Trump threatens to ‘strongly regulate’ or close down social media companies altogether

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The move comes after Twitter labeled a recent Trump tweet about mail-in voting as false. President Trump is on the warpath this morning. His latest target? Twitter, and all other social media companies. In an early-morning tweet , Trump decried social media platforms, saying Republicans feel they “totally silence conservatives voices.” He went on to announce that, “We will strongly regulate, or close them down, before we can ever allow this to happen.” Read Full Story

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Twitter slaps Trump tweet with ‘manipulated media’ label for the first time

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The social media company has been keeping a closer eye on Trump’s tweets as of late. It’s probably fair to say Donald Trump has a love-hate relationship with Twitter. It’s by far his favorite social media platform. However, it’s also the only one that has been stepping up to call out when the president abuses the company’s rules that all users must abide by. Read Full Story

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Why Twitter finally decided to label Trump’s tweets as misinformation

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The social media company is finally responding to public outcry—but still won’t go so far as to delete one of Trump’s tweets. In a landmark action, Twitter has for the first time attached independent fact-checking information directly to two tweets from President Donald Trump. The president’s tweets make false claims alleging that wider use of mail-in ballots will result in an increase in voter fraud. Read Full Story

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Facebook’s Zuckerberg backs Trump over Dorsey in Twitter fact-check feud

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Zuckerberg told Fox News that social media companies shouldn’t be the “arbiters of truth.” Yesterday President Trump unloaded a string of attacks on social media companies in response to Twitter issuing its first-ever fact-check on one of his tweets. That tweet by the president claimed, “There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent. Mail boxes will be robbed, ballots will be forged & even illegally printed out & fraudulently signed.” Read Full Story

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Twitter and Jack Dorsey face mounting backlash for Trump’s tweets about Joe Scarborough

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Twitter users urged Jack Dorsey to do something about Trump implying without evidence that Joe Scarborough was involved in the death of a onetime intern. Twitter users are calling out CEO Jack Dorsey after the company refused to take down tweets by President Trump, who insinuated without evidence that MSNBC host Joe Scarborough was somehow involved in a 2001 death. Read Full Story

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15 Ways to Use Voice Tweets

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With roughly 350,000 new tweets appearing on the platform every minute , building engagement via Twitter can feel like an uphill struggle. To increase engagement on the platform, Twitter rolled out voice tweets, which let users share snippets of audio to their profile. Learn more about voice tweet options and how it’s transforming the ways digital marketers can use Twitter to their best advantage. What Is a Voice Tweet? Voice Tweets allow you to record your voice as an audio clip and send it in a tweet. Here’s a rundown of how it works. You can record up to 140 seconds of audio . If you need longer, that’s OK. Keep talking, and a new voice tweet starts recording automatically. Click or tap the “done” button to finish recording. Send your voice tweet(s) from the composer screen, just like you’d send out regular tweets. Twitter uses your current profile picture …

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Your thoughts on Google paying to link to news publishers; Wednesday’s daily brief

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Search Engine Land’s daily brief features daily insights, news, tips, and essential bits of wisdom for today’s search marketer. If you would like to read this before the rest of the internet does, sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox daily. Good morning, Marketers, let’s pick up where we left off. Last Wednesday morning, I laid out a few reasons why it’s unreasonable to force Google to pay to link to publishers in the main search results. Instead, Google has been pushing its News Showcase as a mechanism to compensate news publishers. Since then, Seven West Media (which owns 21 publications) has become the largest Australian news media organization to get on board with News Showcase. In France, News Showcase has evoked mixed reactions: “These opaque agreements don’t ensure the fair treatment of all news publishers, since the calculation formula isn’t made public,” Spiil, the union for …

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Despite shaky legality, Trump’s Section 230 executive order is still dangerous

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The White House’s plan to loosen social networks’ protections against being sued may be more about intimidation than legislation. When Donald Trump issued his May 28 executive order on “online censorship,” it looked like little more than a temper tantrum. The announcement came down the day after Twitter took the unprecedented step of labeling two presidential tweets with fact check information. Read Full Story

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Breaking down President Biden’s data-driven social media strategy

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Just days before the 2020 Presidential election, we reported that Joe Biden was outperforming Donald Trump on social media by certain key metrics. Despite the penetrating volume of Trump’s Twitter feed, Biden was earning more interactions per tweet, and far more interactions per user. Not only was Biden winning on Twitter, but his campaign was making an impact on YouTube and even on Twitch. And, of course, he won the election. But this wasn’t a social media campaign based on flair and instinct: it was tightly driven by social analytics. No-one can better explain how that worked in practice than Sarah Galvez, Director of Social Media and Audience Development at Biden for President. Sarah J. Galvez “I started out like many millennials as a consumer of the internet and social media,” Galvez told us. “I think I started my Twitter account in a computer lab while I was in high …

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