Musk is staying he’ll aggressively eliminate hate speech and harmful violent content, with no concern to bottom line profits. We’ll see! Meanwhile, my Twitter space is a haven for Science and the truth on many subjects. @Grandmajsilver http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2022/dec/03/twitter-moderators-turn-to-automation-amid-a-reported-surge-in-hate-speech On child safety Irwin said Twitter had shifted toward automatically taking down tweets reported by trusted figures … More TheVoiceOfJoyce After talks with Macron, Musk is relying on AI and content moderation to take down all sites with content harmful to children.
A soda tax in several cities reduced consumption and increased the health of black and Latino citizens. Sodas high sugar content leads to obesity and diabetes, among other systemic diseases. Adding the tax has many benefits! Soda manufacturers produce more healthy alternatives at cheaper cost to the consumers. The tax collected goes directly into healthcare … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Soda tax reduces consumption & changes manufacturers behavior.
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/oct/20/syngenta-weedkiller-pesticide-parkinsons-disease-paraquat-documents the Guardian has reviewed hundreds of pages of these documents in a reporting collaboration with the New Lede. Among the revelations from the documents: scientists with Syngenta predecessor Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) and Chevron Chemical were aware in the 1960s and 70s of mounting evidence showing paraquat could accumulate in the human brain. When … More TheVoiceOfJoyce No regulation, paying to have the “right” scientists review your product, controlling the message and always obscuring and giving misinformation so no link appears about the harmfulness of your product. Why? In the interest of maximizing profits, both Syngenta and Chevron, knew there was a link between Parkinson’s and their product Paraguat and created a misinformation campaign around any links to the product it’s ability to cross the blood brain barrier. Parkinson’s is one of the top killers in the US, yet, without an aggressive EPA, millions can be exposed to its fumes. It can’t be ingested, it’s toxic. It’s used on fields to kill weeds, it’s sprayed from planes and over our ubiquitous food staples. For 50 yrs, the companies downplayed the tremors noted and the products effects on the Public, all to keep the profits flowing. Like Glycopvhosphates, they’re toxic. They’re causing diseases in humans. Yet, our Market Society, pushed by the GOP, advocates for Profits . We the People are expendable . Do you think you and your family are disposable? If you value life,don’t vote for TRUMPSGOP. TrumpsGop supports Unregulated Big Business,their constituents, not “We the People”!
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/oct/18/pfas-forever-chemicals-80-percent-us-waterways-contaminated PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a class of about 12,000 chemicals often used to make products resist water, stain and heat. They are called “forever chemicals” because they don’t naturally break down, and are linked to cancer, liver problems, thyroid issues, birth defects, kidney disease, decreased immunity and other serious health problems. … More TheVoiceOfJoyce With 80% of our water contaminated with forever chemicals, EPA is strengthening monitoring and minimal enforcement. Why should the American taxpayer be on the hook , once again, for industrial clean up. 200 million people are exposed to toxic water , along with private and municipal wells. No wonder the US has decreased our lifespan, we don’t hold Corporations accountable. Where are Laws to enforce proper disposal of toxic chemicals? Clean water is a shrinking resource. Why concentrate toxins?
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/oct/06/how-expanding-web-of-license-plate-readers-could-be-weaponized-against-abortion License plate reader companies are just one of several tech companies that are facing scrutiny for the ways in which they provide data or technology to law enforcement seeking to prosecute abortion cases. In August, for instance, Facebook came under fire for providing Nebraska police with the private messages between a mother and daughter … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Flock is one system, of many technology corporations, that share criminal data with the police and others. Facebook, Google, GPS, VERIZON, other service providers share data with 3 rd parties, that is how these companies make a profit. If you’re concerned about your privacy, advocate for a change in Section 230 of the Communications Act and restore our rights to our data.
