Social media was very important to Donald Trump’s rise to political prominence. In 2016, Facebook did little to remove false pro-Trump articles on the site that spread like wildfire. Trump’s prolific Twitter use also continued while he was in office.
For a number of years, Conservatives have accused major tech companies of discrimination. Republican lawmakers frequently called the heads of major tech companies to testify in front of committees.
The last straw for the GOP seemed to be when Donald Trump was batted from all of the most prominent social media sites. Florida’s Ron DeSantis, a major Trump fan, recently introduced legislation to punish tech companies that “discriminate” against Conservatives.
A report released today from the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights concluded that anti-conservative bias claims are part of a disinformation narrative and not supported by any tangible evidence.
Donald Trump thinks the U.S. government should benefit from the sale of video sharing app TikTok. The President previously said he wanted to ban the popular app.
TikTok may be partially sold to Microsoft in an effort to overcome the Trump administration’s concerns about is Chinese ownership and the security implication.
Matt Gaetz is calling for a criminal investigation of Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg for allegedly lying to Congress about social media bias against conservative.
The Republican congressman has written to Attorney General William Barr accusing Zuckerberg of making false statements during congressional appearances.
Donald Trump addressed the Coronavirus death toll on Thursday by gently criticizing China for the disease. The President’s seemed more concerned with Twitter this morning.
“We have just reached a very sad milestone with the coronavirus pandemic deaths reaching 100,000,” Trump tweeted.
Conservative Rick Wilson has preemptively attacked Donald Trump’s impending executive order on social media. He also warned Republicans it could end badly for them.
“We don’t know what the WH Counsel’s office is going to vomit out when it comes to this social media executive order, but the idea by many Trump ‘conservatives’ that this is a Good Thing, is I think, ludicrously wrong,” Wilson tweeted.
We can do better than sending sick people to certain death, forcing them to literally beg Emperor Trump for their lives. We can do better than taking issued student visas away because the student’s friends may have said something we don’t like.
Trump thinks that his supporters (white Republicans) are a protected class who are being discriminated against on social media.
Russia has been using social media for several years to sow discord among the American electorate, and now Democrats have their own army of social media specialists to fight back.
U.S. intelligence services have confirmed many times that the Russian attack on America was not done by just hacking systems, it also has been done through massive social media campaigns involving the use of “bots” and disinformation campaigns.
On June 18, 2016, one of Facebook’s most senior executives sent out a shocking memo telling employees that there could be negative consequences of the company’s growth, including getting people killed, but these consequences were “justified.”
An alarming new study from researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology seems to prove that false stories on Twitter are 70 percent more likely to be spread by human users of the social media platform than are true stories. The study looked at 126,000 stories shared by 3 million people on Twitter over an eleven year period from 2006 to 2017.
Trump's dangerous presidency has been no laughing matter. But every so often, he says something so ludicrous that it's impossible not to laugh at how buffoonish he is.
Last week, Twitter suspended Rose McGowan’s account because, according to Twitter, she violated TOS.
This is a President of the United States who is unwilling or unable to accept criticism or responsibility for his own failures.
If the slaughter of 20 school children didn’t sway Republicans to support sane gun safety laws, why would a protest by House Democrats?
In politics it is different than just disappearing when there is hardship; the fair weather supporter becomes an enemy; something that is occurring more often than not on the left side of the political spectrum.
Shortly after it became apparent that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Likud Party had survived a close election and would retain power over the nation's government, the New York Times released a scathing editorial criticizing Netanyahu for going ugly and utilizing racism and anti-Palestine sentiment to energize far-right Israeli voters.
Representative David Moore's (R-Missoula) proposed yoga pants ban, failed to pass through the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.
Republican Congressman Aaron Shock accepted the resignation of staffer Benjamin Cole, over racist comments Cole made on social media.