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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...
Tags: Politics, New York, Washington, White House, Barack Obama, Trends, United States, Washington Dc, New Jersey, News UK, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Pic, Trump International Hotel, Ivanka


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 ...
Tags: Politics, New York, White House, New York City, Trends, Getty Images, Washington Dc, Vogue, News UK, Hotel, Fox News, The New York Times, Biden, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Gates


TikTok’s epic rise and stumble

TikTok’s rise in the West is unprecedented for any Chinese tech company, and so is the amount of attention it has attracted from politicians worldwide. Below is a timeline of how TikTok grew from what some considered another “copycat” short video app to global dominance and eventually became a target of the U.S. government. 2012-2017: The emergence of TikTok These years were a period of fast growth for ByteDance, the Beijing-based parent company behind TikTok. Originally launched in Chin...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Facebook, Asia, Instagram, Microsoft, Entertainment, Navy, California, Washington, Government, China, America, Tech, Walmart


'We need to be pushy': women's rights and photography

Photojournalist Donna Ferrato talks about women and the Trump presidency, the fight for change and the power of photographyDonna Ferrato, activist, photojournalist and campaigner for women’s rights, is unexpectedly – and only briefly – conciliatory. “The good thing with Trump was that everything was becoming more transparent – we were seeing how the world worked more clearly than under any other president we ever had.” The moment passes and she adds: “But it was also the reason why we had to fig...
Tags: Photography, Women, US news, Domestic Violence, Trump, Trump Administration, Donna Ferrato, Ferrato


Conservative news upstarts are looking to cash in on Trump's viewers

Hi! Welcome to the Insider Advertising daily for November 24. I'm Lauren Johnson, a senior advertising reporter at Business Insider. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Send me feedback or tips at [email protected]'s news: Conservative news upstarts look to cash in on Trump, Snap will pay creators, and consulting startups take on Deloitte and McKinsey. Tucker Carlson speaks onstage during Politicon 2018 at Los Angeles Convention Center on Oct...
Tags: Media, Instagram, Advertising, Marketing, Trends, Snapchat, Netflix, New York Times, Fox News, Deloitte, Influencer Marketing, Snap, Trump, Mckinsey, John Cardillo, WGN


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 […]
Tags: Facebook, News, Instagram, White House, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Facebook Instagram Will Switch White House


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...
Tags: Politics, News, Instagram, White House, Trends, Netflix, Donald Trump, Trump, Donald, KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE, PHOENIX Arizona, Jr, Donald Trump Jr, Melania, Trump Jr, Saul Loeb


This Week in Apps: Apple slashes commissions, Twitter launches Fleets, warnings about Parler

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with   204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People are now spending three hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV. Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re a big business. In 2019, mobile-first companies had a   $544 billion valuation, 6.5x higher ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Apps, Twitter, Japan, Instagram, Supreme Court, Australia, Washington Post, Youtube, Ipo, Tech, Eu


Meet Allan Maman: The 21-year-old whose cold emails to Andrew Yang and Mike Bloomberg led to him making memes for their political campaigns

Allan Maman (L) with Michael Bloomberg (R). Allan Maman Allan Maman, a 21-year-old who didn't go to college, is the brainchild behind many of the memes used by the presidential campaigns of Andrew Yang and Mike Bloomberg.  Maman's work included an 'AirPod' meme for Yang and a Democratic debate meme for Bloomberg. In an interview with Business Insider, Maman revealed his career in meme-making, and how it started with cold emails. Maman also got an assist from contacts dating to his days as...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, New York City, Trends, Bloomberg, Cnbc, Allan, Trump, Kevin, Yang, Mike Bloomberg, Westchester County New York, Maman, Fox News Tucker Carlson, Andrew Yang, Allan Maman


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....
Tags: Social, Facebook, Apps, Twitter, Instagram, Supreme Court, US, Tech, Policy, Pennsylvania, Republican Party, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Dorsey, Trump, Congressional


'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


This Week in Apps: Conservative apps surge, Instagram redesigned, TikTok gets ghosted

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with   204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People are now spending three hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV. Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re a big business. In 2019, mobile-first companies had a   $544 billion valuation, 6.5x higher ...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Google, Android, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Hbo, Instagram, China, Nigeria, Time, Disney, US, Samsung, Tech


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


"If you’re going to work from home indefinitely, why not make a new home in an exotic place?..."

