Plaquemine Post South: Louisiana’s African-American History now available online

Plaquemine Post South: Louisiana’s African-American History now available online. “From segregation to civil rights and celebrities to sermons, Louisiana Public Broadcasting’s long-running series Folks (1981-1990) covered it all. Now 210 episodes of the minority affairs series are available for streaming. There is no cost to watch the programs, which featured an in-depth look at a wide variety of social issues that impacted minority communities in Louisiana in the 1980s.”

The GDELT Project: Four Massive Datasets Charting The Global Climate Change News Narrative 2009-2020

I would never have known about this one if it weren’t for Marydee O. Thank you! From The GDELT Project: Four Massive Datasets Charting The Global Climate Change News Narrative 2009-2020. “Over the past two days we have released a set of four massive new datasets designed to fundamentally advance the study of the global climate change news narrative. The first catalogs the 95,000 television news mentions of climate change on CNN, MSNBC and Fox News 2009-2020 and BBC News London 2017-2020.”

Coronavirus: Fact-checkers from 30 countries are fighting 3 waves of misinformation (Poynter)

Poynter: Coronavirus: Fact-checkers from 30 countries are fighting 3 waves of misinformation . “An army of at least 48 fact-checking organizations from 30 countries has been working since Friday to debunk false information about the 2019 novel coronavirus. So far misinformation regarding the launch of a miraculous vaccine has been the largest trend, followed closely by a huge amount of fake data about the source of the fatal illness. Conspiracy theories come in third.”

NiemanLab: The 19th, a new nonprofit news site on women and politics, wants to look at policy through a gender lens

NiemanLab: The 19th, a new nonprofit news site on women and politics, wants to look at policy through a gender lens. “Emily Ramshaw and Amanda Zamora — formerly the editor-in-chief and chief audience officer of The Texas Tribune, respectively — on Monday announced the soft launch of and more details about The 19th, their previously teased national news nonprofit. It is nonpartisan and will cover ‘the intersection of gender, politics and policy.'”

Reuters: Where U.S. presidential candidates stand on breaking up Big Tech

Reuters: Where U.S. presidential candidates stand on breaking up Big Tech. “Social media platforms are under particular scrutiny over their efforts to curb dissemination of misinformation and false claims, years after U.S. intelligence agencies said Russia used them to wage an influence operation aimed at interfering with the 2016 election. Moscow has denied the claim. Here are the leading presidential candidates’ positions on Big Tech.”

Science: Chinese researchers reveal draft genome of virus implicated in Wuhan pneumonia outbreak

Science: Chinese researchers reveal draft genome of virus implicated in Wuhan pneumonia outbreak. “Scientists worried about China’s lack of transparency about a month-old outbreak of pneumonia in the city of Wuhan breathed a sigh of relief today, after a consortium of researchers published a draft genome of the newly discovered coronavirus suspected of causing the outbreak.”