Jacob Seitz

Jacob Seitz is a freelance journalist originally from Columbus, Ohio, interested in the intersection of culture and politics.

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New York City kills its ambitious free internet plan

The project aimed to provide internet to over one million New Yorkers.

On Dec 7, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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Rick Scott wants Americans to be mad about Twitter censoring Hunter Biden’s nudes

The Florida senator said Twitter was 'stopping freedom of speech.'

On Dec 6, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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GOP deletes infamous pro-Kanye tweet after he says he ‘likes Hitler,’ ‘loves Nazis’

'Kanye. Elon. Trump.' was taken down from the House Judiciary GOP account.

On Dec 1, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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AOC, Squad hit with backlash for voting to prevent railworkers from striking

The popular progressives voted to avert a nationwide rail strike.

On Dec 1, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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Charlie Kirk is hyping a new book on how to win elections—after his hand-picked candidates got absolutely washed

It's unclear if he knows how to win.

On Dec 1, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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New ‘link tax’ bill in Canada could force social media companies to pay for news shared on their sites

The Online News Act seeks to tax social media companies when users post links to news articles

On Nov 30, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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San Francisco police get permission to use robots to kill citizens

SFPD say they have no current plans to kill citizens with robots.

On Nov 29, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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Striking journalists have out-of-office replies changed by management to eliminate pro-union language

Reporters have been locked out of their emails and work laptops.

On Nov 29, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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Kids Online Safety Act could force tech companies to collect more data on minors, experts say

Over 90 advocacy groups spoke out against it.

On Nov 28, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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‘People will show up here at the most random hours… trying to enter their Airbnb that does not exist’: TikToker says Airbnb host uses their address for scam listing

'It sounds so scary to have random people trying to enter your house all the time.'

On Nov 23, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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Workers at the venture capital-backed coffee chain Blank Street are trying to unionize

The omnipresent coffee chain might have its first unionized location.

On Nov 22, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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A new report accuses Apple’s first-rate privacy settings of misleading users

A new report from software company Mysk shows Apple collects unique user ID's from iPhone users.

On Nov 21, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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#RedCupRebellion: Influencers step in to help Starbucks workers unionize—and strike

The union worked with youth-led activist group Gen-Z for Change to coordinate messaging.

On Nov 17, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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Musk fanboys fall for fake Twitter engineer who claims everyone hates new CEO

'I heard that the really invaluable engineers can even get away with peeing in Elon’s coffee.'

On Nov 17, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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False claim that Iran sentenced 15,000 protesters to death spread by celebs and politicians

The claim stems from a news article that went viral last week.

On Nov 15, 2022 by Jacob Seitz