Trump’s Social Media Company Posts Q1 Revenue of $770,500 and Net Loss of $327.6 Million by neolib in SocialMedia

[–]SoCo 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Despite the lame title, this is looking like a very promising investment. The article goes on to explain how half of that loss was related to the merger and the increase in stock supply.

The stock value is banging, though, no matter how much liberal shit-tier outlets like Variety cry. The month, 6 month, year, etc is all massively in the green. I don't value yet-another centralized social media platform....but purely on the investment side, if it dips closer to $20, I might swoop up a handful of shares.

You might be able to concern troll a stock, but you cannot legally censor it.

X now treats the term cisgender as a slur by Drewski in SocialMedia

[–]ID10T 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

A man telling a lesbian to shut up and take a girl dick, go into women's locker rooms and show women and girls their cock, tell women they have to take losing sports scholarships to men, etc. strikes me as quite misogynistic don't you think?

Beyond Paper Squares: Crafting Premier Business Cards that Make a by shery in SocialMedia

[–]Shook71 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Crafting premier business strategies entails meticulous analysis and innovative approaches to stand out in the market. When considering retail giants like Dollar General vs Dollar Tree the distinction lies not just in products but in business ethos. Dollar General emphasizes broader product ranges, targeting a wider demographic, while Dollar Tree focuses on a strict one-dollar pricing model, appealing to budget-conscious consumers. Crafting premier business in this landscape requires balancing quality, affordability, and customer experience. It involves understanding unique consumer needs, adapting swiftly to market dynamics, and maintaining a competitive edge through strategic differentiation. Success lies in the synergy of vision, execution, and adaptation.

X now treats the term cisgender as a slur by Drewski in SocialMedia

[–]ActuallyNot 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Can you link me to some pride month literature about pedophiles and misogynistic men?

Reddit paid $60 million per year by Google and now has another deal with OpenAI to let AI train on its user's data. by In-the-clouds in SocialMedia

[–]RedditButt 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Maybe part of the deal is to give info on which are reddit power-mod run bots, and which are "other users".

Reddit paid $60 million per year by Google and now has another deal with OpenAI to let AI train on its user's data. by In-the-clouds in SocialMedia

[–]In-the-clouds[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Interesting point: How will AI distinguish real people from itself?

Maybe part of the backroom deals is incorporating AI chat as a social media input with direct access to the servers.... not just reading, but writing.... pushing the propaganda.

Reddit paid $60 million per year by Google and now has another deal with OpenAI to let AI train on its user's data. by In-the-clouds in SocialMedia

[–]xoenix 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Reddit is full of bots so this would be a degenerate form of AI.

X now treats the term cisgender as a slur by Drewski in SocialMedia

[–]Questionable 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

"""Sᵃⁿᵉ""".

X now treats the term cisgender as a slur by Drewski in SocialMedia

[–]ID10T 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Pride month used to be about accepting gays in society, not pedophiles and misogynistic men pretending to be women.

Onlyfwb.com Isn't A Real Hookup Site, This Review Proves It by dadevor856 in SocialMedia

[–]Jiminy 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Wh could have guessed

X now treats the term cisgender as a slur by Drewski in SocialMedia

[–]ActuallyNot 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

He just seems to be a lot different, and a lot less sane.

Tesla Used to Celebrate Pride Month, Before Elon Musk Went 'Anti-Woke'

https://x.com/elonmusk/status/1011666426715766784

X now treats the term cisgender as a slur by Drewski in SocialMedia

[–]Alienhunter 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I don't really get offended by stuff.

It's like, ok cool you want to make me angry. Whatever. I'm just going to ignore you.

X now treats the term cisgender as a slur by Drewski in SocialMedia

[–]ID10T 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

That's you dude. You're fucking insane

X now treats the term cisgender as a slur by Drewski in SocialMedia

[–]ID10T 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

A slur is generally defined by the people who are being called that. If enough people find cisgender a slur then it's a slur. Personally I dislike the term because it's an unnecessary qualifier to a normal state of being. I don't particularly care for the term to be applied to me either.

X now treats the term cisgender as a slur by Drewski in SocialMedia

[–]Musky 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

As the historically marginalized transgender community finally began finding at least a sliver of widespread and long overdue social acceptance in the 21st century, the term became more commonly used in the mainstream lexicon to describe people whose gender identity matches their sex at birth. Organizations including the American Psychological Association, World Health Organization, American Medical Association, American Psychiatric Association recognize the term.

