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Protestors would have met ‘vicious dogs had they breached White House fence: Trump

United States President Donald Trump on Saturday said demonstrators protesting the death of a black man who died after a white police officer knelt on his neck would have been “greeted with the most vicious dogs, and most ominous weapons” he had ever seen had they breached the White House fence. The death of George […]

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Trump ends US ties with WHO

US President Donald Trump announced that he is terminating the country’s relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO). The president has accused the WHO of failing to hold Beijing to account over the coronavirus pandemic. “China has total control over the World Health Organization,” the president said while announcing measures aimed at punishing Beijing. “We […]

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Twitter hides Trump’s tweet glorifying violence

Twitter has hidden a tweet by President Donald Trump from his profile, saying it violates rules about glorifying violence. It did the same hours later when the official White House account tweeted a copy of the president’s words. Instead of being deleted, both tweets can be viewed by clicking on a prominent warning. It says […]

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After flagging Trump’s tweet, Twitter fact checks Chinese government spokesperson

Twitter flagged a tweet written in March by a Chinese government spokesman that suggested the U.S. military brought the novel coronavirus to China, as the social media platform ramps up fact-checking of posts. Twitter posted a blue exclamation mark under a tweet by Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian, with a comment urging readers to […]

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Trump felt ‘perfect’ after taking hydroxychloroquine

President Trump is feeling “perfect” after taking hydroxychloroquine and would take the drug again if he felt he were exposed to the novel coronavirus, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said on Thursday. “He is feeling perfect,” McEnany told reporters. “He is feeling absolutely great after taking this regimen.” McEnany, who said she spoke with […]

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Trump signs executive order targeting social media companies

United States President Donald Trump has escalated his war on social media companies, signing an executive order on Thursday challenging the liability protections in US law that serve as a bedrock for unfettered speech on the internet. The move followed Twitter’s decision to apply fact checks to two of his tweets about voting. Trump said […]

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PM Modi not in good mood over border conflict with China: Donald Trump reveals

US President Donald Trump reiterating his offer to mediate on the border dispute between India and China said that he spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is not in a “good mood” over the “big conflict” between the two countries. Interacting with journalists in the Oval Office of the White House on Thursday, Trump […]

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What does Donald Trump’s social media executive order say?

Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order redefining the legal protections given to social media platforms. It means platforms such as Facebook and Twitter could be sued if they are judged to “deceptively” block posts. The draft of the executive order says social networks are engaged in “selective censorship”. Mr Trump has regularly […]

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Donald Trump to sign gag order on social media

A distressed President Trump will sign an executive order on social media firms on Thursday, the White House has said. It comes after he threatened to shut down social media platforms he accused of stifling conservative voices. The latest dispute flared on Tuesday after Twitter added fact-check links to his tweets for the first time. […]

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Twitter labels President Trump’s tweets with fact-check label

A tweet by US President Donald Trump has been given a fact-check label by Twitter for the first time. Mr Trump tweeted, without providing evidence: “There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent.” Twitter put a warning label in the post and linked to a page that described […]

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Trump promoted hydroxychloroquine drug shows no benefit as Covid-19 treatment, study finds

A drug touted by US President Donald Trump as a treatment for Covid-19 has not benefit on hospitalised patients and could raise the risk of heart problems and death, according to a study of nearly 100,000 cases. The conclusions were based on data from 671 hospitals on six continents, and released in a paper published […]

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Donald Trump goes golfing as COVID-19 death toll nears 100,000 in United States

President Donald Trump played golf Saturday for the first time since he declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency more than two months ago, leading to the shutdown of much of American society. His return to the course was the latest sign that he wants the country back to pre-outbreak times, even as the U.S. […]