📺 Remember, Europe fell back one hour this weekend, and the U.S. goes back next week. So our Redacted show tonight will remain at 9 PM Western European Time. That means this week only, it’ll be one hour earlier in the U.S. at 3 PM Eastern. For this week only. I hate Daylight Saving Time.
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Twitter is in full freak-out mode of Elon Musk’s stewardship for many reasons.
The New York Times reported that Musk was about to lay off employees before they were eligible for their stock grants but Musk clarified on Twitter that “this is false.”
Now The Verge is reporting that Musk wants to start charging users to be verified in addition to charging for Twitter Blue. So users are freaking out about whether or not they would pay for verification.
And people are freaked out about what Musk himself has Tweeted. He responded to Hillary Clinton with an article about the attack on Paul Pelosi (see story below) but has since deleted that response.
No matter what you think of it all, Twitter is far from a boring place these days! Facebook who?
After a long battle, Brazil has chosen a new old president: former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. He was the president of Brazil from 2003-2010 and will be again.
Current president Jair Bolsonaro has not yet conceded, but it seems like he intends to. His party will remain in power in the Brazilian congress, however, meaning that his politics are not gone.
Lula’s administration was responsible for massive growth in Brazil. He campaigned saying that he will support peace between Russia and Ukraine, so while other world powers are hamstringing themselves by supporting war, will this mean stability for Brazil? That’s a major question mark since the politics of Brazil are very divided. In a speech in São Paulo he said: “Today, we are saying to the world that Brazil is back.”
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A story about Paul Pelosi, husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has caused bitter division between American political parties. And it is the weirdest story of 2022.
Police were called to the Pelosi home where he was allegedly attacked with a hammer. Police said that they were only called to the home for a “priority well-being check.” They arrived to find Pelosi and 42-year-old David DePape struggling with a hammer. Both men were taken to the hospital for treatment.
The media was quick to call this a partisan attack by a MAGA supporter but DePape has also been said to support Black Lives Matter, gay pride and lives at a nudist colony. Skeptics are saying that this is something entirely different. When Pelosi called the police he described the male as a “friend” and gave the name David. Some reports say that DePape was in his underwear and some reports are that both men were in their underwear, which may explain why #Pelosigaylover is trending.
The Pelosi home is full of top-notch security cameras, so there must be footage. Presumably, there is also police body cam footage. So, where's all the video? It is an upsetting story but one with a lot of holes. Best to hold off on Tweeting partisan outrage on this one until more facts are available.
Peace negotiations are progressing between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The Prime Minister of Armenia Nicol Pashinyan confirmed this on Twitter on Friday.
Pashinyan confirms that it was Russia that helped facilitate these peace deals. Leaders of these nations will meet in the Russian city of Sochi this week to finalize details.
This follows a violent uprising in September when dozens of civilians were harmed in at attack on the Armenia-Azerbaijan border. Both sides blamed one another. We reported on this with the help of journalist Kevork Almassian at the time in this episode of Redacted.
100. That is how many cars are on this train that made its maiden voyage in Switzerland on Saturday. It is the world’s longest-ever passenger train and it weighs 2,990 tons and is almost 2 kilometers long.