I can only imagine this was written while the author choked on tranny cock.

X now treats the term cisgender as a slur by Drewski in SocialMedia

[–]hfxB0oyA 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

And before they even started on the hormones, they self-selected to be the worst of the worst by nature of even considering doing that to their bodies.

X now treats the term cisgender as a slur by Drewski in SocialMedia

[–]HugodeCrevellier 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Engadget:

'Elon Musk continues his quest to make the former Twitter a safe space for bigots.'

'Journalism!' :/

X now treats the term cisgender as a slur by Drewski in SocialMedia

[–]x0x7 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

They should because it is. But also their treatment of slurs should be to do nothing.

X now treats the term cisgender as a slur by Drewski in SocialMedia

[–]tiny-brown-mug 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

That's actually a really good point. The men seem to turn into overly-emotional, blubbering crybabies on E and the women seem to turn into cold, angry, even homicidal nut jobs on T.

X now treats the term cisgender as a slur by Drewski in SocialMedia

[–]ActuallyNot 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Did Musk get one of those brain eating worms about 6 years ago?

X now treats the term cisgender as a slur by Drewski in SocialMedia

[–]Jihadist 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

The most fragile being on Earth. That's what you get when you injected hormone blocker on male and libido boosters on female. The male lost ability to think rationally while female become emotionless

X now treats the term cisgender as a slur by Drewski in SocialMedia

[–]RedditButt 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Agreed, but I'm not going to get sucked in by being offended by the equivalent of a toddler calling me a "doo doo head". They can be insufferable narcissists all they want, and I'll just laugh and roll my eyes at their stupidity.

X now treats the term cisgender as a slur by Drewski in SocialMedia

[–]Alienhunter 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I've always considered it a slur. Good way to end the stupid conversations.

Legit was first exposed to the term by being harassed for being "cis-shit" so personally as far as I'm concerned it's a slur. I humbly request you refer to me by my preferred adjective "normal" and if you think it's rediculous for me to demand that, congratulations, my thoughts exactly.

X now treats the term cisgender as a slur by Drewski in SocialMedia

[–]RedditButt 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

As retarded as twitter has become, I just see this as making a mockery of how the psycho trannies are trying their hardest to be shot-caller in terms of what is/isn't considered a slur in their own deluded world.

tbf, I don't think anybody cares enough about tranny vernacular to be offended by any of their made-up words, but framing it as such drives home the point of how silly it is to begin with.

X now treats the term cisgender as a slur by Drewski in SocialMedia

[–]Drewski[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Australians will need a social license to post memes. by PanzersGhost in SocialMedia

[–]carn0ld03 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Am I the only person who's not forgotten that Australia was founded as a penal colony by the most criminally inclined population of Europeans? Is it really a smart move to criminalize what is normal Anglo behavior when dealing with a population of people that climb mountains simply because they're there?

Australians will need a social license to post memes. by PanzersGhost in SocialMedia

[–]binaryblob 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

An alternative solution is that the government kills those average citizens. Unfortunately, they never choose such solutions.

"Anti-social content"? Pretty much all content on Twitter is "anti-social". It's an advertising platform, not some happy place. Instagram is a public display of narcissists, LinkedIn is a public display of available slaves and Reddit is a collection of basement dwellers entertained by depressed YouTubers.

Australians will need a social license to post memes. by PanzersGhost in SocialMedia

[–]Oyveygoyim 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Can't blame them anymore. Find a new scapegoat

Australians will need a social license to post memes. by PanzersGhost in SocialMedia

[–]slart 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Nazis.

Australians will need a social license to post memes. by PanzersGhost in SocialMedia

[–]tiny-brown-mug 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

"Parliament needs to understand how social media companies dial up and down the content that supports healthy democracies, as well as the anti-social content that undermines public safety."

Healthy democracies allow people to post jokes about political parties, complain about violent demographics, and notice social trends that affect average citizens.

I'm not surprised. At all. Coming to an America near you.

Australians will need a social license to post memes. by PanzersGhost in SocialMedia

[–]SMCAB 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Nope, slippery slope isn't real. Can't be. There is no proof of it.

