Trump’s anti-Merkel Twitter tirade
By France 24
20 June 2018 | 7:40 am
As discontent mounts over images showing distressed children separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border, Donald Trump has launched a second blistering attack on Angela Merkel via Twitter; most analysts see it as a diversion tactic.
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The South-African born billionaire said his replacement at the helm of the social media giant will start the job in around six weeks.
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Twitter owner Elon Musk announced new restrictions for verified and unverified users in a bid to address "data scraping & system manipulation."
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Twitter has said Meta's new Threads app uses stolen trade secrets and intellectual property. Threads has attracted tens of millions of users in just 24 hours.
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