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Trump creates new sites to replace his blocked social accounts, can he maintain influence?

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5 mn read Former U.S. President Donald Trump has been blocked by Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other social media sites since January for being accused of inciting his supporters to participate in Capitol Hill riots. After the incident, the emerging social platform Gab helped back up Trump’s original Twitter account @realDonaldTrump. Recently, Trump launched the Office of Donald J. Trump’s website and his personal website to launch the “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump” platform. Does Trump’s strategy allow him to retain influence?

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The battle to stop the spread of misinformation online

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4 mn read Technology companies have dominated the worlds of news and politics. As people’s consumption of fast-circulating content online increased throughout the pandemic, much of it were misleading posts about the coronavirus vaccines. This has led to a demand from American politicians to revoke or modify Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1934, the law that protects internet companies from liability and allows freedom to moderate any content uploaded.

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Perseus: The real loser looks to be neither Biden nor Trump

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4 mn read For those who did not use mail-in ballots, people in the United States took to the polls to cast their ballot on 2 November in the 2020 Presidential Elections. Although there are 11 Presidential Candidates, in reality the race was only ever going to be called between two of the candidates: the incumbent President Trump for the Republican Party, and former Vice President Joe Biden for the Democratic Party.

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How did Americans React to the Election Results?

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4 mn read Joe Biden’s victory of becoming the 46th president-elect of the U.S. ignited a variety of reactions across the country. After a long week of anticipating results, Biden won a number of swing states and 20 electoral college votes in Pennsylvania, making him surpass the 270 electoral votes needed to gain the presidency. Democrat Biden received over 70 million votes, making him the first candidate ever to do so. Senator Kamala Harris also made history by becoming the first woman and first Black and South Asian American to serve as vice president of the country.

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Perseus: The Trump card

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3 mn read It is not unfair to describe Donald Trump as a divisive figure. Since his election as President of the United States in 2016, his policies have seen very public and outspoken support and condemnation from both sides of the political spectrum in the United States. Like those in the United States, Hongkongers seem to also have a love or hate relationship with Donald Trump.

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How do American TikTokers see President Trump signing an executive order banning TikTok?

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4 mn read The social media platform TikTok has become a form of escape for people of all ages to dance, lip-sync and laugh during quarantine. The video-sharing app has reached 100 million people in the United States, but President Donald Trump stands against it. The president issued an executive order aiming to ban TikTok because of national security concerns. The app is owned by the Chinese company ByteDance and has been under scrutiny after the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused it of sharing user data with the Chinese government.

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Stephen Yates: Moderate Healthy Nationalism is a Good Thing

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3 mn read In recent years, we have seen a wave of candidates and initiatives around the world that have been characterized as “nationalist” by both proponents and critics. From President Trump’s victory in the United States and the UK’s passage of Brexit to Jair Bolsonaro winning in Brazil’s recent election. Voters appear to be turning toward promises of independence and national pride.

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Stephen Yates: Trump Plays Dominant Hand in Trade War via Tweet

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3 mn read President Trump has an unmatched ability to say a great deal in very short snippets on Twitter. True to form, on January 21, he served a very strong volley to Chinese leader Xi Jinping, tweeting: “China posts slowest economic numbers since 1990 due to U.S. trade tensions and new policies. Makes so much sense for China to finally do a Real Deal and stop playing around.” There is a great deal to unpack in this short tweet, but all worthy of discussion.