Headlines are created to capture attention regardless of if a story is good, bad, true, or false. The original duties of a journalist were designed to keep it’s audience and communities informed by reporting only accurate data but so many journalists have been led to compromise the original purpose of their positions to isolate scenarios which fit narratives solely beneficial to the reporting outlet. Simply distributing accurate data has commonly been replaced with single sided perspectives or narratives. The question now is how did so many press reporting agencies transition from acting as an entity of service and informing the masses, to manipulating propaganda and competing for the most shocking headlines? How did we get here? While those questions remain unanswered, it may be wise to note that, financial gain or the potential to become an authority in the industry can explain most of the leveraging but as consumers of press media, it’s important that we learn to identify when this is happening to avoid being used as pawns in their games or getting finessed down that rabbit hole.
How did the press twist Dababy’s words? Everyone knows the story but very few know the facts. Yes, Dababy did make explicit statements on stage during the Rolling Loud concert but did the press accurately report the context or did they insert their own? Finally, you will learn the truth and even how some major news outlets failed to quote Dababy correctly before publishing articles about the event and thus making it several times more controversial than it would have been minus the propaganda.
In Dababy’s circumstance, he made himself an easy target by making broad enough statements which are easy to twist, to add or subtract context to. What started off as an attempt to entertain an audience was quickly taken and misconstrued by media outlets everywhere. Several thousands of people read the headlines before even hearing what the rapper said out of his own mouth. The problem with that is, the majority of the media outlets failed to accurately report and in turn, influenced the masses on how to feel or react.
Let’s take a quick dive into some of the most popular accusations following the Rolling Loud concert.
The overwhelming majority of headlines accussed DaBaby of (1) being homophobic and/or making homophobic statements, (2) lacking education about AIDS/HIV, (3) some articles went as far as to make the claim that DaBaby implied AIDS/HIV is linked to gay people.
Now let’s take a look at what some major media outlets claimed DaBaby said:
- The Grammy-nominated rapper used crude language and asked attendees who weren’t gay men or people not affected by HIV or AIDS to raise their cellphone flashlights. He then incorrectly said the disease would “make you die in two or three weeks.” (Take note of what this article claimed Dababy said versus where they placed the quotation marks. Do you see the problem with this paragraph? This particular news outlet decided to fill in what fit their agenda or theme and then added just a portion of Dababy’s quote. Anything outside of the quotation marks is altered and added on by the writer to fit context and/or to backup the outrageous headlines which would imply that Dababy is homophobic. This is a trick that often goes unnoticed but done with the intent to lead the reader believe the full statement is a direct quote)
- Dababy said if you didn’t show up today with HIV, AIDS, any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases that’’ make you die in two, three weeks then put your cell phone light up” (The problem with this portion of the quote may be hard to catch but a word is missing, a very important word which has the ability to change the entire context and slam the claim which implied Dababy spread false information about HIV or AIDS. The missing word from this quote is, or. When Dababy said “HIV, AIDS, or any of them deadly diseases that will make you die in 2 to 3 weeks…” leaves room for the possibility that he meant another unknown disease which separates the first part of his statement from the second part, which could very easily mean that if a disease like that [of Dababys description] exists in addition to AIDS or HIV.)
What Dababy actually said:
“If you didn’t show up today with HIV, AIDS, or any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases that’ll make you die in two or three weeks, put your cellphone light up,”
“Ladies, if your pussy smell like water, put your cellphone light up. Fellas, if you ain’t sucking dick in the parking lot, put your cellphone light up.”
The last part of Dababy’s statement, where he refers to the ”fellas” has more to do with a sexual act being performed in a public space, (such as a parking lot) more than it has to do with gender or being gay, and yet while the type of PDA described can be viewed as tacky, risky, or even un-classy (due to the fact that it’s illegal) he didn’t actually condemn it, he never shamed anyone for it, and he never shamed anyone for being gay, he actually never even said the word gay which all further connects to a valid point which he also mentioned in a response to the public slander.
“It’ll never translate correctly to somebody looking at a little five, six-second clip from their god**** crib on their phone. It just don’t work like that.”
“Because, regardless of what you mother******* are talking about and how the internet twisted up my mother******* words, me and all my fans at the show, the gay ones and the straight ones, we turned the f*** up.””I’m talking about my boy that was at the front of stage left, where I jumped Ask him. He got clips all on his s***, the whole night he was recording. We were turnt the whole night.”
