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PBC News & Comment: Tech CEOs Easily Withstand Ritual Bashing at Hearing

Zuckerberg, Pichai and Dorsey—of Facebook, Google and Twitter—were grilled via Zoom in ritual that never leads to change, regulation…--GOP senators mostly focus on Twitter’s “censorship” of Trump, while Dems talk about evil foreign influence

--WSWS reports Facebook is deploying teams with censorship tools for expected post-election chaos control

--Facebook got slammed by GOP Secretaries of State for facilitating voter registration for 4 million people

--trio of lefty lawyers pen NY Times op-ed, saying SCOTUS should stay out of state election law disputes

--FL Gov. DeSantis showed up to vote, but his addressed had been changed by suspected hacker, who is under arrest

--final polls put the race close enough to be stolen by GOP

--Michigan court rules that guns may be carried at polls

--at Michigan mob rally, Trump hurls more insults at Gov. Whitmer

--WashPost notes that Trump’s attacks lead to threats to his targets

--at mob rally in Nebraska, 7 MAGAs were taken to hospital for hypothermia after shuttle buses failed to appear

--White House press release claims Trump has already ended the pandemic

--unleashed Obama takes pleasure in skewering Trump

--Spokane newspaper endorses Trump with barrage of insults

--in mock election, San Quentin prisoners favor Biden by 8 to 1

--protests continue in Philadelphia as we learn more about police killing of mentally ill Black man, Walter Wallace, Jr., as Portland hosts peaceful vigil

--at Shadowproof, Kevin Gosztola profiles the whistleblower who got Scott Pruitt fired at EPA

--Trump fights climate change by firing top NOAAA scientist and replacing him with Cato partisan

--latest California fires, driven by high winds, force 100,000 to evacuate in Orange County

--our daily Covid-19 update, edited by Linda Lewis

--US role in Yemen’s deadly war under Trump is exposed

--Pentagon boss Mark Esper is ready to spin the revolving door

--at MintPress, Alan Mcleod notes that Biden embraces bad policy in Latin America, and reports on removal of coup leaders in Bolivia

--Trump appointee wants to remove firewall at US propaganda services, to convert them to Trump propaganda services