Trump without Twitter: Will he move to the ‘Trumpnet’?

Trump Without Twitter

Trump without Twitter: Will he move to the ‘Trumpnet’?   By Brian Contreras Parler. Gab. Rumble. MeWe. DLive. Over the last four years, a small constellation of newish social media sites and web platforms has found favor with those on the political right who see the heavy hand of censorship in Facebook’s and Twitter’s tightening policies against hate speech and violent rhetoric. Now, with President Trump “permanently suspended” from Twitter and indefinitely locked out of Facebook in the final days of his presidency, this fringe ecosystem — call it the Trumpnet — may be poised to…

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Twitter, Facebook block Trump over Capitol attack posts

Facebook block Trump Twitter block Trump

Twitter, Facebook block Trump over Capitol attack posts   Twitter and Facebook suspended Donald Trump on Wednesday over posts accused of inflaming violence in the US Capitol, as social media scrambled to respond to mayhem by supporters buying into his baseless attacks on the integrity of the election. The unprecedented sanctions came after the president took to social media to repeat his numerous false claims about fraud and other impropriety in the election he lost to Joe Biden. “This is an emergency situation and we are taking appropriate emergency measures,…

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Trump signs $900bn Covid relief bill

$900bn Covid relief bill

Trump signs $900bn Covid relief bill   After delaying for nearly a week and under pressure from all sides, US President Donald Trump finally signed a massive $900 billion stimulus bill Sunday, in a long-sought boost for millions of Americans and businesses battered by the coronavirus pandemic. The package “providing coronavirus emergency response and relief” is part of a larger spending bill that, with Trump’s signature, will avoid a government shutdown on Tuesday. “I am signing this bill to restore unemployment benefits, stop evictions, provide rental assistance, add money for…

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