8/3/2022

LAWSUIT/SOCIAL MEDIA/TWITTER: “A federal judge on Wednesday [August 3, 2022] stayed former President Donald Trump’s lawsuit demanding YouTube reinstate his social media account pending Trump’s appeal of the dismissal of his case against Twitter… Trump wants the judge to order YouTube to restore his account after being indefinitely suspended so that he can sell merchandise […]

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7/1/2022

INVESTIGATIONS/NEW YORK/SOCIAL MEDIA: “Federal securities regulators and a federal grand jury in New York have subpoenaed former President Trump’s social media company as part of their investigations into its pending deal to go public via a blank-check company called Digital World Acquisition Corp., according to a Friday disclosure [on July 1, 2022]… The investigation continues […]

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6/28/2022

INVESTIGATIONS/SOCIAL MEDIA: “Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday unleashed a dozen social media posts in the wake of the testimony of a former top White House aide [Cassidy Hutchinson] before the January 6 committee, calling the staffer a ‘total phony,’ ‘third rate social climber’ and suggesting she was a ‘whacko’ because of her handwriting… As […]

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5/22/2022

NEW YORK/SOCIAL MEDIA/TWITTER: “Twitter is in big trouble, has lost all credibility, and is unlikely to see Elon Musk close his ridiculous deal with them after having learned so much about the massive number of Bots and Fake Accounts that people using Twitter must endure. Why doesn’t the Corrupt Racist New York State Attorney General, […]

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5/16/2022

SOCIAL MEDIA/TWITTER: [According to a document by Digital World Acquisition Corp.,] “Trump is obligated to first post to Truth Social, a new social network he’s backing, and can’t publish the same content on another social media site for six hours. After that, he can post to ‘any site to which he has access,’ according to […]

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5/10/2022

SOCIAL MEDIA/TWITTER: “Elon Musk said Tuesday [May 10, 2022] he would reverse Twitter’s ban on former President Donald Trump if his acquisition goes through… Twitter permanently suspended Trump from the platform in January 2021 following the attack by his supporters on the U.S. Capitol. The company said it made the decision after the Jan. 6 […]

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2/22/2022

SOCIAL MEDIA/TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP POST-PRESIDENCY: [Donald Trump’s] “long-promised social network, Truth Social, has been almost entirely inaccessible in the first days of its grand debut because of technical glitches, a 13-hour outage and a 300,000-person waitlist… [E]arly glimpses at Truth Social suggest its offerings are almost identical to what Twitter and other sites have offered for […]

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2/4/2022

SOCIAL MEDIA: “Facebook’s number of daily users has plunged for the first time in Facebook history. This means people are tired of Fake News and abuse and especially tired of their political shenanigans. It could also be that people are waiting for TRUTH—the highly sophisticated platform that we look forward to opening in the not […]

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1/3/2022

SOCIAL MEDIA/TWITTER: “Twitter is a disgrace to democracy. They shouldn’t be allowed to do business in this Country. Marjorie Taylor Greene has a huge constituency of honest, patriotic, hard-working people. They don’t deserve what’s happened to them on places like low-life Twitter and Facebook. Everybody should drop off of Twitter and Facebook. They’re boring, have […]

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12/7/2021

DEVIN NUNES/ELIZABETH WARREN/SOCIAL MEDIA: “Donald Trump’s plan to launch ‘Truth Social’, a special purpose acquisitions backed social media company, early next year may have hit a roadblock after US regulators issued a request for information on the deal on Monday. The request from the SEC and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority for information from Digital […]

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10/28/2021

2020 ELECTION/SOCIAL MEDIA: “Former President Donald Trump criticized Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, in a statement. Trump said the $400 million donation that Zuckerberg made to local election offices last year makes him a “criminal.” ‘Mark Zuckerberg, in my opinion, a criminal, is allowed to spend over $400 million and therefore able to change the […]

