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Trump the Twitter president: Social media gives him tweet revenge

Dan Gainor, Newly-elected President Donald Trump will soon take the helm of the world’s most-powerful job. He’ll command an expansive nuclear arsenal, an unparalleled military and a Twitter account with 16.9 million followers. That last item gives Trump the unique ability to go around the major media. It makes him a one-man super power –

Social media site Reddit censors Trump supporters #SpeakFreely

Maxim Lott, The social media site, which has hundreds of millions of users, has begun censoring one the site’s most active communities: supporters of President-elect Donald Trump. The trouble began over the Thanksgiving holiday when Reddit’s CEO, Steve Huffman, secretly used his administrative access to the site to alter angry comments directed at him

True or false, Trump’s tweets beat the media at its own game

Peter Van Buren, President-elect Donald Trump discovered the Holy Grail of media relations: the ability with a 140-character tweet to ignore the Fourth Estate. This is brass-knuckled political power that at a minimum pushes the press another circulation drop closer to irrelevancy. The latest example is directed against a journalist who reported Trump’s tweet that

Twitter Threatens To Kill Trump’s Account #SpeakFreely, Alex Jones discusses Twitter’s statement that they would consider banning President Elect Donald Trump’s account, an unprecedented move that would surely destroy the social media website. A Twitter spokesperson told Slate this week that it would consider banning government officials, including president elect Trump, if its rules against “hateful conduct” were violated. “Twitter Rules

How Trump Has Cut Around Corporate Media to Reach Millions Directly Online

Matthew Boyle, One of the major successes of President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign was his ability to cut around a dying corporate media industry to speak directly to voters. There may be no better way to tell the story of Trump’s success than to pull up the hood on his social media operation and look at

As Twitter cracks down on alt-right, aggrieved members flee to ‘Gab’ to #SpeakFreely

Adam Shaw,  As Twitter, Reddit and other social media networks are cracking down on the so-called “alt-right,” some are taking matters into their own hands and migrating away from traditional forms of social media and to new ones that claim to be more welcoming to free speech. Twitter has been particularly strong in cracking down

New Fast Growing Social Media Network #Gab Is an Alternative to Facebook and Twitter

What is ? #SpeakFreely Gab is a people first social network. Users can post “Gabs,” which have a 300 character limit. -Users can follow other Gabbers and be followed back. -Users can upvote or downvote Gabs. Gab is an online social networking and micro-blogging service that allows users to send and read short blog-like

Reddit’s CEO regrets trolling Trump supporters by secretly editing their posts

Steve Huffman, the chief executive of Reddit, knows he has some explaining to do. Huffman, also a Reddit co-founder, landed in hot water Wednesday after admitting that he used his administrative powers to secretly edit user comments that were critical of him on r/The_Donald – a popular, pro-Trump forum (or “subreddit”). He swapped all mentions