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October 18, 2021

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The Damage Report host John Iadarola is joined by Ana Kasparian, executive producer and host of The Young Turks, to go through all of Tuesday’s top stories.

Congress passes a 5,000 page coronavirus relief bill a mere 2 hours after members receive it. Lindsey Graham pedals conspiracy theories about his old friend Joe Biden.Televangelist Pat Robertson implores Trump to accept the election results. The Biden coronavirus advisory team considers invoking the Defense Production Act. Ilhan Omar calls out politicians who received the Covid vaccine before their constituents. If you thought the Slap Mask was exciting, get ready for BLANC!

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Read more here: https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/12/21/atrocious-congress-crams-language-criminalize-online-streaming-meme-sharing-5500

"Lawmakers in Congress are under fire from digital rights campaigners for embedding three controversial changes to online copyright and trademark laws into the must-pass $2.3 trillion legislative package—which includes a $1.4 trillion omnibus spending bill and a $900 billion Covid-19 relief bill—that could receive floor votes in the House and Senate as early as Monday evening.

The punitive provisions crammed into the enormous bill (pdf), warned Evan Greer of the digital rights group Fight for the Future, "threaten ordinary Internet users with up to $30,000 in fines for engaging in everyday activity such as downloading an image and re-uploading it… [or] sharing memes."
While the citizenry had almost no time to process the actual contents of the 5,593 page legislative text, Greer said Monday afternoon that the CASE Act, Felony Streaming Act, and Trademark Modernization Act "are in fact included in the must-pass omnibus spending bill.""

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