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CNN, NYT slammed for avoiding China during presidential debate: ‘This is literally a joke,’ ‘Shameful’

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CNN and The New York Times were widely criticized for not asking any of the 12 Democratic candidates about China during Tuesday night’s presidential debate.

China has made making major headlines in recent weeks between its trade war with the United States as well as the growing tensions between the communist nation and the NBA after the Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey made a tweet in support of the Hong Kong protestors.

However, during the “foreign policy” segment of the debate, questions were predominately asked about President Trump’s recent troop withdrawal from Syria as well as handling Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Many blasted the hosting news outlets for brushing China out of the rug.

“Oh good, the foreign policy section is over without a single China question. This is literally a joke,” The Hill’s Chief Washington Correspondent Saagar Enjeti reacted.

“There hasn’t been one question about China in this entire 3 hour debate. It is shameful,” “The View” co-host Meghan McCain tweeted.

TULSI GABBARD SLAMS CNN, NEW YORK TIMES DURING DEBATE FOR ‘DESPICABLE’ ‘SMEARS’ OVER SYRIA, RUSSIA

Many mocked CNN and the Times for choosing to close the debate on the subject of Ellen DeGeneres’s friendship with former President George W. Bush, which she received backlash for after appearing with him at a Dallas Cowboys game earlier this month.

The only time China was mentioned in the entire three-hour debate was when South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg knocked President Trump, who he accused of not making a “peep” in expressing solidarity with the people of Hong Kong amid tensions with China.

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CNN and the Times weren’t only criticized on social media. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hi., blasted the outlets from the debate stage over what she described were “smears” against her on foreign policy.

“The New York Times and CNN have also smeared veterans like myself for calling for an end to this regime-change war,” she said, apparently gesturing toward the moderators. “Just two days ago, The New York Times put out an article saying that I’m a Russian asset and an Assad apologist and all these different smears. This morning, a CNN commentator said on national television that I’m an asset of Russia — completely despicable.”

Gabbard appeared to refer to CNN analyst Bakari Sellers’ comments describing the congresswoman as a “puppet for the Russian government.”

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Kamala Harris takes on Elizabeth Warren for not wanting Twitter to delete Trump’s account

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Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., urged Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., to reconsider her opinion that Twitter shouldn’t ban the president from its platform.

Harris previously sent a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in which she listed a series of problems she had with the president’s Twitter activity. When asked about the idea, Warren laughed it off and flatly rejected it at the beginning of October.

Harris apparently saw that and referenced her answer during Tuesday’s Democratic debate. “I would urge you to join me,” she said before claiming that Trump used Twitter to “obstruct justice.”

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Harris also pointed to August’s mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, claiming the perpetrator was “informed” by how Trump used the platform.

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“This is a matter of corporate responsibility. Twitter should be held accountable and shut down that site,” she said. “It is a matter of safety.”

Warren seemed to agree Trump should leave Twitter but didn’t explicitly endorse his suspension. “So look, I don’t just want to push Donald Trump off Twitter, I want to push him out of the White House. That’s our job,” she said.

When Harris pressed Warren on joining her call to suspend Trump, Warren shook her head and said “no.” Harris, apparently surprised, smiled and said “wow.”

Harris ignited a Twitter controversy in October after she alerted Dorsey to one of Trump’s tweets. At that point, she had already sent her letter in which she told the company: “I believe the president’s recent tweets rise to the level that Twitter should consider suspending his account. When this kind of abuse is being spewed from the most powerful office in the United States, the stakes are too high to do nothing.”

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She specifically pointed to tweets in which the president attacked House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and suggested there would be “big consequences” for the whistleblower who reported on his call with Ukraine.

In a blog post from 2018, Twitter seemed to respond to other requests that it punish Trump for his tweets.

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“Twitter is here to serve and help advance the global, public conversation. Elected world leaders play a critical role in that conversation because of their outsized impact on our society,” the post read.

“Blocking a world leader from Twitter or removing their controversial tweets would hide important information people should be able to see and debate. It would also not silence that leader, but it would certainly hamper necessary discussion around their words and actions.”

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Twitter will prevent users from retweeting world leaders who break its rules

Twitter will restrict how users can interact with tweets from world leaders who violate its rules.

The social media company led by CEO Jack Dorsey said in a Tuesday blog post that it will not allow users to like, reply, share or retweet offending tweets, but it will let users quote-tweet them so they can still express their own opinions.

The San Francisco-based company has faced a backlash from critics over its hateful conduct and content moderation policies. Some organizations and users believe it should subject the tweets of leaders like President Trump to the same standards as everyone else on the platform.

