What’s Trending? 📈 The fate of the Supreme Court

What’s Trending?

WHAT’S TRENDING THIS WEEK

  • The country is mourning the loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away on Friday after battling a recurrence of pancreatic cancer. Her death leaves a hole in our hearts and our movement, but also in the highest court. The conversation quickly shifted to the fight over a Supreme Court vacancy, with Mitch McConnell hypocritically promising a vote on a nominee before the election. The right’s #FillTheSeat trend garnered over 93,000 posts, and progressives’ #OurCourt earned 2,032.
  • According to a report by the New York Times, emails from a former top Trump health official show how the administration refused to accept the CDC science on the coronavirus pandemic and worked to silence the agency. This follows a distressing pattern of this administration manipulating CDC coronavirus data: on vaccines, testing, and virality. Meanwhile, more than 200,000 have died from the coronavirus.

WHAT WE’RE HEARING ON SOCIAL

5 best-performing Facebook posts by total interactions among 200 of the largest conservative and progressive pages for the week of September 15–September 21, according to CrowdTangle
Top Facebook posts from progressive pages about hypocrisy and health care, according to CrowdTangle

SAY IT WITH ME

  • Mark Zuckerberg admitted to employees that Facebook is likely to fare better under Republicans, according to a recent report from Bloomberg.
  • The company’s well-documented acquiescence to conservatives becomes even more dangerous the closer we draw to Election Day, as Trump and far-right news sites’ spread of disinformation goes largely unchecked.

ON MY RADAR

  • Saturday, September 26, Supermajority (@Supermajority) is hosting Supercharge 2020: a streaming celebration and national day of action packed with the inspiring voices of powerful women politicians, grassroots fighters, and artists. RSVP here!
  • Tuesday, September 29, is the first 2020 presidential debate. It will be from 9–10:30 p.m. ET and will be aired on all major networks.

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