“My boy had the crop top on front row. He out there in that jungle, in that water. He out there, he standing on the rail, goddamn cutting up. He knows the words to the song. I’m rapping them b****** with ’em.”
“I wasn’t going on no rant,” that’s called a call to action—that’s what that’s called. Because I’m a live performer. I’m the best live performer. I’m the live show killer. You interact with your fans, you get what I’m saying?”
“All the lights went up, gay or straight. You wanna know why? Because even my gay fans don’t got f****** AIDS… They don’t got AIDS.”
“My gay fans, they take care of theyself, they ain’t going for that. They ain’t no nasty gay n*****. They ain’t no junkies on the street.”I said, if you ain’t sucking d*** in the parking lot, put your cellphone light up. You know what my gay fans did? Put that mother******* light up.”
“My gay fans, they ain’t going for that. They got class. They ain’t sucking no d*** in no parking lot. You gotta get a room, a good one—five-star hotel…. Even my gay fans got standards.”
Here is the definition for Hate Speech:
- abusive or threatening speech or writing that expresses prejudice against a particular group, especially on the basis of race, religion, or sexual orientation.
Let’s look at the definition of controversial:
- giving rise or likely to give rise to public disagreement.
- A difference in views, especially in public, between individuals taking opposite sides on a particular issue.
Now, take a look at the definition of homophobic:
- having or showing a dislike of or prejudice against gay people.
- irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against homosexuality or gay people.
Without bias, ask yourself which of these three definitions best describes Dababy’s quote, if any. The press reporting outlets took advantage of the emotions of one of our most vulnerable communities, the LGBTQ, a community which undergoes real hate and discrimination on a daily bases. It is not only wrong, its malicious, and greedy to entice the LGBTQ community in a misquoted, inaccurate, poorly-reported story for any chance of monetary gain or exposure.
Conclusion: Dababy did not shame gay people, he did not accuse gay people of having any kind of diseases, nor did he ever use the word gay to do describe anyone in his statement. He also did not link AIDS/HIV to dying in 2 weeks, which falsely the allegations. Dababy’s statements were profane but the allegations defining them have been proven to be 100% false; allegations which also can be classified as slander or defamation. These are the facts, everything else is only speculation being passed as facts and lets face it, putting your cell phone light in the air isn’t exactly an elite privilege which have abilities to effect the well-being of ones life. Entertainers around the world have been using this same method called ”call for action” for decades, for the purpose of engaging their audience in their performance, just like how Dababy asked his fans to put their cell phone lights up and the statements following that are often switched up per entertainer or performance for originality purposes.
After breaking down the key factors in this story, it only becomes more clear that hate speech wasn’t present in Dababy’s performance. It may be fair to say that the context is controversial or even up for speculation but it’s not fair to misquote, make harmful claims, or assume what he meant without giving him a chance to clarify or even consider the many attempts he made to do so. Not even one of these news outlets cared enough to ask DaBaby what he meant behind his statements; they all just continued to insert their own context or spread misinformation like a domino effect reaction while refraining from fact-checking; lacking accountability and compassion for their participation in Dababy’s defamation. Just because it seems that everyone is doing something, doesn’t always make it right, right? Any other celebrities or people with influence making statements in response to those headlines and stories without further analysis, are just victims of bad press but they also play as key factors in the overall instigation of the initial allegations, and are indirectly supporting misinformation.
Psychology trick 101: If you read the headlines first and then listen to an audio of what is actually said you can easily be influenced to hear or perceive it differently. Whether or not you like Dababy, or are a fan of his music, it’s very important that we support fair press and condemn the rest, along with media bullying. It’s crucial that we protect our 1st amendment right, which is the freedom of speech and the freedom of press. If we ignore defamation and misinformation in press, it will likely continue to be normalized, enabling this kind of behavior, which also makes it more likely to happen to you or someone you know or care about. Injustice for one is injustice for all. Let’s keep the integrity of journalism alive.
“The media is the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and the guilty innocent. Media has the power to influence the minds, ideas, behaviors, and attitudes of the masses.’’ ~Malcom X
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Best Devices To Use, Depending on What You’re Doing
It wasn’t all that long ago that the only device that could connect you to the internet was a desktop computer. Today, there are many different types of internet-connected computer devices that include:
- Laptop computers
- Handheld gaming devices
Some of the functions of these devices are obvious. For example, you would use an e-reader to read a book, you would use a handheld gaming device to play games, and smartphones are the best way to place phone calls.
