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Ivanka Trump is accused of letting her father's inauguration committee overpay a Trump hotel. Now she's calling the investigation 'a waste of taxpayer dollars.'

Ivanka Trump. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Ivanka Trump responded to news that she had been deposed on Tuesday in connection to a lawsuit that accuses President Donald Trump's inauguration committee of misusing its funds. The suit, filed by the Washington, DC, attorney general in January, said that Ivanka knew the committee had paid more than twice the market rate to book event space at a Trump-owned hotel. Typically, part of the presidents' inauguration committee funds comes from priv...
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Social media superspreaders: Why Instagram, not Facebook, will be the real battleground for COVID-19 vaccine misinformation

Instagram has a fast-growing anti-vaxx problem. Samantha Lee/Business Insider Facebook on Thursday announced it would begin removing content that makes false claims about COVID-19 vaccines. The platform has taken a lot of heat for being a hub of anti-vaxx activists and advocates — but the real struggle in the coming months may actually end up being on its trendy, younger subsidiary: Instagram. Imran Ahmed, CEO of the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH), tells Business Insider that In...
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Zoom is Apple's most downloaded app of 2020, while multiplayer smash hit 'Among Us' has topped its games list. Here's how they rank.

Facebook and Instagram also made the list. OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images Apple released its list of the most downloaded apps and games in 2020, and it reflects what a weird year it has been. Zoom's popularity has soared during the pandemic as people looked for ways to stay connected while stuck at home.  With major film and TV releases delayed, people have increasingly turned to streaming services, but Disney+ ranked much higher than Netflix. DoorDash came in at 14th, while Uber didn't m...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Instagram, Microsoft, Youtube, Disney, US, Trends, Social Media, Netflix, Un, Donald Trump, Zoom, Carl, Netflix Disney, Disney Disney


Zoom is Apple's most downloaded app of 2020, while multiplayer smash hit 'Among Us' has topped its games list

Facebook and Instagram also made the list. OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images Apple released its list of the most downloaded apps and games in 2020, and it reflects what a weird year it has been. Zoom's popularity has soared during the pandemic as people looked for ways to stay connected while stuck at home.  With major film and TV releases delayed, people have increasingly turned to streaming services, but Disney+ ranked much higher than Netflix. DoorDash came in at 14th, while Uber didn't m...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Instagram, Microsoft, Youtube, Disney, US, Trends, Social Media, Netflix, Donald Trump, Zoom, Netflix Disney, Disney Disney, Oli Scarff, Tech Insider


Ivanka Trump gave a deposition in a lawsuit accusing the Trump Organization of misusing the president's inauguration funds, and Melania's ex-friend is next

Ivanka Trump. Alex Wong/Getty Images Ivanka Trump was deposed by Washington, DC investigators on Tuesday in connection to a lawsuit on alleged misuse of inaugural funds, according to a court filing.  The lawsuit in question was filed by the Washington, DC District Attorney's office in January 2020. It alleges that the Presidential Inaugural Committee enriched the Trump Organization by overpaying to use the Trump International Hotel in DC for President Donald Trump's inauguration events in ...
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Facebook, Instagram Will Switch White House Accounts From Trump to Biden on Jan. 20

President Trump still refuses to publicly acknowledge that he lost the 2020 election, but in any event he and his administration will lose access to the White House accounts on Facebook and Instagram in less than two months. Facebook confirmed that as of Jan. 20, 2021, when president-elect Joe Biden is sworn in as the […]
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Donald Trump Jr. said he's been 'totally asymptomatic' and is spending his time in quarantine polishing his guns

Donald Trump Jr. speaks during a Students for Trump event at the Dream City Church in Phoenix, Arizona, on June 23, 2020. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images Donald Trump Jr. said on Friday that he's "totally asymptomatic" after having tested positive for the coronavirus earlier this week.  To pass the time, Trump Jr. reached out to his Instagram followers and asked them for movie and book recommendations.  Trump Jr. also said he's going to polish his guns while under quarantine.  Visit Busines...
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Trump will lose protected Twitter status after his presidency

