‘Selling fear and outrage’ / ‘Kid-sized doses’ / ‘Shock the world’

‘Selling fear and outrage.’ An early Facebook investor turned company critic reacts to an AP report that the company froze as anti-vaccine comments swarmed its platform.
The Washington Post: Five points for anger, one for a ‘like.’
Popular Information runs down five things to know about the Facebook revelations—the first of which is that “Facebook gives right-wing politicians and publications special treatment.”
Steven Levy in Wired: Facebook failed the people who tried to improve it.
Tech journalist Charlie Warzel, who’s written critically about the company for a decade: “The ‘fixes’ that could come from this momentum are going to be extremely treacherous.”
CNN’s Brian Stelter: The parade of “Facebook Papers” revelations will last weeks.
Protocol has an updating list of all the stories arising from whistleblower Frances Haugen’s document dump.

‘Next time someone says … Not all cops are bad, you can respond to them: No, just their favorite ones.’ Last Week Tonight’s John Oliver took aim at John Catanzara, the president of Chicago’s Fraternal Order of Police, over his resistance to vaccine mandates.
Catanzara on Monday threatened City Council members who don’t oppose Mayor Lightfoot’s vaccine order: “We are coming for every one of your damn seats” …
The conflict sends Patch columnist Mark Konkol back to the days of Mayor Harold Washington: Catanzara has indicted Ald. Ed Burke on his side, “advocating to slap legislative checks and balances on a Chicago mayor. It feels like 1983 all over.”
Block Club Chicago: Federal agents seized an illegal machine gun from scandal-scarred Ald. Jim Gardiner’s ward superintendent in August—yet the superintendent’s still on the job.

‘Kid-sized doses.’ Gov. Pritzker says the state has half a million COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages 5 to 11 ready to go once the feds give final approval.
Chalkbeat: Few Chicago parents are signing children up for school-based COVID tests.

Springfield ‘fireworks.’ Politico’s Shia Kapos sees trouble for Pritzker’s move to tweak the “moral convictions” law that skeptics have been using to resist vaccinations.
Pandemic numbers have been falling in every U.S. region.

‘Metra, we have an idea.’ A Tribune editorial asks why the heck it should take a decade to open a new train station in the exploding Fulton Market district.
Eleven years after initial funding for a Metra station in Edgewater, groundbreaking’s set for next week.

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‘Shock the world.’ Trib columnist Rex Huppke calls on Rockford airport officials to do the right thing and not destroy one of Illinois’ few frozen-in-time prairies.
The suburb of Dixmoor has its water back—with a boil order—but, WTTW News explains, almost any Chicago-area community could face a similar crisis.

Bears forfeit? Head coach Matt Nagy’s contraction of COVID-19—he’s vaccinated—brings the team within passing distance of enough cases to force a forfeit of Sunday’s game.
Nagy: “It’s a reminder … to be extremely cautious.”

‘It was 58 goddamn years ago.’ Esquire’s Charles P. Pierce on the Biden administration’s latest delay for release of the John F. Kennedy assassination files: “The ‘intelligence community’ is still covering up what it covered up in 1963.”
Two Kennedy nephews call the delay “an outrage.”

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