All the actions big tech companies have taken against Trump's social media accounts following the US Capitol siege

The rioters during the Capitol siege. Win McNamee/Getty Images The US Capitol siege by pro-President Donald Trump rioters on Wednesday has set off a wave of actions from big tech companies. Platforms like YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter have removed a video of Trump telling rioters "we love you, you're very special" but "go home in peace."   Twitter and Facebook have both locked Trump's respective social media accounts.  Here's a list of all the actions big tech companies have taken against...
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My 2020 Purge Piles ~ How You Too Can Become a Power Purger!

Keep reading to find out how you too can become a power purger! Okay friends, I’m back in the new year to talk about one of my favorite subjects. Yes I love organizing but what I value most about the organizing PROCESS is the purging part! Purging (or decluttering if you prefer) is essential to keeping an organized home. Not the pretty baskets and bins, not the perfectly lined shelves of storage, not even lovely cleared off countertops. Those clutter-free countertops will do you absolutely no ...
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Ancient Tokyo gun squads, train tracks and traffic lights

Tokyo is a city that’s constantly reinventing itself, which is something I’ve been trying to document of late in relation to the capital’s disappearing old bars and businesses. But those kinds of changes are nothing when you start going back further in time. Like way back to the1600s for example, when the area below was home to a 100-man gun squad — which given its current guise, feels more akin to fantasy than historical fact.
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TikTok bans videos of Trump inciting mob, blocks #stormthecapital and other hashtags

For obvious reasons, Trump doesn’t have a TikTok account. But the President’s speeches that helped incite the mob who yesterday stormed the U.S. Capitol will have no home on TikTok’s platform. The company confirmed to TechCrunch its content policy around the Capitol riots will see it removing videos of Trump’s speeches to supporters. It will also redirect specific hashtags used by rioters, like #stormthecapitol and #patriotparty, to reduce their content’s visibility in the app. TikTok says that ...
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Michelle Obama tears into pro-Trump rioters for carrying out 'the wishes of an infantile and unpatriotic president' who 'can't handle the truth of his own failures'

Michelle Obama. AP Former first lady Michelle Obama released a searing statement Thursday ripping into President Donald Trump's "violent" supporters for laying siege to the US Capitol on Wednesday. "Like all of you, I watched as a gang — organized, violent, and mad they'd lost an election — laid siege to the United States Capitol," Obama said in a statement. The day was "a fulfillment of the wishes of an infantile and unpatriotic president who can't handle the truth of his own failures," s...
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How to mirror your iPhone's screen onto a Mac computer, using QuickTime or a third-party program

If you want a bigger iPhone screen, you could buy a newer model — or, you could learn how to mirror your iPhone's screen on a Mac computer. Using a Mac's QuickTime player, you can easily mirror your iPhone screen on your Mac. You can also use the third-party app Reflector to optimize iPhone content that is set up for AirPlay to be played on your computer. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. One of the iPhone's greatest assets is its connectivity. Built into Apple p...
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This and That

A mix of photos in Paris. I saw this in the St Germain des Pres Church. It’s the tomb of the Kind of Poland which puzzled me until I saw that he had once been the head of the Abby. It was too light to really show the lights on these trees but it’s still a pretty corner. A lovely courtyard. The lights came on on the Saint Sulpice Church. A closeup. I love this fountain with its smooth fall of water.
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Link Love: Fun Fashion Resources to Kick off 2021

Here are some resources if you are interested in going the vintage route this year, want to learn how to make your own clothes or want to try on make-up from the safety of your own home: Popsugar rounds up 11 vintage shops on Etsy that are “cooler than your local thrift store”. They also have tips for other great places to buy vintage and resell your old clothes. Refinery29 shares 13 Instagram accounts you can follow if you want to start making your own clothes. Allure points us to 11 hair, mak...
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Kourtney Kardashian's creepy bloody red photos freak fans out 

Kourtney Kardashian is known for her beautifully curated Instagram feed, so when she took...
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While CEOs across America decry the rampage in Washington, Jeff Bezos is silent and Elon Musk is posting memes

