In Today’s Issue 💬
- DeSantis signs the ‘Stop Woke Act.’
- Europe falls to censorship
- Other headlines to keep you in the loop.
First: Twitter is set to accept Musk's $43 billion offer
A deal could be announced as early as Monday, according to reports from Bloomberg and Reuters. Read more.
DeSantis signs the ‘Stop Woke Act.’
On Friday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation that affects how schools and corporations can push partisan ideology.
What does the “Stop Woke Act” do? It will prohibit workplace training or school instruction that teaches that individuals are “inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously” or oppressed based on race, gender, or national origin.
It also prohibits teaching that a person should feel responsible for actions committed in the past by members of the same race, gender, or national origin.
“In Florida, we will not let the far-left woke agenda take over our schools and workplaces. There is no place for indoctrination or discrimination in Florida,” said DeSantis.
Going back to Disney: As we covered almost a year ago, Disney's diversity and inclusion program required its employees to learn that America is racist, equality is bad, “white values” are bad, and the police should be defunded. You can read about the program here. The Stop Woke Act would prevent trainings like these.
Europe falls to censorship
Background: The European Union agreed on new digital regulations on Saturday to force tech giants to moderate content on their platforms more aggressively. Tech companies will need to implement new procedures for taking down illegal material like hate speech.
The war for censorship: The European Union’s new measures mark an increase in state censorship powers. Whereas governments have previously pressured tech giants to censor, the Europe Union is turning that pressure into formal state power.
Promoted by Obama and Clinton: Recently, Hillary and Obama have made public statements supporting the new measures; they believe in strict online censorship but understand that our government can't make that happen.
Benefiting America: The Europe Union’s regulations are helpful for the American establishment—Europe will be able to force platforms to censor what the U.S. government cannot.
🔥 In Other News
✍️ Google Docs was criticized for 'woke' inclusive language suggestions. Read more.
🏛 Joe Biden met with Hunter Biden's business partner at the White House 19 times. The GOP will push for a Hunter Biden probe if they win the senate. Read more.
🇫🇷 French President Emmanuel Macron has won a second term, beating right-wing Marine Le Pen by nearly 17 points. Read more.
🗳 President Donald Trump held his latest campaign rally on Saturday in Ohio to back Hillbilly Elegy author J.D. Vance. Trump said, “This man is going to win.” Read more.
🌎 Hive mind: Twitter says it will no longer allow advertisers on its site who deny climate change. The announcement coincided with Earth day. Read more.
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