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Meet the social media detectives who are trawling through a sea of online footage to help identify the US Capitol insurrectionists

A pro-Trump protester takes a photo of other protesters who climbed a media platform after breaking through barriers onto the grounds of the Capitol Building on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Jon Cherry/Getty Images Thousands of people on social media have taken it upon themselves to help authorities identify some of the Trump supporters who stormed the US Capitol last week. Using publicly available photos, videos, social media accounts, several analysts and civilians have been success...
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House Democrats call for accountability while Republicans call for unity and rail against 'cancel culture' in impeachment debate

Reuters The House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump on Wednesday for the "incitement of insurrection" in the wake of last week's deadly Capitol siege. During the House debate, Democrats argued Trump must be held accountable for provoking the violent mob, while Republicans called for "unity and healing" and defended the president's rhetoric and election lies.  Trump is the first president in American history to be impeached twice. His impeachment is also the most bipartis...
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House members engage in a fiery debate over impeaching Trump for inciting an insurrection at the Capitol

Reuters The House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump on Wednesday for the "incitement of insurrection" in the wake of last week's deadly Capitol siege. During the House debate, Democrats argued Trump must be held accountable for provoking the violent mob, while Republicans called for "unity and healing" and defended the president's rhetoric and election lies.  Trump is the first president in American history to be impeached twice. His impeachment is also the most bipartis...
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The House prepares to impeach the president after a fiery debate and as Trump is more isolated than ever

Reuters The House of Representatives is poised to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time for "incitement of insurrection" following last week's deadly Capitol siege. Debate over the article of impeachment began shortly after 9 a.m. ET and can be watched online on C-SPAN, YouTube, and the House's official website. Scroll down to watch the livestream and follow Insider's live coverage of the historic event. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The House of Represe...
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Democratic Rep. Cori Bush makes a fiery speech calling to impeach 'the white supremacist in chief'

Reuters The House of Representatives is poised to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time for "incitement of insurrection" following last week's deadly Capitol siege. Debate over the article of impeachment began shortly after 9 a.m. ET and can be watched online on C-SPAN, YouTube, and the House's official website. Scroll down to watch the livestream and follow Insider's live coverage of the historic event. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The House of Represe...
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LIVE: House minority leader Kevin McCarthy says Trump 'bears responsibility' for the Capitol siege and shoots down antifa conspiracy theories

Reuters The House of Representatives is poised to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time for "incitement of insurrection" following last week's deadly Capitol siege. Debate over the article of impeachment began shortly after 9 a.m. ET and can be watched online on C-SPAN, YouTube, and the House's official website. Scroll down to watch the livestream and follow Insider's live coverage of the historic event. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The House of Represe...
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LIVE: Rep. Cedric Richmond says some Republicans are 'co-conspirators' in the insurrection and tells them to 'man up, woman up,' and defend the Constitution

Reuters The House of Representatives is poised to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time for "incitement of insurrection" following last week's deadly Capitol siege. Debate over the article of impeachment began shortly after 9 a.m. ET and can be watched online on C-SPAN, YouTube, and the House's official website. Scroll down to watch the livestream and follow Insider's live coverage of the historic event. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The House of Represe...
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Trump claims people think his rally that incited the deadly Capitol riot was 'totally appropriate'

US President Donald Trump. Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Speaking publicly for the first time on Tuesday, President Donald Trump told reporters that "people" believe a speech he gave that incited last week's deadly Capitol insurrection was "totally appropriate." He also said the push to impeach him over his incitement of the insurrection was "absolutely ridiculous," adding that there was "tremendous anger" over it, though he didn't specify who was angry. The president has lost hi...
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Sheryl Sandberg says the US Capitol siege was not primarily organized on Facebook, but acknowledges Facebook moderation not perfect

Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Vanity Fair Sheryl Sandberg said the pro-Trump siege of the US Capitol was organized largely off of Facebook. "I think these events were largely organized on platforms that don't have our abilities to stop hate, and don't have our standards, and don't have our transparency," Sandberg said at the Reuters Next conference on Tuesday. Experts who study extremism said Facebook was "indirectly involved" in the insurrection for allowing misinformation and violen...
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Sheryl Sandberg says the US Capitol siege was not primarily organized on Facebook

Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Vanity Fair Sheryl Sandberg said the pro-Trump siege of the US Capitol was organized largely off of Facebook. "I think these events were largely organized on platforms that don't have our abilities to stop hate, and don't have our standards, and don't have our transparency," Sandberg said at the Reuters Next conference on Tuesday. Experts who study extremism said Facebook was "indirectly involved" in the insurrection for allowing misinformation and violen...
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Twitter, PayPal, and Venmo ban Ali Alexander, who organized DC's 'Stop the Steal' rally where Trump incited the Capitol riot

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: Crowds gather outside the U.S. Capitol for the "Stop the Steal" rally on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Trump supporters gathered in the nation's capital today to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory over President Trump in the 2020 election. Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images Ali Alexander, an organizer of the "Stop the Steal" rally that led to a riot in the Capitol building th...
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Twitter and Facebook both banned Trump from their platforms. Here's why that doesn't violate the First Amendment - or any other laws

Activist Mike Merrigan holds a piñata shaped like the Twitter logo with hair to look like U.S. President Donald Trump during a protest outside of Twitter headquarters on May 28, 2020 in San Francisco, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Twitter suspended President Donald Trump's personal account permanently on Friday, a day after Facebook banned him indefinitely, in the wake of pro-Trump rioters storming the US Capitol. Trump quickly tried to use the official presidential Twitter acco...
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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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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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A timeline of how Trump in his final hours incited his followers to storm the Capitol and attempt a coup

US President Donald Trump leaves after a Hispanic Heritage Month event in the East Room of the White House October 6, 2017 in Washington, DC. - President Trump invited over 200 Hispanic business, community, and faith leaders, and guests from across the country to join in the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump incited his supporters to "stop the steal" at a "Save America" rally on Wednesday, encouraging them to object to th...
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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...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, News, Instagram, Washington, US, America, Trends, Tech, Joe Biden, Snapchat, Evan Spiegel, Donald Trump, Zuckerberg, Snap


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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A timeline of how Trump in his final weeks incited his followers to storm the Capitol and attempt a coup

US President Donald Trump leaves after a Hispanic Heritage Month event in the East Room of the White House October 6, 2017 in Washington, DC. - President Trump invited over 200 Hispanic business, community, and faith leaders, and guests from across the country to join in the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump incited his supporters to "stop the steal" at a "Save America" rally on Wednesday, encouraging them to object to th...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Instagram, Congress, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Getty Images, Gop, Washington Dc, House, Ted Cruz, Biden, Times, Donald Trump


Facebook and Instagram have blocked Trump for 24 hours after the president published posts spouting misinformation as his supporters violently stormed the US Capitol

Donald Trump Mark Zuckerberg Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Facebook has blocked Trump from posting on the platform for 24 hours following two policy violations, the company said on Wednesday evening. "He will lose the ability to post on the platform during that time," Facebook said. Trump will also be blocked from posting on Instagram for 24 hours, said Adam Mosseri, head of the Facebook-owned company. The company had removed a post by Trump earlier on Wednesday,...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Instagram, Trends, Donald Trump, Trump, Misinformation, Capitol, US Capitol, Tech Insider, Adam Mosseri, Tyler Sonnemaker, Getty Facebook, Capitol Siege



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