Specifically, Mozilla is demanding the two social media giants help “unfck the internet” by making big changes to two major features on the Facebook and Twitter platforms.
On Tuesday, Mozilla published an open letter in a full-page ad in the Washington Post urging Facebook to turn off its Group recommendations feature prior to the November elections. The organization similarly asked Twitter to shut down trending topics.
Folks are gaming Twitter and Facebook’s algorithms to spread election misinformation.
Until US election results are certified, Trending Topics and Group Recommendations need to stop.
See the actions we’re taking and how you can help: https://t.co/WXB8CP6Gbs
State Auditor Rob Sand said Monday that his office and the Treasury Department’s inspector general have advised Gov. Kim Reynolds that federal CARES Act funding cannot be used to help implement a new software system for state government.
Sand said through a news release that he advised Reynolds that using CARES Act dollars for her personal staff was questionable and could lead to repayments being required if insufficient work was done related to the pandemic or insufficient documentation was maintained.
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Sand said he encouraged her to redeploy those dollars to uses that were automatically qualified, such as purchases of personal protective equipment, increasing testing capacity, or other direct pandemic-mitigation purposes.
“The governor has chosen to spend $21 million on Workday, an HR/accounting computer system intended to replace the state’s legacy mainframe system. The state contracted