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Democrats Are Stealing African Children

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Getty
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Getty

ABUJA, Nigeria—Just days after Twitter announced that it’s no longer letting the QAnon conspiracy theory run rampant on its site, the theory’s promoters began to target media in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation and the world’s biggest Black society, sending emails depicting United States Democrats as anti-Black to multiple newsrooms and individual journalists. 

In one email sent to multiple journalists, including news staff of Cool FM, Wazobia FM and Nigeria Info FM—Nigeria’s three biggest private radio stations—the sender, who goes by the name “William Gyado,” claimed a U.S. government agent with access to classified information involving the Trump administration and its American opponents had found that “there is a worldwide cabal of Satan-worshipping pedophiles who rule and control almost everything in the world” and that these pedophiles are Americans who exploit Black people, including children in West Africa, and brutalize African Americans using law-enforcement

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Sexist jokes, sausage parties, and ‘lazy man insults’

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Welcome back to Byte Me, our feminist newsletter that makes everyone mad

Some updates from us: Anouk is on a family holiday into the wild Dutch wilderness, Cara got her IUD fixed, and Georgina is going camping, and while she wants to be a cool “camping” kind of girl, she’s just not sure she is.

Each month, our gloriously gifted designer, Saïna, illustrates a weird comment or tweet we receive from one of TNW’s misogynistic, or just funny, readers. This month’s comes from a whole bunch of whiny men who stumbled across our Facebook page:

Ugh We’RE So sORrY we tainted science with our dumb wiener jokes. Here’s an illustration, to make up for it:

[Also read our previous issue: Byte Me #17: LGBTQ+ rights in Georgia, straight allyship, and Twitch predators]

the bloody news

  • Women have been posting flattering black-and-white

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Residents Make Dean’s List At Illinois Wesleyan

NORTHBROOK, IL — We’re keeping track of all the major higher education accomplishments of area students. Send your submissions to [email protected]

Local students named to Illinois Wesleyan University’s Spring 2020 Dean’s List

Illinois Wesleyan University’s Dean’s List for the spring semester of the 2019-20 academic year consisted of 831 students from 29 states and 16 countries. The following local students made the list:

  • Ellen Gilbert, of Northbrook, a sophomore majoring in Psychology.

  • Leah Matlin, of Northbrook, a first-year majoring in Undecided.

To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must earn a GPA of 3.50 or better during the semester, based on 4.0 for straight As.

Merit Pages News

Area residents make dean’s list at Lawrence University

Lawrence University students were named to the 2020 Dean’s List, an annual honor roll of students demonstrating exemplary academic performance. The Dean’s List is compiled at the end of the academic

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Microsoft Tries To Salvage Deal To Buy TikTok, Appease Trump

(Bloomberg) — Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella spoke with U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday to salvage the company’s effort to buy TikTok’s operations in the U.S. and several other countries.

Talks to buy the music video app will move quickly “in a matter of weeks” and are expected to be completed no later than Sept. 15, Microsoft said in a statement. The company will continue to engage Trump and the U.S. government.

The purchase would result in Microsoft owning and operating TikTok in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Microsoft said it may invite other American investors to take minority stakes in the company, which is owned by one of China’s largest tech companies, ByteDance Ltd.

Microsoft pledged to add more security, privacy and digital safety protections and ensure that all private data of Americans be transferred back to the U.S. and deleted from servers outside

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