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Pinterest Aims to be Proactive Against Political Misinformation on its Platform

Pinterest, known for its DIY recipes, interior decorating ideas, and fashion tips is armoring itself against political and census misinformation and the 2020 presidential election. Although not among the big four social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube), Pinterest is making sure to avoid any blunders that its social media counterparts faced in the past. In 2019, Facebook came under heavy scrutiny regarding Black voter suppression tactics that flooded its platform in the midst of the 2016 presidential election. Pinterest told The Washington Post that it will take down any content that misinforms viewers about when, where, or how to vote. It will also remove any disinformation regarding the census. The Post reported: “‘This is an Internet problem,’” said Aerica Shimizu Banks, Pinterest’s lead for federal policy and social impact. The only way to address misinformation broadly, Banks adds, is for tech companies and government officials to work together.” Pinterest...

Devin Crudup

Jan 31, 2020

Pete Buttigieg Speaks on His Plan to Empower Black Entrepreneurs

On the heels of the 2020 Democratic primary elections, presidential candidate, Pete Buttigieg, took his campaign to Berkeley County, South Carolina where he sat down with “The Breakfast Club’s” Charlamagne Tha God to discuss plans to boost the economic landscape for the Black demographic. “I’m thinking about entrepreneurship and what the American people, through the federal government, should be doing to support black entrepreneurs,” Buttigieg said, according to Live5News. The former Mayor of South Bend, Indiana has been been vocal about his Douglass Plan and approach to empower Black entrepreneurs. According to Buttigieg’s official campaign site , The Douglass Plan is a comprehensive plan comprised of a set of individual initiatives that will empower Black America in different aspects. The Walker-Lewis Initiative , named after Madam CJ Walker and Reginald Lewis, aims to strengthen access to credit, inject capital into the Black community and triple the number of underrepresented...

Devin Crudup

Jan 27, 2020