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Trump wanted to join Parler and call himself "Person X" before it shut down, according to the CEO of the social media app

Part of the reason Amazon Web Services sent Parler offline was to deny Trump further social media presence, Parler CEO John Matze claimed. Parler CEO John Matze (left) and President Donald Trump. Fox News, Mandel Ngan/AFP v.....»»

Category: smallbizSource: nytJan 14th, 2021

Trump wanted to join Parler and call himself "Person X" before it shut down, according to the CEO of the social media app

Part of the reason Amazon Web Services sent Parler offline was to deny Trump further social media presence, Parler CEO John Matze claimed. Parler CEO John Matze (left) and President Donald Trump. Fox News, Mandel Ngan/AFP v.....»»

Category: smallbizSource: nytJan 14th, 2021

Far-right groups move online conversations from social media to chat apps — and out of view of law enforcement

After big tech companies kicked Trump off Twitter and shut down right-wing social network Parler, extremist groups are moving to encrypted chat apps like Telegram. It's making it tougher for police to look for future attacks......»»

Category: topSource: washpostJan 15th, 2021

The Trump ban across social media wasn"t censorship - it was a series of editorial decisions by media companies that call themselves social platforms

Becca Lewis says the difference between how social media companies present themselves and how they actually function is reaching a breaking point. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnav Becca Lewi.....»»

Category: smallbizSource: nytJan 17th, 2021

Parler sues Amazon after pro-Trump site goes dark

Social media site Parler was effectively taken off the Internet when Amazon, Apple and Google all pulled technical support......»»

Category: topSource: washpostJan 11th, 2021

Parler No. 1 On App Store A Day After Apple Warns Of Removal

Conservative social media platform Parler is trending on the App Store, a day after Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR) banned Donald Trump’s personal account.  read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaJan 9th, 2021

Amazon Employees Demand Company Stop Providing Cloud Services To Parler

Some Amazon Inc (NASDAQ: AMZN) workers are demanding that the company stop providing services to conservative social media platform Parler, popular among supporters of Donald Trump. read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaJan 9th, 2021

The Margin: Facebook shuts several pro-Trump pages that were managed by Ukrainians

Facebook says it has shut several pages for serving up questionable pro-Trump memes after a story about how the propaganda that was ubiquitous across the internet in 2016 had recently begun popping up all over social media......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchSep 23rd, 2019

Social media users call for Home Depot boycott because co-founder supports Donald Trump

Social media users are calling for a boycott of Home Depot after the retailer's co-founder Bernie Marcus revealed he will support Trump's .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayJul 9th, 2019

Social media call urges Home Depot boycott because co-founder supports Trump

Social media users are calling for a boycott of Home Depot after the retailer's co-founder Bernie Marcus revealed he will support Trump's re-election......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJul 9th, 2019

On social media, calls for boycott of Home Depot because co-founder supports Donald Trump

Shoppers have taken to Twitter and Facebook to call for a boycott of Home Depot after its co-founder says he will back Donald Trump's reelection bid......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJul 9th, 2019

On social media, calls for boycott of Home Depot because co-founder supports Trump

Shoppers have taken to Twitter and Facebook to call for a boycott of Home Depot after its co-founder says he will back Donald Trump's reelection bid......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJul 9th, 2019

On social media, calls for boycott of Home Depot because co-founder supports Donald Trump

Shoppers have taken to Twitter and Facebook to call for a boycott of Home Depot after its co-founder says he will back Donald Trump&apos.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayJul 8th, 2019

Trump accuses social media firms of discrimination against conservatives

Without calling out specific companies, President Donald Trump slammed social media outlets like Twitter and Facebook and said via Twitter that he might intervene if his allies’ accounts continued to be shut down......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 18th, 2018

How Trump"s tweet sparked #WhyIDidntReport

Rachel Sklar tells Brian Stelter that Donald Trump was a "lightning rod" in spurring the hashtag #WhyIDidntReport on social media. She accuses Trump was "grope-splaining." Jill Abramson and Charles Blow join the conversation......»»

Category: videoSource: cnnSep 23rd, 2018

The Wall Street Journal: Apple scrambles to fix eavesdropping FaceTime bug

The glitch, which was flagged on social media Monday, allows one FaceTime user calling another to listen in while the recipient’s Apple device is still ringing—even if the person never accepts the call......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 29th, 2019

Why Big Tech and Conservatives Are Clashing on Free Speech

When Twitter banned President Donald Trump after a mob he had encouraged stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, the White House fell into an unusual social media silence. But the company’s move, followed by actions by Facebook, Apple, Google and A.....»»

Category: topSource: washpost11 hr. 22 min. ago

I"m a lawyer who sued Alex Jones on behalf of the Sandy Hook families, leading to his deplatforming. The social media ban of Trump is troubling.

I represented Sandy Hook families against Infowars founder Alex Jones, who was then banned from social media. The process deplatforming is worrying. President Trump is seen at the White House on .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsider15 hr. 22 min. ago

Biden takes over POTUS Twitter account, inheriting a blank slate from Trump

President-elect Joe Biden’s administration will take over the official White House social media accounts Wednesday. But Twitter won’t transfer followers, unlike with the previous administration......»»

Category: topSource: washpost18 hr. 12 min. ago

Exiled from social media mainstream, Trump and his followers will find life different at the extreme corners of the Web

There will always be ways for Trump to make his views known on the Internet. But those who get purged from Twitter, Facebook and YouTube and move to comparatively obscure alternatives find their freedom to speak intact but their reach diminished......»»

Category: topSource: washpostJan 20th, 2021

Bed Bath & Beyond and Kohl"s will drop My Pillow products from stores after its CEO spread election conspiracy theories

Both retailers said weak customer demand led to axing the brand, but My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell blamed social media pressure by "leftist groups." President Donald Trump shakes hands with Mike.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 19th, 2021