The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Friday June 5)

June 5, 2020

Here are the top stories in the world today.

Military leaders condemn Trump over protest response

President Donald Trump is facing an unprecedented revolt from the elite corps of ex-military leaders and presidents over his brazen response to mass protests and inflaming of racial divides.

Video captures police officer in Florida kneeling on a man’s neck during an arrest

A Florida police department has launched an internal investigation after a video surfaced on social media showing a Sarasota police officer kneeling on a man’s neck during an arrest.

Wildfire destroys homes and forces evacuations in northern California

A California fire department is battling a four-alarm wildfire near the Suisun City Wildlife Center in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Protesters in London mourn George Floyd and blast Trump

The police killing of George Floyd has resonated around the world. In London – some 4,000 miles from where Floyd died in Minnesota – thousands of protesters gathered on Wednesday to show solidarity with mourning Americans.

Some YouTubers say they plan to donate their ad revenue from videos to Black Lives Matter movement

After George Floyd’s death at the hand of Minneapolis police, thousands took to the streets to protest, or opened their wallets to donate to help support the Black Lives Matter movement.

American portrait innovator Elsa Dorfman has died at age 83

Written by Hena Sharma, CNN American photographer Elsa Dorfman, known for her intimate large-scale portraits of well-known figures including Bob Dylan, Allen Ginsberg and Faye Dunaway, died last Saturday at age 83.

Tech group files first lawsuit challenging Trump’s social media executive order

A nonprofit advocacy group partially funded by Big Tech has filed a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s executive order on social media, marking Silicon Valley’s first major legal effort to resist the plan.

Airbnb hosts are planning to sell off their properties because of the pandemic

For Amy Offield, it was always a dream to run an Airbnb vacation rental in Galveston, Texas. Then the pandemic hit.

Safety is now the sexiest word in travel

(CNN) – Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts collaborating with Johns Hopkins Medicine International. Montage International teaming with primary care provider One Medical. For French hospitality company Accor, the partner is insurance firm AXA, and with Hilton, it’s Lysol. And then there’s the new safety stamp from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

Jimmy Carter: Powerful People Must Say ‘No More’ To Racist Justice System

Jimmy Carter is the latest former president to speak out about the police killing of George Floyd, calling on people in power to provide more than lip service to improving what he termed “a racially discriminatory police and justice system.”

Trump Defends Church Photo Op: ‘I Think It Was Very Symbolic’

President Donald Trump is standing by his decision to pose with a Bible outside St. John’s Church in Washington on Monday ― a stunt that drew swift and harsh rebukes from two of the city’s top prelates.

Obama Offers Further Support Of Anti-Racism Protests: ‘I’m Proud Of You Guys’

Former President Barack Obama held a virtual town hall on Wednesday in support of anti-racism protests, signaling his increasing willingness to step into the political fray after years of staying largely on the sidelines. Obama’s remarks at the event largely focused on how protesters who are outraged by the police killing of George Floyd and systemic racism in the U.S.

Trump Brutally Mocked For Saying He Went To Bunker Just To Inspect It

A lot of Twitter users apparently think President Donald Trump’s explanation for his Friday bunker visit was, well, bunk. The Secret Service rushed the president and his family underground bunker during anti-racist protests in Washington, D.C., last Friday night.

Fitbit has developed a ventilator to help COVID-19 patients

Just like Dyson and NASA before it, Fitbit has now designed a ventilator in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Unveiled on Wednesday, the Fitbit Flow is an “easy-to-use, and low-cost” emergency ventilator designed in consultation with healthcare workers treating COVID-19 patients.

Encrypted Signal app downloads skyrocket amidst nationwide protests

When the police state comes knocking, a little bit of privacy goes a long way. As peaceful protesters across the nation are repeatedly brutalized by law enforcement, people have turned in record numbers to the encrypted messaging app Signal to protect their conversations.

TV cops call for other TV cops to step up and donate

You have to either be foolish or actively part of the problem if you fail to recognize at this point that there’s a policing problem in the United States. You know who isn’t a fool? Griffin Newman, star of The Tick and co-host of the Blank Check podcast.

Elizabeth Warren and her very good dog Bailey joined the Washington D.C. protests

Less than half an hour before the official curfew started in Washington D.C., thousands of protesters were still walking peacefully in the streets of the capital. Among them were Sen. Elizabeth Warren, her husband Bruce Mann, and their dog Bailey.

Shaquille O’Neal talks about George Floyd, protesting, and fighting for justice

Shaquille O’Neal is best known for being one of the most famous basketball players of all time – but he also has law enforcement training, and a few years ago he was considering running for Sheriff in order to heal the divide between police and the community.

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