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Ryan Dorsey Says Son Josey, 5, Has Been ‘So Strong’ & ‘Brave’ Since Tragic Death Of Mom Naya Rivera

The late Naya Rivera’s ex-husband Ryan Dorsey says he’s so proud of their son Josey, calling their “resilient’ little boy, ‘strong, brave and so kind’ since her tragic drowning death in 2020.

Ryan Dorsey and the late Naya Rivera‘s son Josey just celebrated his first holiday season without his beloved mom, who drowned during a boating outing in July 2020. The 37-year-old actor says that his son is so “strong and brave,” in a new Instagram post showing how Ryan’s favorite NFL team the Carolina Panthers gifted five-year-old Josey with plenty of team gear for Christmas.

In the Jan. 21 IG #ThrowbackThursday share, a smiling Josey could be seen wearing a large knit cap with a big panther’s face on top. He also showed off an official “Team Member” badge on a neck lanyard. Josey sat next to a white box table with the panther’s logo on it, and a turquoise and black “Sir Purr” pillow with a panther paw print on it. A team banner with their motto “Keep Pounding” could be seen behind Josey, hanging on his bedroom wall.

“Shout to @panthers and @sirpurr for sending us some sweet holiday swag. We really appreciate it. This little boy…man…I couldn’t be any prouder of someone. At such a young age, he’s endured more than anyone should at 5 years old,” Ryan began in the caption.

“Without even fully realizing it, he lives the #keeppounding mantra every day with his resilience,” the Yellowstone star continued. He said of his son, “You’re so strong, so brave, and so kind. I will always be proud of you and we will always #keeppounding b/c that’s all we can do.”

Ryan added, “To everyone that had a tough 2020…you will never forget it, we think about it every day and I feel for you and vibrate alongside you on that frequency…I hope you can find some way to go on with your days, to persevere – no matter how hard it is. All the love. #keeppounding.”

Ryan Dorsey has been raising his son Josey by late ex-wife Naya Rivera following her her tragic July 2020 drowning in a California lake. He says his son is so ‘brave’ and ‘resilient’ despite the devastating loss of his mom. Photo credit: MEGA/SplashNews

Naya tragically drowned while taking Josey out on a boating trip on Southern California’s Lake Piru on July 8, 2020. The pair went for a swim in the water when Sheriff’s officials believe the pontoon boat began to drift away from them. The former Glee star sacrificed her own life to save her son’s by getting him safely back aboard the boat, while she was unable to do so for herself.

After her body was found on July 13 following an extensive search of the lake, Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayub told reporters that “She mustered enough energy to get her son back onto the boat, but not enough to save herself.” According to little Josey via an autopsy report released on Sept. 13, Naya’s final word was a cry for “‘help as she put her arm in the air,” the report said. “She then disappeared into the water.” Since her death, Naya’s sister Nickayla has moved in with Ryan to help him raise Josey in the absence of the boy’s beloved mom.

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How Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey decided to ban Trump permanently

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was reluctant to ban President Donald Trump’s account, and only acted after his team said that Trump’s tweets were inspiring calls for violence among his supporters on Parler, according to a new report.

As well, anxious Twitter employees compared the situation to IBM’s work for the Nazis during World War II, pleading with him to ban Trump. 

Dorsey was working remotely a private island in French Polynesia on January 6 when Trump’s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, and his top lieutenants pushed to suspend the president’s account, according to an account in the New York Times.

Twitter was the first social media company to act against Trump after the Capitol riot, locking his account for 12 hours before ultimately issuing the permanent ban. Facebook, its subsidiary Instagram, and Snapchat quickly followed suit with indefinite bans.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was reluctant to ban President Donald Trump’s account, and only acted after his team said that Trump’s tweets were inspiring calls for violence

Twitter was the first social media company to act against Trump after the Capitol riot, locking his account for 12 hours before ultimately issuing the permanent ban

Twitter was the first social media company to act against Trump after the Capitol riot, locking his account for 12 hours before ultimately issuing the permanent ban

How did IBM help Nazis during WWII?

Both the U.S. government and Nazi Germany used IBM punch-card technology for some parts of their internment camp operations and record keeping.

IBM’s German subsidiary was accused of helping with records at Nazi concentration camps. 

IBM says its German operation, along with those of other foreign companies, was effectively seized by the Nazis during the war. 

According to the Times, Dorsey signed off on the permanent ban after two of Trump’s January 8 tweets were seen to be inspiring radical responses among his supporters.

In one of the tweets, Trump said that he would not attend the presidential inauguration on January 20. In another, he called his supporters ‘great American Patriots’ and said they would ‘have a GIANT VOICE’ in the future.

