'Republicans feel that Social Media Platforms totally silence conservatives voices. We will strongly regulate, or close them down, before we can ever allow this to happen,' the president posted to his Twitter Wednesday morning. 'We saw what they attempted to do, and failed, in 2016. We can't let a more sophisticated version of that happen again.' … [Read more...] about Google, Facebook and Twitter face bias reckoning: Donald Trump will sign executive order threatening to investigate and CLOSE web giants he claims are censoring conservatives in wake of Twitter fact-check row
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While there's little evidence the Pledge has increased giving, there's also little evidence it hasn't. Gunther found Pledgers who don't appear to have given much at all yet. But it's just as easy to find examples who appear to be living up to the Pledge. There are no official numbers, but various published sources suggest some are on track to meet the Pledge goal. Azim Premji, chairman of Wipro and unofficially the IT czar of India, has given away $21 billion. Hedge fund billionaires Ray and Barbara Dalio: $5 billion. DFS co-founder Chuck Feeney: $9 billion. And of course, Buffett and the Gateses have given more than $90 billion between them, with billions more to come. U.K. couple Jeremy and Hannelore Grantham have given away 98 percent of their wealth to fight climate change. Grantham was a pioneer in index funds. … [Read more...] about Warren Buffett and the Gateses: 200-plus Billionaires and 10 years later, is the Giving Pledge a Success?
“[W]here has Twitter been in response to the outright lies and propaganda by the Chinese Communist Party and its so-called ‘wolf warriors,’ busy blaming American soldiers for the start of COVID-19 on social media?” Hawley asked. “Will Twitter also “fact check” these outrageous statements? What about other candidates for political office, like former VicePresident Joe Biden? Will Twitter editorialize regularly in response to his comments on social media? Or will Twitter only go after people its employees dislike?” … [Read more...] about Sen Hawley Demands Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Answer For ‘Editorializing’ On Trump Tweets
'The opening of a Cold Case against Psycho Joe Scarborough was not a Donald Trump original thought, this has been going on for years, long before I joined the chorus,' the president wrote Tueday morning. 'In 2016 when Joe & his wacky future ex-wife, Mika, would endlessly interview me, I would always be thinking about whether or not Joe could have done such a horrible thing? Maybe or maybe not, but I find Joe to be a total Nut Job, and I knew him well, far better than most.' … [Read more...] about Donald Trump threatens to ‘strongly regulate or close’ social media for trying to ‘silence conservative voices’ after Twitter fact-checks two of his ‘misleading’ tweets
The video, entitled “One deed that can change the world”, said that “The world is in crisis and no one seems to know how to stop it,” before adding: “Allah has warned us: ‘Whatever misfortune befalls you it is because of what your own hands have done.” … [Read more...] about Facebook Banned Fundraising Ad That Claimed Coronavirus is ‘Divine Justice’ From Allah
The tweets “contain potentially misleading information about voting processes and have been labeled to provide additional context around mail-in ballots,” Twitter spokeswoman Katie Rosborough told The Washington Post Tuesday regarding the decision. … [Read more...] about REPORT: Trump Is Preparing To Sign An Executive Order Targeting Social Media Companies