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Political Bickering Prolongs the Digital Divide

The digital divide unites strange bedfellows. Satya Nadella frets about it; his company, Microsoft, finds that half the country isn’t using the internet at speeds capable of maintaining a half-decent Zoom call. In Nadella’s home state of Washington, Republican congressperson Cathy McMorris Rodgers shares his concern, even though she’s introduced legislation prohibiting municipalities from building their own networks to help bridge the divide. She is no fan of President Joe Biden and Joe Biden is no fan of the divide either. Joe Biden is, however, a fan of municipal networks.

Among Democrat and Republican proposals alike, a nice round number

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Savannah Rep. on committee that will redraw Georgia’s political lines

Later this year, the Georgia legislature will take on the once-a-decade task of redrawing the state’s voting districts, and a local representative will have a hand in the process.

State Rep. Carl Gilliard (D-Garden City) is on the Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment Committee this year, which means he’ll be part of the group that draws the district lines Georgia will use for the next decade. 

The process itself is inherently political, and the stakes are high, and the party currently occupying a majority of the seats in the state legislature — Republicans — will get the final say on

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What is redistricting and how does Georgia redraw the political lines?

This year, the Georgia legislature will tackle one of the most pivotal facets of the political process: redistricting

Redistricting is the process by which Georgia’s voting districts are created, and it touches nearly every part of the political system: congressional seats, as well as state house and senate districts. The whole pie is on the table. 

It’s inherently political, and the stakes are high, and the party currently occupying a majority of the seats in the state legislature — Republicans — will get the final say on the matter.

The process only happens once every 10 years, the

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The Technology 202: Facebook is still freezing all its political donations. Eventually, it may have to make a choice.

By contrast, in the wake of Jan. 6, Microsoft, Google and Amazon all eventually decided to suspend contributions just to members who voted against certifying the election results in favor of President Biden. Microsoft on Friday afternoon was the latest to announce such a policy, and it also said it would establish new Democracy Forward Initiative to support organizations that promote public transparency, campaign finance reform and voting rights. 

Facebook previously said it would continue this controversial pause until at least the end of the quarter as it reviews its processes. An indefinite suspension will likely prove untenable, as

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