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Banning Parler isn't going to quash right-wing extremism. YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook are all sources of radicalization.

Parler was removed from the Google Play Store, Apple's App Store, and booted off its servers, hosted by Amazon Web Services. SOPA Images / Getty Images Social media platforms worked together to ban President Donald Trump and thousands of his supporters. Apple, Google, and Amazon worked together to shut down Parler by removing it from app stores and booting it from its servers. The aim was the stop the spread of Trump's message of violent insurrection which led to the Capitol siege last...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, China, US, Trends, Uganda, United States, United Kingdom, Silicon Valley, Christian, Donald Trump, Alexei Navalny, Imgur, Hydra


‘Are You The B**** That Stormed The Capitol?’: Florist Bombarded With Hate, Mistaken For Shop Owned By Capitol Rioter

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Tags: Google, England, California, Scotland, Roseville, Mitchell, Capitol, Becky, Midland Texas, Midland TX, Alberti, Cudd, Around the Nation, Kali Mitchell, Becky s Flowers, Aaron Alberti


Rob Reilly on joining WPP, and Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus plan: Friday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. If you're reading this online or in a forwarded email, here's the link to sign up for our Wake-Up Call newsletters. Seven year itch After seven years at McCann Worldgroup, Rob Reilly is headed to WPP, where he will be global chief creative officer, reporting directly to CEO Mark Read. He’s feels like he’s leaving McCann better than when he started, he tells Ad Age’s Lindsay Rittenhouse in a...
Tags: Google, Obama, Congress, Washington, Senate, Advertising, West Virginia, Joe Biden, YUM, Pizza Hut, Biden, Cnbc, Kfc, WPP, Beyond Meat, Joe


Parler helped the FBI identify at least one person charged in connection with the Capitol riot

Parler CEO John Matze and President Donald Trump, who allegedly considered making an account on the controversial social-media platform. Fox News, Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images Parler is sharing information with the FBI on federal investigations into the Capitol riot. A sworn FBI affidavit shows that Parler gave information that helped FBI agents identify, locate, and arrest a Proud Boys supporter making threats on Parler. Tech companies typically help law enforcement agencies with thes...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Politics, New York, News, Supreme Court, US, Trends, Georgia, Fbi, Washington Dc, Fox News, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump


All the businesses cutting ties with the Trump Organization

President Donald Trump at the White House on November 26, 2020. Erin Schaff - Pool/Getty Images After the insurrection on the Capitol led by a pro-Trump mob, some businesses are severing their ties with the president and the Trump Organization. Several prominent business leaders, including Apple CEO Tim Cook, have spoken out against the riot. Now, some businesses are severing ties with the president and the Trump Organization. Trump made history on Wednesday when he was became the first pr...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Business, Florida, New York, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Germany, New York City, Trends, Strategy, Bloomberg, Features, Pga


From cutting all ties with Trump to pulling political donations, here's how corporate America has responded to the Capitol insurrection

The US Capitol during riots on January 6. REUTERS/Leah Millis During the US Capitol insurrection, businesses condemned the rioters. In the days after, they swapped words for concrete action. Some have cut off all political funding, others have severed ties with President Donald Trump. Here's how social-media giants, banks, retailers, and other firms have reacted. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Since rioters stormed the US Capitol on January 6 in a desperate bid to over...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Business, Politics, White House, US, America, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, New Jersey, Pga, Reddit


Oklahoma, Wyoming, and West Virginia had the highest rate of Parler users leading up to the Capitol Siege, new data shows

Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as they storm the US Capitol in Washington, DC on January 6, 2021. OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Data from Global Wireless Solutions shows daily users on Parler nearly doubled following the Capitol riots. Users of the social media application, which eschews moderation, were more likely to be Caucasian, over 45, and upper middle class, according to GWS. After the election, Parler users prioritized the NewsMax app over the FoxNews app, ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, News, US, West Virginia, Trends, Washington Dc, Silicon Valley, Fox News, Donald Trump, Trump, Carter, Capitol


Becky’s Flowers In Roseville Bombarded With Hate, Mistaken For Shop Owned By Capitol Rioter

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Tags: Google, Business, England, News, California, Scotland, Local, Seen On, Sacramento, Roseville, Cbs, Mitchell, Capitol, Becky, Midland Texas, Greater Sacramento


35 of the most powerful women in 2021

Kamala Harris, Jill Biden, and Shonda Rhimes. Tasos Katopodis/JIM WATSON/AFP/George Pimentel/Getty Images From first ladies of the United States to prominent businesswomen and leading figures in the entertainment industry, these women hold great power. On January 20, Senator Kamala Harris will be sworn in as the first female and first Black and South Asian vice president of the United States. Queen Elizabeth II, one of the best-known female leaders in the world and the longest-reigning mon...
Tags: Strategy, Features, Women And Leadership, Women's History Month, Feminism, Women, CDU


Snapchat will permanently ban Trump when he leaves office on January 20

US President Donald Trump. Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Snap Inc. will permanently ban President Donald Trump from Snapchat when he leaves office on January 20. The company had suspended Trump's account after a pro-Trump mob stormed the US Capitol.    Snap cited Trump's efforts to spread "misinformation, hate speech, and incite violence." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Snap will permanently ban President Donald Trump when he leaves office on January 20, sayi...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, White House, US, America, Trends, Tech, Joe Biden, Snapchat, Evan Spiegel, Donald Trump, Snap, Trump, Capitol, America Trump, Saul Loeb


Trump wanted to join Parler and call himself 'Person X' before it shut down, according to the CEO of the social media app

Parler CEO John Matze (left) and President Donald Trump. Fox News, Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump considered creating an account on Parler under the pseudonym "Person X," its CEO John Matze said Wednesday. Parler's web host Amazon Web Services (AWS) was aware of this since at least October, Matze claimed. The possibility of Trump joining Parler was part of the reason AWS cut ties with the network on Monday, sending it offline, Matze claimed. Visit Business Insider'...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Twitter, Trends, Joe Biden, Getty Images, Snapchat, Larry Ellison, Aws, Donald Trump, Oracle, Trump, Capitol, Amazon Web Services AWS, US Capitol


Roseville Flower Shop Bombarded With Threats, Mistaken For Texas Business Owned By Capitol Rioter

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Tags: Google, Business, England, News, California, Scotland, Local, Seen On, Sacramento, Roseville, Cbs, Mitchell, Capitol, Becky, Midland Texas, Greater Sacramento


10 things in tech you need to know today

Armed military in the Capitol. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning.Have an Amazon Alexa device? Listen to this update by searching "Business Insider" in your flash briefing settings.Facebook tracked a rise in violent rhetoric. Signals Facebook flagged ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration included digital flyers promoting future protest, some of them featuring...
Tags: Google, Facebook, US, Trends, Walmart, Joe Biden, Intel, Nancy Pelosi, Fintech, Signal, Vmware, Fred Wilson, Trump, Capitol, Pat Gelsinger, Amazon Alexa


Some Thoughts On Twitter Pulling The Plug On Trump's Account (techdirt)

Background First of all, corporations enjoy First Amendment protections, among other constitutional protections. Although some of my friends decry that proposition, given the Supreme Court's current composition, that is not going to change during my lifetime. And the First Amendment protects the right to refuse to associate with speech one does not like. There is only so much that legislation could do to prevent companies like Twitter from controlling the speech that they allow. Second, wit...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, News, Supreme Court, Congress, Senate, White House, Georgia, Washington Dc, Usps, Ohio, Dmca, Capitol Hill, Trump


Revealed: walkie-talkie app Zello hosted far-right groups who stormed Capitol

Audio and chat logs show insurrectionists communicated via the app, which has avoided proactive content moderationAudio and chat logs reveal that at least two insurrectionists who broke into the Capitol on 6 January used Zello, a social media walkie-talkie app that critics say has largely ignored a growing far-right user base.“We are in the main dome right now,” said a female militia member, speaking on Zello, her voice competing with the cacophony of a clash with Capitol police. “We are rocking...
Tags: Technology, Social Networking, Social Media, US news, The far right, Capitol, US Capitol breach


Trump circumvents Twitter ban to decry ‘unprecedented assault on free speech’

Following a comprehensive ban from Twitter and a number of other online services following last week’s assault on the Capitol by his followers, President Trump managed to put out a tweet in the form of a video address touching on the “calamity at the Capitol”… and, of course, his deplatforming. In the video, Trump instructs his followers to shun violence, calling it un-American. “No true supporter of mine could ever endorse political violence,” he said, days after calling rioters “great patriots...
Tags: Amazon, Social, Twitter, Government, Senate, Tech, House, Jack Dorsey, Jack, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol, Twitter Trump, Capitol Riots


US stocks close mixed as traders await further economic stimulus

A sanitizing station is seen on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid US stocks were mixed on Wednesday as investors await further stimulus support from the government. Affirm spiked as much as 110% on Wednesday after the loan provider's public-market debut.The company's shares started trading publicly at around 12:20 p.m. ET and quickly surged above its offering price of $49. Bitcoin climbed higher after plummeting from record highs earlier this week. T...
Tags: Apple, US, Trends, Markets, Bank Of America, House Of Representatives, Gm, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, Federal Reserve, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Nasdaq, Gold Price, S&P 500, Gamestop


'President Trump lost many of his supporters, including me.' Billionaire Trump donor Doug Leone blames Trump for the insurrection.

