America First was a protectionist movement in the early 20th century whose name ultimately became the slogan of those opposed to fighting the Nazis. Revived by the Trump campaign in 2016, its antisemitic associations galvanized supporters while alarming wavering Republicans; his use of the phrase was a key moment in the forming of the “Never…
— Read on boingboing.net/2020/07/02/trump-america-first-eagle.html

July 1, 2020

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If you don’t punish cheaters and liars you’re rewarding them. Far from being biased against Republicans in the U.S. and right-wing nationalists and authoritarians around the globe, Facebook has been biased for them.

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daringfireball.net/2020/06/working_the_refs_worked_facebook_and_trump

Daring Fireball: Donald Trump’s Praise for the Tiananmen Square Massacre: ‘When the Students Poured into Tiananmen Square, the Chinese Government Almost Blew It’
— Read on daringfireball.net/linked/2020/06/04/trump-tiananmen-square

Even if you think Zuckerberg’s doing the right thing by not touching Trump’s posts — which I see the argument for — you’re admitting that he lied while answering Ocasio-Cortez’s question.
— Read on daringfireball.net/linked/2020/05/29/zuckerberg-trump

So Facebook’s “Integrity Teams” can’t enforce integrity if it upsets the side of the U.S. political fence that is, quite obviously, more lacking in integrity.
— Read on daringfireball.net/linked/2020/05/27/wsj-facebook-divisiveness

Physical distancing and obsessive sanitation at schools is impossible. Now is the time for schools to prepare robust distance learning, close the technology gap, and meet our families’ basic needs…
— Read on medium.com/@harley.litzelman/we-cannot-return-to-campus-this-fall-1ad91b8a65e0

I suspect what Apple has done with the mouse pointer on iPadOS is going to get ripped off far and wide. It’s too natural, too obviously correct.
— Read on daringfireball.net/linked/2020/05/06/panzarino-ipad-trackpad

Copied badly I suspect… No other system has the fluid UI work put into making this kind of thing possible.

How could anyone expect or hope that thousands of deaths a day, every day, could ever become normal? you might ask, because you are a caring person with a capacity for empathy.
— Read on daringfireball.net/linked/2020/05/05/the-plan-is-to-have-no-plan

Wake me up when Word starts flagging the use of Arial with “Did you mean to use Helvetica?” if you want to give Microsoft any credit at all for doing right by good typography.
— Read on daringfireball.net/linked/2020/04/25/word-two-spaces

The thing to remember is that if allowed to fail, the cruise ships won’t sink to the bottom of the ocean. The jobs won’t disappear. The companies will go into bankruptcy, existing shareholder equity will get wiped out, and new ownership will take over. A bailout won’t rescue the industry or the jobs — it will rescue the shareholders.
— Read on daringfireball.net/linked/2020/04/18/capitalists-or-cronyists