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Donald Trump är tillbaka på sociala medier, och vad händer nu?


Donald Trump är tillbaka på sociala medier, och vad händer nu?

This illustration photo show the Facebook page of former President Donald Trump on a smartphone screen in Los Angeles, March 17, 2023.

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On Friday, Donald Trump wrote a message on his Truth Social messaging platform that was reminiscent of the waning days of his presidency, when his public posts got him kicked off Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

In complaining about a potential indictment, Trump warned of “potential death & destruction” should he be charged with a crime. Trump was reacting to the latest developments in a hush money probe and to Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, whose office has been leading the investigation.

Following the Jan. 6 Capitol attack over two years ago, the major U.S. social networks banned Trump, citing his threatening rhetoric and the risks of further violence if he were to remain on their platforms.

They’ve since welcomed him back.

In November, Twitter’s new owner, Elon Musk, said he was reinstating Trump’s account after running a straw poll asking his followers if he should readmit the ex-president, who is again campaigning for his old job.

“The people have spoken. Trump will be reinstated,” Musk wrote. He’d foreshadowed the decision months earlier, saying at a conference in May that “permanent bans should be extremely rare and really reserved for accounts that are bots, or scam, spam accounts,” adding that, “it was not correct to ban Donald Trump.” 

Meta announced in late January that Trump would soon be allowed to return to Facebook and Instagram. Nick Clegg, Meta’s president of global affairs, wrote in a blogginlägg that “the public should be able to hear what their politicians are saying — the good, the bad and the ugly — so that they can make informed choices at the ballot box.”

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And most recently, Google’s Youtube said this month that Trump would be allowed to start posting videos again.

Now the question is — what are the rules from here?

Thus far, Trump has been relatively quiet on the major social media platforms. Rather, he’s stuck to daily musings on Truth Social, writing in a post this week that Democrats are “INTERFERING IN OUR ELECTIONS, THEIR NEW FORM OF CHEATING!!”

He hasn’t tweeted since Jan. 8, 2021. On Facebook, Trump has posted a few snippets from his rallies and some some fundraising blasts. On YouTube, he’s got one new video, from March 17, announcing to his 2.7 million subscribers, “I’M BACK!”

The companies that punished Trump for his prior antics have little reason to believe his behavior will change. His Truth Social posts are littered with examples to the contrary. Advocacy group Accountable Tech wrote in a recent report that it found over 350 Trump posts on Truth Social that would violate Facebook’s safety rules.

“He’s using Truth Social to incite people,” said Jessica González, co-CEO of media and tech advocacy organization Free Press. She said his posts there remind her “in some ways of what he was saying before January 6.”

Prior to Meta’s reinstatement of Trump’s Facebook account, Free Press sent a letter to the company urging it to “permanently instate Meta’s ban on former President Donald Trump.” The letter cited a draft report on the Jan. 6 attack by the U.S. House of Representatives’ Select Committee that said the “the risk of violence has not abated” since the insurrection.

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Meta said in January, in letting Trump back onto Facebook and Instagram, that the risk to to public safety “has sufficiently receded.”

The company said at the time it had implemented “new guardrails” intended “to deter repeat offenses” by Trump, including limiting his reach and removing the reshare button on questionable posts.

“In the event that Mr. Trump posts further violating content, the content will be removed and he will be suspended for between one month and two years, depending on the severity of the violation,” Meta said.

A Meta spokesperson declined to comment about Trump’s Truth Social posts and pointed to the company’s statement in January.

Twitter responded to a request for comment with Musk’s standard poop emoji retort.

Elon Musk attends The 2022 Met Gala Celebrating “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 02, 2022 in New York City.

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YouTube didn’t provide a comment for this story. Leslie Miller, vice president of public policy in Google’s video unit, said in a prior statement that the company “carefully evaluated the continued risk of real-world violence, balancing that with the importance of preserving the opportunity for voters to hear equally from major national candidates in the run up to an election.”

Miller said the “channel will continue to be subject to our policies, just like any other channel on YouTube.”

The clearest restrictions on Trump come from Truth Social, but they have nothing to do with the substance of his posts. According to an agreement between the two parties, Trump must post on Truth Social six hours before publishing on a competing social network.

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However, that exclusivity deal is scheduled to end in June.

“That’s when we’ll really see whether the platforms are going to be willing to abide by the guardrails they put in place,” González said, adding that the limitations put in place by Meta “are just weak.”

