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What the Tech? How Twitter Transitions to the Biden Administration

When President Joe Biden took the oath of office at the White House, it wasn’t the only transition underway. Moments after Biden stated “So help me God”, the official Twitter account (@POTUS) was transferred to the Biden administration. The “Twitter transition” did not require someone from the Trump administration to hand the username and password of the account to a…

Congressman Barry Moore Deletes Twitter Account After Suspension

Courtesy: Barry Moore’s Facebook MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – U.S. Rep. Barry Moore’s personal Twitter account was suspended following tweets he shared in the wake of the riot at the U.S. Capitol. He then deleted his account. It wasn’t immediately clear what led to the suspension, but the congressman for Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District tweeted, comments about the riots that seemed…

Mark Zuckerberg Bans Trump from Facebook, Instagram Until Inauguration or Longer

Facebook will bar President Donald Trump from posting on its system at least until the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. In a post Thursday morning, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said the risk of allowing Trump to use the platform is too great, following his incitement of a mob that later touched off a deadly riot in the U.S. Capitol on…

Groups Criticize Alabama Official Over Social Media Posts

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – A coalition of social justice groups have criticized Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill’s social media posts, including a since-deleted retweet that mentioned a “war on whites.” The groups and individuals held a news conference Tuesday at the Alabama Capitol to follow up on a letter sent last week. Some speakers called on Merrill to resign….

President Trump Tweets Biden “Won”

President Donald Trump waves to supporters from his motorcade as people gather for a march Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) President Trump appears to have acknowledged for the first time that Joe Biden won the presidential election. But Trump is making clear he’s not conceding and will keep trying to overturn the result. Trump’s statements come…

Alabama Elections Chief Sued for Blocking People on Twitter

Suit filed against Alabama Secretary of State

  A lawsuit has been filed against Alabama’s secretary of state for blocking people on Twitter. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday by three people who said Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill had blocked them from his Twitter account “because of opinions they expressed or questions they asked.” American Civil Liberties Union of Alabama Director Randall Marshall said Merrill largely…

Trump Sued for Blocking Some of His Critics on Twitter

First Amendment advocates are suing President Donald Trump, saying some of his critics have been unconstitutionally blocked from following him on Twitter. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Manhattan federal court by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University. The lawsuit says Twitter has become an important public forum for the president and he frequently makes public announcements there….

Twitter Unveils New Look, Which Users Quickly Mock

Twitter has unveiled a new look, and much like some previous changes the company has made to its short-messaging service, it’s not going over so well with the Twitterati. The San Francisco company says the new design emphasizes simplicity, making it faster and easier to use, with bolder headlines and more intuitive icons. It also changed users’ profile images from…

President’s Backers, Critics Power #ThankYouTrump Trend

A movement to thank President Donald Trump on Twitter for the action he has taken during his first week in the Oval Office hasn’t worked out quite as originally planned. Several Twitter users urged Trump supporters to use #ThankYouTrump in tweets praising the Republican on Tuesday night. The hashtag became a trending topic with tweets thanking Trump for various actions,…