Florida’s Push to “Arm Teachers”, Explained

Now that the Florida Legislature has opened their 2019 session, a lot of political debates are coming to a head. Of the most divisive policies the legislators will be voting on, one – if passed – would allow teachers to be armed on campus under certain circumstances. Many columnists in Florida have lamented this policy with headlines like “Oh, Florida! Give all those bad teachers … Continue reading Florida’s Push to “Arm Teachers”, Explained

#YouTubeWakeUp is Over: Advertisers are Returning to YouTube and Reports Show Children’s Online Safety is Bigger than One Platform

Matt Watson caused a huge firestorm when he uploaded the video “Youtube is Facilitating the Sexual Exploitation of Children, and it’s Being Monetized (2019)”. His claims that YouTube’s algorithm was helping pedophiles find innocuous videos of children to satisfy deviant interests sent some of YouTube’s biggest advertisers away from the platform. Barely two weeks since, many of those advertisers are returning. Fortnite mid-rolls have been … Continue reading #YouTubeWakeUp is Over: Advertisers are Returning to YouTube and Reports Show Children’s Online Safety is Bigger than One Platform

A Wormhole of Pedophilic Posts Are Scaring Advertisers Away From YouTube

Fortnite, the online videogame worth more than seven billion dollars, is the latest to pull ads off YouTube amidst allegations that the video streaming service facilitates a community of pedophiles. Alfa Romeo, Fiat,  Grammarly, L’Oreal, Maybelline, Metro: Exodus, Peloton, SingleMuslims.com, and others are also pulling their pre-roll ads from YouTube videos until the problem is fixed.  A YouTuber named Matt Watson was the first to expose … Continue reading A Wormhole of Pedophilic Posts Are Scaring Advertisers Away From YouTube

Governor Ron DeSantis Uses Executive Order to Push Forward School Safety

Governor Ron DeSantis takes the recommendations made by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) Public Safety Commission seriously, but most of them require the legislature to take action. The commission has been investigating the Parkland shooting since April of last year and submitted their findings in a January report. DeSantis isn’t waiting for legislature to see changes made and pushed some of the commission’s recommendations forward … Continue reading Governor Ron DeSantis Uses Executive Order to Push Forward School Safety

Apex Legends Wants to Beat Fortnite At Its Own Game

Apex Legends was just a rumor until Respawn Entertainment CEO Vince Zampella confirmed it was real less than 24 hours before its release. Respawn was the development company responsible for the award-winning online, multi-player shooter, Titanfall and when rumors circulated they may have a battle royale game in the works, fans were excited. The evolution of Apex Legends from Internet gossip to reality was somewhat clumsy. … Continue reading Apex Legends Wants to Beat Fortnite At Its Own Game

The Suspension of Officials in Florida Has Become a Form of Political Theatre

It was late in the evening as the orange sunlight peeked through unto the podium. Governor Ron DeSantis approached the podium with his characteristically stoic expression. In front of him was an audience of reporters and citizens. Behind him stood over a dozen critics of the Broward County Sheriff, Scott Israel. Israel had been criticized for his handling of the Valentine’s Day massacre which left … Continue reading The Suspension of Officials in Florida Has Become a Form of Political Theatre

Crime Reporters Face a New Norm in Florida

  This past Wednesday afternoon, a young man walked into a Duval county SunTrust and killed everyone inside; four tellers and one customer. The Sun Sentinel called it a mass shooting and while law enforcement agencies have their own definitions of a mass shooting, the massacre is certainly like a mass shooting in this sense: the SunTrust shooter was not trying to rob the bank. … Continue reading Crime Reporters Face a New Norm in Florida