The tweets were not explicit calls for violence, but Twitter’s safety team monitored the response on alternative social networking site Parler, which is popular among right-wingers, and told Dorsey that Trump’s supporters had seized on Trump’s latest tweets.

One Twitter employee saw a Trump fan on Parler urge militias to stop President-elect Joe Biden from entering the White House and to fight anyone who tried to halt them, according to the Times.

Twitter’s safety team alluded to the two Trump tweets in a public blog post about the ban, saying that they ‘were highly likely to encourage and inspire people to replicate the criminal acts that took place at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.’

Many Twitter employees had long called for Trump to be banned from the platform, but Dorsey was reluctant to take such a step.

Dorsey signed off on the permanent ban after two of Trump's January 8 tweets were seen to be inspiring radical responses among his supporters

Dorsey signed off on the permanent ban after two of Trump’s January 8 tweets were seen to be inspiring radical responses among his supporters

Dorsey had long defended the company’s policy of protecting the accounts of world leaders, arguing their public statements were newsworthy even when their tweets violated the company’s policies.

Prior to January 6, Twitter had only deleted the tweets of a world leader on two occasions, when the leaders of Brazil and Venezuela promoted fake cures for coronavirus.

Following the events of January 6, furious Twitter employees began circulating an internal petition calling anew for Trump’s ban. 

Several invoked IBM’s collaboration with the Nazis, saying that history would judge Twitter in the same light, current and former employees told the Times.

Dorsey acquiesced, but his mixed feelings on the issue were apparent in a lengthy public statement he issued on January 13, saying Twitter made the ‘right decision’ but adding the ban sets a dangerous precedent.

‘Having to take these actions fragment the public conversation. They divide us. They limit the potential for clarification, redemption, and learning. And sets a precedent I feel is dangerous: the power an individual or corporation has over a part of the global public conversation,’ Dorsey wrote. 

Following its ban on Trump, Twitter broadened its crackdown last weekend, banning 70,000 accounts it said were linked to the QAnon conspiracy theory, which proposes that Trump is fighting an evil global cabal of Satan-worshiping pedophiles.

Twitter said in a statement it had initiated the broader bans to ‘protect the conversation on our service from attempts to incite violence, organize attacks, and share deliberately misleading information about the election outcome.’ 

On Thursday, Dorsey held a virtual company meeting addressing the bans, video of which was quickly leaked by an employee to the conservative activist group Project Veritas.

His message to employees appeared to be that the ban on Trump was just the beginning of a sweeping new approach to moderation. 

Jack Dorsey, pictured in October testifying before Congress, held a virtual town hall this week

Jack Dorsey, pictured in October testifying before Congress, held a virtual town hall this week

He told staff in the clip: ‘You should always feel free to express yourself in whatever format manifestation feels right.

‘We do intend to do the full retro as I said in my note, it is going to take some time.

‘And then the other thing, just to close out a little bit: we are focused on one account right now. 

‘But this is going to be much bigger than just one account.

‘And it’s going to go on for much longer than just this day, this week. 

‘And the next few weeks and go on beyond the inauguration. We have to expect that, we have to be ready for that.’ 

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defends banning Trump as the right decision

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has said that banning President Donald Trump from Twitter was the ‘right decision’ but added the ban sets a dangerous precedent.

Dorsey spoke out in series of Tweets on Wednesday musing about the permanent ban Twitter handed down last week after Trump’s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol.

‘I do not celebrate or feel pride’ in the ban, Dorsey wrote, adding ‘I believe this was the right decision for Twitter. We faced an extraordinary and untenable circumstance, forcing us to focus all of our actions on public safety.’ 

‘Offline harm as a result of online speech is demonstrably real, and what drives our policy and enforcement above all,’ he continued.

‘Having to take these actions fragment the public conversation. They divide us. They limit the potential for clarification, redemption, and learning. And sets a precedent I feel is dangerous: the power an individual or corporation has over a part of the global public conversation,’ Dorsey wrote. 

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has said that banning President Donald Trump from Twitter was the ‘right decision’ but added the ban sets a dangerous precedent

Dorsey went on to express concern over the actions of Amazon, Apple and Google, which took Twitter competitor offline over the weekend after it became a haven for Trump supporters.

Apple and Google removed Parler their app stores, making it unavailable on smartphones. Parler’s entire site also went offline this week after Amazon ceased to provide hosting services to the company. 

‘The check and accountability on this power has always been the fact that a service like Twitter is one small part of the larger public conversation happening across the internet,’ he wrote. 

‘This concept was challenged last week when a number of foundational internet tool providers also decided not to host what they found dangerous,’ he continued. ‘This moment in time might call for this dynamic, but over the long term it will be destructive to the noble purpose and ideals of the open internet.’

