A TikTok star pounds a beat as she weaves lyrics mocking the idea of US President Donald Trump banning the short-form video sharing app. The “Trump Freestyle” post Monday by @maya2960 quickly racked up more than a million views and 500,000 “likes” on the popular platform owned by China-based ByteDance. […]

US v China app TikTok’s time in the US may be running out, with President Trump and other senior officials talking of an imminent ban. But other Chinese-owned apps and software-based services could also be targeted. On Sunday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo alleged that some of the Asian […]

. (Photo: Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/HuffPost; Photos: Snapchat) An attention-grabbing Snapchat ad features a cartoon version of President Donald Trump dancing through fireworks and a cascade of dollar bills to the tune of “Hail to the Chief.” Bold text against a flashing red, white and blue background promises a “FREE Trump 2020 Bundle” of […]

(Bloomberg) — Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella spoke with U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday to salvage the company’s effort to buy TikTok’s operations in the U.S. and several other countries. Talks to buy the music video app will move quickly “in a matter of weeks” and are […]

San Francisco (AFP) – Negotiations for Microsoft to buy the US operations of Chinese-owned TikTok are on hold after President Donald Trump threatened to bar the social media app and came out against the sale, the Wall Street Journal reported Saturday. Trump has pledged to get tough on the massively […]

New U.S. COVID-19 cases showed signs of trending downward Thursday while deaths in Florida rose sharply one day after the U.S. death toll surpassed 150,000. In Washington, D.C., President Trump suggested delaying the November election, saying reliance on mail-in voting due to the pandemic would be “inaccurate and fraudulent.” And the Commerce […]

“Many early cases, understandably protective of a nascent industry, read section 230’s protections expansively. But, given the maturing internet economy and emergence of dominant social media platforms, the FCC should re-examine section 230, as well as other provisions of the Communications Act of 1934. The FCC should determine how section […]

CHICAGO (AP) — Social media has become the target of a dueling attack ad campaign being waged online by the sitting president and his election rival. They’re shooting the messenger while giving it lots of money. President Donald Trump has bought hundreds of messages on Facebook to accuse its competitor, […]

Robert Mercer and his daughter, Rebekah. Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images Robert Mercer and his daughter, Rebekah, were amongst the most prominent conservative megadonors in 2016, extending unwavering support to President Trump. So far, Mercer has only made one six-figure donation to Trump’s reelection campaign. An influential figure in the […]

By Doina Chiacu and Rich McKay (Reuters) – With just weeks to go before U.S. schools begin to open, federal health and education officials on Friday stressed the need for children to get back into the classroom despite parents’ fears about safety as coronavirus infections surge. Administration officials said reopening […]

Drew Angerer/Getty After weeks of warnings from health officials, President Donald Trump on Thursday abruptly decided to play public health hero and cancel the Republican National Convention in Jacksonville, Florida, announcing plans instead for “some things with telerallies”—just a few days after his private company quietly sought to trademark the […]

The Trump administration walked back a sudden policy change that would have potentially blocked hundreds of thousands of international students from remaining in or returning to the U.S. while pressuring universities to resume in-person classes in the fall amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Following a week-long fight by Harvard University, […]

Illustration by The Daily Beast/Public Domain Pro-Trump cartoonist Ben Garrison is suing the Anti-Defamation League for… defamation.  Garrison alleges in his suit that when the famed Jewish non-governmental organization called one of his cartoons about wealthy Democratic financier George Soros anti-Semitic, it cost him  “embarrassment, humiliation, mental suffering, anguish, injury […]

WASHINGTON – Seventeen states and the District of Columbia sued President Donald Trump’s administration Monday to block a new rule that would force international college students to leave United States if they’re only enrolled in online classes this fall. Some universities are planning to offer classes entirely online because of […]