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Critics Call White House Social Media Bias Survey A 'Data Collection Ploy'

An anonymous reader quotes the Washington Post: Venky Ganesan, a partner at technology investor Menlo Ventures, told The Washington Post that the White House's new survey about bias on social media is "pure kabuki theatre" and an attempt to curry political points with conservatives. He said the Trump administration's repeated accusations that tech companies censor conservative voices are unfounded because even though most Silicon Valley executives are liberal or libertarian, they wouldn't let po...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Washington Post, White House, Tech, Spain, Internet Association, Silicon Valley, The Washington Post, Menlo Ventures, Trump, Facebook Google, Kevin Roose, Michael Beckerman, Venky Ganesan, Twitter The New York Times


It’s not just Trump to blame for the number of Democrats campaigning to be president in 2020

And so the Democratic race to become the 2020 presidential nominee reaches two dozen, or 23 depending on how seriously you take all of the candidates. It is the largest field in modern history.The Democrat races for the 1972 and 1976 elections both topped out at 16, and there were 17 Republicans as Donald Trump began his march towards the White House in 2016.New York mayor Bill de Blasio is the latest to enter the race this time around, hoping to become the first mayor to gain the presidency.The...
Tags: Twitter, New York, News, Obama, Washington, White House, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Indiana, Cnn, Bill De Blasio, Donald Trump, South Carolina, De Blasio, Princeton University, Trump


Trump Wants Your Social Media Gripes — And Zip Code, Email And Phone Number

The White House on Wednesday asked social media users to submit their tales of suspected political bias by platforms like Facebook, Twitter and others. It also asked for a lot of personal information, with little explanation of how it would be used. “The Trump Administration is fighting for free speech online,” read a White House tweet Wednesday. “No matter your views, if you suspect political bias has caused you to be censored or silenced online, we want to hear about it!” The Trump Adminis...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, News, White House, Censorship, Social Media, The White House, Fox News, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Dorsey, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Trump, Sen Ted Cruz, Facebook Twitter


Trump Admin Creates Web Portal for Supporters to Complain About Getting Banned on Social Media

Donald Trump has made absolutely no secret of his feelings on free speech: He hates it when it’s not servile paeans to him and his agenda. He’s called for opening up “libel laws” to make it easier to sue journalistic outfits, issued (empty) threats to revoke the broadcast licenses of TV outlets that embarrass him,…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Science, Technology, White House, Social Media, Donald Trump, Free Speech, Trump, Tech Policy, Mods Mods, Freedom Of Speech Is Not Freedom From Consequences


The White House wants to know if you’ve been ‘censored or silenced’ by social media

It’s no secret that the Trump administration has been at war with social media. In the past year, the President has accused several online giants of censoring conservative voices, in particular giants like Twitter, Google and Facebook. The Trump Administration is fighting for free speech online. No matter your views, if you suspect political bias has caused you to be censored or silenced online, we want to hear about it! https://t.co/9lc0cqUhuf pic.twitter.com/J8ICbx42dz — The White House ...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, White House, Social Media, Tech, Policy, Jack Dorsey, Trump, Donald J Trump, Oval Office, Facebook Instagram Twitter, Twitter Google, President Trump, Facebook The Trump Administration


White House Asks Users to Report Alleged Social Media Censorship

Doubling down on the idea that conservative views are being censored on social media, the White House launched a web form Wednesday afternoon that asks users to report any actions taken against them on platforms like Facebook and Twitter because of their political views. “Social media platforms should advance freedom of speech,” the White House […]
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, News, White House


White House Abstains From Global ‘Christchurch Call’ Pledge to Stop Spread of Online Hate

The French and New Zealand governments drafted the agreement
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, News, Media, France, White House, Uncategorized, New Zealand, Onetime


White House Refuses to Support 'Christchurch Call' That Condemns Extremism Online, Releases Absolutely Bonkers Statement

