Wednesday, October 20, 2021

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US President Joe Biden terms Jan 6 Capitol riot ‘existential crisis’

Biden said to protect democracy required people of goodwill and courage to stand up to the hate, lies, and the extremism that led to this “vicious attack”.

Biden revokes executive orders targeting TikTok, WeChat

President Biden revoked and replaced three E.O.s (executive orders) that aimed to prohibit transactions with TikTok, WeChat, and eight other communications and financial technology software applications; two of these E.O.s are subject to litigation

Donald Trump welcomes Nigeria ban on Twitter

Congratulations to the country of Nigeria, who just banned Twitter because they banned their President. More COUNTRIES should ban Twitter and Facebook for not allowing free and open speech - all voices should be heard

Biden expands ban on Chinese surveillance firms doing biz in US

The move is a clear signal that Biden wants to continue with old policies related to Chinese firms doing business in America and does not want US citizens to invest in companies that create and deploy surveillance technology.

Facebook plans to end special treatment for politicians: Report

Facebook plans to end its controversial policy that mostly shields politicians from the content moderation rules that apply to other users, a sharp reversal that could have global ramifications for how elected officials use the social network

Trump defender Stefanik elected as House Republican Conference chair

The vote came two days after Cheney, a fierce critic of Trump, was ousted from the post

Trump launches his own social media platform as WordPress blog

A Twitter spokesperson told The Verge on Tuesday that "Generally, sharing content from the website reference is permitted as long as the material does not otherwise the Twitter Rules".

Cuba without Castros

With the Castro era coming to a close after over six decades and the economy in a spin, will Cuba now sync with change?

Oversight Board delays decision on Trump’s FB ban

The board, constituted by Facebook with 20 members from across the world last year, said it is reviewing more than 9,000 responses before it delivers the verdict on Trump's ban on the social media giant.

Trump enters FB via daughter-in-law’s Page, kicked off again

Facebook said in a statement to The Verge on Wednesday that the company has removed content from Lara Trump's Facebook Page that featured former President Donald Trump speaking.

Facebook CEO blames Trump, rioters for Capitol attack

"How is it possible for you not to at least admit that Facebook played a leading role in the recruitment, planning and execution of the attack on the capitol?" asked Democratic Representative Mike Doyle.

Trump defends Capitol rioters, says there was ‘zero threat’

Trump did acknowledge that those who stormed the Capitol “went in and they shouldn't have done it.”

Senate confirms new US Trade Representative

Biden's economic team also includes former Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen, who was sworn in as first female Treasury Secretary in January.

Donald Trump assures supporters that COVID-19 vaccination is safe

“We have our freedoms and we have to live by that and I agree with that also. But it is a great vaccine. It is a safe vaccine and it is something that works," he said.

Indo-Pak impact on Afghan talks

It is nice that the US is including India in the Afghan initiative but Pakistan’s centrality has been spelt out clearly

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