A look back at Trump’s anti-vacation tweets as he readies for 17-day vacation

A look back at Trump’s anti-vacation tweets as he readies for 17-day vacationCandidate Trump promised he’d never see his golf courses again if elected. President Trump is preparing for a 17-day vacation at one of his golf courses.



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Twitter Blocks API Access For Sites Monitoring Politicians’ Deleted Tweets

An anonymous reader writes: Politwoops is/was a site that monitored the Twitter feeds of politicians and posted any tweets that those politicians later deleted. On May 15, Twitter suspended API access for the U.S. version of Politwoops, and now they’ve blocked access to the versions of Politwoops running in 30 other countries. Twitter has also blocked access for similar site Diplotwoops, which focused on deleted tweets from diplomats and embassies. Twitter said, “‘Imagine how nerve-racking – terrifying, even – tweeting would be if it was immutable and irrevocable? No one user is more deserving of that ability than another. Indeed, deleting a tweet is an expression of the user’s voice.” Arjan El Fassed, director of the Open State Foundation, which developed Politwoops, disagrees: “What politicians say in public should be available to anyone. This is not about typos but it is a unique insight on how messages from elected politicians can change without notice.”

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Twitter Yanks Tweets That Repeat Copyrighted Joke

Mark Wilson writes at Beta News: Can a joke be copyrighted? Twitter seems to think so. As spotted by Twitter account Plagiarism is Bad a number of tweets that repeat a particular joke are being hidden from view. The tweets have not been deleted as such, but their text has been replaced with a link to Twitter’s Copyright and DMCA policy.

Quality of the joke itself aside — no accounting for taste — this seems a strange move for a site and service which is largely based around verbatim retransmission of other people’s low-character-count declarations, recipes, questions, and Yes, jokes.

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