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Charlottesville plan for police oversight board advances

The city of Charlottesville is moving forward with the creation of a civilian review board for its police department. The Daily Progress reports the City Council tentatively agreed this week … Click to Continue »

Boston anti-racists shut down another far-right rally

In August, only a week after the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, tens of thousands of counterprotesters in Boston took to the street to protest a right-wing rally in their own town. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Twitter verification purge: White nationalists among those accounts that lose blue checkmark

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White nationalist Richard Spencer and Charlottesville rally organizer Jason Kessler are among the Twitter accounts that lost their verified status.        

Internet celebrates after right-wingers lose their Twitter verification: ‘That’s gotta feel like a punch in the face’

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After coming under fire for verifying one of the organizers of the Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rally, Twitter finally rolled out their solution — un-verifying users they “in no way endorse.” Though the new verification rules could come with its’ own...

Twitter Bans and Removes Verified Status of White Supremacists

Richard Spencer and Charlottesville rally organizer Jason Kessler had their verification badges stripped on Wednesday.

Review: Poor communication hampered Charlottesville response

A review commissioned by Virginia officials found poor communication between state and local responders during a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville led to confusion about the "rules of engagement" with … Click to Continue »

Joe Biden blasts Trump on Charlottesville: ‘Silence is complicity’ — and the president’s ‘was deafening’

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During a Monday evening appearance on “The Late Show,” former Vice President Joe Biden said that the uprising of white supremacists and Nazis in Charlottesville was a huge turning point for him in President Donald Trump’s White House. “There are certain things that when they...

Spike Lee discusses racism at Charlottesville film festival

Director Spike Lee asked the audience at the Virginia Film Festival to observe a moment of silence to remember the Charlottesville woman killed after a car plowed through a group … Click to Continue »

Charlottesville unrest was a factor for many Virginia voters

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Unease over violent white nationalist rallies in Charlottesville this summer and President Donald Trump's response loomed in the minds of many Virginia voters during Tuesday's elections in which Democrats made significant gains, according to progressive advocacy groups and interviews with voters.

Weekend Mix 11th November 2017

I am the DJ I am what I play so this mix of the week's best tune makes me rowdy political, indie boy who likes to chill out at the end of the day go figure... Will Hawkins - Charlottesville Johnny Kills - Not So BadBox - Gas ThunderShow More Summary

Crunch Report | Uber eyes 2019 IPO

Today’s Stories Uber CEO says 2019 is the target for IPO Apple has acquired imaging sensor startup InVisage Technologies Twitter pauses account verifications after critics slam it for verifying Charlottesville rally organizer Credits Written by: MRD Hosted by: MRD Filmed by: Joe Zolnoski Edited by: Joe Zolnoski Read More

This Is What Democracy Looks Like

There is a story people will tell about Virginia in the wake of the Great Blue Wave of 2017. That the story will go like this: The events of Aug. 12 in Charlottesville, when the quiet progressive town was invaded by white nationalists, informed everything that happened in this week’s state and local elections. Show More Summary

Twitter 'Verifies' Jason Kessler, Organizer Of Charlottesville White Supremacist Rally

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Jason Kessler, the organizer of the violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August that left one person dead, was verified on Twitter.

Twitter Halts All Verifications After Verifying Charlottesville Neo-Nazi Rally Organiser

Yesterday, Twitter decided to verify Jason Kessler, an organiser of the August neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville that left one woman dead. Shortly after her death, Kessler even tweeted that the woman was a "fat disgusting Communist"Show More Summary

Twitter stops verifying users after Charlottesville 'Unite the Right' organizer is verified (TWTR)

Twitter suspended its verification program after granting a verified badge to the organizer of the Charlottesville "Unite the Right" rally.  The company says the suspension is only temporary, and that it is working on a fix. CEO Jack...Show More Summary

Twitter verifies a neo-Nazi — and blames everyone else

As part of its pledge to “take a more aggressive stance” toward hate and harassment on its platform, Twitter is … verifying neo-Nazis? Jason Kessler organized the Unite the Right rally-turned-riot in Charlottesville this summer that ended in the death of Heather Heyer. He later called her “a fat, disgusting Communist.” Because “Communists have killed […]

Twitter suspends verification service after giving Charlottesville rally organizer a blue check mark

Two days after Twitter Inc. stamped a blue verification badge on the Twitter account of Jason Kessler — the far-right organizer of August’s “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va. — the social network announced that it has temporarily stopped verifying accounts as it reevaluates the service....

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