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10/21/2021

SOCIAL MEDIA/TECHNOLOGY: “We live in a world where the Taliban has a huge presence on Twitter, yet your favorite American President has been silenced. This is unacceptable. I am excited to send out my first TRUTH on TRUTH Social very soon. TMTG was founded with a mission to give a voice to all. I’m excited […]

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10/21/2021

SOCIAL MEDIA/TECHNOLOGY: “Former U.S. President Donald Trump will launch his own social media app, TRUTH Social, that he said would ‘stand up to Big Tech’ companies such as Twitter and Facebook that have barred him from their platforms. TRUTH Social will be created through a new company formed by a merger of the Trump Media […]

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10/2/2021

LAWSUIT/SOCIAL MEDIA/TWITTER: “In a filing late Friday [October 1, 2021], Trump asked a federal district judge for a preliminary injunction enabling his return to Twitter while his lawsuit against the social media giant continues… It argued that Twitter was ‘censoring’ Trump by indefinitely banning him from the platform, adding that the company ‘exercises a degree […]

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9/14/2021

LAWSUIT/SOCIAL MEDIA/TECHNOLOGY: “So now it’s determined in a major Wall Street Journal article that Facebook is secretly protecting its so-called ‘Elite,’ making them exempt from rules. Facebook and Big Tech are so corrupt (‘unlocked boxes,’ etc.), this should help my lawsuit against Big Tech, and those people who hate America.” -Donald Trump, “Statement by Donald […]

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7/7/2021

LAWSUIT/SOCIAL MEDIA/TWITTER: “Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced that he will lead a lawsuit over alleged censorship against Twitter, Facebook and Google – three tech companies that removed him from their platforms after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by a mob of his supporters. The lawsuit will be a class-action, with Trump […]

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6/9/2021

JOE BIDEN/TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDERS: “President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Wednesday that sets criteria for the government to evaluate the risk of apps connected to foreign adversaries, a move with implications for Chinese-owned sites like TikTok and WeChat. Biden revoked and replaced the three executive orders by then-President Donald Trump that sought to […]

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6/8/2021

NIGERIA/SOCIAL MEDIA/TWITTER: “Congratulations to the country of Nigeria, who just banned Twitter because they banned their President. More COUNTRIES should ban Twitter and Facebook for not allowing free and open speech—all voices should be heard. In the meantime, competitors will emerge and take hold. Who are they to dictate good and evil if they themselves […]

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6/4/2021

SOCIAL MEDIA: “Facebook said on Friday [June 4, 2021] that Donald J. Trump’s suspension from the service would last at least two years, keeping the former president off mainstream social media for the 2022 midterm elections, as the company also said it would end a policy of treating posts from politicians differently from those of […]

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6/4/2021

SOCIAL MEDIA: “Next time I’m in the White House there will be no more dinners, at his request, with Mark Zuckerberg and his wife. It will be all business!” -Donald Trump, “Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America,” donaldjtrump.com, June 4, 2021 […]

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6/2/2021

TRUMP POST-PRESIDENCY/SOCIAL MEDIA: “Former President Donald Trump’s blog — a webpage where he shared statements after larger social media companies banned him from their platforms — has been permanently shut down, his spokesman said Wednesday. The page ‘From the Desk of Donald J. Trump’ has been scrubbed from Trump’s website after going live less than […]

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5/24/2021

SOCIAL MEDIA/TRUMP POST-PRESIDENCY: “We have not yet launched our own social media ‘platform,’ but even the very basic site we have to post our statements has received 36.7 million views over the past month alone, and we’re getting more traffic to our website now than in 2020, an Election year! This number would be even […]

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5/5/2021

SOCIAL MEDIA: “A Facebook-appointed panel of journalists, activists and lawyers on Wednesday upheld the social network’s ban of former President Donald J. Trump, ending any immediate return by Mr. Trump to mainstream social media and renewing a debate about tech power over online speech… But the board also kicked the case back to Facebook and […]