The White House has declined to endorse a non-binding response condemning the spread of hate speech and terrorist radicalization on social media. The response, dubbed the “Christchurch Call,” was written in the wake of the terrorist attacks that killed 51 people at two mosques in New Zealand and livestreamed on…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Science, Microsoft, France, White House, Social Media, Terrorism, New Zealand, Donald Trump, Facebook Live, Emmanuel Macron, White Nationalism, Paris accord, President Trump


White House Says It Won’t Sign Global Pact for Tougher Measures on Online Extremism

of New Zealand and President Emmanuel Macron of France were gathered in Paris to sign what they call the “Christchurch Call.”Citing free speech protections in the United States, the Trump administration said it would not endorse the ‘Christchurch Call,’ which calls for the largest internet platforms to eradicate violent and extremist content online.
Tags: Twitter, News, France, White House, Social Media, United States, Terrorism, Paris, New Zealand, Christchurch, Trump, Emmanuel Macron, Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Macron, Computers and the Internet


White House Says It Won’t Sign Global Pact for Tougher Measures on Online Violence

of New Zealand and President Emmanuel Macron of France were gathered in Paris to sign what they call the “Christchurch Call.”Citing free speech protections in the United States, the Trump administration said it would not endorse the ‘Christchurch Call,’ which calls for the largest internet platforms to eradicate violent and extremist content online.
Tags: Twitter, News, France, White House, Social Media, United States, Terrorism, Paris, New Zealand, Christchurch, Trump, Emmanuel Macron, Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Macron, Computers and the Internet


Aides’ Tactics For Handling Impulsive POTUS? Ignore Trump Twitter Announcements

In a White House run by President Trump, short attention spans are just part of the daily routine. Aides and lawmakers left to clean up the ashes of Trump’s impulsive policy announcements bank on the President forgetting his latest Twitter directive before they actually have to do the work to implement it, according to new reporting in the Atlantic. For example, at the end of March, the president announced he would be cutting off aide to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador as a means of deter...
Tags: Twitter, News, Congress, White House, Fbi, Chicago, Atlantic, United States, House, Senate Appropriations Committee, State Department, Nancy Pelosi, El Salvador, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump


Kamala Harris working hard to get on the left side of history

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris’s run for president is more like a hand-over-hand scramble out of the hole she dug herself while serving as San Francisco’s DA and California’s Attorney General. During that time, she was something of a moderate among Democrats, and was therefore widely reviled on the left for her invariable support of police and prosecutors, even when their prosecutions were deeply flawed. Attorney Lara Bazelon, director of the Criminal Juvenile Justice and Racial Justice Clinical Progra...
Tags: Twitter, California, Opinion, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, San Francisco, Sport, Joe Biden, Cnn, Soccer, Lausd, Bill, Orange County, Kamala Harris, Democratic Party


President Trump Retweets 60 Comments About Russia Probe, China Trade

The 46-minute spree provided insight into what was on his mind Saturday morning
Tags: Twitter, News, White House, Uncategorized, Onetime


People are trolling Jerry Falwell Jr. on Twitter with sexy pool boy GIFs and it’s amazing

Falwell has begun furiously blocking people and even updated his Twitter bio to say "Haters will be blocked."
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Scandal, Sex, Lifestyle, Gifs, Trolling, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Jerry Falwell Jr, Falwell, Pool Boy


Now people can’t stop tweeting about Jerry Falwell Jr.’s pool boy

Jerry Falwell Jr.’s former Miami pool boy, Giancarlo Granda, insists he knows nothing about the alleged x-rated photos.
Tags: Twitter, Sex Scandal, Politics, Lifestyle, Miami, Pics, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Jerry Falwell Jr, Giancarlo Granda, X-rated Photos, Pool Boy