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President Trump used Twitter to blast the social media platform over the reported practice of ‘shadow banning.’ (AP/Reuters)

“When it comes to the actions of world leaders on Twitter, we recognize that this is largely new ground and unprecedented,” the company said. “We want to make it clear today that the accounts of world leaders are not above our policies entirely.”

Twitter listed several areas that will result in enforcement action, even if the account involved is a public figure: promotion of terrorism; clear and direct threats of violence against an individual; posting private information; posting or sharing intimate photos or videos of someone that were produced or shared without consent; engaging in behaviors related to child sexual exploitation; and encouraging or promoting self-harm.

In cases involving a world leader, the company said that it will “err on the side of leaving the content up if there is a clear public interest in doing so.”

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“Our goal is to enforce our rules judiciously and impartially. In doing so, we aim to provide direct insight into our enforcement decision-making, to serve public conversation, and protect the public’s right to hear from their leaders and to hold them to account,” Twitter said at the conclusion of its blog post.

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‘Black US voters’ main target of Russia’s 2016 disinformation campaign, Senate report concludes

The Russian social media campaign against the United States targeted no single group more than African-Americans, a new federal report has concluded.

The report from the Senate Intelligence Committee’s probe into the 2016 election comes as social media companies attempt to prevent further disinformation and disruption of  American democracy.

Moscow’s efforts — led by the Internet Research Agency (IRA) — were sophisticated and multifaceted, targeting the black community and sowing division across a range of platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Google-owned YouTube and Instagram. The shadowy effort aimed to support the Trump campaign, denigrate opponent Hillary Clinton, suppress the vote and attack various public figures.

According to the report, more than 66 percent of Facebook advertisements posted by the IRA contained a term related to race.

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Russia’s campaign during the 2016 election was far-reaching, according to a new report.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Posts with titles like “Our Votes Don’t Matter,” “Don’t Vote for Hillary Clinton” and “A Vote for Jill Stein is Not a Wasted Vote” were specifically aimed at black voters, the report says.

Oxford’s Computational Research Project, which is cited in the Senate report, captured a number of images of posts from that time.

Some of the posts deliberately did not contain certain racial slurs, to avoid being flagged by content moderators, while others mimicked existing social justice movements in America in order to sow division among different ethnic and racial groups.

Facebook claims to have doubled the number of people working on safety and security, and met with federal officials recently on election security matters.

“We have stepped up our efforts to build strong defenses on multiple fronts. … We have also invested in technology and people to block and remove fake accounts; find and remove coordinated manipulation campaigns; and bring unprecedented transparency to political advertising.” Facebook said in a statement to BBC News.

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Pro-Trump comedian Terrence K. Williams says Twitter sent him ‘hateful conduct warning’ on day of White House visit

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A conservative comedian lashed out on Twitter on Friday, saying the company sent him a “hateful conduct warning,” which could affect his ability to tweet, on the same day he was to visit the White House for the Young Black Leadership Summit.

“People want to take my account down because I said Schiff Should Resign, called out AOC & I support Pres @realDonaldTrump,” Terrence K. Williams, a vocal Trump supporter, told his more than 600,000 followers, asking them to retweet a hashtag to protect his account.

“This is outrageous,” he wrote. “The day that I go to the White House is the day that they notify me that my account may be in possible violations of hateful conduct.  … None of my conduct is hateful. I am a comedian, a conservative Trump-supporting comedian and they want to take me down because people have jumped on the Trump train after watching my content.”

“I am a comedian, a conservative Trump-supporting comedian and they want to take me down because people have jumped on the Trump train after watching my content.”

— Terrence K. Williams

The message from Twitter did not prevent Williams from attending the White House event and meeting President Trump, as Williams documented in another Twitter post.

“I MET PRESIDENT TRUMP TODAY!,” the comedian wrote Friday.

“Growing up I went from foster house to foster house & i never thought I would be at the White House… let alone speak on the same stage with Pres @realDonaldTrump a man that loves the black community”

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One of the tweets flagged by Twitter involved Williams saying Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., needs to resign and asserting that Schiff helped write the whistleblower’s complaint about a Trump phone call with the president of Ukraine.

Another tweet that was flagged said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez didn’t condemn the idea of eating babies after a demonstrator suggested people should eat babies to combat climate change at one of her town halls.

A political group that supports Trump later admitted they staged the demonstration, and Ocasio-Cortez said she deliberately tries to avoid escalating confrontations when she faces hecklers at public events.

It’s not clear what part of the tweets Twitter took issue with.

Twitter said in its message to Williams, “We are writing to inform you that certain content on your Twitter account  … has been flagged for possible violations of Twitter’s hateful conduct policy and/or laws of USA.”

