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    👍|Kamala Harris Under Fire For ‘Tone Deaf’ Memori…

    Vice President Kamala Harris came under fire on Saturday when she tweeted a candid photo of herself looking to the side and smiling. The caption read simply: “Enjoy the long weekend.” But some Twitter users took offense to it. They considered it tone-deaf and disrespectful because of her failure to mention the very reason for the long weekend and its significance: Memorial Day, a national holiday where  many American families cannot “enjoy” the holiday.   Following the end of the Civil War, which claimed more American lives than any other conflict previous to it, in the spring of 1865, it is b…

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    👍|Twitter Account, @DJTDesk, Posting Trump Statem…

    An account re-posting former President Donald Trump‘s statements was banned by Twitter last week. The platform explained that the account “@DJTDesk” violated Twitter’s evasion policy, as Trump is still indefinitely suspended from the platform. @DJTDesk’s bio read, “Posts copied from Save America on behalf of the 45th POTUS; Originally composed via DonaldJTrump/Desk.” A Twitter spokesperson said in a statement Friday regarding the account’s suspension that “as stated in our ban evasion policy, we’ll take enforcement action on accounts whose apparent intent is to replace or promote content affil…

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    👍|Trump Statement Calling Kentucky Derby Winner M…

    Former President Donald Trump released a statement on his blog Sunday saying that the winner of the Kentucky Derby failing a drug test is a metaphor for “what is happening to our country,” then lamenting national and election security. “So now even our Kentucky Derby winner, Medina Spirit, is a junky. This is emblematic of what is happening to our Country. The whole world is laughing at us as we go to hell on our Borders, our fake Presidential Election, and everywhere else!” Trump wrote in a statement to his blog Sunday. The former president has been releasing more public statements since he b…

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    👍|Facebook Oversight Board Upholds Trump Ban, Lea…

    A panel of lawyers, activists and journalists acting as Facebook’s Oversight Board ruled Wednesday to uphold the company’s ban of former President Donald Trump. The committee’s decision means that Trump will not have access to his massive Facebook or Instagram accounts at any time in the near future. “Our sole job is to hold this extremely powerful organization, Facebook, to be held accountable,” said board co-chair Michael McConnell, then specified that the Trump ban “did not meet these standards.” The board’s final decision explains that an indefinite suspension of Trump is “not appropriate,…

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    👍|Anti-Defamation League Calls For Fox News Host …

    The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has called on Fox News to fire their network’s host Tucker Carlson following a segment where the host made allusion to a white supremacist theory of whites being at risk of “replaced” by non-whites, known as the “Great Replacement Theory.” “Given his long record of race-baiting, we believe it is time for Carlson to go,” said ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt in their open letter to Fox News. “Last night, in a segment on his program dealing with voting rights and allegations of voter disenfranchisement, Tucker Carlson disgustingly gave an impassioned defense of the wh…

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    👍|Supreme Court Overturns Ruling Preventing Trump…

    On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court vacated a ruling from a lower court that accused former President Donald Trump of violating the First Amendment by blocking seven Twitter followers from his account. The case was brought after lawyers from the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University sued on behalf of the seven individuals he blocked during his presidency in May and June of 2017. The lawyers wrote in the court papers that the President’s account, @realDonaldTrump, “functions as an official source of news and information about the government, and as a forum for speech by, to, and…

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    👍|Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee Accused Of P…

    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) baffled Twitter users on Sunday writing a post disparaging Asian-Americans amidst a deadly rise in Anti-Asian hate crimes in the Untied States. “I’ve decided to “identify” as Chinese. Coke will like me, Delta will agree with my “values” and I’ll probably get shoes from Nike & tickets to [MLB] games,” the former governor said. The comment section of the former governor’s tweet was filled with several condemnations of the message as ‘overtly racist.’ Some of Huckabee’s former colleagues were deeply distraught by the governor’s comments. Beth Moore, a Texas …