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5/5/2021

SOCIAL MEDIA: “What Facebook, Twitter, and Google have done is a total disgrace and an embarrassment to our Country. Free Speech has been taken away from the President of the United States because the Radical Left Lunatics are afraid of the truth, but the truth will come out anyway, bigger and stronger than ever before. […]

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5/4/2021

SOCIAL MEDIA/TRUMP POST-PRESIDENCY: “Former President Trump on Tuesday [May 4, 2021] launched a communications platform, which will eventually give him the ability to communicate directly with his followers, after months of being banned from sites like Twitter and Facebook. The platform, “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump” appears on www.DonaldJTrump.com/desk… The space allows Trump […]

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4/5/2021

SOCIAL MEDIA/SUPREME COURT/TWITTER: “The decision by social media giants Twitter and Facebook to ban former President Donald Trump from their platforms appears to have drawn the ire of one of America’s most prominent jurists: Justice Clarence Thomas… Thomas’ opinion was prompted by the high court’s decision not to review an appeals court ruling that concluded […]

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4/5/2021

SUPREME COURT/TWITTER: “The Supreme Court directed a lower court to toss out a lawsuit over whether Donald Trump violated the First Amendment when he blocked followers from his then-active Twitter account. Lower court rulings had found that such actions violated the First Amendment, but the justices found the case moot, as Trump is no longer […]

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3/31/2021

SOCIAL MEDIA/TRUMP POST-PRESIDENCY: “Facebook removed a video featuring former President Donald Trump, a company spokesperson confirmed to NBC News on Wednesday, citing the former president’s indefinite suspension from the platform. The removal tests just how far Facebook is willing to interpret its suspension, which followed the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. The […]

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3/22/2021

SOCIAL MEDIA/TRUMP POST-PRESIDENCY: “Trump senior advisor Jason Miller told Fox News that Trump is reviewing proposals to launch a social media endeavor of his own. ‘I do think that we’re going to see President Trump returning to social media in probably about two or three months here, with his own platform,’ said Miller… A possible […]

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2/10/2021

SOCIAL MEDIA/TWITTER: “Twitter will uphold its ban on former President Donald Trump, even if he were to run for office again, according to the company’s chief financial officer… ‘Our policies are designed to make sure that people are not inciting violence,’ Segal said.’“He was removed when he was president and there’d be no difference for […]

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1/12/2021

SOCIAL MEDIA: “YouTube said Tuesday that it has taken down newly posted video content from President Trump for violating its policies against inciting violence. In addition, it has assessed a “strike” against the account, which means the president can’t upload new videos or livestream to the account for a minimum of 7 days… YouTube is […]

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1/8/2021

TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TWITTER: “After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them — specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter — we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence… On January 8, 2021, President Donald J. Trump […]

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1/8/2021

SOCIAL MEDIA/TWITTER: “Only a few hours after Twitter announced a ban on President Donald Trump’s @realdonaldtrump account, he has attempted to tweet from at least two other accounts under his control. Tweets posted to the official @POTUS account were swiftly deleted, and after the same thread was posted on the Trump campaign’s @TeamTrump account, it […]

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1/7/2021

BIDEN TRANSITION/SOCIAL MEDIA: “The shocking events of the last 24 hours clearly demonstrate that President Donald Trump intends to use his remaining time in office to undermine the peaceful and lawful transition of power to his elected successor, Joe Biden. His decision to use his platform to condone rather than condemn the actions of his […]

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1/6/2021

2020 ELECTION/TWITTER: “Twitter on Wednesday [Jan. 6, 2021] put President Trump on notice: If he does not stop breaking the platform’s rules, he will be permanently banned. The stern warning followed another step never before taken by Twitter: It locked Trump out of his account for 12 hours after the removal of three tweets that […]

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1/5/2021

SOCIAL MEDIA/TRUMP CAMPAIGN: “On Sunday, the [Trump] campaign asked supporters to call two Michigan state lawmakers and demand a vote to decertify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in a state he won by more than 150,000 votes. The campaign posted numbers and emails for Michigan state Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R) and former Michigan House […]

