Twitter's rigid fact-check rules allow Trump to continue spreading false information about the election
Wednesday, 15 July 2020 () Washington (CNN)The world took notice on May 26, when Twitter fact-checked President Donald Trump for the very first time. Trump posted a series of blatant lies about mail-in voting, and declared that "this will be a rigged election." Twitter responded swiftly, saying that the viral posts contained "potentially misleading" information, and slapped a fact-check label on them. But seven weeks later, and after a dozen similarly untruthful tweets from the President, that extraordinary step by Twitter looks more like a one-time aberration than the new normal. According to a CNN analysis, Trump's latest posts included misleading information about the mechanics of mail-in voting, flat-out lies that...
Senator Mitch McConnell has a strong suggestion for his fellow Republicans. He is saying do whatever it takes to salvage their campaigns, reports CNN. This is ahead of what Republicans increasingly fear could be a devastating election for their party. In recent weeks, the Senate majority leader has become concerned over Republicans losing control. WIthout Senate majority, Republicans will struggle to pass and block specific legislation.
A huge fan of US President Donald Trump has done her patriotic part in proving that justice is a dish best served cold. Newser reports the identity of a bomb-throwing protester in Portland, Oregon, remained obscure until someone claimed to know him. It was none other than Karla Fox, the 'Trump-loving grandma' of 18-year-old Gabriel 'Rico' Agard-Berryhill. Fox says she ID'd her grandson by the olive-colored vest she bought him with the word 'ICONS' on it. I love him to death.
President Donald Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One Friday evening that he plans to ban TikTok. The popular music and dance app is one of many owned by Chinese companies. According to Gizmodo, the Trump administration believes the app is funneling user data to the Chinese government. The allegation has not been substantiated. Despite increasing federal scrutiny, Microsoft is in talks to buy the app, purportedly valued at $100 billion.
White House aides say President Donald Trump has grown to recognize the extreme political peril he's created for himself. And according to CNN, that awareness has dawned less than 100 days until the election, and has triggered a litany of 'nobody likes me' utterances. Sources say when the president speaks with friends, his grievances are long and his complaints are ample. However, they say his willingness or ability to alter course seems minimal.