Headlines — 4/19/20

Hate groups are spreading misinformation about COVID-19, Twitter suspends Infowars-linked accounts, fringe right-wingers shut down the Michigan capital with protest over coronavirus measures, and more.

Hatewatch – Hate groups and racist pundits spew COVID-19 misinformation on social media despite companies’ pledges to combat it.
Media Matters – Trump tweets praise of right-wing protests against social distancing measures after Fox segment.
Right Wing Watch – Twitter yanks Infowars-affiliated accounts.
The New Yorker – How Mitch McConnell became Trump’s enabler-in-chief.
The New Republic – Breaking the grip of white grievance.
Daily Kos – Fringe right closes down Michigan capital with ‘gridlock’ protest against coronavirus measures.
HuffPost – Critics appalled Trump adviser compared gun-toting white guys to Rosa Parks.
Ars Technica – How a 5G coronavirus conspiracy spread across Europe.
We Hunted the Mammoth – Reddit pickup artist complains that his ‘lay ratio’ has dropped due to coronavirus.