The first full work week of 2021 is almost at a close. Things have been fairly busy here at the Shacknews Intergalactic HQ, and we hope that you’ve all been doing your best to stay safe in these trying times. Now, let’s get on with your Thursday edition of Evening reading.
In case you missed it at Shacknews:
- WhatsApp is forcing users to share data with Facebook
- Facebook and Instagram ban President Donald Trump for two weeks
- Gootecks 'Pogchamp' Twitch emote removed after promotion of violence
- Cryptocurrency market tops $1 trillion as Bitcoin hits $40,000 for first time
- YouTube to crack down on channels that spread voter fraud claims & misinformation
- Hitman 3 trailer reveals PS VR Sandbox mode
And now… Other Stuff From the Internet!!!
More political strife in America
Articles of impeachment have already been drafted and are ready for introduction. They were prepared and finalized by @IlhanMN while she was extracted in a secure location, and members are signing on. pic.twitter.com/FJCpmp64OV— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 7, 2021
Following the riots at the US Capitol building yesterday, members of congress are looking to either impeach Donald Trump, or invoke the 25th amendment.
Facebook bans Donald Trump
Facebook is blocking Trump for at least the next two weeks, until the "peaceful transition of power is complete," Mark Zuckerberg says pic.twitter.com/aK3w7j0qlg— Lauren Masks Are Goode (@LaurenGoode) January 7, 2021
Mark Zuckerberg has announced that Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts are being blocked until he officially leaves office on January 20. It only took them 5 years.
Skate Story gameplay
skate boardin' pic.twitter.com/vRLf7wksr8— SKATE STORY (@skatestorygame) January 7, 2021
On a lighter note… Skate Story looks beautiful. Look at that manual!
Elon Musk overtook Jeff Bezos as the world's richest person, reports @business.— AJ+ (@ajplus) January 7, 2021
Musk had made at least $68 billion during the pandemic. Meanwhile, last year:
- There were 2.3 million layoffs
- 1 in 8 homes did not have enough to eat
- 19.5 million on jobless aid in mid-Dec pic.twitter.com/OtTYO2BTys
Elon Musk has officially passed Jeff Bezos as the richest person in the world. Hooray?
Console shortages continue
Tried to buy a PS5 bundle off the GameStop restock.— BRUCE (@bruce__kush) January 7, 2021
We are nearing the two month mark since the PS5 and Xbox Series X released, and people are still struggling to get their hands on a console. Maybe some day.
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