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Twitter Censors White House Account For Quoting Trump’s Flagged ‘THUGS’ Tweet

Twitter censored the White House’s official Twitter account after it shared and quoted a tweet from President Donald Trump Friday that the company’s moderators hit for “glorifying violence.” The account shared a tweet Trump composed early Friday morning in which he called people rioting and looting in Minneapolis, Minnesota “THUGS” and suggested that he will send in the military, adding ...

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Trump vs. Twitter, Social Media Companies Must Now Decide: Platform or Journalists

President Trump recently accused Twitter of “stifling FREE SPEECH” and interfering in the 2020 election by fact-checking one of his tweets on the issue of voting by mail. The social media site placed a warning on two of Trump’s tweets for the first time earlier in the day, noting that his claim that California would send mail-in ballots to anyone ...

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Executive Order on Preventing Online Censorship [Full Text]

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By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1.  Policy.Free speech is the bedrock of American democracy.  Our Founding Fathers protected this sacred right with the First Amendment to the Constitution.  The freedom to express and debate ideas is the foundation for ...

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Addresses Trump Fact-Check, Asks Media To ‘Leave Our Employees Out Of This’

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey took sole responsibility Wednesday night after his company applied a fact-check on a tweet from President Donald Trump suggesting California’s mail-in ballot move is “fraudulent.” Trump’s tweet Tuesday suggesting mail-in ballot votes are fraudulent could mislead people into believing they don’t have to register to get a ballot, Dorsey wrote on Twitter. He also asked people ...

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Twitter Dings Trump’s Tweets But Refuses To Fact Check Chinese Officials’ Virus Misinformation

Twitter fact-checked President Donald Trump Tuesday for suggesting California’s mail-in ballots are fraudulent, yet the company has declined to make the same move against a Chinese spokesman who suggested the U.S. inserted the coronavirus into China.  The company applied the fact check on Trump’s tweet only after media pundits lobbied Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to ban the president for supposedly ...

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‘Wretched Orange Man’: Twitter Official Overseeing Misinformation Efforts Is Anti-Trump Partisan Who Donated To Planned Parenthood

The Twitter official overseeing the tech company’s efforts to combat misinformation is a left-wing partisan who in the past has derided President Donald Trump as a “wretched orange man” and said he donated to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. Yoel Roth, Twitter’s head of site security, is the man in charge the platform’s fight against election-related ...

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YouTube Automatically Deletes Any Comments That Contain Certain Phrases Insulting To Chinese Communist Party

Youtube’s enforcement algorithm is automatically removing any comments that contain one of two Chinese-language phrases that are critical of the ruling Chinese Communist Party. Any comment posted to YouTube, which is owned by Google, that contains the phrase “共匪,” which stands for “communist bandit,” or “五毛,” which translates to “wumao” and stands for “50-cent party”, is deleted within seconds without ...

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Trump Considering Forming Panel To Review Anti-Conservative Bias In Big Tech: Report

President Donald Trump is considering forming a commission to review anti-conservative bias on social media platforms, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the idea. A potential White House-created commission would examine allegations of online bias and censorship, according to the report. The administration will also encourage the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Election Commission to conduct ...

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Twitter Rolls Out COVID Misinformation Warning Labels. Will They Target Chinese Officials Who Blame US For Outbreak?

Twitter will now slap warning labels and other messages on coronavirus-related content the company deems harmful but perhaps not harmful enough to warrant removal. The social media company will begin providing additional context and warning messages on some tweets containing disputed or misleading information about the pandemic, Twitter announced in a blog post Monday. Twitter’s move comes as Chinese officials engage in ...

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Twitter Nixes Sheriff Clarke’s Coronavirus Tweets, Leaves Up Chinese Official’s Tweet Blaming US For Virus Outbreak

Twitter removed tweets from Sheriff David Clarke that mention coronavirus, yet the company has still not taken action against a Chinese official’s tweet suggesting the US is behind the virus outbreak. Clarke posted three tweets that have since been nuked, one encouraging people to “get back to reasonableness” and “stop buying toilet paper,” while another appeared to compare coronavirus to ...

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Twitter Refuses To Remove Chinese Official’s Tweet Suggesting US Army Introduced Virus Into Wuhan

A Chinese official’s tweets suggesting the U.S. army is responsible for injecting coronavirus into Wuhan, China will not be removed, a Twitter spokesman told the Daily Caller News Foundation. A tweet from Chinese politician Lijian Zhao suggesting the United States is trying to keep secret a plan to inject the virus into China “does not violate the Twitter Rules,” a ...

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REPORT: DNC Asked Twitter To Label Trump Campaign’s Video ‘Manipulated Media’ On Behalf Of Biden Team

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The Democratic Party asked Twitter to do something about a heavily edited video the Trump reelection campaign produced of former Vice President Joe Biden, The Daily Beast reported Tuesday. The Democratic National Committee flagged the video on behalf of the former vice president, whose campaign is using members of the press to act as fact-checkers, the report noted, citing DNC ...

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Trump Campaign, Tech Analysts Scrutinize Twitter’s ‘Manipulated Media’ Label After Biden Video Flap

President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign pushed back Monday against Twitter’s decision to call out the team for deceptively editing a video of former Vice President Joe Biden. White House social media director Dan Scavino thrashed Twitter early Monday morning for labelling the video an example of “manipulated media.” Scavino and Trump’s digital director, Gary Coby, criticized the platform while tech ...

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TikTok Reinstates Live Action Account, Apologizes And Cites ‘Human Error’

TikTok reinstated a pro-life group’s account Friday and cited “human error” after the platform said Live Action was permanently banned from TikTok Thursday. A TikTok spokesperson told the Daily Caller News Foundation Friday afternoon that the platform determined after a review that Live Action did not violate TikTok’s Community Guidelines, adding that “TikTok is a platform for creative expression that ...

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Facebook Removes Ads Identifying Ukraine Whistleblower

Facebook removed ads identifying the Ukraine whistleblower by name after hundreds of thousands of users had already seen them, The Washington Post reported Thursday. The tech giant is facing criticism for the decision, which came in response to a query from the Post asking why Facebook had not yet removed the ads naming the CIA official, whose identity is protected ...

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