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White House at a Total Fucking Loss to Explain Trump's TikTok Shakedown

No one in the White House has any idea what the fuck Donald Trump was talking about when he suggested that the U.S. Treasury should get a slice of any deal for Microsoft to buy TikTok.Read more...
Tags: Apps, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Privacy, White House, China, Cybersecurity, Espionage, Donald Trump, Trump, U S Treasury, CFIUS, Tiktok, Committee On Foreign Investment In The US, Repeat After Me B R I B E


China: We Will Not Allow the US to Seize the Memes of Production

Chinese state media has responded to Donald Trump’s decision that he’s the president of TikTok now, accusing him of stealing. Reuters quoted the state-backed paper China Daily, in which the editorial board wrote that China won’t tolerate Donald Trump’s “bullying” and outright “theft” of TikTok, and that China had…Read more...
Tags: Science, China, US, Donald Trump, China Daily, Reuters, Tiktok


Donald Trump flounders in interview over US Covid-19 death toll

President again says he is doing ‘incredible job’ fighting pandemic and casts doubt on Jeffrey Epstein’s cause of deathCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDonald Trump visibly floundered in an interview when pressed on a range of issues, including the number of coronavirus cases and deaths in the US, his claims that mail-in voting is fraudulent, and his inaction over the “Russian bounty” scandal.The US president also repeatedly cast doubt on the cause of death of Jeffrey ...
Tags: Science, Russia, US, World news, US news, US politics, Infectious Diseases, Donald Trump, Jeffrey Epstein, Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell, US elections 2020, Coronavirus outbreak, US Covid


Donald Trump on the ropes in interview over US Covid-19 death toll

President again says he is doing ‘incredible job’ fighting pandemic and casts doubt on Jeffrey Epstein’s cause of deathCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDonald Trump visibly floundered in an interview when pressed on a range of issues, including the number of coronavirus cases and deaths in the US, his claims that mail-in voting is fraudulent, and his inaction over the “Russian bounty” scandal.The US president also repeatedly cast doubt on the cause of death of Jeffrey ...
Tags: Science, Russia, US, World news, US news, US politics, Infectious Diseases, Donald Trump, Jeffrey Epstein, Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell, US elections 2020, Coronavirus outbreak, US Covid


Trump Admin Moves to Boot GOP FCC Commissioner Who Hinted Its Social Media Order Is 'Gibberish'

The White House has yanked its nomination to give GOP Federal Communications Commissioner Mike O’Rielly another term at the agency, offering no explanation as to why.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Science, Technology, Fcc, Youtube, White House, Social Media, Federal Communications Commission, Donald Trump, Free Speech, Tech Policy, Section 230, Mike O'Rielly, Mike Orielly


Trump Demands Microsoft Pay Off the U.S. Treasury to Secure TikTok Deal

Donald Trump is demanding the U.S. government somehow get a juicy cut of any deal for Microsoft to buy Chinese-owned video app TikTok—or else.Read more...
Tags: Security, Apps, Music, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Privacy, China, Espionage, Donald Trump, U S Treasury, Bytedance, Tiktok, Trump Demands Microsoft


Trump Tells Reporters He Plans to Ban TikTok as Soon as Saturday [Update: TikTok Responds]

President Donald Trump said he plans to sign an executive order banning TikTok as soon as Saturday, according to several reporters he spoke with aboard Air Force One on Friday evening.Read more...
Tags: Science, Donald Trump, Trump, Tiktok, Tick Tock Tiktok, Ban TikTok


Bytedance, Microsoft Offer Acquisition Deal After Trump Mentions Upcoming TikTok Ban [Updated]

Update: 8/1/2020, 1:41 p.m. ET: Per a Saturday Reuters report, TikTok’s parent company Bytedance has agreed to full transparency with the U.S. government and offered to divest its U.S. operations of TikTok completely if it’ll keep President Donald Trump from banning the app, according to two people familiar with the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Donald Trump, Reuters, Bytedance, Tiktok, Tick Tock Tiktok, Bytedance Microsoft


Trump Tells Reporters He Plans to Ban TikTok as Soon as Saturday

President Donald Trump said he plans to sign an executive order banning TikTok as soon as Saturday, according to several reporters he spoke with aboard Air Force One on Friday evening.Read more...
Tags: Science, Donald Trump, Trump, Tiktok, Tick Tock Tiktok, Ban TikTok


Microsoft Reportedly Looking to Buy TikTok as Trump Admin Edges Closer to Crackdown

After what seems like a lifetime of political flak and negative media attention, the China-based company ByteDance might finally surrender ownership of TikTok in the United States. This afternoon, Fox Business Network correspondent Charles Gasparino tweeted, and Bloomberg reported, that Donald Trump plans to order…Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, China, Bloomberg, United States, Donald Trump, Fox Business Network, Charles Gasparino, Bytedance, Tiktok