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1/1/2021

2020 ELECTION/DEFENSE/GEORGIA/GOP/SOCIAL MEDIA/TECHNOLOGY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Republicans should have gotten rid of Section 230 in the Defense Bill, and you wouldn’t have had this problem. Never learn!!! RT @NRSC Big Tech is at it again. Facebook has shut down the ad account for the Georgia Battleground Fund, a joint fundraising committee for NRSC [National Republican Senate […]

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1/1/2021

CHINA/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/GOP/SENATE/SOCIAL MEDIA/TECHNOLOGY: “Our Republican Senate just missed the opportunity to get rid of Section 230, which gives unlimited power to Big Tech companies. Pathetic!!! Now they want to give people ravaged by the China Virus $600, rather than the $2000 which they so desperately need. Not fair, or smart!“ ––Donald Trump, Twitter.com, January 1, 2021 […]

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12/29/2020

2020 ELECTION/DEMS/GOP/MEDIA/MITCH MCCONNELL/SOCIAL MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Unless Republicans have a death wish, and it is also the right thing to do, they must approve the $2000 payments ASAP. $600 IS NOT ENOUGH! Also, get rid of Section 230 – Don’t let Big Tech steal our Country, and don’t let the Democrats steal the Presidential Election. […]

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12/28/2020

DOJ/SOCIAL MEDIA: “On Monday [Dec. 28, 2020], the Department of Justice filed an appeal of a judge’s order that blocked restrictions on TikTok in the US from taking effect. US District Judge Carl Nichols issued an order December 7th that blocked the Commerce Department’s restrictions on TikTok, which would have prevented new downloads of the […]

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12/26/2020

DEFENSE/SOCIAL MEDIA/TECHNOLOGY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/VETO: “I will not stand by and watch this travesty of a [defense] bill happen without reigning in Big Tech. End Section 230 now, before it is too late. So bad for our Country. Show courage, and do what’s right!!! RT @PaulSzoldra White House statement: https://twitter.com/PaulSzoldra/status/1341840083880529920/photo/1“ ––Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 26, 2020 […]

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12/26/2020

CHINA/DEFENSE/GOP/MILITARY/RUSSIA/SENATE/SOCIAL MEDIA/TECHNOLOGY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/VETO: “Our $740 defense bill is a gift to China, Russia & Big Tech. It fails to terminate the internationally dangerous Section 230, won’t allow us to bring our troops back home (where they belong), renames & destroys our forts & National Monuments, & makes 5G almost impossible! RT @CNBC Trump vetoes […]

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12/24/2020

SOCIAL MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TWITTER: “Twitter is going wild with their flags, trying hard to suppress even the truth. Just shows how dangerous they are, purposely stifling free speech. Very dangerous for our Country. Does Congress know that this is how Communism starts? Cancel Culture at its worst. End Section 230!“ ––Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 24, […]

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12/17/2020

CHINA/DEFENSE/LINDSEY GRAHAM/MEDIA/MILITARY/SOCIAL MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/VOTE BY MAIL/VETO: “I will Veto the Defense Bill, which will make China very unhappy. They love it. Must have Section 230 termination, protect our National Monuments and allow for removal of military from far away, and very unappreciative, lands. Thank you! RT @DailyCaller Lindsey Graham: ‘Social Media Companies And Mail-In […]

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12/9/2020

2020 ELECTION/SOCIAL MEDIA: “YouTube will remove any new videos alleging that President Donald Trump lost the US 2020 election to Joseph Biden because of fraud or errors, Google’s massive video site said Wednesday [Dec. 9, 2020] on its YouTube blog. Essentially, YouTube now categorizes Biden’s victory and Trump’s loss as historical fact… Now that enough […]

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12/8/2020

GOP/HOUSE OF REPS/MILITARY/NATIONAL SECURITY/SOCIAL MEDIA/VETO: “I hope House Republicans will vote against the very weak National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which I will VETO. Must include a termination of Section 230 (for National Security purposes), preserve our National Monuments, & allow for 5G & troop reductions in foreign lands!“ ––Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 8, 2020 […]

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12/3/2020

NATIONAL SECURITY/SOCIAL MEDIA/TECHNOLOGY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “@JimInhofe What good is having a very expensive National Defense Authorization Act if Big Tech can run circles around you and the security of our Country? End Section 230 now! #NDAA“ ––Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 3, 2020 7:04 pm […]

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12/3/2020

MILITARY/NATIONAL SECURITY/SOCIAL MEDIA/TECHNOLOGY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/VETO: “But doesn’t get rid of Big Tech’s windfall, Section 230, a grave threat to National Security. I will VETO! RT @JimInhofe Proud to announce the completion of the 60th Annual National Defense Authorization Act — a bill that champions our troops, supports our military families, and strengthens our national defense. […]

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12/3/2020

DEFENSE/SOCIAL MEDIA/USMCA: “On Tuesday night [Dec. 1, 2020], Trump announced that he would veto the upcoming National Defense Authorization Act, which provides hundreds of billions of dollars to fund the US armed forces, if it didn’t include a repeal of Section 230… [F]or all Trump’s stated opposition to Section 230, his administration’s own trade deal […]

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12/3/2020

NATIONAL SECURITY/SOCIAL MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/VETO: “Very sadly for our Nation, it looks like Senator @JimInhofe will not be putting the Section 230 termination clause into the Defense Bill. So bad for our National Security and Election Integrity. Last chance to ever get it done. I will VETO!“ ––Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 3, 2020 5:37 pm […]

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12/3/2020

GOP/NATIONAL SECURITY/SENATE/SOCIAL MEDIA/TECHNOLOGY: “Looks like certain Republican Senators are getting cold feet with respect to the termination of Big Tech’s Section 230, a National Security and Election Integrity MUST. For years, all talk, no action. Termination must be put in Defense Bill!!!“ ––Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 3, 2020 4:17 am […]

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12/1/2020

BUDGET/DEFENSE/SOCIAL MEDIA: “President Trump tweeted late Tuesday [Dec. 1, 2020] that he will veto the National Defense Authorization Act unless Congress repeals Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act, which critics say unfairly shields social media platforms from liability over items posted on their platforms. These opponents have been vocal that tech behemoths like […]

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12/1/2020

NATIONAL SECURITY/SOCIAL MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/VETO: “Section 230, which is a liability shielding gift from the U.S. to ‘Big Tech’ (the only companies in America that have it – corporate welfare!), is a serious threat to our National Security & Election Integrity. Our Country can never be safe & secure if we allow it to stand….. […]

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11/29/2020

MEDIA/SOCIAL MEDIA/TECHNOLOGY: “This country cannot have fake elections, like we have fake news, like we have all of the things happening with big tech. It’s — I mean, there’s a tremendous move on to repeal Section 230. Big tech has no liability. They can do whatever they want. It’s ridiculous. But there’s a big move […]

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11/10/2020

SOCIAL MEDIA/TRUMP ADMIN: “TikTok has filed a petition in a US Court of Appeals calling for a review of actions by the Trump administration’s Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). The reason, according to the company, is that it hasn’t heard from the committee in weeks about an imminent deadline for parent […]

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11/9/2020

MEDIA/SOCIAL MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TWITTER: Breitbart journalist John “Nolte: [Fox News reporter] Bret Baier Deletes Tweet that Exposed Backlash Against Fox News https://breitbart.com/the-media/2020/11/09/bret-baier-deletes-tweet-exposed-exploding-backlash-fox-news/ via @BreitbartNews“ ––Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 9, 2020 6:18 pm […]

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11/2/2020

SOCIAL MEDIA/TWITTER: “If we didn’t have social media, I’d have no voice. We wouldn’t be here. I have no choice. They say, ‘Gee, we wish he wouldn’t do so much tweeting.’ I don’t do tweeting. What I do is social media. And without it, I don’t think we’d be here, because we’d have no voice. […]