Dorsey spoke out in series of Tweets musing about the permanent ban Twitter handed down last week after Trump's supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol

Dorsey spoke out in series of Tweets musing about the permanent ban Twitter handed down last week after Trump’s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol

Meanwhile, Snapchat confirmed on Wednesday that its indefinite suspension of Trump has been extended to a permanent ban.

‘Last week we announced an indefinite suspension of President Trump’s Snapchat account, and have been assessing what long term action is in the best interest of our Snapchat community,’ Snapchat told The Wrap in a statement. 

‘In the interest of public safety, and based on his attempts to spread misinformation, hate speech, and incite violence, which are clear violations of our guidelines, we have made the decision to permanently terminate his account.’ 

Facebook and its subsidiary Instagram had already issued indefinitely suspended Trump last week.

On Wednesday, YouTube suspended the Trump campaign’s channel for at least a week amid concerns over ‘ongoing potential for violence,’ meaning the channel will be locked through the end of Trump’s term.

‘After careful review, and in light of concerns about the ongoing potential for violence, we removed new content uploaded to the Donald J. Trump channel and issued a strike for violating our policies for inciting violence,’ a YouTube spokesperson said in an emailed statement.

Snapchat confirmed on Wednesday that its indefinite suspension of Trump has been extended to a permanent ban

Snapchat confirmed on Wednesday that its indefinite suspension of Trump has been extended to a permanent ban

Under the suspension, Trump’s channel is temporarily prevented from uploading new videos or live streams for at least seven days, although the channel remains live, YouTube said.

The official White House YouTube channel now remains one of Trump’s only ways to directly reach American citizens through social media.

On Wednesday night, he issued a video statement on the channel soon after the House voted to impeach him for a second time, on a charge of ‘incitement of insurrection.’

The president said the January 6 Capitol riot ‘angered and appalled millions of Americans across the political spectrum.’

‘I want to be very clear. I unequivocally condemn the violence that we saw last week,’ Trump said, clearly reading from a prompter.

‘Violence and vandalism have absolutely no place in our country – and no place in our movement.’ 

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Jack Dorsey defends Twitter’s Trump ban, then enthuses about bitcoin

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, in a series of Tweets, explained that he felt banning US President Donald Trump’s account was the right move for the social network. “Offline harm as a result of online speech is demonstrably real, and what drives our policy and enforcement above all,” he wrote.

Dorsey blamed Twitter’s failure “to promote healthy conversation,” acknowledged that Twitter needs to “look critically at inconsistencies of our policy and enforcement,” and said that social platforms needed more transparency around moderation.

Then, Dorsey plugged an effort to build a decentralized standard for social media he began in 2019 when he sought to hire five engineers to work on it. That’s how, eight tweets into a thread on why his company banned Donald Trump, the CEO of Twitter managed to change the subject to his passion for bitcoin.

Five days ago, Twitter permanently banned Trump’s account “due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” the company said in a statement. The ban was instated two days after the president incited a mob broke into the US Capitol to disrupt Congress, which was certifying Joe Biden’s election win. When Twitter banned him, they said two of his tweets incited more violence. Trump was also banned indefinitely by Facebook that day. Yesterday, YouTube suspended his account. Today, the president was banned from Snapchat as well.

Banning the RealDonaldTrump Twitter account had “real and significant ramifications,” Dorsey wrote. Dorsey said that the widespread suspension of the president by many platforms challenged the notion that if people didn’t like Twitter’s rules, they could simply go somewhere else. And though the president can issue a press release or call a press conference whenever he wishes — or simply go on television — Dorsey expressed concern that the enforcement actions might “erode a free and open global internet.”

And that was when bitcoin came up. Dorsey is also CEO of Square, an internet payment company, that bought $50 million of bitcoin as part of a bet on cryptocurrency. Square has accepted bitcoin since 2014. According to Dorsey, bitcoin provides a model for a decentralized model for social media. Dorsey did not elaborate on how such a network might address Twitter’s failures in moderation, creating healthy conversations, or provide for more consistent policy enforcment.

“It’s important that we acknowledge this is a time of great uncertainty and struggle for so many around the world,” Dorsey wrote on Twitter. “Our goal in this moment is to disarm as much as we can, and ensure we are all building towards a greater common understanding, and a more peaceful existence on earth. I believe the internet and global public conversation is our best and most relevant method of achieving this.”

Although Jack Dorsey first proposed the decentralized social media standard he calls “bluesky” in December 2019, today he wrote that Twitter is still “in the process of interviewing and hiring folks.”

