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  • Twitter: Trump's Minnesota tweet violated rules on violence

    05/29/2020 1:06:21 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 10 replies
    Axios ^ | May 29, 2020 | Ina Fried
    Twitter said Friday morning that a tweet from President Trump in which he threatened shooting in response to civil unrest in Minneapolis violated the company's rules. The company said it was leaving the tweet up in the public interest. Why it matters: The move exacerbates tensions between Twitter and Trump over the company's authority to label or limit his speech and, conversely, the president's authority to dictate rules for a private company.
  • Hillary Clinton reacts to controversial Trump retweet: 'We need a real president'

    05/28/2020 11:29:29 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 282020 | Louis Casiano
    Hillary Clinton bashed President Trump on Thursday over his response to the coronavirus pandemic, calling for a "real president" as the death toll in the United States surpassed 100,000 this week. Clinton's remarks via Twitter were in response to a video retweeted by Trump featuring the Cowboys for Trump group bashing Democrats. "Over the last 24 hours, the 100,000th American died of COVID-19 on Trump’s watch," Clinton tweeted in reply. "He’s spent the last 24 hours sharing videos that begin 'The only good Democrat is a dead Democrat' while complaining Twitter’s censoring him. We need a real president."
  • @realDonaldTrump I can’t stand back & watch this happen to a great American City, Minneapolis.

    05/28/2020 10:09:11 PM PDT · by Mariner · 81 replies
    Twitter ^ | May 28th, 2020 | POTUS
    A total lack of leadership. Either the very weak Radical Left Mayor, Jacob Frey, get his act together and bring the City under control, or I will send in the National Guard & get the job done right.....Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump ....These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!
  • Marc Thiessen: Trump must threaten China with 'brain drain' and 'capital flight' amid Hong Kong crackdown

    05/28/2020 7:27:51 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/28/20 | Victor Garcia
    Washington Post columnist and Fox News contributor Marc Thiessen previewed President Trump's Friday announcement dealing with China on "The Story" Thursday, predicting that the president would "impose sanctions" on the Beijing government in response to its moves to restrict Hong Kong's autonomy. "He's going to tell ... the Chinese regime, 'What you're doing is unacceptable,'" Thiessen said. "When this [national security] law takes effect in September, the Chinese regime is going to be able to ban pro-democracy groups, arrest people for political crimes. They're going to allow the state security service, which is the Chinese secret police that terrorizes people...
  • Trump to hold press conference on China on Friday

    05/28/2020 6:07:30 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 28, 2020 | Tom Howell Jr. and Dave Boyer
    President Trump said he’ll hold a press conference on China on Friday, as he weighs sanctions against Beijing for its crackdown on Hong Kong. The administration reportedly plans to revoke the visas of thousands of Chinese graduate students and researchers in the U.S. who have direct ties to schools affiliated with China’s People’s Liberation Army. Thousands of students would be expelled from the U.S., The New York Times reported Thursday. Mr. Trump also has criticized Beijing heavily for allowing the coronavirus to spread to the rest of the world.
  • Ready. Fire. Aim.

    05/28/2020 5:11:21 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 15 replies
    Twitter ^ | 6:48 AM 5/28/20 | Brendan Carr
    Twitter has abandoned it’s original explanation for labeling the President’s tweet. Yet it’s not removing the label. Instead, @jack claims the tweet could be read as making a different point that should be labeled for a different reason. What a mess. jack @jack - 21h Per our Civic Integrity policy (https://help.twitter.com/en/rules-and-policies/election-integrity-policy), the tweets yesterday may mislead people into thinking they don’t need to register to get a ballot (only registered voters receive ballots). We’re updating the link on @realDonaldTrump’s tweet to make this more clear.
  • German official invites Twitter to relocate headquarters to Europe amid Trump feud

    05/28/2020 4:52:35 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 28 2020 | J. Edward Moreno
    A German government official appeared to court Twitter to relocate its headquarters to Europe as the social media giant faces tensions with President Trump. “Hey @Twitter & @jack, this is an invitation to move to Germany! Here you are free to criticize the government as well as to fight fake news,” tweeted Thomas Jarzombek, who oversees tech affairs for Germany’s Economic Affairs Ministry. “We have a great startup and tech ecosystem, your company would be a perfect fit and I will open any doors for you!” he added, tagging President Trump. SNIP
  • 'Tantamount to monopoly': Trump signs executive order to curb 'unchecked power' of social media giants

