Musk took over Twitter. Then some users began testing chaos
Shortly after Elon Musk took control of Twitter, some conservative personalities wasted no time to jump on the platform and recirculate long-debunked conspiracy theories in a tongue-in-cheek attempt to “test” whether Twitter’s policies on misinformation were still being enforced.
Late tip-in helps Providence hold off No. 10 Villanova 54-52
(AP Photo/Stew Milne)David Duke made a tiebreaking tip-in with 2.8 seconds left on Saturday and Providence held on after blowing a 20-point lead to beat No. Duke and Nate Watson scored 20 points apiece, and Noah Horchler had 10 points and 13 rebounds for Providence (13-12, 9-10 Big East). PC led 38-18 in the first before Villanova scored the first 11 points of the second. He joined Gillespie on the bench for the second half, wearing a boot. SECOND HALF WOESProvidence took an 11-point lead into halftime in its last game, against St. John’s on Wednesday.
The GOP’s Resentment Theater
“According to the left, supporting border security and celebrating July 4 could make you a white supremacist,” Tucker Carlson claimed. “Members of Several Well-Known Hate Groups Identified at Capitol Riot,” read a ProPublica headline. Republicans’ response to Biden appears to be a newer tactic: stoking resentment about the mere accusation of racism. I would like to assume that most Americans in both parties oppose hate groups and violence. To do that, we’ll need a lot less resentment theater.flaglerlive.com
Late dunk lifts No. 11 Creighton to win over Providence
… Christian made a hell of a play to win the game for us.”Creighton led by 13 with about seven minutes left in the second half. Creighton inbounded quickly, and Zegarowski pushed the ball up the floor and found the trailing Bishop for the dunk. They also played the second half without Jared Bynum, who sat with an undisclosed injury. Greg Gantt started the second half in his place. Providence had just one turnover in the opening nine minutes of the half, but gave it away over the final 11 minutes.
Trump Proud Boys remark echoes Charlottesville
Trump's exchange with Democrat Joe Biden left the extremist group Proud Boys celebrating what some of its members saw as tacit approval. “I don’t know who Proud Boys are. When pushed by Wallace, Trump asked for the name of a group to condemn — and Biden suggested Proud Boys. “Proud Boys, stand back and stand by,” Trump said. Proud Boys members are ardent Trump supporters known for their violent confrontations with antifascists and other ideological opponents at protests, often drawing the largest crowds in the Pacific Northwest.
James Meredith film weighs 'complicated' civil rights figure
FILE - In this July 19, 2018, file photo, civil rights movement activist James Meredith, right, greets a friend with a black power salute as he takes a coffee break at a north Jackson, Miss., grocery store. It was one of the most violent moments of the Civil Rights Movement and it forever changed life in the American Deep South. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)RIO RANCHO, N.M. – A new documentary is diving into the complicated, and sometimes contradictory life of James Meredith, a Black civil rights figure who helped change Mississippi. It was one of the most violent moments of the Civil Rights Movement and Meredith's determination to enroll in Ole Miss forever transformed life in the American Deep South. “I hope that people will see this from the viewpoint from the first person ... almost as if they are James Meredith going through this.”___Russell Contreras is a member of The Associated Press’ Race and Ethnicity Team.
Twitter permanently bans former KKK leader David Duke
Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke has been banned from Twitter for breaking the social media platform's sites rules forbidding hate speech. The company said Friday that Duke's account has been permanently suspended for repeated violations of the Twitter rules on hateful conduct.It didn't specify what exactly Duke posted that triggered the ban, but its policy on hateful conduct prohibits promoting violence or threatening attacks against people based on religious affiliation, race and ethnic origin. Twitter said the ban was in line with its recently updated policy aimed at cutting down on harmful links. Under the new rules, the company may suspend accounts dedicated to sharing hateful content or that try to get around its blocks on sharing links to the material. Duke was the leader of the white supremacist KKK from 1974 to 1978.
Paul Ryan: GOP nominee must reject bigotry
As voters head to the polls on Super Tuesday, House Speaker Paul Ryan said that the Republican nominee for president must reject any racist group or individual. Ryan's comments come after Republican front-runner Donald Trump wavered on disavowing white supremacist David Duke. With more on Super Tuesday's impact on the race to the White House, CBS News' Steve Chaggaris and The Daily Beast's Patricia Murphy join CBSN.cbsnews.com
Trump declines to denounce David Duke and the KKK
In a surpising reponse, Donald Trump was asked to disavow David Duke and the KKK, but failed to do so. Trump said he did not know of David Duke or the KKK and would have to do more research on both. Criticism of Trump over this came hard and fast from all sides. Major Garrett reports from Washington, D.C.cbsnews.com
2/28: Trump declines to denounce David Duke and the KKK; "Hip-hop gymnast" at UCLA a viral star
In a surprising response, Donald Trump was asked to disavow David Duke and the KKK, but failed to do so; Carter Evans introduces us to one college gymnast stretching the limits to a beat all her own.cbsnews.com
What did Donald Trump say about the KKK?
Republican front-runner Donald Trump is receiving criticism from both parties for his refusal to disavow the Klu Klux Klan and white supremacist David Duke during an interview Sunday. Republican rival Marco Rubio condemned Trump for not disavowing the KKK, saying it makes him "unelectable." Trump later responded on Twitter. Watch the back and forth on the campaign trail Sunday. CBSN's Vladimir Duthiers has the details.cbsnews.com