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Jack Dorsey says proposed cryptocurrency regulation would create “perverse incentives”

Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter and Square, isn’t happy about the new proposed cryptocurrency regulation. He emphasized how the regulation would hurt Square, a financial services company, in a letter posted to the company website.

In October, Square bought $50 million in bitcoin. The company also has invested heavily in the cryptocurrency ecosystem, so Square has plenty of skin in the game. The regulations create “unnecessary friction and perverse incentives for cryptocurrency customers to avoid regulated entities for cryptocurrency transactions,” Dorsey writes.

The regulation, proposed by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), would require financial institutions (like Square) to collect personal information about the parties involved in cryptocurrency transactions. You can read a deep-dive on them here, but the more important requirement is for financial institutions to collect the name and physical address of both parties of any large transaction they’re involved in.

The regulation aims to help prevent some of the illegal uses of cryptocurrencies, such as drug trafficking, money laundering, and “international terrorist financing.” But Dorsey’s major complaint is that they would create “unnecessary friction” between cryptocurrency users and financial institutions, which could lead to “perverse incentives.”

To put it plainly — were the [regulations] to be implemented as written, Square would be required to collect unreliable data about people who have not opted into our service or signed up as our customers.

To use an example included in the letter, say a parent uses Square to send their daughter $4,000 in bitcoin. Even if the daughter is using a private bitcoin wallet on her own computer, Square would then be obligated to collect her personal information, including her physical address. Dorsey, along with other privacy advocates, sees that as an overreach, particularly given the open nature of the blockchain.

Dorsey argues the regulation could end up driving customers “to use non-custodial wallets or services outside the U.S. to transfer their assets more easily,” leading to FinCEN having “less visibility into the universe of cryptocurrency transactions than it has today.” Put simply, if people have to provide private information to a bank in order to make a transaction, they’ll avoid using the bank — something the CEO describes as a perverse incentive.

What’s more, Dorsey writes, it hampers innovation. “The burdensome information collection and reporting requirements deprive U.S. companies like Square of the chance to compete on a level playing field to enable cryptocurrency as a tool of economic empowerment.”

The letter was submitted as part of the unusually short comment period for the regulation. The standard public comment period for these types of policies is 60 days, but the comment period for this proposal is 15 days — many of which were holidays. The Treasury Department’s reasoning for this is due to “significant national security imperatives,” but it doesn’t provide any further examples.

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Naya Rivera’s ex Ryan Dorsey appears on ABC’s Station 19 five months after her death

Naya Rivera’s ex Ryan Dorsey back on set as he appears on ABC’s Station 19 … five months after her death

Ryan Dorsey is back to work five months after ex-wife Naya Rivera’s tragic death at 33.

The actor, 37, is slated to appear on the ABC firefighting drama Station 19 playing the role of a character named Eddie on its Thursday episode titled Don’t Look Back in Anger.

The Charleston, West Virginia native, who shared five-month-old son Josey with the late Glee actress, posed in a shot with stars Barrett Doss and Jason George as he appeared to be getting worked on in a medical scene on spinoff of Grey’s Anatomy, as Doss and George donned face masks.

The latest: Ryan Dorsey, 37, is back to work five months after ex-wife Naya Rivera’s tragic death at 33, as he’s slated to appear on the ABC firefighting drama Station 19. He posed with stars Jason George and Barrett Doss on the set

He wrote, ‘Tomorrow night on 8PM @ABC, see me/EDDIE on @station19 (thanks for having me!) & see how front line workers deal with insanity under pressure first hand during a pandemic never knowing the type of characters they will encounter.’

Dorsey, who’s also been seen on shows such as Ray Donovan and Justified, thanked Doss and George, who play the respective roles of Victoria Hughes and Dr. Ben Warren, ‘for being easy and fun to work with.’

It marked the first acting project for Dorsey since Rivera had gone missing July 8 while she took their son Josey, four, out on a pontoon boat ride in Lake Piru, California. Josey was subsequently found safe and sleeping on the boat in the hours following his mom’s disappearance.

Rivera’s body was subsequently discovered July 13, as authorities with the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office named her cause of death as accidental drowning.

Tragic: Rivera's body was discovered July 13, as authorities with the Ventura County Medical Examiner¿s Office named her cause of death as accidental drowning

Tragic: Rivera’s body was discovered July 13, as authorities with the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office named her cause of death as accidental drowning

Ryan and Josey were seen in a recent Instagram shot in which they decorated a Christmas tree

Ryan and Josey were seen in a recent Instagram shot in which they decorated a Christmas tree

Rivera’s sister, Nickayla, 25, subsequently moved in to help Dorsey care for the child; they ‘are getting ready for Christmas now,’ a source said, and ‘Ryan and Josey have been decorating,’ as seen in a recent Instagram shot in which they decorated a Christmas tree.

