Sarah Cooper debuts her new Trump vs. the bathroom TikTok on Fallon

[ad_1] Instead of throwing her remote at the TV to express her frustration with President Donald Trump, writer and comedian Sarah Cooper takes to TikTok to impersonate him. On Friday, Cooper appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to debut her new clip ‘How to Bathroom.’ Like with all of her Trump TikTok videos,…

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan respond to Chan Zuckerberg Initiative scientists’ open letter on Trump – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Mark Zuckberg and Priscilla Chan have penned a response to an open letter sent last week by a group of over 140 scientists who are working on projects funded by the Chan Zuckberberg Initiative. The letter, included in full below, expressed concerns about how Facebook manages misinformation and harmful, offensive and discriminatory language toward…

When it comes to social media moderation, reach matters – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Platform operators should treat personal media and mass media differently John Funge is the Chief Product Officer at DataTribe, a cybersecurity startup foundry. He’s founded, built and sold three technology companies. Social media in its current form is broken. In 20 years, we’ll look back at the social media of 2020 like we look…

Mark Zuckerberg says ‘Black lives matter’ after defending Trump’s posts

[ad_1] In a lengthy open letter Friday, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg defended his decision to not touch a Donald Trump post with racist overtones — before ending with the statement “Black lives matter.”  Zuckerberg didn’t mention Trump by name. But at the weekend, the president posted the words “when the looting starts, the shooting starts”…

Iran- and China-backed phishers try to hook the Trump and Biden campaigns

[ad_1] State-backed hackers from Iran and China recently targeted the presidential campaigns of Republican President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden, a Google threat analyst said on Thursday. The revelation is the latest evidence of foreign governments attempting to gain intelligence on US politicians and potentially disrupt or meddle in their election campaigns. An Iran-backed…

Employees, civil rights groups blast Facebook inaction on Trump statements

[ad_1] Enlarge / Thousands of peaceful demonstrators holding banners gather in front of the White House for the fifth consecutive day to protest the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after being pinned down by a white police officer in Minneapolis, on June 2, 2020 in Washington, DC, United States. As…

Trump says he’s taking controversial COVID-19 drug and now everyone’s making Flintstones vitamin jokes

[ad_1] During a roundtable on Monday, President Trump told reporters that he’s been taking hydroxychloroquine to avoid contracting coronavirus.  Toward the end of the discussion with restaurant executives and other members of the industry, the president casually dropped that he’s been taking the drug (which is used to treat malaria, lupus, and arthritis) for “about…

Twitter says new coronavirus misinformation rules will apply to Trump

[ad_1] Twitter is advancing one step further in the fight against coronavirus misinformation. Executives announced in a company blog Monday that Twitter would start affixing labels and warnings to tweets containing information about COVID-19 that goes against the advice and knowledge of public health experts. That will include tweets where the misinformation is contained in…

Seth Meyers calls out the Trump White House’s hypocrisy on coronavirus testing

[ad_1] News this week that one of Trump’s personal attendants tested positive for the coronavirus prompted the White House team to talk a lot about how much Trump, the vice-president, and everyone around them get tested, with results within minutes.  Meanwhile, as Late Night host Seth Meyers pointed out on Thursday, press secretary Kayleigh McEnany…

Lysol, the CDC warn not to drink bleach after Trump’s comments

[ad_1] After the president’s suggestion that ingesting cleaning products or applying a “very powerful light” to the body to kill the coronavirus, Lysol, the Centers for Disease Control, lawmakers, doctors, and Twitter users warned people not to do so.  “I see the disinfectant where it knocks [the coronavirus] out in a minute, one minute,” Trump…