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    👍|Trump Says ‘There Is Hope’ Of A 2024 Run

    Former President Donald Trump indicated in a Tuesday night interview that he plans to run again in 2024. Trump’s interview was hosted by his daughter-in-law Lara Trump who asked Trump if he plans to run again in 2024. The former president said, “You do have hope,” in reference to whether or not he would run again. “We love our country, this country. We all owe a lot to our country. But now we have to help our country,” Trump then immediately followed, unwilling to answer directly whether or not he will run. In contrast, President Joe Biden said Friday with certainty that he will be running aga…

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    👍|Sen. Ted Cruz’s Tweet Criticizing California Po…

    Last week, Texas has grappled with record low temperatures and rolling blizzards, which left millions without power. Power has been gradually restored this week. The recent blackout in Texas marks less than a year since rolling outages struck California during which Texas lawmakers mocked the state’s crisis as a result of California Democrats’ green policies. Sen. Ted Cruz‘s tweet attracted particular attention, having specifically cited “CA’s failed energy policy” on then-campaigning Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, as well as, bizarrely, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York). A Twitter-user…

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    👍|Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Banned From Instagram For…

    Robert F. Kennedy Jr.‘s Instagram account was banned last week due to “repeatedly sharing debunked claims about the coronavirus or vaccines,” according to a Facebook spokesperson. The spokesperson explained that Kennedy’s Facebook account has not yet been banned: “We don’t automatically disable accounts across our apps, because the accounts may post about different things on our different services.” Recently, Facebook has been expanding efforts to stop the spread of misinformation surrounding the COVID-19 vaccines. A Facebook press release details the company’s newfound mission: “We are contin…

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    👍|Twitter Permanently Bans Right-Wing Group Proje…

    On Thursday night, Twitter permanently suspended the account of right-wing conservative activist group Project Veritas after the group “repeatedly” violated Twitters terms of service, a Twitter spokesperson said. Specifically, the group violated Twitter’s policy on sharing, or threatening to share, other’s private information. The Twitter spokesperson refused to say specifically which tweet triggered the ban, but Project Veritas believes the action is due to a video posted to their account accosting the Facebook vice president of Integrity at his private home. “The tweet in question arose when…

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    👍|Lou Dobbs’ Praises Trump On Twitter After Fox N…

    After Fox News canceled Lou Dobbs‘ Fox Business Network show, the former anchor has become active on Twitter, thanking people for defending him and retweeting some people insulting the network. Fox News put out the following statement about the cancellation: “As we said in October, FOX News Media regularly considers programming changes and plans have been in place to launch new formats as appropriate post-election, including on FOX Business – this is part of those planned changes. A new 5 PM program will be announced in the near future.” The news of the show’s cancellation came one day after S…

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    👍|MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell Banned From Twitter A…

    Twitter has finalized a permanent ban for Mike Lindell, CEO of MyPillow. Following the banning of former President Donald Trump, Lindell regularly peddled the former president’s unsubstantiated voter fraud claims on his account. “This account was suspended for repeated violations of our civic integrity policy,” a Twitter representative said in a statement about Lindell’s account. Lindell’s ban is one of several made by Twitter as well as Facebook in an apparent crackdown against false information on their sites.  From his Twitter account, Lindell alleged that Dominion and Smartmatic voting sys…

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    👍|More Universities & Companies Cut Ties With Tru…

    A wave of public institutions and corporations have moved to formally cut ties with President Donald Trump in the wake of the riots in the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6. Lehigh University and Wagner College have revoked Trump’s honorary degrees at their institutions and denounced his actions leading up to and during the Capitol riots. Trump has also been permanently suspended from Twitter and banned from Facebook and Instagram at least until the end of his term. E-commerce companies like Shopify have formally severed transaction systems for online stores run by Trump organizations. Financial…

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    👍|FBI Asks For Public To Help Identify Capitol Ri…