    05/28/2020 3:31:05 PM PDT · by kevcol · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 28, 2020 | Spencer Neale
    "What they're doing is tantamount to monopoly, you can say it's tantamount to taking over the airwaves," Trump said. "Can't let it happen. Otherwise, we're not going to have a Democracy, we're not going to have anything to do with a republic." Trump announced that he is directing his administration to "develop policies and procedures to ensure taxpayer dollars are not going in any social media company that repress free speech." Trump said he would delete Twitter if there was a "fair press" in the United States but that he refuses to do so because of the wide reach the...
  • Schumer gives Trump a quick bit of advice in Twitter feud

    05/28/2020 1:46:06 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 28 2020 | Michael Ruiz
    Sen. Chuck Schumer jabbed at President Trump on Twitter Thursday after the commander in chief’s public dispute with the social media giant earlier this week. “If President Trump doesn’t like Twitter, he can do everyone a favor and stop tweeting,” the Democratic senator tweeted. The disagreement grew out of Twitter’s decision this week to fact-check one of President Trump’s tweets – the first time it has done so.
  • China removes phrase ‘peaceful reunification’ from Taiwan document

    05/28/2020 12:55:02 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 42 replies
    Beijing has removed references to “peaceful reunification” with Taiwan from its annual work report, signalling the country will take a stronger stance against the island territory. The past six work reports since President Xi Jinping took power in 2013 have signalled that any attempt to reunify Taiwan and China would be “peaceful”.
  • **** TRUMP: Kathy Griffin Suggests Stabbing Trump With Syringe 'With Nothing But Air Inside It'

    05/28/2020 1:13:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    mrcNewsbusters ^ | May 27, 2020 | Lindsay Kornick
    Kathy Griffin is once again back in the news for making yet another threatening remark about Donald Trump online. The 59-year-old comedian is now making headlines after suggesting that someone give President Trump a syringe with “nothing but air inside it.” On May 26, Griffin responded to a tweet from CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta asking whether or not Trump should be given an insulin regimen during a White House diabetes event. warning language on site!
  • 'Plainly illegal': Senate Democrat condemns Trump's social media executive order

    05/28/2020 12:19:53 PM PDT · by kevcol · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 28, 2020 | Madison Dibble
    Sen. Ron Wyden called President Trump's executive order targeting social media platforms a "plainly illegal" attempt to push "unfiltered lies." . . . "I have warned for years that this administration was threatening 230 in order to chill speech and bully companies like Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter into giving him favorable treatment. Today Trump proved me right. I expect those companies and every American who participates in online speech to resist this illegal act by all possible means," Wyden said in a statement.
  • Nancy Pelosi Complains Twitter Isn’t Fact-Checking Trump Enough

    05/28/2020 12:06:33 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 28 2020 | JOSHUA CAPLAN
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) lamented Thursday that Twitter is too “selective” in its so-called fact-checking of President Donald Trump, suggesting the social media giant should be taking further action against his account. Pelosi made the remarks during a press conference when asked about President Trump’s imminent executive order targeting social media giants. “It’s an outrageous situation,” the speaker began. “While Twitter is putting up their fact check under what the president says about voting, they still won’t take off the misrepresentation the president is putting out there about the death of a gentleman whose wife died and he’s asking...
  • Maxine Waters: Trump’s Dog Whistle Promotes George Floyd Tragedy — Police ‘Enjoyed’ Killing

    05/28/2020 12:02:58 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 28 2020 | PAM KEY
    Thursday, during an interview with TMZ, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) accused President Donald Trump of “dog-whistling” which creates an environment that leads to a police officer “enjoying” the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Waters said, “I’m reflecting of all the killings of young black men in particular but of course black woman as well, at the hands of police and at the hands if white supremacists. I’m thinking about the way that the president conducts himself in a way he’s dog-whistling. And I think that they are feeling that they can get away with this kind of treatment.”
  • Twitter Removes Fact Check from President Trump’s Tweet