Twitter has at various times acknowledged that Donald Trump isn’t bound by the same rules that govern the rest of us. This executive privilege has allowed him to continue posting comments that could have long ago gotten any normal person banned from the platform. More recently, the service has sought to balance misinformation/disinformation with warning labels that alternately sit below or obscure the text. Twitter was adding these at a frenetic pace in the lead-up to the November 3 election....
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'This isn't a game': Michelle Obama rips into Trump for refusing to concede and says he put her family in danger with 'racist lies'

Erika Goldring/Getty Images The former first lady Michelle Obama issued a direct call Monday for President Donald Trump to concede the 2020 election and allow for a peaceful transfer of power. In an Instagram post, Obama opened up about her personal struggles with welcoming the Trumps to the White House on Inauguration Day in 2017. "Donald Trump had spread racist lies about my husband that put my family in danger," she wrote in the post. "But I knew that, for the sake of the country, I ha...
Tags: Politics, Instagram, Obama, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Transition, Michelle Obama, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Erika Goldring Getty, Jake Lahut, Michelle Obama @michelleobama Donald Trump


'This isn't a game': Michelle Obama rips into Trump for refusing to concede and putting her family in danger with 'racist lies'

Erika Goldring/Getty Images Former First Lady Michelle Obama issued a direct call Monday for President Donald Trump to concede the 2020 election and allow for a peaceful transfer of power. In an Instagram post, Obama opened up about her personal struggles with welcoming the Trumps to the White House on Inauguration Day in 2017. "Donald Trump had spread racist lies about my husband that put my family in danger," she wrote in the post. "But I knew that, for the sake of the country, I had to...
Tags: Politics, Instagram, Obama, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Transition, United States, Michelle Obama, Donald Trump, Trump, Matt Viser, Erika Goldring Getty, Jake Lahut


I volunteered to test the Moderna coronavirus vaccine. Here's what the experience was like — and why it's given me hope for the world.

Elle Hardy. Elle Hardy Journalist Elle Hardy is taking part in a phase-three trial of Moderna's mRNA-1273 vaccine, which just announced it's 94.5% effective against coronavirus. The federal government announced in August that it would spend $1.53 billion to buy 100 million doses of the vaccine, with an option to purchase up to 400 million additional doses. After a slight reaction to the two doses, Hardy said she was certain she didn't receive a placebo.  A recent antibody test confirmed sh...
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If You Can't Beat Them, Make Some Shit Up About Them and Hope It Goes Viral

Your feeds are not currently full of news about the ongoing civil war between the Real American Front and the Alliance to Restore Democracy. In fact, there’s barely any Second American Civil War going on at all, which is to say that things could theoretically be going a lot worse after November 3 than your relatives,…Read more...
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Amazon filed a lawsuit against 2 influencers accusing them of knowingly hawking counterfeit products on their social media accounts

AP Images Amazon filed a lawsuit Thursday against two influencers who it says promoted counterfeit products on their social media accounts. Kelly Fitzpatrick and Sabrina Kelly-Krejci, the influencers named in the suit, are being accused of working with 11 other individuals or businesses to list and promote fake luxury items sold on Amazon in what Amazon describes as an "order this/get this" scheme. According to the suit, Fitzpatrick and Kelly-Krejci would promote an Amazon listing for a s...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Trends, Nike, Jeff Bezos, Donald Trump, Long Island, Influencers, Trump, Fitzpatrick, Amazon Amazon, Tech Insider, Additionally Amazon, Avery Hartmans, Instagram Influencer


Pro-Trump Christian evangelical ‘prophets’ apologise for getting election result wrong

In the run up to the presidential elections, a number of evangelical Christian leaders had forecast a clear win for Donald Trump – and they are now having to apologise for “missing the prophecy” after Joe Biden was named president-elect. Californian pastor Kris Vallotton apologised to Mr Biden directly on Instagram, stating that "you're my president" similar to the way Mr Trump and Barack Obama were “his presidents”.
Tags: News, Instagram, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Kris Vallotton


Jeff Bezos congratulates president-elect Biden, saying Americans 'proved again our democracy is strong'

