President-elect Donald Trump said he would begin the process of withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and issue other orders to help “drain the swamp.” Kanye West has reportedly been hospitalized after canceling his tour. And you can now publish live video on Instagram — after you’re done broadcasting, it disappears forever.
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Donald Trump’s plans for his first 100 days in office.
The president-elect has released a video outlining what he plans to do once he enters the Oval Office. He said he would begin the process of withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and issue other orders to help “drain the swamp.”
One item missing from his 100-day plan was the wall he vowed to build along the US–Mexico border, a pledge beloved by many of his supporters who rallied around the tough-on-immigration candidate. However, he did say he would direct the Department of Labor to investigate all abuses of visa programs. Watch the full video here.
And a little extra.
Trump ~tweeted~ that Nigel Farage — Brexiteer and leader of the UK Independence Party — would “do a great job” as ambassador to the US. The job, however, isn’t currently vacant.
And a Trump adviser who’s reportedly jockeying for a position in the Trump administration was photographed holding documents outlining a plan to question immigrants on “Sharia law.” Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s plan also includes reducing the intake of Syrian immigrants to zero.
While the front page is partially covered by Kobach’s hand and arm, the top portion is visible and mentions questioning “high-risk” immigrants as a way to apparently fight terrorism. Carolyn Kaster / AP Photo
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Hate speech, Nazism, and white supremacy in the US.
The United States Holocaust Museum has called for all Americans to “confront racist thinking and divisive hateful speech” in the wake of the election. The museum’s message came after white nationalists with the think tank National Policy Institute converged in Washington, DC, to celebrate Trump’s victory. NPI’s leader chanted, “Hail Trump! Hail our people! Hail our victory!” in a video posted by The Atlantic, while people in the crowd made Nazi salutes.
Over the weekend, Tila Tequila — born in Singapore to a Vietnamese family and raised in Texas — shared an image of herself performing a Nazi salute with two men. The image was taken at a gathering of the white nationalist National Policy Institute in Washington, DC. She tweeted it with the caption “Seig heil!” Tila Tequila / Twitter / Via Twitter: @AngelTilaLove
Kanye West has reportedly been hospitalized in Los Angeles after going off on a few tirades and abruptly canceling the rest of his tour.
Los Angeles police officers responded to a disturbance call involving Kanye West that reportedly ended with the rapper being admitted to a hospital. On Saturday, West showed up more than an hour late to a concert in Sacramento, then went on to rant about Beyoncé and Jay Z. He also said that if he had voted, he would have cast his ballot for Trump. West cut the show short, angering fans, then on Monday canceled the remaining dates in his Saint Pablo tour.
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Mark Zuckerberg’s plan to battle fake news on Facebook set off “widespread panic” among big conservative pages.
Cyrus Massoumi, the owner of Mr. Conservative, which has 2.2 million fans, told BuzzFeed News he and his fellow publishers find Zuckerberg’s guidelines “terrifying” and “extremely wide open to interpretation.”
“To someone who was reading between the lines to understand what he meant, it didn’t really make any sense to a publisher,” Massoumi said. “It was terrifying to read.” BuzzFeed News’ Craig Silverman has more.
And how the 2016 election blew up in Facebook’s face: As the social network attempted to capture the fast-moving energy of the news cycle from Twitter, and shied away from policing political content, it created a system that played to confirmation bias and set the stage for fake news.