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Police Surveilled George Floyd Protests With Help From Twitter-Affiliated Startup Dataminr

Leveraging close ties to Twitter, controversial artificial intelligence startup Dataminr helped law enforcement digitally monitor the protests that swept the country following the killing of George Floyd, tipping off police to social media posts with the latest whereabouts and actions of demonstrators, according to documents reviewed by The Intercept...

How the House Armed Services Committee, in the Middle of a Pandemic, Approved a Huge Military Budget and More War in Afghanistan

Today’s SYSTEM UPDATE episode about this topic can be viewed on The Intercept’s YouTube channel or on the player below. Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo. smiles as she arrives for a news conference on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) AP While the country is subsumed by both public health and an unemployment crisis,...

Supreme Court Says Trump Can Roll Back Access to Birth Control Under the Affordable Care Act

In a 7-2 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld sweeping Trump administration exemptions to the Affordable Care Act’s birth control mandate that could imperil access to no-cost contraceptives for thousands of women. Written by Justice Clarence Thomas, the majority opinion — in two consolidated cases, Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania...

The Trump Child Abuse Scandal

Subscribe to the Deconstructed podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Radio Public, and other platforms. New to podcasting? Click here.   It’s been two years since the peak of public outcry over the Trump administration’s decision to begin separating the children of unauthorized migrant families from their parents at the Mexican...

Forças Armadas recebem orçamento 10 vezes maior que Ibama para não fiscalizar Amazônia

A militarização do combate ao desmatamento na Amazônia não tem evitado recordes de queimadas e desmatamento, mas isso não parece abalar o ânimo do governo Bolsonaro em gastar dinheiro com as Forças Armadas na região. Do fundo de R$ 1 bilhão para reduzir desmatamento na Amazônia, criado após acordo da Lava Jato, mais da metade está separado para despesas...

Fãs de k-pop estão se envolvendo na política dos EUA. Afinal, são ativistas?

À medida que os protestos nos Estados Unidos ganhavam destaque após o assassinato de George Floyd pela polícia de Minneapolis, fãs de música pop coreana, ou k-pop, chamaram a atenção após bloquearem um aplicativo lançado pelo Departamento de Polícia de Dallas chamado iWatch Dallas, que deveria ser um portal para enviar vídeos de manifestantes. Os fãs...

Instead of Freeing Elderly Prisoners in Response to Coronavirus, Cuomo Created a Prison Nursing Home Way Upstate

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks during a COVID-19 briefing on July 6, 2020 in New York City. Photo: David Dee Delgado/Getty Images The Adirondack Correctional Facility is tucked away in the mountainous North Country of New York State, less than a two-hour drive from the Canadian border. Three years ago, it was converted to incarcerate teens...

A Family Separated Between El Salvador and the U.S., First Blocked by Trump and Then Coronavirus

On a recent morning, 6-year-old Belén Martínez went to one of her favorite spots in her house in San Salvador: her aunt’s vanity, where she likes to play dress up. But instead of smiling at the mirror, she began to cry. When her aunt found her there, Belén said she had been praying to God that the coronavirus would go away. She knows the pandemic is...

An Interview with Nancy Pelosi Challenger Shahid Buttar and a Look at the History of Fascist Movements in the U.S.

Subscribe to the Intercepted podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Radio Public, and other platforms. New to podcasting? Click here.   A bipartisan coalition of lawmakers led by Rep. Liz Cheney, daughter of Dick Cheney, is trying to stop Trump from withdrawing troops from Afghanistan. This week on Intercepted: As the longest continuous...

Trump Campaign Ads Mislead Viewers About Black Protesters Who Stopped Violence

Through deceptive editing, two recent campaign ads for President Donald Trump falsely portray law-abiding Black Lives Matter protesters who acted to prevent violence as dangerous thugs plotting to “unleash a wave of violent crime in our cities.” The Trump campaign ads mislead viewers by distorting the meaning of video recorded during a protest in Washington,...

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