The site, DefendingTheRepublic.org, says it was established by Powell to “defend and to protect the integrity of elections in the United States.” The page asks for donations to support election-related litigation.
An attempt to click on the link to Powell’s website on Twitter is met with the message: “The link you are trying to access has been identified by Twitter or our partners as being potentially spammy or unsafe, in accordance with Twitter’s URL Policy.”
The warning stated the URL could fall into any of these categories: “malicious links that could steal
A lawyer representing President Donald Trump in his legal battle challenging the outcome of the presidential election recently said that some congressional Democrats raised concerns in the past about the trustworthiness of election software used in several states.
Election officials use Dominion Voting Systems in 28 states, including several key battleground states. Members of Trump’s legal team have alleged that the company uses voting software that can be controlled by operators overseas to “steal” elections, much as they alleged the election was stolen from Trump.
Claims that “potentially thousands” of Arizona voters were disenfranchised dissolved during a six-hour court hearing on Thursday, as a lawyer representing the president’s reelection team dialed back allegations of “systematic, improper” vote overrides.
Donald Trump’s campaign, along with the Republican National Committee and the Arizona Republican Party, had filed a lawsuit on Saturday alleging Maricopa County poll workers routinely disregarded procedures designed to give voters a chance to correct ballot mistakes on Election Day.
But within minutes of the start of proceedings on Thursday morning, attorney Kory Langhofer insisted the plaintiffs were “not alleging fraud” or “that anyone is stealing the election” — simply raising concerns about a “limited number of cases” involving “good faith errors.”
That was perhaps a prescient shift, given that testimony from several witnesses failed to bear out anything more. And before Langhofer even made his opening
The website ‘Loser.com’ is directing guests to Donald Trump’s Wikipedia page.
The site began to link to the president this week after it was announced on Saturday that Joe Biden had won the election.
It is not clear who runs the site, but the domain has been registered since 1997, and has linked to multiple celebrities and politicians throughout its run, including 2000 Presidential candidate Al Gore, Kanye West and now Trump.
The site does not make money on ads and doesn’t receive too much traffic, yet it has become one of the Internet’s longest running ‘trolls,’ according to the Washington Post.
Trump frequently calls his opponents ‘losers,’ even going as far to say the name about military servicemen, according to The Atlantic.
He has also been called a ‘sore loser’ by many news outlets and prominent
President Donald J. Trump will leave the White House in January with a legacy of railing against the tech world despite relying on the reach of social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter to spread misinformation and inflame the public.
On Saturday, multiple news outlets called the election for Democratic nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden, who captured 279 electoral votes, after both Pennsylvania and Nevada moved into the blue even as a few states continue to wrap up their vote counting. Trump’s loss capped off a chaotic and unprecedented campaign that took place under the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 9.8 million people and killed more than 237,000 in the US.
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Media outlets calling the race for Biden included CNN, Fox,
Well, the United States’ 2020 election day has quickly turned into an election week. While we wait to see if Joe Biden or Donald Trump win the remaining key states, the internet has been sharing plenty of thoughts, tweets and memes since Tuesday.
Now, the internet is using one of Trump’s popular catchphrases against him as voting results across the country continue to pour in.
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At this time, the world is still waiting to see if Biden or Trump will win the presidency in the United States. Currently, key votes are still be counted in Nevada, Arizona, North Carolina, Georgia, Alaska and Pennsylvania. Although Biden is leading in the majority of these crucial states, it’s a waiting game to see who will end up with the final electoral college votes that are up for
The company labeled a tweet from Trump declaring victory in several states where results had not yet been finalized, as well as in Michigan, where news outlets had already projected a victory for Biden. The company also quickly slapped warning boxes over several of the president’s tweets making baseless claims of election fraud, as Trump’s campaign mounted a blitz of legal challenges over the election process. Twitter prevented retweets or likes of those tweets, warning they “might be misleading about the election.”
Meanwhile many of the same claims also appeared on Facebook, which also applied labels at the bottom of the posts in most instances to provide greater context about the U.S. election process. However, Facebook didn’t prevent people from liking or sharing the posts, which meant they could still spread across its much larger service.
Trump isn’t the only conservative repeatedly breaking the tech companies’ rules.
(Reuters) – Social media companies put warning labels on multiple posts by President Donald Trump that falsely claimed victory in the U.S. election and pushed unfounded allegations about the counting of legitimate ballots.
The companies differ in how directly they challenge false statements. Twitter Inc labeled tweets as “misleading” and limited how they could be shared and seen. Facebook Inc acted on more posts but did not describe the information as misleading or limit how they could be shared or seen.
Here is a sampling of how the companies handled Trump’s posts starting on election night:
WEDNESDAY 12:45 a.m. ET – TRUMP: “I will be making a statement tonight. A big WIN!”
Facebook placed a label below the post: “Votes are being counted. The winner of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election has not been projected.”
Twitter opted not to label the tweet. A spokeswoman said it was unclear what Trump
LONDON (Reuters) – Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc flagged some of President Donald Trump’s posts on the U.S. election as votes were still being counted, in a real-time test of their rules on handling misinformation and premature claims of victory.
The two companies have been under fierce scrutiny over how they police rapidly spreading false information and election-related abuses of their platforms. In the weeks before Tuesday’s vote, both vowed action on posts by candidates trying to declare early victory.
Twitter hid a Trump tweet that claimed “we are up BIG, but they are trying to STEAL the Election” behind a label that said it was potentially misleading. The company also restricted users’ ability to share the post.
Donald Trump has long favored Twitter as a method to circumvent the media, criticize political rivals and speak directly to his base. “I love Twitter…. it’s like owning your own newspaper—without the losses,” he tweeted in 2012.
In the years since that post, his following on the platform has ballooned to more than 87 million accounts and his posts still regularly dominate the news cycle. Trump created his profile in May 2009 and as of today has posted more than 55,000 tweets.
Over the past four years, since winning the White House in November 2016, a database called the Trump Twitter Archive shows he has tweeted more than 25,000 times—with the majority of his top 30 most-liked updates published in 2019 and 2020.
With close to 1.9 million likes, Trump’s most-favorited tweet throughout his term remains his announcement that he and the First Lady tested positive for COVID-19, which was