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FCC Chairman Quietly Abandoned Attempt to 'Clarify' Section 230

FCC Chairman Quietly Abandoned Attempt to ‘Clarify’ Section 230

Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) Approximately 5 million years ago back in October, Federal Communications Chairman Ajit Pai vowed to “move forward with a rulemaking” to “clarify” Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, a key legal shield that protects online platforms from liability for certain types of content posted by users. However, apparently he …

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Inventor Behind the Worst Gadget of All Time Jumps Onto Trump's Sinking Voter Fraud Ship

Inventor Behind the Worst Gadget of All Time Jumps Onto Trump’s Sinking Voter Fraud Ship

The inventor behind one of the worst gadgets of all time has joined the motley crew of quasi-experts trying to defend President Donald Trump’s unfounded election fraud claims despite being wildly unqualified to do so. Advertisement His name is Jovan Hutton Pulitzer, and he testified before the Georgia State Judiciary Subcommittee this week, introducing himself …

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State-Sponsored Hackers Are Apparently Up to Their Shenanigans Again

State-Sponsored Hackers Are Apparently Up to Their Shenanigans Again

Photo: Jack Guez (Getty Images) State-sponsored hackers have reportedly tapped into internal email systems at several U.S. federal agencies, including the Treasury Department and the Commerce Department’s internet and telecom branch, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. Advertisement Three people briefed on the matter told Reuters under the condition of anonymity that the attackers are …

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The Coronavirus Has Once Again Contracted Trump

The Coronavirus Has Once Again Contracted Trump

The president’s eldest son Donald Trump Jr., pictured here speaking at a Republican convention in D.C. last summer, reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus this week.Photo: Olivier Douliery (Getty Images) The eldest Trump spawn, Donald Trump Jr., has reportedly contracted the coronavirus. Honestly, given the rate at which the virus has spread among the president’s staff …

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Facebook Knows That Labeling Trump's Election Lies Hasn't Stopped His Posts From Going Viral

Facebook Knows That Labeling Trump’s Election Lies Hasn’t Stopped His Posts From Going Viral

Photo: Chip Somodevilla / Staff (Getty Images) Facebook’s attempt to slow the spread of President Trump’s misinformation and outright lies by affixing warning labels to the content has done little to stop the posts from going viral—and the platform is apparently well aware. Advertisement According to internal conversations reviewed by Buzzfeed News, data scientists in …

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Wait... Did Ron Watkins Just Rat His Dad Out as Q?

Wait… Did Ron Watkins Just Rat His Dad Out as Q?

A woman holds up a QAnon sign to the media as attendees wait for President Donald Trump to speak at a campaign rally at Atlantic Aviation on September 22, 2020 in Moon Township, Pennsylvania. Photo: Jeff Swensen (Getty Images) There’s been a mass exodus of conservatives from Twitter and Facebook amid complaints of censorship and …

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Trump Tried to Scoop Up a Popular Birding Preserve for His Border Wall, But You Don't Mess With Birders

Trump Tried to Scoop Up a Popular Birding Preserve for His Border Wall, But You Don’t Mess With Birders

A loader grades land near a section of privately-built border wall under construction on December 11, 2019 near Mission, Texas. Photo: John Moore (Getty Images) The Trump administration was reportedly all set to purchase the Salineño Wildlife Preserve, a 2.5-acre stretch of Texas so popular among birders that it’s been called “hallowed ground,” to make …

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Top DHS Official Expects to Be Fired After Calling Bull on Trump's Voter Fraud Claims

Top DHS Official Expects to Be Fired After Calling Bull on Trump’s Voter Fraud Claims

Chris Krebs, the director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, speaks during the department’s Cybersecurity Summit on July 31, 2018 in New York City.Photo: Kevin Hagen (Getty Images) The nation’s top cybersecurity official, Chris Krebs, has led the charge to debunk the flurry of voter fraud conspiracy theories pushed by …

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TikTok, Like Us, Wants To Know If It's Banned Or Not

TikTok, Like Us, Wants To Know If It’s Banned Or Not

Photo: Justin Sullivan / Staff (Getty Images) TikTok filed an injunction in a U.S. Appeals Court late Tuesday night in an attempt to halt an order by the Trump administration that would force the app to shutter. Advertisement In the August 14 executive order, Trump directed the app to prohibit all new downloads beginning on …

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Twitter's “Misleading Information” Labels May Soon Affect Users' Ability to 'Like' Tweets

Twitter’s “Misleading Information” Labels May Soon Affect Users’ Ability to ‘Like’ Tweets

Photo: ERIC BARADAT / Contributor (Getty Images) After rolling out several new features ahead of the 2020 presidential election designed to make it harder for users to retweet and quote tweets containing “misleading information,” Twitter may now be gearing up to similarly hinder users’ attempts to ‘like’ content with the same designation. Advertisement The new …

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