Congress Tries to Take Down Social Media Disinformation
Social Media
Congress Tries to Take Down Social Media Disinformation
2020-10-16 14:05:49
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Social media experts described organized disinformation campaigns on social media as a threat to democracy during a congressional hearing Thursday. Confusion created by the disinformation is leading some Americans to perceive threats to their health, safety or political... Read More

Twitter Says Direct Messages Accessed in 36 of 130 Hack Victims
Social Media
Twitter Says Direct Messages Accessed in 36 of 130 Hack Victims

Twitter Inc. completed its review of the 130 accounts that were hacked on its social network last week and discovered that the attackers accessed direct messages for as many as 36 of them, including one elected official in the Netherlands.... Read More

Trump Retweets Video With ‘White Power’ Shoutout From The Villages
In The News
Trump Retweets Video With ‘White Power’ Shoutout From The Villages

ORLANDO, Fla. — President Donald Trump retweeted a video Sunday morning that includes a supporter shouting “white power” during a rally in The Villages. “Thank you to the great people of The Villages. The Radical Left Do Nothing Democrats will... Read More

Devin Nunes Can’t Sue Twitter Over Statements by Fake Cow, Judge Rules
Social Media
Devin Nunes Can’t Sue Twitter Over Statements by Fake Cow, Judge Rules

WASHINGTON — A judge has ruled that Rep. Devin Nunes has no right to sue Twitter over statements made by a fake Internet cow, someone parodying his mother and a Republican strategist. Judge John Marshall said in a decision Friday... Read More

Trump Signs Order Targeting Social Media Companies
Political News
Trump Signs Order Targeting Social Media Companies

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday targeting social media companies such as Twitter, accusing them of having “unchecked power” and escalating his feud with the popular digital platforms he relies on as a political bullhorn as... Read More

Twitter Becomes Trump’s Latest Enemy After it Tags His Claims as False
Social Media
Twitter Becomes Trump’s Latest Enemy After it Tags His Claims as False

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to strongly regulate or close down social media platforms he deems unfriendly to conservatives, escalating a war with Silicon Valley a day after Twitter for the first time warned that Trump was posting... Read More

Twitter’s ‘Manipulated Media’ Tag on Trump Tweet Suffers Glitch
Social Media
Twitter’s ‘Manipulated Media’ Tag on Trump Tweet Suffers Glitch

Twitter Inc. marked a video posted by President Donald Trump’s team as manipulated content under its new media policy. But the tag doesn’t show up for all users. Dan Scavino, the White House director of social media, posted a video... Read More

Trump Tweets ‘Make it Impossible for Me to Do My Job,’ AG Barr Says
Dep. of Justice
Trump Tweets ‘Make it Impossible for Me to Do My Job,’ AG Barr Says

Attorney General William Barr complained about President Donald Trump’s tweeting habits Thursday, saying on national TV that the tweets “make it impossible for me to do my job.” Barr then quickly doubled down on his criticism, adding that, as head... Read More

Twitter Follows Facebook Cracking Down on Census Misinformation
Social Media
Twitter Follows Facebook Cracking Down on Census Misinformation

SAN FRANCISCO — Social media company Twitter Inc. extended policies meant to protect election integrity to the U.S. Census Tuesday, saying it will prohibit posts containing false or misleading information about how to participate in the national survey. Twitter and... Read More

Twitter Bans All Political Ads, in Sharp Contrast to Facebook
Social Media
Twitter Bans All Political Ads, in Sharp Contrast to Facebook

Twitter Inc. founder and Chief Executive Jack Dorsey announced Wednesday his social media company — in pointed contrast to Facebook Inc. — would stop running political advertising worldwide. In a long thread of Twitter messages, he wrote that online political... Read More

Trump Can't Block Critics From Twitter Account, Appeals Court Says
Law
Trump Can't Block Critics From Twitter Account, Appeals Court Says
2019-07-09 17:48:20
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -  President Donald Trump has been violating the Constitution by blocking his critics' posts from his Twitter account, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. Earlier this year during oral arguments, Justice Department attorney Jennifer Utrecht argued Trump's Twitter account... Read More

Study: 2018 Proved Company Voter Engagement Initiatives Effective
Elections
Study: 2018 Proved Company Voter Engagement Initiatives Effective
2019-07-02 19:50:55
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Companies that engaged in voter engagement initiatives prior to the 2018 midterms not only help get voters to the polls, but also created additional value for the businesses themselves, a new Harvard Kennedy School study said. During the... Read More

Social Media Giants Questioned On Encouraging Hate Crimes
Technology
Social Media Giants Questioned On Encouraging Hate Crimes
2019-04-10 00:09:42
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - Democrats in Congress used a hearing Tuesday to criticize President Donald Trump and social media companies for encouraging white nationalism and hate crimes. They cited FBI statistics showing hate crimes have increased since Trump took office in 2016.... Read More

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