    Several pictures from the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol show people posing in private offices and gleefully vandalizing the Capitol building. More than 60 people have now been federally charged with trespassing, theft and possession of firearms and explosives. The photo of a man sitting at Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-California) desk with his feet up led to his subsequent arrest and charging with theft. From another viral photo, a Florida man was arrested after being pictured waving to a camera while carrying Speaker Pelosi’s lectern. The FBI has publicly released an image with 12 people who …

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    👍|Twitter Permanently Suspends Trump Due To ‘Risk…

    Twitter permanently suspended President Donald Trump’s account on Friday, due to “the risk of further incitement of violence.” “After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” Twitter wrote. The ban followed Trump’s comments as his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in response to Congress planning to certify President-elect Joe Biden‘s victory. After his personal account @realDonaldTrump was suspended, Trump took to the official POTUS to continue twe…

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    👍|Trump Social Media Accounts Locked After Stokin…

    President Donald Trump’s main megaphones to his supporters, his Twitter and Facebook and Instagram accounts, were locked and his video address to the Capitol protesters was removed from his YouTube account on Wednesday night. In recent months all of these social media platforms have added disclaimers below messages like Trump’s alleging widespread voter fraud saying such claims are “disputed,” which many experts believe is not enough.  The action from the sites comes as a result of Trump’s confusing minute-long video where he asks protesters to go home, but before that, insists that the presid…

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    👍|Twitter To Give @POTUS To Biden On Inauguration…

    Twitter has announced the the @POTUS Twitter account will be transferred over to President-Elect Joe Biden on Inauguration Day, whether President Donald Trumpconcedes the election or not. @POTUS, @whitehouse, @FLOTUS and @VP are all official handles that Twitter will hand over to the Biden administration.“Twitter is actively preparing to support the transition of White House institutional Twitter accounts on January 20th, 2021,” said a Twitter spokesperson said. “As we did for the presidential transition in 2017, this process is being done in close consultation with the National Archives and R…

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    👍|Trump Shares Bizarre Randy Quaid Video With Cap…

    On Tuesday night, President Donald Trumpshared a Twitter video of American actor Randy Quaid reciting one of his tweets captioned “Fox is dead to me” again.Quaid, a loyal Trump supporter, initially shared the video on November 12 after Fox News declared President-elect Joe Biden winner.“Fox News daytime ratings have completely collapsed. Weekend daytime even worse. Very sad to watch this happen,” Quad read Trump’s old tweet verbatim aloud for the camera.Mere hours before Trump shared the video for the second time, the president had promoted a video from Fox News host Tucker Carlson.

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    👍|Trump Acknowledges Biden Victory On Twitter, Th…

    After President-elect Joe Biden was handed a victory in Georgia and President Donald Trump was handed multiple legal defeats on Friday, the election results appeared to be more solidified after a turbulent two weeks of disputes and lawsuits. But Trump has yet to officially concede the election and repeatedly takes to Twitter to condemn the media and declare mail-in ballots as invalid.Early Sunday morning, Trump briefly acknowledged Biden’s victory. “He won because the Election was Rigged,” Trump tweeted. “NO VOTE WATCHERS OR OBSERVERS allowed, vote tabulated by a Radical Left privately owned c…

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    👍|Trump Spends Time Tweeting & Golfing While Igno…

    Despite a surge in coronavirus cases across the nation, President Donald Trump has spent little time working on the pandemic and spent the previous week in the White House posting tweets about his “victory” in the election making unfounded accusations about voter fraud and heading off for frequent golf outings.The Trump administration so far has rejected Democrats demands that they need to “return to reality and accept the results.”Political scientist Norman Ornstein criticized the president and said, “It seems clear Trump has checked out.”“It’s not like this guy has shown a great interest in …

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    👍|Biden Campaign Threatens To ‘Escort’ Trump Out …