But, what about other things we do that require an internet connection? Here are the devices you should use, depending on what you’re doing.
Use What Your Boss Tells You For Work
Companies spend a lot of time and money on security. Risk detection and identifying vulnerabilities are especially important to businesses that are heavily invested in making sure company information is protected, but they also care about keeping your personal information protected. That’s why it’s so important to use whatever device your boss tells you to use when you’re getting work done on the go.
If you have a work-supplied laptop, your boss may prefer that you use it because all the right software has been installed and updated. They may tell you it’s okay to access platforms that require a sign in with a tablet, but never save or download files to a mobile device. It all depends on the systems they have in place to keep information secure. No matter what their rules, make sure you follow them.
Use a Laptop for Telehealth Visits
Telemedicine has really increased in popularity over the last few years. It’s a convenient way to get many common ailments checked out by a doctor, but because telehealth appointments require technology, they can also be frustrating.
Although phones and tablets work, using a laptop is recommended by doctors for telehealth visits. That’s because laptops have a flat base, the monitor can be tilted to get the camera angle just right, and the computer can be moved around the room to get the lighting and background right. Laptops also tend to have better microphones and speakers than tablets and phones, so verbal communication goes more smoothly too.
Use a Smartphone for Social Media
Social media is best viewed on a smartphone, which can be a bit challenging for older generations that prefer large screens. However, social media websites are designed with smartphone scrolling in mind, which means they function the best when used on a small mobile device.
Some social media sites are a nightmare to navigate on laptop and desktop computers. For example, Instagram is almost impossible to use on a computer unless you know special tips and tricks to make it work.
Videos and images on social media can get screwy too. Because everyone else is using their smartphone, media is formatted vertically instead of horizontally. When viewed on a mobile device, the image fills the screen, but on a computer, the picture or video is smaller and harder to see. You might as well use a cell phone.
Play Games on a Desktop Computer
Playing puzzle games on a smartphone or a tablet can help you pass the time when you’re on the go, but if you enjoy playing more complex games, they are best left to a desktop computer.
The best graphics cards are for desktop computers. They are relatively easy to switch out, with just a little technical know-how, so you can always get the best picture and smooth graphics on your screen, no matter what you’re playing.
Desktop computer screens are also bigger than other screens. In addition, you can hook up multiple screens to the same computer to make the viewing area even wider, making it the only real device to use if you are a serious gamer.
Watch Videos on a Tablet
Social media videos are best viewed on your cell phone, but if you want to watch movies, television shows, or YouTube videos, you should break out your tablet.
Your tablet provides you with a convenient way to browse the internet, but it also makes it easy to watch media on the go. Hand it to the kids in the backseat of the car when you’re on a road trip or use a pillow stand to prop it up in your lap while you lay in bed.
Comparison Shop on a Computer
Online shopping has made it easier than ever before to comparison shop. If you’re doing some serious comparison shopping, you’re probably going to have a few different tabs open, and you might be accessing bookmarks and Amazon lists. Because there’s a lot of back-and-forths, it’s best to do all your comparison shopping on a computer.
It doesn’t matter if you’re using a desktop or a laptop computer. As long as you have a large screen and a mouse, you’ll find it’s a lot easier to click between windows and find items that have been favorited or added to lists on other websites.
Pay Bills on Your Most Up-to-Date Device
You no longer have to sit at a desk, write checks, and stamp envelopes when it’s time to pay bills. They can be done easily from any device, but does that mean you can use any device to pay your bills?
It doesn’t really matter if you use a computer, your smartphone, or a tablet, but you should use whichever device is the most up-to-date. That includes security software, so your personal information is protected when you log in, but it also means using the newest device. That way, screens don’t get frozen, leading you to wonder if your payment went through, or if you accidentally paid twice by clicking the button multiple times.
Technology has advanced to the point where you can technically do anything you want on any device, but that doesn’t mean you should use just any old device. Instead, choose the best device for the job by following the tips on this list.
How to create Stablecoins
What are stablecoins?
