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Facebook will label politicians’ posts that violate its policies after all

Social media companies have always struggled to find the right balance between enabling free speech and while moderating inappropriate content. But since Donald Trump entered the White House, this debate has taken on a complicated new layer: Should private companies censor the President of the United States, even when he violates the company’s posting guidelines After years of waffling, Twitter finally began taking a stand this year, placing warning labels on misinformation and hiding (but not r...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, White House, United States, Donald Trump, Insider


Measures to protect Trump from coronavirus scale up even as he seeks to move on

President Donald Trump appears ready to move on from a still-raging coronavirus pandemic -- skipping the first White House task force briefing in months and moving the event out of the White House itself. But the measures meant to protect him from catching the virus have scaled up dramatically.
Tags: White House, Cnn, Donald Trump, Trump


New Numbers Showing Coronavirus Spread Intrude on a White House in Denial

Both President Trump and Vice President Pence seem oblivious to the new chapter in the pandemic.
Tags: Florida, Texas, News, White House, Arizona, Trump, Mike, Pence, Fauci, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Anthony S, Presidential Election of 2020, Tulsa (Okla, Deborah L, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Zuckerberg: It Is Now More Convenient for Me to Be the Arbiter of Truth

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has pulled a massive 180—at least on his public rhetoric—and said at a town hall meeting and Facebook post on Friday that the company will start affixing labels to or taking down posts from public figures like Donald Trump that violate its rules, as well as prohibit more categories of hate…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, Science, Technology, Ads, Donald Trump, Zuckerberg, Political Ads


Appeals court: Trump wrongly diverted $2.5 billion for border wall

The White House said the decision won’t interfere with its ability to continue building the wall.
Tags: News, White House, Trump


On Parler, The Right-Wing Social Media Site, Free Speech Isn’t Free

The self-proclaimed "unbiased" alternative to Twitter requires users to agree to pay Parler's legal bills if it gets sued over their posts.
Tags: Politics, News, Right Wing Social Media Site Free Speech


Poll Tracker: Pandemic boosts Liberals back into majority territory

The Liberals are enjoying support they have not seen since their post-2015 election honeymoon and would very likely secure another majority government if an election were held today, according to the latest projections from the CBC's newly relaunched Poll Tracker. CBC polls analyst Éric Grenier breaks down the numbers.
Tags: Politics, News, Cbc, Éric Grenier


White House does not commit to temperature checks in meeting with U.S. airlines

Top U.S. airline executives met on Friday with Vice President Mike Pence and other senior administration officials but did not come away with any commitments from the White House on mandating temperature checks for airline passengers. Airlines want the U.S. government to administer temperature checks to all passengers in a bid to reassure the public.
Tags: Politics, News, White House, Airlines, Mike Pence


Bill Clinton Calls JFK's Last Surviving Sister Jean Kennedy Smith a 'Blessing' During Virtual Memorial

Jean Kennedy Smith, who served as the United States ambassador to Ireland under Bill Clinton, died at 92
Tags: Politics, News, United States, Ireland, Bill Clinton, Jean Kennedy Smith, Bill Clinton Calls JFK


California Lawmakers Finish Work Closing $54B Deficit

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Legislature on Friday finished work on a state spending plan that closes an historic $54.3 billion deficit by temporarily raising taxes on businesses, cutting funding to courts, colleges and state worker salaries, and delaying billions of dollars in payments to public schools. The $202.1 billion budget marks an incredible reversal for the state’s most populous state, which just six months ago was preparing a spending plan that included a multibillion-doll...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Local, California News, San Francisco, Ap, Gavin Newsom, Bakersfield, Cooper, Assembly, Sacramento Calif, Jim Cooper, Newsom, Aaron Edwards, Assembly Budget Committee


Military leadership warns troops against 'quarantine fatigue'

Despite the White House's public optimism about the coronavirus pandemic, US military leaders are holding firm to strict guidelines for troops and warning against "quarantine fatigue."
Tags: White House, US, Cnn


ICYMI: Your TPM Weekend News Roundup

TPM Gets Results! TPM’s Josh Kovensky reported on Tuesday that the Trump administration was about to pull support and funding for a number of local COVID-19 testing sites. The story set off a public outcry, leading to Texas’ Republican senators, John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, calling on the Trump administration to continue supporting the testing sites in their state. Local officials affected by the administration’s decision to bail on testing also called for the government’s support to continue. TPM...
Tags: New York, Texas, News, Cdc, White House, Ted Cruz, Bill De Blasio, SEC, Press, Doj, Abbott, Trump, Greg Abbott, Don, Berman, HHS


