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Facebook and Twitter Face International Scrutiny after Trump Ban

2 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

2 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

3 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

3 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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UK aims to give 1st COVID-19 shot to all adults by September

UK aims to give 1st COVID-19 shot to all adults by September

LONDON - The U.K. government plans to offer a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine to every adult by September as the nation's health care system battles the worst crisis in its... Read more ...

Threat of inauguration violence casts a long shadow over social media

Threat of inauguration violence casts a long shadow over social media

As the U.S. heads into one of the most perilous phases of American democracy since the Civil War, social media companies are scrambling to shore up their patchwork defenses for... Read more ...

The Latest: Biden aide says virus vaccine plan on track

The Latest: Biden aide says virus vaccine plan on track

WASHINGTON - Incoming White House chief of staff Ron Klain says the coronavirus pandemic will get worse before it gets better, projecting another 100,000 deaths from COVID-19... Read more ...

After Trump's Twitter ban, critics want other populists like Brazil's Jair...

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

Summary List Placement President Trump's social media ban has opened a can of worms for tech firms who face calls from activists and academics to clamp down on other populist... Read more ...

Cryptocurrencies and SPACs show signs of 'irrational exuberance,' but the...

Cryptocurrencies and SPACs show signs of 'irrational exuberance,' but the stock market is not in a bubble, says UBS

Summary List Placement UBS's Mark Haefele said in a Friday note that while cryptocurrencies and SPACs show signs of "irrational exuberance," investors shouldn't worry that the... Read more ...

One measure of unemployment suggests Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus plan...

One measure of unemployment suggests Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus plan could do more harm than good, says one top Wall Street strategist

Summary List Placement The US economy is receiving fresh fiscal support after months of plodding negotiations. But one measure of the labor market suggests the massive stimulus... Read more ...

Kamala Harris will resign from her Senate seat on Monday ahead of...

Kamala Harris will resign from her Senate seat on Monday ahead of inauguration as vice president

Summary List Placement Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will resign from her Senate seat on Monday, two days before a historic inauguration where she and President-elect Joe... Read more ...

FINDING A JOB IN 2021: Your guide to making big career moves and landing the...

FINDING A JOB IN 2021: Your guide to making big career moves and landing the role you've always wanted

Summary List Placement To put it lightly, job searching during a pandemic can be a challenge. Worldwide lockdowns have forced remote work, and the resulting recession has... Read more ...

I'm a business coach who made $400,000 while pregnant with my first child...

I'm a business coach who made $400,000 while pregnant with my first child. Here are 5 strategies I lived by to balance motherhood and running a company

Summary List Placement When I discovered I was pregnant with my first child in January, I remember being terrified. I was excited about being a mom, but - as a female... Read more ...

US small-cap stocks have raced ahead of their bigger peers in 2021. Experts...

US small-cap stocks have raced ahead of their bigger peers in 2021. Experts say a number of factors could send them higher

Summary List Placement The stock market recovery from the coronavirus crash in the spring of 2020 was all about the biggest US names: Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and... Read more ...