The Daily Populous

Friday November 6th, 2020 night edition

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Donald Trump could be removed from Twitter after he leaves office if he continues to break the platform’s rules, according to Twitter’s policy regarding public figures.

The US President’s account was flagged seven different times on Wednesday and Thursday for posting misinformation and misleading claims about the election.

Several prominent Democrats called for Twitter to suspend Mr Trump’s account until all states finish counting the votes, however the platform’s public interest guidelines prevent it from being suspended or removed.

Democratic Congressman David Cicilline described Mr Trump’s tweets as a “threat to democracy”, while fellow congressman Gerry Connolly tweeted, “This is pure disinformation.”.

Warnings placed on Mr Trump’s tweets meant they were not immediately visible on his timeline and engagement with the tweets was restricted.

Twitter has flagged seven of Donald Trump’s tweets since the election (AFP via Getty Images).

The wording of the final part of Twitter’s public interest criteria means that once Mr Trump leaves office, he will seemingly no longer be protected against breaking the platform’s rules without punishment. »

Trump campaign loses lawsuit seeking to halt Michigan vote count

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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is the projected winner in Michigan, which Trump, a Republican, carried in 2016.

Campaign officials for Trump have said they filed the suit to stop the counting in Michigan and gain greater access to the tabulation process.

In Michigan, Trump campaign lawyers had requested an order directing Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson to require “meaningful access” for campaign poll watchers to the counting of ballots, plus access to surveillance videotapes of ballot drop boxes. »

Georgia Judge Throws Out Trump Campaign Lawsuit That Produced Exactly Zero Evidence of Fraud

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“They have been flatly incapable of proffering competent evidence to prove that point,” Jeff Harris, from the Democratic Party of Georgia, said in closing arguments.

Late on Wednesday, the Georgia Republican Party joined forces with the Trump campaign in a lawsuit filed in the Superior Court of Chatham County in Georgia.

The Trump campaign asked that absentee ballots received after 7 p.m. on Election Day not be counted. »

Three women face jail in Poland for sharing posters of Virgin Mary with an LGBT+ rainbow halo

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The Virgin Mary poster displayed in Poland to draw attention to LGBT+ inequality (Amnesty International).

Human rights groups are calling on Poland to drop charges against three women who face jail for sharing posters of the Virgin Mary with a rainbow-coloured halo.

The three women, identified only as Elżbieta, Anna and Joanna, are on trial for “offending religious beliefs” and could face jail sentences of two years each if found guilty for their peaceful activism. »