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Facebook confirmed to VICE News that they will appear at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing related to Russian interference in the 2016 election Nov. 1. The heads of the committee, Senators Richard Burr (R-) and Mark Warner (D-VA) announced the hearing on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. Facebook already turned over thousands of ads that the company says were seen by “an estimated 10 million people” on the platform.
Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, the Senate’s only black Republican, agreed to meet with President Trump at the White House Wednesday, just weeks after telling VICE News he believes the president’s “moral authority is compromised” when he seemingly equated neo-Nazis with counterprotesters in Charlottesville and blamed “both sides” for the violence.
In Trump’s Washington the volume seems to constantly cranked up to 11 with a nonstop cascade of tweetstorms, scandal, legislative missteps, and of course the ongoing Russia investigation. With the president’s approval rating well below 40 percent and Congress’ even worse a lot of Republicans are ducking constituent town halls during their August recess. Not Chuck Grassley.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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