    President-elect Joe Biden officially won the election on Saturday morning, but current President Donald Trump refuses to concede. Trump’s campaign has already filed several lawsuits in Georgia, Michigan, Nevada and Pennsylvania — key swing states where Biden received more votes. Most notably, a lawsuit in Philadelphia claims that observers were not allowed to watch ballot counting,  although Trump’s lawyers admitted in court that observers had been allowed to do so.Trump has also taken to Twitter to make claims about election fraud and question why media networks are the ones determining the r…

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    👍|Twitter Places Warnings On Trump’s ‘Misleading’…

    In one of the first political actions from Twitter after Election Day, a tweet by President Donald Trump regarding voter fraud was labeled as “a potentially misleading claim about an election.”The warning label blocks users’ initial view of the tweet, but one click allows them to view it. Twitter stated that “Some or all of the content shared in this Tweet is disputed and might be misleading about an election” and released a statement that the “action is in line with (their) Civic Integrity Policy.”Twitter was not the only social media site to monitor and limit statements from the president; F…

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    👍|Trump Retweets Fake News Story From ‘The Babylo…

    President Donald Trump tweeted out a fake story Friday from The Babylon Bee, a satirical news website that often makes fun of liberals and has been described as a conservative version of The Onion. The article mockingly wrote that Twitter had crashed on Thursday to slow the “spread of negative Biden news.” In satirical fashion, staff writers stated, “After seeing account after account tweet out one particularly bad story, CEO Jack Dorsey realized he had to take action. Dorsey smashed a glass box in his office reading ‘Break In Case Of Bad Publicity For Democrats.’ Inside the case was a sledgeh…

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    👍|Trump Tweets Doctored Video Of Biden With Anti-…

    President Donald Trump retweeted a doctored video of Democratic nominee Joe Biden at a campaign event in Florida, during which he played the song “Despacito.”The video, originally posted by the Twitter user “The United Spot,” showed the same video but with the anti-police song F***Tha Police by N.W.A.In his retweet, Trump asked: “What is this all about?”Twitter flagged the post as “manipulated media,” and linked to the actual video, where Biden can be seen walking up to the lectern and saying “I just have one thing to say,” before pulling out his phone and playing the song “Despacito” by Luis …

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    👍|Biden Blasts Trump For ‘Recklessly Encouraging …

    On Sunday, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden hammered President Donald Trump as “recklessly encouraging violence.” Biden’s statement comes after a man died following violent conflicts Saturday afternoon in Portland, Oregon, between Black Lives Matter protesters and those involved in a pro-Trump vehicle rally.Trump offered support on Saturday afternoon for a caravan of supporters who were part of a Trump rally in Portland. The Trump supporters had been recorded spraying protesters with paintballs and what appeared to be pepper spray. In turn, a video captured showed protesters launching…

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    👍|Trump Tweets Attacks Obama & Biden DNC Speeches…

    President Donald Trump had apparently kept a close eye on the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night as he fired off several tweets in response to the speeches of former President Barack Obama and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris in real time.The tweetstorm began with Trump responding in all-caps to Obama’s criticism of Trump and his administration. Trump tweeted, “He spied on my campaign, and got caught!”Trump was referring to the conspiracy theory that states that the Obama administration surveilled Trump’s associates during the 2016 campaign season. This is link…

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    👍|For The First Time, Facebook Removes Trump Post…

    Facebook took down a post from President Donald Trump citing coronavirus disinformation. In the video, Trump claimed children were immune to coronavirus.Trump posted a video of his Fox News interview on Wednesday in which he pushed for schools opening and falsely claimed that children were “almost immune” to coronavirus.“They’ve got much stronger immune systems than we do somehow for this,” Trump said. “They don’t have a problem. They just don’t have a problem.”Researchers, however, do not support the theory. While many children might be asymptomatic or show mild symptoms, an assumption that c…

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    👍|Trump Denies Undermining Dr. Anthony Fauci: ‘No…

