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There"s a basic problem with calling Facebook and Twitter "platforms" - and it took Trump for us to see it

Referring to these tech companies as platforms, rather than media publishers, falsely acknowledges that protections are due to them.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 14th, 2021

Twitter and Facebook both banned Trump from their platforms. Here"s why that doesn"t violate the First Amendment - or any other laws

The First Amendment bans the government from regulating the speech of private people and companies, not the other way aro.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 9th, 2021

All the actions big tech companies have taken against Trump"s social media accounts following the US Capitol siege

Platforms like YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter have removed a video of Trump telling riote.....»»

Category: dealsSource: nytJan 7th, 2021

Trump"s leaving office. Don"t expect him to leave your news feed

Facebook and Twitter could ban a civilian Trump from their platforms — but they probably won't Facebook and Twitter could ban a civilian Trump from their platforms — but they probably won't.....»»

Category: topSource: latimesDec 13th, 2020

Citing Reuters report, health groups push tech firms to police tobacco marketing

More than 100 public health and anti-tobacco organizations are calling on Facebook Inc, Instagram, Twitter and Snap Inc to take "swift action" to curb advertising of tobacco products on their platforms......»»

Category: topSource: reutersMay 22nd, 2019

Trump accuses social media firms of discrimination against conservatives

Without calling out specific companies, President Donald Trump slammed social media outlets like Twitter and Facebook and said via Twitter that he might intervene if his allies’ accounts continued to be shut down......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 18th, 2018

Trump Renews Google Attack: Tweets Video Showing Search Bias

President Trump on Wednesday renewed his attacks on technology companies and platforms, including Twitter, Facebook Inc and Google, saying they were “trying to silence” people and suggestin.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeAug 29th, 2018

Justice Department warns tech companies as Facebook and Twitter defend themselves in Congress

A statement from the agency echoed sentiments from President Trump about anti-conservative bias in social media platforms......»»

Category: topSource: washpostSep 5th, 2018

Justice Department warns tech companies as Facebook and Twitter defend themselves in Congress

A statement from the agency echoed sentiments from President Trump about anti-conservative bias in social media platforms......»»

Category: topSource: washpostSep 5th, 2018

Alex Jones Was Banned By Twitter For Mean Words, Yet Antifa Groups Calling For Assassination Thrive

Submitted by FarLeftWatch Antifa groups are using Twitter and Facebook to advocate for the assassination of President Trump While social media companies collude to silence right-of-center influencers, violent far-lef.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeSep 13th, 2018

Members of the 116th Congress rail against social-media companies but posted to Twitter and Facebook a record 2.2 million times

The Pew Research Center found lawmakers drew record-breaking followings on the platforms in 2019 and 2020 amid arguments over social-med.....»»

Category: dealsSource: nyt5 hr. 49 min. ago

Twitter’s misinformation problem is much bigger than Trump. The crowd may help solve it.

Twitter's Birdwatch pilot lets selected users write corrections and fact checks on potentially misleading tweets......»»

Category: topSource: washpostJan 25th, 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

Exiled from social media mainstream, Trump and his followers will find life different at the extreme corners of the Web

There will always be ways for Trump to make his views known on the Internet. But those who get purged from Twitter, Facebook and YouTube and move to comparatively obscure alternatives find their freedom to speak intact but their reach diminished......»»

Category: topSource: washpostJan 20th, 2021

The Trump ban across social media wasn"t censorship - it was a series of editorial decisions by media companies that call themselves social platforms

Becca Lewis says the difference between how social media companies present themselves and how they actually function is reaching a breaking point. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnav Becca Lewi.....»»

Category: smallbizSource: nytJan 17th, 2021

After Trump"s Twitter ban, critics want other populists like Brazil"s Jair Bolsonaro and India"s Narendra Modi booted from social media

Critics see tech platforms' Trump ban as an opportunity to deplatform other populist politicians who spread misinformation. President Donald Trump and Indian prime minister Narendra Modi. Hindustan Times / Contri.....»»

Category: smallbizSource: nytJan 17th, 2021

YouTube suspends Trump, days after Twitter and Facebook

YouTube has suspended President Trump’s official account, barring him from uploading videos for at least a week......»»

Category: smallbizSource: nytJan 13th, 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

Tech leads stock retreat from record highs as conservative censorship hits Twitter, Facebook

U.S. equity markets were fell Monday morning as investors weighed Big Tech's censorship of President Trump and conservative voices......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsJan 11th, 2021

What is Gab? The far-right social media site that Google and Apple banned and that is still gaining thousands of new users after Twitter and Facebook deplatformed Trump

Gab was launched in 2016 for users who don't like Twitter and Facebook's rules on f.....»»

Category: dealsSource: nytJan 11th, 2021

Twitter, Amazon, Facebook face fallout from taking action against Trump and his supporters

Twitter shares initially plunged by more than 10 percent Monday morning, leaving the tech giant bracing for fallout in Washington and on Wall Street over its decision to ban President Trump......»»

Category: topSource: washpostJan 11th, 2021