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KJP Asked: Was Anyone In Biden Admin. In Twitter Content Moderation?

  White House Press Briefing Karine Jean-Pierre (KJP) is asked about the Biden Administration's possible involvement in Twitter content moderation decisions. A reporter asked the White House press secretary : "On Twitter, Elon Musk this week fired the former FBI general counsel Jim Baker, who was serving as a top Twitter lawyer." Musk alleges that he may have been involved in countermanding his attempts at transparency. And I was wondering if anyone in the Biden Administration was in touch with Baker recently, either regarding moderation decisions that critics called political censorship or regarding his transparency efforts. KJP replied : It's up to private companies to make these types of decisions; we were not involved. I can say that we were not involved, and as I've said several times this week already, we've talked and had this conversation many times in this briefing room. Just a few days ago, it was up to these companies to make their own decisions ab

AOC And Elon Musk Spar With Each Other On Social Media

Photo credit: nrkbeta/CC BY-SA 2.0,  via Flickr In a video released on social media Wednesday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) fired at Elon Musk after she claimed her Twitter notifications were not working.  In an Instagram story posted on Wednesday, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claimed that her Twitter notifications were no longer working after she criticized Elon Musk. The criticism was over Musk's plan to charge users $8 a month to verify their accounts. Musk posted a tweet yesterday with a photo of a sweatshirt sold on the New York Democrats' website for 58 dollars. AOC fired back, saying that her workers are in a union and make a living wage, and proceeds go to, quote, "community investments" like tutoring kids. Ocasio-Cortez delighted in the fact that Musk lashed out at her, saying, quote, "We have a billionaire." That's the American dream right there. In her released video, AOC said: I was at a community event in the Bronx

Twitter to charge $20 per month for blue tick verification badge: Reports

  Photo credit: Steve Jurvetson/CC BY-SA 2.0,  via Flickr We have some breaking news just coming into our newsroom about Twitter looking to charge $20 a month for a verified account. The highly coveted blue check mark was once reserved for public figures, celebrities, and politicians. The company's new CEO, Elon Musk, is hoping to monetize verification as part of a much larger change in the platforms of Twitter, a blue subscription service. So now users who are already verified have 90 days to sign up before they lose their "blue checkmark.  GETTR CEO Jason Miller said: "No charge for verification or post-editing on GETTR! 🤣 From The Verge: "Twitter is planning to start charging $20 per month for verification." And if the employees building it don’t meet their deadline, they’ll be fired by Elon Musk. The whole verification process is being revamped right now — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 30, 2022

This is Trump’s party: Sen Graham

Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/CC BY-SA 2.0,  via Flickr Sen. Lindsey Graham reacts to the conflict between Elon Musk and former President Trump amid talk of Gov. Ron DeSantis running for president on ‘Jesse Watters Primetime.’ Lindsey Graham said: I think Elon musk basically declared Donald Trump dead politically, and you know I like Elon fine but let me just say this, Ron DeSantis has been a great governor but this is Donald Trump's party and Elon musk will not pick the nominee for the Republican party in 2024, Republicans will do that and I like Trump's chances in South Carolina. Trump will win going away if he runs again. Talking about the threat from Desantis if trump seeks the nomination, Graham said: You never say that in politics, I like Ron DeSantis but I know what I'm getting with Donald Trump. The good and the bad and everything in between Trump sounds pretty good to me. You know Gavin Newsom may be the only guy that Biden is willing to deport.  Look at what's g

Donald Trump RIPS Elon Musk: "I could have said, 'drop to your knees and beg,' and he would have done it"

Photo "Donald Trump" by  Dan Scavino Donald Trump slamming Elon Musk and Musk slamming Trump. This is the battle of the century, Trump released a statement on his Truth Social account and said: When Elon Musk came to the White House asking me for help on all of his many subsidized projects, whether it’s electric cars that don’t drive long enough, driverless cars that crash, or rocketships to nowhere, without which subsidies he’d be worthless, and telling me how he was a big Trump fan and Republican, I could have said, “drop to your knees and beg,” and he would have done it.  Now Elon should focus on getting himself out of the Twitter mess because he could owe $44 billion for something that’s perhaps worthless. Also, lots of competition for electric cars!   President Trump just torched Elon Musk on TRUTH Social. — Nick Adams (@NickAdamsinUSA) July 13, 2022  Elon Musk also responded and said:  “It’s time for Trump to hang up his hat and sail into the

BREAKING: Elon Musk would reverse Trump Twitter ban, calling it morally wrong

  Photo "Donald Trump" by  Dan Scavino Tesla CEO and the new Owner of Twitter, Elon Musk says he would lift the ban on President Donald J Trump's Twitter account. Musk made the comment during an appearance at FT Live's "Future of the Car" conference on Tuesday. Twitter accepted his offer to purchase the company on April 25, but Elon says the deal will take another two to three months before it is finalized. During the interview Elon said: "Permanent bans should be extremely rare and really reserved for accounts that are bots, scams, spam accounts usually used for trolling… I do think it was not correct to ban the former President Donald Trump," Musk said. "I think that was a mistake because it alienated a large part of the country and did not ultimately result in Donald Trump not having a voice." "I would reverse the permanent ban," Elon Musk added in his statement. "I don’t own Twitter yet. So this is not like a thing tha

Trump's Truth Social CEO responds to Elon Musk's criticism of the platform's name!

