinformation. Whose idea was the internet again?

No one I know loves wearing a mask. We all wish we didn't have to. But there are an awful lot of people saying they can't wear one, or they refuse to wear one because they've been led to believe that masks are somehow more dangerous than not wearing one. I've seen and read "information" on everything from masks depriving people of oxygen to masks causing CO2 build up to masks creating fungus problems.

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