Jeff Bezos (left) and Elon Musk. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts Following Wednesday's attack on the US Capitol, business leaders from a range of industries, including finance, tech, and automotive, have condemned the rampage.  But two of the world's most powerful CEOs — Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos — have yet to issue a statement denouncing the insurrection.  While Bezos has been silent on social media, Musk has tweeted multiple memes, one of which was a Burning Man joke. He also seemed to partially b...
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Snapchat locked Trump's account after a mob sieged the Capitol building in Washington

Evan Spiegel answers questions at the 2018 Code conference. Greg Sandoval/Business Insider Snapchat locked president Donald Trump's account on Wednesday, during the violent insurrection at the US Capitol. A pro-Trump mob broke into and occupied the Capitol building. Four people died as a result of the violence. Snapchat had stopped promoting Trump's account in the app's Discover section starting in June 2020 due to his comments during anti-police brutality protests. Facebook and Twitter su...
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Social platforms flex their power, lock down Trump accounts

By DAVID KLEPPER and MATT O’BRIEN After years of treating President Donald Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric with a light touch, Facebook and Instagram are silencing his social media accounts for the rest of his presidency. The move, which many called justified following Wednesday’s insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, is also a reminder of the enormous power that social-media platforms can exercise when they choose. Facebook and Instagram said Thursday they will bar Trump from posting at least until t...
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23 virtual wine tastings hosted by vineyards, experts, and winemakers from around the world

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Getty Images As the pandemic continues, many people are still turning to online experiences for socializing.Wineries, winemakers, and wine connoisseurs are bringing the vineyards and tasting rooms straight to homes with virtual wine tastings.Many of the virtual tastings are free to join, and some ship wine right to your door as part of the package.Read more: 21 signature cocktail recipes from hotel...
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No, Via Getty is not the name of the US Capitol rioter who stole the podium

Yesterday, Politico and CNN journalist Ryan Lizza tweeted the photo of an idiotically gleeful fellow inside the US Capitol absconding with a podium. The photo was distributed by Getty Images, a news photo agency, and so Lizza's tweeted caption read "Via Getty, one the rioters steals a podium from the Capitol." — Read the rest
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Trump banned ‘indefinitely’ from Facebook and Instagram

Donald Trump has been banned from Facebook and Instagram “indefinitely” following the riots at the US Capitol building. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Trump’s accounts would be blocked at least until Joe Biden replaces him as president on January 20. “We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great,” Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post on Thursday. The social network had already blocked Trump from posting for 24 hours. It a...
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No, Via Getty is not the name of the US Capitol rioter who stole the lectern

Yesterday, Politico and CNN journalist Ryan Lizza tweeted the photo of an idiotically gleeful fellow inside the US Capitol absconding with a lectern. The photo was distributed by Getty Images, a news photo agency, and so Lizza's tweeted caption read "Via Getty, one the rioters steals a podium from the Capitol." — Read the rest
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'Brotherhood Is Healing': When Men's Self-Help Groups Collide With Covid Restrictions

Late last month, the self-help coach Jordan Maurice Bowditch posted a comedically wide-eyed photo of himself on Instagram and Facebook with a caption announcing that he had “survived” covid-19. “The week I likely got it, I connected with upwards of 100 people (and somewhere in there was unknowingly exposed).” During…Read more...
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A BIG YEAR FOR SMALL BUSINESS: 29 guides entrepreneurs need to achieve New Year's resolutions in 2021

It's time to say goodbye to 2020, and start the new year fresh. Klaus Vedfelt / Getty No matter how successful, every business could be run a little better. Insider put together a list of New Year's business resolutions for 2021, complete with guides on how to get them done. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Congratulations on making it through 2020, a year that was easy for very few businesses. Now for 2021. While New Year's Eve arrived with less fanfare than usual,...
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What is Kik? Here's what you need to know about the free messaging app

Kik is a free messaging app that boasts increased privacy and anonymity as features. Boy_Anupong/Getty Images Kik is a free messaging app that allows users to keep in touch with family and friends using Wi-Fi or your phone's mobile data.  Kik only requires an email address to sign up — there's no need to provide a phone number.  Kik is available on Android, iOS, and Amazon's Kindle Fire. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. While there is no shortage of free me...
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At the Rime and Hoar Café...

