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Source: Fox News

Warren, Amazon spar in Twitter war, as 2020 Dem accuses tech giant of 'deliberately misconstruing' facts

Today 06:05 GMT

Warren kicked off the spat on Monday by reiterating her argument that Amazon abuses its control over the Amazon Marketplace, which hosts third-party sellers, to improve its own retail operations and unfairly disadvantage the third-party sellers.

Warren asserted that similar antitrust principles were "applied to railroad companies more than a hundred years ago," and that "we need to now look at those tech platforms the same way."

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Source: Fox News

Odell Beckham Jr. unleashes Giants frustration in epic Twitter rant

Tuesday 09:55 GMT

Odell Beckham Jr. chose to speak very little about his time with the Giants during his introductory press conference with the Browns in last month.

The rant appeared to be sparked by general manager Dave Gettleman continuing to allude to Beckham’s negative effect on the Giants’ “culture” during his time in blue. The polarizing wide receiver laid into his former team, tweeting about the infamous boat trip, his trade to the Browns and his standing in the Giants’ locker room among other things.

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Source: The Guradian

Twitter shares surge as Trump accuses it of 'political games'

Today 06:04 GMT

Twitter has reported better-than-expected financial results, sending its shares surging, as Donald Trump accused the social media platform of “playing political games”.

Trump, who often announces policy changes on Twitter, tweeted to complain that the platform was making it hard for people to sign on and removing some of his followers.

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Source: Global News

Donald Trump complained to Twitter’s CEO about having lost over 200,000 followers, source says

Today 08:05 GMT

U.S. President Donald Trump met with Twitter Inc‘s Chief Executive Jack Dorsey on Tuesday and spent a significant time questioning him about why he has lost some Twitter followers, a person briefed on the matter said.

Donald Trump says new Twitter policy lost him followers, but numbers show otherwise. Trump lost 204,000, or 0.4 percent, of his 53.4 million followers in July when Twitter started its purge of suspicious accounts, according to social media data firm Keyhole.

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Source: Fox News

Trump goes on tear against media critics over coverage of economy, Russia case

Today 06:04 GMT

President Trump declared Tuesday that The New York Times should “get down on their knees & beg for forgiveness” for its negative coverage of his presidency, as part of an early-morning Twitter tear against a range of media outlets.

The column criticizes Trump and the results of the Russia investigation, claiming the president was aware of intervention in his campaign by a “hostile foreign power” and, once in office, tried to obstruct any investigation into that fact.

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Source: Fox News

Trump says New York Times will have to 'get down on their knees', 'beg for forgiveness' over their coverage

Today 06:04 GMT

President Trump said in an early Tuesday morning tweet that the New York Times will have to “get down on their knees” and “beg for forgiveness” over coverage of his presidency. “I wonder if the New York Times will apologize to me a second time, as they did after the 2016 Election,” Trump wrote.

The column was published in the wake of the long-awaited report by the Special Counsel Robert Mueller in which he found no evidence of collusion with the Russian government.

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Source: Common Domain

Trump Today: President criticizes Twitter and vows to ‘reciprocate’ against EU after Harley profit drops

Today 08:05 GMT

President Donald Trump on Tuesday took his latest swipe at Twitter for what he says is unfair treatment, as he vowed to “reciprocate” against the European Union in the wake of Harley-Davidson’s report of a profit drop in the first quarter. Trump used Twitter, on which he has nearly 60 million followers, to attack the company and say “they don’t treat me well as a Republican.”

After Harley-Davidson HOG, +0.81%   reported a nearly 27% drop in first-quarter profit, Trump cited comments by Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo about EU tariffs forcing the motorcycle maker to move U.S. jobs overseas.

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Source: DW

Donald Trump meets with Twitter boss Jack Dorsey

Today 08:05 GMT

US President Donald Trump met with Twitter Chief Executive Jack Dorsey on Tuesday, reportedly badgering him on why he has lost so many followers on Twitter.

Reuters news agency, citing an unnamed insider, reported that Trump spent a good portion of the meeting questioning Dorsey on why his follower count had dropped on Twitter. Dorsey reportedly told him this was due to the company weeding out fraudulent and spam accounts, especially in the wake of misinformation attempts during the 2016 US presidential election campaign.

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Source: Fox News

Ilhan Omar claims US forces killed 'thousands' of Somalis during 'Black Hawk Down' mission, resurfaced tweet shows

Tuesday 22:44 GMT

Omar, a Somali refugee who was then a Minnesota state representative, refuted the tweet, insisting that “thousands” of Somalis were killed by American forces. “In his selective memory, he forgets to also mention the thousands of Somalis killed by the American forces that day,” Omar tweeted.

A representative of the Somali National Alliance estimated that only 133 militiamen were killed during a 2001 interview while “Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War” author Mark Bowden estimated roughly 500 Somalis were killed.

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Source: Common Domain

Twitter earnings: Will another strong start to the year squelch user-growth fears?

Tuesday 18:10 GMT

Earnings: Analysts tracked by FactSet expect Twitter to report 15 cents a share in adjusted earnings, down from 16 cents a share last year.

A previous version of this article had an inaccurate Twitter price target from Instinet analyst Mark Kelley, it has been updated.

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Source: Fox News

Trump declares Mueller-probe win, tweeting out NY Post front page

Sunday 23:38 GMT

President Trump, reiterating his firm belief that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation had been a political and unsuccessful witch hunt, tweeted out the New York Post's front page and its bold, declarative  headline: "TRUMP CLEAN." The page showed Trump smiling alongside the phrases, "No crimes committed," and "Dem hoax destroyed."

"Special alternate-universe front-page award to [New York Post]," Dan Froomkin, editor of White House Watch, tweeted.


“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte