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Advertisers face a fraught start to the year

Hi and welcome to this weekly edition of Insider Advertising, where we track the big stories in media and advertising. I'm Lucia Moses, deputy editor.Remember you can sign up to get this newsletter daily here. This week: Advertisers are in the hot seat, the rise of Newsmax's Greg Kelly, and creators warm to Instagram Reels. Virginia National Guard soldiers are issued their M4 rifles and live ammunition on the east front of the U.S. Capitol on January 17, 2021 in Washington, D.C. Samuel Corum...
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Trump administration staffers are getting snubbed while hunting for jobs

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 more on Trump administration staffers getting snubbed while hunting for jobs, , and tension at The New York Times.Read time: 5 minutes.  President Donald Trump AP Photo/Patrick Semansky Hello!The US developed coronavirus vaccines in record time last year.But as Hillary Brueck reported this weekend...
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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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Banning Trump from Twitter sets a 'dangerous' precedent, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, left, and President Donald Trump, right. Rolf Vennenbernd/picture alliance via Getty Images; Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images On Friday, January 8, Twitter moved to indefinitely suspend Trump from the platform — a move that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said, "sets a precedent I feel is dangerous," in a series of tweets. The ban came after a mob of pro-Trump rioters stormed the US Capitol building and broke in. During the attack, President Trump tweeted a video of support t...
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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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QAnon spread like wildfire on social media. Here's how 16 tech companies have reacted to the conspiracy theory.

Protesters interact with Capitol Police inside the U.S. Capitol Building on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images Social-media platforms have been slow to act against the QAnon conspiracy theory, with many only acting to curb the ballooning movement in the fall of 2020.  QAnon followers have been linked to several alleged crimes, including killings and attempted kidnappings. The conspiracy-theory movement also played a major role in the US Capitol siege on Wednesday....
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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


Angela Merkel says Twitter's decision to bar Trump is a threat to free speech

Steve Parsons-WPA Pool/Getty Images German Chancellor Angela Merkel opposes Twitter's decision to block President Donald Trump's Twitter account. "The right to freedom of opinion is of fundamental importance," Merkel's chief spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said on Monday. The company said it had banned the president's account because he risked inciting further violence after a mob of his supporters stormed the US Capitol. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. German Chancellor A...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Politics, UK, Technology, Instagram, France, Angela Merkel, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Merkel, Donald Trump, Alexei Navalny, Trump


Angela Merkel says Twitter's decision to ban Trump is a threat to free speech

Steve Parsons-WPA Pool/Getty Images German Chancellor Angela Merkel opposes Twitter's decision to block President Trump's Twitter account. A spokesman for German Chancellor Angela Merkel argued that lawmakers rather than private companies should decide on the limits to freedom of speech. "The right to freedom of opinion is of fundamental importance," Merkel's chief spokesman Steffen Seibert said on Monday. The company said it had banned the president's account because he risked inciting f...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Politics, UK, Technology, Instagram, France, Angela Merkel, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United Kingdom, Merkel, Donald Trump, Alexei Navalny


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...
Tags: Apple, Google, Twitter, Politics, News, Instagram, Washington, Trends, Joe Biden, Paypal, Washington Dc, Dc, Biden, Donald Trump, Amazon Web Services, Venmo


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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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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'Four years of propaganda': Trump social media bans come too late, experts say

Platforms have long let his dangerous posts stand – and researchers say the Capitol attack is ‘exactly what we expected’In the 24 hours since the US Capitol in Washington was seized by a Trump-supporting mob disputing the results of the 2020 election, American social media companies have barred the president from their platforms for spreading falsehoods and inciting the crowd.Facebook, Snapchat, and Twitch suspended Donald Trump indefinitely. Twitter locked his account temporarily. Multiple plat...
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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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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...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spacex, Elon Musk, News, Instagram, Washington, US, America, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Thailand, Harvard University


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


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
Tags: Post, Photography, News, Cnn, Getty Images, Getty, RYAN LIZZA, LIZZA, US Capitol, Capitol Read, Via Getty


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
Tags: Post, Photography, News, Cnn, Getty Images, Getty, RYAN LIZZA, LIZZA, US Capitol, Capitol Read, Via Getty


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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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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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 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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