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Trump, Obama Lose Followers as Twitter Sanitises Its Platform

HIGHLIGHTS US President Donald Trump lost 100,000 of his 53.4 million followers Barack Obama lost about 400,000 followers “Accuracy and transparency make Twitter a more trusted service” US President Donald Trump lost about 100,000 of his 53.4 million followers and former President Barack Obama lost about 400,000 as Twitter began removing locked accounts – which are disabled owing to suspicious activity – to ... Read More »

Emails reveal Foreign Office alarm at Trump travel ban

The UK government wanted to set up an internal warning system to monitor and react to decisions made by President Donald Trump, emails show. The emails reveal concerns about the impact of Mr Trump’s travel ban on UK citizens and national security. Officials did not want to be caught out by similar orders issued by the US president “just as London ... Read More »

President Trump locks heads with news media in a social media first

President Trump renewed his attacks against CNN, which he has repeatedly called “fake news,” on June 27, after CNN retracted a story about ties between a Trump associate and a Russian investment fund. (Video: Jenny Starrs/Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — President Trump, who has reveled in his confrontational style with the news media, sparked fierce debate Sunday over whether he ... Read More »

G7 talks: Trump isolated over Paris climate change deal

Leaders of the G7 group of rich nations have failed to agree a statement on climate change. Six world leaders reaffirmed their commitment to the Paris accord, the world’s first comprehensive deal aimed at reducing greenhouse emissions. However, the US has refused to recommit to the agreement, saying it will make a decision next week. Mr Trump, who once dismissed ... Read More »

Bad News For Online Businesses: Trump May Reverse Net Neutrality Rules

President Donald Trump’s new administration has allegedly signed off on a policy approach that could completely remake the Federal Communications Commission and reverse net neutrality rules for online businesses. Last February, the FCC produced a landmark ruling that declared the Internet was a utility, and that access consequently could not be prioritized to favor certain web content. According to the ... Read More »

Inequality And Education In The Age Of Trump

Michael Horn ,   CONTRIBUTOR I write about transforming education through digital learning Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Fears are mounting that technology will automate and displace jobs on a scale never before seen. At the same time, despite its clear benefits, free trade does lead to the displacement of some individuals’ jobs. As a recent Harvard ... Read More »

Trump, Like Small Business Owners, Shows Strength of the Underdog

The 2016 Presidential election shocked a lot of people — including pundits. But if you were a small business owner, it might not have been so surprising. The chances are you might have been behind the winner, President-elect Donald Trump. That’s according to our presidential reader poll conducted in August of this year, which showed Trump winning among small business ... Read More »

Donald Trump Isn’t Exempt From Hate-Speech Rules, Twitter Clarifies

Twitter recently banned hundreds of accounts that violated its rules and the micro-blogging site said no one is exempt from its hate-speech rules – not even President-elect Donald Trump. “The Twitter Rules prohibit violent threats, harassment, hateful conduct, and multiple account abuse, and we will take action on accounts violating those policies,” a company spokesperson told online magazine Slate. “The ... Read More »

Reddit CEO Admits to Tampering Hate Comments From Donald Trump Supporters

HIGHLIGHTS Huffman says he edited comments to change the targeted user Reddit CEO admits he edited comments for about about an hour Huffman says he will not repeat the exercise in future In a shocking revelation, CEO of hugely popular Internet message board Reddit – Steve Huffman – has admitted that he used his admin rights to edit some of ... Read More »

Donald Trump vs Hillary Clinton Race Is Like Imaginary Past vs Future: Barack Obama

President Obama said he values Hillary Clinton’s experience and judgement. (AFP Photo) WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES:  US President Barack Obama has thrown his weight behind Hillary Clinton as he likened the presidential race between the former Secretary of State and real estate tycoon Donald Trump to a choice between “future and imaginary past”. “This is a choice between whether we are ... Read More »