House Dems Say Trump Admin Got Played for Chumps on $644 Million Ventilator Deal

The White House got duped into overpaying for ventilators by half a billion dollars in the first few months of the novel coronavirus pandemic, House Democrats alleged in an oversight subcommittee report released Friday.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, White House, House, Donald Trump, Peter Navarro, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Ventilators, House Dems Say Trump Admin Got Played for Chumps


President Trump's Department of Violent Goons Investigates Tweets of Portland Journalists

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security sent local police departments in Oregon at least three intelligence reports about the journalism and tweets of reporters in Portland over the past week, according to the Washington Post. The intelligence reports included tweets from journalists at the New York Times and Lawfare…Read more...
Tags: Science, Washington Post, Oregon, Dhs, New York Times, Protests, Portland, CBP, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, First Amendment, Trump, U S Department of Homeland Security, Fascism, President Trump, Office of Intelligence and Analysis


President Trump Ditches Mask as U.S. Death Toll Surpasses 150,000

President Donald Trump declined to wear a face mask at a photo-op for the oil industry in Midland, Texas on Wednesday, despite being in close proximity to several people in a state that’s crawling with the coronavirus. The decision to go maskless sent a decidedly anti-science message at a time when U.S. deaths from…Read more...
Tags: Science, Donald Trump, Midland Texas, President Trump, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Coronavirus live news: US coronavirus deaths top 150,000 as France sees surge in cases

American deaths pass grim milestone; French authorities report 1,392 new cases; Hong Kong outbreak ‘overwhelming’ medical systemGermany’s Covid-19 fears grow over ‘reckless’ partygoersObey rules to avoid second Covid-19 lockdown, leaders warnTwenty-one US states declared ‘red zone’ for infection spikesItaly ‘walking a fine line’ on coronavirus infectionsSee all our coronavirus coverage 9.26pm BST From grim milestones to record unemployment rates and protests against stay-at-home orders, the ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, France, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Donald Trump, Coronavirus outbreak


Tucker Carlson Defends Doctor Who Says Demons Steal Semen From People While They Sleep

Fox News host Tucker Carlson lashed out at tech companies and reporters Tuesday night, insisting that a pro-Trump group called “America’s Frontlines Doctors” was being censored and improperly ridiculed for their beliefs. Carlson, of course, is full of shit.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Medicine, Youtube, Dna, America, Cnn, Aliens, Fox News, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Tucker Carlson, White Supremacy, Carlson


Who Are 'America's Frontline Doctors', the Pro-Trump, Pro-Hydroxychloroquine Weirdos Banned From Social Media?

A group calling itself “America’s Frontline Doctors” held a press conference in Washington, D.C. on Monday, falsely declaring that there is a cure for covid-19—hydroxychloroquine—and it was was being suppressed by the world’s leading health experts. The group’s videos were seen by millions on Facebook, Twitter, and…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Republicans, Drugs, Washington, America, Doctors, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Breitbart News, Facebook Twitter, Tea Party Patriots, Astroturfing, Hydroxychloroquine, President Trump


Republican Senator's Campaign 'Accidentally' Photoshops Jewish Opponent With Larger Nose

Republican Senator David Perdue of Georgia has been called out for running a Facebook ad campaign that featured a digitally manipulated photo of his opponent, Democrat Jon Ossoff, with a bigger nose. Ossoff is Jewish and depictions of cartoonishly large noses have been a staple of anti-Semitic propaganda for over a…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Science, Photoshop, Republicans, Georgia, Democrats, Facebook Ads, Epa, Donald Trump, Marriage Equality, Anti Semitism, David Perdue, President Trump, 2020 Election, Jon Ossoff


Twitter Trends Are a Crime Against Me, the President, Tweets President

Today in squirmy little squids squirting clouds of ink: Twitter trends that make the president look bad are somehow illegal, according to the president. Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Science, Social Media, Donald Trump, Coronavirus, Mr President You Posted Cringe


Big Oil

Our modern world is full of unholy alliances. Evangelicals and President Donald Trump, Sprint and T-Mobile, pickles and trash beer (actually, that last one sounds awesome). But there are few relationships as toxic as one uncovered in a new report from accountability watchdog LittleSis. Researchers dug into how the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Police, Racism, Fossil Fuels, Violence, Police Brutality, Donald Trump, Big Oil, LittleSis Researchers


Man With Sole Authority to Launch Nuclear Weapons Retweets Random Fistfight

President Donald Trump retweeted a random fistfight over the weekend in an attempt to make fun of people who wear masks during the pandemic, the latest sign that Trump is basically a bored troll who just so happens to have the sole authority to launch America’s many nuclear weapons. Trump, as everyone knows at this…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, America, Social Media, War, Nuclear Weapons, Donald Trump, Trump, Jake Tapper, President Trump, Our Garbage President, Coronavirus, Covid 19


The Trump Administration Doesn't Understand Memes

During a press conference Friday, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany decried the supposed canceling of Nickelodeon’s popular kids show PAW Patrol and, in doing so, proved why outrage over so-called cancel culture is usually nothing more than deflective bullshit.Read more...
Tags: Science, White House, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, Nickelodeon, Cancelled, Trump, Paw Patrol, Kayleigh McEnany, Trump Administration, George Floyd, Trump Administration Doesn t Understand Memes


