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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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The Triumph of Fascist Aesthetics

The photograph is arresting: a bearded man stands at the top of a staircase located in the Senate wing of the Capitol bearing uniquely American symbols, marking both time and ideology. He holds in his right hand a red flag with the phrase “Trump is my president” written across it in bold white lettering. He wears a…Read more...
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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...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Politics, News, Instagram, Congress, Senate, Trends, Tech, Joe Biden, House, Donald Trump, Shopify, Sheryl Sandberg


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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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...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Instagram, Obama, Congress, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Washington Dc, House, Michelle Obama, Silicon Valley


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...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Republicans, Congress, Senate, Georgia, Joe Biden, US news, Pennsylvania, Democrats, US politics, House, House Of Representatives, US Senate, Fox News, US Congress


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 ...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Republicans, Congress, Senate, Georgia, Joe Biden, US news, Pennsylvania, Democrats, US politics, House, House Of Representatives, Arizona, US Senate, US Congress


Romney assails pro-Trump 'insurrection' as Senate resumes election certification – live

Senator decries colleagues’ efforts to reject Biden winTwitter, Facebook and Instagram lock Trump’s accountsCurfew takes effect in Washington DCOssoff wins in Georgia, giving Democrats Senate controlSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 3.13am GMT Six senators voted to sustain the objection to Arizona election results. Reminder that Arizona flipped blue and went for Joe Biden. Just six senators have voted to sustain objection to Arizona election results CruzHawleyHyde-...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Republicans, Washington, Senate, Georgia, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Ted Cruz, House Of Representatives, Arizona, US Senate, US Congress, Biden


Schumer calls pro-Trump mob 'domestic terrorists' as Senate resumes election certification – live

Schumer condemns ‘goons’ and ‘thugs’ who stormed CapitolTwitter locks Trump’s account in unprecedented actionCurfew takes effect in Washington DCOfficial says Capitol ‘secure’ after national guard deployedOssoff wins in Georgia, giving Democrats Senate controlSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 2.17am GMT Facebook and Instagram join Twitter in locking the social media accounts of Donald Trump following today’s violence at the Capitol. We are locking President Trump’s...
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Stella Parton, whose sister Dolly donated $1 million to vaccine research, slammed 'old moldy politicians' for getting vaccinated before vulnerable Americans

Dolly and Stella Parton in 2015. Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic via Getty Dolly Parton's younger sister, Stella, admonished US politicians for not donating to vaccine research and getting inoculated before vulnerable Americans. Dolly Parton revealed in April that she had donated $1 million to coronavirus vaccine research. That research culminated in the Moderna vaccine, which was authorized for emergency use in the US last Friday. On Friday, American politicians including Vice President Mike Penc...
Tags: Politics, Instagram, Entertainment, Congress, Rihanna, Cdc, Senate, US, Trends, House, Dolly Parton, Healthcare, News UK, Mitch McConnell, Pfizer, Vaccine


Bernie Sanders Tells Killer Mike What Democrats Will Do If They Take Senate

Rapper and activist Killer Mike invited Bernie Sanders to a live Q&A on Instagram to discuss the Democrats' plans for the Senate agenda.
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33 iconic photos of Trump that will go down in history

President Donald Trump in his conference room at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, October 4, 2020. Tia Dufour/The White House via Getty Images President Donald Trump's time in office has been filled with noteworthy and often unexpected moments. From holding a baseball bat in the Blue Room to yelling at kid mowing the White House lawn, these often impromptu moments have been captured by photographers.  Insider rounded up some of the most memorable and cand...
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31 iconic photos of Trump that will go down in history

President Donald Trump in his conference room at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, October 4, 2020. Tia Dufour/The White House via Getty Images President Donald Trump's time in office has been filled with noteworthy and often unexpected moments. From holding a baseball bat in the Blue Room to yelling at kid mowing the White House lawn, these often impromptu moments have been captured by photographers.  Insider rounded up some of the most memorable and cand...
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams Mitch McConnell for opposing $1,200 stimulus checks in Instagram live session

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on Monday, August 24, 2020. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images/Pool Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell over his opposition to stimulus checks on an Instagram livestream on Thursday night.  Ocasio-Cortez has repeatedly called for a $1,200 direct payment to be included in the relief bill Congress is aiming to pass during the lame-duck session. The freshman congresswoman also argued that Republicans ...
Tags: Politics, News, Instagram, Congress, Senate, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, House, Treasury, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Sen Bernie Sanders, Sen McConnell, Josh Hawley


