❝ Twitter will no longer run political ads, CEO Jack Dorsey announced Wednesday, a move that comes as fellow social media giant Facebook faces rising heat over its policy of allowing candidates to lie in their campaign messaging.
❝ Twitter is removing itself from that contentious tangle as U.S. political campaigns prepare to spend vast sums of money on online advertising around the 2020 elections. The new policy applies worldwide, not just in the U.S., and to issue ads as well as ads run by specific political campaigns.
❝ President Donald Trump has been joking recently about trading Puerto Rico for Greenland. But now it’s Puerto Ricans who are the ones laughing — and many say they’d be happy with the trade.
Some called themselves the “Caribbean Vikings” and others shared all the benefits they would have if they stopped being a U.S. territory and became an autonomous Danish territory…
❝ “Denmark is the country with the best education in the world,” a man wrote on Twitter.
A Puerto Rican podcaster, known as Nieto, shared what some labeled as the Danish “Starter Kit.”
¡Hasta la victoria siempre!
❝ The “MAGA Bomber” who mailed explosives to President Donald Trump’s critics turned violent on a steady diet of Fox News, Trump tweets, and Facebook, his lawyers claim.
❝ Cesar Sayoc, 57, previously pleaded guilty to sending 16 pipe bombs to news outlets and public figures… On social media, Sayoc promoted far-right conspiracy theories and threatened people who were critical of Trump. He faces life in prison for the mail bombings.
❝ But Sayoc’s lawyers argue he was just a man struggling with “cognitive limitations and mental illness” who was manipulated by conservative media and the president’s Twitter feed.
Sounds like the kind of defense that could be raised by the fake president after he’s out of office and fit only for the sort of work he ever qualified for: modeling an orange jumpsuit.
You really should read the comments and discussion.
❝ Much of a closed-door meeting between President Donald Trump and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Tuesday focused on Trump’s fears that the social platform might be deleting his followers for political reasons…
Dorsey told Trump that the president might be losing followers over Twitter’s efforts to delete fake and automated accounts…
❝ Trump has long claimed without evidence that the largest social-media services are politically biased against conservatives.
Earlier Tuesday, he tweeted that his follower count would be “much higher” than 100 million if Twitter “wasn’t playing their political games.” He added that Congress should intervene.
“They don’t treat me well as a Republican,” Trump said. “Very discriminatory.”
He’s lucky they don’t just settle for treating him as the village idiot. With a lot of people who follow around idiots because they believe idiot blather and lies.
And Dorsey? Well, someone has to explain to the kiddies when they get old enough – about the Tooth Fairy.