Harvard Kennedy School Misinformation Review Retracts Hit Piece Against ADOS

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On Jan. 18, 2021, Harvard’s Shorenstein Center published “Disinformation Creep: ADOS and the Strategic Weaponization of Breaking News” in the special issue on disinformation in the 2020 elections. “The article, now formally retracted, charged ADOS Advocacy Foundation founders Yvette Carnell, Antonio Moore and ADOS self-organized chapters of “creating an online network that leverages Black identity and breaking news to implicitly or explicitly support anti-Black political groups and causes, strategically discouraging Black voters from voting for the Democratic party.”

Redistricting Plan With 300-Mile Long Majority Black District Draws House Approval

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A plan to redraw Mississippi’s congressional map that would stretch the only majority Black district across more than 300 miles earned approval in the Mississippi House. State representatives voted to adopt the map, known as the Magnolia 1 plan, on a mostly partisan basis 76-to-42 with most Republicans in favor and most Democrats opposed.

ABC Winterfest Remix, Fans Lead Anime Convention in Southaven

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Santirojprapai and the rest of the Memphis-based Anime Blues Con team are preparing to bring a taste of their beloved genre to Southaven, Miss., through ABC Winterfest Remix, a one-day convention that promises to pack all of the sights and experiences of a three-day anime convention into one. The event is on Saturday, Jan. 8, from 9 a.m. to  6 p.m. at the Landers Center (4560 Venture Drive, Southaven) and will feature cosplay contests, a video game marketplace, exhibits, panels, gaming stations and more.