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President Donald Trump on Wednesday stepped up his Twitter rants, complaining about how Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s “corruption” isn’t trending on Twitter. The posting was both an attack on Biden and the social media giant, which at times has been at odds with Trump.
“Why isn’t Twitter trending Biden corruption? It’s the biggest, and most credible, story anywhere in the world. Fake Trending!!!” Trump posted on Twitter at about 1 p.m. ET.
A word, phrase, or topic that is mentioned at a greater rate than others on Twitter is said to be a “trend.” Trending topics become popular either through a concerted effort by users or because of an event that prompts people to talk about a specific topic. Twitter Trends are determined using an algorithm, not the site itself.
In his tweet, Trump seemed to be referring to a New York Post article which suggested that Biden
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“Unfair, deceptive, and abusive practices” by tech giants Google and Facebook have suffocated local news outlets, contributing to a critical deficit of trustworthy local journalism, according to a new minority report from the Senate Commerce Committee released by ranking member Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.
The report, echoing a landmark antitrust suit filed last week against Google by the Justice Department, concludes that Google and Facebook have used their sheer heft to dominate the digital advertising market, to the detriment of local media outlets and an informed public.
“These trillion-dollar companies scrape local news content and data for their own sites and leverage their market dominance to force local news to accept little to nothing for their intellectual property,” the report claims. “There is a clear need for Congress to address the market failures created by the search and social-media platforms.”
The report from the Commerce Committee’s Democratic minority recommends