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Twitter suspends accounts claiming to be Black Trump supporters over spam, manipulation

(Reuters) – Twitter Inc on Tuesday said it had suspended a number of accounts that claimed to be owned by Black supporters of President Donald Trump and his re-election campaign, saying the accounts broke its rules on spam and platform manipulation.

“Our teams are working diligently to investigate this activity and will take action in line with the Twitter Rules if Tweets are found to be in violation,” a spokeswoman for the social media company said.

A review by Reuters of some of the suspended accounts showed they often used images of real people that did not match their names and posted identical language in their messages, including the phrase: “YES IM BLACK AND IM VOTING FOR TRUMP!!!”

The accounts sometimes claimed to be owned by military veterans or members of law enforcement.

Darren Linvill, a social media disinformation researcher at Clemson University who said he had been tracking the

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Twitter slaps warning on President Trump tweet claiming coronavirus immunity

US President Trump has become subject to another fact-check warning on social media after claiming immunity to COVID-19.

In a tweet posted on Sunday, the US president claimed that physicians at the White House have given him a clean bill of health, and as a result, he is now “immune” to further infection by the novel coronavirus. 

Trump also claimed he is no longer contagious. 

See also: Twitter places public interest notice on President Trump’s tweet

“A total and complete sign off from White House Doctors yesterday,” the tweet reads. “That means I can’t get it (immune), and can’t give it. Very nice to know!!!”

After the message was published, Twitter slapped a warning label on the tweet. The microblogging platform says the tweet “violated the Twitter Rules about spreading misleading and potentially harmful information related to COVID-19.”


There are currently no concrete indicators that immunity from COVID-19 is

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Facebook removes Trump post claiming COVID-19 is less deadly than flu

  • Facebook removed a post from President Donald Trump on Tuesday that falsely claimed COVID-19 was less deadly than the flu, CNN first reported.
  • In the post, Trump said COVID-19 was “far less lethal” than the flu in “most populations.” In fact, the US coronavirus death toll in the first nine months of 2020 would already make it the second-deadliest US flu season on record by far.
  • The post violated Facebook’s rules on COVID-19 misinformation, which bans false claims about the severity of the virus.
  • Trump posted the same message to Twitter, which did not remove the post but instead added a public-interest notice saying the tweet broke its rules on COVID-19 misinformation.
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Facebook removed a post from President Donald Trump on Tuesday that falsely claimed COVID-19 was less deadly than the flu.

Facebook determined that Trump’s post violated its COVID-19 misinformation policies, which

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Texas Student Posts Snapchat Video Claiming To Have COVID-19 While Attending Party


  • Student in a video said she was enjoying a party despite being COVID-19 positive
  • The video showed a group of people partying in an outdoor area
  • Social media users lashed out at the girl for risking other people’s lives

A student allegedly from Texas Tech University took to social media to post a video of herself attending a party while claiming she had COVID-19.

The student posted a Snapchat video in which she claimed that she was enjoying a party despite being COVID-19 positive.

“Everyone’s like, ‘Don’t you have COVID? Don’t you literally have COVID?’ Yes, I f—-g have COVID. The whole f—–g world has COVID,” she says in the video.

The student then pans the camera to show a group of people partying in an outdoor area.

She then talks to the camera and says, “All of these people have COVID, so stop getting on my tip.

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Trump Jr. joins Triller and lashes out against TikTok, claiming the app is ‘something that could haunt your kids forever’

Donald Trump Jr. wearing a suit and tie: Donald Trump Jr. in a video posted to Triller attacked TikTok and said it might

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Donald Trump Jr. in a video posted to Triller attacked TikTok and said it might “weaponize” the data of children who use it. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

  • Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son, in a video Friday targeted TikTok, which is less than two weeks away from facing a ban in the US under his father’s executive order.
  • In a video posted to Triller, a video-sharing app that has expressed interested in purchasing TikTok, Trump Jr. claimed TikTok could be “turning on your kid’s video, listening in, turning on their mic at any random time not just when they’re using the app.”
  • TikTok has repeatedly denied allegations that it provides any of its user data to the Chinese Communist Party, which in August took actions complicating its plans to sell US operations as a result of President Trump’s executive orders against it.
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