Dorsey was been ‘doing okay’ amid the heartbreaking holidays without Rivera, as he’s ‘very much about keeping Naya’s memory alive,’ an insider told People this week.

The insider added, ‘He often tells Josey, “Mommy would have liked that,”‘ and they ‘look at pictures together and Ryan reminds Josey about all the fun that he had with his mom.’

Dorsey, who was wed to Naya from 2014 until 2018, remains ‘very focused on being the best dad’ and ‘is doing a great job,’ the insider said.

Flashback: Dorsey was wed to Naya from 2014 until 2018; they were snapped in LA in 2016

Flashback: Dorsey was wed to Naya from 2014 until 2018; they were snapped in LA in 2016

Following her death, Dorsey took to Instagram with a moving post, saying, ‘This is so unfair…there’s not enough words to express the hole left in everyone’s hearts. I can’t believe this is life now. I don’t know if I’ll ever believe it. You were just here… We were just in the back swimming with Josey the day before.

‘Life just isn’t fair. I don’t know what to say…I’m thankful for our times and our journey that brought us together and gave us the sweetest and kindest smart little boy we could ever hope for.’

He wrapped up in saying, ‘Life is all about good times and bad times but with Josey it makes the bad a little less so because a part of you will always be with us. He’ll never forget where he came from. We miss you. We will always love you. Love you Meep.’

Station 19 can be seen 8/7c every Thursday on ABC.

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Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, Donates $ 15 Million to Universal Income Pilots in the United States | The State

Dorsey also donated $ 5 million to former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang.

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Jack dorsey, the CEO of Twitter, donated $ 15 million to pilot universal income programs in the United States.

This is Dorsey’s second gift to a group of 30 mayors who plan to work together to launch universal basic income pilot programs. The money is given in the form of cash to Americans without strings attached in order to exacerbate income inequality.

The coalition of mayors founded the Mayors for Guaranteed Income group in June that is committed to exploring direct and recurring cash payments to community members and to advocate for a similar program across the country.

“As mayors, our problems may seem different from city to city, but we are united in our duty to ensure the economic security of our residents, and it is unacceptable that people who have two or three jobs cannot meet basic needs.” said Michael tubbs, mayor of Stockton, California, and founder of the group via press release.

Tubbs, 29, launched a small 18-month guaranteed income experiment in Stockton in early 2019 offering $ 500 dollars a month to 125 residents to spend how they wanted the money, as reported by the Vox site.

Data from the pilot program suggests that most of the beneficiaries spent the money on transportation, utilities, medical care, and debt payments. About 40 percent of the tracked spending was for food, as reported by the University of Berkeley.

Among the cities that have joined the initiative are: Newark, Columbia, Atlanta Compton, St. Paul, The Angels, Jackson, Mississippi, Shreveport, Oakland and Tacoma.

Each of the cities are looking to launch their own basic income program with different sources of funding by creating a task force to find money in the city budget or by forming a public or private partnership, Tubbs told Forbes.

Related: Why the Proposal for a Second $ 600 Stimulus Check Could Succeed

The $ 2.2 trillion CARES Act signed in late March included one-time payments of up to $ 1,200 dollars for Americans earning less than $ 99,000 and an additional $ 600 a week in unemployment benefits. Money was essential to prevent rising levels of poverty, according to research conducted by the Center for Poverty and Social Policy at Columbia University, despite historic levels of unemployment in the country.

Research by the Federal Reserve found that a substantial number of adults said they were vulnerable and could not pay their bills or would have had a difficult time doing so if they had had a hard time doing so if they had been presented with an unexpected $ 400 bill .

Dorsey also donated $ 5 million to the former Democratic presidential candidate and businessman Andrew Yang of the non-profit organization Humanity Forward, which promotes the universal basic income policy, a key part of Yang’s 2020 campaign.

Tubbs lost his bid for re-election to Stockton in November and the universal membership pilot program expires in January.

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Naya Rivera’s ex-husband Ryan Dorsey files ‘wrongful death’ lawsuit


Naya Rivera’s ex-husband, Ryan Dorsey, has reportedly filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of their son Josey.

The 33-year-old Glee actress was reported missing on July 8 when the boat she hired on Lake Piru was found floating with her five-year-old son Josey lying asleep in it.

After a huge search, Naya’s body was found on July 13 and it was announced that she had drowned.

Ryan is claiming that the boat was unsafe to be used and TMZ has reported that he has filed documents claiming that Ventura County is responsible for Naya’s death.

He is saying that the boat hired by Naya did not comply with safety standards.

