Donald Trump violated Twitter’s rules and regulations for years with little to no punishment. But after he used the site to help incite and insurrection on January 1st, he was finally banned from the platform.
Ted Cruz has spent much of the last year as a walking punch line. You would never know it from his Twitter feed, though. The Texas senator frequently and without a sense of irony bashes other law makers and media personalities.
Twitter announced it has suspended the account of Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) after she violated the platform’s rules regarding Covid-19 misinformation.
In a tweet yesterday, Greene claimed that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) “should not approve the covid vaccines” and that vaccines were “failing” and not actually curbing the spread of the virus.
Ron DeSantis has spent much of the last year congratulating himself on how he has handled COVID-19. The Florida governor has leaned in hard to the culture war aspect of the pandemic.
Not only has he made a huge deal of fighting against mask mandates, he went as far as fundraising off shirts that slammed infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci.
As soon as Donald Trump filed his lawsuit against Facebook and Twitter, legal experts chimed in that he would open himself to deposition. And the thought it that Trump would not hold up well on a witness stand. But in a recent talk with Bill O‘Reilly, the former president claimed that he is looking forward to being deposed.
When Donald Trump rose to the presidency in 2016, he did so with lots of help from Twitter and Facebook. Twitter allowed him to post messages directly to his 75 million followers. And Facebook did little to stop the spread of disinformation coming from prominent right wing sites.
Former President Donald Trump will announce class action lawsuits today against Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey over his social media bans. Trump, who is permanently banned from Twitter and has been suspended from Facebook for at least another two years, had his public platforms by the social media companies in the wake of the January 6 insurrection. Since then, he has criticized the bans as censorship, particularly against conservatives.
Rudy Giuliani has spent much of the last 5 years in Donald Trump‘s corner. The one time popular New York City mayor has become a walking punchline. And now Giuliani is facing legal trouble as well.
Not too many Americans had a good year financially in 2020. Jeff Bezos, however, had a banner year. The fortune of the Amazon founder only grew while people were stuck in their houses.
Amazon has been heavily criticized for the pay and treatment of its workers despite massive profits. On Monday, the online retailer celebrated its Prime Day, offering major discounts on popular items. Bill de Blasio encouraged New Yorkers to instead shop locally.
Joe Biden is now back in town after his first foreign trip. The president’s trip was markedly different than those of his predecessor. Unlike Donald Trump, who was seen as mostly a joke by foreign leaders, Biden was accepted and embraced.
Bob Costas worked the Olympics for decades on the NBC network. He appeared on Chris Cuomo‘s CNN show on Thursday night to talk about the upcoming games.
The broadcaster told the host that due to Japan’s low vaccination rates, the games should be postponed for another year. The former NBC host explained, “If you wanted to come up, forget about within sports, but anywhere in the world, with a petri dish for a surge, variants and all the rest, how about bringing large numbers of people from 200 different countries, with varying levels of health care and all the rest, varying levels of vaccination, bring them together.”
On Wednesday afternoon, Republican congresspeople got the chance to again issue judgement on Donald Trump. Earlier this year, only 10 GOP house members voted to impeach Donald Trump. This time around, they were voting on whether or not there would be a commission to look into the lead up to the January 6th insurrection.
Twitter announced that it had suspended former President Donald Trump’s newest account, his latest attempt to return to the platform after he received a permanent ban in January. Trump had tried to launch a new Twitter account, @DJTDesk, to coincide with the release of his new webpage, “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump.”
Ted Cruz is known as a lover of pop culture. His absolute favorite show is The Simpsons. That love, however, is not mutual.
Legendary Simpsons writer Al Jean once tweeted about the Texas senator, “Ted Cruz says Maggie Simpson would vote for him. I think Ted’s the one who could use a pacifier in his mouth.”
Over the last few years, a number of females who have courageously served their country have been elected to the House and Senate. Martha McSally, who served in Arizona, spent 22 years in the Air Force. Mikie Sherrill, recently elected to the House of Representatives, spent 9 years in the Navy.
Twitter has sued Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, saying he retaliated against the company by opening an investigation into the company’s content moderation practices after it banned former President Donald Trump from its platform in the days following the Capitol riot.
There were many unpopular figures in the Trump administration. There was Ivanka and Jared who were given important jobs despite their complete lack of experience. And there was a long line of press secretaries who were willing to tell almost any lie to please their boss. Democrats sure disliked these people.
For many years, both Twitter and Facebook have let misinformation run rampant on their sites. Facebook continues to do little to stop the problem. Right-wing groups have used the sites to help organize violence.
Former President Donald Trump’s ban from Twitter will remain in effect even if he does run for office again, said Twitter CFO Ned Segal, confirming that the ban will remain permanent amid concerns that allowing Trump back on the platform at any point could further incite violence.
Shortly after he inspired an insurrection, Twitter permanently banned Donald Trump from their services. Many of Trump’s most ardent supporters, though,m have still been able to use the website.
Mike Lindell, the founder of My Pillow, might be Trump’s biggest fan. And he has become increasingly unhinged since the ex-President lost the election back in November.