Thursday, December 21, 2017, 8:00am

5TtRT: Fake news on Facebook, Kirsten Gillibrand, ‘The Post,’ WannaCry & #MeToo

Santa Claus - Shirley Temple

“I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.” – Shirley Temple

There are probably a lot of Democrats kicking around the idea of a presidential run in 2020, but I think (barring scandal) Kirsten Gillibrand is a top contender, along with maybe Kamala Harris. I’m also pretty sure one or both of my Oregon senators are thinking about it, which makes things tricky for me. I love my senators – Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley – but I will very much want to support a woman who’s running. Gonna be a tough call if it happens that way.

5 Things to Read Today (12/21/17)

TechCrunch: Facebook will ditch Disputed Flags on fake news and display links to trustworthy articles instead
“…users will no longer see “Disputed Flags,” or red badges displayed under articles flagged by Facebook’s third-party fact-checkers. Instead, they will see Related Articles, or links to content from reputable publishers.”

FiveThirtyEight: What Is Kirsten Gillibrand Up To?
“Who is Kirsten Gillibrand and what does she want? The latter is easy to answer: She likely wants to be president. But the former — who exactly is this woman whose moment it is we’re all living through — takes a bit more to parse.”

Poynter: ‘The Post’ is a fine movie, but ‘The Times’ would have been a more accurate one
“As for me, I can’t remember ever having such a love/hate reaction to a film.”

Lawfare: The Strange WannaCry Attribution
“The United States examined WannaCry, attributed it to North Korea, and determined that it was ‘malicious behavior.’ So what sanction did Bossert announce? In his op-ed, he didn’t specify one, though he did say that the United States ‘will continue to use our maximum pressure strategy to curb Pyongyang’s ability to mount attacks, cyber or otherwise.'”

Vox: No, #MeToo is not a sex panic
“But this enthusiasm has been accompanied by another strain of thinking about #MeToo. Where some see progress toward gender equality in the workplace, others see hysteria and the specter of a sexual witch hunt. They see, in short, a moral panic.”

Daily Cute: The majestic swimming corgi.

Swimming Corgi is soothing

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