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Facebook and Twitter Face International Scrutiny after Trump Ban

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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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Jack's back: Chinese e-tycoon ends silence with online video

Jack's back: Chinese e-tycoon ends silence with online video

BEIJING - China's highest-profile entrepreneur, Jack Ma, appeared Wednesday in an online video, ending a 2 1/2-month absence from public view that prompted speculation about... Read more ...

Photos show what DC looks like a day before Biden's inauguration

Photos show what DC looks like a day before Biden's inauguration

Summary List Placement Inauguration Day 2021 is unlike those in the past. President-elect Joe Biden and VP-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn in amid a coronavirus pandemic that... Read more ...

Whitmer proposes $5.6B plan to combat, recover from virus

Whitmer proposes $5.6B plan to combat, recover from virus

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday unveiled a $5.6 billion plan to combat and recover from the coronavirus pandemic, proposing the use of billions in federal... Read more ...

Japan shares fall on pandemic worries as rest of Asia rises

Japan shares fall on pandemic worries as rest of Asia rises

TOKYO - Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday, ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration as U.S. president. Japan's benchmark lost early gains as worries grew about the surge in... Read more ...

The Latest: Hawaii says scarcity hinders vaccination efforts

The Latest: Hawaii says scarcity hinders vaccination efforts

HONOLULU - Hawaii's leaders say limited supply is the main thing constraining distribution of the coronavirus vaccine in the state. Read more ...

Indiana governor touts COVID-19 recovery in State of State

Indiana governor touts COVID-19 recovery in State of State

INDIANAPOLIS - Gov. Eric Holcomb touted Indiana as rebounding from the COVID-19 pandemic and called during the annual State of the State speech Tuesday night for the... Read more ...

January 19 COVID-19 Test Results

January 19 COVID-19 Test Results

Note: Bloomberg has great data on vaccinations. "The U.S. has administered 15.6 million doses" The testing data is probably still light due to the holiday, but it is possible... Read more ...

EXCLUSIVE: Oracle created a new cloud and AI org, and an exec once under...

EXCLUSIVE: Oracle created a new cloud and AI org, and an exec once under consideration for co-CEO has stepped back in to lead it

Summary List Placement Oracle has formed a new cloud and artificial intelligence organization, and executive VP Don Johnson - the former Oracle Cloud Infrastructure boss once... Read more ...

FHA vs. Conventional Loans: Which Is Better?

FHA vs. Conventional Loans: Which Is Better?

When it comes to affording a new home , you have a few types of home loans to choose from. Prospective homebuyers often compare the FHA vs. the conventional loan when... Read more ...

Daily Crunch: Microsoft backs Cruise

Daily Crunch: Microsoft backs Cruise

Autonomous vehicle company Cruise raises a $2 billion new round, Netflix keeps growing and WhatsApp faces more privacy concerns. This is your Daily Crunch for January 19... Read more ...