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Twitter, Facebook lock down Trump after social media-fueled riot in D.C.

A tumultuous attempt to seize the U.S. Capitol brought.....»»

Category: topSource: latimesJan 6th, 2021

Venture capitalists are condemning "domestic terrorists" for storming the Capitol and urge Jack Dorsey to lock Trump"s Twitter account

Venture capitalists are decrying the violence unfolding on Capitol Hill in tweets. Some say social media giants like .....»»

Category: smallbizSource: nytJan 6th, 2021

Mark Zuckerberg claimed the reason Facebook keeps showing up in Capitol riot lawsuits is because it"s really helpful to police

During a congressional hearing on social-media misinformation, Zuckerberg said Facebook didn't p.....»»

Category: smallbizSource: nytMar 25th, 2021

There were only 2 medics on site to treat wounded officers during the Capitol siege, according to new FOIA docs obtained by the AP

One medic said that officers were "being pulled into the crowd and trampled, assaulted with scaffolding materials, and/or bear maced by protesters." A pro-Trump mob.....»»

Category: worldSource: nytMar 5th, 2021

Trump appointee arrested over Capitol riot took a police riot shield and fought with officers, affidavit says

The FBI pieced together footage of the man said to be Federico Klein, a Trump appointee, fighting with police at the Capitol riot on January 6. Police bodycamera footage from the Ca.....»»

Category: worldSource: nytMar 5th, 2021

Capitol police are still reeling from the deadly January 6 attack, and officers are demanding answers

Several officers told CNN that leaders gave conflicting commands during the attack. Capitol police in riot gear guard as supporters of Donald Trump try to open a door of the US Capi.....»»

Category: personnelSource: nytFeb 4th, 2021

The US Capitol riot was not the language of the unheard

For years, media outlets and big technology companies have provided a platform for the dangerous views espoused by Donald Trump's.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 29th, 2021

Twitter bans MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell

The fierce Trump ally has repeatedly violated policies barring the spread of election misinformation, the social media giant says......»»

Category: topSource: washpostJan 26th, 2021

31 police officers are under investigation over their suspected involvement in the Capitol riot, as departments face pressure to weed out white nationalists

Officers across the US have been placed on leave while their involvement in the January 6 pro-Trump riot is investigated. Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as they .....»»

Category: dealsSource: nytJan 25th, 2021

GOP House leader Kevin McCarthy says that "everybody across this country has some responsibility" for Capitol riots

McCarthy, the Republican House Minority Leader, pointed to Trump, Democrats, social media, and botched public safety efforts in his reasoning. President Donald Trump.....»»

Category: dealsSource: nytJan 23rd, 2021

Why Big Tech and Conservatives Are Clashing on Free Speech

When Twitter banned President Donald Trump after a mob he had encouraged stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, the White House fell into an unusual social media silence. But the company’s move, followed by actions by Facebook, Apple, Google and A.....»»

Category: topSource: washpostJan 20th, 2021

Biden takes over POTUS Twitter account, inheriting a blank slate from Trump

President-elect Joe Biden’s administration will take over the official White House social media accounts Wednesday. But Twitter won’t transfer followers, unlike with the previous administration......»»

Category: topSource: washpostJan 20th, 2021

Rush To Judgment On Trump? Multiple Leftists Arrested For Capitol Riot

Rush To Judgment.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJan 15th, 2021

YouTube locks Trump’s official account

The Google-owned site’s decision to cut President Trump off from the site follows decisions by other social media giants to restrict Trump on their platforms......»»

Category: smallbizSource: nytJan 14th, 2021

Jack Dorsey breaks his silence on Twitter"s decision to ban Trump after Capitol riots

"I do not celebrate or feel pride in our having to ban @realDonaldTrump," Dorsey said in a Twitter rant on the current status of social media. Burhaan Kinu/H.....»»

Category: personnelSource: nytJan 13th, 2021

YouTube cites violence concerns in barring posting of new content by Trump

Alphabet Inc.'s YouTube video streaming service suspended President Trump's account Tuesday evening, days after other large tech platforms responded to a deadly riot at the Capitol by banning the president. On .....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 13th, 2021

House Democrats to look into social media’s role in Capitol riot as part of broad disinformation inquiry

House Democrats plan to investigate the role Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites had in the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol as part of a broader look at the rising threat of disinformation online......»»

Category: topSource: washpostJan 12th, 2021

Why Big Tech, U.S. Conservatives Battle Over Speech

When Twitter banned President Donald Trump after a mob he had encouraged stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, the White House fell into an unusual social media silence. But the company’s move, followed by actions by Facebook, Apple, Google and A.....»»

Category: topSource: washpostJan 12th, 2021

Key Words: Melania Trump mourns those killed in Capitol riot and calls out ‘unwarranted personal attacks’ on her in controversial remarks

First lady names the participants killed during last week’s violence before mentioning dead Capitol Police officers......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 11th, 2021

: How much money was President Trump’s Twitter account worth?

Shares in the social-media company fell 6% Monday. ‘Most advertisers won’t touch anything Trump related,' one analyst said......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 11th, 2021