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This Politician Is Being Dragged All Over Twitter For His Cinco De Mayo ‘Joke’

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee decided to use a moment of his time to commemorate Cinco de Mayo. However, the tweet is, well, pretty tone deaf and it has led to a backlash. It isn’t clear if Huckabee thought that this would be a funny joke or if he just wanted to stir the pot to get some attention. Either way, his claim to “drink an entire jar of hot salsa” to celebrate Cinco de Mayo bombed spectacularly. Here’s what happened:

This was how former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee commemorated Cinco de Mayo.


Now, this tweet could either be a very tone deaf joke about Cinco de Mayo or dude is just trying to get everyone riled up to get some attention.

Go ahead and get your shock out of the way now.

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*deep breath in and deep breath out*

Needless to say, the tweet was not well received.


FYI, it’s cerdo racista.

Some people just didn’t know how to take the tweet.


Like, do you want us to be mad at you or are you just tweeting recklessly and not thinking twice about it?

For a couple people, they are reaching their wits’ end with these kinds of “jokes.”


*eye roll*

But some people pointed out that we really shouldn’t be surprised since Huckabee is always talking about food.


Seriously. Trevor Noah did a whole bit on “The Daily Show” about how everything Huckabee talks about comes back to food.

Speaking of food…


Dayum.

A few people offered him a drink to curb the spice from the whole jar of salsa he claims to be drinking.


While some people took him at his word…


Others were quick to clarify what they think Huckabee meant by “hot salsa.”


Not everyone was buying his tweet as authentic.


Can anyone name something Huckabee has done since his failed presidential bid?

And so many people weren’t able to see the tweet since Huckabee loves that block button.


If you are wondering what is up with the dog reference, here’s a quick article explaining the situation.

But this tweet sums up the sentiment of Huckabee’s tweet best:


And boo him they did.


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Twitter’s AIs Prefer Ted Cruz With Boobs And White Skin Over Black

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Twitter’s AIs Prefer Ted Cruz With Boobs And White Skin Over Black

Ever notice how on some social platforms like Twitter or Instagram that you yourself are mysteriously unable to crop your display images on your own? That’s because Twitter prefers to let their algorithms make the decision. Over the weekend users on Twitter discovered the surprising dangers of letting algorithms crop your own images.

Education tech researcher Colin Madland drew attention to the issue while speaking out about how the video-calling program Zoom, often crops the head out of his black person coworker while on calls.

It didn’t take long for Madland and other users to discover that Twitter’s AIs use discriminatory equations to prioritize certain faces as well. In short, the social platform’s AIs prefer white faces over Black ones.

In response to the discoveries, a Twitter spokesperson acknowledged that the company was looking into the issue “Our team did test for bias before shipping the model and did not find evidence of racial or gender bias in our testing. But it’s clear from these examples that we’ve got more analysis to do. We’re looking into this and will continue to share what we learn and what actions we take,” they stated.

Of course, Madland’s discovery is nothing new. In 2019, test results from the National Institute of Standards and Technology revealed that some of the strongest algorithms online were much more likely to confuse the faces of Black women than those of white women, or Black or white men. “The NIST test challenged algorithms to verify that two photos showed the same face, similar to how a border agent would check passports,” Wired points out. “At sensitivity settings where Idemia’s algorithms falsely matched different white women’s faces at a rate of one in 10,000, it falsely matched black women’s faces about once in 1,000—10 times more frequently. A one in 10,000 false match rate is often used to evaluate facial recognition systems.”

Still, it didn’t take long for users on the platform to ask what other physical preferences Twitter has.

Turns out the AIs prefer Ted Cruz with large anime breasts over a normal-looking Ted Cruz.

(To better understand this Tweet, click the link above)

The user who tested the image of Cruz, found that Twitter’s algorithm on the back end selected what part of the picture it would showcase in the preview and ultimately chose both images of Cruz with a large anime chest.

It’s nothing new that Twitter has its massive problems.

For a platform that so controls and oversees so much of what we consume and how we now operate, it’s scary to know how Twitter chooses to display people with different skin tones. The round of jokes and Twitter experiments by users has only revived concerns on how “learning” computer algorithms fuel real-world biases like racism and sexism.

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Cardi B And Sister Sued Over Video Claiming To Show ‘Racist MAGA Supporters’

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Cardi B And Sister Sued Over Video Claiming To Show ‘Racist MAGA Supporters’

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Cardi B and her sister are being sued for defamation of character after a viral video taken by Hennessy Carolina Almánzar. The video shows two men, one wearing a MAGA hat, and one woman telling Hennessy to move her car, which is parked on the beach.

Earlier this month, Cardi B shared a video taken by her sister showing a confrontation over where a car was parked.

Cardi B, who is notorious for having widely broadcast Twitter feuds with people, posted the video in response to a tweet from Candace Owens. Owens is a controversial conservative figure whose brand is all about shock and awe. Owens famously said she thinks it would be okay if “Hitler just wanted to make Germany great and have things run well.”

Immediately, there was skepticism about the incident since the video starts during the confrontation.

Responding to nay-sayers, Cardi B shared a video of her sisters voice messages sent to her IG DMs. Hennessy claims in the messages that the white men were the aggressors against her and her girlfriend while they were on the beach.

The videos did not convince some people that her sister wasn’t in the wrong.

Cardi B’s tweet is filled with responses questioning the video and denying its authenticity. The argument immediately turned political because of the mention of Trump and Trump supporters. The conversation on Twitter is divided among people who believe Cardi B and her sister and those who don’t.

Now, Cardi B and Hennessy are being sued by the beachgoers in the video.

“These peaceful Suffolk County residents were quietly enjoying a Sunday at the Smith Point beach with their families, when rap celebrity Hennessy Carolina suddenly approached them, raging, spitting, insulting, assaulting, defaming and threatening them, all the while videotaping them because one of them wore a MAGA hat,” beachgoers’ Miller Place attorney John Ray said, according to ABC7NYC.

The lawsuit claims defamation of character because of the language used in the video against them.

According to Billboard, plaintiffs Peter Caliendo, Pauline Caliendo, and Manuel Alarcon claim that they had approached Hennessy and her girlfriend, Michelle Diaz, blocked them in with how she parked her car. The lawsuit states that the men asked for Diaz to move her car and that’s when Hennessy started to record the video and hurl names and insults at them.

This story is developing and mitú will be updating as the story unfolds.

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