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YouTube suspends One America News, a Trump favorite, for peddling pandemic misinformation

YouTube said it suspended right-wing channel One America News for one week, beginning Tuesday, for violating its policy against misinformation related to the covid-19 pandemic and temporarily stripped the channel of its ability to make money from other videos. YouTube spokeswoman Ivy Choi said OAN, which has 1.2 million subscribers on the video service and […]

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After Trump tweets Defcon hacking video, voting security experts call BS

Enlarge Getty Images As President Trump continues to make unfounded claims of widespread election fraud, 59 of the world’s foremost experts on electronic voting are hitting back, saying that recent allegations of actual voting machine hacking “have been unsubstantiated or are technically incoherent.” Monday’s letter came after almost two weeks of baseless and unfounded claims […]

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Outgoing Trump administration bans investments in Chinese companies it says support China’s military

The White House on Thursday issued an executive order banning U.S. investment in a few dozen Chinese companies that it said have ties to the People’s Liberation Army, underscoring the administration’s drive to continue severing China links before President Trump’s term ends in January. Beginning Jan. 11, the order prohibits any U.S. citizens or funds […]

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As Trump warns of leftist violence, a dangerous threat emerges from the right-wing boogaloo movement

Prosecutors even successfully argued before a federal magistrate in Texas over the weekend that a drug possession suspect with alleged boogaloo ties should be denied bond because Facebook and Instagram posts advocating violence against National Guard members and threatening to kill looters showed he was a “threat to the community.” Boogaloo is more of a […]

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Facebook employees said they were ‘caught in an abusive relationship’ with Trump as internal debates raged

Zuckerberg also met privately with black executives to discuss their pain and objections to the post, which referred to responding to protesters over George Floyd’s death. And employees questioned whether Facebook was in an “abusive relationship” with the president, according to a trove of documents that showed more than 200 posts from an internal message […]

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Snapchat will no longer promote Trump after comments that incited ‘racial violence and injustice’

(Reuters) — Snap said it would no longer promote U.S. President Donald Trump’s account in Snapchat’s Discover section, saying his incendiary comments last week made the account ineligible for the curated section where users explore new content. “We will not amplify voices who incite racial violence and injustice by giving them free promotion on Discover,” […]

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Mark Zuckerberg defends decisions on Trump as Facebook employee unrest grows

In response, dozens of Facebook employees participated in a virtual walkout on Monday, and many more expressed outrage in internal forums and on Twitter. At least two employees have resigned, according to public posts and tweets and conversations with workers. “Open and honest discussion has always been a part of Facebook’s culture,” spokesperson Liz Bourgeois […]