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In Days of Discord, President Trump Fans the Flames

Mr. Trump has presented himself as someone who seeks conflict, not conciliation, a fighter, not a peacemaker. And he has lived up to his self-image at an inopportune time.
Tags: Twitter, News, Demonstrations, Trump, Floyd, Economic Conditions and Trends, Recession and Depression, Donald J, Protests and Riots, Impeachment, Presidents and Presidency (US, Minneapolis (Minn, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, George (d 2020

Mark Zuckerberg Says Trump’s Inflammatory ‘Looting and Shooting’ Comment Doesn’t Violate Facebook Policy

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he “struggled” with how to respond to President Donald Trump’s posts — on both Facebook and Instagram — suggesting the government would fire upon rioting crowds. Ultimately, while Trump’s posts included a “troubling historical reference” and Zuckerberg said he “disagree[s] strongly with how the President spoke about this,” Facebook decided […]
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'The tech version of Warren Buffett': Inside Silver Lake's pandemic-era dealmaking machine, where big buyouts have given way to minority stakes

Silver Lake Partners is a private-equity firm known for doing leveraged buyouts of tech giants like Dell Technologies and Skype. But this year, the firm has done at least seven deals in which it's taken a minority stake. Altogether it has invested in deals worth a combined $7.3 billion. The big question across Wall Street is whether the deals represent a change in strategy for the investment firm, or just a reflection of the environment in which it's operating.  Silver Lake is run by Egon Durb...
Tags: Google, Twitter, Hollywood, Stanford, India, Amc, US, Trends, Warren Buffett, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, Dell, University Of Chicago, Jack Dorsey, Skype, Broadcom

Trump and Biden both want to revoke Section 230, but for different reasons

President Donald Trump and likely Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden have both called for Section 230 to be revoked. Section 230 is part of a 1996 law on how content can be moderated on the internet, among other guidelines. The two politicians disagree on why the law should be revoked.  Trump's concerns involve the moderation of content on the internet, like recent fact-checks put on his tweets.  Biden has said he wants social media sites to be held liable for the content posted on thei...
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Don't make social media tech bro billionaires the arbiters of truth

It's hard to believe that in an election year, during a pandemic and an economic catastrophe, we're talking about regulating Twitter. But thanks to Trump's latest executive order, we are.  The progressive left and the MAGA right both distrust Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. And yet for some reason they want both of them to be the online political speech police.  There's no perfectly morally-balanced apolitical genius — in Silicon Valley or government or anywhere else ...
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Twitter Had Been Drawing a Line for Months When Trump Crossed It

Inside the company, one faction wanted Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s chief, to take a hard line against the president’s tweets while another urged him to remain hands-off.
Tags: Twitter, News, Censorship, Social Media, Corporate Social Responsibility, Jack, Dorsey, Trump, Computers and the Internet, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Jack Dorsey Twitter, Cyberharassment, Executive Orders and Memorandums, Rumors and Misinformation, Freedom of Speech and Expression

NYPD Cop Calls Female Protester a “Stupid F**king B*tch” & Pushes Her Down to the Ground So Hard She Has a Seizure

The New York Police Department is being criticized for how terribly they are handling the police protests currently taking place in honor of George Floyd. With protests spreading throughout the country and making their way in big cities like Los Angeles and NYC, police continue to use violence against the very same people they are supposed to protect and serve. In video footage captured of the protests in New York, an NYPD police officer is seen violently assaulting and shoving a female protesto...
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Facebook declines to take action against Trump statements

Twitter responded to the president’s post, which suggested violence against protesters, by hiding it behind a warning labelAs Twitter for the second time in a single week took unprecedented action against a tweet by Donald Trump, Facebook declined to take any enforcement action against the president’s statements.Trump’s threatening statement on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram on Thursday night, “Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts,” echoed ...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Media, Social Networking, Race, US news, Donald Trump, Trump, Twitter Facebook, Donald Trump Facebook, George Floyd

Facebook Says It'll Do Fuck All About Trump's Post Calling for Military to Shoot Protesters

Facebook will not remove an incendiary post from President Donald Trump essentially calling for authorities to enter Minneapolis and open fire on Americans protesting police brutality there, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Friday. Earlier in the day, Twitter flagged identical posts on both the official White House…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Science, Minneapolis, White House, Racism, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, Racists, Political Ads, President Trump, Racist Assholes, George Floyd

Opinion: Trump is at war with the truth, not Twitter

Fact checks are not censorship. But that's what President Donald Trump is claiming in his new assault on social media platforms: an over-reaching executive order targeting social media companies, signed shortly after Twitter applied fact checks to two of Trump's tweets.
Tags: Twitter, News, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump

