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Twitter Suspends Account Retweeted By Trump, Once Again Raising Concerns About His Social Media Use

The social media habits of President Donald Trump have come under scrutiny once again after Twitter on Sunday suspended an account he’d retweeted the day before. The account — @protrump45 — featured what turned out to be a stock photo of a young woman who described herself as Nicole Mincey, an “Entrepreneur Black Conservative” who operated a website peddling knock-off Trump paraphernalia. Though some described the account as a Twitter bot, the Daily Beast reported Tuesday that there really was a Nicole Mincy — no “e” — who’d blogged for protrump45.com, and claimed that her identity had been st
The Guardian
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Going Back to Facebook After Four Years Is a Sad and Scary Experience | Hannah Jane Parkinson

Four years ago this month, I made a decision that has altered my life considerably. I left Facebook. I peeled away from the 2 billion monthly active users and into a world in which the dodgy views of people I’d shared a carpool with on some trip or other weren’t thrust into my morning. I didn’t make a conscious decision to leave Facebook. It was similar to when I stopped smoking: every other time I’d made a song and dance about quitting I had failed, but when one day I realised that it didn’t make me feel good it dawned on me that I wouldn’t be missing out. But here’s the thing – I didn’t actu
The Guardian
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Tech

Politicians Need to Get Digitally Literate – and Fast | Martha Lane Fox

NHS data breaches, WannaCry ransomware attacks, ATMs hijacked, fake news, violent jihadist content on YouTube. The challenges posed by today’s digital culture make those I faced with Brent Hoberman when we started lastminute.com nearly 20 years ago seem trifling. Back then we were grappling with early technologies to help make credit card payments on the web safe. Today the difficulties are of a different order of magnitude. And that’s before you begin to think about the future – which promises more big data, autonomous vehicles and the internet of things, with machine learning underpinning it