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Threat of inauguration violence casts a long shadow over social media

As the U.S. heads into one of the most perilous phases of American democracy since the Civil War, social media companies are scrambling to shore up their patchwork defenses for a moment they appear to have believed would never come. Most major platforms pulled the emergency break last week, deplatforming the president of the United States and enforcing suddenly robust rules against conspiracies, violent threats and undercurrents of armed insurrection, all of which proliferated on those services ...
Tags: Google, Social, TC, Facebook, Twitter, Isis, Pinterest, Congress, Virginia, Tech, United States, Reddit, Aws, Silicon Valley, Al Qaeda, Capitol Hill


FINDING A JOB IN 2021: Your guide to making big career moves and landing the role you've always wanted

Job seekers line up to apply during "Amazon Jobs Day" at a fulfillment center in Fall River, Massachusetts, in August 2017. Brian Snyder/Reuters January is prime time to start a job search — it's usually when companies get new budgets and start ramping up their hiring.  However, job searching might look a little different this year because of the pandemic.  Insider has compiled a guide for anyone who is looking for a job right now, from early searching to nailing the interview.  Visit Busi...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Lionsgate, US, Trends, Bank Of America, Netflix, Silicon Valley, Capitol Hill, Glassdoor, Mckinsey, Don, CareerBuilder, Fall River Massachusetts


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


'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


YouTube removes Trump content and bans him from uploading new videos for a minimum of 7 days, citing 'ongoing potential for violence'

Sundar Pichai Donald Trump Denis Balibouse/Reuters/Win McNamee/Getty Images YouTube said Tuesday that it has "removed new content" from President Donald Trump's official channel and banned him from posting new videos for a "minimum" of one week for violating its policies. YouTube also gave Trump's channel its first "strike," and is "indefinitely disabling" comments over "safety concerns." YouTube's actions come days after Facebook and Twitter banned Trump from their platforms entirely, and...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, News, Youtube, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, Capitol Hill, Donald Trump, Sacha Baron Cohen, Trump, Election 2020, Capitol, Donald J Trump


Parler Users Breached Deep Inside US Capitol Building, GPS Data Shows

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gizmodo: At least several users of the far-right social network Parler appear to be among the horde of rioters that managed to penetrate deep inside the U.S. Capitol building and into areas normally restricted to the public, according to GPS metadata linked to videos posted to the platform the day of the insurrection in Washington. The data, obtained by a computer hacker through legal means ahead of Parler's shutdown on Monday, offers a bird's eye view of...
Tags: Washington, Senate, Tech, Fbi, House, National Mall, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi, Gizmodo, Trump, Capitol, U S Capitol, Capitol Rotunda, Maga, Parler, US Capitol Building


Apple CEO Tim Cook says Trump should be held accountable for the Capitol Hill riots: 'No one is above the law'

Apple CEO Tim Cook. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Apple CEO Tim Cook says President Donald Trump should be held accountable for the violent insurrection at the US Capitol.  "I think no one is above the law," Cook said in an interview Tuesday on "CBS This Morning." "I mean, that's the great thing about our country, we're a rule of law country. I think everyone that had a part in it needs to be held accountable."  In a tweet last week, Cook called the insurrection "a sad and shameful chapter ...
Tags: Apple, Cook, News, Washington, Trends, Tim Cook, Cbs, Capitol Hill, App Store, Donald Trump, Trump, Gayle King, US Capitol, Tech Insider, Avery Hartmans, Parler


Pro-Trump Demonstration At Twitter Headquarters Appears To Be A Bust, Twitter Claims To Respect ‘People’s Right To Express Their Views’:

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A demonstration by supporters of President Donald Trump to protest his ban from the Twitter social media platform outside the company’s San Francisco headquarters appeared to be a bust Monday morning. The protest was scheduled to begin at 8 a.m., but an hour later only a mere handful of protesters had showed up. There were no crowds along the police barriers erected outside Twitter’s Market street headquarters. Inside the headquarters, the halls and offices were mostly e...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Congress, San Francisco, Social Media, Joe Biden, Cbs, Capitol Hill, Donald Trump, Amazon Web Services, Trump, Sidney Powell, San Francisco Chronicle


Google joins Microsoft and Facebook in freezing all political contributions following the Capitol siege

Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks during Google I/O 2016 Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Google will halt political contributions following the deadly siege of the US Capitol building last week.  "We have frozen all NetPAC political contributions while we review and reassess its policies following last week's deeply troubling events," a Google spokesperson told Insider. Microsoft and Facebook also announced Monday they would freeze political contributions following the attack.  "The lawlessness...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Politics, News, Microsoft, Congress, Youtube, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Capitol Hill, Republican, Biden, Donald Trump, Morgan Stanley, Dow


