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We've sort of become like a new family unit," Dr. Fauci told HuffPost. In an interview with HuffPost, conducted the day before Thanksgiving, Dr. Fauci, who turns 80 next week, broke down his 18-hour schedule for that particular day. 5:10 a.m. to 6 a.m.: Dr. Fauci had a shower and a shave. 6:30 a.m. to 7 a.m.: Dr. Fauci taped a segment for ABC News' "Good Morning America." 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.: Dr. Fauci called in to WNYC-FM's "The Takeaway."
Persons: HuffPost, Anthony Fauci, Fauci, HuffPost's Jeffrey Young, Alex Azar, Francis Collins, Robert Redfield, Stephen Hahn, Christine Grady, Steve Bannon, Biden Organizations: National Institute of Allergy, ABC, National Institutes of Health, Washington, WNYC, Chicago TV, NIH, Infectious Diseases, Centers for Science, Coronavirus, Force, Bioethics, Trump White Locations: Chicago, Washington, Moderna
Three of the six cases involved content that Facebook removed for breaking hate speech rules. An Oversight Board spokesman said hate speech cases had been “the most significant proportion” of appeals received. In November, Facebook for the first time disclosed numbers on the prevalence of hate speech on the platform, saying that out of every 10,000 content views in the third quarter, 10 to 11 included hate speech. Asked about this group, a spokeswoman for Facebook’s oversight board said: “Lots of people have opinions about Facebook. The Oversight Board is focused on making binding decisions and issuing policy recommendations that will hold Facebook to account.”
Persons: Johanna Geron, ” Jamal Greene, “ It’s, Greene, , Steve Bannon, Donald Trump’s Organizations: Reuters, Facebook, REUTERS, Columbia Law School
President Donald Trump on Thanksgiving held his first press conference since losing the presidential election. But for the focus became Trump's tiny desk, rather than his groundless attacks of the US electoral system. Trump used the event to stir baseless allegations of electoral fraud, and snapped at a reporter who asked questions. Others noticed uncanny similarities between Thursday's press conference and a 2017 "Saturday Night Live" which used a tiny desk as a punchline. It is not clear why Trump used that desk for the press conference, instead of holding it in one of the White House's briefing rooms.
Persons: Donald Trump, Donald Trump's, Trump, DiaperDon, Alec Baldwin, Steve Bannon, Marie, witter, hite
Biden's USAGM transition team leader is Richard Stengel, an MSNBC political analyst and former managing editor at Time magazine. A Biden transition spokesperson did not return a request for comment. Names to replace Pack that have been floated to Biden agency review members include Grant Turner, who was once USAGM's acting CEO, this person said. The Biden team also conferred with Steve Capus, a former senior advisor at USAGM, who was ousted at the start of Pack's tenure. A spokeswoman for NPR did not deny that Lansing spoke to Biden's transition team and declined to comment further.
Persons: Joe Biden's, Donald Trump –, what's, Richard Stengel, Barack Obama's, Biden, Harris, Jen Psaki, Stengel, Trump, Michael Pack, Biden's, VOA's, Steve Bannon, Grant Turner, John Lansing, Lansing, Steve Capus, Capus, Tom Brokaw Organizations: U.S . Agency for Global Media, MSNBC, Time, Biden, NBC, Trump, Senate, Radio Free, Radio Liberty, Middle East Broadcasting Network, Radio Free Asia, of America, National Public Radio, White House, National Public, Pack, CBS News, NPR, of, CNBC Locations: Radio Free Europe, USAGM, of America
Robert Mercer and Rebekah Mercer attend the 2017 TIME 100 Gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 25, 2017 in New York City. In the buildup to the 2020 election, the family led by financier Robert Mercer cut back on investments into conservative causes it has bankrolled over the last five years. Robert Mercer's two other daughters, Jennifer and Heather, are also labeled as directors. That $1.4 million represents over a 90% drop in contributions from the Mercer family compared to the year prior. A representative for both Robert and Rebekah Mercer did not return a request for comment.
