Coinbase Announces Employee Departures Amid Political Speech Policy

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has made a mark in the industry for bucking against several trends when other companies toe the line. However, its recent direction concerning employees and political speech could harm its recruitments in the future.

Capping Political Speech from Employees 

Earlier this week, Coinbase announced that it would restrict its employees from making statements on social and political issues both nationally and worldwide.

The exchange had explained that it wanted its employees to avoid social and political “distractions,” instead of focusing on the mission to build an open and inclusive financial system for everyone across the world. Chief executive Brian Armstrong explained that the company understands the possible disagreement that some employees might have, and they’ve made provisions for people who believe that they can’t continue with the policy.

Armstrong has now confirmed that about sixty employees had informed the company of their intention to leave. That number

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Sierra Leone: Social Media-New Power of Political Influence

Social Media’s negative impact on political process isn’t just a matter of their content – which includes intentional misinformation and hate speeches directed toward certain groups. They have turned into a mechanism for political indoctrination, suggesting through sheer repetition that a certain cabal is threatening to take over the “World”.

Political leaders often view social media as a threat because it can provide the public with greater access to information. It also has the potential to mobilize and challenge leadership. Some other school of thoughts demonstrates how social media contributed to reinforcing existing power structures and dominant narratives.

Social media’s ability to break news in real time has transformed the way we absorb information.

Meanwhile, Politicians has used these forums to sway public opinion in their favor and so, Politicians from both sides of the aisle now represents the busiest accounting across social media forum.

Social media has now digitalized

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Keith Olbermann: the Amy Coney Barrett’s of the World Should Be Prosecuted

Former ESPN anchor Keith Olbermann had a normal one Thursday on his political YouTube show, embarking on a 14-minute vituperative journey which called for the (figurative?) prosecution and conviction of each and every archetype of authoritarian evil in his mind—the Amy Coney Barretts of the world included.

Olbermann said that this segment of the Worst Person in the World was a response to news of an alleged foiled plot by right-wing extremists to kidnap Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and put her on trial for “treason.” He said this plot was part of a larger scheme enabled and encouraged by President Donald Trump himself. While many—Whitmer included—assigned blame to the president and his rhetoric, Olbermann took things a step further: calling for the prosecution of every single person who has enabled to Trump to do that.

For Olbermann, the Whitmer story “fits into Donald Trump’s desperate attempts to retain the

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Pope Francis’ Response to Current Global Political Realities| National Catholic Register

The recent encyclical of Pope Francis, Fratelli Tutti (FT), is another literary behemoth. Its massive size means that, upon an initial reading, it is not possible to take in all of the specific items covered — from immigration to criminal justice to war and peace. It might be better, then, to situate FT broadly in the tradition of Catholic social teaching, in light of the Holy Father’s own magisterium and as a response to current global political realities. 

Eight years in to his pontificate, the Holy Father has evidently decided that bigger is better, producing relatively few magisterial texts but of truly gigantic size. Pope Francis has now authored four of the five longest documents in the entire history of the papacy: Amoris Laetitia (approximately 60,000 words), Evangelii Gaudium (52,000), Fratelli Tutti (45,000) and Laudato Si (42,000).

Staggering length combined with sprawling reach renders it difficult for any particular element

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Article: US Is the Top Human Rights Violator in the World, and It’s Not Even Close

Republished from The American Herald Tribune

Few things are more politicized and distorted in the United States than the subject of human rights. Over the last two generations, the U.S. political class and its conduits in the corporate media have weaponized human rights to serve an imperialist agenda. NGOs such as Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Amnesty International tend to focus much of their time crafting human rights narratives on matters of critical importance to the U.S. Department of State. Syria, Nicaragua, Venezuela, and a host of countries have been condemned by these organizations for alleged human rights violations. Since 2018, China has been targeted for the same treatment.

