Was no one going to tell me journalists weren’t given due process rights if the NYPD revoked or suspended their credentials?
Happening in the World: After Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro claimed a herbal remedy could cure COVID-19, Facebook froze his page for 30 days, citing violations of COVID-19 disinformation as reasoning. Previously, a Twitter post by President Maduro about a fake remedy was also deleted. Facebook takes all information and guidance from the World Health Organization, but COVID-19 disinformation continues to be a widespread problem. (BBC)
Happening in the US: The Maine Republican Party’s state committee rejected a censure measure against Senator Susan Collins after she voted earlier this year to convict former President Donald Trump in his Senate impeachment trial. The final vote was 19-141 to censure. Senator Collins cited this vote as evidence of the Party’s philosophy which “respects different views but unites around core principles.” (CNN)
Happening in NYC: The City Council recently passed a bill that gives the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) power to issue press credentials—an ability that previously belonged to the NYPD. Additionally, the city’s Office of Administration Trials and Hearings (OATH) must give a hearing before a journalist’s press credentials can be revoked. Requiring a hearing is significant as, previously, journalists had no due process rights when the NYPD took their press credentials. (Gothamist)
Happening in our community: Columbia Health, a Registered Opioid Overdose Prevention Program recognized by NYC and State Departments of Health, is hosting a virtual naloxone training later tonight. Naloxone is a drug that treats narcotic overdose during emergencies. Naloxone kits will be mailed to participants who have completed the training. The training helps members of the campus community recognize signs of opioid overdose and teaches participants how to administer lifesaving medication. The training is at 8 pm tonight and those interested can learn more here.
oh, it’s Mayor Bill de Blasio via Wikimedia Commons