Welcome to the Virtual World of 2D and 3D Game Development. by netleonn in SocialMedia

[–]Shook71 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Game development is an intricate blend of creativity, technology, and strategy, shaping immersive experiences for players worldwide. From indie gems to AAA blockbusters, each title undergoes meticulous design, coding, and testing phases. Amidst the industry's evolution, digital platforms like topslot88 serve as hubs for gaming enthusiasts, offering diverse genres and interactive gameplay. Developers continually innovate, leveraging cutting-edge tools and engines to push boundaries and deliver captivating narratives. Collaboration among artists, programmers, and designers fosters innovation, crafting virtual worlds that captivate audiences. With the rise of mobile gaming and virtual reality, the landscape of game development continues to expand, promising boundless opportunities for innovation and entertainment.

Beyond Paper Squares: Crafting Premier Business Cards that Make a by shery in SocialMedia

[–]Shook71 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Premier Business Cards are essential for making a lasting impression in today's competitive market. When comparing retailers the significance of quality business cards becomes apparent. Dollar General, known for its broader selection and slightly higher prices, may opt for premier cards to reflect its upscale image. Meanwhile, Dollar Tree, renowned for its value-driven approach, might prioritize cost-effective options. Regardless of the retailer, premier business cards convey professionalism, reliability, and attention to detail. In a landscape where every detail counts, investing in premier business cards ensures a strong foundation for successful networking and business growth.

How to Bypass the Corporate-Controlled Social Media Trap by GB43 in SocialMedia

[–]tiny-brown-mug 0 insightful - 1 fun0 insightful - 0 fun1 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Pretty awesome lists in there, thank you!

"Asymmetric Memefare" by Questionable in SocialMedia

[–]Questionable[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Twitter alternative Post News is shutting down - The publisher-focused platform is going away after less than two years. by neolib in SocialMedia

[–]neolib[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Similarweb says 1.4M visits in Mar 2024, roughly 8x bigger than saidit:

https://www.similarweb.com/website/post.news/#overview

Technoworld | Listly List by technologist in SocialMedia

[–]albertabelisle 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

If you want to come over and play with me, penalty shooters 2 is a great way to pass the time after a long day at work.

"Asymmetric Memefare" by Questionable in SocialMedia

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  • @̉̉̉̉̉̉̉̉̉̉̉̉̉̉̉̉̉̉̉̉̉👾

Elon Musk says new X users have to pay to tweet: “Unfortunately, a small fee for new user write access is the only way to curb the relentless onslaught of bots,” Musk said Monday ... “Current AI (and troll farms) can pass ‘are you a bot’ with ease.” by neolib in SocialMedia

[–]Musky 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I made a backup account as soon as they trialed the fees in New Zealand and the Philippines.

One of these days I might cave and get a check mark... You're a second class citizen on X without one.

TechWave - Empowering Your AI | Generative AI Revolutionizing Modern Education: Insights from AI Entrepreneurs - Sachin Dev Duggal by techgeek in SocialMedia

[–]techgeek[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Insights into the Future of Generative AI

AI entrepreneur and visionary Sachin Dev Duggal sees Generative AI as a game-changer in education, enabling educators to transcend traditional teaching methods and embrace dynamic, personalized learning experiences. Duggal emphasizes the role of AI in democratizing access to quality education, bridging gaps in learning outcomes, and empowering students from diverse backgrounds to thrive in a digital age.

Sachin Dev Duggal | Author by zaidi in SocialMedia

[–]zaidi[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Author - Sachin Dev Duggal Chief Wizard @builderai (formerly engineer.ai). Loves tech. Believes in humanity.

Discord to Start Showing Ads for Gamers to Boost Revenue by Drewski in SocialMedia

[–]Drewski[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Who’s Behind All the ‘Pussy in Bio’ on X? I clicked all the way through so you don’t have to. by neolib in SocialMedia

[–]In-the-clouds 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

During the COVID fear campaign some of the most truthful comments were hidden below all the others, requiring additional clicks to see them. Now if you look in that section, there could be porn mixed with the content the rulers of this world want hidden.

I wouldn't be surprised if Twitter pretends to fight bots, but purposefully allows the opposite: using lustful images to distract people from finding the truth.

Who’s Behind All the ‘Pussy in Bio’ on X? I clicked all the way through so you don’t have to. by neolib in SocialMedia

[–]jet199 1 insightful - 3 fun1 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Ahh yes, clicking on porn bots for the public good

Who’s Behind All the ‘Pussy in Bio’ on X? I clicked all the way through so you don’t have to. by neolib in SocialMedia

[–]weavilsatemyface 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I've heard a theory that most of these bots are run by the intelligence agencies to destroy the value of Twitter to get revenge for Musk releasing the Twitter files and revealing just how tight they are with social media companies.

