Wednesday, 23 May, 2018

Twitter Just Kind of Subtweeted Trump

A 45-pound briefcase known as the nuclear football accompanies President Donald Trump wherever he goes. It is carried at all times by one of five military aides representing each branch of the U.S. armed forces Twitter Just Kind of Subtweeted Trump
Faye Gross | 06 January, 2018, 00:51

"It would also not silence that leader, but it would certainly hamper necessary discussion around their words and actions", the company said in its statement. In September, you might remember, Twitter defended its decision to keep Trump's account intact when the president tweeted something else that was interpreted as a threat to North Korea. Nobody wants to end up in a nuclear war just because the president has an itchy Twitter finger.

Twitter has also emphasised its use as a place to see what's happening and says it's easier for the social media company to deliver on its mission if influential people like Trump start discussions there.

Friday's statement left open the possibility however that Twitter could remove specific tweets from political leaders which violate its policies.

Since Trump rode Twitter all the way to the presidency, the social media company has fielded calls to strip Trump of his social-media megaphone. Which is why Twitter recently clarified that its rules on threats of violence do not apply to military or government entities. "Trump highlights the structural problem with our current nuclear launch approval process".

New York Times News Service
HONG KONG- President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un the leader of North Korea traded threats this week about the size location and potency of their
Twitter Defends Its Refusal to Suspend Trump's Account

There have been repeated calls for Twitter to ban the United States president, who regularly uses the platform to attack his critics.

However, there was one account that everyone was wondering why Twitter wasn't reprimanding in any way.

Twitter says it reviews tweets by leaders within their political context, and enforces rules accordingly. Following the president's retweeting of violent videos, Twitter initially responded to inquiries as to why those were allowed to remain up by saying some videos can if they are newsworthy or of public interest. The most clear-cut example is Trump, whose sometimes inflammatory tweets have ignited debate about how the company enforces its rules that ban actions like harassment and death threats. Banning world leaders from the platform might be a loss for them, but it would be a clear win for humanity: minuscule costs with conceivably civilization-saving benefits. As Slate's Will Oremus wrote this week: "If [Trump] couldn't poke Kim Jong-un on Twitter, surely he'd find some other way to do so".

According to Twitter, the ability to "see and freely discuss everything that matters", including Trump's tweets about the size of his - cough - nuclear button, is "the best way to help our society make progress".

Remember Mad Catz? They're Making A Comeback
The original company was headquartered in San Diego, while this new iteration is based out of Hong Kong. Word is, the Chinese factories that produced Mad Catz products got together to resurrect the brand .


Recommended

WHO Says Video Games Are A Health Hazard, Gaming Industry Vehemently Disagrees WHO Says Video Games Are A Health Hazard, Gaming Industry Vehemently Disagrees The research - looking at children aged eight to 18 - found that boys spent longer playing video games than girls. Its 11th International Classification of Diseases (ICD) will include the condition "gaming disorder".

Jimmy Iovine May Leave Apple in August Jimmy Iovine May Leave Apple in August Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine is reportedly leaving Apple Music in August according to sources in a story reported by Billboard . The music industry icon joined Apple in mid-2014 after the tech titan purchased Beats Electronics for $3 billion .

Deaths from cancer continue to decline in US Deaths from cancer continue to decline in US Some states in the report, such as NY and MA , have seen the racial mortality gap disappear for whites and blacks over 65. Early detection and treatment has also helped drive declines, the report states.

David Letterman lands Obama as his first guest on Netflix show David Letterman lands Obama as his first guest on Netflix show Obama is no stranger to talking shop with Letterman, having appeared eight times on " The Late Show " during Letterman's tenure. Letterman resigned from his post on the show in 2015 after almost 22 years at the helm.

Flu deaths rise to seven in North Carolina Flu deaths rise to seven in North Carolina The Interior Health Authority confirmed four residents at care facilities have died so far during influenza outbreaks this season. That represented the highest level of flu-related deaths since DHHS began providing victim totals in 2008.

Khloé Kardashian Has Revealed Her Baby Name Plans! Khloé Kardashian Has Revealed Her Baby Name Plans! A beaming Khloe has made her first public appearance since the announcement, and she definitely has that gorgeous pregnancy glow. However, she did go as far as to say that any girls names would begin with either a K or a T, in true Kardashian style.

North Korea Accidentally Hit One of Their Own Cities With a Missile North Korea Accidentally Hit One of Their Own Cities With a Missile But more recent missile tests have been more successful and have travelled long distances, with some flying over parts of Japan. However, according to reports, North Korea discarded Sinpo as a ballistic testing site after April for some reason.

When will Snow Bomb Cyclone end stop? When will Snow Bomb Cyclone end stop? A massive storm bearing down on the East Coast could bring record-breaking freezing temperatures and snow. The weather service issued a coastal flood warning for the eastern coast of MA .

Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek recovering from head surgery Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek recovering from head surgery Back in December of 2017, Trebek was diagnosed with a subdural hematoma (blood clots) after suffering a fall and had surgery to correct the condition on December 16th.

LG HU80KA 4K UHD Projecter All Set for CES 2018 Debut The company hails its mirrorless I-shaped engine technology for being able to attain the compact size and design of the projector. It is also preloaded with WebOS 3.5 Smart TV interface, that allows users to access popular online streaming services.

US places Pakistan on watch list for religious freedom violations US places Pakistan on watch list for religious freedom violations The statement also said Pakistan had been placed on a special watch list for "severe violations of religious freedom". In the United States, meanwhile, experts have become increasingly confused by Trump's escalating rhetoric.

Access to entire Aadhaar database on sale for just Rs 500 Access to entire Aadhaar database on sale for just Rs 500 In a counter argument, the authority said that a mere display of demographic information could not be misused without biometrics. This investigation has managed to uncover a major data breach and an operation that has been running for at least six months.

New Year's Day was another record-setting day for Apple's App Store Overall, the company is saying that iOS developers earned 30 percent more in 2017 than they did the previous year. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV.

Nick Saban is complaining about something that happens almost every week Nick Saban is complaining about something that happens almost  every week If they can play-action pass you on first and second down, because their running game is so good, they're hard to defend. We have been fortunate to have a few, and I just want to help the players finish the season the best way that we can".

CAD renders of new flagship phones leaked? CAD renders of new flagship phones leaked? There will be dual 15-megapixel selfie sensors on the Xperia XA2 Ultra, according to Evan Blass . All three new Xperias have fingerprint scanners on the back, in a first for Sony smartphones.