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11/1/2020

2020 ELECTION/MEDIA/NEW JERSEY/SOCIAL MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Being restored immediately. @Facebook stated that they made an ‘enforcement error’. Thank you!” [Editor’s Note: This tweet references Facebook’s decision to remove a N.J. Women For Trump page from their site, which Trump brought attention to on October 31, 2020.] ––Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 1, 2020 4:41 am […]

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10/28/2020

2020 ELECTION/JOE BIDEN/SOCIAL MEDIA: “The election is underway across the country, and we need your help to spread the word on social media. Sign up to help, and let’s win this thing: https://t.co/Yys11DiWVm?amp=1″ ––Joe Biden, Twitter.com, October 28, 2020 3:40 pm […]

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10/26/2020

SOCIAL MEDIA/TWITTER/VOTE BY MAIL: “Twitter blocked a post by President Donald Trump on Monday that claimed, without evidence, there were ‘problems and discrepancies’ with mail-in ballots ‘all over the USA.’… The social media company said the tweet was ‘disputed and might be misleading about how to participate in an election or another civic process.’” -Myah […]

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10/20/2020

SOCIAL MEDIA: “I think I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t have social media because the media is corrupt. In my opinion, the media is corrupt. But in my opinion, the media is fake and frankly, if I didn’t have social media, I’d have no way of getting out my voice.” -Donald Trump in an […]

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10/15/2020

CAMPAIGN/TWITTER: “Twitter suspended the official account of the Trump campaign on Thursday [Oct. 15, 2020], saying Team Trump’s tweet calling Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden a ‘liar’ and posting a video about Hunter Biden’s business dealings is a violation of its policy… The campaign also posted a link to a video about Hunter Biden’s overseas […]

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10/14/2020

CORRUPTION/JOE BIDEN/MEDIA/SOCIAL MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TWITTER: “So terrible that Facebook and Twitter took down the story of ‘Smoking Gun’ emails related to Sleepy Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, in the @NYPost. It is only the beginning for them. There is nothing worse than a corrupt politician. REPEAL SECTION 230!!!“ ––Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 14, 2020 […]

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10/6/2020

CORONAVIRUS/SOCIAL MEDIA/TWITTER: “Facebook on Tuesday removed a post from President Donald Trump that downplayed the dangers of the coronavirus pandemic, a day after he left a hospital while recovering from the virus. Twitter restricted a similar tweet from Trump, leaving it online but placing it behind a note saying the tweet violated the company’s rules […]

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9/27/2020

BUSINESS/SOCIAL MEDIA: “A judge has temporarily blocked an order from the Trump administration that would have banned TikTok from being downloaded from U.S. app stores. At the end of the day on Sunday, the U.S. government could have forced app stores run by Apple and Google to remove TikTok. But after a hearing on Sunday, […]

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9/23/2020

SOCIAL MEDIA: [Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO): “But I think that — just to amplify the President’s remarks — we see, in these online platforms, the most powerful corporations in the world, maybe the most powerful corporations in the history of the world…”] “So how come I won last time if they’re so powerful?” [Josh Hawley: […]

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9/23/2020

SOCIAL MEDIA/TWITTER: “Twitter routinely restricts posts expressing conservative views, even from a President of the United States, while at the same time it allows Iran’s Supreme Leader to freely spew vile, anti-Semitic hate and even death threats. Every year, countless Americans are banned, blacklisted, and silenced through arbitrary or malicious enforcement of ever-shifting rules. Some […]

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9/23/2020

SOCIAL MEDIA: “In recent years, a small group of powerful technology platforms have tightened their grip over commerce and communications in America. They’ve used this power to engage in unscrupulous business practices while simultaneously waging war on free enterprise and free expression. At the urging of the radical left, these platforms have become intolerant of […]