Twitter added that if the flagged content isn’t in violation of its policy, it may still restrict Williams’ account.

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Twitter’s “hateful conduct” policy says in part: “You may not promote violence against or directly attack or threaten other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious disease. We also do not allow accounts whose primary purpose is inciting harm towards others on the basis of these categories.”

In April 2018, Williams spoke out after Facebook suspended his account.

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Biden: ‘The idea of Donald Trump attacking anyone’s integrity is a joke’

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Former Vice President Joe Biden blasted President Trump on Thursday evening, insisting that the president “attacking anyone’s integrity is a joke.”

The war of words between Trump and Biden has continued to escalate as the president encouraged both Ukraine and China to investigate his potential 2020 rival as well as his son, Hunter Biden, over their financial ties during the Obama White House.

“China should start an investigation into the Bidens because what happened in China is just about as bad as what happened with Ukraine Trump told reporters earlier in the day. “So I would say that President Zelensky if it were me, I would recommend that they start an investigation into the Bidens. Because nobody has any doubt that they weren’t crooked. That was a crooked deal 100 percent.

Biden took to Twitter and offered his reaction.

“The idea of Donald Trump attacking anyone’s integrity is a joke,” Biden tweeted.

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Kamala Harris asks audience if America is ‘ready’ for her presidency, crowd shouts ‘no’

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Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., may have had what some are calling her “please clap” moment on Thursday when she got a not so favorable response to the question if America was “ready” for her to be president.

Speaking at a town hall event in Reno, Nev., Harris told attendees she wanted to “engage in real talk” about the state of the 2020 race.

“In this election, in the last couple- I mean, maybe couple of months, certainly a few weeks, there’s this whole conversation that has been coming up about electability focused on our campaign,” Harris said. “Is America ready for that?”

Several audience members were then heard responding “No” throughout the room, with Harris visibly shocked by what she heard.

“Well, yes they are,” Harris told the crowd, sparking some laughter.

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The exchange received mockery on social media, many comparing it to the memorable moment from the 2016 election when former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Flor., urged a crowd at a campaign stop to “please clap.”

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Harris has seen a dramatic drop in the polls in recent weeks. In the latest Fox News poll, she received seven percent of support among likely Democratic voters while former Vice President Joe Biden maintains a double-digit lead with 29 percent while Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has 18 percent support and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has 16 percent.

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Warren, Gabbard knock Harris’ bid to ban Trump from Twitter

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Two of Sen. Kamala Harris’ rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination disagree with the California senator’s calls for the suspension of President Trump’s Twitter account.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii told Fox News she’s not on board with that effort.  “I will stand up for every American’s right and freedom of speech, no matter how strongly I may disagree with that speech. This freedom is the First Amendment of the Constitution for a reason and I will do all I can to stand up for it,” Gabbard said Thursday while campaigning in New Hampshire.

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And Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts offered a simple  “no” when asked by reporters if she thought the Republican president should be booted from Twitter. The Massachusetts Democrat chuckled as she gave her one-word answer on Wednesday.

Harris called this week for the president’s Twitter account to be shut down. This followed a storm of tweets by Trump critical of the whistleblower who filed a complaint against him over the Ukraine controversy. That controversy has spurred a House impeachment inquiry.

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Trump, in a tweet, also questioned whether House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff should be arrested for “treason.” And on Wednesday he called the House Democrats’ investigation “BULLS—” in one tweet and a “COUP” in another.

“The words of a president matter. Trump has again shown he is irresponsible and endangering others with his tweets. He should lose the privilege to be on Twitter,” Harris wrote on Twitter on Monday.

She urged Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to take action.

Gabbard’s comments weren’t the first time she’s disagreed with Harris.

The two candidates clashed in a viral moment at July’s Democratic primary debate, when Gabbard took aim at the former California attorney general over her record as a prosecutor.

Asked if her pushback against Harris’ suggestion to suspend Trump from Twitter was personal, Gabbard quickly answered, “No. I don’t know why anyone would think that.”

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Trump blasts Dem impeachment push as a ‘coup,’ claims it is ‘intended to take away the power of the people’

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President Trump lashed out at House Democrats Tuesday, claiming the ongoing impeachment inquiry against him is part of a “coup.”

“As I learn more and more each day, I am coming to the conclusion that what is taking place is not an impeachment, it is a COUP, intended to take away the Power of the People, their VOTE, their Freedoms, their Second Amendment, Religion, Military, Border Wall, and their God-given rights as a Citizen of The United States of America!” Trump tweeted.

Earlier Tuesday, the president went after House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., who Trump suggested should be “brought up on charges” for his “parody” interpretation of Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukraine’s president at last week’s hearing.

