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A South Korean demonstrator during International Women's Day. Photo: Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images

The hashtag #MeToo has been used more than 19 million times on Twitter since it was used by actress Alyssa Milano almost one year ago, a Pew Research study shows.

Why it matters: This metric is used to gauge just how wide the #MeToo movement has spread, as it averages 55,319 uses of the hashtag a day. While 71% of the tweets containing #MeToo were in English, 29% were in other languages, proving the global impact the movement has had.

The day that #MeToo was most-used on Twitter was September 9, the day former CEO of CBS, Leslie Moonves, resigned amid sexual misconduct allegations, Pew reports.

  • Other surges tend to fall around news events, such as the day of Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford's hearings and Harvey Weinstein's resignation.
  • 65% of American adults that use social media say "at least some" of what they see on social media platforms is related to sexual assault or harassment.
  • In Congress, there was a "large gender gap" in lawmakers that addressed sexual misconduct on their official Facebook pages, Pew reports: 61% of Republican women and 76% of Democratic women made posts, compared to 31% of Republican men and 46% of Democratic men.

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Dems race to address, preempt stimulus fraud claims

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Biden officials are working to root out the systematic fraud in unemployment and Paycheck Protection Program claims that plagued the Trump administration’s efforts to boost the economy with coronavirus relief money, Gene Sperling told House committee chairmen privately this week.

Why it matters: President Biden just signed another $1.9 trillion of aid into law, with Sperling tapped to oversee its implementation. And the administration is asking Congress to approve another $2.2 trillion for the first phase of an infrastructure package.

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Scoop: Biden close to picking Nick Burns as China ambassador

Nicholas Burns. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Nicholas Burns, a career diplomat, is in the final stages of vetting to serve as President Biden’s ambassador to China, people familiar with the matter tell Axios.

Why it matters: Across the administration, there's a consensus the U.S. relationship with China will be the most critical — and consequential — of Biden's presidency. From trade to Taiwan, the stakes are high. Burns could be among the first batch of diplomatic nominees announced in the coming weeks.

Biden's Russian sanctions likely to achieve little

President Biden announces new sanctions against Russia. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Despite bold talk from top administration officials, there's little reason to think the Russia sanctions package President Biden announced Thursday will do anything to alter Russian President Vladimir Putin's behavior or calculus.

Why it matters: While it's true some elements of the package — namely, the targeting of Russia's sovereign debt — represent significant punitive measures against Moscow, it leaves plenty of wiggle room for the Russian president.