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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…
Xeni Jardin RT @EricLiptonNYT: President-elect Trump calls president of Taiwan today. Meanwhile, Trump Org apparently looking to expand into Tawian t.co/WYQj3fQACB
Anonymous RT @AlecMacGillis: "Mayor of Taoyuan confirmed rumors that Trump was considering...a series of luxury hotels in the NW Taiwanese city." t.co/8d4mcHKe0H
David Fahrenthold RT @AlecMacGillis: "Mayor of Taoyuan confirmed rumors that Trump was considering...a series of luxury hotels in the NW Taiwanese city." t.co/8d4mcHKe0H
Kurt Eichenwald @joshtpm Josh...he's looking to build a hotel there. Began in September. t.co/7E1xf5uIOi
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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…
Lawrence McDonald RT @FT: Until Donald Trump's call, it's believed no US president or president-elect has contacted Taiwan's leader since 1979 t.co/O6MBCCdu8w
Financial Times Donald Trump risks major diplomatic dispute with China after speaking on phone with Taiwan's president t.co/ClyYl9L3hd
Financial Times Until Donald Trump's call, it's believed no US president or president-elect has contacted Taiwan's leader since 1979 t.co/XGLyJtIS7e
Financial Times 'The Chinese leadership will see this as a highly provocative action, of historic proportions.' t.co/7pxj4fKxlQ
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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…
Kara Swisher Omg, I agree with her #hellfreezesover: Palin: Trump's Carrier deal is 'crony capitalism' t.co/WF0trr1R1m t.co/T5erGiKqat
Xeni Jardin RT @maggieNYT: Someone must have learned they're not getting the VA role t.co/jwnbW1YhGf
Patrick Millsaps Apparently, she still doesn't read. The state of Indiana provided the incentives to @Carrier. Not fed gov't. Perfectly acceptable under 10A t.co/wOOsHbHnVE
Matthew Seitz RT @ezlusztig: Oh. My. God. This week I've agreed with Ann Coulter, Glenn Beck, Michael Moore, and no no . . . it can't be true. t.co/Wn7Stghq9v
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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
Kara Swisher What. An. Idiot. Part 236: Trump Speaks With Taiwan's Leader, a Likely Affront to China, via @nytimes t.co/mPdNYzm7HU
Xeni Jardin 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
Eric Lipton 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
jason Any chance someone could let @realDonaldTrump know that Pakistan/India & Taiwan/China are among the most precarious issues on planet earth? t.co/890U9XvNGC
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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…
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
Anonymous RT @jilliancyork: How hard is it, tech companies, to commit to NOT helping Trump's "Muslim registry"? Jfc. t.co/zuiIqW7oUg
Mathew Ingram RT @NaheedMustafa: Of big 8 tech companies only twitter says it won't help build a Muslim registry. t.co/Cgyjt59jQl
Sarah Emerson 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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Trump wants to build luxury hotels in Taiwan's Taoyuan: mayor

Taiwan News – Nov 16 – Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan confirmed rumors that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump was considering building luxury hotels and resorts in Taiwan's Taoyuan City, according to media reports Wednesday. A woman working for the Trump Organization came…
Michelle Fields RT @kylegriffin1: Taiwanese media is reporting that the call was organized by Trump's staff: t.co/oWcg0z1O1e t.co/F8UNTZ9JZv
Xeni Jardin RT @kylegriffin1: Taiwanese media is reporting that the call was organized by Trump's staff: t.co/oWcg0z1O1e t.co/F8UNTZ9JZv
Neera Tanden RT @chrislhayes: In September, the Trump Org sent someone to Taiwan inquiring about a possible development near Taiwan's airport t.co/UvbhH8oXJr
Howard Beck RT @kylegriffin1: Taiwanese media is reporting that the call was organized by Trump's staff: t.co/oWcg0z1O1e t.co/F8UNTZ9JZv
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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…
Henry Blodget RT @demandrichard: Facebook wants to create 'collections' of curated content from media partners, similar to Snapchat t.co/LDhaqbCrM7
Richard Rosenblatt Facebook wants to create 'collections' of curated content from media partners, similar to Snapchat t.co/LDhaqbCrM7
Nieman Lab Facebook wants to create 'Collections' of curated content from media partners t.co/LWrzikFKQN
Nieman Lab Facebook is talking to publishers about a Snapchat Discover-like feature that would highlight stories and video t.co/LWrzikFKQN
Jessica Guynn RT @lexnfx: This is big from @alexeheath - Facebook might start injecting news stories into feed itself t.co/xR8pnEbWxP via @sai
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Tsai-Trump telephone call scheduled

Taipei Times – Dec 3 – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) was to have a telephone conversation with US president-elect Donald Trump yesterday, which would be the first time a Taiwanese president has spoken with a US president-elect since official…
Xeni Jardin RT @mattyglesias: Taiwanese press implying this was an initiative of Stephen Yates a former aide to Dick Cheney t.co/nMoXS5bIg7 t.co/drhPSwT2l0
Eric Lipton RT @comradewong: Taipei Times reported that "Taiwan-friendly campaign staff" for Trump arranged the call. t.co/0GoKcstS5I t.co/3kvihlQZ4D
Neera Tanden RT @kylegriffin1: Updated link: Taiwanese media is reporting that the call was organized by Trump's staff: t.co/oZFgqujoDA t.co/XGspAt1INJ
Matthew Yglesias Taiwanese press implying this was an initiative of Stephen Yates a former aide to Dick Cheney t.co/nMoXS5bIg7 t.co/drhPSwT2l0
John Harwood RT @b_fung: A Taiwanese newspaper reports that Trump's staff proposed the call: t.co/HplIV1dvkW t.co/AT81sMfjGL
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Canadian Journalist's Detention at U.S. Border Raises Press Freedom Alarms

New York Times – Daniel Victor – Dec 2, 9:20 AM – Ed Ou, a Canadian freelance photojournalist, spent 10 years covering the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia. He endured aggressive interrogations at border crossings in some of the world's most authoritarian nations. But he says a recent…
NYT Business Without a warrant, U.S. border agents can search digital devices they wouldn't be able to touch anywhere else. t.co/6YhivSm90b
Anonymous RT @masspirates: No right to privacy at the border - Canadian Journalist's Detention at U.S. Border Raises Press Freedom Alarms t.co/KmXauNp8LL
Hacker News 20 Canadian journalist's detention at US border raises press freedom alarms t.co/QmlcEWoiOt (t.co/Sg6hBENDgo)
The New York Times A Canadian journalist's detention at the U.S. border raises concerns about privacy and press freedom t.co/uPDRCNPtNk
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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…
Kara Swisher The grifter playbook: The post-truth world of the Trump administration is scarier than you think t.co/CbOqwe4u17
Howard Beck 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
Jonathan M. Katz There was a fella who thought like this. Called it 'the Big Lie.' Wrote about in this book, trying to remember his name. t.co/jdVtBb8OV3