Jeff Bezos (right) talks to Donald Trump (left) at a White House technology roundtable in 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria Jeff Bezos congratulated Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on their Presidential win Saturday.  In an Instagram post, the Amazon founder said President Trump's loss proves "unity, empathy, and decency are not characteristics of a bygone era." Biden's win is likely a mixed result for Amazon, which stands to lose from Democratic-led regulation, but has also dealt with very public a...
Tags: Amazon, Politics, Instagram, Microsoft, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, House, Paris, Bill Gates, Postal Service, Jeff Bezos


This is the message Facebook and Instagram will display when a presidential election winner is projected

Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images, Drew Angerer/Getty Images Notifications on Facebook and Instagram will name the projected presidential winner once most major media outlets have picked either Donald Trump or Joe Biden, Facebook announced Thursday night. Messages will run across the top of both platforms, and labels on posts from both Trump and Biden will include the name of the projected winner, Facebook said. Facebook, which owns Instagram, is awaiting projections from the decision desks of...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Technology, Instagram, US, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Joe Biden, Associated Press, Biden, Election, Donald Trump, Trump, Election 2020, Tech Insider


Twitter, Facebook label Trump’s tweets about election results, ballot ‘dumping’

Twitter and Facebook have slapped labels on misleading posts about voting and election results, numerous of them on US President Donald Trump’s posts, on the night of election day and also on November 4.  As it had warned before election day, Twitter flagged some of Trump’s tweets as misleading and limited their reach, disabling retweets, replies and likes. On tweets where Trump has “claimed” wins in certain swing states where counting was incomplete, Twitter warned that official sources may ...
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Election Day was largely free from disruptive cyberattacks, as efforts shift to combating misinformation

Polls closed in the U.S. presidential election on Tuesday without any significant or disruptive cyberattacks, according to cybersecurity officials and experts. Election Day wasn’t without its problems. Some voting machines in Nevada and Texas went down but were quickly back up and running, some voters in Georgia and Ohio had to use paper ballots after hand sanitizer leaked into the machines and the FBI said it was aware of robocalls urging Americans in swing states to “stay safe and stay home.” ...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Twitter, Elections, Texas, Voting, Instagram, Social Networks, Government, Nsa, US, Tech, Georgia, Fbi, Pennsylvania, Hillary Clinton


Facebook and Twitter immediately clamped down on Trump's posts that prematurely declared election victory, but they did so in very different ways

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (left) and President Donald Trump. Reuters/Drew Angerer/Getty Images Facebook and Twitter both put rules in place before the election restricting content from candidates claiming premature victory. In social media posts, and then in a speech on election night, President Donald Trump falsely claimed he had already won the election before the full results were in. Facebook and Twitter immediately labeled Trump's posts — but they did so in different ways, and the ...
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Facebook labeled President Trump's late-night election posts about Democrats stealing the election as misinformation

FILE PHOTO: Facebook logos Reuters President Donald Trump has had his election night Facebook posts flagged as misinformation by the social media platform's fact-checkers. Facebook and Twitter are trying to dispel misinformation about the winner of the 2020 election. Several key swing states, including Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin are still counting in-person and mail-in votes.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Donald Trump, for the second time in days, ha...
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What to Expect From Facebook, Twitter and YouTube on Election Day

SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook, YouTube and Twitter were misused by Russians to inflame U.S. voters with divisive messages before the 2016 presidential election. The companies have spent the past four years trying to ensure that this November isn't a repeat.They have spent billions of dollars improving their sites' security, policies and processes. In recent months, with fears rising that violence may break out after the election, the companies have taken numerous steps to clamp down on false...
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Facebook reportedly exempted Trump's family and allies from its misinformation rules to avoid accusations of anti-conservative bias

Sources told the Washington Post that Facebook removed a strike from Donald Trump Jr's Instagram account — one of many exemptions for Trump's family.
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Facebook reportedly exempted Trump's family and allies from its misinformation rules to avoid accusations of anti-conservative bias