Fox News host Jeannine Pirro calls Parler backlash 'akin to a Kristallnacht' days after the deadly attempted coup on Capitol Hill

Fox News host Jeannine Pirro MIKE THEILER/AFP via Getty Images Fox News host Jeannine Pirro on Monday compared tech companies severing ties with the social media app Parler to Kristallnacht, a deadly Nazi pogrom in the buildup to the Holocaust and World War II. "And now that they've won, what we're seeing is the kind of censorship that is akin to a Kristallnacht, where they decide what we can communicate about," Pirro said on "Fox & Friends." Pirro said companies like Apple and Google taki...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Twitter, New York Post, Politics, California, Trends, Czech Republic, Silicon Valley, Fox News, Capitol Hill, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Trump, Capitol, Germany Austria


Fox News host Jeanine Pirro calls Parler backlash 'akin to a Kristallnacht' days after the deadly attempted coup on Capitol Hill

Fox News host Jeannine Pirro MIKE THEILER/AFP via Getty Images Fox News host Jeanine Pirro on Monday compared tech companies severing ties with the social media app Parler to Kristallnacht, a deadly Nazi pogrom in the buildup to the Holocaust and World War II. "And now that they've won, what we're seeing is the kind of censorship that is akin to a Kristallnacht, where they decide what we can communicate about," Pirro said on "Fox & Friends." Pirro said companies like Apple and Google takin...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Twitter, New York Post, Politics, California, Trends, Czech Republic, Silicon Valley, Fox News, Capitol Hill, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Trump, Capitol, Germany Austria


TIMELINE: It took only 48 hours for Parler to go from No. 1 on the App Store to offline entirely

Parler is appealing to users as a free-speech platform. OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP On Friday, January 9, social media site Parler shot to number 1 on the App Store. By Monday, Parler went dark after getting booted by Amazon's web hosting platform. Parler experienced a tumultuous 48 period between Saturday morning and Sunday evening, during which CEO John Matze criticized Google's decision to ban the app and fought with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. "Parler is not a surveillance app, so we can't just ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Twitter, Politics, News, Congress, US, Trends, Aws, Fox News, Capitol Hill, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Sundar Pichai, Dorsey


Europe seizes on social media’s purging of Trump to bang the drum for regulation

Big tech’s decision to pull the plug on president Donald Trump’s presence on their platforms, following his supporters’ attack on the US capital last week, has been seized on in Europe as proof — if proof were needed — that laws have not kept pace with tech market power and platform giants must face consequences over the content they amplify and monetize. Writing in Politico, the European Commission’s internal market commissioner, Thierry Breton, dubs the 6/1 strike at the heart of the US politi...
Tags: Google, Social, TC, Facebook, Europe, UK, Washington, US, Tech, Eu, Bbc, Policy, Ofcom, Commission, European Commission, Aws


Stripe reportedly joins the tech platforms booting President Trump from their services

It might be easier at this point to ask which tech platforms President Donald Trump can still use. Payment-processing company Stripe is the latest tech company to kick Donald Trump off of its platform, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. That means the president’s campaign website and online fundraising arms will no longer have access to the payment processor’s services, cutting off the Trump campaign from receiving donations. Sources told the Journal that the reason for the c...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Technology, Tech, Paypal, Capitol Hill, Donald Trump, Stripe, Charlottesville, Journal, Shopify, Trump, Capitol, Capitol Riot, Snap Facebook Twitter Pinterest Spotify


Parler reportedly removed posts by Trump affiliate Lin Wood calling for execution of VP Mike Pence

It seems that even the “free speech” social network Parler has its limits. The social network that has attracted scores of conservative commentators because of its commitment to free speech has taken down several posts from Trump affiliate Lin Wood, according to a report in Mediaite. In one of the posts removed from the social media platform, Wood called for the execution of Vice President Mike Pence . Wood adds on Parler that he is currently serving a Twitter suspension. pic.twitter.c...
Tags: TC, Twitter, Tech, Capitol Hill, Vice President, Wood, Social Network, Forbes, Trump, Mike Pence, Capitol, Mediaite, Jim Bourg, Parler, Lin Wood, Zachary Petrizzo


Journalists Scrutinize QAnon's Role in Capitol Hill Mob -- And Its Hosting Infrastructure