    On Tuesday, President Donald Trump denied that he had been trying to undermine Dr. Anthony Fauci, the well-regarded director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and one of the nation’s top advisers regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.This statement came after Trump tweeted and retweeted misinformation about the coronavirus on Monday, including one that accused Fauci of misleading “the American public on many issues.”Fauci has denied that he has done so “under any circumstances.”Fauci has had his credibility questioned many times by Trump over the past few months. Trump has…

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    👍|Donald Trump Jr. Punished By Twitter For Sharin…

    On Monday, President Donald Trump and his son, Donald Trump Jr. retweeted a viral video that claimed hydroxychloroquine was a cure for the coronavirus. Twitter removed the video and limited “some account functionality for 12 hours” for Trump Jr.Liz Kelley, a spokesperson for Twitter, said that the tweets were “in violation of our COVID-19 misinformation policy.”The video in question showed a group of doctors from the “America’s Frontline Doctors” in a press conference before the U.S. Supreme Court. It was published by Breitbart News, a right-wing media outlet known to have published conspiracy…

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    👍|Game Show Host Chuck Woolery, Who Tweeted COVID…

    Earlier this week, President Donald Trump retweeted Chuck Woolery’s tweet stating that “Everyone is lying [about COVID-19]. The CDC, Media, Democrats, our Doctors, not all but most, that we are told to trust. I think it’s all about the election and keeping the economy from coming back, which is about the election.” In a surprising twist, Woolery deactivated his Twitter account not long afterward.Woolery, a former TV game show host for Love Connection and Wheel of Fortune, announced the news that his own son had tested positive for the coronavirus shortly after the initial tweet.“To further cla…

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    👍|Heckler Calls For Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis To …

    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) was interrupted during a press conference at the Jackson Memorial Hospital on Monday by an activist, Thomas Kennedy. Kennedy, the Florida state coordinator for nonprofit group United We Dream, called for the resignation of DeSantis over his handling of the COVID-19 crisis, before being escorted away from the premises.“Shame on you. You are an embarrassment. You are an embarrassment for getting record-breaking cases every day, and you are doing nothing. You are falsifying information and you are misleading the public. Over 4,000 people have died, and you are blamin…

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    👍|Trump Unavailable Golfing When White House Trie…

    On Sunday, President Donald Trump retweeted a video of a Trump supporter in a golf cart, in which one of his supporters repeatedly screamed “white power” seconds into the video during a Florida protest.The video was shot at The Villages, a Florida retirement community, and showed competing demonstrations between Trump supporters and opponents.The tweet remained on Twitter for three hours Sunday morning after the president was called frantically for hours to delete the content. Trump was  golfing at his Virginia golf club and had put his phone down.White House aides also unsuccessfully tried to…

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    👍|Judge Rules GOP Rep. Devin Nunes Can’t Sue Twit…

    Rep. Devin Nunes (R-California) won’t be able to include Twitter in his lawsuit against two satirical Twitter accounts by a political consultant Liz Mair, a judge ruled Wednesday.In his 2019 lawsuit, Nunes asserted that Mair and the anonymous accounts, which posed as Nunes’s cow from the family farm and his mother on Twitter, @DevinCow and @DevinNunesMom respectively, damaged his reputation and caused him to almost lose his 2018 re-election. He also accused Twitter of negligence for allowing this to happen without any proper intervention.Following the decision, Twitter released a statement sup…

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    👍|Sen. Ted Cruz Joins New Social Media Platform P…

    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) announced that he has joined Parler, an alternative social networking site like Twitter that “protects users” rights by not censoring their posts. Cruz uploaded a video to YouTube about platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, which he claims  limit conservatives “free speech.” The Texas senator specifically bashed the platforms for “flagrantly silencing those with whom they disagree, from conservative media organizations to the president of the United States — and millions of Americans in between.”Cruz noted that he was joining Parler as a “free-speech” platform. “Let’s…