July 13, 2022

‘He’s Another Bulls—t Artist’: Trump’s Latest Rivalry Heats Up

1832: Source of Mississippi River discovered by American geographer Henry Schoolcraft.

Former President Donald Trump tore into Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, saying he’s “another bulls—t artist.”

“Another one of our highest priorities under a Republican Congress will be to stop left-wing censorship and to restore free speech in America,” Trump said during a rally in Anchorage, Alaska, adding that supporters should sign up for accounts on his Truth Social app.

“Elon. Elon is not going to buy Twitter. Where did you hear that before? From me,” Trump said, referencing Musk’s backing out of his $44 billion bid to purchase Twitter. “You know, he said the other day, ‘Oh, I’ve never voted for a Republican.’ I said: ‘I didn’t know that.’ He told me he voted for me. So he’s another bullshit artist.”

Trump said Musk had a “rotten” contract, adding once again: “Sign up for Truth.”

Musk later hit back at Trump, saying “it’s time for Trump to hang up his hat.”

“I don’t hate the man, but it’s time for Trump to hang up his hat & sail into the sunset,” Musk wrote on Twitter.

“Dems should also call off the attack – don’t make it so that Trump’s only way to survive is to regain the Presidency,” he added.

March 2, 2022

Senate Candidate Suspended Over Tweet About Trans Athletes

Twitter suspended Missouri Senate candidate Vicky Hartzler over a tweet about trans athletes.

“Women’s sports are for women, not men pretending to be women,” Hartzler tweeted last month.

The social media platform suspended Hartzler’s account for violating their rules against “hateful conduct.”

Twitter informed Hartzler that she’s unable to post or interact with posts until she deletes the tweet.

A statement from Hartzler’s campaign called the suspension “shameful, utterly ridiculous, and a horrible abuse of censorship by big tech giants to stifle free speech.”

The campaign said Hartzler has no plans to delete the tweet.


Twitter suspends US Senate candidate for hateful conduct

January 4, 2022

Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Personal Account Permanently Banned from Twitter

Twitter announced it had permanently suspended Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s personal account for “repeated violations” of the social media platform’s “COVID-19 misinformation policy.”

“We permanently suspended Marjorie Taylor Greene for repeated violations of our COVID-19 misinformation policy,” Twitter said in a statement. “We’ve been clear that, per our strike system for this policy, we will permanently suspend accounts for repeated violations of the policy.”

Greene addressed the company’s decision on the social media platforms Telegram and GETTR.

“When Maxine Waters can go to the streets and threaten violence on Twitter, Kamala and Ilhan can bail out rioters on Twitter, and Chief spokesman for terrorist IRGC can tweet mourning Soleimani but I get suspended for tweeting VAERS statistics, Twitter is an enemy to America and can’t handle the truth,” Greene wrote. “That’s fine, I’ll show America we don’t need them and it’s time to defeat our enemies.”

Credit: GETTR

According to Rolling Stone, Twitter’s decision came after a tweet Greene posted on Saturday.

“Greene on Saturday afternoon tweeted that prior to the Covid outbreak deaths from vaccines were taken seriously, but now an ‘extremely high amount of covid vaccine deaths are ignored and government forced vaccine mandates are increased,'” the outlet reported.

Greene’s congressional Twitter account is still active on the platform.


Marjorie Taylor Greene’s personal Twitter account permanently suspended over COVID-19 ‘misinformation’

October 24, 2021

Twitter admits its algorithm is biased toward right-wing politicians, news outlets

After an extensive study of tweets, Twitter admittedly found that its algorithm has a bias for tweets from right-wing politicians and news outlets.

The platform examined tweets from elected officials in seven different countries and content from various news organizations such as Fox News, the New York Times, and BuzzFeed.

Twitter compared the data against its default algorithm for the “Home” timeline — which determines what content users see.

The research shows that in six out of seven countries, excluding Germany, tweets from right-wing politicians received more amplification from the algorithm than those from the left. Additionally, right-leaning news organizations were more amplified than those on the left.

“Algorithmic amplification is problematic if there is preferential treatment as a function of how the algorithm is constructed versus the interactions people have with it,” Twitter’s director of software engineering, Rumman Chowdhury, said. “Further root cause analysis is required in order to determine what, if any, changes are required to reduce adverse impacts by our Home timeline algorithm.”


Twitter admits bias in algorithm for rightwing politicians and news outlets

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