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“The concessions to Trump have led to a transformation of the world’s information battlefield. They paved the way for a growing list of digitally savvy politicians to repeatedly push out misinformation and incendiary political language to billions of people. It has complicated the public understanding of major events such as the pandemic and the protest movement, as well as contributed to polarization. And as Trump grew in power, the fear of his wrath pushed Facebook into more deferential behavior toward its growing number of right-leaning users, tilting the balance of news people see on the network, according to the current and former employees.” An investigation into how direct negotiations between two world super powers (America and Facebook, not necessarily in that order) have shaped the way people view some of the biggest issues in their lives. Zuckerberg once wanted to sanction Trump. Then Facebook wrote rules that accommodated him.

+ Meanwhile, Twitch temporarily bans President Trump.

+ In unrelated social media posts, Trump retweeted a video of a white St. Louis couple pointing guns at protesters, a day after retweeting a guy yelling, “White Power.” (Maybe, just maybe, he should do something other than watch TV and tweet all day?)

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