Ryan Dorsey has filed a ‘wrongful death’ lawsuit after Naya Rivera drowned

Ryan’s attorney Amjad Khan has claimed in the documents that the boat was “not equipped with a safely accessible ladder, adequate rope, an anchor, a radio or any security mechanisms to prevent swimmers from being separated from their boats, nor any flotation or lifesaving devices.”

He says that this is in violation of California law.

Ryan is claiming that if proper safety equipment had been available, the boat would not have drifted away from Naya and Josey when they jumped into the lake for a swim.

Naya Rivera drowned in Lake Piru

He is claiming in the documents, seen by the US media site, that the boat was “rocking back and forth forcefully in the current and wind” on the lake.

Ryan is also claiming that there were no warning signs at the lake to indicate that conditions were dangerous at the time and that the person her rented the boat to Naya didn’t warn her to wear the life jacket that was supplied with the boat.

Ryan has also stated that since the facilities opened at Lake Piru, some 26 people had drowned there.

Naya Rivera was a star of Glee

He states that this ranges from children to fit adults and that some were wearing life jackets and some were not.

The man-made reservoir reopened to the public 43 days after Naya went missing and in the month after that happened, a petition for better warnings about the debris under the water’s surface, was signed by 12,000 people.

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Twitter’s Jack Dorsey and a shirtless Sean Penn take a walk on the beach in Hawaii


Twitter’s Jack Dorsey enjoyed walk on the beach in Hawaii with a shirtless Sean Penn Tuesday, enjoying a break with friends after a testy few months for the tech CEO. 

Dorsey, 43, appeared relaxed as he spent the day with the actor, 60, and Israeli venture capitalist Vivi Nevo, 59. 

In pictures obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com all three men can be seen strolling along the sands in their shorts. Dorsey opted to keep his shirt on while Penn and Nevo went shirtless. 

Onlookers say all three men arrived after lunchtime on Tuesday before all leaving together a few hours later. 

The beach day marks a stark difference from a turbulent year for Twitter’s co-founder in which has faced efforts to push him out of his job, accusations of censorship and a grilling from lawmakers during a Senate hearing. 

Dorsey is not the only Silicon Valley mogul to enjoy his downtime in Hawaii. Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan acquired a 700-plus acre property for $200million in Kauai back in 2014. 

The Facebook CEO is often seen surfing and enjoying beach outings. In July when he was snapped with his face completely covered in white sun lotion, with the image quickly going viral.

Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, right, enjoyed walk on the beach in Hawaii with a shirtless Sean Penn, left, Tuesday

The two men were joined by Israeli venture capitalist Vivi Nevo, 59, center, pictures obtained by DailyMail.com show

The two men were joined by Israeli venture capitalist Vivi Nevo, 59, center, pictures obtained by DailyMail.com show 

In pictures obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com all three men can be seen strolling along the sands in their shorts. Dorsey opted to keep his shirt on while Penn and Nevo went shirtless

In pictures obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com all three men can be seen strolling along the sands in their shorts. Dorsey opted to keep his shirt on while Penn and Nevo went shirtless

Onlookers say all three men arrived after lunchtime on Tuesday before all leaving together a few hours later

A shirtless Sean Penn enjoys his day out

Onlookers say all three men arrived after lunchtime on Tuesday before all leaving together a few hours later

The beach day marks a stark difference from a turbulent year for Twitter's co-founder in which has faced efforts to push him out of his job, accusations of censorship and a grilling from lawmakers during a Senate hearing

The beach day marks a stark difference from a turbulent year for Twitter’s co-founder in which has faced efforts to push him out of his job, accusations of censorship and a grilling from lawmakers during a Senate hearing

In May Dorsey donated $10 million to Penn’s non-profit CORE as part of its efforts to provide drive-through coronavirus testing. 

The charity tweeted: ‘Thank you @Jack #StartSmall for donating $10 million to @COREResponse to support our national expansion of COVID-19 test sites into Atlanta, Detroit, New Orleans, the Navajo Nation. #COREcovid19.’ 

Dorsey’s #StartSmall initiative has pledged to contribute $1 billion towards fighting coronavirus.

The Square CEO tweeted: ‘I’m moving $1B of my Square equity (~28% of my wealth) to #startsmall LLC to fund global COVID-19 relief. After we disarm this pandemic, the focus will shift to girl’s health and education, and UBI.’

He added: ‘The needs are increasingly urgent, and I want to see the impact in my lifetime. I hope this inspires others to do something similar. Life is too short, so let’s do everything we can today to help people now.’  

