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Snapchat Stops Promoting Trump’s Acct. To Counter ‘Voices Who Incite violence..injustice’

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The popular social media app Snapchat will stop promoting President Donald Trump’s account, the company announced Wednesday, according to reports.

“We are not currently promoting the president’s content on Snapchat’s discover platform,” a Snap spokesperson told Business Insider. “We will not amplify voices who incite racial violence and injustice by giving them free promotion on Discover. Racial violence and injustice have no place in our society and we stand together with all who seek peace, love, equality, and justice in America.”

The notice comes in the midst of ongoing protest and violent riots across the country in reaction to the tragic death of George Floyd. The company’s CEO Evan Spiegel sent a memo on Monday to Snap employees saying that the “country has put businesses first” and that the system needs to change. Spiegel added that the company will use its Discover platform to make a change themselves to stop promoting people “who incite ratial violence.”

“As for Snapchat, we simply cannot promote accounts in America that are linked to people who incite racial violence, whether they do so on or off our platform. Our Discover content platform is a curated platform, where we decide what we promote,” Spiegel wrote.

“We have spoken time and again about working hard to make a positive impact, and we will walk the talk with the content we promote on Snapchat. We may continue to allow divisive people to maintain an account on Snapchat, as long as the content that is published on Snapchat is consistent with our community guidelines, but we will not promote that account or content in any way.”

The President has also been censored on Twitter with a number of fact checks issued to his tweets. Moreover, he acted last week to crack down on social media bias with an executive order.

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State officials, CDC investigating monkeypox case in Florida

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, along with Florida state health officials, are investigating what is believed to be a case of monkeypox. A statement from the Florida Department of Health in Broward County stated the “case is related to international travel, and the person remains isolated.”

Late Friday a New York City resident also tested positive for the virus that causes monkeypox, and is the state’s first confirmed case. On Sunday, President Joe Biden made his first public statements about the outbreaks, saying the recent spread of monkeypox in at least 12 countries are “something that everybody should be concerned about.”

Axios reports a person was confirmed positive with the virus in Massachusetts, New York and “roughly a half dozen other cases” are “being monitored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”

 

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