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The first racist viral video of May 25, 2020, cannot be forgotten in the ongoing conversation about Black lives and police brutality. One year ago  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ 
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The first racist viral video of May 25, 2020, cannot be forgotten in the ongoing conversation about Black lives and police brutality. One year ago today, before we exploded in rage at the video of George Floyd being killed by a cop, we watched in horror as a white woman called the NYPD on a Black birdwatcher who asked her to follow the rules about leashing her dog. In this provocative essay, our columnist Joe Berkowitz considers why we've mostly forgotten the incident and why some Americans would have you believe that the cancellation of the "Central Park Karen" is the greater threat to society today.

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Florida’s ban on ‘deplatforming’: What you need to know ​​​​
A Florida law signed by Governor Ron DeSantis Monday bars big social media companies from “deplatforming” candidates for state and local office.
DeSantis and other Florida Republicans say the law will protect candidates and publishers who disagree politically with big tech companies, which can be fined up to $250,000 per day for violating the law.
But traditional free speech advocates say the law is itself a violation of the First Amendment. The Electronic Frontier Foundation says it’s similar to a previous Florida law that the U.S. Supreme Court overturned in the 1970s, which required newspapers to publish replies by candidates they criticized in print.
The law comes as Facebook, Twitter, and other social media giants continue to enforce a ban against former president and Florida resident Donald Trump.
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