It marks only the second such transition between US presidential administrations for Twitter, which launched in 2006. But unlike the transition four years ago, the Biden administration will not inherit the tens of millions of followers on each account. Instead, people on Twitter who previously followed official White House Twitter accounts or who currently follow "relevant" Biden or Harris Twitter accounts, will receive in-app alerts and other notifications about the archival process and the option to follow the new accounts, the company said in a blog post. … [Read more...] about Biden is about to become @POTUS: How the social media transition of power will unfold
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> DHS: Sen. Josh HawleyJoshua (Josh) David HawleyBiden to send Congress immigration reform bill after being sworn in Biden to nix border wall, 'Muslim ban' on first day in office Biden DHS, Intel picks stress need to prioritize cybersecurity after SolarWinds hack MORE (R-Mo.) on Tuesday placed a delaying hold on what Democrats had hoped would be the quick confirmation of Alejandro MayorkasAlejandro MayorkasBiden to send Congress immigration reform bill after being sworn in Biden to nix border wall, 'Muslim ban' on first day in office Hillicon Valley: Biden picks stress need for cybersecurity in confirmation hearings | FTC chairman to step down this month | Progressives warn against appointing tech insiders to key antitrust roles MORE, Biden’s nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security. The Senate will require days of floor time to overcome the maneuver Hawley made just hours after the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee wrapped up its … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Morning Report – President Biden, Vice President Harris begin work today
The idea that social media companies should be subject to similar regulation as newspapers and television and radio broadcasters is not new. Newspaper owners have long bristled at the social media platforms being treated differently under the law from traditional media. They have complained that Facebook and others are piggy backing off the content they produce, while reaping massive profits selling ads. … [Read more...] about Should Social Media Platforms Lose Legal Protection?
Gary Evan Hendler – President Trump granted a full pardon to Gary Evan Hendler. This pardon is supported by former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and the Office of the Pardon Attorney. In 1984, Mr. Hendler was convicted of conspiracy to distribute and dispense controlled substances and served 3 years’ probation for his crime. He is remorseful and has taken full responsibility for his criminal actions. In the 40 years since his conviction, Mr. Hendler has lived a law-abiding life and has positively contributed to his community. He is financially stable and owns a successful real estate business. Most notably, he has helped others recover from addiction. Since 1982, he has organized and led weekly AA meetings. He also has mentored many individuals on their journey to sobriety with his radio broadcasts. His former probation officer noted that Mr. Hendler had become “integral” in the lives of many members of the community who were dealing with substance … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Announces Pardons and Commutations for 143 People in Last Hours of Presidency
Biden wants to juice U.S. manufacturing with $400 billion of federal government purchases (including pandemic supplies) from domestic companies over a four-year period. He wants $300 billion for U.S. technology firms’ research and development. Biden says the new domestic spending must come before any new international trade deals. … [Read more...] about Biden charts new US direction, promises many Trump reversals