Who Will Secure the Right of the American People to Keep and Bear Arms? PART ONE

Who Will Secure the Right of the American People to Keep and Bear Arms? PART ONE U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- We begin with one simple basic, indisputable, but melancholy truth: No Branch of our Government cares deeply about preserving and strengthening the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution; neither Congress; nor the U.S. Supreme Court; nor, for that matter, the Chief Executive of our Nation, President Donald Trump. Sure, there are outliers in Congress and on the High Court who seek to pr...
Tags: New York, Guns, Congress, Obama Administration, Senate, White House, High Court, House, Mitch McConnell, Department Of Justice, Seattle, Donald Trump, Doj, Committee, Trump, Nra


Granada Hills developer pleads guilty in pay-to-play scheme involving Councilman Jose Huizar

LOS ANGELES — A real estate development consultant pleaded guilty Friday to a federal racketeering charge for his role in a pay-to-play scheme at City Hall allegedly tied to now-suspended Councilman Jose Huizar’s approval of large building projects in downtown Los Angeles. George Chiang, 41, of Granada Hills pleaded guilty via videoconference to one federal count of conspiring to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO) statute, which carries a sentence of up to 20 years ...
Tags: Politics, News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Los Angeles City Council, City Hall, LA City Council, Esparza, Chiang, Huizar, Jose Huizar, Granada Hills, Top Stories LADN


Democrats renew health care attacks on GOP as virus builds

Democrats are intensifying their attacks on President Donald Trump and his Republican allies over health care, hoping that an issue that helped lift the party during the 2018 midterms will prove even more resonant as the White House seeks to repeal the Affordable Care Act during a public health crisis. Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, told an audience in the swing state of Pennsylvania this week that efforts to undermine the Obama-era health care law were “cruel” and ...
Tags: News, Obama, White House, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Gop, House, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump


Photos: Trader Joe’s opens new store in North Hollywood

Trader Joe’s opened a new store in North Hollywood — and the long-awaited opening was quite a different scene in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Located on Laurel Canyon Blvd in NoHo West, the store opened its doors with a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony and giveaways. Like in other stores across the city, NoHo’s Trader Joe’s has launched a number of social distancing measures to keep employees and customers safe. On Friday morning, shoppers lined up outside the store, wearing face masks an...
Tags: White House, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Joe, TJ, San Fernando Valley, NoHo, Junipero Serra, Los Angeles Daily News, David Crane, North Hollywood, Laurel Canyon Blvd, San Fernando CA, SCNG Los Angeles, Paul Krekorian


Upon Further Review, Facebook Will Label Politicians’ Posts That Violate Its Rules

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is taking a page out of the Twitter handbook, revealing during a Facebook Live video Friday afternoon that the social network will begin labeling content from elected officials that it deems newsworthy, but that would otherwise violate its policies. Zuckerberg explained in a separate post that this occurs "a handful of...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, Advertising, Zuckerberg, Social Pro Daily


Trump Cancels NJ Golf Club Getaway Amid Guv’s Travel Restrictions

President Donald Trump suddenly cancelled his plans for a weekend trip to his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey on Friday. Trump’s getaway technically would have flouted New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy’s (D) new travel advisory mandating that individuals who are traveling from states “with significant community spread” of COVID-19, which includes Arizona, must first self-quarantine for 14 days. The President held a campaign event at a megachurch in Phoenix, Arizona on Tuesday. However, White Ho...
Tags: News, White House, United States, Arizona, Donald Trump, Cnbc, Trump, PHOENIX Arizona, Murphy, Bedminster New Jersey, Phil Murphy, Judd Deere, Cristina Cabrera, Trump golf clubs, COVID, Trump Cancels NJ Golf Club


Facebook to label all voting-related posts, not just Trump’s

By Kurt Wagner and Sarah Frier, Bloomberg Facebook will begin labeling all posts that include information about voting with a link encouraging users to get facts from the company’s new voting hub, and expanded its prohibition on hate speech in advertising. The new policy on voting announced Friday by Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg means Facebook will label future posts from U.S President Donald Trump, and everyone else, about mail-in ballots or other voting-related issues, regardless of...
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Gov. Newsom Urges One County To Reimpose Stay-At-Home Orders

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. (AP) – Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday that he wants an agricultural Southern California county to reimpose stay-home orders amid a surge in positive coronavirus tests there and through much of the state. Imperial County, with a population of 175,000 people on the state’s border with Mexico, has been the slowest in the state to reopen amid continued high positivity rates, which have averaged 23% in the last week, compared with 5.7% statewide. The Imperial Valley, which provi...
Tags: Politics, London, News, Mexico, California News, San Francisco, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Imperial County, Mexicali, Newsom, Imperial Valley, Rancho Cordova Calif, Coronavirus


