Despite GOP outcry, Cassidy ‘at peace’ with impeachment vote Donald Trump impeachment vote peace GOP Bill Cassidy- Tempemail

Trashed on social media and censured by Louisiana Republicans, U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy described himself Wednesday as “at peace” with his vote to convict former President Donald Trump at his impeachment trial and dismissed the scorching GOP backlash he’s received. Louisiana’s senior Republican senator said he does not believe the Continue Reading

Debate rages as Facebook prepares to say whether Trump can return | Facebook

Facebook is expected to announce imminently whether it will allow Donald Trump to return to the platform after banning him more than a month ago. The decision will be the most consequential yet made by Facebook’s Oversight Board, a group of 20 members who range from humanitarian activists and religious Continue Reading

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Here are the AP’s latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All Times EST. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at https://newsroom ap.org. COVID-DISINFORMATION — The rumors began almost as soon as the disease itself. Claims that a foreign adversary had unleashed a bioweapon emerged Continue Reading

It’s taken Donald Trump to show social media giants the meaning of moderation | Social media- Tempemail

The enforcement of policies on content moderation by popular social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, is a continuously contentious topic. Particularly so following the booting out of Donald Trump by the aforementioned companies in early January, just before he exited the White House in disgrace. Facebook’s decision was Continue Reading

‘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

Forget the furore over Trump – Facebook is interested only in maintaining its monopoly | Facebook

The day after the insurrection at the US Capitol on 6 January, Facebook suspended Donald Trump’s account indefinitely. Two things about this decision are interesting. The first is that, as Will Oremus pointed out in a perceptive post, the decision was “an overnight reversal of the policy on Trump and Continue Reading

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Ceally Smith spent a year down the rabbit hole of QAnon spending more and more time researching and discussing the conspiracy theory online. Eventually it consumed her, and she wanted out. She broke up with the boyfriend who recruited her into the movement, took six months off social media, and Continue Reading

Facebook board set to rule on Trump ban reverses four content removal cases | Facebook

Facebook’s oversight board, the “supreme court” set up by the company to relieve Mark Zuckerberg of having the final say over moderation, has issued its first decisions, overturning the social network’s choices on four of the five first cases it has heard. The cases, all of which were appeals to Continue Reading

Chinese bots had key role in debunked ballot video shared by Eric Trump | China- Tempemail

A Chinese bot network played a key role in spreading disinformation during and after the US election, including a debunked video of “ballot burning” shared by Eric Trump, a new study reveals. The misleading video shows a man filming himself on Virginia Beach, allegedly burning votes cast for Donald Trump. Continue Reading

YouTube extends ban on Trump amid concerns about further violence | Donald Trump

Donald Trump is suspended from posting to YouTube indefinitely after the video platform’s parent company Google extended a ban put in place this month. “In light of concerns about the ongoing potential for violence, the Donald J Trump channel will remain suspended,” a YouTube spokesperson said. “Our teams are staying Continue Reading