Sequoia's Doug Leone is the latest conservative billionaire businessman to renounce his support for Trump after last week's insurrection. Getty Images Billionaire VC Doug Leone was once one of Trump's strongest supporters in Silicon Valley, donating over $100,000 to his 2020 reelection campaign. He told Insider he no longer supports the president after his role in inciting the riots on Capitol Hill last week.  "After last week's horrific events, President Trump lost many of his sup...
Tags: Apple, Google, Startups, Politics, Congress, US, America, Trends, Tim Cook, Venture Capital, Silicon Valley, Capitol Hill, Blackstone, Khosla Ventures, Vinod Khosla, Sequoia


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...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Florida, Politics, New York, Texas, News, Instagram, Maryland, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Washington, Kentucky


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...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Florida, Politics, New York, Texas, News, Instagram, Maryland, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Washington, Kentucky


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...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Florida, Politics, New York, News, Instagram, Maryland, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Washington, Kentucky, Senate


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...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Florida, Politics, New York, News, Instagram, Maryland, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Washington, Kentucky, Senate


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...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Florida, Politics, New York, News, Instagram, Maryland, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Washington, Kentucky, Senate


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...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Politics, New York, News, Instagram, Maryland, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, White House


Airbnb cancels all bookings for DC during Inauguration week

Airbnb won’t be hosting anyone in Washington DC during the week of the Presidential Inauguration, the company said in a statement. Brian Chesky took to Twitter to confirm the company’s move on Wednesday even as lawmakers in the nation’s Capitol were moving ahead with a historic vote to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time. We have canceled all Airbnb reservations in DC for Inauguration week. Guests will be issued a full refund and hosts will still be paid in full for these cance...
Tags: Travel, TC, Congress, Washington, Tech, Law Enforcement, Washington Dc, President, Sharing Economy, Airbnb, Dc, Mayor, Donald Trump, HotelTonight, Brian Chesky, Vacation Rental


Twitter and Facebook have seen $51 billion in combined market value wiped out since booting Trump from their platforms

Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for WIRED25; Francois Mori/AP Facebook and Twitter have collectively seen $51.2 billion erased from their market caps over the last two trading sessions as investors balk at their banning of President Trump.Facebook saw $47.6 billion erased from its public valuation, while Twitter's market cap dropped by $3.5 billion.Both companies announced last week they would permanently ban the president, saying keeping him on their platforms posed too large a risk of addit...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Green, World Bank, Donald Trump, Morgan Stanley, Trump, Capitol, Trump Facebook, AP Facebook


Google is blocking all political ads, as well as those related to the US Capitol siege, until at least the day after the inauguration

While Facebook dominates the political ads market in the US, Google still controls about 20%. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Google said it will block political ads and those referencing the US Capitol siege until at least the day after inauguration. "Given the events of the past week, we will expand our Sensitive Event policy enforcement to temporarily pause all political ads in addition to any ads referencing impeachment, the inauguration, or protests at the US Capitol," Google said in a s...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Politics, News, Congress, US, Trends, Social Media, Georgia, Joe Biden, US Senate, Biden, Trump, Capitol, Raphael Warnock, US Capitol


Morning Docket: 01.13.20

* A-Rod is facing allegations of racketeering and embezzlement in a new lawsuit filed by his former brother-in-law. If true, maybe he just doesn't like playing by the rules... [New York Post] * A Massachusetts lawyer is suing Google for returning search results whenever a user searches his name. [Boston.com] * A lawyer for PBS has resigned after he was secretly recorded as part of a Project Veritas sting. [ABC News] * A well-known lawyer in Pensacola, Florida, has died of COVID-19 at age 8...
Tags: Google, New York Post, Florida, Law, Boston, Massachusetts, Fox News, Pbs, Abc News, Capitol, Pensacola Florida, Rod, Morning Docket, Pensacola News Journal, Project Veritas, A-rod


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....
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, News, Pinterest, Instagram, Etsy, Youtube, Washington, Berlin, New York City, Nbc News, US


10 things in tech you need to know today

Sheryl Sandberg. Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Vanity Fair Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning.Have an Amazon Alexa device? Listen to this update by searching "Business Insider" in your flash briefing settings.Exclusive: GitHub employees are up in arms over the firing of a Jewish employee. The former employee said he was reprimanded by HR for his message to an internal Slack channel on the day of...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Cook, Youtube, Samsung, Trends, Tim Cook, Alibaba, Cbs, Sheryl Sandberg, Trump, Capitol, Amazon Alexa, US Capitol, EPIK, Tech Insider



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