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

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

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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 with over 1 million users would…
Biden plans to release full vaccine supply, reversing Trump policy

Biden plans to release full vaccine supply, reversing Trump policy

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Enlarge / President-elect Joe Biden delivers remarks January 07, 2021 in Wilmington, Delaware. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories President-elect Joe Biden is reportedly planning to ditch the current Trump administration policy of withholding half of all available COVID-19 doses to ensure that the requisite second doses are available, according to a report by CNN. Instead,…
Ajit Pai offers mild criticism of Trump incitement, drops Section 230 plan

Ajit Pai offers mild criticism of Trump incitement, drops Section 230...

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Enlarge / Ajit Pai backs slowly away from President Trump. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said he is dropping his plan to help President Trump impose a crackdown on social-media platforms and offered mild criticism of Trump's incitement of a mob that stormed the US Capitol in a failed bid to overturn the election…
FBI arrests Republican lawmaker who stormed Capitol with pro-Trump mob

FBI arrests Republican lawmaker who stormed Capitol with pro-Trump mob

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Enlarge / Derrick Evans shouts on his Facebook livestream as a mob enters the US Capitol.Derrick EvansThe West Virginia state lawmaker who was part of a pro-Trump mob that stormed the US Capitol was arrested today and is being charged by federal authorities. Derrick Evans, a newly elected Republican who was sworn in to the…
Dominion Voting suing “kraken” lawyer Sidney Powell for $1.3B

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

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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. Dominion Voting Systems has filed a suit against former Trump campaign attorney Sidney Powell, alleging that her widespread, unfounded conspiracy theories led to both reputational damage to the company…
Donald Trump has finally earned a permaban from Twitter

Donald Trump has finally earned a permaban from Twitter

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

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

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Enlarge / The image currently at the top of r/donaldtrump.Reddit 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 message pointing to…
How the Trump-incited mob may have caused a COVID superspreader event

How the Trump-incited mob may have caused a COVID superspreader event

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Enlarge / A mask is left behind in a hallway at the US Capitol January 7, 2021, in Washington, DC. The US Congress has finished the certification for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' Electoral College win after pro-Trump mobs stormed the Capitol and temporarily stopped the process. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories…
Republican state lawmaker livestreamed himself in mob storming US Capitol

Republican state lawmaker livestreamed himself in mob storming US Capitol

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Enlarge / Derrick Evans shouts on his Facebook livestream as a mob enters the US Capitol.Derrick EvansA Republican lawmaker recently elected to the West Virginia State Legislature yesterday livestreamed himself storming the US Capitol with the Trump-incited mob that tried to stop certification of Joe Biden's presidential election victory. Derrick Evans, who was sworn in…
Twitter, Facebook give Trump temp bans after insurrectionists storm Capitol [Updated]

Twitter, Facebook give Trump temp bans after insurrectionists storm Capitol [Updated]

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Enlarge / Supporters of US President Donald Trump breach the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. Update, 8:40pm EST: Facebook has now suspended Trump from posting on its site for the next 24 hours, Axios reports. The company also said in a blog post that it would be searching for and removing…

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