Angelo Carusone, CEO of the nonprofit Media Matters, said he’s concerned that Trump’s campaign will spread disinformation and incite violence on Truth Social and Rumble, another conservative social network. Facebook and Twitter can be used to guide his many millions of followers to those other apps, which have minimal guidelines on content.

The risks posed by Trump’s social media habits are greater now that Musk is in control of Twitter, Carusone said.

“Twitter was typically the first one out of the gate to make a policy change” regarding content and disinformation, Carusone said. Under Musk, Twitter “will no longer be a vanguard for addressing disinformation or extremism,” he said.

Musk has said that he’s only running Twitter as CEO temporarily and that he hopes to appoint a successor by the end of this year. As the 2024 elections near, it’s unclear if any other social network will assume a leadership role regarding policy matters.

González says it’s only a matter of time before Trump’s inflammatory posts create headaches for the major social networks.

“The more cornered he feels and the more his power and his freedom are under threat, the more we’re going to see him lash out,” González said. “He’s proven that he will have no restraint.”

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57 Memes About ‘Cringeposting On LinkedIn’ Collected By This Facebook Group


57 Memes About 'Cringeposting On LinkedIn' Collected By This Facebook Group

LinkedIn has recently found itself at the center of a growing debate over its evolving nature, leading some to believe that it is entering a cringe era. The platform serves various purposes, functioning as a work-centered social media platform, a tool for job seeking, and a way to track former classmates’ success. However, it is difficult to deny that recently, many people have noticed the platform becoming a bit cringy.

Popular trends such as the hustle and motivation culture, which gained significant traction in recent years, have also found their way onto LinkedIn. This has even given rise to online communities like the Facebook group “LinkedIn Memes For Go Getter Teens,” which curates and shares the most cringe-worthy aspects of this culture in the form of memes.

Here is the list of the best and most cringy posts shared by the group we selected to present to you today.

Bored Panda has reached out to Victoria Zhong, the admin of the “LinkedIn Memes for Go Getter Teens” Facebook group. We asked a couple of questions related to the community connected to share the most cringy posts on the social media platform. First, we wanted to know the origins of the group and what inspired Victoria to create it. She told us: “I was scrolling on LinkedIn and noticed that many posts there seemed to follow a formula—especially those by large LinkedIn influencers. Many of these posts were self-aggrandizing and felt very out of touch with regular, everyday people. I thought the posts were especially funny where people tried to spin mundane events into fables with some lessons.”

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The group description states: “LinkedIn related cringeposting”, and at the moment it counts nearly 50k members. We were wondering if there is any mission that connects this huge community. Victoria Zhong explained: “There’s no real mission of the group. It’s just a place where people can use humor to discuss or vent about frustrations they have about work or finding work.”

Having this many active contributors, the posts on “LinkedIn Memes for Go Getter Teens” are published daily. The page was created 2 years ago, and only last month it published 337 new posts. We asked Victoria if she could think of any instances where the memes shared within the group have ignited engaging conversations or debates among the members, but Zhong shortly mentioned that she does not have any specific examples.

Finally, we wanted the Facebook group’s admin to provide us with her insights into the curation process. We wanted to find out what specific criteria Victoria considers when handpicking the memes to share with this vibrant community. Zhong told us: “For myself, it would usually be posts that haven’t been previously posted or classic memes that haven’t been posted in a while (like ‘I stopped to help a dog and was late to a job interview and the interviewer turned out to be the dog’). For others, it would be relevant posts that aren’t recent reposts. I personally prefer image posts but do allow videos every so often.”

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I Found Out My Amazing Ex Was Pregnant … On Facebook | Larry Michel


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My breakup did not go smoothly, and being connected with her on Facebook didn’t help. Yes, I still loved her. Yes, I still wanted her in my life. Yes, I missed holding, laughing, cooking, exercising, talking to, and making love with her, but she needed something else that I could not offer. That sucked, but it was undeniably true.

But geez, letting go was like having my limbs pulled out in all four directions and strangling my heart all at once.

Seeing her on Facebook made it worse. I could not look at pictures of us without going into the pain of withdrawals. So I took them down. Yes, all of them. I had that “tipping point” moment where I was holding on way too tight and had to go the opposite extreme — erasure.