On Thursday Axios tried to assess QAnon's role in the mob that stormed America's Capitol building: Adherents of the QAnon conspiracy theory, who imagine a vast deep-state cabal of pedophiles arrayed against Trump, have for years insisted that a moment of reckoning for their enemies is imminent. QAnon believers have largely accepted that Trump is waiting for the right time to bring a hammer down on his enemies (or already has, in secret). But time is running out. Because Congress was slated to of...
Tags: Congress, Washington, America, Tech, Capitol Hill, Hamas, Biden, Denver, Justice Department, Trump, Capitol, Slashdot, KrebsOnSecurity, Sean Buckley, U S Treasury and State, Hamas Hamas


Trump Twitter: Republicans and Democrats split over freedom of speech

Allies of president claim company restricted free speechOpponents say suspension was long overdueWoman killed in Capitol riot was devoted conspiracy theoristTwitter’s decision to permanently suspend Donald Trump’s account in the wake of the storming of Capitol Hill on Wednesday continues to stoke fierce debate, supporters and critics split on partisan lines as they contest what the suspension means for a cherished American tradition: freedom of speech. Related: Insurrection Day: when white sup...
Tags: Twitter, Technology, Media, Internet, US, Social Media, US news, US politics, Digital Media, Capitol Hill, US constitution and civil liberties, Donald Trump, Capitol, Trump Twitter, Law (US


This Week in Apps: Social apps react to riots, Parler gets booted, FTC threatens regulation

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, with  204 billion downloads and $120 billion in global consumer spend in 2019. Consumer spend also hit a record $112 billion across iOS and Android alone. Not including third-party Chinese app stores, iOS and Android users 130 billion apps in 2020. Due to COVID-19, time spent in apps 25% year-over-year ...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Microsoft, China, US, Tech, Developers, Bbc, Beijing, Epic


The deplatforming of a president

After years of placid admonishments, the tech world came out in force against President Trump this past week following the violent assault of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington D.C. on Wednesday. From Twitter to PayPal, more than a dozen companies have placed unprecedented restrictions or outright banned the current occupant of the White House from using their services, and in some cases, some of his associates and supporters as well. The news was voluminous and continuous for the past f...
Tags: Apple, Google, Social, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Elon Musk, Media, Instagram, Minneapolis, Obama, Youtube, Washington, Government, White House


The deplatforming of President Trump

After years of placid admonishments, the tech world came out in force against President Trump this past week following the violent assault of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington D.C. on Wednesday. From Twitter to PayPal, more than a dozen companies have placed unprecedented restrictions or outright banned the current occupant of the White House from using their services, and in some cases, some of his associates and supporters as well. The news was voluminous and continuous for the past f...
Tags: Apple, Google, Social, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Elon Musk, Media, Instagram, Minneapolis, Obama, Youtube, Washington, Government, White House


Glee, outrage, relief: Twitter reacts to losing its most infamous user

Trump opponents greet suspension with plaudits and jokes while allies claim censorshipThe permanent suspension of Donald Trump’s personal Twitter account sent shockwaves through the internet on Friday, promoting reactions both outraged and gleeful. The drama played out, of course, on Twitter.Critics of Trump, including his colleagues on Capitol Hill, have long called for his account to be disabled, while his allies have attempted to defend or excuse the president’s online mayhem. Continue readin...
Tags: Twitter, Technology, Media, US news, Capitol Hill, Donald Trump, Trump


Google bans Parler app and Apple could do the same after Capitol Hill attack

The Twitter alternative has 24 hours to start improving content moderation or Apple will expel it from the App Store, according to...
Tags: Apple, Google, Capitol Hill, App Store


Twitter will reinstate Trump’s account following his deletion of tweets

A Twitter spokesperson has confirmed with TechCrunch this morning that Trump has deleted three tweets that led to the temporarily suspension of this account last night. Twitter locked the account pending deletion of the offending tweets on Wednesday following the riot and siege of the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., and said that the suspension would remain in place so long as the tweets were not removed, and that any further violation of its rules could result in an actual permanent ac...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Washington, Social Media, Tech, Policy, Software, United States, President, Capitol Hill, Donald Trump, Presidential Election, Operating Systems


Elon Musk took a swipe at Facebook after the attack on the Capitol, saying that the riots were the result of a 'domino effect' stemming from the social network's creation

Tesla's CEO Elon Musk (left) and Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg Tobias Schwarz/AFP via Getty Images, Sven Hoppe/Picture Alliance via Getty Images Elon Musk shared an image on Twitter Wednesday night that appeared to partially blame Facebook for the pro-Trump violence in the Capitol. "This is called the domino effect," Musk tweeted. The first domino in the image was labeled "a website to rate women on campus," in reference to the creation of Facebook by Harvard University students. ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Politics, Congress, White House, US, Trends, Tesla, Harvard University, Tim Cook, Capitol Hill, Donald Trump, New York Times Magazine



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