While global markets remain largely a sea of green, ignoring the threat of a trade war between the US and the rest of the world the move higher has been more muted overnight as some familiar risks have re-emerged.
"Twitter claims its tools are free from political bias, but has allegedly targeted predominantly Republicans as part of a “shadow banning” practice, which covertly limits those accounts’ visibility on the platform.
"Hacked emails released by the group Anonymous indicated that Palantir...pitched outside lawyers... on a plan to snoop on the families of progressive activists, create fake identities to infiltrate left-leaning groups, scrape social media with bots, and plant false information with liberal groups to subsequently discredit them..."
"It rather goes beyond the realm of one man's opinion in his case. What we are seeing here is a mask coming off... Twitter finally admitting that it's an operation all about actively promoting left-wingery, as the continuous bans and shadow-bans of conservatives show"
President Trump will fire the first shots (retaliatory or not) in the new global trade war today as he announces plans to crack down on China with what is expected to be $50 billion in tariffs, controls on investment, and possible visa restrictions.