In May Dorsey donated $10 million to Penn's non-profit CORE as part of its efforts to provide drive-through COVID testing

In May Dorsey donated $10 million to Penn’s non-profit CORE as part of its efforts to provide drive-through COVID testing

Dorsey's #StartSmall initiative has pledged to contribute $1 billion towards fighting coronavirus

Dorsey’s #StartSmall initiative has pledged to contribute $1 billion towards fighting coronavirus

The Square CEO tweeted: 'I'm moving $1B of my Square equity (~28% of my wealth) to #startsmall LLC to fund global COVID-19 relief. After we disarm this pandemic, the focus will shift to girl's health and education, and UBI'

The Square CEO tweeted: ‘I’m moving $1B of my Square equity (~28% of my wealth) to #startsmall LLC to fund global COVID-19 relief. After we disarm this pandemic, the focus will shift to girl’s health and education, and UBI’

Dorsey, right, was joined by tycoon Nevo, left. He is also friends with Leonardo DiCaprio. They were pictured on beach day in Malibu in 2018. In 2017 both men were seen at a Haiti Takes Root auction, an event hosted by Penn

Dorsey, right, was joined by tycoon Nevo, left. He is also friends with Leonardo DiCaprio. They were pictured on beach day in Malibu in 2018. In 2017 both men were seen at a Haiti Takes Root auction, an event hosted by Penn

The board of Twitter Inc expressed support for Dorsey, front left, last Monday and said it had confidence in the social media company's 'current structure'. 'The committee expressed its confidence in management and recommended that the current structure remain in place,' the board said in a regulatory filing

The board of Twitter Inc expressed support for Dorsey, front left, last Monday and said it had confidence in the social media company’s ‘current structure’. ‘The committee expressed its confidence in management and recommended that the current structure remain in place,’ the board said in a regulatory filing

Earlier this year, Dorsey, pictured with Penn Tuesday, fought off an attempt by activist investor Elliott Management to oust him from his job by agreeing to growth targets. The deal bought time for Dorsey, who is also CEO of financial tech company Square, to show Elliott he could run two public companies

Earlier this year, Dorsey, pictured with Penn Tuesday, fought off an attempt by activist investor Elliott Management to oust him from his job by agreeing to growth targets. The deal bought time for Dorsey, who is also CEO of financial tech company Square, to show Elliott he could run two public companies

Earlier this year, Dorsey fought off an attempt by activist investor Elliott Management to oust him from his job by agreeing to growth targets.

The deal bought time for Dorsey, who is also CEO of financial tech company Square, to show Elliott he could run two public companies. 

Then last Monday the board of Twitter Inc expressed support for Dorsey and said it had confidence in the social media company’s ‘current structure’. 

‘The committee expressed its confidence in management and recommended that the current structure remain in place,’ the board said in a regulatory filing.

They cited Twitter’s ‘significantly improving product’ and financial performance in the third quarter when revenue grew 14% year-over-year to $936 million. 

Twitter had 187 million monetizable daily active users (mDAU) during the third quarter, missing consensus analyst expectations of 195.2 million users, according to IBES data from Refinitiv.  

Dorsey appeared to be enjoying his time on the beach after a turbulent year. he drew fire from Republican lawmakers last month after they accused the company of selective censorship against conservatives. 'Who the hell elected you and put you in charge of what the media are allowed to report?' Senator Ted Cruz asked Dorsey during the hearing

Dorsey appeared to be enjoying his time on the beach after a turbulent year. he drew fire from Republican lawmakers last month after they accused the company of selective censorship against conservatives. ‘Who the hell elected you and put you in charge of what the media are allowed to report?’ Senator Ted Cruz asked Dorsey during the hearing

Dorsey walked a little ahead of the group and appeared deep in thought as Nevo used his phone and Penn walked alone

Dorsey walked a little ahead of the group and appeared deep in thought as Nevo used his phone and Penn walked alone 

Adding to Dorsey’s turbulent year, he also drew fire from Republican lawmakers last month after they accused the company of selective censorship against conservatives. 

‘Who the hell elected you and put you in charge of what the media are allowed to report?’ Senator Ted Cruz asked Dorsey during the hearing.  

Twitter lifted a freeze it placed on the account of the New York Post after the newspaper published articles about president elect Joe Biden’s son.

The New York Post can now send tweets again, the social media platform said. On Oct. 14, Twitter had said the stories violated its hacked materials policy.

‘We will no longer restrict their account under the terms of the previous policy and they can now tweet again,’ Twitter said. 

The New York Post tweeted a picture featuring Twitter’s bird logo flying out of a cage, with the caption ‘Twitter backs down, finally unlocks Post account after Biden ban.’

News Corp, which owns the New York Post, said Twitter’s decision had a negative commercial impact on the newspaper but that its decision today is an important moment for freedom of the press.

‘The arbitrary blocking of the Post was a significant moment during a critical time in this election season,’ News Corp said in a statement. 

