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Steve Bannon’s show pulled off Twitter and YouTube over calls for violence

Steve Bannon’s show pulled off Twitter and YouTube over calls for violence Former Presidential advisor and right-wing pundit Steve Bannon had his show suspended from Twitter and an episode removed by YouTube after calling for violence against FBI director Christopher Wray and the government’s leading pandemic expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci. Bannon, speaking with co-host Jack […]

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TikTok takes down some hashtags related to election misinformation, leaves others

TikTok takes down some hashtags related to election misinformation, leaves others As social media platforms struggle to get U.S. election misinformation under control with varying degrees of success, TikTok has taken new actions to stop people from searching and browsing select hashtags associated with misinformation and conspiracies related to the U.S. election results. The video […]

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Daily Crunch: Social media confronts election misinformation

Daily Crunch: Social media confronts election misinformation You may have heard that the United States had a presidential election yesterday, with plenty of implications for the tech world, particularly with social media as one of the battlegrounds in the fight over the results. Meanwhile, major tech-relevant ballot measures, like California’s Proposition 22, also passed. I’ll […]

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Close US election results plunge social media into nightmare misinformation scenario

Close US election results plunge social media into nightmare misinformation scenario When Trump spoke early Tuesday morning, it became clear which long-dreaded election scenario an anxious nation was on the cusp of. “This is a fraud on the American public,” Trump said in remarks delivered from the White House, mixing his campaign with the presidency. […]

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Twitter restricts Trump’s tweet claiming that foes would ‘steal’ the election

Twitter restricts Trump’s tweet claiming that foes would ‘steal’ the election With key wins notched in a few states, Trump didn’t declare victory prematurely on election night as social media companies feared — but he did baselessly raise the specter of voter fraud. “We are up BIG, but they are trying to STEAL the Election,” […]

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Twitter hides Trump tweet attacking Supreme Court’s decision on Pennsylvania ballots

Twitter hides Trump tweet attacking Supreme Court’s decision on Pennsylvania ballots In an election eve preview of what to expect in the coming days, President Trump pushed the limits on Twitter’s election-specific policies Monday night. In a tweet, Trump railed against the Supreme Court’s decision to allow Pennsylvania officials to count ballots postmarked by Election […]

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What social networks have learned since the 2016 election

What social networks have learned since the 2016 election On the eve on the 2020 U.S. election, tensions are running high. The good news? 2020 isn’t 2016. Social networks are way better prepared to handle a wide array of complex, dangerous or otherwise ambiguous Election Day scenarios. The bad news: 2020 is its own beast, […]

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Trump hints at stopping “powerful” big tech in latest ‘get out the vote’ tweet

Trump hints at stopping “powerful” big tech in latest ‘get out the vote’ tweet If there was any doubt that yesterday’s flogging of big tech CEOs by Senate republicans was anything other than an electioneering stunt, president Trump has thumped the point home by tweeting a video message to voters in which he bashes “big […]

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Watch Facebook, Google, and Twitter’s CEOs defend the law that created social media to Congress

Watch Facebook, Google, and Twitter’s CEOs defend the law that created social media to Congress The CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google will appear before the Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday in big tech’s latest showdown with Congress. The Senate hearing will have a narrower, more policy-centric scope than other recent high profile tech hearings, […]

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How Jack Dorsey will defend Twitter in tomorrow’s Senate hearing on Section 230

How Jack Dorsey will defend Twitter in tomorrow’s Senate hearing on Section 230 Three of tech’s most prominent CEOs tomorrow will face the Senate Commerce Committee during a virtual hearing tomorrow and their opening statements are beginning to trickle out. The hearing, scheduled for 10 AM ET Wednesday, will see Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, Facebook’s Mark […]

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