Stablecoins are the form of digital money whose value is tied to an external asset, such as gold or fiat currency, to stabilize its price. These stablecoins are backed by a reserved asset and aim to provide price stability. The price stability is achieved via collateralization or through algorithmic mechanisms of buying and selling reference assets.
How to create stablecoins?
Step 1: Identify the type of stablecoins
The first step is to identify the category of stablecoin that needs to be developed. The two significant types of stablecoins are collateralized and non-collateralized stablecoins. If the requirement is to bring long-term stability, then the preference should be algorithmic stablecoins. But for short-term stability where the underlying asset is reliable, the preference should be collateralized stablecoins. The following factors are necessary to consider to identify the type of stablecoins:
- amount of liquidity required from stablecoins
- decentralization required
- audits required to increase trust and reduce risks in stablecoins
- the complexity of the architecture
Step 2: Determine the technologies and platform to build the stablecoin
Numerous blockchain platforms are available that support the development of stablecoins, such as Ethereum, Tron, EOS and many more. While choosing the blockchain platform, the two main factors to consider are:
- greater interoperability,
- high scalability and transaction bandwidth
Every blockchain platform has its pros and cons. The user will need to identify his requirements, make an informed decision and select the blockchain platform that aligns with those requirements.
Step 3: Maintain the liquidity
Liquidity is the most crucial element for stablecoins. If liquidity is lost, the whole concept of developing stablecoin might go to waste. The following steps can help to ensure liquidity:
- Transaction fees
Revenues from transaction fees are partitioned, of which some part goes to the stablecoin partner and the remaining goes into the liquidity reserve to improve the liquidity.
- Evaluating inflation and value
Integrating an automated monitoring system to offer daily currency and index rates from Personal Consumption Expenditures and Consumer Price Index is necessary.
- Protecting from high supply
Users can redeem or sell stablecoins at current face value minus transaction fees.
Step 4: Create technical and visual designs
Designing stablecoins requires an understanding of the flow of transactions of stablecoins and the working of the entire system. The system design must aim to increase user interactivity with the token. It may include developing designs for web/mobile apps.
Step 5: Integration of blockchain platform and launching to mainnet
It is the development stage where smart contracts are developed to interact with stablecoins and launch nodes on the blockchain platform. Once the features of the stablecoins are developed and connected to the blockchain backend, launch it to the testnet. Fix all the issues that might arise and finally launch the stablecoin to the mainnet.
Cryptocurrencies majorly emphasize creating less volatile and more liquid digital assets. The world easily accepts Stablecoins as they can facilitate transactions without friction among the stakeholders and the parties that shuttle between crypto and fiat. If you’re planning to create stablecoin for your project, hiring an expert blockchain development company that can develop stablecoins for you is advisable.
Record Chinese warplane intrusion into Taiwan’s skies
Taiwan-China military tensions peak. Thirty-five Chinese warplanes have violated Taiwan’s air defense borders. Inside were four H-8 warplanes capable of carrying out atomic bombings. Taiwan has deployed missile systems along its borders in response to Chinese military provocations. The BBC reported on Saturday.
On Saturday, Taiwan’s Premier Tus Tseng Chang complained, ‘China is closely involved in military aggression. They are destroying the peace and stability of the region. ” Beijing has not yet commented on the infiltration.
Taiwan’s Defense Ministry said in a statement that 25 Chinese planes flew over the Partas Islands on Friday. In the second phase of the evening, 13 aircraft practiced at the same place.
On Friday (October 1), on the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, the country issued a warning by sending its fighter jets to the border with Taiwan.
China sees Taiwan as an isolated province of its own, but Taiwan has been claiming itself as a sovereign state. Meanwhile, Taiwan is increasing its military strength with the help of the United States. But Washington has warned China not to interfere in its internal affairs.
Astronomical Events in October 2021: October 7 – Draconids Meteor Shower
The old farmer’s almanac predicts warm days and cooler nights from October seventh through ninth this year. The only chance of rain looks to be during the day on October eighth and clearing in the evening for most folks across the nation. In a particular stroke of good luck, the moon will be in its new phase, leaving plenty of clear night sky for everyone to enjoy. All of this is good news because it’s time to break out the blankets and binoculars; the Draconids are coming.
