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    👍 | Permanently banned from Twitter, MyPillow CEO…

    Hours after MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell was banned from Twitter late Monday, he doubled down on his baseless claims that Donald Trump won the 2020 US presidential election. Lindell appeared on “Real America's Voice” Tuesday and said Twitter permanently pulled the plug on his account “ four minutes ”after he returned from a previous suspension and tried to defend himself. A conservative Christian and fervent Trump fan from Minnesota, Lindell claimed Twitter is throttling his alleged evidence of“ election machine fraud. ”“ Countries like China attacked our country and they changed our vote with th…

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    👍 | Twitter permanently bans Trump over incitement…

    Twitter booted President Donald Trump for good on Friday — but he soon found a workaround that let him denounce Twitter bosses on their own platform. In an unsigned statement, Twitter said permanent suspension was justified after Trump kept posting inflammatory tweets Friday despite being temporarily banned from The platform for inciting the deadly attack on the US Capitol earlier this week. “After close review of recent tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them — specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter — we have permanently susp …

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    👍 | Trump permanently banned from Twitter

    Twitter permanently banned President Donald Trump late Friday, saying that allowing him to keep posting will heighten the risk of “further incitement of violence.” The extraordinary action comes as Trump remains under intense fire for inciting the bloody assault on the US Capitol on Wednesday that Killed five people, including a police officer. Twitter suspended Trump's account for 12 hours after the Capitol chaos because of tweets he made that violated the platform's policies against glorifying violence. In implementing the temporary suspension, Twitter warned Trump that any further violati…

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    👍 | Facebook removes Trump's video on Capitol chaos…

    Twitter and Facebook on Wednesday removed a video posted by President Donald Trump in which he falsely claimed that the November election was stolen from him and asked rioters who breached the US Capitol to go home even as he praised them. In the video, Trump said that he won in a “landslide election” and that the protesters who stormed the Capitol building were “very special.” Twitter also said it had locked the commander in chief's account, citing an egregious violation of its policies. The protest, conducted in an effort. to derail ratification of President-elect Joe Biden's victory, sent…

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    👍 | Trump is losing Twitter followers every day aft…

    What's the sound of a lame duck tweeting? Weeks after losing the election, President Donald Trump is now losing Twitter followers by the day, according to Newsweek.More than 46,000 of the president's former disciples have reportedly stopped receiving his tweets since Sunday. still has nearly 89 million followers, but lost 10,000 readers by noon Wednesday.Newsweek observed that Trump's Twitter following dropped by 12,476 followers Tuesday and by almost 6,000 more on Monday. On Sunday, he lost 19,164 followers.According to that report, it's possible that Twitter's crackdown on bots…

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    👍 | Twitter says it labeled 300,000 possibly mislea…

    Twitter said Thursday that over the last two weeks it labeled around 300,000 tweets that carried disputed and possibly misleading information about the US election.The California-based social media giant, criticized for spreading misinformation in 2016, has worked to crack down on bogus posts amid a frenzied and falsehood-stained political climate.About 1-in-500 election-related chirps between Oct. 27 and Nov. 11 received labels, according to Twitter.Twitter's general counsel, Vijaya Gadde, and its head of product, Kayvon Beykpour, promised in a blog post that the platform will continue to f…

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    👍 | Twitter says it labeled 300,000 possibly mislea…

    Twitter said Thursday that over the last two weeks it labeled around 300,000 tweets that carried disputed and possibly misleading information about the US election.The California-based social media giant, criticized for spreading misinformation in 2016, has worked to crack down on bogus posts amid a frenzied and falsehood-stained political climate.About 1-in-500 election-related chirps between Oct. 27 and Nov. 11 received labels, according to Twitter.Twitter's general counsel, Vijaya Gadde, and its head of product, Kayvon Beykpour, promised in a blog post that the platform will continue to f…

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    👍 | In reversal, Facebook bans Holocaust denial con…

    Facebook updated its hate speech policy Monday to prohibit any content that denies or distorts the Holocaust, a move that had long been called for by Jewish organizations and survivors of the Nazi genocide.In addition to the new ban, anyone searching for Holocaust posts on the platform will now be directed to “authoritative sources to get accurate information,” said Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who admitted that his “own thinking has involved” as he sees data showing an increase in anti-Semitic violence around the world. ve struggled with the tension between standing for free expression and…

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    👍 | Gay men take over Proud Boys hashtag on Twitter

    Gay men reclaimed the label “proud” over the weekend, taking over the Twitter hashtag from the far-right Proud Boys who have been causing havoc and violence in the Pacific Northwest.The hashtag, trending all weekend, was not populated by hate-filled messages and, since President Trump refused to condemn white supremacists during Tuesday's debate, calls to “stand by,” but rather with joyous photos and stories from gay men. “What if gay guys took pictures of themselves making out with each other or doing very gay things, then tagged themselves with #ProudBoys, ”George Takei tweeted with the hasht…

