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Of 8 Tech Companies, Only Twitter Says It Would Refuse to Help Build Muslim Registry for Trump

The Intercept – Sam Biddle – Dec 2 – Every American corporation, from the largest conglomerate to the smallest firm, should ask itself right now: Will we do business with the Trump administration to further its most extreme, draconian goals? Or will we resist? This question is perhaps…
Robert J. Berger RT @mekosoff: Of 8 tech companies, only Twitter says it would refuse to help build Trump's Muslim registry t.co/aIfzCxQ8U7
Peter Seibel RT @samfbiddle: I asked 8 tech companies if they would help build a Muslim registry for Trump, and only Twitter said no t.co/ewVMog2yrd
Paul Ford RT @samfbiddle: I asked 8 tech companies if they would help build a Muslim registry for Trump, and only Twitter said no t.co/ewVMog2yrd
stacy-marie ishmael RT @samfbiddle: I asked 8 tech companies if they would help build a Muslim registry for Trump, and only Twitter said no t.co/ewVMog2yrd
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Donald Trump risks China rift with Taiwan call

Financial Times – Dec 2, 10:16 AM – Donald Trump risks opening up a major diplomatic dispute with China before he has even been inaugurated after speaking on the phone on Friday with Tsai Ying-wen, the president of Taiwan. The telephone call, confirmed by three people, is believed to…
Robert J. Berger RT @ClaraJeffery: Invites Philippines dictator to visit Inflames Pakistan/India and Taiwan/China situations All last 24 hours t.co/dTRXaUoN5v
Mike Masnick RT @dynarski: TL; DR: "Please don't take offense. Donald is not very smart." t.co/AQwed3E0i1 t.co/AemAl6xk4F
Charles Ornstein RT @NickFoxNYT: 11/18:Trump eyes new hotels in Taiwan t.co/99S4TSljL5 12/2:Trump talks to prez of Taiwan, angering China t.co/1LxPQwkjDA
Alex Kristofcak RT @dynarski: TL; DR: "Please don't take offense. Donald is not very smart." t.co/AQwed3E0i1 t.co/AemAl6xk4F
Navin Kumar So stop taking him literally. You know like his voters stopped doing. t.co/HIrYGKQPXP
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EXCLUSIVE: Obama considering a career in digital media following the presidency

Mic – Dec 2, 12:11 PM – President Barack Obama has been discussing a post-presidential career in digital media and is considering launching his own media company, according to multiple sources who spoke on background because they were not authorized to speak for the…
Mat Yurow Obama considering post-presidential digital media career, sources say t.co/eW9MSfQ7FR
filloux Obama considering post-presidential digital media career, sources say t.co/PUNBKosWAm via @Mic
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Trump wants to expand business empire to Taiwan, creating another potential conflict of interest

Shanghaiist – Nov 18 – Thanks for checking out our new design, please let us know if you have feedback The mayor of Taoyuan confirmed rumors on Wednesday that US president-elect Donald Trump was considering constructing a series of luxury hotels and resorts in the…
Matt Higginson RT @EricLiptonNYT: President-elect Trump calls president of Taiwan today. Meanwhile, Trump Org apparently looking to expand into Tawian t.co/WYQj3fQACB
Ben Smith RT @EricLiptonNYT: President-elect Trump calls president of Taiwan today. Meanwhile, Trump Org apparently looking to expand into Tawian t.co/WYQj3fQACB
Amanda Terry Accepting calls from the Taiwanese president, breaking political protocol, and building a hotel there...coincidence? t.co/RdkOjGF6kY
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Facebook wants to create 'Collections' of curated content from media partners, similar to Snapchat

Business Insider – Alex Heath – Dec 2, 1:10 PM – Facebook is working on a new feature that will showcase lists of curated content from publishers directly in the News Feed, according to two people familiar with the project and internal documentation seen by Business Insider. The feature is called…
Tim Olson RT @angelaishere: Facebook working with publishers on 'Collections' section in News Feed - Business Insider t.co/Hkl6msTOn1
Jeremy Caplan Facebook wants to create 'Collections' of curated content from media partners, similar to Snapchat t.co/y2fFnxX2mM
John Crowley RT @MattNavarra: Facebook is developing a 'Collections' feature for curated content from media partners t.co/yxU7us5wlW t.co/NdEQj1GWIK
Alex Heath RT @Jessicalessin: Inevitable. I hope the publishers involved really think through their economics. t.co/BgkcmpO7ow
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The post-truth world of the Trump administration is scarier than you think

Washington Post – Dec 2 – You may think you are prepared for a post-truth world, in which political appeals to emotion count for more than statements of verifiable fact. But now it's time to cross another bridge — into a world without facts. Or, more precisely, where…
Margaret Sullivan RT @niemanstory: We had to wait 32 years, but now we're in 1984. Doublethink, Trump and a post-truth world. New @Sulliview column. t.co/tQFf9IG09w
Mathew Ingram RT @Sulliview: FACT: This is my new column. The post-truth world of the Trump administration is scarier than you think t.co/npnLsSJ4IL
🎄andy piper pipes RT @ananavarro: Call me old-fashioned, but I refuse to accept facts are extinct, and truth is optional. t.co/8Nau2vRyiJ
Margaret Sullivan RT @rubinafillion: Welcome to the post-truth world of Trump. You might want to dust off your old copy of "1984." t.co/VwE0fYMz8F by @Sulliview t.co/3W5CqrYzWj
Lane Becker 'On Wednesday, Scottie Nell Hughes sounded breezy as she drove a stake into the heart of knowable reality.' t.co/C6xoOZoOP2
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Sarah Palin: Trump's Carrier deal is 'crony capitalism'