China is accused of detaining millions of Xinjiang-based Uyghurs in “concentration camps.” Thanks to Ajit Singh and The Grayzone, we know that the sources for these allegations are far from reliable. We know that the principle

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Best Political Podcasts to Listen to Ahead of 2020 Election

This is a strange and confusing election year—to put it mildly. It seems impossible to fathom how the spread of COVID-19, protests for racial justice across the country and a vacant Supreme Court seat will factor into who wins on November 3. And many questions remain unanswered: Should you vote in person or by mail? What does the fact that so many pollsters and pundits predicted a Clinton win in 2016 mean for Joe Biden’s poll numbers in 2020?

Dozens of excellent podcasts strive to offer answers and context. They fact-check the candidates’ statements. They explain what is happening in the news and why it matters. And they obsessively track the polls, while pressing upon listeners that they shouldn’t let leads in the race determine whether or not they actually decide to head to the voting booth (or put a stamp on their ballots). Some feature journalists who have

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Supreme Court confirmation hearings will be ‘World War III of political battles’

Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano said the Senate confirmation hearings for President Trump’s eventual Supreme Court pick will be a bloody political fight amid an already tight presidential race.

Andrew Napolitano wearing a suit and tie: Fox's Napolitano: Supreme Court confirmation hearings will be 'World War III of political battles'

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Fox’s Napolitano: Supreme Court confirmation hearings will be ‘World War III of political battles’

“This will be a World War III of political battles,” Napolitano told Fox News Radio host Jimmy Failla on Monday. “And it will be right in the middle of a presidential election.”

His comments came three days after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Trump told “Fox & Friends” on Monday that he will announce his Supreme Court pick on Friday or Saturday, with the president indicating he has a shortlist of five female contenders.

Napolitano said the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings will prove particularly combative given the presence of Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who is facing a tightening reelection bid, and

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Political Strategists Detail Impact Of Pres. Trump’s Positive Coronavirus Test On Presidential Race In Western Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — How will President Donald Trump’s diagnosis of coronavirus impact the race for the presidency, especially here in western Pennsylvania?

Two local political strategists offered their insights to KDKA political editor Jon Delano on Friday. A presidential election is well underway with voters voting right now.

“Obviously, President Trump’s COVID diagnosis is going to fundamentally change the way the campaign operates. The huge rallies that he loves so much that he has been doing are obviously going to be put on hold,” says Republican strategist Mike DeVanney.

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The Trump events like those in Latrobe and Moon are out for a while, but DeVanney says, ironically, this bout with COVID may actually help the president.

“If you look at other world leaders who have contracted this virus, which there are more than a handful, you’ve actually

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Cruz ‘confident’ Barrett will be confirmed to court by Election Day, expects ‘political circus’ from Democrats

EXCLUSIVE: Sen. Ted Cruz said Senate Democrats “will do everything they can” to turn the confirmation hearing of Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett into a “political circus,” while saying he is “confident” the Senate will confirm her to the high court before Election Day.

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During an exclusive interview with Fox News, Cruz, R-Texas, said he met with Barrett tor 45 minutes at the Capitol this week, and he praised President Trump’s nominee, saying he “fulfilled a promise to nominate a constitutionalist to the court.”

Cruz was included in the president’s short list for potential nominees to the Supreme Court last month.

“I believe we will confirm Judge Barrett by the end of the month, before Election Day,” Cruz told Fox News. “And when we do, the Senate majority will be fulfilling our commitment to voters to confirm principled constitutionalists to the court.”

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Creation Museum opens pro-life exhibit

“Fearfully and Wonderfully Made” opened September 25 and is part of a two-part series answering the question, “When does life begin?” | Answers in Genesis

The Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky, has launched a groundbreaking new pro-life exhibit addressing the question: “When does human life begin?” 

The $1.2 million exhibit, titled “Fearfully and Wonderfully Made,” opened Sept. 25 and features life-like models depicting a baby’s development in the womb, 4D ultrasound videos, and biblical and scientific evidence that human life begins at fertilization. 

Creation Museum CEO Ken Ham told The Christian Post that he, along with the staff at Answers in Genesis, the ministry behind the museum, wanted to build a pro-life exhibit that would impact people from all walks of life.

“As a ministry, we’re all about biblical authority and a Christian worldview,” he said.

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