Sounds kinda plausible.

Who’s Behind All the ‘Pussy in Bio’ on X? I clicked all the way through so you don’t have to. by neolib in SocialMedia

[–]WoodyWoodPecker 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It is AI Bots and scammers doing it.

Who’s Behind All the ‘Pussy in Bio’ on X? I clicked all the way through so you don’t have to. by neolib in SocialMedia

[–]neolib[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Unveiling the Magic: The Enchanted V-Neck Cape by Emalina Fashion by shery in SocialMedia

[–]package 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

uh excuse me spambot but that is clearly a poncho

Florida's DeSantis signs law restricting social media for people under 16 by Drewski in SocialMedia

[–]Drewski[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

While I agree that social media is harmful to children (and adults), this is the job of parents, not the government. I see this as a step towards requiring an ID for any internet access, and the end of online anonymity. Some of the worst legislation is passed under the guise of "protecting the children".

Florida's DeSantis signs law restricting social media for people under 16 by Drewski in SocialMedia

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YOU HAVE BEEN LIED TO BY THE RELIGIONS,SCHOOLS,GOVERNMENTS,SOCIAL MEDIA ETC! YOU NEED TO WAKE UP! by [deleted] in SocialMedia

[–]pocketday 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Americans say tiny homes were banned because illegal immigrants want large houses, but maybe the real reason tiny homes were banned was because the globalists want to fill their private prisons.

Supreme Court to hear case on how the government talks to social media companies: "The core question at issue in Murthy v. Missouri is whether the government can flag potentially harmful posts to social media companies without it turning into unconstitutional coercion of speech." by neolib in SocialMedia

[–]newtimer 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Americans laugh when New York outlaws ketchup, but do you think ketchup bans in New York might lead to ketchup bans in Vermont and Kansas?

Do you think ketchup bans might lead to mustard bans and toothpick bans?

Do you think that the Satanists are going wake up and restore the Bill of Rights, decrease the debt, or end the wars?

Does anyone see what is going on?

Chcę podzielić się z wami ciekawym blogiem! W którym osoba dzieli się z wami bardzo interesującymi rzeczami, które żyją i jestem pewien, że będziecie tym zainteresowani! Patrząc na to, co przeczytałem tutaj na stronie, chciałbym usłyszeć Twoją opinię! by Lumy in SocialMedia

[–]newtimer 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Evidence doesn't matter anymore.

People will say anything that fits their narrative.

Nazis say evil Ukraine shot down a Malaysian airliner and Commies scream tyrannical Putin did it.

No one has proof of anything so they just pull facts out of their ass.

eLearning Content Development and Custom Software Development Services by Ietmsoftware in SocialMedia

[–]Ietmsoftware[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Code and Pixels Interactive Technologies Private Limited is a IT company with its headquarters in Hyderabad, providing eLearning Content Development and Custom Software Development Services to industries in verticals such as Defence BFSI, Transportation, Aerospace, Manufacturing, Energy, BFSI and Education.

https://www.codeandpixels.net/pdf/E-LEARNING-CODE%20AND%20PIXELS%20PROFILE_2024.pdf

Peter Navarro Explains The Dangers Of Tik Tok And It's Influence by PanzersGhost in SocialMedia

[–]Jiminy 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

He knows a lot about China

Google restricts AI chatbot Gemini from answering queries on global elections by Cancelthis in SocialMedia

[–]Cancelthis[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

might even cross post to s/Singularity

However, really, is so prosaic in terms of the AI ops - of course, the AIs only disclose on need to know any thing of substance.

Why Trump is now against a TikTok ban by Cancelthis in SocialMedia

[–]SoCo 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Remember when Trump was "racist" for wanting to ban TikTok....

Now ultra biased propaganda dump WaPo wants to gaslight the people on why Trump may be urging equal application of protections towards social media companies.

Especially since, Zuckerberg's money went to private election-fixer companies from Chicago, whom massively boosted election access in blue counties and even took over management of ballot counting in a few key counties of battle states in the 2020 election.

WaPo dishonestly tries to gaslight you, by painting a wild conspiracy about Trump having only learned of the massive Zuckerberge scandal from some documentary to make him seem foolish....

Yet in April 2022, the same time this obscure documentary came out, everyone learned of the massively disturbing actions of the Zuckerberge election riggers, because that is when the Wisconsin Special Counsel released the Second Interim Investigative Report came out. Among other serious and credible frauds, and disturbingly persistent stonewalling of any investigation by election officials, and massive legal attacks by non-profit dark-money shell companies......