Persons: Robert Mercer, Rebekah Mercer, Mercer, Donald Trump, Rebekah, Robert Mercer's, Heather, GAI, Peter Schweizer, Steve Bannon, Robert, It's, Rebekah Mercer's Organizations: Jazz, Lincoln Center, Republican Party, Renaissance Technologies, Donors, Nonprofit, Institute, White House, Street Journal Locations: New York City, Parler
Judge rules against Trump global media chief after firings
  + stars: | 2020-11-21 | by ( The Associated Press | ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
The ruling effectively bars U.S. Agency for Global Media CEO Michael Pack from making personnel decisions and interfering in editorial operations. Pack, a conservative filmmaker, Trump ally and onetime associate of former Trump political adviser Steve Bannon, made no secret of his intent to shake up the agency after taking over in June. In July, Pack had ordered an investigation into the posting of a video package featuring now President-elect Joe Biden on a VOA website. Fourteen senior VOA journalists sent a letter to management in August protesting Pack’s actions, including the dismissal of foreign journalists and his comments denigrating VOA staff, which they said were endangering their colleagues and the international broadcaster’s credibility. The global media agency did not immediately respond to a written request for comment on the ruling.
Persons: WASHINGTON, Donald Trump’s, Michael Pack, Trump, Steve Bannon, Pack, , Beryl Howell, Pak, Joe Biden, Biden ”, ” Lee Crain Organizations: of, U.S . Agency for Global Media, Radio Free, Radio Liberty, Middle East Broadcasting Networks, Open Technology Fund, VOA, Republicans, District of Columbia, Broadcasting, of Governors, Locations: Radio Free Europe, Radio Free Asia, U.S
Parler's founding principles of "constitutional free speech" mean it doesn't have to wrestle with the thorny issues of content moderation that have plagued the mainstream social networks. Parler COO Jeffrey Wernick Business InsiderUntil recently, said Wernick, "many people just didn't even know we existed." For a platform devoted to free speech and "ethical, transparent corporate policy," Parler divulges very little about itself. The Parler cofounder "was very supportive when I was banned everywhere because he believes in free speech," she said. For outspoken conservative figures, the attraction is obvious — Parler does not believe that social media platforms should moderate free speech.
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Dr. Yan’s trajectory was carefully crafted by Guo Wengui, a fugitive Chinese billionaire, and Stephen K. Bannon, a former adviser to Mr. Trump. They put Dr. Yan on a plane to the United States, gave her a place to stay, coached her on media appearances and helped her secure interviews with popular conservative television hosts like Tucker Carlson and Lou Dobbs, who have shows on Fox. They nurtured her seemingly deep belief that the virus was genetically engineered, uncritically embracing what she provided as proof. “I said from Day 1, there’s no conspiracies,” Mr. Bannon said in an interview. Mr. Bannon, Mr. Wang and Mr. Guo are now all promoting the false idea that the presidential election was rigged.
Persons: Guo Wengui, Stephen K, Bannon, Trump, Yan, Tucker Carlson, Lou Dobbs, , Mr, “ Dr, , , Wang Dinggang, Guo, Hunter Biden, Joseph R, Biden, Hunter, Wang, Anthony S Organizations: Fox, YouTube, Big, Facebook, Twitter Locations: United States, China
(Reuters) - Facebook Inc for the first time on Thursday disclosed numbers on the prevalence of hate speech on its platform, saying that out of every 10,000 content views in the third quarter, 10 to 11 included hate speech. Facebook said it took action on 22.1 million pieces of hate speech content in the third quarter, about 95% of which was proactively identified. Its photo-sharing site Instagram took action on 6.5 million pieces of hate speech content, up from 3.2 million in Q2. This summer, civil rights groups organized a widespread Facebook advertising boycott to try to pressure social media companies to act against hate speech. Facebook reported taking action on 12.4 million pieces of child nudity and sexual exploitation content, up from 9.5 million in the previous quarter.
Persons: Instagram, Mark Zuckerberg, Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, Steve Bannon Organizations: Reuters, Facebook Inc, November’s U.S, Facebook, Twitter, Trump White, U.S Locations: November’s
(Reuters) - Facebook Inc for the first time on Thursday disclosed numbers on the prevalence of hate speech on its platform, saying that out of every 10,000 content views in the third quarter, 10 to 11 included hate speech. Facebook also said it took action on 22.1 million pieces of hate speech content in the third quarter, about 95% of which was proactively identified. Facebook’s photo-sharing site Instagram took action on 6.5 million pieces of hate speech content, up from 3.2 million in Q2. Facebook said it took action on 19.2 million pieces of violent and graphic content in the third quarter, up from 15 million in the second. On Instagram, it took action on 4.1 million pieces of violent and graphic content, up from 3.1 million in the second quarter.
