This podcast is usually filled with fun and frivolity and obviously some trash talk about Facebook and Twitter, and we’ve more to say on those companies later, but first we need to talk about what is happening in our world and communities right now.
You’ll all know about the murder of George Floyd by now in Minniapolis at the hands of the police, who were supposed to protect him. Protests, anger, rage and sadness have sprung up across the states and beyond. The president has continued to stoke the fires of racism, and the police are militarised, and driving into protestors, shooting rubber bullets and tear gas into crowds and at journalists, and last night - which was Monday night for us recording - police killed another unarmed black man.
The horrifying thing is that this is nothing new. And it isn’t just a US problem. It has been happening time and time and time again. It isn’t that this one cop was racist. It isn’t that this one president is racist. Our very society is one that is built upon and held up by systematic white supremacy and I don’t seem to have any words of hope about that. I’m also aware that we are most certainly *not* the voices you need to hear talking about solutions or ways to help right now. We are allies and our role is to support and to lift up those voices that you need to hear.
In this episode, the team set their sights on Facebook and Twitter once again, picking up the pieces from the Trump vs Social Media incident.
This week’s topics:
Stat of the week
Up to 600 Facebook employees stage walkout:
Charity news of the week
Tech news of the week
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