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9/23/2020

BUSINESS/SOCIAL MEDIA: “TikTok is asking a federal judge to block the Trump administration’s impending ban on its operations in the United States… President Donald Trump on Saturday said he had given his ‘blessing’ to a deal struck by TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, and Oracle and Walmart, which would avert a ban announced by the Department […]

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9/19/2020

BUSINESS/SOCIAL MEDIA: “We have some very big news on TikTok. TikTok is moving along. We’re dealing with Oracle, which you know of. Larry Ellison. And we’re dealing with, as a combination, Walmart — Walmart, a great company… And they’ll be making about a 5-billion-dollar contribution toward education. We’re going to be setting up a very […]

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9/18/2020

BUSINESS/EXECUTIVE ORDERS/SOCIAL MEDIA: “TikTok will be removed from US app stores from midnight on Sunday as Washington implements executive orders from President Donald Trump that also target WeChat, a Chinese social media app… The removal of TikTok and WeChat from US app stores implements two executive orders issued last month by Mr Trump, which said […]

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9/16/2020

BUSINESS/SOCIAL MEDIA: [Reporter: “Are you prepared to sign off on the Oracle and TikTok deal, even though the Treasury isn’t getting paid?”] “It has to be 100 percent as far as national security is concerned. And, no, I’m not prepared to sign off on anything. I have to see the deal.” [Reporter: “What about the […]

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9/10/2020

SOCIAL MEDIA: “TikTok is moving along. We’ll see what happens. It’ll either be closed up or they’ll sell it. So we’ll either close up TikTok in this country for security reasons, or it’ll be sold.” -Donald Trump, “Remarks by President Trump Before Air Force One Departure,” whitehouse.gov, Sep. 10, 2020 […]

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9/1/2020

SOCIAL MEDIA: [Reporter: “Can you give us the latest on TikTok and what percentage you want, if any, of that deal?”] “Well, I told them that they have until September 15th to make a deal. After that, we close it up in this country. And I said that the United States has to be compensated […]

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8/28/2020

FAKE NEWS/MEDIA/SOCIAL MEDIA: “Here I am with you and I’m with everybody. I go to the helicopter and I’ll take questions, screaming questions. I’ve answered every question you would imagine that could be asked, and I feel good in doing it. The reason I do that is because it is fake news. I get so […]

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8/24/2020

CHINA/SOCIAL MEDIA/TRUMP ADMIN: “TikTok, the video-sharing application owned by China-based ByteDance, filed a lawsuit Monday against the U.S. government challenging the Trump administration’s efforts to ban the company’s American operations… The Trump administration has expressed concern about U.S. data security and data privacy with several Chinese companies, including Huawei and WeChat. ByteDance argued that is […]

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8/23/2020

SOCIAL MEDIA/TWITTER: “As far as Twitter is concerned, it’s really, I call it social media. If I didn’t have that, you probably wouldn’t be interviewing me right now unless you did maybe as a businessman or something. I wouldn’t be here right now being interviewed. It’s a way of– The press is so corrupt. It’s […]

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8/20/2020

DOJ/SOCIAL MEDIA/TWITTER: “The Trump administration on Thursday asked the Supreme Court to reverse a lower court ruling that found President Trump violated the First Amendment by blocking his critics on Twitter… DOJ argued that the appeals court had erred by finding Trump’s Twitter account to be a public forum, and failed to adequately recognize that […]

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8/18/2020

SOCIAL MEDIA: “Well, I guess Microsoft wants it [TikTok] and so does Oracle, and probably so do other people, but they have to also make sure the United States is well compensated because we’re the ones making it possible. Very simple: We’re the ones making it possible. So our Treasury has to be very well […]

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8/13/2020

CHINA/SOCIAL MEDIA/TECHNOLOGY: “TikTok, I broke the deal. I said you can’t do business in the United States. I also said to Huawei you can’t do business in the United States. And I told our so-called allies, that are all over the world, all of which, you know, for the most take advantage of us. We […]