Penn has been a vocal critic of Trump and has described him as an ‘enemy of mankind’ in the past. 

The three men all opted to wear shorts for their day on the beach with Penn choosing to go shirtless. Dorsey covered up in a t t-shirt and hat. In April last year Dorsey revealed he manages stress through a strict diet and exercise regimen as well as quirky lifestyle habits like hours of meditation each day

The three men all opted to wear shorts for their day on the beach with Penn choosing to go shirtless. Dorsey covered up in a t t-shirt and hat. In April last year Dorsey revealed he manages stress through a strict diet and exercise regimen as well as quirky lifestyle habits like hours of meditation each day

Penn's charity tweeted: 'Thank you @Jack #StartSmall for donating $10 million to @COREResponse to support our national expansion of COVID-19 test sites into Atlanta, Detroit, New Orleans, the Navajo Nation. #COREcovid19'

Penn’s charity tweeted: ‘Thank you @Jack #StartSmall for donating $10 million to @COREResponse to support our national expansion of COVID-19 test sites into Atlanta, Detroit, New Orleans, the Navajo Nation. #COREcovid19’ 

Penn wore khaki shorts for his trip to the beach with Dorsey and Nevo. All three men left together, onlookers say

Penn wore khaki shorts for his trip to the beach with Dorsey and Nevo. All three men left together, onlookers say 

Tycoon Nevo, who joined the tech CEO and actor, is also friends with Leonardo DiCaprio. They were pictured on beach day in Malibu in 2018. In 2017 both men were seen at a Haiti Takes Root auction, an event hosted by Penn. 

In April last year Dorsey revealed he manages stress through a strict diet and exercise regimen as well as quirky lifestyle habits like hours of meditation each day.

His only daily meal is dinner, but he won’t eat at all on weekends, he has ditched warm showers altogether and he walks the distance between his home and the social media HQ in an effort to make sure his mind stays sharp. 



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Jack Dorsey slammed for ‘censoring’ Hunter Biden story link tweets


Twitter boss Jack Dorsey was berated for ‘politically motivated censorship’ when social media giant deliberately prevented users from sharing a link to New York Post story on Hunter Biden

  • Story claimed he arranged meeting between father and Ukrainian energy firm
  • Both men denied any impropriety but it would still usually be top of news agenda
  • But with Facebook also imposing its restrictions, the article quickly fizzled out

Twitter boss Jack Dorsey (pictured) Twitter was criticised after the site prevented users from sharing a link to a front-page newspaper article about Hunter Biden’s private life and his controversial business ties to Ukraine

In an act of ‘politically motivated censorship’, Twitter deliberately prevented users from sharing a link to a front-page newspaper article about Hunter Biden’s private life and his controversial business ties to Ukraine.

It included the claim that he arranged a meeting between his father Joe and a Ukrainian energy company on whose board Hunter served.

Both men have denied any impropriety but normally an accusation alone of this nature involving a US presidential nominee would set the news agenda alight.

But with Facebook also imposing restrictions pending ‘independent verification’ by ‘fact checkers’, the article published by the New York Post fizzled out.

In what became a curious case of a disappearing story, Republicans claimed it had been suppressed to avoid helping President Trump’s re-election campaign.

Quizzing Twitter’s chief executive Jack Dorsey during a virtual Senate hearing last week, Texas senator Ted Cruz asked: ‘Who the hell elected you and put you in charge of what the media are allowed to report and what the American people are allowed to hear?’

Mr Dorsey has apologised for Twitter’s action and said its treatment of the New York Post story was ‘unacceptable’.

Quizzing Twitter's chief executive Jack Dorsey during a virtual Senate hearing last week, Texas senator Ted Cruz (pictured) asked: 'Who the hell elected you and put you in charge of what the media are allowed to report and what the American people are allowed to hear?'

Quizzing Twitter’s chief executive Jack Dorsey during a virtual Senate hearing last week, Texas senator Ted Cruz (pictured) asked: ‘Who the hell elected you and put you in charge of what the media are allowed to report and what the American people are allowed to hear?’

Republicans have long accused the bosses of technology companies of double standards for editing, deleting or fact-checking Mr Trump’s posts while allowing harmful hate speech to remain on their services.

But anger over the Hunter Biden story has not been confined to the Right.

Last week investigative Left-wing journalist Glenn Greenwald resigned from The Intercept, the news website he co-founded, after claiming he was silenced over an article critical of Joe Biden.

‘The Intercept’s editors, in violation of my contractual right of editorial freedom, censored an article I wrote this week, refusing to publish it unless I remove all sections critical of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, the candidate vehemently supported by all New-York-based Intercept editors involved in this effort at suppression,’ he wrote.



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