Some say revenge is a dish best served cold. When it comes to alleged electoral interference by Russia, the White House apparently thinks it’s also best served largely symbolically.
According to a new Buzzfeed report, the top stories from fake news sources attracted more engagement on Facebook than the top stories from legitimate news organizations in the weeks leading up to the election, generating more shares, comments and reactions on the social network.
It was the pussy election. It was the Weird Twitter election. It was the nasty election. It was the meme election. We memed like we never had before, the nasty women, the white supremacist Pepes, the “epic Twitter clap backs.” In the primaries, the memes were lighthearted. We had Bernie vs. Hillary and Ted Cruz Is…
It’s no secret that Facebook has a fake news problem. Critics have accused the social network of allowing false and hoax news stories to run rampant, with some suggesting that Facebook contributed to Donald Trump’s election by letting hyper-partisan websites spread false and misleading information. Mark Zuckerberg has…
On Sunday, a partner at Silicon Valley investment firm Founders Fund spoke out against Donald Trump, blaming social media and by extension venture capitalists like himself for the “digital echo chamber” that led to the President-elect’s surprise victory on Tuesday.
On Thursday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg disputed the suggestion that hoax news stories circulating on the social network affected the outcome of this year’s election, characterizing claims otherwise as “pretty out there.”
Citing unnamed sources familiar with the situation, former Fortune.com editor Dan Primack reports that Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel will join President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team.
On Wednesday, the CEO of food delivery site Grubhub sent out a company-wide email condemning the “nationalist, anti-immigrant and hateful” beliefs of President-elect Donald Trump and encouraging any employees who disagreed to quit.
Wednesday night, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg issued his first public statement on the results of the 2016 election, adopting an optimistic tone in a post on the social network tagged “feeling hopeful.”
On Wednesday, the transition team for President-elect(!) Donald Trump unveiled his first official government website, greatagain.gov, further demonstrating that this is a real thing that’s really happening.
As news agencies called more and more states for Donald Trump Tuesday evening, Canada’s informational website on immigration and citizenship began experiencing repeated outages, presumably due to a surge in traffic. Wonder why.
An old promoted tweet from Verizon featuring an all-red America is making the rounds again tonight, and boy, people are losing their shit!
“Someone really ought to assassinate [candidate]”
Just when we thought today’s historic election couldn’t get any weirder, it appears that both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are being protected by an army of dump trucks. Law enforcement say the trucks—which are loaded with sand—are forming a barrier to minimize an attack with explosive devices.
Today, America will decide whether it wants to preserve the semblance of a democracy we live in or burn the whole thing to the ground. And Trump’s loudest supporters have been making some rookie mistakes.
Today is the day we’ve been anticipating/dreading for over a year. You’ve probably already voted by now and are nervously awaiting what the next four years might look like. But it could (arguably) be worse! Consider these examples of evil presidents from the annals of science fiction.
Our interminable national nightmare is, by some impossible miracle, almost over. Today, barring any major security or Trump-related catastrophe, the country will elect the next president of the United States.