US stocks dip as stimulus hopes waver and jobless claims hit 11-week high

Scott Heins/Getty Images US stocks edged lower on Thursday amid disappointing economic data and slowed stimulus progress.New US weekly jobless claims jumped to an unadjusted 853,000 for the week that ended Saturday, handily exceeding the 725,000 estimate. The reading also marks the highest total in 11 weeks.Democrats and Republicans remain at odds over a new fiscal relief package. The House voted Wednesday night to fund the government for an additional week and buy more time for stimulus n...
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Jeff Bezos congratulates president-elect Biden, saying Americans 'proved again our democracy is strong'

Jeff Bezos (right) talks to Donald Trump (left) at a White House technology roundtable in 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria Jeff Bezos congratulated Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on their Presidential win Saturday.  In an Instagram post, the Amazon founder said President Trump's loss proves "unity, empathy, and decency are not characteristics of a bygone era." Biden's win is likely a mixed result for Amazon, which stands to lose from Democratic-led regulation, but has also dealt with very public a...
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Facebook giving preferential treatment to pro-Trump users, conservatives: Report

Facebook let associates of US president Donald Trump, including his son Donald Trump Jr., post misinformation on its platform during the final months of the presidential election campaign, and did not take proportionate action against these users to avoid being accused of “anti-conservative” bias, reported the Washington Post. The revelations come after months of accusations by Republican leadership that Facebook is biased against their party, and only days after these accusations were aired in ...
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The Senate's Section 230 Clown Show, Trump's Twitter Password, and Impending Doom

It’s heeeereeeee: the 2020 elections are just four days away, which means the next 100-plus hours may be the longest of your life. Given the results of the election are unlikely to emerge on November 3 and the current presidential administration has made clear it intends to claim victory no matter what happens, it…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Elections, Science, Voting, Instagram, Senate, Social Media, Misinformation, Political Ads, 2020 Election, Vote By Mail, Hellfeed


'Anticipate upside to Q3 results': Here's what 6 Wall Street analysts are saying about Facebook before its 3rd quarter earnings report

Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Facebook is set to report third quarter earnings after the closing bell on Thursday.Analysts will be looking out for the tech giant's advertising revenue after many advertisers partially boycotted the platform this summer. Other investors are looking at Facebook's monthly active users after lockdown restrictions eased over the summer. Here's what six Wall Street analysts are saying ahead of the platform's earnin...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Instagram, Senate, Trends, Social Media, Markets, Bank Of America, Biden, Stock Market, Jack Dorsey, Stock, John Freeman, Sundar Pichai, Jpmorgan, Facebook Advertising


Facebook and Google are back in the spotlight ahead of key earnings and a possibly testy congressional hearing. Here's what to expect during tech's big week.

The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images Big tech companies will be scrutinized by both lawmakers and shareholders this week, when three chief executives are set to testify before Congress and a slew of companies report their third-quarter earnings. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai will face a Senate panel Wednesday as lawmakers push to repeal or rewrite the legal protections that they say shield tech giants from accountability, frequently refe...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Instagram, Microsoft, Congress, Senate, Trends, Tech, House, Tim Cook, Antitrust, Department Of Justice


An entire generation of new voters are on TikTok, but Biden and Trump are neglecting them

Despite its potential to reach a generation of voters, Trump and Biden have steered clear of TikTok. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images; Drew Angerer/Getty Images; Shayanne Gal/Business Insider As a possible ban still looms over TikTok’s growing user base, discussions about politics exist on nearly every corner of the video-based app. But absent from these political discussions often are the candidates themselves, like President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden, whose campa...
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Josh Hawley Is A Lying Demagogue Who Has Built A Fake Fantasy World About 'Evil Big Tech' (techdirt)

What's up Senator Hawley? What's bugging you today? Yesterday, Hawley went to the floor of the Senate to try to sneakily move forward one of his many, many bills to destroy the internet and take away Section 230. He tried to sneak it through without letting folks who he knew would oppose it know, in the hopes that they might not show up to stop him. In fact, he did it at a time when the key person blocking his bill -- Senator Ron Wyden, who authored Section 230 and knows that Hawley is lying abo...
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