Revealed: rightwing firm posed as leftist group on Facebook to divide Democrats | Facebook- Tempemail

A digital marketing firm closely linked to the pro-Trump youth group Turning Point USA was responsible for a series of deceptive Facebook ads promoting Green party candidates during the 2018 US midterm elections, the Guardian can reveal. In an apparent attempt to split the Democratic vote in a number of Continue Reading

AP News Digest 6 p.m. Telegram Guzman Democrats Social Media George Floyd- Tempemail

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‘Son of billionaire’ Don Jr claims to know Americans better than elected Democrats as he rails against Trump lawyers- Tempemail

Donald Trump Jr, son of former president Donald Trump, launched a scathing attack on Democrats on Tuesday who he accused of “living in their little echo chambers,” and said senators and the federal government should focus on the pandemic instead of his father’s impeachment trial.  Mr Trump’s eldest son appeared on a Continue Reading

Trump Twitter: Republicans and Democrats split over freedom of speech | US news- Tempemail

Twitter’s decision to permanently suspend Donald Trump’s account in the wake of the storming of Capitol Hill on Wednesday continues to stoke fierce debate, supporters and critics split on partisan lines as they contest what the suspension means for a cherished American tradition: freedom of speech. Republicans – many using Continue Reading

Political fight brewing over Biden’s WH budget chief nominee Tom Cotton Donald Trump Democrats Joe Biden Senate- Tempemail

President-elect Joe Biden s pick to lead the Office of Management and Budget is quickly emerging as a political battle that could disrupt his efforts to swiftly fill out his administration. Some Republicans are expressing doubt that Neera Tanden could be confirmed by the Senate after she spent years attacking Continue Reading

US police chief resigns over ‘death to all Democrats’ posts- Tempemail

A police chief in Arkansas has resigned after posting messages on a right-wing social media app calling for “death to all” Democrats. Lang Holland’s posts on Parler went viral and received widespread condemnation on other social media platforms such as Twitter.  The mayor of Marshall, the small city where Mr Continue Reading

‘Who the hell elected you?’ Big tech CEOs grilled in US Senate hearing – video | Technology- Tempemail

Republican and Democrat lawmakers grill the CEOs of tech giants Twitter, Facebook and Google in a hearing about a federal law protecting internet companies from legal liability for content generated by its users. While Republicans focused on disinformation and the ‘censoring’ of Donald Trump, Democrats accused their rivals of politicising Continue Reading

Trump focuses on social media regulation as US coronavirus death toll passes milestone – live | US news- Tempemail

Good Morning, US live blog readers, there’s a busy day ahead in coronavirus and politics news, so please stay tuned for all the developments in the US. Here’s where things are this hour: Donald Trump has not yet spoken out about the US reaching yesterday the grim milestone of 100,000 Continue Reading

Bernie? Warren? Which candidate is raking in the most tech industry dollars? | US news

From software engineers at Facebook and Google to drivers for Uber and warehouse workers for Amazon, the employees that power California’s technology industry donate to Senator Bernie Sanders above all other presidential candidates, a Guardian analysis found. The Vermont senator received the most money, from the highest number of individual Continue Reading

Inside Trump’s Facebook campaign – podcast | News- Tempemail

During 2019, Donald Trump’s campaign spent nearly $20m (£15.4m) on more than 218,000 different Facebook ads. Julia Carrie Wong, Guardian US tech reporter, tells Rachel Humphreys about the database the Guardian built to investigate the contents of those adverts. Her analysis, she says, provides new insight into what messaging the Continue Reading