President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden will be traveling to Buffalo, New York, to show solidarity with the community after a white supremacist targeted Black people at a supermarket and left 10 people dead. It's the deadliest racist attack since Biden took office last year, and it's another manifestation of the bigotry that he vowed to confront while running for president. Biden says it was the 2017 white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia — and President Donald Trump's ambivalent reaction — that drove him to run. Biden plans to visit a memorial in Buffalo on Tuesday morning before meeting with victims' families.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk says his deal to buy Twitter can't move forward unless the company shows public proof that less than 5% of the accounts on the social media platform are fake or spam.
Experts are calling for a broader discussion around livestreams after a white gunman killed 10 Black people at a Buffalo supermarket. The self-described white supremacist mounted a GoPro camera to his helmet to stream his assault live on Twitch, the video game streaming platform. Twitch and other sites like Twitter and Facebook have learned painful lessons from dealing with the violent videos that now often accompany such shootings. Experts are discussing whether livestreams should exist at all, since once such videos go online, they’re almost impossible to erase completely.
The first electoral aftershocks from legislative redistricting earlier this year are about to be felt. Pennsylvania voters are going to the polls on Tuesday to pick primary candidates for Congress, 203 state House seats and 25 Senate districts. Below the marquee races for governor and U.S. Senate, there are primary contests for 17 congressional districts. The state’s 18-member delegation to the U.S. House had been split evenly between Democrats and Republicans before a seat was lost because of 2020 Census numbers. There also is a primary for lieutenant governor. The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.