AP News Digest 3 a.m. Vaccine Sherpa Vaccines Republicans America- Tempemail

Here are the AP’s latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at https://newsroom.ap.org. _____________ TOP STORIES _____________ BIDEN-ECONOMY — President Joe Biden’s promised economic comeback hits a speed bump with the April jobs report — with 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

Twitter and Facebook CEOs to testify on alleged anti-conservative bias | US news

The chief executive officers of Twitter and Facebook are taking the stand Tuesday to testify, again, about allegations of anti-conservative bias on their platforms. Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey were subpoenaed in October to appear at Tuesday’s hearing with the Senate judiciary committee in order to “review the companies’ handling 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

‘Please for the love of God do not vote for my dad’: Republican’s daughter voices opposition | US news- Tempemail

It’s not the usual rallying cry one might expect from a political candidate’s child as their father runs for office, but the daughter of a Republican candidate has urged people in Michigan to “please for the love of god” not vote for her father. “Tell everyone,” Stephanie Regan wrote in Continue Reading

What is Elite TikTok and what has it got to do with Donald Trump? | Culture- Tempemail

Matilda, help! I have come across something called Elite/Alt TikTok. Have Elon Musk and Grimes renamed their baby? Ha, no. So, to understand Alt and Elite TikTok you first need to understand how TikTok started. In the beginning, the platform was essentially a bunch of genetically blessed teenagers lip-syncing to 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

Republican mega-donor buys stake in Twitter and seeks to oust Jack Dorsey – report | Technology

A major Republican donor has purchased a stake in Twitter and is reportedly seeking to oust its chief executive, Jack Dorsey. Bloomberg News first reported that Elliott Management has taken a “sizable stake” and “and plans to push for changes at the social media company, including replacing Dorsey”. Paul Singer, 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

‘The Democrats have fallen’: Iowa debacle shows party has fallen behind in the tech race | US news- Tempemail

Donald Trump was gloating again. “Now I understand the votes are fried in Iowa,” he told reporters at the White House on Friday. “Think of it, all the money that Democrats spent and the votes are fried. They have no idea who won.” The president’s schadenfreude flowed from the debacle Continue Reading