Brett Wilkins, staff writer
Legislators and advocates are increasingly urging the breaking up of tech titans like Facebook and Google. (Image: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
"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."
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
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.
Google yanked Parler from its app store Friday in light of "continued posting...
Common Dreams staff
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)
After years of resisting suspension demands, the social media company said that...


The rapture was brief, but real. For 11 hallowed minutes Thursday evening, the Tweeter-in-Chief was silenced when his account went down, relaying a message that millions of people had prayed, hoped, nay yearned for: "@realDonaldTrump does not exist.” People "gathered in the Twitter streets to celebrate" the one brief shining moment - a gift, it turned out, from a defiant Twitter employee on his or her last day. To that bold patriot: Your Cross of Lenin is in the mail.