CIA launches social media campaign to ‘soften’ its image

U.S. 09/09/21, 16:02

The traditional Central Intelligence Agency, the CIA, is now boosting its image through social media in an attempt to soften aspects that have generated harsh criticism in the past.  Its team has at least a dozen staffers tasked with reaching out to the public and achieving a significant increase in "like" ...

Twitter sued after losing legal immunity in India

U.S. 06/23/21, 01:30

A Californian social media giant will be directly liable for content posted to its online platform in India. Indian authorities have stripped Twitter Inc. of its legal intermediary status, which prevented the San Francisco-headquartered company from being sued for hosting certain third-party text, images, and videos. Uttar Pradesh Police accuses the business ...

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 ...

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