Persons: Mark Zuckerberg, Graeme Jennings, Facebook’s, Guy Rosen, Instagram, Rosen, Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, Steve Bannon, , Facebook’s Rosen Organizations: Reuters, Facebook Inc, Antitrust, Capitol, November’s U.S, Facebook, Twitter, Trump White, U.S Locations: Washington , U.S, November’s, United States
(Reuters) - Facebook Inc for the first time on Thursday disclosed numbers on the prevalence of hate speech on its platform, saying that out of every 10,000 content views in the third quarter, 10 to 11 included hate speech. Facebook said it took action on 22.1 million pieces of hate speech content in the third quarter, about 95% of which was proactively identified, compared to 22.5 million in the previous quarter. This summer, civil rights groups organized a widespread advertising boycott to try to pressure Facebook to act against hate speech. That data matters, he said, as “there are many forms of hate speech that are not being removed, even after they’re flagged.”Rivals Twitter and YouTube, owned by Alphabet Inc’s Google, do not disclose comparable prevalence metrics. Facebook said it took action on 19.2 million pieces of violent and graphic content in the third quarter, up from 15 million in the second.
Persons: Mark Zuckerberg, Graeme Jennings, Facebook’s, Guy Rosen, , , Todd Gutnick, Facebook’s Rosen, Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, Steve Bannon Organizations: Reuters, Facebook Inc, Antitrust, Capitol, November’s U.S, Facebook, Defamation, Twitter, YouTube, Trump White Locations: Washington , U.S, November’s, United States
Opinion | ‘Reach Out to Trump Supporters,’ They Said. I Tried.
  + stars: | 2020-11-19 | by ( Wajahat Ali | ) www.nytimes.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
In Ohio, I spent 90 minutes on a drive to the airport with a retired Trump supporter. At a private dinner after the event, I was introduced to a donor who I learned was a Trump supporter. I’ve even tried and failed to have productive conversations with Muslims who voted for Trump. Don’t waste your time reaching out to Trump voters like I did. Work also to protect Americans against lies and conspiracy theories churned out by the right wing media and political ecosystem.
Persons: “ They’ll, , Clinton, ” I’m, , Ilhan Omar, Louis, Trump, MAGA, deplatform, Steve Bannon Organizations: Trump, Facebook, Aspen Institute, Fox News, Republican Party, Republican National Convention, Twitter, Netflix Locations: Ohio, America, Appalachia
Senators take aim at Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey.
  + stars: | 2020-11-18 | by ( Cecilia Kang | David Mccabe | Mike Isaac | ) www.nytimes.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
Republicans accused the companies of censoring conservative voices while Democrats complained about a continued surge of hate and misinformation online. Several Democrats blamed Mr. Zuckerberg and Mr. Dorsey for a surge of hate speech and election disinformation after the election. Mr. Zuckerberg promised to be vigilant about moderating calls for violence . Mr. Dorsey said Twitter would no longer make policy exceptions for Mr. Trump. In contrast, Mr. Zuckerberg said Facebook would not change the way it moderated Mr. Trump.
Persons: Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, Mr, Zuckerberg, Dorsey, Steve Bannon, President Trump, Dr, Anthony Fauci, , Republicans homed, Twitter, Trump, Kellen Browning Organizations: Facebook, Twitter, Committee, Republicans, Communications
In 2020, Trump was at a golf course as the major US networks called the race for Joe Biden. On November 8, 2020, the nonpartisan Center for Presidential Transition released a statement urging Trump to let the transition proceed. Jonathan Ernst/ReutersOn November 12, 2016, Trump named Chris Collins as the head of his transition team, Reuters reported. CBS News/YouTubeOn November 13, 2016, Trump named Reince Priebus as his chief of staff and Steve Bannon as his chief strategist, The Guardian reported. Day 7: Trump gets first security briefing / China affirms Biden winChinese President Xi Jinping with Biden, then vice president, in 2013.
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(CNN) George Soros remains a favorite target of conservative conspiracy theorists, seeing his corrupting influence behind every liberal movement and within every nook and cranny. As such, it's significant to hear directly from the 90-year-old billionaire, who speaks frankly about his life, career and activism in the new documentary "Soros." In an earlier news clip, Soros discusses his embrace of the freedom that the US offered, before adding, "To be frank, I came to America to make money." Soros earned a lot of it, but it's what he chose to do with his wealth that has led to his vilification by the likes of Bill O'Reilly, Alex Jones and Steve Bannon, all shown citing Soros as a shadowy puppet master. Specifically, Soros has used his billions to support causes in which he believes -- initially working against Communism behind the scenes -- calling himself "a political philanthropist" and adding, "I'm happy that I irritate some people."