“Why isn’t Congressman Adam Schiff being brought up on charges for fraudulently making up a statement and reading it to Congress as if this statement, which was very dishonest and bad for me, was directly made by the President of the United States?” Trump asked on Twitter. “This should never be allowed!”

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Trump and certain House Democrats have been in a war of words on Twitter over impeachment and the whistleblower investigation. Most notably, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., insisted earlier on Tuesday that Trump should be placed in “solitary confinement.”

“I’m calling on the GOP to stop Trump’s filthy talk of whistleblowers being spies & using mob language implying they should be killed,” Waters tweeted. “Impeachment is not good enough for Trump. He needs to be imprisoned & placed in solitary confinement. But for now, impeachment is the imperative.”

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Axed Des Moines Register reporter blames ‘right-wing ideologues’ for firing, suggests he’s oppressed

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A Des Moines Register reporter who was let go this week over a piece that received heavy backlash has blamed “right-wing ideologues” for his firing and suggested he’d experienced oppression like “women and journalists of color” face in the industry.

Aaron Calvin’s profile on 24-year-old Iowan and impromptu philanthropist Carson King, who raised over $1 million for a children’s hospital, sparked an uproar because it had referred to a pair of racist tweets King had written as a 16-year-old high school student — tweets for which King expressed remorse.

Calvin himself said he was caught off-guard after his critics delved into his own social media history and found racist and other offensive tweets. The Register announced on Thursday that Calvin was “no longer with the paper,” as his tweets went against their employee policy.

In an interview with Buzzfeed published Friday, Calvin declared that “this event basically set my entire life on fire.”

“I was reminded by an editor to background Carson … and I found a few tweets that he published in high school that were racist jokes,” the 27-year-old reporter said. “I knew if I found them, other people would find them as well.”

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Calvin insisted that “throughout this entire process,” the editors, the editorial board and Register Executive Editor Carol Hunter “knew” and “approved” the inclusion of King’s tweets in the profile.

When asked about his own tweets from 2010-2013, which included the use of the n-word, hate speech against cops and a demeaning tweet about gay marriage, Calvin called them “frankly embarrassing” and said he would not have written them today. He also insisted they were “taken out of context.”

Calvin issued an apology on Tuesday night for his own tweets but told Buzzfeed he regretted the mea culpa moment.

“I regret publishing that tweet now,” Calvin explained. “Because I was never trying to hold Carson to any kind of ‘higher standard’ or any kind of standard at all. I was trying to do my job as a reporter, and I think I did so to the best of my ability.”

Calvin went on to suggest that a campaign fueled by “right-wing ideologues” was responsible for his firing. Though he is a white male, he went so far as to compare his experience to that of women and people of color.

“I recognize that I’m not the first person to be doxxed like this — this whole campaign was taken up by right-wing ideologues and largely driven by that force,” he continued. “It was just a taste of what I assume that women and journalists of color suffer all the time, but the kind of locality and regional virality of the story made it so intense.”

The reporter drew widespread mockery on social media for playing “the victim.”

“He dares to compare himself to receiving the vitriol women or people of color get on here?” tweeted Fox Nation host Britt McHenry. “Is he not aware that he did this very thing to a college kid?! That’s why his own hypocrisy was brought up.”

King became a TV and viral sensation after he held up a sign during ESPN’s popular “College Gameday” program asking people to donate money for beer. He requested that they donate the funds through Venmo so he could replenish his “supply” of Busch Light. He went on to raise more than $1 million — money he ultimately chose to donate to the University of Iowa’s Stead Children’s Hospital.

Anheuser-Busch and Venmo pledged to match King’s fundraising efforts. However, after the story was published, the beer company withdrew from its partnership with King while promising to honor its donation pledge.

Register Executive Editor Carol Hunter published an op-ed attempting to address the controversy and defending the paper’s decision to include King’s tweets as part of its profile.

“Our initial stories drew so much interest that we decided to write a profile of King, to help readers understand the young man behind the handmade sign and the outpouring of donations to the children’s hospital. The Register had no intention to disparage or otherwise cast a negative light on King,” Hunter wrote. “In doing backgrounding for such a story, reporters talk to family, friends, colleagues or professors. We check court and arrest records as well as other pertinent public records, including social media activity. The process helps us to understand the whole person.”

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“As journalists, we have the obligation to look into matters completely, to aid the public in understanding the people we write about and in some cases to whom money is donated.”

Calvin told Buzzfeed that he felt abandoned by the paper. “I still in a lot of ways support The Register,” Calvin said. “I just wish they had believed in me.”

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