Reddit bans ‘The_Donald’ forum amid broad social media crackdown

Social media site Reddit on Monday shut down r/The_Donald, a forum which long served as a popular online home base for fans of President Donald Trump, saying it violated the site’s hate speech rules. Other sites also conducted high-profile sweeps: Amazon.com Inc’s (AMZN.O) live-streaming platform Twitch temporarily banned Trump’s official channel, saying it violated Twitch’s […]

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Facebook will ban ads that present races or religions as threats

Facebook is placing new restrictions on hateful content in ads, explicitly banning ads that encourage racial divisions. Specifically, the new policy will “prohibit claims that people from a specific race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, caste, sexual orientation, gender identity or immigration status are a threat to the physical safety, health or survival of others.” […]

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China service sector grows at fastest pace in seven months in June: official PMI

Activity in China’s services sector expanded at its fastest pace in 7 months in June, official data showed on Tuesday, suggesting consumer confidence is rapidly recovering even as Beijing ramps up coronavirus curbs after a resurgence in infections in the capital. The official non-manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rose to 54.4, from 53.6 in May, […]

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Are TikTok activists actually shutting down Trump’s merch stores with abandoned shopping carts?

Some critics of President Donald Trump have spent the last few days trying to lock up Trump-branded merchandise by leaving thousands of products from his online stores in shopping carts. But while the attack has become a kind of resistance meme, reminiscent of recent pranks on the president’s Tulsa rally, it’s far less clear whether […]

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