Trump tweets imaginary law that doesn't exist to threaten protesters

Impeached president Donald Trump today tweeted an imaginary law that does not exist. Read the rest

Twitter's trending topics are 'illegal' says Trump, because trends are not nice enough to him

The president of the United States, folks. Read the rest

Woman reads Trump campaign's unhinged tweets

This woman says that when she reserved tickets for Trump's rally she also signed up to receive text messages from the Trump re-election campaign. In this video, she does dramatic readings of the messages, and I laughed out loud. Read the rest

Donald Trump threatens protesters while promoting Oklahoma campaign rally during pandemic

He seems eager for violence.

Yes, now Trump is personally threatening protesters with violent harm. It's very presidential. Read the rest

Trump tweets he'll double down on DACA kids after Supreme Court loss, also 'FOX IS TERRIBLE!'

• POTUS says federal government will resubmit papers on DACA

• 'FOX IS TERRIBLE!'

• He's feeling weak and vulnerable, and he's lashing out against Fox News.

In a series of crazy-ass tweets on Friday morning, impeached and obviously unfit U.S. president Donald J. Trump says he will renew his effort to end legal protections for young immigrants, after the Supreme Court blocked his first try just yesterday in an historic ruling. Read the rest

Trump calls John Bolton a 'Sick Puppy,' and puppies must be fired

He hires only the best people, Trump told us. Read the rest

Trump tweets crazy lies about NBC and Google Ads demonetizing far-right sites (they didn't)

President Brain Worms Donald Trump is in the midst of quite a tweety-tantrum this morning. Now he's falsely saying that NBC News and Google Ads have conspired to deny revenue to far-right websites. Read the rest

Trump brags of "ANTIFA" being "handled VERY easily by the Guard, D.C. Police, & S.S. "

President thanks "The SS" for violence against citizens

Read the text of Trump's draft Executive Order about Social Media

After Trump threw a tantrum over Twitter doing the bare-minimum to fact-check his deliberately misleading tweets, Trump announced plans to sign an Executive Order that forces social media to "protect" "free speech." Because government-approved top-down authoritarian control of private companies is apparently now a central tenet of the Republican Party.

Content Moderation expert Kate Klonick shared a draft of the order.

You can read the full document here, which hinges on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (as well as the continued wolf-crying fantasy of "conservative censorship"). If you want the sparknotes, Vice has a pretty comprehensive breakdown:

As far as legislation goes, the first subsection of 230 is concise and powerful: "No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider."

In the order, Trump also makes the argument that social media companies' actions should not "infringe on protected speech," which would be a massive change from Section 230 as it's currently worded, which makes an explicit carve-out for restricting protected speech. This will, unequivocally, change the internet as a whole and make it worse.

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Trump flips out on Twitter, right after Twitter fact-checked him for the first time

“Twitter is completely stifling FREE SPEECH, and I, as President, will not allow it to happen!” Read the rest

Twitter says it won't remove Trump tweets on deceased former Joe Scarborough staffer Lori Klausutis

Twitter said Tuesday it's not taking any action on grotesquely abusive tweets by impeached U.S. President Donald Trump about the 2001 death of a woman who once worked as a congressional staff member for Joe Scarborough, after her husband asked the company to remove the false and personally harassing tweets. Read the rest

'Iran or its proxies are planning a sneak attack on U.S,' tweets Trump

Another day, another round of Trump anxiety-tweets. Read the rest

Bomb threat at CNN minutes after Trump tweet UPDATE: All-clear given

CNN's Brian Stelter is reporting that a bomb threat has led to the evacuation of CNN's NYC offices. Read the rest