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Over the past week, Facebook and Twitter codified two classes of free speech — one set of rules for politicians and "world leaders,” and another for the rest of us, Axios' Scott Rosenberg writes for our series, "Misinformation age."
Why now? President Trump's campaign placed ads this month that made false statements about Joe Biden.
How it works on Facebook:
How it works on Twitter:
Besieged by Republican criticism, President Trump tweeted at 9:52 p.m. that he was abandoning his plan to hold next year's Group of 7 economic summit at his own Trump National Doral resort near Miami.
Why it matters: The self-dealing could have inspired an extra article of impeachment, lawsuits, demands for forensic accounting, boycotts by world leaders, defections by Republicans and other consequences Trump can't afford.
Historian Ron Chernow says Alexander Hamilton — author of the 11 "Federalist" essays on powers of the presidency, and the first Treasury secretary — "would most certainly have endorsed the current impeachment inquiry."
A boy stands in line as people receive aid donated by the Turkish Red Crescent in the border town of Tal Abyad, Syria.
"Americans Now Need at Least $500,000 a Year to Enter Top 1%," Bloomberg reports:
"While the Trump campaign has put its digital operation firmly at the center of the president’s re-election effort, Democrats are struggling to ... adapt to a political landscape shaped by social media," the N.Y. Times' Matt Rosenberg and Kevin Roose write in today's lead story.
The big picture: "For the left, the Trump campaign’s mastery of social media in 2016 represented a sharp reversal. From the blogs of the mid-aughts to Netroots Nation, the digital activists who helped propel Barack Obama to victory in 2008 and 2012, the left was seen as the dominant digital force."
After a heart scare, Bernie Sanders vowed that he's "more ready than ever" to fight for political revolution. "To put it bluntly, I am back," Sanders declared, sparking chants of "Bernie is back" from the massive crowd in a Queens park. (AP)
A security company hired by the campaign reported a crowd estimate of 25,000.
Hillary Clinton's suggestion that Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) is being "groomed" by Russians to act as a 2020 spoiler has inspired more interest in Gabbard's longshot candidacy, AP's Alexandra Jaffe reports from Iowa.
Gabbard refused to disavow the support she's seen from Russian actors and alt-right sites.
Rebecca Shelp of Littleton, Colorado, bought her 14-year-old son a used iPhone 7 and set up Screen Time to limit his use of apps and social media, the WashPost's Reed Albergotti writes.
"Shelp found out when she inspected his phone."
The World Series starts Tuesday night at the Astros' Minute Maid Park in Houston, then comes to Washington's Nationals Park on Friday night.
In this Year of the Home Run, the focus of the 2019 Fall Classic is on the mound, AP's Ben Walker writes in his lookahead:
Houston opened as a 2-1 favorite of the Las Vegas sports books.
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