POLITICO – Madeline Conway – Another conservative is calling “crony capitalism” on Donald Trump's deal with Carrier, albeit an unexpected one — Sarah Palin. In an op-ed for the website Young Conservatives, the former Alaska governor allowed that the…
POLITICO .@SarahPalinUSA: Trump's Carrier deal is 'crony capitalism' t.co/HVEiPcjmA5 | Getty t.co/6d6mvj9Upj
POLITICO Sarah Palin: Trump's Carrier deal is 'crony capitalism' t.co/mUxHCW3dPK | Getty t.co/WvD9YziTIP
POLITICO .@SarahPalinUSA: Trump's Carrier deal is 'crony capitalism' t.co/8wIWmciqmJ | Getty t.co/pltlAJ3Vsd
Laurie Voss If the right decides they don't like Trump, and the left already loathes him, what happens? t.co/ikfHptq4OS
POLITICO .@SarahPalinUSA: Trump's Carrier deal is 'crony capitalism' t.co/zjJIg1k2kK | Getty t.co/hUFDTvLTYY
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nytimes.com - Mark Landler - Trump Speaks With Taiwan's Leader, a Possible Affront to China

Trump Speaks With Taiwan's Leader, a Possible Affront to China

New York Times Mark Landler (@MarkLandler) – Dec 2, 3:01 PM – Washington — President-elect Donald J. Trump spoke by telephone with Taiwan's president on Friday, a striking break with nearly four decades of diplomatic practice that could precipitate a major rift with China even before Mr. Trump takes…
Mathew Ingram RT @NatashaBertrand: "The White House was not told about Mr. Trump's call [with Taiwan's president] until after it happened" t.co/IoPKgbOmTh
Andrew Bridges RT @EricLiptonNYT: Trump Org: "we are not planning any expansion into Taiwan." How abt this? Great find @mega2e t.co/zBLAHLeJmz t.co/8rxZoGxu0t t.co/xdSMBgz6qc
Jennifer 8. Lee I'm fond of Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen, since she reminds me of my mom. Who knows if mom hadn't come to US? t.co/VsEGhV83j9
Jennifer 8. Lee Trump's call with Taiwan's president changes everything I've known since childhood. t.co/1E7DKybVgv
seth levine we have a 6 year old running our country now. up next is trump's call with the dali lama. he's really got a knack for china diplomacy. t.co/DUVtegqNWZ
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Trump speaks with Taiwanese president, a major break with decades of U.S. policy on China

Washington Post – Dec 2 – President-elect Donald Trump spoke Friday with Taiwan's president, a major departure from decades of U.S. policy in Asia and a breach of diplomatic protocol with ramifications for the incoming president's relations with China. Trump spoke by phone…
Jennifer 8. Lee Love this line:Trump has "infused the usually banal routine of congratulatory calls from foreign leaders with drama" t.co/xkbuUrEuR3
Chris Cillizza RT @byamberphillips: It's hard to overstate what a middle finger this is to China. They don't acknowledge Taiwan is a sovereign country t.co/iTtvVSjskM
Ed Zimmerman RT @AriFleischer: Uh-oh. I wasn't even allowed to refer to the gvt "of" Taiwan. (I could say gvt "on" Taiwan.) China will go nuts. t.co/vJcBD2rika
Ed Zimmerman B/c @realDonaldTrump u do realize that they're calling b/c they know they can make a fool of you &our nation,right? t.co/w59P9m4ww9
Nick Baumann RT @AriFleischer: Uh-oh. I wasn't even allowed to refer to the gvt "of" Taiwan. (I could say gvt "on" Taiwan.) China will go nuts. t.co/vJcBD2rika
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Lewandowski: Times editor Dean Baquet 'should be in jail' for publishing Trump tax docs

POLITICO – Madeline Conway – Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump's first campaign manager, said Thursday that New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet “should be in jail” because the newspaper published parts of the president-elect's tax returns during the race.
Elizabeth Spiers Go-to move for Team Trump is to suggest anyone they don't control is doing something criminal. t.co/9RLCOP4bkn
Mathew Ingram RT @jackshafer: Cory Lewandowski obviously wants that slot on the Supreme Court so he can rewrite the 1st Amendment. t.co/DhlljNRaqN
POLITICO Corey Lewandowski: New York Times editor Dean Baquet "should be in jail" for publishing Trump tax docs t.co/BXkJ7Kp9O5 t.co/hbG2JNdWck
POLITICO RT @politico_media: Lewandowski: @nytimes editor Dean Baquet 'should be in jail' for publishing Trump tax docs t.co/GICTUauP5o t.co/SLb2UKj9Tq
Ivan Levingston RT @MadelineRConway: Corey Lewandowski said Dean Baquet "should be in jail" because the NYT published parts of Trump's 1995 taxes t.co/C2bYCFCy0P