Trump campaign-linked data firm Cambirdge Analytica reportedly collected info on 50M Facebook profiles

Facebook said on Thursday it had suspended a data analytics firm associated with the Trump campaign, but may have indeed greatly downplayed the scale of the data that firm actually had access to, according to a new report in The New York Times. Cambridge Analytica had worked with University of Cambridge psychology professor named Dr. Aleksandr Kogan, […]

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Trump readying ‘all of the above’ fusillade on Chinese tech

President Trump’s decision to block a mega-merger deal between Broadcom and Qualcomm appears to be just the opening gambit for a significantly bolder strike on Chinese technology and investment firms as well as Chinese nationals learning and working in the United States. For an administration that is as defined by its day-to-day chaos as its […]

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Why Twitter won’t remove Trump’s nuclear tweet

 Trump’s tweet raising the prospect of nuclear war with North Korea isn’t in violation of Twitter’s guidelines, the company says, and will remain online. In the tweet, Trump boasted that his “Nuclear Button” is “much bigger” and “more powerful” than the one belonging to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un – a combative and childish taunt… Read More

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Twitter changes reason for not removing anti-Muslim videos retweeted by Trump

 Twitter is standing by its earlier decision to keep up a series of graphic anti-Muslim videos retweeted by President Trump earlier this week — though it’s attempting to reframe its reason for doing so. CEO Jack Dorsey took to the site to retract an earlier statement that Twitter support had left the videos live due to their being “newsworthy for public interest,” a… Read More

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Meet the man who deactivated Trump’s Twitter account

 s Twitter tries to figure out how to lock down the parts of its platform that enable harassment, as well as the spread of misleading information and illicit content, there have been a number of moments that highlight how the service, and its levers of control, are far from perfect. One such moment took place earlier this month, when the very active, very watched Twitter account of President… Read More

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Twitter details how it reviews and enforces rules around hate speech, violence and harassment

 Twitter has been under fire lately (slash always) for its methods to deal with harassment and abuse on its platform. In an effort to provide some insight into its thinking, Twitter has added some new articles to its help center that detail how the company reviews and enforces rules, as well as the factors it considers in its decision-making process.
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Twitter says it has “implemented safeguards” to prevent Trump account deactivation

 President Trump’s Twitter account was deactivated on Thursday for 11 minutes at the hands of a rogue employee on their last day at the company. While many cheered the attempt at halting the controversial tweets, others expressed concerned at the lack of control Twitter had over its own service. In a tweet on Friday, Twitter said it has “implemented safeguards to prevent this… Read More

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Trump’s Twitter account temporarily deactivated due to employee error

 President Trump’s infamous Twitter account, @realDonaldTrump went briefly offline on Thursday, setting forth a wave of confusion and emotions. Trump's Twitter account appears to be down. pic.twitter.com/VLNfnGcz6H — Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) November 2, 2017 If Trump's Twitter is down, does this technically mean he's no longer POTUS? I mean, it's… Read More

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