Puerto Rico’s December 12-18, 2016 political week in tweets

by Dec 21, 2016General0 comments

Trump Secures Presidency Following Electoral College Vote

Following the completion of Electoral College voting on Monday, Donald Trump officially became the 45th President of the United States. The voting by the Electoral College came after Trump lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton but won the electoral vote.


Facebook, Twitter, and Google Sued by Families of Orlando Nightclub Shooting

Over six months after the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando was hit by a terrorist attack, the families of the 49 victims who were killed have filed civil lawsuits against tech giants Google, Facebook, and Twitter.


San Juan Restaurant Shooting Injures 8

At El Rex early Monday morning in San Juan, a shooting occurred that injured 8 people, with 2 in critical condition. A local festival to celebrate the holidays was happening in the Santurce neighborhood when the shooting occurred.


Puerto Rico’s Landfills Experience Environmental Issues During Economic Crisis

Thanks to many of the recent economic issues in Puerto Rico, the various landfills around the island are seeing unsafe levels in waste pile-up. In September, the EPA released a plan to close some landfills and initiate new compost/recycle procedures for the people of the island.


New Google Chrome Extensions Expands Your Political Bubble

PolitEcho, a new extension of Google Chrome, is now allowing users to expand and visualize the political views of their friends and colleagues. The software does an extensive analysis of your Facebook feed and then proceeds to share with you the similarities and differences between your views on politics and the views of your friends.


Recent Poll Shows 55% of Americans Bothered By Possible Russian Interference

Following Donald Trump’s pick of Rex Tillerson as his secretary of state and his winning of the electoral college, a recent poll by NBC and the Wall Street Journal shows 55% of Americans are in some way bothered by the possible interference of Russia on the U.S. presidential election.