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Glenn Greenwald resigns from The Intercept[edit]

https://greenwald.substack.com/p/my-resignation-from-the-interceptJustin (koavf)TCM 18:53, 29 October 2020 (UTC)

Fascinating. To really understand what's going on there one would need to know more about the context. Censorship and freedom-of-the-press in a disinformation-rich environment. --Pi zero (talk) 20:05, 29 October 2020 (UTC)
Yeah, seeing the article he publishes will be interesting. I've never been on the side that he's a tool for Russian disinformation or a useful idiot but I am very skeptical of all these October Surprise Bombshells About China and Ukraine since so far, they are all BS. See also Tucker Carlson "losing" the "only copy" of some "damning" documents about Joe Biden. —Justin (koavf)TCM 20:09, 29 October 2020 (UTC)
The publication responds: https://theintercept.com/2020/10/29/glenn-greenwald-resigns-the-intercept/Justin (koavf)TCM 20:37, 29 October 2020 (UTC)
And now the article itself: https://greenwald.substack.com/p/article-on-joe-and-hunter-biden-censoredJustin (koavf)TCM 22:43, 29 October 2020 (UTC)
I have lately concluded that being thoroughly gulled, in the current environment, does not require an idiot. It can happen to people of well-above average intelligence, if they get off on the wrong foot with their information sources. Once you lose your way, it can be incredibly hard to re-acquire your bearings. --Pi zero (talk) 23:18, 29 October 2020 (UTC)
Precisely. You don't have to be some gullible idiot or a vicious bigot to fall for a crock. —Justin (koavf)TCM 23:25, 29 October 2020 (UTC)

Tech News: 2020-45[edit]

16:09, 2 November 2020 (UTC)

Wiki of functions naming contest - Round 2[edit]

22:10, 5 November 2020 (UTC)

Tech News: 2020-46[edit]

15:50, 9 November 2020 (UTC)

phab:T264991#6609917 That includes following wikinews: fa, fi, fr, ro, ru, sq, sr, ta, th, uk.
•–• 06:25, 10 November 2020 (UTC)

ProPublica including plain language (English) translations of articles[edit]

https://www.niemanlab.org/2020/11/propublica-experiments-with-ultra-accessible-plain-language-in-stories-about-disabilities/Justin (koavf)TCM 09:52, 14 November 2020 (UTC)

Tech News: 2020-47[edit]

15:37, 16 November 2020 (UTC)

Community Wishlist Survey 2021[edit]

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Tech News: 2020-48[edit]

17:19, 23 November 2020 (UTC)