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (left) and President Donald Trump. Reuters/Drew Angerer/Getty Images Facebook has repeatedly let President Donald Trump's family members and allies off the hook for breaking its policies, the Washington Post reports. Current and former Facebook employees said the company held off taking action because it feared accusations of anti-conservative bias. Two company sources told the Post that Facebook removed a strike from Donald Trump Jr's Instagram account, which ...
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Facebook giving preferential treatment to pro-Trump users, conservatives: Report

Facebook let associates of US president Donald Trump, including his son Donald Trump Jr., post misinformation on its platform during the final months of the presidential election campaign, and did not take proportionate action against these users to avoid being accused of “anti-conservative” bias, reported the Washington Post. The revelations come after months of accusations by Republican leadership that Facebook is biased against their party, and only days after these accusations were aired in ...
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How Kimberly Guilfoyle, the 'human Venus flytrap,' has groomed boyfriend Don Jr. into a political powerhouse and turned herself into a conservative star

Kimberly Guilfoyle at the virtual Republican National Convention on August 24. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Kimberly Guilfoyle, the former Fox News host, has ingratiated herself with the Trump family and become the female face of MAGA. Thanks in part to Guilfoyle's grooming, her boyfriend, Donald Trump Jr., has gone from just being Ivanka's brother to becoming one of his father's most ferocious right-hand men. A senior campaign advisor said he doesn't know "anybody outside of Hope Hicks o...
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A federal judge just blocked President Trump's nationwide TikTok ban, citing the administration's 'hypothetical' national security concerns

Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images; Clancy Morgan/Business Insider A federal judge blocked President Donald Trump's nationwide ban on the video sharing app TikTok, saying that the administration's phrasing for the national security concerns the app posed was "hypothetical." The ban, which Trump originally issued in August, was intended to go into effect on November 12. The judge's block of the ban is the latest development in the Trump administration's mission to ban TikTok from the US market o...
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Facebook says it will limit the use of the 'Save our Children' hashtag, but not 'Save the Children,' after QAnon co-opted the anti-trafficking movement

People march during a "Save the Children" rally outside the Capitol building on August 22, 2020 in St Paul, Minnesota. Stephen Maturen/Getty Images Facebook will limit the use of the QAnon conspiracy theory's "Save our Children" hashtag, the company said Friday.  A Facebook spokesperson told Insider that the company will be surfacing "credible child safety resources" when users search for "saveourchildren" on the platform.  QAnon's pivot from an extreme conspiracy theory to anti-traffickin...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Instagram, Nbc News, Trends, Chrissy Teigen, Conspiracy Theories, Donald Trump, Save The Children, Trump, Polaris, Misinformation, Brandy Zadrozny, Capitol, Digital Culture


Ivanka Trump says she is 'unapologetically' anti-abortion

White House Senior Adviser Ivanka Trump introduces her father U.S. President Donald Trump to deliver his acceptance speech as the 2020 Republican presidential nominee during the final event of the Republican National Convention on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, on August 27, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Barria Ivanka Trump said she is "pro-life, and unapologetically so" in an interview with RealClearPolitics published Thursday. Trump was once touted as the "liberal hope" who many...
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Facebook and Google are back in the spotlight ahead of key earnings and a possibly testy congressional hearing. Here's what to expect during tech's big week.

The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images Big tech companies will be scrutinized by both lawmakers and shareholders this week, when three chief executives are set to testify before Congress and a slew of companies report their third-quarter earnings. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai will face a Senate panel Wednesday as lawmakers push to repeal or rewrite the legal protections that they say shield tech giants from accountability, frequently refe...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Instagram, Microsoft, Congress, Senate, Trends, Tech, House, Tim Cook, Antitrust, Department Of Justice


‘Saturday Night Live’ Adds a Sixth Consecutive Episode for the Weekend After the Election

When Saturday Night Live announced their return for the beginning of October, it came with news that they would be having five consecutive weekends of shows throughout the entire month. It’s the longest back-to-back run of episodes that I can remember, and executive producer Lorne Michaels has decided to extend that run adding another consecutive episode to follow the weekend after the 2020 election. Saturday Night Live made the announcement on Instagram with a lip sync video featuring cast ...
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