"It turns out there are drawbacks the trend stories and Instagram posts didn’t share. Tax things. Red-tape things. Wi-Fi rage things. Closed border things. The kinds of things one might gloss over when making an emotional, quarantine-addled decision to pack up an apartment and book a one-way ticket to Panama or Montreal or Kathmandu.... The anxious self-optimization pingpongs between 'Why aren’t I living my best life?' and 'Why aren’t I killing it at work?'... Ms. Smith-Adair’s office became a f...
Tags: Travel, Instagram, Law, Careers, America, Monkeys, United States, Portugal, Starbucks, Montreal, Kathmandu, Panama, Costa, Trump, McDonald, Eugene Ore


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


Facebook blocks hashtags for #sharpiegate, #stopthesteal election conspiracies

Facebook today began to block select hashtags which were being used to share misinformation related to the 2020 U.S. presidential election. Now, searches for the hashtags #SharpieGate is being blocked on the social network. Another election conspiracy hashtag #stopthesteal is also blocked on Facebook, with a note saying some of its content goes against the platform’s community standards. The #stopthesteal hashtag has been promoted by Donald Trump Jr. and other Trump campaign associates on Twi...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Supreme Court, Government, White House, US, Tech, Policy, Pennsylvania, Conspiracy Theories, Trump, Misinformation, Donald Trump Jr


TikTok takes down some hashtags related to election misinformation, leaves others

As social media platforms struggle to get U.S. election misinformation under control with varying degrees of success, TikTok has taken new actions to stop people from searching and browsing select hashtags associated with misinformation and conspiracies related to the U.S. election results. The video app has redirected some hashtags — including #RiggedElection, #SharpieGate and others — where users have been publishing election misinformation. And it has taken down various videos making claims o...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Apps, Twitter, Elections, Instagram, Social Networks, US, Social Media, Tech, Hashtag, Arizona, Trump, 2020 Election, Tiktok, Sharpiegate


How a photographer landed top TikTok stars as clients

Tati Bruening/@illumitati Hi, this is Amanda Perelli. Welcome back to Insider Influencers, our weekly rundown on the influencer and creator economy. Sign up for the newsletter here.A year ago, Tati Bruening became obsessed with TikTok and would sit and scroll for hours. Then she got an idea: What if she could take photos of these rising stars for her Instagram? "I saw the potential in the talent and the e-boy scene," Bruening said. "These are good looking boys that could have a career in m...
Tags: Media, Instagram, Minnesota, California, Youtube, Advertising, Los Angeles, Trends, Karen, Sydney, Influencers, Trump, Boucher, Sánchez, Electoral College, Hollywood Hills


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 ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Twitter, News, Instagram, US, Fox News, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Us Elections, Trump, Donald J Trump, Brian Fung, Reuters Facebook, Supreme Court Here


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


Close US election results plunge social media into nightmare misinformation scenario

When Trump spoke early Wednesday morning, it became clear which long-dreaded election scenario an anxious nation was on the cusp of. “This is a fraud on the American public,” Trump said in remarks delivered from the White House, mixing his campaign with the presidency. “We were getting ready to win this election. Frankly, we did win this election.” Trump’s claim of victory is false — votes are still being counted in a close race — but they heralded his campaign’s intention to work the misinforma...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Government, White House, US, Tech, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Fox News, Michigan, Biden, Trump, Misinformation, Facebook Twitter


Facebook and Instagram notifications warn US users there’s no winner yet in presidential election

Facebook and Instagram are running notifications in their respective apps informing U.S. users that the winner of the 2020 U.S. presidential election has not yet been determined. In large pop-ups appearing at the top of the Facebook and Instagram News Feeds, the notification states that “Votes Are Being Counted” and directs users to other in-app election resources. Both apps are using the same language for their respective notifications: “The winner of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election h...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, US, Social Media, Tech, United States, News Feed, President, Vice President, Biden, Caching, Presidential Election, Mobile Software


Facebook and Instagram notifications warn U.S. users there’s no winner yet in Presidential Election

Facebook and Instagram are running notifications in their respective apps informing U.S. users that the winner of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election has not yet been determined. In large pop-ups appearing at the top of the Facebook and Instagram News Feeds, the notification states that “Votes Are Being Counted” and directs users to other in-app election resources. Both apps are using the same language for their respective notifications: “The winner of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election h...
Tags: Travel, Social, TC, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Social Media, United States, News Feed, President, Vice President, Biden, Caching, Presidential Election, Mobile Software, Facebook Applications


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 ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Post, Florida, Instagram, Washington Post, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Telegraph, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, South Carolina, Trump


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...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Congress, US, Trends, United States, District Of Columbia, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters, Donald J Trump, Grace Panetta, Pennsylvania Michigan Wisconsin, Azmi Haroun


I see Matt Yglesias is doing a sunrise picture... but it's for politics, not, apparently, for any love of nature.

“I have the happiness to know that it is a rising and not a setting sun.” pic.twitter.com/tKtzHmJ2gO— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) November 2, 2020 I've got 2 poetry posts this morning, and I thought Yglesias's quote might be another poem... Maya Angelou, perhaps? But, no, it's Benjamin Franklin: On the last day of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin observed that he had often wondered whether the design on the president's chair depicted a rising or a setting s...
Tags: Photography, Law, America, Reagan, Metaphor, Sunrise, Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin, Biden, Maya Angelou, Trump, Matt Yglesias, Matthew Yglesias, Yglesias, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse


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 ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Post, New York Post, News, Instagram, Washington Post, Senate, India, BJP, Narendra Modi, US, Joe Biden, US Senate



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