Trump hosted Holocaust denier to Mar-a-Lago club alongside Ye, a week after announcing 2024 run

Trump hosted Holocaust denier to Mar-a-Lago club alongside Ye, a week after announcing 2024 run

CNN — Former President Donald Trump hosted White nationalist and Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes and rapper Kanye West at his Mar-a-Lago estate this week, demonstrating his continued willingness to associate with figures who have well-publicized antisemitic views as he embarks on another White House run . West, who has legally changed his name to Ye, … Read more

Musk says new color-coded verified system at Twitter will roll out in a week

Musk says new color-coded verified system at Twitter will roll out in a week

New York CNN Business — Elon Musk is ready to try his troubled new verification system for Twitter once again. This time, in color. The CEO of Twitter announced – via a tweet of course – that Twitter will roll out its tentatively launching Verified on Friday next week. There’s changes to the program that … Read more

China zero-Covid: As anger rises and tragedies mount, Beijing shows no sign of budging

China zero-Covid: As anger rises and tragedies mount, Beijing shows no sign of budging

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in China newsletter, a three-times-a-week update exploring what you need to know about the country’s rise and how it impacts the world. Sign up here. Beijing CNN — Zhou, an auto dealer in northeastern China, last saw his father alive in a video chat on the … Read more

Elon Musk says he will broadly restore previously banned Twitter accounts

Elon Musk says he will broadly restore previously banned Twitter accounts

CNN Business — Elon Musk said Thursday that he will begin restoring most previously banned accounts on Twitter starting next week, in his most wide-reaching move yet to undo the social media platform’s policy of permanently suspending users who repeatedly violated its rules. “The people have spoken,” Musk tweeted on Thursday. “Amnesty begins next week. … Read more

Germany vs. Japan: German players cover mouths in protest against FIFA clampdown on free speech in ‘OneLove’ armband row

Germany vs.  Japan: German players cover mouths in protest against FIFA clampdown on free speech in ‘OneLove’ armband row

CNN — It was a moment so brief that the thousands of fans inside the Khalifa International Stadium on Wednesday could easily have missed it. But a moment, the time it took for the photographers amassed in front of Germany’s World Cup team to snap a picture, was all it needed for the four-time winners … Read more

China zero-Covid: Workers at Zhengzhou iPhone factory clash with police, videos show

China zero-Covid: Workers at Zhengzhou iPhone factory clash with police, videos show

Beijing/Hong Kong CNN Business — Workers at China’s largest iPhone assembly factory were seen confronting police, some in riot gear, on Wednesday, according to videos shared over social media. The videos show hundreds of workers facing off with law enforcement officers, many in white hazmat suits, on the Foxconn campus in the central Chinese city … Read more

Elon Musk says Twitter is ‘holding off’ restarting paid verification over impersonation concerns

Elon Musk says Twitter is ‘holding off’ restarting paid verification over impersonation concerns

CNN Business — Elon Musk said Monday evening that Twitter is “holding off” the restart of his paid account verification plan over continued concerns of impersonation on the social media platform. “Holding off relaunch of Blue Verified until there is high confidence of stopping impersonation,” Musk wrote in a tweet. “Will probably use different color … Read more

Move fast and break things: Musk shakes up Twitter | social media

Move fast and break things: Musk shakes up Twitter |  social media

From: The Listening Post Elon Musk’s radical changes at Twitter – breaking rules, laying off staff. How will it end? More, exhausting and depressing: the work of climate journalists. It has been less than a month since Elon Musk took over Twitter – and things do not seem to be going well for “social media’s … Read more

Elon Musk reinstates Donald Trump’s Twitter account | Social Media News

Elon Musk reinstates Donald Trump’s Twitter account |  Social Media News

Trump’s account reappeared on Twitter after a poll run by Elon Musk showed narrow support for his reinstatement. Elon Musk has reinstated Donald Trump’s account on Twitter, nearly two years after the former United States president was banned from the social media platform for inciting violence. Trump’s account reappeared on Twitter on Saturday after Musk, … Read more

Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving issues another apology as possible return from suspension nears

Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving issues another apology as possible return from suspension nears

CNN — Kyrie Irving, the Brooklyn Nets star who was suspended for at least five games by the team for comments made after sharing a link to an antisemitic movie on social media, has issued another apology as his possible return from suspension nears. While speaking to SNY’s Ian Begley in an interview Saturday, Irving … Read more