Digital News: August 12, 2020
TikTok Reportedly Plans To Sue Trump Administration Over Ban As Soon As Tuesday (Forbes)
TikTok plans to sue the Trump administration over an executive order effectively banning the app unless it’s sold to the U.S. company in 45 days, NPR reported Saturday, escalating the standoff between the popular short video app and the White House. Read more: https://bit.ly/3iyRcxF
Joe Biden Built up the VP Hype and Then Just... Tweeted It Out (Mashable)
Everybody freaked out about who it would be, then he just... tweeted it out. We're talking, of course, about former Vice President and presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden picking California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate in the 2020 presidential election after weeks of hype.
Biden, signaling a shift in how things work, tweeted on Tuesday that he was honored to have Harris as his veep choice, calling her a "fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants." Read more: https://bit.ly/2POoTiB
Facebook Bans Blackface and Certain Anti-Semitic Conspiracy Theories (Recode)
Facebook will start banning posts that contain blackface or that promote anti-Semitic conspiracy theories that Jewish people are running the world.
The social media giant announced the expansion of its hate speech policies in a press call on Tuesday morning. Under the new policy, Facebook will no longer allow visual or written posts that depict “caricatures of black people in the form of blackface” or “Jewish people running the world or controlling major institutions such as media networks, the economy or the government.” Read more: https://bit.ly/30NhA0W