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Facebook, other social media sites pressured to protect census

Russia or another country may try to push the census off course, they say, and Facebook and other companies should be prepared.
"We're extending the current set of policies we have around voter suppression to a new census suppression policy too," Zuckerberg said. "We recognize this is important and rises above normal hoaxes or misinformation where we may allow someone to post it and mark it as potentially false by independent fact-checkers."
"The biggest thing about our partners already, though, is their ability to be a set of eyes and ears where the census is not, and in some places cannot be, to try to catch that misinformation and disinformation before it even gets to the level of a few social media posts," Ahmad said.
Arturo Vargas, CEO of the National Association of Latino Elected Officials Education Fund, a census outreach partner, said Trump's unsuccessful effort to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census may spill out online during next year's count.

"I'm expecting the president to use his Twitter platform to say who should be counted and who should not be counted," Vargas told CQ Roll Call. "I don't know if (census officials) are going to be prepared to handle that."

Census 2020 online! 48% response rate! 83% of households! It's going to be great.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Nov 9th, 2019 at 01:18:40 AM EST
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APsplainin | Inmate headrights
When the U.S. Census Bureau counts residents of Milwaukee's poorest neighborhoods next year, a significant portion of their population will be missing: prisoners.
"When you undercount people for the census, they end up losing in that community dollars that could go toward services that can help remediate poverty," said state Rep. David Bowen, a Milwaukee Democrat co-sponsoring legislation to end what critics call prison gerrymandering.

Democrats argue the system shifts resources from traditionally liberal urban centers -- home to many inmates who are disproportionately black and Hispanic -- to rural, white, Republican-leaning areas where prisons are usually located.

archived Dred Scott revisited
Prison Gerrymandering Lawsuit Moves Forward in Connecticut
"Though most of these inmates have lost their voting rights because of their felony convictions, the NAACP says that Connecticut since 2011 has been counting the inmates as residents of the communities where they are incarcerated."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sun Nov 17th, 2019 at 07:07:51 PM EST
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