Composite of Steve Brandau and an X'd out Twitter symbol

Conservative Social Media Warrior Brandau Quits Twitter

Fresno firebrand conservative and county supervisor Steve Brandau said Monday afternoon that he was quitting Twitter cold turkey. "I am deleting my account tonight and throwing away 2,000 followers," he told me. Indeed, a search today for his handle on t...
Photo of a woman cleaning weights

Backlash Over George Floyd Tweet Forces out CrossFit Founder

The founder and CEO of CrossFit is stepping down after his tweet about George Floyd sparked a social media backlash and a wave of affiliated gyms cut ties with the company. Reebok also dropped its affiliation with CrossFit this week.  Some 1,250 gyms have no...
Photo of President Donald Trump

Twitter Adds ‘Glorifying Violence’ Warning to Trump Tweet

WASHINGTON — Twitter has added a warning to one of President Donald Trump's tweets about protests in Minneapolis, saying it violated the platform's rules about “glorifying violence." Trump, a prolific Twitter user, has been at war with the company since ear...

Facebook Again Refuses to Ban Political Ads, Even False Ones

SAN FRANCISCO — Despite escalating pressure ahead of the 2020 presidential election, Facebook reaffirmed its freewheeling policy on political ads Thursday, saying it won’t ban them, won’t fact-check them and won’t limit how they can be targeted to specific gro...