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Facebook and Twitter Face International Scrutiny after Trump Ban

6 days ago   |   By NY Times

Human rights groups and activists have spent years urging the companies to do more to remove content that encouraged violence.
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Watch now: Big tech becomes a big political target

6 days ago   |   By Stl Today

Technology companies have become political targets, with Facebook getting hit with an antitrust suit and Republicans complaining about social media platforms' ban on President Donald Trump. Jim Gallagher argues for breaking up Facebook and Google, while David Nicklaus says that...
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Trump backers seek online refuges after big tech backlash

6 days ago   |   By Chron

Online supporters of President Donald Trump are scattering to smaller social media platforms, fleeing what they say is unfair treatment by Facebook, Twitter and other big tech firms looking to squelch misinformation and threats of violence.
The efforts by those mainstream platforms, prompted by the deadly rampage at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, will likely succeed, according to social media and misinformation experts. But the crackdown could send some of Trump's fiercest supporters retreating to dark and secret spaces on the internet where conspiracy theories and violent rhetoric run...
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There's a basic problem with calling Facebook and Twitter 'platforms' - and it took Trump for us to see it

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

6 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement After years of poisoning the civic well with his unique brand of lies, insults, distortions, narcissism, and overall poor manners, Donald Trump has found himself deplatformed .
My spellchecker doesn't like this word, and I don't like it either, at least in reference to the actions Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and others have taken to silence, ban, suspend, penalize, and otherwise restrict the soon-to-be-ex-President and others from publishing on their respective properties.
Deplatforming, in contrast to these plain-English descriptions of Trump's plight, is a...
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Biden is Sworn In and Stocks Rally to New High

Biden is Sworn In and Stocks Rally to New High

Big day in Washington as Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president. As I always advice investors, don't confuse your politics with the market. For its part, the S&P 500... Read more ...

Wall Street hits records as hopes build for more stimulus

Wall Street hits records as hopes build for more stimulus

Stocks rallied to record highs on Wall Street as traders hoped that new leadership in Washington will mean more support for the economy, which is still reeling from joblessness... Read more ...

Biden Order Blocks Keystone XL Pipeline

Biden Order Blocks Keystone XL Pipeline

This likely means the end of the $8 billion pipeline, a years-long project that would have carried oil sands crude from Alberta, Canada to the American Gulf Coast. Read more ...

Wall Street hits records amid profit reports, DC changeover

Wall Street hits records amid profit reports, DC changeover

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Instagram Guides: Here's Everything You Need to Know

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Biden To Extend Order Limiting Pandemic Evictions

Biden To Extend Order Limiting Pandemic Evictions

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Peter Thiel and his Silicon Valley allies advised Trump to pardon Anthony...

Peter Thiel and his Silicon Valley allies advised Trump to pardon Anthony Levandowski, the ex-Google engineer who pleaded guilty to stealing trade secrets and faced 18 months in prison

Summary List Placement Upon the advice of venture capitalist Peter Thiel and those close to him, Donald Trump pardoned Anthony Levandowski, the former Google executive who was... Read more ...

Short-seller Jim Chanos transitioned his Tesla short position into put...

Short-seller Jim Chanos transitioned his Tesla short position into put options to limit his downside

Summary List Placement Famed short-seller Jim Chanos remains short Tesla, but is now utilizing options for the exposure rather than directly short-selling shares. "We... Read more ...

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How much does TurboTax cost? Here's how much you'll pay to prepare and file...

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Summary List Placement TurboTax is one of the most popular tax software providers, but it's not the cheapest. There is a free version that supports W-2 income, unemployment... Read more ...