Podcast: Twitter and Facebook’s showdown with Trump

Podcast: Twitter and Facebook’s showdown with Trump
What a year this past week has been. While protesters were hitting the streets to combat police violence, most of us were left watching the events unfold on social media.
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Senator Ted Cruz asks DOJ to investigate Twitter over Iran sanctions

Senator Ted Cruz asks DOJ to investigate Twitter over Iran sanctions
Twitter is facing yet more scrutiny over its approach to politicians, albeit for different reasons. Axios (via The Verge) has learned that Senator Ted Cruz sent letters to the Justice and Treasury Departments ‘urging’ them to investigate Twitter for allegedly violating sanctions against Iran.
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Tweet scheduling comes to Twitter.com

Tweet scheduling comes to Twitter.com
You don’t need to use Tweetdeck or any other third-party app to schedule tweets anymore: The social network now lets you schedule tweets right from its website. Twitter has been experimenting with the feature since last year and started giving select users access to it in early May.
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Twitter hides Trump ‘shooting’ tweet over ‘glorification of violence’

Twitter hides Trump ‘shooting’ tweet over ‘glorification of violence’
As a possible result of that action, Trump signed an executive order yesterday limiting legal protections for social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. However, critics have said that the order was ill advised and not likely to be legally enforceable.
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Twitter hides Trump ‘shooting’ tweet over ‘glorification of violence’

Twitter hides Trump ‘shooting’ tweet over ‘glorification of violence’
As a possible result of that action, Trump signed an executive order yesterday limiting legal protections for social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. However, critics have said that the order was ill advised and not likely to be legally enforceable.
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Trump supporters target Twitter employee after fact check

Trump supporters target Twitter employee after fact check
Trump supporters target Twitter employee after fact check Twitter’s decision to fact check Donald Trump has resulted in has resulted in mass harassment of one of its employees — even though Twitter says the choice was made by a group, not one individual.
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Twitter says disappearing ‘Fleets’ are reported less often than tweets

Twitter says disappearing ‘Fleets’ are reported less often than tweets
Interestingly, Twitter notes early testing has shown that Fleets might be leading to healthier interactions. “We’re seeing less abuse with Fleets as only a small percentage are reported each day,” the company tweeted of its Brazil testing. 
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Twitter, YouTube TV web apps come to Play Store for Chromebooks

Twitter, YouTube TV web apps come to Play Store for Chromebooks
Today, the most common way to install apps on a Chromebook is to download the Android version through the Play Store. But that isn’t a perfect solution, in part because the apps aren’t designed for Chrome OS. It looks like this could be changing though.
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