Twitter publishes latest government data request figures

Twitter’s latest transparency report is out. The social media giant said it received six percent fewer requests for user data from governments between June and December 2018 than during its previous reporting period. According to the newly released data, Twitter received 6,904 government requests for information on 11,112 accounts — the exact number of requests as its most recent report but with fewer accounts affected. The company turned over some data in just over half of all cases. The U.S...
Tags: Travel, Security, Twitter, Politics, Government, Articles, Fbi, Software, United States, Operating Systems, Transparency Report, National Security Letter


Trump's tweet about Workhorse sent its stock soaring on news the electric-truck company is in talks to buy a GM assembly plant in Ohio (WKHS)

Workhorse, the electric-truck company negotiating a deal to buy an Ohio assembly plant from General Motors, got a sizable boost in its stock price on Wednesday after President Donald Trump sent a tweet about the deal. Shares of Workhorse Group Incorporated finished the day at $2.65, nearly 215% above the previous day's close at $0.84 per share. The stock settled at $3.47 in after-hours trading. Workhorse shares have floated around $1 or less for most of 2019. Trump apparently preempted an offi...
Tags: Twitter, China, US, Barack Obama, Trends, General Motors, Mary Barra, Gm, Ohio, Donald Trump, Trump, Midwest, Lordstown, Lordstown Ohio, Steve Burns, Workhorse


Why You Shouldn't Trust Twitter on Trump

Since taking office, President Trump has made 10,000 false or misleading statements, according to a report by the Washington Post. Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Tweet, Lifehacks, Facts, Trump, Washington Post Read, Fake News, Fakenews


President Trump Criticizes Social Media Companies After Facebook Bans Some Extremist Accounts

Trump declared on Twitter that he was "monitoring and watching, closely!!"
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, News, White House, Uncategorized, Freedom Of Speech, Trump, Onetime


Anti-Moe Animator: “Anime Should be PC Like Marvel & Disney!”

An artist who has worked on Doraemon and Pokemon has condemned the effect of moe on the anime industry and praised Marvel and Disney’s commitment to virtue signalling. Anime industry employee Keiko Moritsugu (who has worked as a CG artist for Doraemon and a character designer for Pokemon) has written a scathing rebuke of the […]
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Marvel, Disney, Feminism, Doraemon, Pokemon, Anime, Moe, Keiko Moritsugu


Steve Moore: Trump's Federal Reserve pick who made controversial comments about women withdraws

Stephen Moore is out as Donald Trump’s pick to join the Federal Reserve. In a tweet sent on Thursday, the president said Mr Moore had “decided to withdraw from the Fed process.”Following Herman Cain’s withdrawal, this is the second would-be nomination from the president in a week to fall apart.“Steve won the battle of ideas including Tax Cuts... and deregulation which have produced non-inflationary prosperity for all Americans,” the president’s tweets continued. “I’ve asked Steve to work with me...
Tags: Twitter, News, Senate, White House, America, Reagan, Bloomberg, Gop, Federal Reserve, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Steve, Trump, Fed, Moore, Herman Cain


Google tells U.S. House it spends 'hundreds of millions' on content review each year, found +1M 'terrorist videos' on YouTube in Q1 2019

Alphabet, parent company of Google and YouTube, told a U.S. House panel that it spends hundreds of millions of dollars on reviewing content each year, and claims to have identified at least one million “terrorist videos” on YouTube in the first quarter of 2019. Alphabet/Google/YouTube disclosed this information to lawmakers in an April 24 letter that was made public on Thursday. The letter claims that a “manual review” by YouTube content moderation workers found 90,000 videos violated YouTub...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Post, Politics, Technology, News, Youtube, Social Media, Tech, US news, New Zealand, Terrorists, Reuters, Rose, Microsoft Corp


Facebook bans Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, Laura Loomer, Louis Farrakhan, as 'dangerous'

Facebook says it has banned accounts for Infowars, Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, Laura Loomer, Louis Farrakhan, and others from both Facebook and Instagram, citing its “dangerous individuals and organizations” policy. Some accounts are still up, however, at the time of the coordinated, multi-publication, embargoed news release. The ban apparently hasn't fully gone into effect as of 1130am PT, and Milo even posted something to Instagram mocking the news, and promoting his email newsletter. Fa...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Post, Business, Politics, Technology, News, Instagram, Washington Post, Cnn, Atlantic, Terrorism, Islam, Watson, Hate Speech


Why can't Twitter stop Trump's hateful tweets about Ilhan Omar?