Persons: George Soros, Soros, Jesse Dylan, Bill O'Reilly, Alex Jones, Steve Bannon, Read Organizations: CNN Locations: Hungary, America
Democrats focused on the spread of misinformation by Trump, a Republican, and his supporters. Zuckerberg and Dorsey admitted the companies have made some mistakes, but mostly defended their policies. Zuckerberg and Dorsey also fielded several pointed questions on whether they act as publishers, which the CEOs said they were not. “When you have companies that have the power of government, have far more power than traditional media outlets, something has to give,” he said. Zuckerberg and Dorsey said they would be open to some reforms to the law.
Persons: Trump, Jack Dorsey, Mark Zuckerberg, Joe Biden, Lindsey Graham, you’re, Hunter Biden, Biden, David Perdue, Kelly Loeffler, Zuckerberg, Dorsey, Richard Blumenthal, Facebook’s Zuckerberg, Steve Bannon, , Bannon, Blumenthal, Graham, Twitter’s Dorsey Organizations: WASHINGTON, Tuesday, Facebook, Twitter, New York Post, Democratic, New, Republican, Trump White, U.S, Reuters, Communications, Congressional Locations: Georgia
Zuckerberg and Dorsey to Take the Stand: Live Coverage
  + stars: | 2020-11-17 | by ( Cecilia Kang | Kate Conger | ) www.nytimes.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Jack Dorsey of Twitter will testify on Tuesday about their platforms and misinformation and the 2020 election. Mr. Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey of Twitter will again testify on Tuesday. Mr. Zuckerberg and Mr. Dorsey will appear via videoconference. Members like Ted Cruz of Texas and Josh Hawley of Missouri are expected to blast Mr. Dorsey and Mr. Zuckerberg for what they describe as censorship of conservatives, claims that are not founded. They also will point to a rise in anti-Muslim content on Facebook and a rise in hate content across social media.
Persons: Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, Facebook’s C.E.O, Zuckerberg, Michael Reynolds WASHINGTON — Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter’s, President Trump, Dorsey, Lindsey Graham of, Hunter Biden, Joseph R, Biden, Trump, Ted Cruz of, Josh Hawley of, Steve Bannon, Dr, Anthony Fauci’s, Amy Klobuchar Organizations: Facebook, Twitter, ., Capitol, New York, Republican, Republicans, Democrats, Communications, Google Locations: Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Georgia, Ted Cruz of Texas, Josh Hawley of Missouri, Washington, Minnesota
This hearing took a more measured tone than the last in the Commerce Committee , where several Democrats noted their opposition to the hearing itself, as it was timed right before the election. Still, at Tuesday's hearing, the senators' questions continued to reflect a stark division in their viewpoints on content moderation. Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey wrapped up their second Senate testimony in a month mostly unscathed and with little indication of imminent changes for their businesses. Republican lawmakers on the committee repeatedly hammered the CEOs with questions about censorship and potential bias in their algorithms and content moderation decisions. Twitter does this by letting users select to see tweets in chronological order, rather than based on Twitter's algorithm.
Persons: Jack Dorsey, Sen, John Kennedy, Mark Zuckerberg, Zuckerberg, Dorsey, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Joni Ernst, Dianne Feinstein, Steve Bannon's, Donald Trump, Dr, Anthony Fauci, Christopher Wray, Blumenthal, he'd, Bannon Organizations: Twitter, Commerce, Republicans, Republican, Facebook Locations: Washington , U.S, Texas, Utah, Iowa, Georgia, Kenosha, Wisc
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg once again said Steve Bannon's account won't be suspended after the former Trump advisor called for federal officials, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, to be beheaded. Facebook took the video down shortly after but did not suspend Bannon's account. In the hearing, Zuckerberg acknowledged that the video did violate Facebook's policies, which is why the firm took the video down. But when Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) asked if Facebook would suspend the former Trump advisor's account, Zuckerberg said the company would not. Twitter took the most aggressive step and banned Bannon's account from the site for violating its policy surrounding violent threats.
Persons: Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Bannon's, Anthony Fauci, Zuckerberg, Bannon, Fauci, Sen, Richard Blumenthal, Christopher Wray, Donald Trump, I'd, Bannon hadn't, Steve, Twitter, Joe Biden's, Jack Dorsey Organizations: Trump, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, White, CNBC, Conservative Locations: York
Bannon was permanently suspended from Twitter last week after making the comments in a video. "Dr. Fauci is leading the Covid response here in this country, and to get on the platform to call for his beheading is just terrible." "It's showing the pressure Zuckerberg is under," Grygiel said. "Steve Bannon has proved that he abuses the platform. I would really like Mark Zuckerberg to show some accountability in not letting people harm the public and society in such a way."
