Facebook confirmed today that to prevent the spread of coronavirus and promote a safe space to virtue-signal, masks will be required on all profile pictures going forward.
If you log in to Facebook you will be prompted to change your profile picture to one where you are wearing a mask. If you don’t have a mask, Facebook offers digital mask filters to give the appearance that you’re wearing one. Those who refuse the mask will be asked to delete their accounts.
“This is an issue of public safety,” said Mark Zuckerberg. “We were seeing people just commenting on things and posting memes and stuff while their face was clearly visible. The CDC currently says that masks are good, and therefore, you must wear a mask.”
TikTok has entered the ranking of the top 100 most valuable global brands for the first time, as people spend more time online during the pandemic browsing lighthearted, entertaining user-generated content, according to a new report.
Technology giants dominated the list once again, with Amazon AMZN, +0.40% maintaining the top spot as its brand value surged to $415 billion, a 32% jump from 2019, according to the 2020 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands ranking compiled by Kantar and WPP WPP, +0.43%.
The e-commerce giant’s stock has climbed 45% this year, as the COVID-19 crisis has accelerated consumer trends toward online shopping. Its market valuation stood at $1.34 trillion at Tuesday’s closing bell.
The creator of the popular comic strip Dilbert, Scott Adams, says he’s throwing his support behind Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden to ensure his personal safety.
“Today I announce my endorsement of Joe Biden for President of the United States in order to protect myself from racist Democrats,’ the lecturer and author wrote on Twitter Tuesday.
“So I am going to fully endorse Joe Biden… I don’t expect this will have any influence on anybody’s votes,” Adams stated, noting he does not vote, or identify as a member of any political party.
“But if it makes me safer, during this violent revolution that we seem to be seeing here, I endorse Joe Biden.”
The “violent revolution” mentioned likely refers to the recent riots in major cities across America, where Antifa agitators and communist provocateurs in coordination with violent Black Lives Matter protesters looted and burned businesses in the name of social justice.
Industry-leading French cosmetics company L’Oreal announced they will be removing words like “whitening” and “lightening” from their products after a number of beauty brands received backlash for their skin-lightening products amidst ongoing protests for racial equality.
“The L’Oreal Group has decided to remove the words white/whitening, fair/fairness, light/lightening from all its skin evening products,” the company said in a statement.
The move signals a shift by beauty giants to stand up against racial stereotypes. L’Oreal’s skin brightening creams are amongst the most popular on the market and are targeted towards Asian, African and Caribbean buyers who face a cultural stigma where lighter skin is perceived as more desirable.
A Washington school district is cutting ties with local police departments and getting rid of school resource officers over the “threat” they pose to students.
The Edmonds School Board of Directors, which oversees a system of four schools near Seattle, voted unanimously on Tuesday to end contracts with police departments providing school resource officers for three of the schools: Meadowdale, Edmonds-Woodway, and Mountlake Terrace. Law enforcement presence at the fourth school, Lynnwood, will be voted on in August, according to Washington’s My Edmonds News.
“Given the facts of our highly-dangerous national and state systems of policing, supervision and incarceration, by being housed in our high schools — no matter how helpful and beloved they are — police are a real risk to many of our students and they contribute to stress and bad health for hundreds of children,” school board president Deborah Kilgore said.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) refused to call on a rep in the House chamber Wednesday due to the congressman’s lack of a face mask.
Nadler made a spectacle on the House floor Wednesday, repeatedly refusing to recognize Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Cali.) after he would not don an earloop face covering which Democrats had made mandatory earlier that day.
“The attending physician of the house has said that it is imperative for the health and safety of the people in this room that members wear masks,” Nadler said.
“I’ve been greatly lenient today, however I will tell you now that anyone not wearing a mask will not be recognized to speak, period,” Nadler told the room, going on to ignore Rep. McClintock.
A team of vigilantes, who identify both as the ‘Seattle Superheroes’ and as non-binary, has emerged in the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone in riot-ravaged Seattle, WA.
Governed by nothing but a bizarre ‘Conflict Reduction Advisory Council’ and a rogue warlord, the CHAZ has quickly descended into chaos. At night, the Zone is plagued by addiction, crime and violence.
The NOQ Report summarized reporting by conservative journalist Jack Posobiec on the rapidly deteriorating situation within the CHAZ:
According to mainstream media, The CHAZ is more like a version of Coachella with live music and street art, a truly festive atmosphere. As Posobiec reported, this is mostly true… during the day when mainstream media’s cameras are rolling. At night, it’s completely different story. But at night, the narrative is difficult to capture because anyone with a camera out is instantly mobbed by people asking questions and attempting to block off filming. Like Democrats and mainstream media, many living in The CHAZ do not want the truth getting out.
Horrible situations were revealed throughout the journalists’ final night in Seattle. A break in and attempted arson of a local business owner. An accused thief attacked and searched before being further assaulted. Rampant drug use. Unspeakable sanitation issues. “Medics” who shield assaults rather than treat the assaulted. These are just some of the things revealed by Posobiec in his flurry of videos posted to Twitter and live-streamed from Periscope.
The New York Times has run an opinion column by Mariame Kaba denouncing efforts by Democratic leaders and the media to try to spin the call for defunding the police as just a reallocation of funds and a new set of priorities and a new structure for policing. Kaba wrote “Yes, we mean literally abolish the police.”
Kaba states what people in the streets has been saying (including rallies chanting “no more cops”) even as some in the media has mocked those who claimed that “defund the police” could actually mean defunding the police or that “dismantle the police” could actually means dismantling the police. Indeed, recently Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender told CNN’s Alisyn Camerota that people who are concerned about their personal safety after defunding police are simply speaking “from a place of privilege.”