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Reddit’s largest remaining Trump community banned for “inciting violence” [Updated]

Reddit’s largest remaining Trump community banned for “inciting violence” [Updated]

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Enlarge / The image currently at the top of r/donaldtrump.Reddit On Friday, Reddit joined this week's response to violent online rhetoric as spearheaded by President Donald Trump and removed its "r/donaldtrump" community, the site's largest existing community dedicated specifically to Trump. Visiting any of that community's pages now leads to a simple message pointing to…
Twitter, Facebook give Trump temp bans after insurrectionists storm Capitol [Updated]

Twitter, Facebook give Trump temp bans after insurrectionists storm Capitol [Updated]

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Enlarge / Supporters of US President Donald Trump breach the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. Update, 8:40pm EST: Facebook has now suspended Trump from posting on its site for the next 24 hours, Axios reports. The company also said in a blog post that it would be searching for and removing…
Twitter gives Trump a temp ban after insurrectionists storm Capitol [Updated]

Twitter gives Trump a temp ban after insurrectionists storm Capitol [Updated]

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Enlarge / Supporters of US President Donald Trump breach the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. Update, 7:10pm EST: At 6:30, Twitter began removing several of President Trump's tweets, including the video statement. Enlarge / A screenshot of Trump's account with the two offending tweets removed."As a result of the unprecedented and…
Pro-Trump reporter gloats over access to fleeing Hill staffer’s computer

Pro-Trump reporter gloats over access to fleeing Hill staffer’s computer

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Elijah Schaffer Members of Congress fleeing a pro-Trump mob left their offices so quickly that at least one staffer left their computer on and logged into their official email, according to a screenshot posted by a conservative reporter. Elijah Schaffer, a reporter for the Glenn Beck publication The Blaze, wrote that he was "inside Nancy…
House overrides Trump veto, defying demand to repeal Section 230

House overrides Trump veto, defying demand to repeal Section 230

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Spencer Platt/Getty Images The House of Representatives has voted to override Donald Trump's veto of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by a vote of 322 to 87 votes—easily exceeding the required two-thirds vote. The measure now goes to the Senate, where it must also pass by a two-to-one margin to overcome Trump's opposition. Every…
Trump vetoes $740B defense bill, citing “failure to terminate” Section 230

Trump vetoes $740B defense bill, citing “failure to terminate” Section 230

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Enlarge / The Washington, DC skyline, including the US Capitol, Washington Monument, and Lincoln Memorial, as seen from the Arlington, VA, side of the Potomac at night. Which is the time of day Congress is apparently going to be working until. As was threatened, so has it come to pass: President Donald Trump has vetoed…
“Krebs has been terminated”: Trump fires cybersecurity chief on Twitter

“Krebs has been terminated”: Trump fires cybersecurity chief on Twitter

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Enlarge / Christopher Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images President Donald Trump has fired Chris Krebs, the head of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, the president announced Tuesday on Twitter. Krebs's firing has been widely expected after Krebs repeatedly disputed claims that election fraud was…
Report: White House pressuring CISA to stop debunking election nonsense [Updated]

Report: White House pressuring CISA to stop debunking election nonsense [Updated]

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Enlarge / Christopher Krebs, director of the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. Update: After publication, the Elections Infrastructure Government Coordinating Council and the Election Infrastructure Sector Coordinating Executive Committees issued a joint statement in which they called the 2020 presidential election "the most secure in American history." The statement continued: "When…
Court tosses constitutional challenge to Trump order on social media

Court tosses constitutional challenge to Trump order on social media

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A federal court in California has tossed out a lawsuit from the voting rights group Rock the Vote. The lawsuit argued that Donald Trump's May executive order attacking social media platforms violated the group's First Amendment rights. Trump's May executive order was a strange document. Trump was angry about social media companies' treatment of him…
Trump campaign out $2.3 million after hack of Wisconsin GOP

Trump campaign out $2.3 million after hack of Wisconsin GOP

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Aurich Lawson / Getty Images Hackers have stolen $2.3 million from the Wisconsin Republican Party that was intended for use in the president's re-election campaign, officials told the Associated Press on Thursday. The state party says it noticed suspicious activity a week ago and contacted the FBI last Friday. Andrew Hitt, the chairman of the…

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