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On Wednesday night, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters that President Donald Trump will sign an executive order regarding social media and Big Tech companies, following his public battle with Twitter after the social media platform added a “fact-check” to his tweets. “[Trump] will sign an executive order shortly about social media and internet
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A new Pew Research Center report shows the death toll in the United States from COVID-19 is “heavily concentrated” in Democratic congressional districts. According to the analysis, more than half of all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. occurred in just 44 (approximately 10 percent of) congressional districts, and 41 of those 44 hardest-hit districts are
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Is it important to have racial or sexual diversity in our fight against the COVID-19 pandemic? Heather Mac Donald suggests that some think it might be in her City Journal article “Should Identity Politics Dictate Vaccine Research?” The funding priorities of the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control suggests that they
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Meet Yoel Roth, Twitter’s “head of site integrity.” According to Heavy, Roth is behind Twitter’s controversial fact-checking initiative that on Wednesday targeted one of President Donald Trump’s tweets blasting mail-in ballots over possible election fraud. The tweet soon got slapped with a fact-check link as Twitter viewed it as misleading. In response, Trump said Twitter
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Former Democratic presidential hopeful U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (Hawaii) on Wednesday dropped her defamation suit against former Secretary of State and onetime Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, Reuters reported. Gabbard filed the suit in federal court against the Democratic powerbroker in January seeking at least $50 million for remarks Clinton made saying the congresswoman was
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Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel scorched Twitter’s fact-checking system for denying the possibility of voter fraud. McDaniel roasted Twitter’s leadership in a tweet thread for fact-checking President Donald Trump’s concerns about voter fraud in mail-in ballots. The May 26 thread was in response to Trump being fact-checked by Twitter for suggesting that mail-in ballots
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A West Virginia mail carrier has been charged with attempted election fraud after allegedly altering several mail-in ballots on his contracted route. The same day the Department of Justice announced the accusations of alleged tampering, President Donald Trump was censored by Twitter after warning that mail-in ballots are “substantially fraudulent.” What are the details? The
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Tuesday’s Dana Bash-Joe Biden interview was embarrassing and pathetic to begin with for CNN, but things got even dumber right after it first aired. On The Situation Room, host Wolf Blitzer spent over six minutes boasting of how not only was it an “excellent interview” with Biden’s “very strong words” for President Trump, but how
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White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany shut down a reporter pressing her for a number of dead Americans that should be considered a success for the coronavirus response by the Trump administration. Ryan Lizza of Politico asked the question during Tuesday’s media briefing. “What does the White House view, as having by election day, what
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On Tuesday, Twitter took the unprecedented step of issuing a “fact-check” on a pair of tweets from the president of the United States. President Donald Trump had tweeted a condemnation of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D-Calif.) executive order mandating that Californians can vote by mail in the 2020 election. Twitter took an unabashed editorial stance in
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Comedian and TV host Jimmy Fallon has issued an apology for performing in blackface during a “Saturday Night Live” skit that aired in 2000. During the skit in question, Fallon portrays fellow comedian Chris Rock, who is black. What are the details? The 20-year-old clip of Fallon in blackface resurfaced on the internet this week
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President Donald Trump lashed out at Twitter after the popular social media platform began to fact-check his tweets for the first time ever on Tuesday. The president warned that he would not allow Twitter to interfere with the election, which he equated with the fact-checking. “@Twitter is now interfering in the 2020 Presidential Election,” the
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Writing and making public one’s opinions guarantees people will respond. Writers, performers and every human likely desire his or her thoughts, and even their life, to matter to others. The alternative is to become hermits. Like other opinion writers I get my share of positive and negative letters, but during the Trump administration the level
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You knew this was bound to happen. People have been social distancing amid the coronavirus for over two months — then the weather gets a tad warmer, and then what’s left of an otherwise frigid spring sets natural attraction in motion. In this case it was a woman getting more than a little peck on
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As American politicians double down on locking down our lives, not only are European countries moving away from lockdowns, but some of their political leaders are engaging in a blame game over who thought of such a maniacal idea to begin with. The Danish Jyllands-Posten newspaper reported on Friday that contrary to the assertion of
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A liberal dark money operation pushing “fake news” to hurt President Donald Trump in the 2020 election is pulling out all the stops. OpenSecrets revealed that “political operations are pouring millions of ‘dark money’ dollars into ads and digital content masquerading as news coverage to influence the 2020 election.” One of those operations is dubbed
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After users highlighted YouTube’s automatic censorship of certain phrases critical of the Chinese Communist Party, the tech company admitted the issue was real but said it was an accident, according to the Verge. What’s the issue? YouTube’s automatic comment moderation filters were deleting some Chinese phrases that are derogatory toward the CCP, regardless of the
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Authorities arrested a Boston man after he reportedly threw a flaming American flag onto the roof of a police vehicle, according to WBZ-TV. The suspect also reportedly spit at an officer who arrived on the scene. What are the details? Authorities arrested Daniel Lucey, 40, in the area of Boston Common amid Memorial Day commemorations
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A COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University has generated significant interest. Both the United States and the United Kingdom have ordered large numbers of doses in anticipation of successful human trials. The development cycle for this particular vaccine was shortened because it has already been tested in primates with good results. President Trump announced Operation
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On Sunday, Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-Ark.) defended his decision against issuing a stay-at-home order to slow the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus, noting that projections and modeling have lost credibility and pointing out the economic devastation of the lockdowns in other states. While Arkansas is experiencing a second spike in COVID-19 cases, the governor noted
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