Congresswoman received death threats following video Trump posted – but he didn’t technically violate the rules The rules just aren’t the same for Donald Trump as they are for the rest of us. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey apparently admitted as much this week on a phone call with Minnesota representative Ilhan Omar.As reported by the Washington Post, Dorsey, often criticized for his inaction when it comes removing hateful and threatening content from the platform, was asked by Omar why he hadn’t taken...
Tags: Twitter, Post, News, Minnesota, White House, Islamic State, Republican, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Dorsey, Trump, Omar, Mueller, Ilhan Omar, Trump on Twitter, Washington Post Dorsey


Trevor Noah Mocks Trump for Throwing a Tantrum Over How Many Twitter Followers He Has

Comedy CentralOn Wednesday, the news broke that President Donald Trump had an Oval Office meeting with Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey, wherein he proceeded to badger the bearded tech bro over his follower count. Trump, who boasts close to 60 million Twitter followers—far short of former President Obama’s 106 million-plus—reportedly argued that he’d lost a significant number of followers due to purges targeting conservatives. But Dorsey “had to explain to the president that like other Twi...
Tags: Twitter, News, Obama, White House, Nazis, Noah, United States, Santa, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Trevor Noah, Dorsey, Trump, Oval Office, Trump Twitter, Dan Scavino


Here’s what Democratic presidential hopefuls say about AI on Twitter (not much)

In the era of Trumpian politics the public forum is no longer the evening news or the morning paper: it’s Twitter. We decided to see which politicians were embracing the platform to discuss what we feel will be one of the most important issues of their potential presidency: artificial intelligence. What we found wasn’t good. We gathered a list of every AI-related tweet 2020 Democratic hopefuls sent over the past 12 months. Our expectation was that there’d be a few thousand or so, and we’d spend ...
Tags: Startups, Twitter, Politics, Social Media, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Robots


MPs criticise social media firms for failure to report criminal posts

Facebook, Google and Twitter condemned for not telling police about crimes on their platformsFacebook, Google and Twitter have been criticised by a UK parliamentary committee for their refusal to report users to the police when they remove criminal posts.Representatives of all three companies appeared in front of the home affairs select committee to discuss their progress on tackling hate speech and terrorism on their platforms. But MPs said they were shocked to learn that none of the companies ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, UK, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Internet, Youtube, Social Media, Society, UK News, Digital Media, Yvette Cooper, UK security and counter-terrorism


Trump Swerves From Mueller To The Border In Rambling Morning Of Tweets

President Donald Trump was at it again Wednesday morning. In a series of tweets, the commander-in-chief complained yet again about press coverage of his administration, scrutiny from congressional Democrats, and migrants and asylum seekers attempting to enter the United States. Trump first revived his accusation against “United Kingdom Intelligence” for “helping Obama Administration Spy” on his campaign. The British GCHQ rebutted the claim, aggressively, without naming Trump. “Former CIA ana...
Tags: Twitter, News, Supreme Court, Obama, Congress, Washington Post, Gchq, Mexico, White House, Immigration, Dnc, United States, CBP, Cia, Donald Trump, Trump


Trump Is at His Most Relatable Complaining About Losing Twitter Followers

 President Trump met with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey today, and according to the Washington Post, the leader of the free world spent a significant amount of time complaining to Dorsey about his perception that Twitter has intentionally lowered his follower count.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Washington Post, White House, Social Media, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Dorsey, Trump, Twitter followers, Trump Administration



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