  Photo "Donald Trump" by  Dan Scavino On Thursday's "National Report," CEO of Trump Media and Technology Group Devin Nunes reacted to Elon Musk's criticism of Truth Social 's name. Devin said: We went through an extended beta test to make sure that we cannot be Canceled, so we have massive Capability. Now we marked migrated over to the rumble Servers, Rumble is a Youtube alternative. They are an essential company so that we've partnered with and we now have the capable take on Millions after making sure we tested up on the apple app store. And since we opened up wide open on Saturday, we've just had a flood of people coming through. And they continue to come through, and it's one of the fastest-growing social media companies in history. So we're having a lot of fun here.  I can tell you our team is excited and if you get onto the platform in Newsmax, by the way, has been Phenomenal. Newsmax has been on Since the very beginning. And if yo

The Truth Social VS Twitter War Has Officially Begun: A Closer Look

  Photo "Donald Trump" by  Dan Scavino Speaking of that Twitter takeover, this was a weird tweet from Elon actually showcasing the fact that, on the iOS app store Truth Social is currently above Twitter for the app download charts for free apps. Truth Social is coming in at number one and Twitter coming in at number two.  Truth Social is currently beating Twitter & TikTok on the Apple Store — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 27, 2022 Obviously, Twitter is hugely in the news & media right now after being purchased by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, do you think that would provide a bump boost, but it also created a resurgence in conversation around Truth Social because everyone said what about trump, when does trump come back? And then the report came out that trump was all in on Truth Social and that he wouldn't be back. You know end up hearing that there are a couple of other unusual social media apps in their live in live pick widget and be real your

Donald Trump Says He Won’t Return to Twitter Even with Elon Musk in Charge: A Closer Look

  Photo "Donald Trump" by  Dan Scavino 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump Says He Won’t Return to Twitter Even with Elon Musk in Charge: A Closer Look On This Read Here: After Tesla and SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk's acquisition of Twitter, one of the big political questions looming over the platform is whether former President Donald Trump will get his account back. Meanwhile, progressives are sounding the alarm about billionaire control of media and big-tech companies.  Among the many questions now looming over Twitter after Musk's acquisition of the company is whether Donald Trump will get his account back. For his part, Trump himself has said that even if he's allowed to return, he won't.  Trump in a media interview said" “I will be on Truth Social within the week. Its on schedule. We have a lot of people signed up. I like Elon Musk. I like him a lot. He’s an excellent individual. We did a lot for Twitter when I was in the White House. I was d

'What Interesting News...': Marsha Blackburn Responds to Elon Musk Buying Twitter

  Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/CC BY-SA 2.0,  via Flickr In a video released to social media, Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) responded to Elon Musk buying Twitter. 'What Interesting News...': Marsha Blackburn Responds to Elon Musk Buying Twitter. Senator Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee said: What interesting news, Elon Musk has reached the deal on Twitter. Now we want to make certain that twitter goes back to being what it was supposed to be the online public square where everyone has the opportunity to express their opinions and have those respected. You know this nation our freedoms have been well preserved because of robust respectful bipartisan debate.  It’s time for Twitter to become what it was supposed to be: the online public space for everyone with different views. The Twitter board has agreed to a $44bn (£34.5bn) takeover offer from the billionaire Elon Musk. Elon also called for a series of changes from relaxing its content restrictions to eradicating fake accounts.

Truth Social is currently beating Twitter & TikTok on the Apple Store, Musk's tweets

  Elon Musk Tweeted about Trump's Truth Social  Trump’s Truth Social Rockets to No. 1 Spot on Apple App Chart After Tesla CEO, Elon Musk’s Purchase of Twitter.  Musk on his official Twitter account shared a screenshot in which we are clearly seeing the number one position of Donald Trump's new social media company "Truth Social". On April 23, it was number 171, later on, on April 25, it climbed to 20th rank in the US App Store. “This was also the 1st  time Truth Social has ranked at No. 1 on the overall U.S. App Store since Feb. 24 shortly after its launch.” Truth Social was launched on President Day 2022 and later saw installs decline by more than 800,000 since its launch week, according to Sensor Tower. This slowdown was due to technical issues that plagued the app at launch. Users had been downloading the app only to get waitlisted.  On Fox News, Trump has also said that he is planning to start using Truth Social in the coming days. In his interview, he welcomed co

GOP Lawmaker Suggests Elon Musk Should Lead Department Of Transportation

Photo credit: Steve Jurvetson/CC BY-SA 2.0,  via Flickr GOP Lawmaker Rep. John Rose (R-TN) Suggests Elon Musk Should Lead the Department Of Transportation. He also speaks on the House floor on Thursday about inflation.  Rep Rose said: Mr. Speaker's higher prices at the gas pump directly result from president Biden's actions on his first days in office. He canceled the keystone pipeline, he ended new oil and gas leases on federal lands and he is attempting to regulate the industry out of existence by way of executive orders. But don't worry POTUS Joe Biden's administration has offered some words of encouragement for Americans struggling to pay outrageous prices at the pump.  Last week the secretary of transportation said to those Americans upset about paying outrageous gas prices that quote communities can all benefit from the gas savings of driving electric vehicles, the close quote did someone forget to mention to the secretary that the average cost of an electric vehi