When Does the Draconids Meteor Shower Start
You can expect to start seeing the Draconids at a rate of about five to seven meteors per hour on October sixth after dark. The meteors will increase, reaching their peak near 11 pm on October seventh and stretching into October eighth before dawn. You can expect to see 10 to 15 meteors per hour at their peak if the sky is clear and free of light pollution. To have the best chance of viewing the Draconids, try to observe the meteor shower when the constellation Draco is the highest in the night sky.
All You Need To Know About the Draconids Meteor Shower
The Draconids meteors come from tiny pieces of debris left behind by the comet 21P Giacobini-Zinner. This small comet takes a little over six years to orbit the Sun. When it re-enters the solar system, it sprays a stream of debris into space. The residue is what makes up the Draconids meteor shower that occurs each October. Because the comet is small and the debris is also light, the showers are usually weak though there have been recorded meteor storms wherein 1,000 meteors per hour were registered.
What To Plan During the Draconids Meteor Shower
All astronomical events carry with them great energy. The new moon will just be coming into its cycle while the meteors radiate from the constellation Draco. Use this powerful timing to harness some celestial energy at play to find lost objects or talk to a deceased loved one. • New moon rituals
The new moon is a time to appreciate beginnings. While meteors are the debris of a comet that has passed, they can also show that transitions can be beautiful and powerful. It also can be beneficial to use the illumination gained from past life readings for reflection during this time. Use your time star gazing to focus on your intentions for the new cycle. For every meteor you see, speak an affirmation into the night sky. Meteor shower rituals
The Draconids are specific to the constellation Draco, meaning the dragon. Because meteors are often known for their unique composition of space debris and ore, meteor shower rituals often include the charging of crystals. You can use the added energy from the radiant point of Draco and the Draconids meteor shower to recharge your crystals, particularly that of iron, for healing work.
To learn more about how the new moon or other astrological events can be powerful catalysts for change in your life or to harness energy to make a stronger connection to your past, schedule a session with an online psychic today.
A Refreshing and Unique Perspective in the World of Hip Hop: Diverse Artist Lanelle Tyler Unveils New Single with Doley P.O.B
Brooklyn, New York- September 29th, 2021-Bringing a refreshing and dynamic new vibe to the world of Hip Hop, Lanelle Tyler is set to soar, with a stirring new Hip Hop single. Titled “Trenches”, the new single showcases the rising artist’s magnetic song writing prowess, coupled with memorable rhythms and tunes.
Complemented by talented artist Doley P.O.B, Lanelle Tyler brings a breath of fresh air to the beloved genre, shedding lights on an authentic musical style. Using music to achieve his life’s purpose of gaining wisdom and influencing his generation (generation Y) and those succeeding it, Lanelle Tyler showcases a unique musical talent.
Bringing positivity to the world of Hip Hop and Rap, the promising artist remains inspired to remain in the ‘now’, battling all insecurities and inhibitions of the past, and paving for himself a new path. With each new track, Lanelle Tyler hopes to accomplish his goals of crafting a successful musical career and creating opportunities for others.
“Ultimately, “Gen Y” has shown me there is unlimited potential within myself, it’s up to me to access it. I am honored to be committed to Gen Y at world’s request. Gen Y All Day EveryDay!” says Lanelle Tyler regarding his musical inspirations.
Presave “Trenches”: https://unitedmasters.com/m/6144aaf986f548114fd50aeb
Follow the artist on social media to keep track of new releases, and feel free to contact through email for interviews, reviews, and/or collaborations.
Hailing from Bedford, Stuyvesant, and having grown in Brooklyn New York, Lanelle Tyler is a talented singer-songwriter and artist. A Sagittarius, Lanelle Tyler remains engrossed in the art of musical content, and plays the Tenor saxophone, and piano as a hobby.
Lanelle Tyler also has a penchant to rehearse and perform in front of his audience because the visceral reactions help him understand that listeners can connect to his art. With each new track, the seasoned artist hopes to spread positivity and compassion, traversing his unique musical voyage.
Doley P.O.B is a talented powerhouse in the world of Hip Hop, who hails from Brooklyn, New York. Having gotten into the world of music after high school, the artist unveiled his first original musical content in 2018. Drawing influence from the likes of Torey Lanez and J.I Prince of New York, the artist is currently working on a new 7-track EP, “D.I.D v1”, which is set to drop in November. Showcasing a versatile musical spirit, Doley independently writes all his music and has also penned singles for other budding artists.
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