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In Defense of Civility
Trump's rhetoric promoted the January 6th insurrection
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Twitter canceling Trump’s account shows that real political power in the United States shifted from government to corporations long ago. And if the optimism of the inauguration is going to do more than just ring in an era of hollow hope, it must directly take on this corporate power. Views
Beware Corporate ‘Democracy Washing’: Twitter, Trump, and the Danger of Privatizing the Fight Against Fascism
Twitter canceling Trump’s account shows that real political power in the United States shifted from government to corporations.
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Donald Trump's Twitter account displayed on a mobile phone screen next to a vinyl doll which features the U.S. President Donald Trump, seen in front of the U.S. flag, on Saturday, 9 January 2021, in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Views
Trump’s Social Media Ban May Be Justified, But That Doesn’t Mean Power of Big Tech Isn’t Dangerous
Silicon Valley corporations are far from neutral moral arbiters, and have a history of abusing their power. Trump was and remains a menace, but we further empower these corporate giants at our peril.
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"The findings, from Jan. 9 through Friday," reports the Washington Post, "highlight how falsehoods flow across social media sites—reinforcing and amplifying each other—and offer an early indication of how concerted actions against misinformation can make a difference." (Image: Gage Skidmore/Flickr/cc) News
'Talk About a Super Spreader': Analysis Finds Online Election Misinformation Fell by 73% After Trump Barred
After Trump's lies disappeared from Twitter and Facebook, the dissemination of falsehoods and the conversations based on them fell dramatically.
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Legislators and advocates are increasingly urging the breaking up of tech titans like Facebook and Google. (Image: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images) News
Kicking Trump Off Social Media Won't Save Democracy, Say Antitrust Experts
"If these firms are so powerful that they can be the primary gatekeepers between a president and the public, then they have outgrown democratic control."
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In this photo illustration, a Twitter logo is displayed on a mobile phone with President Donald Trump's Twitter page shown in the background on May 27, 2020. (Photo: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Twitter's Ban on Trump Will Deepen the US Tribal Divide
This is a perfect illustration of why curbs on political speech—even of the most irresponsible kind—invariably backfire.
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Equipment of media crews damaged during clashes after the US President Donald Trumps supporters breached the US Capitol security in Washington D.C., United States on January 06, 2021. Pro-Trump rioters stormed the US Capitol as lawmakers were set to sign off Wednesday on President-elect Joe Biden's electoral victory in what was supposed to be a routine process headed to Inauguration Day. (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) Views
Impeach Trump. Then Arrest Trump. Then Prosecute Him for Sedition
Unless all who participated in or abetted the attempted overthrow of the United States government are held accountable, it will happen again. Next time it may succeed.
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Donald Trump's Twitter account displayed on a mobile phone screen next to a vinyl doll which features the U.S. President Donald Trump, seen in front of the U.S. flag, on Saturday, 9 January 2021, in Dublin, Ireland. News
Big Tech Further Mutes President, Far Right Megaphone as Demands for Trump Removal Swell
Google yanked Parler from its app store Friday in light of "continued posting... that seeks to incite ongoing violence in the U.S."
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In this photo illustration, a Twitter logo is displayed on a mobile phone with President Donald Trump's Twitter page shown in the background on May 27, 2020, in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images) News
After Inciting Deadly Invasion of US Capitol, Twitter Permanently Suspends @realDonaldTrump
After years of resisting suspension demands, the social media company said that the move was "due to the risk of further incitement of violence."
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This illustration photo shows a mobile phone placed on a US flag with Tweets from US President Donald Trump masked with warnings imposed by Twitter stating that they may be incorrect, November 5, 2020 as vote counting continues to determine the winner of the presidential electionn. (Photo: Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Facebook, Twitter and YouTube: Ban Trump or Face Another Mass Boycott
These powerful tech giants and their top executives must decide: Are they on the side of democracy or in favor of profiting from the spread of bigotry and lies?
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