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    👍 | Twitter defends policy about tweets wishing Tru…

    Amid accusations that Twitter is unfairly protecting only some people from bullying and threats on its website, the social media website insisted that its policies are equal, president or not. “We hear the voices who feel that we're enforcing some policies inconsistently. We "Twitter being abused to instill fear, to silence your voice, or to undermine individual safety, is unacceptable." The backlash. "Agree we must do better, and we are working together inside to do so," the company said in a statement Saturday. came after Twitter said Friday that “tweets that wish or hope for death, serious bodil…

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    👍 | Trump administration official claims US scienti…

    A senior Trump administration official went on a Facebook rant over the weekend, in which he accused US government scientists of “sedition” and claimed left-wing hit squads are gearing up to kill him and other supporters of the president. Michael Caputo, the recently installed top spokesman for the Department of Health and Human Services, made the statements in a since-deleted video posted to his personal Facebook page on Sunday.Caputo, without any evidence, told his Facebook followers that scientists “deep in the bowels” of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are orchestrating a “…

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    👍 | Facebook to delete'false' claims about Oregon…

    As conspiracy theories and baseless claims about arson swirl around the deadly Oregon wildfires, Facebook said Saturday that it will work to take down “false” posts and misinformation.Without providing details about the allegations that have accused Antifa, or anti-fascists, of causing the fires, Facebook said it will delete posts that the flames were started by “certain groups.” “This is based on confirmation from law enforcement that these rumors are forcing local fire and police intervention to divert resources from fighting the fires and protecting the public , ”Facebook spokesman Andy Stone sai…

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    👍 | Russians used real US journalists to write trol…

    Real journalists, perhaps unwittingly, created content for social media content run by Russian trolls with links to the 2016 presidential election.Acting on a tip from the FBI, Facebook announced Tuesday that it had identified and shut down internet news site Peace Data, which it said has ties to Russia's Internet Research Agency.Twitter announced Tuesday that it too had identified and blacklisted several accounts operated by Russian state actors including Peace Data, which aimed to disseminate information to American votes. Peace Data shared reports allegedly written by freelance journalists…

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    👍 | Joe Biden, Barack Obama and others targeted in…

    Presidential hopeful Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama were just a few of many high-profile movers and shakers to have their Twitter accounts hacked Wednesday in an elaborate cryptocurrency scam. “I am giving back to the community,” read a tweet supposedly posted by Biden. “All Bitcoin sent to the address below will be sent back doubled! If you send $ 1,000 I will send back $ 2,000. Only doing this for 30 minutes,” according to a screen grab acquired by Business Insider.A similar tweeted appeared on Obama's Twitter account.Also hit was Elon Musk. “I'm feeling generous because of COVID-19…

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    👍 | High-profile Twitter accounts hacked simultaneo…

    Presidential hopeful Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama were just one of many high-profile movers and shakers to have their Twitter accounts hacked Wednesday to spread a cryptocurrency scam. “I am giving back to the community,” read a tweet supposedly posted by Biden “All Bitcoin sent to the address below will be sent back doubled! If you send $ 1,000 I will send back $ 2,000. Only doing this for 30 minutes,” according to a screen grab acquired by Business Insider.A similar tweeted appeared on Obama's Twitter account.Also hit was Elon Musk. “I'm feeling generous because of COVID-19,” the…

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    👍 | Mark Zuckerberg reverses hate-content policy af…

    Wall Street talked and Mark Zuckerberg finally listened.The Facebook CEO did an abrupt about-face on Friday by implementing policy changes regarding hate content on his social media platform as the company's stock nosedived.At market close, Facebook shares were down 8.3% for the day to $216.08 per share.Zuckerberg announced the changes during a virtual meeting on Friday as yet more advertisers vowed to stop advertising on Facebook, sending shares tumbling.The 36-year-old entrepreneur asserted that the company would take a more proactive stance in removing hateful content in ads, blocking fa…

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    👍 | Trump blames unsteady West Point walk on ramp t…

    What about the glass of water, Mr. President? President Trump defensively claimed a steep and slippery ramp forced him to walk slowly and unsteadily down a ramp after his graduation speech at the US Military Academy Saturday. “The ramp… was very long & steep , had no handrail and, most importantly, was very slippery, ”he wrote on Twitter.“ The last thing I was going to do is'fall' for the Fake News to have fun with. ”Trump, who turned 74 Sunday, is prickly about any sign that he is aging.He boasted that he picked up the pace at the bottom of the ramp. “Final ten feet I ran down to level ground….