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The Trump ban across social media wasn't censorship - it was a series of editorial decisions by media companies that call themselves social platforms

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement In the wake of Trump's permanent ban from Twitter and indefinite ban from Facebook, right-wing public figures cried censorship. Media personalities and politicians alike claimed the situation was Orwellian, akin to the events of "1984"; on right-wing cable news networks, show hosts wryly welcomed their viewers to "Communist China."
As an academic who researches social media platforms and the extremist groups that thrive on them, I agree that the Trump bans raise important questions about the role of Facebook and Twitter in shaping political discourse and information...
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After Trump's Twitter ban, critics want other populists like Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro and India's Narendra Modi booted from social media

After Trump's Twitter ban, critics want other populists like Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro and India's Narendra Modi booted from social media

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement President Trump's social media ban has opened a can of worms for tech firms who face calls from activists and academics to clamp down on other populist leaders such as Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro and India's Narendra Modi.
Trump was suspended from Facebook on January 7, a day after supporters of the president sieged the US Capitol. He was subsequently booted off Twitter - his primary channel for broadcasting messages to an audience of millions - and YouTube.
Now that tech firms have shown themselves willing to clamp down on political leaders in extreme circumstances...
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