U.S. appeals court rules against border wall spending of President Donald Trump

A federal appeals court on Friday said U.S. President Donald Trump was wrong to divert $2.5 billion meant for the Pentagon to build part of his long-sought wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. In a pair of 2-1 decisions, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the White House lacked constitutional authority for the transfer,… Read More U.S. appeals court rules against border wall spending of President Donald Trump

Twitter labels tweet of U.S. President Donald Trump as manipulated media

Twitter Inc added a ‘manipulated media’ label on a video posted on U.S. President Donald Trump’s Twitter feed on Thursday that showed a doctored news clip with a mis-spelled banner flashing “Terrified todler runs from racist baby.” The original video, which went viral on social media in 2019, showed a black toddler and a white… Read More Twitter labels tweet of U.S. President Donald Trump as manipulated media

Facebook removes posts, ads of President Trump’s campaign team over violation of organized hate policy

Facebook Inc said on Thursday it took down posts and ads run by the re-election campaign of U.S. President Donald Trump for violating its policy against organized hate. The ads showed a red inverted triangle with text asking Facebook users to sign a petition against antifa, a loosely organized anti-fascist movement. In a tweet on… Read More Facebook removes posts, ads of President Trump’s campaign team over violation of organized hate policy

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg promises review of content policies following criticism

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Friday said he would consider changes to the policy that led the company to leave up controversial posts by President Donald Trump during recent demonstrations protesting the death of an unarmed black man while in police custody, a partial concession to critics. Zuckerberg did not promise specific policy changes in… Read More Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg promises review of content policies following criticism

Twitter, Facebook disable President Trump’s video tribute to George Floyd due to copyright complaints

Twitter Inc, Facebook Inc and Instagram disabled President Donald Trump’s campaign tribute video to George Floyd on their platforms on Friday, citing copyright complaints. The clip, which shows photos and videos of protest marches and instances of violence in the aftermath of the death of Floyd while in police custody in Minnesota, has Trump speaking… Read More Twitter, Facebook disable President Trump’s video tribute to George Floyd due to copyright complaints

Snap removes account of U.S. President Donald Trump from curated promotional section

Snap Inc said it would no longer promote U.S. President Donald Trump’s account in Snapchat’s Discover section, saying his inflammatory 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,” the… Read More Snap removes account of U.S. President Donald Trump from curated promotional section

U.S. President Donald Trump threatens regulation of social media companies following tweet fact-check

Twitter on Tuesday for the first time prompted readers to check the facts in tweets sent by U.S. President Donald Trump, warning that his claims about mail-in ballots were false and had been debunked by fact checkers. The move marked a dramatic shift for the social network, Trump’s primary tool for getting an unfiltered version… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump threatens regulation of social media companies following tweet fact-check

U.S. President Donald Trump fires security adviser John Bolton over foreign policy disagreement

U.S. President Donald Trump abruptly fired his national security adviser John Bolton amid disagreements with his hard-line aide over how to handle foreign policy challenges such as North Korea, Iran, Afghanistan and Russia. “I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House. I disagreed strongly with many… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump fires security adviser John Bolton over foreign policy disagreement