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Dana Loesch Denied from Twitter’s Fact Checking Platform

Loesch shared a screenshot of a message she received from Twitter further indicating that Birdwatch would not be available to her, along with a recent notice of Twitter rules violation.

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Conservative radio host Dana Loesch has been denied access to a platform called Birdwatch for sharing a New York Post story about Hunter Biden. Loesch shared the news via Twitter Monday. 

Birdwatch is a program launched by Twitter, meant to address misinformation on the platform by allowing users to fact-check tweets.

“Even though @Jack admitted that suspending the @nypost’s account was wrong, I’m still barred from participating in @birdwatch because @Twitter previously locked me out of my account for sharing a story, I wrote about the big tech response to it,” Loesch tweeted.

Loesch shared a screenshot of a message she received from Twitter further indicating that Birdwatch would not be available to her, along with a recent notice of Twitter rules violation.

In a statement, a Twitter spokeswoman acknowledged “at this time we are not currently admitting accounts who have received notification of a rule violation within the last year.”

Twitter has been criticized for silencing conservative viewpoints. The platform permanently banned former President Donald Trump’s account following the deadly Capitol riots of Jan. 6.

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Donald Trump Accuses Google of Trying to Ruin TRUTH Social

Truth Social was developed by Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG) and is headed by former congressman Devin Nunes.

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Former President Donald Trump is not happy with Google. According to Rolling Stone, Trump believes that the tech giant is trying to ruin his new social media platform, TRUTH Social. The platform is currently not available to Android users which have drawn the ire of Trump.

“One person whom the outlet did not identify claimed to have discussed TRUTH Social’s unavailability for Android users with Trump,” the magazine wrote. “The person said he has also asked questions such as, “What’s up with Google?” and, “[is Google trying to] screw with me?”

Truth Social was developed by Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG) and is headed by former congressman Devin Nunes.

Trump reportedly believes that Google and YouTube are out to get him. “This has left Trump with questions about the status of the product and whether his perceived enemies at Google had any plans to reject it,” the report said.

“Is Google trying to f**k me?” Trump asked.

Big Tech banned Trump from Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat following the Jan. 6 riots. 

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Twitter Introduces Crisis Misinformation Policy

“In times of crisis, misleading information can undermine public trust and cause further harm to already vulnerable communities,” Twitter said in a statement.

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When major developing news occurs, such as the Buffalo Mass Shooting last weekend, many jump on Twitter to get the latest information. However, as the details come out, some disinformation surfaces on the platform. 

In an attempt to help combat any incorrect details in real-time, the social media platform is introducing a crisis misinformation policy. This global guideline will steer Twitter’s efforts to boost credible information when a crisis moment. 

“In times of crisis, misleading information can undermine public trust and cause further harm to already vulnerable communities,” Twitter said in a statement.

“Alongside our existing work to make reliable information more accessible during crisis events, this new approach will help to slow the spread by us of the most visible, misleading content, particularly that which could lead to severe harms.”

Twitter stated that the policy has been under development since last year and will “determine whether claims are misleading, we require verification from multiple credible, publicly available sources.”

Some instances of Tweets that the company may add a warning notification to include: 

  • False coverage or event reporting, or information that mischaracterizes conditions on the ground as a conflict evolves;
  • False allegations regarding use of force, incursions on territorial sovereignty, or around the use of weapons;
  • Demonstrably false or misleading allegations of war crimes or mass atrocities against specific populations;
  • False information regarding international community response, sanctions, defensive actions, or humanitarian operations.

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NY Times Puts Hold on Entire Staff Return to Their Offices

Times prepared to have its entire staff return to the office on June 6th a few days a week, a date which the newspaper had previously moved back as well.

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The New York Times staffers were scheduled to return to their offices on June 6th; however, the rise in Covid-19 cases in New York City have caused the newspaper to pause on a return to their offices. 

“Based on the city’s guidance and the advice of our health experts, we are pausing the start of our Expected Phase of return to office until conditions improve,” wrote Jacqueline Welch, Chief Human Resources Officer, in a memo.

The Times prepared to have its entire staff return to the office on June 6th a few days a week, a date which the newspaper had previously moved back as well.

Furthermore, the company’s notification to their staff coincided with New York City increasing its Covid-19 alert level to “High” on Tuesday as daily cases in the U.S. have grown near 100,000 per day, a boost from 73,000 new cases daily average last week.

Employees who need to be in the building are encouraged to wear masks in public spaces while in its offices, including elevators, meeting rooms, and restrooms.

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