Black Broadway Actor Robert Hartwell Buys House Built by Slaves in 1820 After Seller Implied He Couldn’t Afford It

Broadway actor Robert Hartwell says he’s “never been prouder to be a black man” after he was able to purchase a historic house built by slaves in 1820. Hartwell, who has appeared in Broadway productions such as Hello, Dolly! and Motown the Musical, took to Instagram Thursday (Jun. 25) to show off his new purchase and to share his immense pride in being able to buy a home that was originally built by slaves 200 years ago. In the post’s caption, Robert explained how he knew the house was his as so...
Tags: Instagram, White House, Alabama, NFL, Broadway, Homes, Pop Culture, Jazz, Mlb, Hamilton, Robert, Tony, Russell, Dolly, Hartwell, Alexander City Alabama


Nearly Two Months After 'Reopening,' Florida Hits 9,000 Coronavirus Cases in a Single Day

Florida is witnessing a major spike in confirmed covid-19 cases roughly seven weeks after Gov. Rick DeSantis announced plans to reopen the state following consultation with the White House. In a single day this week, 8,942 new cases were confirmed, state health officials said on Friday.Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, White House, Rick DeSantis, Coronavirus, Covid 19, The Sunshine State


Trump's spending for border wall rejected by U.S. appeals court

In a pair of 2-1 decisions, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the White House lacked constitutional authority for the transfer, noting that Congress had denied the funding and finding no "unforeseen military requirement" to justify it. The court also said California and New Mexico, which share a border with Mexico and were among 20 states suing the government, had legal standing to sue. Chief Judge Sidney Thomas said "the Executive Branch's failure to show, in concrete terms, that the...
Tags: News, Congress, California, Mexico, White House, New Mexico, Department Of Justice, Executive Branch, Trump, 9th U S Circuit Court of Appeals, Sidney Thomas


Trump cancels weekend trip to Bedminster

The White House had said that the president would not comply with New Jersey's quarantine policy during a planned visit this weekend.
Tags: News, White House, New Jersey, Trump, Bedminster


Mike Pence hails 'truly remarkable progress' as US sees record new coronavirus cases – video

Amid the surge of new cases in the United States, the White House coronavirus task force, led by Mike Pence, held its first briefing in nearly two months, signalling a recognition that the administration can't ignore the alarming increases. The vice president took the opportunity to hail the 'remarkable progress' the Trump administration has had in dealing with the coronavirus outbreak as a surge across the South and West sent the number of confirmed new infections per day to an all-time high of...
Tags: White House, US, US news, West, United States, South, Trump, Mike Pence, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus: Mike Pence hails 'truly remarkable progress' as US sees record new cases – video

Amid the surge of new cases in the United States, the White House coronavirus task force, led by Mike Pence, held its first briefing in nearly two months, signalling a recognition that the administration can't ignore the alarming increases. The vice president took the opportunity to hail the 'remarkable progress' the Trump administration has had in dealing with the coronavirus outbreak as a surge across the South and West sent the number of confirmed new infections per day to an all-time high of...
Tags: White House, US, US news, West, United States, South, Trump, Mike Pence, Coronavirus outbreak


See Dr. Gupta's response to Pence's false claim about virus

CNN's Sanjay Gupta breaks down the White House coronavirus task force briefing in which Vice President Mike Pence said that the reopening economy was encouraging news as cases hit an all-time record in the US.
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See Gupta's response to Pence's false claim about virus

CNN's Sanjay Gupta breaks down the White House coronavirus task force briefing in which Vice President Mike Pence said that the reopening economy was encouraging news as cases hit an all-time record in the US.
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, Stories, Mike Pence, Sanjay Gupta, Gupta


Watch Dr. Gupta's response to Pence's false claim about virus

CNN's Sanjay Gupta breaks down the White House coronavirus task force briefing in which Vice President Mike Pence said that the reopening economy was encouraging news as cases hit an all-time record in the US.
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, Stories, Mike Pence, Pence, Sanjay Gupta, Gupta


An Image Depixelator That Whitewashes People of Color Has Opened Rifts in the AI Community

The experimental tool seemed innocuous enough at first glance: Plug in a pixelated image of a face and it would generate a higher-resolution mock-up using machine learning. But it wasn't long after an independent programmer posted it to Twitter last week that other researchers started to notice a glaring flaw. When prompted with Barack Obama's...
Tags: Twitter, General, Advertising, Barack Obama, Artificial Intelligence



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