As Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg prepared for his appearance before Congress this week, he is unlikely to have anticipated facing so many questions about Diamond and Silk. The Silicon Valley giant - quizzed by members of the House Commerce Committee over his company's role in the Cambridge Analytica data scandal and the social network's vulnerability to exploitation - was asked repeatedly about the Republican commentators and accused of banning their videos for political ends. "Why is Facebook censoring conservative bloggers such as Diamond and Silk? Facebook called them 'unsafe' to the community. That is ludicrous. They hold conservative views. That isn’t unsafe," said Representative Joe Barton, a Texas Republican, reading aloud a message from a constituent. Read more Fact-checking some of Zuckerberg's strangest claims to US politicians Mr Zuckerberg responded by explaining that, "in that specific case, our team made an … [Read more...] about Diamond and Silk: Who are the Donald Trump super-fans and why are they angry with Facebook?
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President Donald Trump’s pronouncement that he would be pulling troops out of Syria “very soon” has laid bare a major source of tension between the president and his generals. Mr Trump has made winning on the battlefields of Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan a central tenet of his foreign policy and tough guy identity. But Mr Trump and the military hold frequently opposing ideas about exactly what winning means. Those differences have played out in heated Situation Room debates over virtually every spot on the globe where US troops are engaged in combat, said senior administration officials. And they contributed to the dismissal last month of lieutenant general H R McMaster who as national security adviser had pressed the president against his instincts to support an open-ended commitment of US forces to Afghanistan. Read more Why is Donald Trump sending the National Guard to the Mexican border? Caravan of 'illegal aliens' sends Trump and commentariat into furore Donald … [Read more...] about Donald Trump asks ‘why did you wait?’ after CIA delayed drone strike to prevent civilian casualties
0 Comments Donald Trump says he is ‘accomplishing a lot’ as president BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Donald Trump insists he has “never had a better time doing something” as president the day after calling a truce in his battle with the media at the Gridiron Dinner. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/donald-trump-says-he-is-accomplishing-a-lot-as-president-36668214.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/article36668212.ece/22eb0/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_8ff6fd8f-d9da-4c91-ae4c-d2981d47779c_1 Email Donald Trump insists he has “never had a better time doing something” as president the day after calling a truce in his battle with the media at the Gridiron Dinner. The US president dished out pointed one-liners and endured some barbs from political rivals and the press on Saturday evening. The gala was “was great fun,” he tweeted on Sunday. “I am accomplishing a lot in Washington and have never had a … [Read more...] about Donald Trump says he is ‘accomplishing a lot’ as president
It’s the end of January, and for some of us that can mean only one thing: The World Economic Forum is upon us. But while the routine may be familiar, this is no ordinary Davos. President Donald Trump announced his intention to visit the WEF a couple of weeks ago, and suddenly this annual event took on a new dimension. The Forum’s theme this year is Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World. When your guest of honour has arguably played a key role in fracturing that world, the sense of irony will be lost on few. This isn’t the first year that Donald Trump’s influence has been felt at Davos. Last year’s event coincided with his inauguration, and many world leaders stayed away. Discussions felt flat and prosaic, partly because it was so hard to predict what the world would look like in the new Trump era. Twelve incendiary months later, the eyes of the world will be on the Swiss mountain town, and the conversation … [Read more...] about CNN’s Richard Quest: Davos awaits the Disrupter-In-Chief Donald Trump
A major poling company in the US has revealed for the first time how an election would pan out if it were fought between Oprah Winfrey and Donald Trump. After Winfrey's speech at the Golden Globes awards, there has been much talk about a possible run for the White House in 2020. Although Winfrey has always denied her interest in running for the presidency, a major US pollster has revealed how public opinions currently stand. Rasmussen, found that Oprah Winfrey would pick up 48% of voters while 38% would back Trump, though it noted that 14% were still undecided. On Tuesday 9 January, Trump confidently predicted that he would be able to beat Winfrey in an election. Rasmussen correctly predicted to within 0.1% that Hillary Clinton would win the popular vote by 2% over Trump in 2016. The pollsters are also regularly used by Trump in his own tweets to boast about his own approval ratings. Of the likely voters, 52% of women were more likely to back Winfrey, while those under the age of 40 … [Read more...] about Oprah Winfrey would beat Donald Trump in 2020 US election, top pollster claims