• Threat of inauguration violence casts a long shadow over social media

    1 month ago - By Tech Crunch

    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 a moment they appear to have believed would never come.
    Most major platforms pulled the emergency break last week, deplatforming the president of the United States and enforcing suddenly robust rules against conspiracies, violent threats and undercurrents of armed insurrection, all of which proliferated on those services for years. But within a week's time, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Apple and Google had all made...
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  • Social Media Site Gab Is Surging, Even As Critics Blame It For Capitol Violence

    Social Media Site Gab Is Surging, Even As Critics Blame It For Capitol Violence

    1 month ago - By NPR

    As federal investigators begin to launch criminal cases against some of the perpetrators of the violence, a growing chorus of advocates and lawmakers say tech companies bear some responsibility, too. (Image credit: Rafael Henrique/SIPA Images/Reuters)
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