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What motivates the motivated reasoning of pro-Trump conspiracists?

Enlarge / January 7, 2021 – St. Paul, Minn. — Trump supporters gather at the Minnesota Governor’s Residence after a “Storm The Capitol” event at the Minnesota State Capitol. Chad Davis / Flickr Motivated reasoning is the idea that our mental processes often cause us to filter the evidence we accept based on whether it’s …

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Recommended Reading: ‘WandaVision’ begins Marvel’s TV slate on Disney+

Disney+ WandaVision is a nostalgic escape from this chaotic reality into another Charles Pulliam-Moore, io9 io9 offers some details on the first episodes of the new Marvel series that debuted this week on Disney+. Whether you’re okay to read about the show in advance or wait until you’ve discovered it for yourself, this piece points out …

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With Trump’s vaccine rollout in chaos, Biden unveils five-point plan

Enlarge / US President-elect Joe Biden delivers remarks on his plan to administer COVID-19 vaccines in Wilmington, Delaware on January 15, 2021. Getty | Angela Weiss President-elect Joe Biden on Friday unveiled a five-point plan to try to rescue the country’s beleaguered COVID-19 vaccination campaign and achieve his stated goal of reaching 100 million shots …

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Jack Dorsey cites Bitcoin as a better model for the internet in Trump ban explanation

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey cited his passion for Bitcoin and decentralization in a 13-Tweet thread today explaining why the company banned U.S. President Donald Trump from the platform last week. Although claiming this was the “right decision for Twitter,” Dorsey admits it sets a dangerous precedent. Having to take these actions fragment the public conversation. …

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‘Was This Correct?’ Twitter’s Dorsey Asks About Banning Trump and Then Says ‘Yes’

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey took to (where else?) Twitter to ask the question “Was this correct?” regarding his company’s decision to ban U.S. President Donald Trump from the platform following last week’s attack on the Capitol. After that opening expression of doubt, he proceeded to answer that yes, it was. UPDATE (Jan. 14, 02:00 UTC): …

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Facebook and Twitter could be sued for “censorship” under proposed state law

Enlarge Getty Images | Peter Dazeley Republican state lawmakers in North Dakota want Facebook and Twitter to face lawsuits from users who have been “censored.” A bill submitted by the six legislators last week is titled, “an Act to permit civil actions against social media sites for censoring speech.” It says that social media websites …

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Republican lawmaker resigns after arrest for storming US Capitol

Enlarge / Derrick Evans in the West Virginia House of Delegates. Derrick Evans The Republican lawmaker who was arrested for storming the US Capitol has resigned from the West Virginia State Legislature. “I hereby resign as a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, effective immediately,” Derrick Evans wrote in a one-sentence letter to West …

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Donald Trump has finally earned a permaban from Twitter

Enlarge Aurich Lawson / Getty Twitter has permanently suspended President Donald Trump’s personal Twitter account due to repeated incitement of violence, the company announced Friday night. “After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them—specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter—we have permanently suspended …

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Reddit’s largest remaining Trump community banned for “inciting violence” [Updated]

Enlarge / The image currently at the top of r/donaldtrump. Reddit Original story: On Friday, Reddit joined this week’s response to violent online rhetoric as spearheaded by President Donald Trump and removed its “r/donaldtrump” community, the site’s largest existing community dedicated specifically to Trump. Visiting any of that community’s pages now leads to a simple …

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Dominion Voting suing “kraken” lawyer Sidney Powell for $1.3B

Enlarge / Sidney Powell, flanked by Rudy Giuliani, at a press conference on Nov. 19, three days before the Trump campaign publicly cut ties with her. Tom Williams | CQ Roll Call | Getty Images Dominion Voting Systems has filed a suit against former Trump campaign attorney Sidney Powell, alleging that her widespread, unfounded conspiracy …

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