More Leaked Documents on Amazon’s Twitter Saga

Including details on the company’s handpicked army of tweeters trained to defend Jeff Bezos.

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Document: Amazon Security Staff Reported Its Own Hostile Tweets as “Suspicious,” Fearing They’d Been Hacked

Ken Klippenstein

“These tweets are unnecessarily antagonistic (risking Amazon’s brand), and may be a result of unauthorized access,” read an employee help ticket.

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Amazon’s Twitter Army Was Handpicked for “Great Sense of Humor,” Leaked Document Reveals

Ken Klippenstein

Amazon ambassadors were trained to defend Jeff Bezos and clap back at Bernie Sanders under a program codenamed “Veritas.”

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Natasha Lennard

The case of 84-year-old Sundiata Acoli, who is low risk of re-offending, shows the limits of pandemic relief for incarcerated people.

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One Man Is Standing in the Way of an Investigation Into Cuomo’s Nursing Home Scandal

Matthew Cunningham-Cook

New York Attorney General Letitia James needs a referral from Comptroller Tom DiNapoli to investigate the Cuomo administration’s mishandling of the coronavirus.

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An All-White Jury Sent Rayford Burke to Death Row. Will North Carolina’s Efforts to Make Amends Be Enough?

Jacob Biba

Decades after his conviction, Burke maintains his innocence. His case highlights the limitations of North Carolina’s Racial Justice Act.

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Chuck Schumer Eyes a Second Shot at Raising the Minimum Wage Through Reconciliation

Ryan Grim

Democrats capitulated to a ruling by a Senate staffer, the body’s parliamentarian, the first time around.

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Oscars Face Stark Choice Over War Movie “Quo Vadis, Aida?”

Peter Maass

Can a saga of genocide in Bosnia, directed by a woman and focusing on civilians, win an Academy Award for best international film?

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Big Chunks of Corporate Tax Cuts End Up in Executives’ Pockets

Jon Schwarz

A new study finds that recent tax breaks may be worth hundreds of billions in personal boodle for corporate royalty.

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Catching Covid-19 at a Covid-19 Vaccine Production Facility

Jonah Furman

In the rush to rapidly build a vaccine production facility as part of Operation Warp Speed, lax safety protocols led to a coronavirus outbreak among workers.

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