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Here’s What Happened When A Conservative Investors Asked Facebook To Diversify Its Board

Facebook’s board of directors dismissed a group of conservative shareholder’s proposal to encourage the company to add conservative voices to its board. The National Center for Public Policy Research’s conservative shareholder activist arm, Free Enterprise Project(FEP), introduced the proposal Thursday and requested the company act more proactively to diversify its board. The group attempted a similar ploy during a May ...

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Dems Accuse DNC Of Racism for Tightening Debate Requirements

A handful of Democrats believe that the Democratic National Committee’s decision to tighten debate requirements will create blowback for black people and help the party’s “white male gatekeepers.” “The DNC’s new rules, coming so early in the cycle, will amplify the harm done to diverse candidates by a political elite — from pollsters to talking heads — dominated by white ...

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REPORT: Iran-Linked Campaigns Used Social Media To Spread Misinformation And Troll Conservative Voters

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Cyberfirm FireEye published a report Tuesday showing that an Iran-based campaign sought to distribute misinformation throughout social media during the midterm elections. Facebook dinged several phony accounts connected to an Iran-backed group seeking to promote pro-Iranian messages in the U.S.  An Iran-backed campaign used Facebook and Twitter accounts to impersonate three Republican congressional candidates. An Iran-backed campaign used various social ...

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Trump’s Campaign Considers Creating A New Account On A Conservative Version Of Twitter

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President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign is considering creating a profile on what is being called the conservative version of Twitter, Politico reported Tuesday, citing an anonymous source inside the president’s campaign. “It’s something he’s aware of and is checking out,” a senior Trump campaign official told Politico, referring to the president’s social media manager, Brad Parscale. “We don’t currently have ...

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Trump’s Acting DOD Secretary Weighs In On A Cloud Contract That Conservatives Loathe

President Donald Trump’s acting Department of Defense secretary supports a $10 billion winner-take-all cloud computing contract that conservatives are railing against, a DOD spokesman told The Daily Caller News Foundation. Amazon Web Services and Microsoft are jockeying for position to land the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI), a program angling to be the largest stand-alone technology contracts the federal government’s ...

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Trump Reaches A Deal With Lawmakers To Temporarily Hold Off Publicizing His Financial Records

President Donald Trump’s attorneys have reached a deal with House lawmakers to temporarily hold off on enforcing the subpoenas for the president’s financial records, CNN reported Saturday, citing court documents. The agreement, forged with the House Intelligence and Financial Services committees Saturday, allows for an expedited appeal schedule for Trump, who is trying to stave off Congress’ attempts to obtain ...

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Liberals Pounce After Facebook Exec Explains Why Doctored Pelosi Video Is Staying Up

Several liberal pundits and celebrities expressed their dismay after a Facebook executive told CNN Friday night that the company has no intention of nixing a doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Actresses Bette Midler and Alyssa Milano were among a handful of politicians and pundits who complained after Facebook Executive Monika Bickert told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that the company ...

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DNC Chair Rolls Out A System To Avoid Turning Democratic Debates Into A Chaotic Nightmare

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez is creating a lottery system to determine which Democratic candidates stands on stage during the party’s initial two-day debate, The Hill reported Friday. Perez told The Hill that the party has not determined the methodology of the random draw, but he did promise the process would be transparent for all the candidates. The ultimate ...

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Twitter Co-Founder: Fox News Is ‘More Destructive’ Than Trump’s Tweets

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Twitter co-founder Ev Williams said Wednesday that he believes Fox News is much more “powerful and destructive” than the company he helped create. “The vast majority of the electorate is not on Twitter reading Trump’s tweets and being convinced by that,” Williams told CNN in an interview in Toronto. “What they’re convinced much more by is the destructive power of ...

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Republican AG’s Memo Keeps Conservative Fears Of A Sprint-T-Mobile Merger Alive

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton apparently believes a potential merger between Sprint and T-Mobile could leave his state’s citizens without access to fifth generation mobile service, according to a memo obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation. A potential merger between the two giant wireless companies risks creating an even larger divide on 5G development between rural and urban states, ...

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Instagram Explains Why It Effectively Shadow Banned A Pro-Life Group’s Content

Instagram said Tuesday that it inadvertently and incorrectly blocked a pro-life group from accessing a feature on the platform that users often use to make content go viral. “We investigated this issue and found that this account was incorrectly filtered from Explore and hashtags,” a source inside Instagram told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “We have removed this restriction and ...

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REPORT: Trump Considered Slapping Economic Sanctions On Huawei Before Blocking Them Outright

President Donald Trump considered placing sanctions on Huawei before eventually deciding to blacklist the Chinese company, Bloomberg reported Tuesday, citing anonymous sources. Plans to target the Chinese telecommunications giant were being deliberated for months, the report noted.  Trump’s decision to severely restrict Huawei’s access to American big tech companies unfurled quickly after trade talks with Beijing broke down, triggering a ...

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Sen Hawley Proposes Bill Allowing People To Block Tech Companies From Constantly Tracking Their Location

Republican Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley announced a bill Monday that allows Americans to block tech companies from tracking people’s locations without direct consent. Hawley’s legislation creates a program similar to the national Do Not Call list that gives people the power to prevent online companies from collecting any more data than what is otherwise necessary for the companies’ services. It ...

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Report: Google Distances Itself From Huawei After Trump Blacklists Foreign Tech

Google suspends some business with Huawei after President Donald Trump placed restrictions on technologies from foreign adversaries, Reuters reported Sunday, citing an anonymous source familiar with the matter. Huawei, a Chinese telecommunications company that the United States believes is engaged in foreign espionage, will lose access to updates to the Android operating system, as well as the next version of ...

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GOP House Lawmaker: ‘Trump Has Engaged In Impeachable Conduct’

Michigan Rep. Justin Amash said he believes that President Donald Trump engaged in impeachable offenses and that partisanship is eroding the country’s constitutional system. “Here are my principal conclusions: 1. Attorney General Barr has deliberately misrepresented Mueller’s report. 2. President Trump has engaged in impeachable conduct. 3. Partisanship has eroded our system of checks and balances. 4. Few members of ...

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