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Purging Today’s Freedom Activists: Why Big Tech’s Censorship Isn’t Directed Solely at Trump Supporters

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>There’s been a lot of unrest in the U.S. and just before the presidential election’s electoral vote, Big Tech took action and censored a great number of individuals and even competing social media platforms. Moreover, even after President Biden’s first few days in office, social media apps continued to purge dissent. On …

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Twitch’s Trump ban sustained after leaving office

Enlarge / Photo illustration of the Twitch logo on a smartphone. Getty Images | Thomas Trutschel On Wednesday, an automated alert about Twitch account bans included a somewhat surprising account name: “@DonaldTrump.” The surprise came because Twitch had already “indefinitely suspended” the former president’s official Twitch channel on January 7 in the wake of his January …

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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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Law Decoded: The guard changes, and with it, the tweets, Jan. 8–15

Every Friday, Law Decoded delivers analysis on the week’s critical stories in the realms of policy, regulation and law. Editor’s note Armed National Guardsmen are building up concentric perimeters of black barricades around the U.S. Capitol and its whole neighborhood of federal buildings in preparation for the Biden inauguration and protests against it on Wednesday. …

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YouTube removes content from Donald Trump’s channel, blocks new uploads

After a Trump rally and march ended with an assault on the Capitol by supporters of the president, many social media companies responded by banning his accounts or limiting Donald Trump’s posts. YouTube previously removed a video where Donald Trump called the rioters “very special,” but otherwise did not restrict his posts, while Facebook indefinitely …

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Amazon is cutting off Parler’s servers

SOPA Images via Getty Images Amazon has told Parler it will suspend the company’s AWS hosting services access, according to BuzzFeed News. The news comes on the same day that Apple suspended the social media app, which supporters of President Donald Trump and far-right extremists used to plan the January 6th riot at the US …

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Apple kicks Parler out of the App Store

Hollie Adams via Getty Images Apple has removed Parler from the App Store for failing to moderate its community. On January 8th, Apple gave the company, which operates a social media network popular with Donald Trump supporters and the far-right, 24 hours to take a tougher stance on content the company said “encourages illegal activity.” …

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Donald Trump is trying (and failing) to get around Twitter’s ban

Scott Olson via Getty Images Only a few hours after Twitter announced a ban on President Donald Trump’s @realdonaldtrump account, he has attempted to tweet from at least two other accounts under his control. Tweets posted to the official @POTUS account were swiftly deleted, and after the same thread was posted on the Trump campaign’s …

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Donald Trump has been kicked off of Twitter

Twitter A few days ago, after Twitter temporarily suspended Donald Trump’s account, the company said that any further breaches of its terms could result in suspension. As detailed in a blog post, Twitter decided that some of the president’s tweets posted today violate its policies and as a result his personal @realdonaldtrump account is no …

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Donald Trump Banned From Twitter in Final Days of Presidency

U.S. President Donald Trump has been permanently banned from Twitter, less than two weeks before he is set to leave office. Twitter announced the move late Friday, saying it had conducted a “close review” of the President’s recent tweets and how they were being received, and concluding that two tweets on Friday might lead to …

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