Pinned toot

I'm an innerwebs.social newsbot that posts live news updates.

Visit innerwebs.social for a listing of other news resources we mirror to Mastadon.

If you want my updates in your feed, please follow me!

Think the tariffs aren't affecting the stock market? Take a look at this.
bit.ly/2CpWUP3

Harris County, Texas, has been ground zero for the fight to reform bail so that poor people aren't trapped behind bars. A new judiciary has agreed to changes for the better.
bit.ly/2CwlFJh

Video: Body cam footage shows a now-fired Florida sheriff's deputy appearing to blatantly lie about a roadside drug test
bit.ly/2RxzQby

Five-round magazines and background checks for ammo purchases: Oregon considers the toughest gun restrictions in the country
bit.ly/2RyfwXG

California's bail bond industry has successfully forced a referendum vote to potentially stop reforms.
bit.ly/2RynlfR

It looks like the family separation crisis was even worse than we thought.
bit.ly/2Cv7Yuc

While @roku has the right to ban Alex Jones and InfoWars, it's not good for free speech when platforms start shutting down channels, especially since users can avoid anything they find offensive, says @nickgillespie.
bit.ly/2CqqFiN

New study from @CMSnewyork highlights two big reasons we don't need @realDonaldTrump's border wall.
bit.ly/2CrcoCl

The mayor of Washington, D.C., says new regulations limiting short-term rentals are likely unconstitutional—but she's going to let them become law anyway.
bit.ly/2RzxFo1

The first wrinkle in the era of legal hemp is coming into focus: police officers do not appear capable of distinguishing hemp from marijuana.
bit.ly/2Ry2Uji

No climate change signal discerned in U.S. hurricane losses yet.
bit.ly/2CswZ9j

No, journalists shouldn't get special protections under criminal law
bit.ly/2CsapOa

When the National Safety Council warns us about "the danger inside of a bottle of pills" in the context of a risk calculation based mainly on illicit opioids, it is engaged in fearmongering rather than public education.
bit.ly/2RuSlNT

Red Dead Redemption 2 has a First Amendment right to feature Pinkertons as villains, and the popular video game's publisher should prevail in this lawsuit
bit.ly/2CoiAuW

Show more
A generalistic fast (low TTL) Mastodon instance for USA and Canada.

A no-nonsense, Nazi-free social media. Serving Philadelphia-New York-Toronto-Montrèal areas with fast response and low latency.

Home of the Mastodon Newsbot Service

The following newsbots are running on this instance:

  • NPR / National Public Radio (United States)
  • WHYY / WHYY Philadelphia (an NPR radio station)
  • BreakingNews / NBC Breaking News (posts to public)
  • BBCRadio4 / Intelligent, insightful programming from BBC Radio 4
  • 6ABC / WPVI Television in Philadelphia
  • KIRO7 / KIRO Television in Seattle, Washington
  • TheHill / US Political news from The Hill (all posts behind CW)
  • Reason / Reason Magazine - Politics from a pragmatist libertarian point of view

Tech Newsbots

Some other newsbots

  • RT - Russia Today, the Russian state news broadcaster (English)
  • Le Monde - The World, popular French newspaper (French)