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    The Guardian | Alex Hern | 3/19/20 | 3 min
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    • bill
      Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
      2 weeks ago


      I went on Twitter for a few minutes earlier today and I saw a few hilarious, very short videos that I already can't remember. After that, there was a video that really shook me. It was of a super-angry looking black woman aggressively beating up a clerk at a pharmacy. It lasted almost forty-five seconds and I couldn't look away - the hits to the head and face were so hard and fierce. I think I said Jesus Fuck out loud a few times, and I wasn't quickly able to get back to "work" - whatever that even means right now. The caption said something about how everyone is crazy because of coronavirus. Indeed.

      Beyond that, some quarantine-related hashtag was trending, but quarantine was spelled wrong. You think you know how many ways a person can shame another person, and then you look at something like #SpringBreak2020. It really breaks your heart.

      “drinking bleach will cure Covid-19”

      These examples are wild and stupid. They distract from the bigger point - Twitter is now deciding to partner with the government in editing the story that gets told on that platform.

      “The National Guard just announced that no more shipments of food will be arriving for 2 months - run to the grocery store ASAP and buy everything!”

      lol, on Readup it's more like: share the direct link to the Nat Guard announcement (that you've read) or thank u, next