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8/6/2020

CHINA/EXECUTIVE ORDERS/SOCIAL MEDIA: “At this time, action must be taken to address the threat posed by one mobile application in particular, TikTok… TikTok automatically captures vast swaths of information from its users, including Internet and other network activity information such as location data and browsing and search histories… The United States must take aggressive action […]

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8/6/2020

CHINA/SOCIAL MEDIA: “TikTok, a video-sharing mobile application owned by the Chinese company ByteDance Ltd., automatically captures vast swaths of information from its users. This data collection threatens to allow the Chinese Communist Party access to Americans’ personal and proprietary information — potentially allowing China to track the locations of Federal employees and contractors, build dossiers […]

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8/6/2020

CHILDREN/CORONAVIRUS/SOCIAL MEDIA/TWITTER: “[W]hen you look at what’s happening with Facebook and with Twitter, it’s 100% possibly illegal.” [Geraldo Rivera: “Does Twitter tick you up that they could take out some of your tweets and –“] “The perfect statement. Yeah. You mean a statement about youth [being almost immune to coronavirus], right? The youth. They are […]

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8/6/2020

CHINA/EXECUTIVE ORDERS/SOCIAL MEDIA/TECHNOLOGY: “[T]he spread in the United States of mobile applications developed and owned by companies in the People’s Republic of China (China) continues to threaten the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States. To protect our Nation, I took action, in an Executive Order of August 6, 2020… to address […]

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8/5/2020

CHILDREN/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/SOCIAL MEDIA/TWITTER: “Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. on Wednesday removed a video posted by President Trump in which he said children are ‘almost immune from this disease,’ a claim that the companies said ran afoul their rules against harmful misinformation about Covid-19… The action marked the first time that Facebook removed Mr. Trump’s posts for […]

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8/5/2020

COVID-19/SOCIAL MEDIA: “Facebook removed a video post from President Donald Trump’s personal page on Wednesday that included a segment from a Fox News interview in which the president said children are ‘almost immune’ to COVID-19. ‘This video includes false claims that a group of people is immune from COVID-19 which is a violation of our […]

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8/4/2020

BUSINESS/SOCIAL MEDIA: “I told Microsoft — and, frankly, others — if they want to do it, if they make a deal for TikTok — whether it’s the 30 percent in the United States or the whole company, I say, ‘It’s okay. But if you do that, we’re really making it possible because we’re letting you […]

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8/4/2020

BUSINESS/SOCIAL MEDIA: “So, TikTok — TikTok is very successful. It does tremendous business in the United States. People are riveted by it. I mean, I have many friends — when they saw that announcement, they’re calling. And I think their kids love it; they don’t. Because they don’t get to see their kids anymore, but […]

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8/3/2020

BUSINESS/SOCIAL MEDIA: “It’s [TikTok] a great asset. It’s a great asset, but it’s not a great asset in the United States unless they have the approval of the United States. So it’ll close down on September 15th, unless Microsoft or somebody else is able to buy it and work out a deal, an appropriate deal. […]

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8/3/2020

BUSINESS/CHINA/SOCIAL MEDIA: “[TikTok] can’t be controlled for security reasons by China, too big, too invasive, and it can’t be. Here’s the deal. I don’t mind if, whether it’s Microsoft or somebody else, a big company, a secure company, a very American company buy it. It’s probably easier to buy the whole thing than to buy […]

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7/31/2020

CHINA/SOCIAL MEDIA: “President Donald Trump said he would ban Chinese-owned TikTok from the U.S. following concerns about data collection by the popular music-video app, escalating the administration’s clash with China. ‘As far as TikTok is concerned, we’re banning them from the United States,’ the president told reporters Friday night. Asked when it would happen, he […]

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7/31/2020

CHINA/SOCIAL MEDIA: “We’re looking at TikTok. We may be banning TikTok. We may be doing some other things. There are a couple of options. But a lot of things are happening, so we’ll see what happens. But we are looking at a lot alternatives with respect to TikTok.” -Donald Trump, “Remarks by President Trump Before […]

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