I was getting all kinds of advice, such as “no communication of any kind for at least a year” (wow, that seemed severe!), “no showing up at the same parties” (how do I do that when we are in the same community with so many of the same friends?), or “un-friend her on Facebook” (big ouch — I stilled love her and at the very least wanted her friendship. ‘Besides, I promised her I would always remain her friend!).

I had to figure out how to move on … without un-friending her.

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Recalled Boppy lounger linked to infant deaths sold on Facebook


Recalled Boppy lounger linked to infant deaths sold on Facebook

Loungers, which are supposed to be used when babies are awake and supervised, can put infants at risk of suffocation or asphyxiation in a matter of minutes, researchers have found.

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A recalled baby pillow that’s now been linked to at least 10 infant deaths is still being widely sold on Facebook Marketplace, and federal regulators are calling on the company to do more to stop the sales. 

A series of newborn loungers from The Boppy Company were recalled in September 2021 after eight deaths were linked to the product. Soon after the recall, two more infants died while sleeping on the pillows, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday said in a news release. 

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In one incident in October 2021, an infant was placed on the lounger to sleep and later died by positional asphyxia after rolling underneath a nearby adult pillow, the agency said. 

The following month, another infant was placed on a lounger in an adult bed with a parent present and was later found dead on the pillow, the agency said, adding that the cause of death was undetermined. 

The products are dangerous because infants can suffocate if they roll, move or are placed on the lounger in a position that obstructs breathing, the CPSC said. Infants can also suffocate if they roll off the lounger onto another surface, such as an adult pillow, the agency said. 

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Sales of the recalled products — which include the Boppy Original Newborn Lounger, the Boppy Preferred Newborn Lounger and the Pottery Barn Kids Boppy Newborn Lounger — have been illegal for nearly two years. But the CPSC has found thousands of the recalled loungers available for sale on Facebook marketplace, the agency’s commissioners and chair wrote in a Tuesday letter addressed to Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook parent Meta.

The agency has formally requested — on average about a thousand times a month — that Meta take down the listings but the products are still available on the site and sales are continuing, according to the letter.

“These sales are illegal; it is against the law to sell recalled consumer products, whether new or used,” the letter states. “Far too often, the CPSC has found [recalled] products listed for sale on Facebook Marketplace even after recall information has been provided to your company. We call on you to identify recalled and violative products and to prevent their listing by your users. By allowing such products to be posted, you are putting Facebook Marketplace users at risk.” 

In response, a Meta spokesperson told CNBC it takes this issue seriously. 

“Like other platforms where people can buy and sell goods, there are instances of people knowingly or unknowingly selling recalled goods on Marketplace,” the spokesperson said. “When we find listings that violate our rules, we remove them.” 

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The company noted its policies prohibit the sale of recalled goods and said it works closely with governments, regulatory bodies and manufacturers to identify recalled products that are for sale on its platform. 

The CPSC has found thousands of the recalled loungers available for sale on Facebook marketplace.

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It relies on its commerce review system, which is largely automated, to enforce its policies but said staff manually review listings in some cases.  

The CPSC commissioners said the sale of recalled products on Facebook Marketplace has been an ongoing issue that involves more than just the baby pillows, but they called the Boppy lounger sales a “particularly egregious example.” 

In April, Alexander Hoehn-Saric, the chair of the CPSC, wrote to Meta about sales of the recalled Fisher Price Rock ‘n Play on Facebook Marketplace. In the agency’s Tuesday letter, it noted Meta had made searching for the product harder after the letter was sent, but consumers were still able to find it and buy it. 

“This is a helpful first step, but a system that prioritizes prevention of such sales should be able to spot recalled products in real time, not just restrict searches when the matter gains government attention and public notoriety,” the letter states.

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“As a leading technology company, Meta can and should dedicate the necessary resources to protect consumers by preventing both the listing and sale of recalled products,” it continues. “It should also incorporate access to recall information, facilitating consumer ability to identify recalled products and obtain available remedies to address the hazards they pose.” 

Instead of embedding recall information directly into Marketplace listings, the company directs buyers and sellers to “look on the website of the item’s manufacturer” to figure out if the item in a post has been recalled. 

Meta noted it has been in contact with Boppy and is working with the company to remove any listings that are flagged to its teams. 

The CPSC asked Meta to respond by June 30 with any changes it intends to make to address the sale of recalled products.


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