When Voices Are Raised: The St. Louis County Council delayed a vote on controversial bills curbing County Executive Sam Page’s and the health department’s authority to issue emergency orders during the COVID-19 pandemic. There was not enough time at the October 13 meeting to hear 2,230 comments sent to the council. The council plans to hear all 2,230 comments before voting on these measures, which is expected to take up to four days.
Banning Holocaust Denial: October 12 Facebook statement: “Today we are updating our hate speech policy to prohibit any content that denies or distorts the Holocaust. Organizations that study trends in hate speech are reporting increases in online attacks against many groups worldwide, and we continue our efforts to remove it. We have banned more than 250 white supremacist organizations and updated our policies to address militia groups and QAnon.”