Social media companies decided this past week they had finally seen enough from President Donald Trump. Twitter ended a nearly 12-year run and shuttered his account, severing an instant line of communication to his 89 million followers.
By Kevin Freking, Associated Press
Facebook and Twitter suspended President Trump’s accounts after the violence on Capitol Hill, on January 6, in a bid to prevent him from inciting further violence. Joan Donovan, research director at Harvard University’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public…
By PBS NewsHour
In a post Thursday morning, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said the risk of allowing Trump to use the platform is too great.
By Associated Press
Twitter said it was locking the president's account for 12 hours, and would keep it locked if some tweets were not removed.
By Candice Norwood
By Kelvin Chan, Associated Press
The EU outlined its long-awaited sweeping overhaul of digital regulations while the British government released its own plans to step up policing of harmful material online, signaling the next phase of technology regulation in Europe.
In our news wrap Wednesday, some Congress members say retired Army General Lloyd Austin's nomination for defense secretary could violate a rule prohibiting recently serving military officers from running the Defense Department, Britain health officials warn of possible side effects…
Facebook is one of the most valuable companies in the world, but its dominance is the subject of major new antitrust actions. A pair of lawsuits filed by the Federal Trade Commission, and by 46 states, allege that Facebook used…
By Marcy Gordon, Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press
Federal regulators asked for Facebook to be ordered to divest its Instagram and WhatsApp messaging services as the U.S. government and 48 states and districts accused the company of abusing its market power.
By Amna Nawaz, Alexis Cox
Two social media CEOs appeared virtually Tuesday before a Senate Judiciary Committee on censorship, disinformation and the 2020 election. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey faced a barrage of questions from lawmakers about their content restrictions and classifications --…
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