New York Times Casually Drops Another Story About How Aliens Are Probably Real

The New York Times published a story Thursday night about the likelihood that aliens have visited Earth. The main takeaway? Aliens could be real and the U.S. government has been conducting classified briefings in recent years about things left behind by “off world vehicles.”Read more...
Tags: Science, Military, New York Times, Aliens, Harry Reid, Donald Trump, UFOs, Pandemic, President Trump, Are Aliens Real


Coronavirus live news: US cases top 4m as WHO chief chides Pompeo for 'untrue' claims

US Secretary of State’s reported comments ‘untrue, unacceptable and without foundation’ says WHO; Trump cancels Jacksonville RNC; Bolsonaro not distancing despite positive test. Follow the latest updatesUS surpasses 4m Covid-19 cases as states dial back reopeningSouth Africa sees spike in excess deaths suggesting high Covid-19 tollSouth Korea goes into recession as Australia flags huge deficitUS daily coronavirus deaths surpass 1,000 for first time since June 1.12am BST Here is the full stor...
Tags: Science, Australia, Africa, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Korea, Brazil, Who, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters, State


Jared Kushner in Fight With Telecom CEOs Over Trump Campaign Texts Blocked By Anti-Spam System

Donald Trump’s re-election campaign and its de facto leader, his son-in-law and Jimmy Neutron wannabe Jared Kushner, is locked in an increasingly bitter feud with mobile networks preventing them from spamming millions of people with donation or get out the vote requests.Read more...
Tags: Mobile, Verizon, Politics, Science, Fcc, Federal Communications Commission, Att, Donald Trump, Robocalls, Robotexts, T Mobile, 2020 Elections, Jared Kushner, Tech Policy, Jimmy Neutron, Deserving Each Other


That Viral Photo of Ernest With Jeffrey Epstein Is Actually Fake

Have you seen that photo of beloved actor Jim Varney, famous for the Ernest movie franchise, standing next to convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein? The photo has been doing the rounds on Twitter today, but we’re here to tell you Ernest isn’t canceled. The image is photoshopped.Read more...
Tags: Science, Robin Williams, Getty Images, Donald Trump, Fake, Fakes, Ernest, Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell, Jim Varney, President Trump


Donald Trump's assault on the WHO is deeply worrying for global health | Peter Beaumont

A diplomacy shaped around self-serving tittle-tattle now risks lives and undermines America’s standing in the worldThe campaign by the Trump administration against the World Health Organization has often seemed faintly preposterous.Over the months of the coronavirus pandemic its untruths and hyperbole have been dismissed by many as iterations of Trumpspeak, whose main purpose has been to distract from the US’s catastrophic response to Covid-19, which has claimed almost 140,000 lives and devastat...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, US, America, Society, UK News, World news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Global development, Who, World Health Organization, Donald Trump, Trump, Global Health


Trump's New Facebook Ad Uses Protest Photo From Ukraine in 2014, Not U.S. in 2020

President Donald Trump’s latest Facebook ad campaign uses a photo of protesters clashing with police, and suggests there will be “chaos and violence” if the president isn’t re-elected in November. Facebook users who see the new ad will probably assume the photo was taken in the United States sometime this year. In…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Science, Social Media, Ukraine, United States, Donald Trump, Mstyslav Chernov, Secret Police, President Trump, Antifa, 2020 Uprising, Trump s New Facebook


Coronavirus live news: Trump urges people to wear masks as China vaccine starts final tests

Sinovac vaccine becomes third worldwide to enter Phase 3 clinical trial; California cases set to overtake New York’s; Mike Pompeo attacks WHO. Follow the latest updatesTrump urges Americans to wear masksTrump says pandemic will ‘get worse’ at first Covid-19 briefing in monthsUS failure to report vital coronavirus data is hobbling responseCoronavirus vaccine tracker: how close are we to a vaccine?See all our coronavirus coverage 1.26am BST Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Tuesday im...
Tags: New York, Science, California, White House, China, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Zimbabwe, Donald Trump, Trump, Afp, Emmerson Mnangagwa


No, a Reporter Did Not Call the White House Press Secretary a 'Lying Bitch'

An Al Jazeera reporter did not call White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany a “lying bitch” on Tuesday, despite claims to the otherwise by sizable contingent of pro-Donald Trump Twitter accounts.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Science, Audio, White House, Social Media, Al Jazeera, Donald Trump, Fake, Misinformation, Kayleigh McEnany, Donald Trump Twitter


Zuck: Would These Hips Lie... About a Secret Deal With Trump?

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is mostly in the news today for an unflattering photograph of him taken while surfing, slathered in Marilyn Manson-esque levels of sunscreen paired with an unsettlingly perky ass. In what may well have been an attempt to change Google results for his name to anything else, Zuckerberg…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, Science, Donald Trump, Marilyn Manson, Zuckerberg, Trump, Zuck, 2020 Elections, Tech Policy, Zucc



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