Persons: Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Bannon, Dr, Anthony Fauci, Christopher Wray, Bannon, Jennifer Grygiel, Fauci, Grygiel, Zuckerberg Organizations: CNN Business, White House, Twitter, Syracuse University's Newhouse, Facebook
Slideshow ( 2 images )Zuckerberg acknowledged criticism of Facebook by President-elect Joe Biden but said the company shared some of the Biden team’s same concerns about social media. He urged employees not to jump to conclusions about how the new administration might approach regulation of social media companies. I’d put them at the two corners of the White House as a warning to federal bureaucrats. Another employee asked how Facebook was handling criticism of Facebook by Biden and members of his team. As Trump’s chief White House strategist, Bannon helped articulate Trump’s “America First” policy.
Persons: Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Bannon, Zuckerberg, Joe Biden, Biden, Bannon, Christopher Wray, Anthony Fauci, Donald Trump, “ I’d, I’d, ” Bannon, Twitter TWTR.N, ” Zuckerberg, , Andy Stone, Facebook, Avaaz, Stone, , Trump Organizations: PALO ALTO, Facebook, Trump White, U.S, Reuters, New York Times, White Locations: U.S
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday acknowledged to employees that Joe Biden will be the next president of the United States, a spokesman for the company confirmed to CNBC. "I believe the outcome of the election is now clear and Joe Biden is going to be our next president," Zuckerberg said at a companywide meeting, according to BuzzFeed News. "It's important that people have confidence that the election was fundamentally fair, and that goes for the tens of millions of people that voted for Trump." Zuckerberg's comments are his first recognizing the incoming Biden administration, even as President Trump has claimed, without presenting any evidence, that there was widespread voting fraud. Whereas in 2016 Facebook was blamed for the outcomes of the election, this time around, Facebook provided users with authoritative information about the U.S. election, posting notifications to users at the top of their Facebook and Instagram apps.
Persons: Mark Zuckerberg, Joe Biden, Zuckerberg, Biden, Trump, Steve Bannon, Facebook, Bannon, Christopher Wray, Anthony Fauci Organizations: Financial, Facebook, Financial Services, CNBC, BuzzFeed, Trump, Biden Locations: Rayburn, Washington , DC, United States
The feeling inside Facebook is mostly relieved as the company got through the 2020 U.S. election without any claims of foreign interference or rampant misinformation, two employees told CNBC. After preparing for the election over the past four years, Facebook provided users with authoritative information about the U.S. election, posting notifications to users at the top of their Facebook and Instagram apps. Those labels also include links to the company's voting information center, where users can see accurate information about the election. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg initially refuted the idea that fake news on the service had influenced the election, calling it "crazy." But for the most part, the company appears to have successfully navigated the most contentious presidential election in recent history.
Persons: Mark Zuckerberg, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Steve Bannon, Zuckerberg Organizations: Facebook Inc, Financial, Washington , D.C, CNBC, Facebook, Twitter, Employees Locations: Washington ,, Instagram, Russia
Opinion | Joe Biden Will Face This Overlooked Crisis on Day 1
  + stars: | 2020-11-12 | by ( Mark Schmitt | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -0.98   time to read: +2 min
And they will make enacting an effective medical, economic and social response to the pandemic even more challenging. Throughout the federal government, political loyalists so inexperienced they have not yet completed college have been installed in key positions. Many are likely to try to “burrow in,” converting political appointments to protected Civil Service positions. But Mitch McConnell’s Senate can grind this process to a halt, too, even if it confirms many of Mr. Biden’s top-level nominees. But the basic challenge of claiming control of the executive branch and carrying out a public health and economic response to the pandemic requires far more than a day to be ready.
Persons: Steve Bannon, Trump, Mitch McConnell’s, Biden’s Organizations: Trump, Land Management, Public Service’s Center, Presidential, Democratic Locations: Washington
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said his company didn't ban Steve Bannon's account because he hadn't violated enough policies, CNBC reported Thursday. Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube all removed the videos for violating their policies against inciting violence, but Twitter took the additional step of suspending Bannon's account. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company declined to ban Steve Bannon's account, after the former Trump advisor posted a video calling for the beheadings of federal officials, because Bannon had not violated enough policies, CNBC reported Thursday. Facebook, where Bannon livestreamed the podcast, removed two videos from his official account, while YouTube removed the episode from Bannon's channel, "Steve Bannon's War Room." Twitter, where Bannon also posted links to the episode, went a step further and completely banned Bannon's account for violating its policy against making violent threats.
Persons: Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Bannon's, Zuckerberg, Bannon, Christopher Wray, Anthony Fauci, Trump, I'd, Steve, Steve Bannon, Biden Organizations: CNBC, National Institute of Allergy, Diseases, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Trump, Washington Post
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