...it also detailed the severe security lapses in Wisconsin battle ground counties, due to Zuckerberge's election rigger companies being largely given control of ballot counting. The election fixers were even given, non-public, real time, back-end election data access by at least one Wisconsin battle ground county according to the investigation. They acquired such unprecedented behind the scenes access and control from election staff, with the threat of contractually forcing full repayment, for failure to comply with the direction of Zuckerberge's money's use. This likely scared election officials into complacency, not wanting to be the cause a a multi $100's of thousand bill being sent to their county. Their actions were not consistent with what the Supreme Court consented to in the pre-election ruling and I think the Supreme Court would be appalled at what took place.

WaPo then goes on to project another gaslighting conspiracy, which tries to read Trump's mind and formulate what his motivations might be, in opposition to what he stated, without evidence, This mind-reading exercise of a conspiracy danced on implications of vague and fanciful conspiracy for financial gain by conspiring with people involved int he TikTok and its parent company or holding some of its stocks (Jeff Yass, David Urban, and an insane string board of other vague connections with no real meaning). This directly contradicts the first WaPo conspiracy of a made up motivation, but hey, something might stick to the wall with the current gullibility of the public.

Why Trump is now against a TikTok ban by Cancelthis in SocialMedia

[–]Cancelthis[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Economic Policy

Why Trump is now against a TikTok ban Two former White House aides tied to an investor with a stake in TikTok, including Kellyanne Conway, were involved in a campaign to persuade the former president

By Josh Dawsey and Jeff Stein March 12, 2024 at 5:10 p.m. EDT

In April 2022, Donald Trump watched a new conservative documentary that blamed spending by Mark Zuckerberg for the former president’s loss to Joe Biden in the 2020 election.

The movie, produced by Citizens United president David Bossie, deepened Trump’s animosity toward the Meta chief executive, who the likely 2024 Republican nominee has become increasingly convinced was responsible for the result in 2020, according to three people familiar with the matter, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe private conversations. Bossie’s film was titled “Rigged: The Zuckerberg Funded Plot to Defeat Donald Trump.” Get a curated selection of 10 of our best stories in your inbox every weekend.

Trump’s growing antipathy toward Zuckerberg — as well as advocacy and lobbying from several former administration and campaign officials tied to a GOP billionaire with a big financial stake in TikTok parent company ByteDance — helps illuminate the former president’s position on the video-sharing app. Trump tried to ban TikTok when he was in office before a court blocked the effort toward the end of his presidency. But lately, he’s signaled opposition to fast-moving House legislation that targets the app. Last week, the former president argued that a TikTok ban would primarily help Zuckerberg and Meta, which also publishes short videos on several apps. He appeared to reiterate his opposition to a ban in an interview on CNBC on Monday.

“I don’t want Facebook, who cheated in the last Election, doing better,” Trump said on Truth Social, his social media site, last week. The former president provided no evidence for his claim. “They are a true Enemy of the People.”

On CNBC, Trump said that he believes TikTok is a national security threat. But, he added, “You ban TikTok, Facebook and others, but mostly Facebook, will be a big beneficiary. And I think Facebook has been very dishonest. I think Facebook has been very bad for our country, especially when it comes to elections.”

Trump spokesman Steven Cheung said Tuesday that Trump views Chinese ownership of TikTok as a national security threat but appreciates that millions of people like the app.

“President Trump believes Congress must take action to protect the security and privacy of American users on all social media platforms,” Cheung said.

Trump’s comments on TikTok have had immediate reverberations on Capitol Hill, where Republicans who had for years called for prohibiting the app over concerns that ByteDance might be controlled by Chinese authorities were torn between their loyalty to the former president and their prior positions.

The House is expected to vote Wednesday morning on legislation that would force ByteDance to divest TikTok within 165 days of enactment — and would prohibit the app from being used in the United States if the company didn’t comply. The Senate hasn’t yet signaled whether it will follow suit.

As president, Trump issued an executive order in 2020 that declared that TikTok threatened “the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States,” although he backed off a ban before that fall’s election, in part because he saw the move as unpopular and likely to alienate young voters.

His reversal now is also partially the product of a lobbying campaign connected to a GOP megadonor with connections that reach into Trump’s inner circle.