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/sep/13/unions-starbucks-trader-joes-chipotle-petco A recent Gallup poll found 71% of Americans approve of labor unions, the highest approval rate since 1965. The NLRB has seen a 58% increase in union election petitions in the first three-quarters of fiscal year 2022. The number of strikes increased 76% in the first half of 2022 compared with 2021, with nearly … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Unionization is sweeping the Corporate World. For years worker pay has stagnated and now the NLRB is responsive to labor’s requests for decent wages, proper staffing, safety, sick pay and a seat at the Corporate table. Geico has joined the list of Corporations, where labor is seeking to Unionize. Starbucks, Chipotle, Petco, Amazon are unionizing. More employees will follow. The $7.25 minimum wage hasn’t increased in a generation. Most people can’t keep up with inflation or afford healthy foods, Unionization assures a living wage.
http://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/23/technology/midterm-elections-misinformation.html Voter fraud is rare, but that falsehood about the 2020 election has become a central campaign issue for dozens of candidates around the country, causing misinformation and toxic content about the issue to spread widely online. “Stolen election” was mentioned 325,589 times on Twitter from June 19 to July 19, a number that has … More TheVoiceOfJoyce No need to fear going to the Polls and checking your ballot. Go with friends and vote. Know your polling place in advance. Make sure you’re registered to vote, take ID, water and snacks. Be prepared, in some states, to be watched. Don’t be intimidated. This year’s midterm is very important. Who is elected, determines, if the lies of Donald Trump are perpetuated and repressive State Laws prevail. There’s lots of money at stake. Millions are being made on Social Media Platforms perpetuating lies. Millions are made in State government’s, by concentrating power in the hands of a few, who don’t want to change their way of life. Why else would Governors, like Ron deSantis surround himself with 40 Billionaires, dedicated to curtailing the Rights of We, the People. Social Media Platforms reward lies and misinformation, read reliable newspapers, look around you, see for yourself, can your life and the lives of your children be better? If the answer is , yes, VoteRon DeSantis and , others like him ,out of office. Get rid of their grip on your onceFree society and vote for change. Why do you think they’re invested in misinformation and lies about the 2020 election and so much more? The truth, they get the money to control your way of life, what you learn and how much you earn, your education, your healthcare, your housing and so much more! Do you want DeSantis making these decisions for you and your family, or do you want a say, in how you live. If you want input into Government and your way of life, vote for change and remain active in Politics. #Politics effects US!
Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook to blame for depression among students? https://www.jpost.com/health-and-wellness/mind-and-spirit/article-717454?utm_source=jpost.app.apple&utm_medium=share “Lastly, we find that, after the introduction of Facebook, students were more likely to report experiencing impairments to academic performance resulting from poor mental health. Additional evidence on mechanisms suggests that the results are due to Facebook fostering unfavorable social comparisons.” THE STUDY combined … More AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce In a rare experiment Israeli researchers at Tel Aviv University, work with MIT School of Business & Bocconi Institute in Milan, Italy to determine the effect of Facebook on College Students mental health. The study focused on the first two years of Facebook, (2004-2006), allowing them to have a scientific methodology. Some Universities didn’t have Facebook on their campuses. It was determined that in those Universities where Facebook was allowed, students suffered from anxiety and depression. They compared themselves to peers and had a negative impression of others behavior. Over the past 15yrs, the mental health of adolescents and teens have worsened. Through scientific analysis, it was determined there is a direct correlation between using Facebook and increased anxiety, depression and poor performance. Facebook fosters unfavorable social comparisons between peers. That was there conclusion. Knowing this and knowing that Facebook and other Social Media Platforms favor extremes, behavior, should there be regulation of Social Media content?
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/sep/18/california-labor-law-fast-food-industry-referendum There are about 500,000 workers in the fast-food industry in California who will be represented under the law. It also provides a pathway for local municipalities to create their own similar councils overseeing the industry and to report to the statewide council. The law only applies to fast-food corporations with at least 100 retail … More AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce In a first step to giving fast food workers a voice in wage and benefit negations, California Governor Gavin Newson has signed a new Law into effect. The Law effective , 1/23, would give fast food workers a seat at the Corporate table in all municipalities where they work. 500,000 workers will be represented by this Law and Fast Food chains are trying to overturn their rights thru a Referendum. Don’t buy the Fast Food Chains arguments. They’re not being harmed. They’re right to abuse and underpay staffing is their issue. Finally, one sector of Corporations will be legally accountable for their actions. Wages won’t be withheld, the abuse has to stop and people may earn a living wage and have a say in their work place environment. As an employee of a Corporation, wouldn’t you want a living wage and better working conditions? Wouldn’t you want a seat and a voice at the Corporate table? Support the Fast Food workers, vote for them not Corporate Power and let Californians craft more Laws favoring Labor. Labor isn’t responsible for inflation. Corporate Power and Greed are inflationary. #Support Labor.