Nation Jan 10

EXPLAINER: Can social media companies boot Trump? Yes

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.

Politics Jan 09

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Twitter, FB have deplatformed Trump. Is it enough?

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…

Dec 15

EU, Britain to toughen rules, fines for tech giants

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.