    05/28/2020 10:24:45 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 46 replies
    TGP ^ | May 28, 2020
    On Tuesday Twitter added a fake fact-check to President Trump’s tweet on mail-in voting scandals. And the person behind Twitter “Site Integrity” is an avowed leftist who says there are “nazis in the White House.” On Wednesday Jenna Ellis, senior legal adviser to Team Trump and Attorney to President Trump, issued a response to Twitter’s partisan tactics: Team Trump rejects Twitter’s blatantly partisan attempt to ‘fact check’ the President on election integrity. Twitter falsely undermined the truth and opinion of his tweet, thereby misleading the American public on the valid concerns with mail-in ballots. FACTS: Mail-in balloting increases the chain...
  • Whitmer Requests National Guard Through July; Grenell Gets in Some Parting Shots

    05/28/2020 10:52:08 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 27 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    The only appropriate response to this request is “Hell, no.” – Generalissimo Gretchen Whitmer, the aspiring banana republic dictator who currently serves as Michigan’s brutish Governor, made a startling request of President Trump earlier today. In a letter e-mailed to the President, Herr Gretchen has the utter gall to request an extension under U.S. Title 32 to extend her use of the state’s National Guard at federal expense through … wait for it… JULY 31. I kid you not: The power-mad Whitmer already has this authority in place through June 24, 12 days after her current lockdown order is set...
  • The “Obstruction of Justice Trap” – Former AAG Matt Whitaker Confirms Mueller Probe Was Used As Weapon to Cover Coup Effort…

    05/28/2020 8:26:05 AM PDT · by AndyJackson · 22 replies
    Conservative Tree House ^ | May 27, 2020 | Sundance
    Whitaker describes this as the “obstruction of justice trap.” Essentially, this approach confirms the second-prong purpose of the Mueller investigation itself. First, use the special counsel in 2017, 2018 and into the beginning of 2019, as a shield (hide information); and secondly a weapon (threats) against any entity who would reveal the background intelligence that undercut the Trump-Russia collusion narrative. We know President Trump was threatened by Rod Rosenstein not to declassify any information in September of 2018 or the Mueller investigation would use that act as evidence of obstruction. Whitaker confirms that same approach was applied toward any executive...
  • The Treasury Department Spied on Flynn, Manafort, and the Trump Family, Says Whistleblower

    05/28/2020 5:51:54 AM PDT · by billorites · 21 replies
    Ohio Star ^ | May 18, 2020 | Neil W. McCabe
    President Barack Obama’s Treasury Department regularly surveilled retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn’s financial records and transactions beginning in December 2015 and well into 2017, before, during and after when he served at the White House as President Donald Trump’s National Security Director, a former senior Treasury Department official, and veteran of the intelligence community, told the Star Newspapers. “I started seeing things that were not correct, so I did my own little investigation, because I wanted to make sure what I was seeing was correct” she said. “You never want to draw attention to something if there is...
  • Tech billionaires line up behind Joe Biden with plans for hi-tech tools to help Democrat best Donald Trump as president goes to war with Twitter

    05/28/2020 9:10:19 AM PDT · by kevcol · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 28, 2020 | Katelyn Caralle
    Four Silicon Valley billionaires in particular are trailblazing an effort to help the Democratic Party with obtaining more data by creating start ups and tech tools specifically to rival Republicans in that field, according to nearly two dozen interviews conducted by Vox's digital news arm Recode. LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz, philanthropist and Steve Jobs' widower Laurene Powell Jobs and former Google CEO Eric Schmidt are all behind this effort to help defeat Donald Trump.
  • Sorry, Twitter, but Trump Is Right About Mail-In Ballots

    05/28/2020 9:00:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Inside Sources ^ | 05/28/2020 | Michael Graham
    President Donald Trump has had a problematic week on Twitter, engaging in political combat with foils like MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough has inspired a backlash beyond any he’s faced before as president. Part of the reaction was Twitter’s decision to stick a “fact check” label on two of Trump’s tweets about mail-in ballots. This decision, in turn sparked its own backlash around issues of freedom of expression and political bias. (Will President Stacey Abrams ever get a tweet fact-checked by Twitter? Probably not.) Overlooked in the social media scrum over Trump’s tweets, however, is the one issue most relevant to voters...