The investment company of billionaire Jeff Yass owns 15 percent of ByteDance, which would amount to roughly $40 billion of the company’s $268 billion valuation. Asked by CNBC about a recent meeting he had with Yass, Trump said that the GOP donor “never mentioned TikTok” in their conversation and that Yass’s wife instead pushed for school choice reform. Yass had been a critic of Trump’s in the past.

Behind the scenes, however, Trump and his aides have spoken about TikTok to people with direct financial ties to Yass. Yass is the biggest donor to the conservative organization Club for Growth, which is currently paying former Trump senior counselor Kellyanne Conway to defend TikTok on Capitol Hill and which recently reconciled with Trump after a feud last year. Conway has also spoken to Trump about the importance of defending the social media app, according to two other people familiar with the matter, who also spoke on the condition of anonymity to reflect private deliberations.

These people said Conway told Trump that the app was popular and that many of his supporters were on it — an argument echoed by other pro-TikTok allies — and that they were not being censored in their support of him.

“I made clear that it’s Trump’s supporters who are organically posting on TikTok their support for him and his reelection,” Conway said in an interview.

“For President Trump, he has made clear this is about abruptly taking away something from millions of users, many of whom are his people on TikTok, and it’s about Mark Zuckerberg,” she said.

Trump does not want Zuckerberg to ever own TikTok, she said.

Conway said she was paid to conduct a poll on a TikTok ban and presented the results to Trump and Republicans. Conway said the poll’s 11 questions gave Americans a chance to say what they viewed as most important to taking on China. The choices, she said, including banning TikTok: “It polled dead last on the list of 11.”

Another figure who played a role in his decision was David Urban, a longtime adviser and a registered lobbyist for ByteDance. Trump advisers say Urban — who ran Pennsylvania for Trump in 2016 and has kept relationships in his orbit — has pitched TikTok’s effectiveness as a campaign tool for some time to people around Trump, and he was spotted at Mar-a-Lago last week, where he met with Trump. Advertisement

Urban declined to comment.

Former Trump aide Tony Sayegh, head of public affairs at Yass’s Susquehanna International Group, has also been in communication with people close to Trump about TikTok, the people said. Sayegh was a senior adviser under Trump and viewed as a loyal defender of the former president. Sayegh has close ties to Jason Miller, the Trump campaign spokesman and a key political adviser, the people said. Sayegh and Miller overlapped in college and at Jamestown Associates, a GOP public affairs and advertising firm. Sayegh also remains close with numerous members of Trump’s inner circle, including members of Trump’s family and political aide Brian Jack, the people said. Trump personally liked Sayegh, calling him “Tony the Tax Man,” one former Trump adviser said, because of his work on Trump’s tax cuts.

Sayegh declined to comment. Advertisement

“It’s no secret that Tony left on really great terms with the White House, and continued to be helpful when called upon for the duration of the Trump administration,” said one of the people who spoke on the condition of anonymity. “He left in good graces, and he’s continued to stay in good graces.”

Sayegh’s connections are part of a broader spending campaign by tech firms in Washington. ByteDance spent nearly $9 million in federal lobbying last year, nearly double its total lobbying expenditures from the year before, according to Anna Massoglia, investigations manager at OpenSecrets, a nonpartisan group. The tech firms that rival TikTok have also spent heavily on lobbying. Meta’s Reels on Facebook and Instagram are direct rivals to TikTok’s short-form videos.

“ByteDance is steering more money than ever to lobbyists working to further its agenda in Washington, and spending countless more on grass-roots lobbying efforts encouraging its users to advocate on its behalf,” Massoglia said. “American Big Tech companies have also been strategic in pushing for more scrutiny of TikTok while protecting their own interests against the potential for additional regulation.” Advertisement

Trump’s preexisting dislike of Zuckerberg appears to have meshed well with the defenses of TikTok he’s hearing from trusted sources. On CNBC, Trump also referred to “what Facebook did was lockboxes,” citing $500 million “Zuckerbucks lockboxes that he put in — I mean, I consider illegal.” The comment was an apparent reference to a nonprofit funded in part by Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, that provided assistance to local officials’ election efforts. The Federal Election Commission, in a 6-0 vote in 2022, dismissed a complaint over the grants, to the ire of some conservatives.

Despite their frustrations with Meta, Trump’s comments on TikTok were frustrating to some of the China hawks in his orbit who want the former president to take a tougher line. Still, one person in Trump’s orbit, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to candidly reflect their thinking, called TikTok a Chinese “disinformation warfare tool” but said that the former president also needs to get elected to deal properly with China.

Drew Harwell contributed to this report.

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