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New York (AFP) – U.S. stocks bounced higher in opening trade Friday after a better-than-expected labor report showed solid job creation in November.

At the opening bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average surged 54.90 points (0.35 percent) to 15,876.41.

The broad-based S&P 500 advanced 9.79 (0.55 percent) to 1,794.82, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index jumped 35.71 (0.89 percent) to 4,068.87.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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If there's anything that right-wing chat platforms promising uncensored "free speech" like Gab and Parler have proven, it's that such predicates ensure the platforms will quickly be inundated with the worst people in the world—bigots spewing death threats, hatemongers, disinformation artists, conspiracy theorists, vile misogynists, and terrorists of all stripes. The kind of clients that will doom such networks to permanent deplatforming.

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