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We have a lot of things to do today, including stories about it Anti Lawn Memehate speech and sexual assault in the metaverseand how Conservatives cheer The Verdict in the Johnny Depp Defamation Case, Amber Heard.
Plus, in their weekly “Dirty erasing“Column, our political reporter Claire Goforth dives in the history of social media an unexpected candidate who is near to become the GOP gubernatorial candidate in Michigan.
Let us begin!
ANTI-TURF: Social media are full of memes making fun of lawns. The wave of “Anti weed memes‘ you might see all over your timeline reflects the growing offline understanding how Lawns harm the environment. Our contributing reporter Viola Stefanello breaks it down Anti Lawn Meme Movement that puts homeowners to shame for their yards. Listen here.
METAVERS: The virtual reality platforms owned by Metathe parent company of Facebook, are full of hate speech and sexual abuse With little to no moderation by the company itself. Our contributing reporter Jacob Seitz breaks a recent report by a non-profit advocacy that describes multiple instances of sexual harassment and assault by users in the metaverse. You can read our full report here.
DEPP V. HEARD: The defamation lawsuit between ex-spouses Johnny Depp and Amber Heard came to an end on Wednesday, with the jury finding that she both defamed each other. Depp was awarded significantly higher damage than Heard and as our political reporter Claire writes: Conservatives online couldn’t be happier.
Ballot disqualifications put Michigan’s gubernatorial candidate in first place
The losses of other candidates were Ryan D KelleyProfit.
Kelley was until recently essentially a non-entity in the running for the Republican nominee for Governor of Michigan. That changed with the state 26 decision to remove five more Republicans from the primary ballot after finding thousands of forged signatures on their nomination requests. (The candidates are not charged know about the scam.)
The Decision of the Michigan Board of State Canvassers catapulted Kelley to the top position overnight.
Now the relatively unknown real estate agent and lifestyle vlogger has a fair chance of securing the Republican nomination in the August primary.
It is a breathtaking turn of events for the man who built his political brand against COVID-19 restrictions.
Like many right-wing extremists, Kelley dropped out rant about masks and bans from attending the January 6, 2021 protest, which later became the Uprising in the Capitol and calling for the arrest of lawmakers. Several reports specify the he actually stormed the Capitol that day. He Expectations he did not enter the building.
Accordingly, it is not particularly surprising so was he allegedly Captured on camera earlier this year telling potential campaign workers to do so Unplug voting machines if they suspect fraud in the Election 2022.
Kelley is running on the far right platform This also includes letting people Carry weapons anytime, anywhere; to forbid Critical Race Theory (CRT), Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in schools; and the termination of the state’s contracts with Dominion Voting Systems, the right wing Election Boogeyman 2020.
You can find him online at Facebook, telegram, youtube, gettr, Parler, Gaveand tick tock. He is a surprisingly productive TikToker. There he enjoys post stitches with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) and railing against abortion”,awakened supremacy‘ (whatever that is) and the media.
On other platforms, he spends his time talking about it remove the Department of Education ranting about critical race theory, and reference to himself as #Cardboard Kelley as if that were a Well Thing.
He even carts a Cardboard cutout of yourself around and seems to have a special fondness for raise it With Statues of animals for some reason.
You won’t find him Twitter, however. He was suspended at least once possibly twice.
On the one year anniversary of the Capitol riot, Kelley Posted on Facebook that Twitter had exposed its Account for violating its rules.
“It’s permanent‘ he wrote, rattling off a string of names including the former president donald trumprepresentative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), QAnon hero Mike Flynn, and his own – in the third person, of course. “What do they all have in common? Unapologetic Americans unabashedly telling the truth,” he added.
That is quite rich by a man who won’t stop spreading lies vaccinations and voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election.
— Claire Goforth
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