Mark Zuckerberg says there’s no deal with Donald Trump
Rumors of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg cutting a secret deal with President Donald Trump, and turning a blind eye to his lies and incendiary posts in the hope that the social media giant won’t become the president’s next target has been around for a while now. Zuckerberg himself has denied it, and said “I’ve heard this speculation, too, so let me be clear: There’s no deal of any kind,”
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Trump’s official campaign app had to reset its rating after being trolled by TikTokers
Trump’s official campaign app had to reset its rating after being trolled by TikTokers An effort by TikTok users to troll President Trump’s official campaign app with thousands of one-star reviews appears to have had an impact — if not the impact the pranksters had wanted. In July, Bloomberg reported TikTok activists were flocking to the Official Trump 2020 app on the U.S. App Store to fill it with negativereviews.
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After WeChat ban, some Chinese are shifting to an encrypted app 'Signal'
President Donald Trump’s executive order banning American use of WeChat, the most popular app in China, takes effect next month, but some in China are already turning to an American app renowned for its privacy protections. Downloads for Signal, an encrypted chat app that privacy advocates generally regard as best-in-class for everyday use, are spiking in China, a spokesperson for the app said Friday
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Facebook takes down Trump’s post about the immunity of kids and coronavirus
Facebook took down a video President Trump posted to his account Wednesday, citing its rules against false claims about the coronavirus. The post in question was a video clip from a Fox News segment from Wednesday morning in which the president makes the unsubstantiated claim that children are “almost immune” to COVID-19
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Tencent adds $200 billion this year, now bigger than Facebook
China’s gaming and social media giant Tencent is now more valuable than Facebook, Tencent’s market capitalization has surpassed Facebook’s following a huge rally in the Chinese firm’s shares this year. The total value of publicly traded shares of the Chinese gaming and social media giant that owns WeChat stood at $664.50 billion at around 3:07 p.m. Singapore time. Meanwhile, Facebook’s market cap totaled $656.15 billion as of Tuesday’s close
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