The Trump administration is refusing to fully reinstate DACA

The Trump administration announced Tuesday that it is considering trying again to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and will not be accepting new applications from immigrants who hope to gain its protections, throwing the future of hundreds of thousands young immigrants who came to the US as children into doubt.

The Supreme Court ruled on June 18 that President Donald Trump couldn’t end the program, which has allowed almost 700,000 unauthorized immigrants known as “DREAMers” to live and work in the US free from fear of deportation, without a more robust rationale. In the weeks since …

How Trump and his son helped make a Covid-19 conspiracy theorist go viral in a matter of hours

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Social media platforms are struggling to contain a new round of coronavirus conspiracy theories thanks, in part, to Donald Trump.

On Monday night, the president retweeted multiple accounts that posted a video falsely claiming that hydroxychloroquine cured Covid-19, including one tweet from his son, Donald Trump Jr. Many of those tweets were later removed, and Twitter suspended several of the users behind them, including Trump’s son, for 12 hours. But the video itself has continued to spread across social media platforms, raising fresh questions about how companies like Facebook and Twitter handle misinformation.

The video in question, which Trump …

Emmys 2020: The nominees for the best TV of the year

Somehow, in a year as unpredictable as 2020, the Emmys are still happening. And Tuesday morning, the nominations for the TV industry’s most prominent awards were announced.

The 2020 Emmy Awards will air on September 20, and ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel will host a virtual edition of the annual awards show. The red carpet and pre-show interviews won’t be the same — if they happen at all — but the Television Academy will still hand out the usual awards. The best TV series from the last year will be celebrated, in what will perhaps be a nice reminder of what once …

This week in TikTok: The funniest skin care influencer you don’t know yet

Hello from The Goods’ twice-weekly newsletter! On Tuesdays, internet culture reporter Rebecca Jennings uses this space to update you all on what’s been going on in the world of TikTok. Is there something you want to see more of? Less of? Different of? Email [email protected], and subscribe to The Goods’ newsletter here.

The online skin care community can be alienating, to say the least. Until, like, 2017, I thought taking care of your skin was either for the glamorous women of leisure profiled in sites like Into the Gloss or for the contour-and-cat-eye obsessives who followed the byzantine …