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We worked together on the internet. Last week, he stormed the Capitol.

By Ben Smith | The New York Times He fit in as well as anyone did at our Los Angeles studio, a place full of ambitious misfits with an unusual gift. They knew how to make web videos people wanted to watch. His real name was Anthime Joseph Gionet, though he preferred others. His value to BuzzFeed was clear: He’d do anything for the Vine, the short video platform that had a brief cultural moment before being crushed by Instagram and Snapchat in 2017. Once, he poured a gallon of milk on his face an...
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So many Mondays

In 2002, the accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers—now known as PwC—rebranded its consulting business. The move wasn’t entirely voluntary: The US Congress had just passed the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in response to the accounting scandals of the previous few years (Enron, WorldCom, et al.), and firms like PwC were feeling the heat. PwC worked with a global branding agency, Wolff Olins, and in June 2002 announced the consulting business’s new name: Monday. It was meant to suggest “a fresh start,” spo...
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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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Pelosi Calls Trump ‘Imminent Threat’ To Democracy, House To Proceed With Impeachment Legislation

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – In a letter penned to colleagues, Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday called President Trump a threat to Democracy and laid out the next steps in the House’s bid to impeach him following the riots at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. Pelosi said Majority Leader Hoyer “will request Unanimous Consent to bring up the [Congressman Jamie] Raskin resolution,” which calls on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to declare Trump incapable of his presidential duties. In an ...
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Twitter is warning of more DC violence as tech giants move to suspend Trump and calls for the president's removal grow

Hello everyone! Welcome to this weekly roundup of stories from Insider from Business co-Editor in Chief Matt Turner. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every Sunday.Read on for a breakdown of the biggest stories of the past week, the inside track on a COVID vaccine loophole, and insight into Instagram's mysterious algorithm. Read time: 5 minutes.  Drew Angerer/Getty Images Hello!It's hard to find words to describe the past week.I watched with horror as pro-Trump supporte...
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Squelched by Twitter, Trump seeks new online megaphone

By FRANK BAJAK BOSTON (AP) — One Twitter wag joked about lights flickering on and off at the White House being Donald Trump signaling to his followers in Morse code after Twitter and Facebook squelched the president for inciting rebellion. Though deprived of his big online megaphones, Trump does have alternative options of much smaller reach, led by the far right-friendly Parler — even if Google removed it from its app store Friday and Apple threatened the same. Trump may launch his own platform...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Trump promises ‘orderly transition’ but continues election lies as Biden certified US president – 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 12.18pm GMT Rudy Giuliani, the lawyer who has been spearheading Donald Trump’s lengthy failed legal attempt to overturn the 2020 US election result, has tweeted this morning to reject political violence.Our cause is to ob...
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Trump promises ‘orderly transition’ but continues election lies after Congress certifies Biden as US president – 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 10.20am GMT The House will not reconvene on Monday after all, the Democratic leadership announces, according to Fox News’ Chad Pergram.Back in two weeks: Hoyer announces no sessions of the House until after the inaugurati...
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Congress certifies Joe Biden as next US president hours after pro-Trump mob storms Capitol – live

Four dead after police shooting and ‘medical emergencies’Full report: Congress certifies Joe Biden as presidentObjections to Biden win in Arizona and Pennsylvania voted downTwitter, Facebook and Instagram lock Trump’s accountsOssoff wins in Georgia, giving Democrats Senate controlSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 9.16am GMT At a daily press briefing in Beijing this afternoon, China’s foreign affairs spokeswoman, Hua Chunying, said - inaccurately - that the Chinese ...
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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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Congress debates challenges to election results after pro-Trump mob invades Capitol – live

Four dead after police shooting and ‘medical emergencies’House and Senate vote down objection to Biden win in ArizonaRomney decries colleagues’ efforts to reject Biden winTwitter, Facebook and Instagram lock Trump’s accountsOssoff wins in Georgia, giving Democrats Senate controlSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 6.23am GMT On the House floor, representatives are taking turn delivering short speeches about the objection to the Pennsylvania election result. Most of th...
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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...
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Congress rejects challenge to Arizona election results after pro-Trump mob invades Capitol – live

Four dead after police shooting and ‘medical emergencies’House and Senate vote down objection to Biden win in stateRomney decries colleagues’ efforts to reject Biden winTwitter, Facebook and Instagram lock Trump’s accountsOssoff wins in Georgia, giving Democrats Senate controlSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 5.17am GMT The objection to the Pennsylvania electoral votes comes signed by a senator and representatives. 80 House members, led by Rep. Scott Perry, object ...
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From the U.S. to China, Korea, India and Europe, antitrust action against tech is gaining serious momentum

After decades of global expansion and consolidation in the tech sector, antitrust is now a headline issue for the industry across the world. What has been a slow and sputtering series of disparate actions over the past decade has coalesced in just the past few weeks into a rapid and comprehensive series of actions against the industry, with the United States being a notable laggard worldwide. Nowhere are these actions more prominent than in China, where the competition authorities have — after m...
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From the US to China, Korea, India and Europe, antitrust action against tech is gaining serious momentum

After decades of global expansion and consolidation in the tech sector, antitrust is now a headline issue for the industry across the world. What has been a slow and sputtering series of disparate actions over the past decade has coalesced in just the past few weeks into a rapid and comprehensive series of actions against the industry, with the United States being a notable laggard worldwide. Nowhere are these actions more prominent than in China, where the competition authorities have — after m...
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