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It’s Unconstitutional For President Trump To Block Twitter Critics, Appeals Court Says

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President Donald Trump cannot block Twitter critics from his @realDonaldTrump account, a federal appeals panel ruled Tuesday. The New York-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the president’s Twitter account creates a public forum, and blocking users based on viewpoint violates the First Amendment. The decision tees up a possible appeal to the Supreme Court. “We do conclude, however, ...

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Trump Did Not Invite Twitter And Facebook To A Meeting On Big Tech’s Alleged Conservative Bias

President Donald Trump did not invite Facebook or Twitter to an upcoming social media summit in Washington, D.C., addressing big tech’s alleged conservative bias, CNN reported Sunday. Trump’s summit, scheduled for July 11, is mostly an opportunity for major conservative groups and pundits to vent their frustrations with Silicon Valley, the report notes, citing anonymous sources. Many conservatives and Republicans ...

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‘Milkshake Them All’: Does This Statement Violate Twitter Policy?

Journalist Carlos Maza’s tweets encouraging people to throw milkshakes at those who have different political beliefs do not violate Twitter policies, according to a person familiar with the matter. Maza, a journalist at Vox, tweeted that people should “milkshake them all, humiliate them at every turn” on May 21 with a photo describing milkshaking and a link to an article ...

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REPORT: Trump’s Twitter Army Took Over Social Media During First Democratic Debate

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Three of the top five Twitter accounts mentioned during the first round of Democratic debates Wednesday belonged to President Donald Trump’s campaign staff. The Trump campaign’s presence on Twitter was broken down by Storyful, a company that scrapes social-media services to identify trends. Other researchers made similar findings, particularly regarding how Trump promoted his message leading up to the debate. ...

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Twitter Lays Ground Work For Potentially Down Ranking Some Of Trump’s Tweets

Twitter announced Thursday that the company will begin labeling and down ranking politicians’ most vitriolic tweets, a move that could affect how President Donald Trump promotes his message. The new label applies to all verified political candidates and officials with more than 100,000 followers, Twitter noted in blog post. Users who want to view flagged content must click on a ...

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Big Tech’s Effort To Suppress Hate Speech Is Backfiring On Liberals Who Kickstarted The Crusade |

Liberal activists are upset that YouTube and Twitter tagging their content as hateful as the companies attempt to wipe out white supremacist content. Twitter temporarily suspended liberal researcher David Neiwert for posting Klu Klux Clan imagery on his platform  Left-leaning journalists are criticizing Twitter for taking out a blogger at Southern Poverty Law Center who reports on white supremacy Activists ...

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Twitter Temporarily Limits Project Veritas After Pinterest Controversy

Twitter temporarily suspended Project Veritas’s account Wednesday after the group published internal documents from Pinterest and alleges that they show the company suppressing a pro-life group. Project Veritas shared documents Tuesday on Twitter showing that Pinterest monitored Live Action and alleged that it was in attempt to censor the pro-life group. Veritas reported that a whistleblower said a Pinterest staffer ...

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Twitter Goes Into PR Mode After YouTube Demonetizes A Slew Of Academics And Journos

Twitter reordered and shortened its rules Thursday after YouTube decided to demonetize a conservative pundit and several academics on Wednesday. Twitter dramatically reduced the number of words the company uses (from 2,500 to 600 words) to explain its already convoluted set of rules. The company also created a set of categories on its rules page — safety, privacy, and authenticity ...

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Twitter Temporarily Suspends Conservative Pundit Erick Erickson Over Sen. Liz Warren Joke

Twitter temporarily suspended conservative pundit Erick Erickson Friday morning for tweeting a joke about Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Erickson, a blogger at The Resurgent, was suspended for tweeting: “Elizabeth Warren set to introduce the Wrecking American Prosperity Under Marxism, or WAMPUM Act, wherein she gives everything away for free.” He received a notification Friday that the tweet violates Twitter’s ...

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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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Twitter Temporarily Suspends Trump’s Favorite Troll After He Posts Tweet Mocking CNN’s Jim Acosta

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A Twitter account that President Donald Trump frequently retweets was partially suspended Thursday for allegedly violating the company’s rules of conduct. “His account is in a locked state. He’ll be required to delete a Tweet that violated the Twitter Rules before he can be reinstated,” a Twitter spokeswoman told The Daily Caller News Foundation, referring to the profile of pro-Trump ...

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Jewish Conservative, Laura Loomer, Suing CAIR and Twitter

A new disturbing censorship trend is emerging through social media and other large platforms’ banning of conservative users. Conservative activist and avid free speech supporter, Laura Loomer, has filed a lawsuit against Twitter and the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) after she was banned from the social media platform in 2018. Unfortunately, her banning was not an isolated incident; as ...

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Twitter Drops SPLC Following Controversy. But What About Facebook And Google?

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Twitter distanced itself from the Southern Poverty Law Center following reports suggesting that the group scams liberal donors out of money. Facebook has not yet revealed whether it plans on ending its partnership with the group. Twitter appears to one of the only big tech companies in Silicon Valley to completely divorce itself from the SPLC, an Alabama-based group that ...

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Women’s March Launches Petition To Ban Trump From Twitter And Facebook

Left-wing activist group Women’s March on Saturday launched a petition demanding Twitter and Facebook ban President Donald Trump from their platforms. The petition accuses Trump of “inciting violence” against Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar by tweeting a video that spliced a comment she made about the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks with footage from the attacks. Trump did not share ...

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Twitter’s Algorithm Goes Haywire, Inadvertently Gives New York Times A Trumpian Nickname

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Twitter’s algorithm suffered a glitch Wednesday that directed users to the The New York Times’ account when they composed a tweet with the words “Enemy of the People.” “This is a bug in our search typeahead system limited to desktop that we are working to fix. The issue is that for some search queries the word ‘People’ is linked to ...

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