[Combating misinformation is crucial] "to protect the civic conversation on Twitter, and to make it easier to find reliable information about elections."
Twitter spokesperson Elizabeth Busby on the social media company’s plans to roll out safeguards early in the election season, with protections for "real-time election information from state election officials, plus local news outlets and journalists." There is mounting concern about how misinformation could impact the upcoming elections. (CNET — August 11,2022)
“Just because this is a digital financial product doesn’t mean that established law on the books is no longer applicable.”Senior Researcher at the Revolving Door Project Timi Iwayemi, regarding the attempt to create new banking and finance laws for cryptocurrencies and how most laws already adequately address digital assets and protect consumers compared to proposed alternatives. (CQ-Roll Call — Aug. 9, 2022)
Tulsa, Okla., Mayor G.T. Bynum, regarding some people’s concerns about the amount of growth that Tulsa has experienced over the last several years. “It was called the ‘80s, and it did not work out well.” The city has had several programs to draw remote workers to the area in hopes of driving economic development, particularly during the pandemic. (Governing — Aug. 9, 2022)
Donald Trump, regarding an unprecedented FBI search of the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla., as part of a federal investigation into whether Trump illegally removed records from the White House as he left office in January 2021. Trump attempted to spin the raid in a way to gain political donations from his followers. (Reuters — Aug. 9, 2022)
David McCullough, historian and two-time Pulitzer Prize winning author, who dedicated himself to documenting and popularizing American history and recently died at age 89. (All Author/Washington Post — August 8, 2022)