David Beard

David Beard


Writer, Editor, Newsletterer. Strategist & audience specialist. Priors: @WashingtonPost @AP @bostonglobe Say hey: beardwrites@gmail.com. Love uplifting stories

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“I, working for Facebook, had been a party to genocide."

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One student said the private school cannot hide the truths about America from them. “Even if you’re going to try and cancel us learning about anti-racism, we’re not going to let you stop us, and we’re going to try anything we can to continue on to have an anti-racist community.”

Controlling Facebook's hate speech, misinformation and other threats to the public—which have led to disastrous effects worldwide—have taken a back seat for the company to profits and growth, a new whistleblower says.

He was a teen. From a family of Volvo aficionados. He made the cut to buy a sweet 1967 lime green 122. The owner wanted it to have a good home. But at the end, Colin Powell just couldn't part with it.

After this week, of course I'm reading about the remote island where the haunting call of the Pacific walrus resounds. @whereisacacia  @travelerstone  @thefletchinator  @NatGeo 

Students at a private school outside Boston walked out of their classes to protest the school’s decision to disinvite Nikole Hannah-Jones, the #Pulitzer  winning @nytimes  journalist who conceived the #1619Project  @nhannahjones 

How Facebook knew it was pushing vulnerable people to conspiracy theories and extremism—all in the name of greater "engagement," & profit. Said one FB researcher: they would send “a barrage of extreme, conspiratorial, & graphic content.” @BrandyZadrozny 

Just saw "Fauci" and cannot recommend the documentary enough. Didn't realize the depth of enmity he endured when fighting AIDS, nor his role in saving millions in Africa. Nor the degree of threats his wife and daughters have faced.

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She was 28. She taught 3rd grade. She tested positive for #COVID19  on Friday. And died Monday.

The Georgia student who posted a now-viral photo of the crowded hallways of her high school during #COVID19  has been suspended for doing so. That's OK, she said. The world needed to know the danger. "This is some good and necessary trouble," she said.

She discovered her dad worked to negate the vote of Blacks and Latinos. The GOP fought hard to keep their consultant's documents & hard drives secret. His daughter just made them public, saying Americans must see how her dad was ruining democracy.

At least 30 New Yorkers ingested household cleaners in the 18 hours since the president suggested using it to fight #coronavirus 

As #coronavirus  cases spike in Russia, doctors say they need PPEs. 2 doctors who shed light on the woeful lack of PPEs have been reported killed "falling" out of windows. A 3rd has life-threatening injuries after he, too, "fell" out of a window. #COVID19 

The names of those killed by racism and police brutality are written along Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis, where #GeorgeFloyd  was suffocated by police. (See the vertical image) @NatGeo 

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These 14 states just hit their highest 7-day average of #COVID19  cases: Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Florida Kentucky New Mexico North Carolina Mississippi Oregon South Carolina Tennessee Texas Utah. Also Puerto Rico. #coronavirus  @bellwak 

25 years ago, the Boston Police Department had evidence on an alleged child molester. They let it go. He kept his badge, in fact he rose to become the head of the police union. Now 5 more people have come forward—and say he molested them as kids, too.

Last year, @NatGeo  featured a woman mayor in Afghanistan as part of story on worldwide advances for women. Today, that official, 29 yo Zarifa Ghafari (pictured), said she could not escape—and is waiting for the Taliban to kill her.

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