News tagged: Donald Trump
US president Donald Trump took to Twitter yesterday to claim Facebook functions in an "anti-Trump" manner. He used the same tweet to also claim "the networks" (mainstream media) have always been anti-Trump. In response, Facebook Mark Zuckerberg denied the claim.
Facebook's role in the Russian government's effort to boost Donald Trump's chance of winning the 2016 US presidential election continues to grow. According to reporting in The Daily Beast, Russia used the social network to organize rallies supporting Trump.
For months we've heard about potential moves from Apple suppliers to bring factories to the US, but nothing has been confirmed. Even if its suppliers don't begin producing devices in the country, US president Donald Trump claims Apple itself will establish three factories.
Recounting his recent meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin, US president Donald Trump said the possibility of forming a joint cybersecurity unit was discussed. The unit would allegedly be "impenetrable" and it'd help protect against things like election hacking.
Although US President Donald Trump has indicated he's not a fan of the pending sale of Time Warner to AT&T, Time Warner CEO Jeff Bawkes doesn't think the administration will ultimately oppose the deal. He also reiterated his company's opposition to net neutrality.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has threatened to end his participation in an advisory group for US president Donald Trump if his administration exits the Paris Climate Agreement. Multiple sources recently reported the US would be pulling out of the historic deal.
The US Justice Department is reportedly preparing formal legal charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, a step the Obama administration never took. The Washington Post and CNN report Trump's Justice Department is willing to officially seek his arrest.
SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk briefly posted a series of tweets that were more overtly critical of US president Donald Trump's policies. One of his statements clearly laid out his view of Trump's immigration order, stating "the Muslim immigration ban is not right."
Scientists are worried the Trump administration may ignore climate change data and make research more difficult. As a partial solution, WikiLeaks is offering to protect data that it receives, although some may be wary of taking the organization up on its offer.
Confirming reports that have appeared over the past week, Donald Trump has picked Ajit Pai to head the FCC. He's replacing Tom Wheeler and his appointment to the chairman position means the agency will be led by an strong opponent of net neutrality rules.
Twitter has announced another livestreaming partnership. This time it'll work with PBS to stream Donald Trump's presidential inauguration, which begins at 11 a.m. ET on January 20. Users will see the stream on all Twitter apps and at inauguration.twitter.com.
Tom Wheeler, an advocate of net neutrality, will no longer be chairman of the FCC once Donald Trump takes office. He says he'll leave the agency on January 20, a move that'll precede the appointment of a new chair who is expected to take a different stance on major issues.
The White House has officially blamed Russian president Vladimir Putin for the Democratic National Committee breach that may have influenced the presidential election. According to the Obama Administration, US intelligence supports the view that Putin wanted a Trump win.
Twitter was notably absent from the Trump administration's tech summit earlier today and it reportedly didn't make an appearance due to an emoji dispute. Politico says Trump wanted there to be an emoji version of the #CrookedHillary hashtag, but Twitter wasn't on-board.
Among Trump's advisers on matters of transportation will be Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick. Their inclusion in the Strategic and Policy Forum was announced in a post on GreatAgain.gov. Those executives will share their views on government policy with Trump.
A letter from a variety of music industry organizations was sent to president-elect Donald Trump requesting he consider the issue of piracy prior to his "tech summit" meeting on December 14. The letter is from BMI, the RIAA, and others members of the music industry.
Another US intelligence agency has determined the Russian government engaged in cyberattacks during the US election, likely with the goal of helping Donald Trump secure a victory over Clinton. The Washington Post reports a CIA assessment was completed and shared with the Senate.
Following a meeting between SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son and president-elect Donald Trump, SoftBank has pledged to invest $50 billion in US businesses. Part of the reason for the additional commitment to US operations is that Son believes a lot of "deregulation" will occur.
Apple's primary iPhone manufacturer, Foxconn, is in talks to more significantly expand its operations in the United States. The company confirmed its interest in opening assembly plants in the US. It says more details about the expansion will be available at a later time.
Reddit executives don't seem too fond of the pro-Trump subreddit, /r/the_donald. CEO Steve Huffman recently admitted to editing comments on the subreddit that were critical of him and now Reddit has unveiled a plan to further combat some of the behavior on that section.