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The COVFEFE ACT

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Special rules apply to the official Twitter account of the president of the United States (@POTUS) that do not currently apply to his personal account (@realDonaldTrump). The rules are described under the Presidential Records Act, which states that certain records generated by the White House do not belong to the US president, but are instead a matter of public record.

A new bill introduced in Congress this week is looking to enforce those rules with regard to Trump’s personal account since he often uses it to make announcements altering US policy, both foreign and domestic—even though there’s a zero chance in hell anything Trump tweets will ever disappear online.

It’s called the “Communications Over Various Feeds Electronically for Engagement” THE COVFEEFE ACT

https://quigley.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/quigley-introduces-covfefe-act

It was introduced by Rep. Mike Quigley, the Illinois Democrat who in March brought us the MAR-A-LAGO Act, which would require the publication of White House visitor logs. (The Trump White House has decided to keep the logs secret, reversing an Obama administration policy of publishing them automatically.)

Facebook Wants It All! Will Compete With Netflix and Amazon

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Facebook will follow the strategy of its (now) competitors, Netflix and Amazon, by paying and claiming ownership for scripted TV shows. The company will pay between $10,000 to $250,000 depending on the length of the shows, which can range anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes long. By 2020, 82 percent of consumer internet traffic will be video. Facebook says that creators will have free reign to stream and sell their content on external platforms after a set period of time. The option to go live on Facebook is still available for news publishers and personal users.

 

 

Facebook TV Coming Mid-June

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Facebook is planning to launch around two dozen original “TV-like” programs in mid-June. It appears that Facebook is looking to follow Amazon, Hulu, and Netflix. More competition folks.

They are saying that the social network has been looking for shows in two distinct tiers: a marquee tier for a few longer, big-budget shows that would feel at home on TV, and a lower tier for shorter, less expensive shows of about five to 10 minutes that would refresh every 24 hours.

 

The new video initiative means Facebook would play a much more hands-on role in controlling the content that appears on its social network with nearly 2 billion members — and it comes as companies like Amazon, YouTube, and Snap are locked in an arms race to secure premium video programming.

Fake News & CNN

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A twitter account by the name of @solikearose tweeted out a surprising image of CNN broadcasting porn instead of Anthony Bourdain’s scheduled show Parts Unknown. And then without really much questioning, a bunch of news sites jumped on it, claiming that the network showed the footage for about 30 minutes.

It appears that the chaos all started when The Independent wrote up a story from this person’s tweets, which was then tweeted out by the Drudge Report. After that, it spread fast. Mashable, The New York Post, The Daily Mail, Esquire, and Variety have all published a story, and pretty much all of these articles are based on one or two tweets from @solikerose. Plus, many of the original stories didn’t include statements from CNN or RCN, the cable company that supposedly aired the porn.

This is worst than gossip!

Annoying Types On Facebook- What Do You Think?

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Here are the results of a survey to find the 10 most annoying types of people on Facebook
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Twitter Puts A Stop To Abusive Language

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Twitter has new rules to control abusive language. This a move which follows a bombardment of nasty, harassing, and threatening messages directed at high-profile female users of the microblogging site.

Twitter says it is introducing a one-click button to report abuse and updating its rules to clarify that it will not tolerate abusive behavior. This means that users will not have to navigate to Twitter’s help center in order to fill out an abuse form. 

Twitter also promised to devote more staff to weed out offending messages. Twitter’s General Manager Tony Wang issued his own apology “to the women who have experienced abuse on Twitter and for what they have gone through.the abuse they’ve received is simply not acceptable, it’s not acceptable in the real world, and it’s not acceptable on Twitter”. 

 

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