Trump is at war with the truth

Fact checks are not censorship. But that's what President Donald Trump is claiming in his new assault on social media platforms: an over-reaching executive order targeting social media companies, signed shortly after Twitter applied fact checks to two of Trump's tweets.
Tags: Twitter, News, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump

Opinion: Trump is at war with truth, not Twitter

Fact checks are not censorship. But that's what President Donald Trump is claiming in his new assault on social media platforms: an over-reaching executive order targeting social media companies, signed shortly after Twitter applied fact checks to two of Trump's tweets.
Tags: Twitter, News, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump

Zuckerberg explains why Facebook won’t take action on Trump’s recent posts

In a statement posted to Facebook late Friday afternoon, Mark Zuckerberg offered up an explanation of why his company did not contextualize or remove posts from the accounts associated with President Donald Trump that appeared to incite violence against American citizens. “We looked very closely at the post that discussed the protests in Minnesota to evaluate whether it violated our policies,” Zuckerberg wrote. “Our policy around incitement of violence allows discussion around state use of force...
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While Twitter Confronts Trump, Zuckerberg Keeps Facebook Out of It

The companies have similar policies on the limits of what they allow users to post. But Facebook is more permissive when the user is President Trump.
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, News, Social Media, Jack, Dorsey, Zuckerberg, Trump, Facebook Inc, Computers and the Internet, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Mark E, Rumors and Misinformation

Twitter Flags Trump Tweet About Minneapolis Protests for 'Glorifying Violence' (slashdot)

Twitter placed a notice on a tweet from President Trump, shielding it from view for breaking what the company said are its rules about glorifying violence [Editor's note: the link may be paywalled; alternative source]. From a report: Mr. Trump's tweet was a comment on the violent protests in Minnesota. The post can now only be seen after users click a box with a notice saying it violated Twitter's rules against encouraging violence, but it otherwise remains visible. "We've taken action in the in...
Tags: Twitter, News, Minnesota, Military, Trump, Tim Walz, Msmash, George Floyd

Fox News Star Geraldo Rivera Unloads on Trump: ‘What Is This, 6th Grade?!’

Geraldo Rivera delivered one of the harshest condemnations of Donald Trump ever aired on Fox News Friday afternoon when he appeared on The Five and took the president to task for threatening Minneapolis protesters with violence.After first criticizing Democrats for “studiously avoiding” the looting and vandalism by “anarchists” in that city following the police killing of George Floyd, Rivera pivoted to attack Trump directly. “But the other thing is, the president, in these tweets, ‘when the loo...
Tags: Twitter, News, Minneapolis, Fox News, Donald Trump, Trump, Geraldo Rivera, Rivera, Chris Wallace, Kayleigh McEnany, Fox News Star, George Floyd, George Floyd Rivera

Senator Ted Cruz Calls For Criminal Investigation of Twitter

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Axios: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), in a letter Friday to the Justice and Treasury departments, is calling for a criminal investigation of Twitter over allegations the company is violating U.S. sanctions against Iran. Twitter is already under fire from President Trump for adding fact checks and a warning label, respectively, to misleading and incendiary tweets he made in recent days. Cruz's letter adds another dimension to the tech company's woes in Washingto...
Tags: Twitter, Tech, Ted Cruz, Treasury, Jack Dorsey, Cruz, Trump, Sen Ted Cruz R Texas, Steven Mnuchin, Bill Barr, Iran Twitter, Vijaya Gadde Twitter, Criminal Investigation of Twitter, Justice and Treasury, Washington Twitter

Joe Biden Doesn't Like Trump's Twitter Order, But Still Wants To Revoke Section 230

Former Vice President Joe Biden still wants to repeal the pivotal internet law that provides social media companies like Facebook and Twitter with broad legal immunity over content posted by their users, a campaign spokesperson told The Verge. Still, the campaign emphasized key disagreements with the executive order signed by the president earlier this week. From a report: Earlier this year, Biden told The New York Times that Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act should be "revoked, imme...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Tech, Joe Biden, The New York Times, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Bill Russo

Trump’s executive order would hamstring U.S. innovation

Gutting Section 230 would be a disaster for startups and small businesses
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Opinion, Trends, Features, Trump, Section 230

How to Schedule Tweets on Twitter's Website

Twitter finally added the ability to schedule tweets from its website. People have requested this feature for the better part of a decade, and you can now schedule all of your brilliant thoughts and witticisms throughout the day instead of just posting them at weird hours of the night.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Social Media, Lifehacks

For whom the Bell tolls

The cautionary tale of Bell Pottinger reminds us of the role of journalism in a democracy and why we owe it to ourselves to be more responsible about the media we consume The post For whom the Bell tolls appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Twitter, Media, Opinion, Journalism, Public Relations, Bots, Bell, Openaccess, Thuli Madonsela, Astroturfing, Guptas, Bell Pottinger, Top Six, Fake News, Zuptas, Gupta Family

Obama Weighs In On George Floyd Killing: ‘Shouldn’t Be Normal in 2020’

In sharp contrast with comments made earlier by President Trump, former President Barack Obama on Friday said the killing of George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer in Minneapolis “shouldn’t be normal in 2020 America.” “For millions of Americans, being treated differently on account of race is tragically, painfully, maddeningly ‘normal,'” the President wrote in a statement that he shared on Twitter. “Whether it’s while dealing with the health care system, or interacting with th...
Tags: Twitter, News, Minneapolis, Obama, America, Barack Obama, Miami, Police Brutality, Trump, Floyd, America Obama, President Trump, Zoë Richards, George Floyd

First Amendment Under Attack by Trump’s Moves, Minneapolis Arrests (Analysis)

President Donald Trump’s animosity toward the mainstream news media has fueled the conditions that led a CNN reporter and three crew members to be arrested while covering the unrest in Minneapolis sparked by the death of an unarmed black man at the hands of police. George Freeman, executive director of the Media Law Resource Center, […]
Tags: Twitter, News, Minneapolis, Cnn, Donald Trump, George Freeman, Omar Jimenez, Media Law Resource Center, Trump 's Moves Minneapolis Arrests Analysis

A Trump vs. Twitter Week

It’s a pandemic, protests against police brutality are gripping the country, and the president of the United States and Twitter are battling it out.
Tags: Twitter, News, Social Media, United States, Trump, Donald J, Downloads and Streaming, Video Recordings, Trump vs Twitter Week

Trump is going to war with social media companies like Facebook and Twitter. Here's everything that's happened so far. (FB, TWTR)

President Donald Trump is calling for the repeal of a law that enables social media companies to maintain open forums without being held legally responsible for users' posts. Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday cracking down on the law, Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, after Twitter added fact-checking labels to Trump's tweets that contained false information and violated Twitter's terms of service. He became more enraged after Twitter put a warning label on a tweet he p...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Fcc, Minnesota, Minneapolis, White House, Nazis, Trends, Fox News, Republican, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Cnbc, Zuckerberg, Trump

Sen. Ted Cruz demands a federal investigation into Twitter, claiming it's violating US sanctions against Iran by letting the country's leaders have accounts

Sen. Ted Cruz sent a letter Friday to the US Justice and Treasury departments requesting they launch a criminal investigation into Twitter. Cruz alleges Twitter is in violation of US sanctions against Iran by allowing two state leaders — Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei — to run accounts on the platform. In the letter, Cruz is claiming that Twitter is in violation of an executive order, which Donald Trump signed in June 2019, that "blocks" US businesses from providi...
Tags: Twitter, US, Trends, Iran, New York Times, Times, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Doj, Cruz, Dorsey, Trump, Sen Ted Cruz, Javad Zarif, Khamenei, Ali Khamenei

Daily Crunch: Trump takes aim at social media companies

President Trump follows through on his threat to challenge the legal protections enjoyed by social media and internet companies, Magic Leap’s CEO is stepping down and China sees its biggest autonomous driving round yet. Here’s your Daily Crunch for May 29, 2020. 1. Trump signs an executive order taking direct aim at social media companies Yesterday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order targeting the legal shield that internet companies rely on to protect them from liability for use...
Tags: Social, Twitter, UK, China, Softbank, Tech, Cisco, Policy, Magic, Magic Leap, Donald Trump, Fintech, Latin America, Trump, Didi, Rony Abovitz

Twitter, Reddit challenge US rules forcing visa applicants to disclose their social media handles

Twitter and Reddit have filed an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit challenging a U.S. government rule change compelling visa applicants to disclose their social media handles. The lawsuit, brought by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, the Brennan Center for Justice, and law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, seeks to undo both the State Department’s requirement that visa applicants must disclose their social media handles prior to obtaining a U.S. visa, as wel...
Tags: Security, Twitter, Crowdsourcing, Privacy, Government, Americas, US, Social Media, Tech, Spokesperson, Policy, United States, Digital Media, Harvard University, Reddit, Columbia University

How Trump's Twitter Remarks Escalate Growing Crisis in Minneapolis

The president’s tweets prompted Twitter to append them with a note saying the posts were “glorifying violence.”
Tags: Twitter, News, Minneapolis, Social Media, Black People, Police Brutality, Demonstrations, Trump, Floyd, Minn, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Protests and Riots, Misconduct and Shootings, Race and Ethnicity, Police Department (Minneapolis