... you can talk all afternoon... preferably about things that are not raised in this morning's posts. Please challenge yourselves to discuss anything other than Trump, the last election, and yesterday's events in the Capitol. There are 7 posts this morning on those topics, so scroll down if you want to talk about that.It's a new year. What have you been up to? Have you embarked on a wholesome sunrise run routine or anything like that? Are you decluttering and "death cleaning"? Have you read ...
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Leading Thoughts for January 7, 2021

IDEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I. Geoff Colvin on self-knowledge: “The best performers observe themselves closely. They are in effect able to step outside themselves, monitor what is happening in their own minds, and ask how it’s going. Researchers call this metacognition—knowledge about your own knowledge, thinking about your own thinking. Top performers do this much more systematica...
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Facebook bans Trump through Biden inauguration, maybe longer

By BARBARA ORTUTAY and DAVID KLEPPER Facebook and Instagram will bar President Donald Trump from posting on its system at least until the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, the platform said Thursday. In a post announcing the unprecedented move, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said the risk of allowing Trump to use the platform is too great following the president’s incitement of a mob that touched off a deadly riot in the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. Zuckerberg says Trump’s account will ...
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George Saunders says writing new book was ‘like a spa day for my mind’

George Saunders remembers walking out of his classroom one day and realizing that all the work, all the “beautiful moments” he’d shared with his students over the past 20 years, might just disappear. Saunders’ latest book, the nonfiction guide to life and writing, “A Swim in a Pond in the Rain,” published on Jan. 12, represents his two decades of classroom experience as a creative writing professor at Syracuse University. “I think that was both the motivation to write the book and one of the ben...
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Block Of President Trump’s Facebook, Instagram Accounts Extended Indefinitely

Facebook said Thursday it was extending a block of President Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely, saying it believes “the risks of allowing President Trump to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great.”
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Edinson Cavani not intentionally racist in social media post, but term was offensive, says FA

Edinson Cavani was not intentionally racist in the Instagram post that brought him a three-match suspension, the Football Association says.
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Mark Zuckerberg announces Trump banned from Facebook and Instagram for ‘at least the next two weeks’

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced via his platform that Donald Trump will be blocked from using both Facebook and Instagram “for at least the next two weeks until the peaceful transition of power is complete.” The company blocked his accounts temporarily on Wednesday following Trump’s posting on content that incited his followers to violence, but now Zuckerberg says the ban is extended “indefinitely,” extending at least until Biden takes over as President. Both Facebook and Instagram...
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Instagram has privately told some influencers how much to post to boost engagement

Instagram/Samantha Lee/Business Insider Hi, this is Amanda Perelli and welcome back to Insider Influencers, our weekly rundown on the influencer and creator economy. Sign up for the newsletter here.Behind closed doors, Instagram is telling some influencers how frequently to post on the platform and what types of posts could help them boost their follower counts and engagement rates.My colleague Sydney Bradley spoke with three creators who said that Instagram had privately shared specific g...
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Facebook's ex-security chief has joined calls for social media platforms to 'cut off' Trump after violent mobs stormed the Capitol

Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump and Mark Zuckerberg. Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call, Mandel Ngan/AFP, Tobias Hase/Picture Alliance, all via Getty Images Facebook, along with Twitter, should ban President Donald Trump, Alex Stamos, a former Facebook security chief, tweeted Wednesday. After pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol, Trump released a video on social media where he spouted baseless claims about election fraud, including that he won in a "landslide." The platforms removed the videos, but crit...
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Muriel Fahrion, the artist behind the iconic Strawberry Shortcake and Care Bears, on creating from home, how she comes up with ideas for new characters, and her love for social media

Muriel Fahrion. Muriel Fahrion Muriel Fahrion today is the owner of Outta Thin Air Studio, but early in her career she helped develop the iconic kids characters Strawberry Shortcake and Care Bears. Fahrion resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she's been riding out the pandemic by focusing on her artwork and creating characters relevant for the current climate — such as characters supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and staying home. "I knew we needed to get the message across that we n...
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Congress confirms Biden's win following chaos of pro-Trump mob attack – live

Four dead after pro-Trump mob storms CapitolFull report: Congress certifies Joe Biden as presidentTrump promises ‘orderly transition’ but continues election liesTwitter, Facebook and Instagram lock Trump’s accountsSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 2.24pm GMT This is Joan Greve in Washington, taking over for Martin Belam. Here’s what the blog is keeping an eye on today: Joe Biden will deliver remarks in Wilmington, Delaware, a day after a pro-Trump mob stormed the C...
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