US Postal Service secretly monitoring, reporting people’s social media posts

U.S. 04/22/21, 17:19

According to a document acquired by Yahoo News, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has been secretly operating a program that tracks and shares information from American users' social media messages with various government agencies. The USPS's law enforcement arm has been engaged in a previously undisclosed monitoring campaign known as the ...

President Trump is ‘moving forward’ with setting up a new social media platform

U.S. 03/31/21, 23:26

Former President Trump will directly compete against the world's largest social media companies to bypass their alleged suppression of free speech. Donald Trump has decided to proceed with his earlier proposal to establish a new social networking platform after being permanently banned from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat. Insiders, who know about ...

Trump expected to re-emerge on social media with his own platform—adviser

U.S. 02/07/21, 14:28

Former President Donald Trump is mulling over re-emerging with a new social media platform by launching one of his own after being silenced by Big Tech. Speaking on Breitbart News Saturday’s SiriusXM satellite radio on Feb. 6, Trump’s senior adviser Jason Miller said that the former president is considering launching his own ...

Trump moves forward to end social media censorship

U.S. 07/29/20, 19:33

White House press secretary Kaleigh McEnany announced Wednesday, July 29, that the Commerce Department filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on July 27, asking about the scope of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996. It follows from the measures requested in an executive order signed ...

President Trump says Twitter’s trending topics are ridiculous, unfair

U.S. 07/28/20, 02:04

President Donald Trump on Monday, July 28, accused Twitter of promoting bad topics about him and trying to make them “ridiculous” trends. "So disgusting to watch Twitter’s so-called 'Trending,' where sooo many trends are about me, and never a good one," the president wrote in a tweet. “They look for anything they ...

Missing Michigan girl found in Rhode Island with 40-year-old man

U.S. 08/06/19, 17:46

A missing Michigan teen was found Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 6, with a 40-year-old man she apparently met online. Fifteen-year-old Gracie Hewartson, of Wayland, was found in Warwick, Rhode Island, according to Allegan County Sheriff's Office. She is said to be in good health. Her parents, Darrin and Micki Hewartson, said that they ...

Justice Department launches antitrust scrutiny of big tech

U.S. 07/23/19, 20:42

The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday, July 23, opened a review into whether the U.S.'s biggest and most powerful technology companies have stifled competition or hurt consumers. It said the probe will take into account "widespread concerns" about social media, search engines and online retail services. Its antitrust division is ...

Trump to lean on social media giants to curb censorship

Politics 07/12/19, 05:36

President Donald Trump, during a free-wheeling speech Thursday, said he would be bringing top social media executives to the White House to push them to stop censoring conservatives and try to ensure free speech for everyone’s opinion.   “On behalf of the nation, it’s very important what you’re doing,” Trump said.  He praised ...

72 officers off streets amid probe into social media posts

U.S. 06/19/19, 20:58

Police Commissioner Richard Ross says 72 Philadelphia police officers have been placed on administrative duty amid an initial investigation into a national group's accusation of officers in at least five states posting racist and anti-Muslim comments on social media. Ross said he believed at least "several dozen" people would be disciplined ...

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