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Parler's CEO John Matze is 'confident' the controversial social-media platform will fully return by the end of January, after Amazon booted it offline

Parler's CEO John Matze. Fox News Parler's CEO John Matze said the social media site will likely be back up and running before the end of January. It went offline after being dropped by Amazon, and has since returned — but only a static webpage. The social-media platform managed to retrieve its data from Amazon on Friday, Matze told Fox News. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. John Matze, the CEO of the controversial social-media platform Parler, is "confident" the sit...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, US, Trends, Social Media, Tim Cook, Aws, Fox News, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol, Amazon Web Services AWS, Fox News Sunday, EPIK, Tech Insider


Apple CEO Tim Cook says Parler could return to the App Store 'if they get their moderation together'

Apple boss Tim Cook said Parler still has a chance to return to the App Store. Karl Mondon/Digital First Media/The Mercury News via Getty Images Apple may add Parler back to its App Store if the app steps up its moderation efforts, Apple CEO Tim Cook told Fox News' Chris Wallace on Sunday.  Apple removed Parler from its platform in the wake of the deadly Capitol siege after it found the network did not adequately police content that promotes violence.  Google and Amazon also both removed P...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Cook, Trends, Tech, Atlanta, Tim Cook, Fox News, App Store, Donald Trump, Detroit, Black, Apple App Store, Trump, Capitol


Online misinformation about the US election fell 73% after Trump's social media ban

People attend a rally in support of President Donald Trump in Washington. AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana Misinformation about US election fraud fell 73% after President Trump was banned or restricted on social media. Zignal Labs said conversations fell from from 2.5 million mentions to 688,000 across social media, in research cited by The Washington Post. Trump has peddled baseless claims that the US election was rigged thanks to mail ballots, and that he "won big." Visit Business Insider's hom...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Washington Post, Youtube, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, West, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Misinformation


Parler's CEO fled his home and went into hiding after receiving death threats and security breaches, a court filing says

Parler CEO John Matze Fox News Parler CEO John Matze Jr. and his family have fled their homes after receiving death threats, a new court filing says.  Parler was recently removed from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, and Amazon Web Services stopped hosting the platform after it deemed Parler a "risk to public safety." Trump supporters flocked to the platform after the president was banned from Twitter following the siege at the Capitol on January 6.  Visit Business Insider's home...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Twitter, News, Congress, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Antitrust, Aws, App Store, Donald Trump, Amazon Web Services, Trump, Capitol


Wimkin, a free speech network, says it was hit with a 'massive' DDoS attack after being banned from Apple's App Store

The US Capitol was stormed by Trump supporters in Washington. REUTERS/Erin Scott Apple and Google both removed Wimkin, a free-speech social network, from their app stores, as The Wall Street Journal first reported. On its website, Wimkin posted a notice, saying "a massive DDOS attack attempt came in" after the removals. At least one group on the network had repeatedly called for an armed militia to form in Washington during President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.  Visit Business Insider'...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Congress, Washington, White House, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, Wall Street Journal, Trump, Democratic Party, Sheppard, Wall Street Journal Apple


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


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


Parler claims it was also dropped by Slack after Amazon and other tech giants cut ties with the controversial social media company

This illustration picture shows social media application logo from Parler displayed on a smartphone with its website in the background. OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images Parler CEO John Matze claimed in a court filing Wednesday that Slack had "canceled their services" to his company. Matze claimed, in a lawsuit against Amazon's AWS over its decision to cut ties with Parler, that Slack had cited "a violation of their own terms of service based on AWS's decision to drop Parler." "Losing ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Politics, Enterprise, US, Trends, Markets, Aws, Silicon Valley, Amazon Web Services, Slack, Zendesk, Trump, US Capitol


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


Parler - a social media app that was used to organize the attack on the US Capitol - needs to step up moderation to get back on the iPhone, Apple CEO Tim Cook says

Apple CEO Tim Cook attends the world premiere of Apple's "The Morning Show" at David Geffen Hall on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, in New York City. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP On Wednesday, January 6, pro-Trump rioters stormed the US Capitol building and broke in. On the right-leaning social media app Parler, users cheered on the violence.  By Saturday, Apple pulled Parler from the App Store — even though the app had shot to the top of the charts. In a new interview with CBS This Morning, Appl...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Google, Amazon, Ipad, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Cook, News, Time, Trends, Social Media, Conspiracy, Tim Cook


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


Amazon hits back at Parler's antitrust lawsuit with extensive examples of its violent content, including death threats against politicians, tech CEOs, and BLM supporters

Amazon cited more than a dozen examples of content posted to the social-media platform Parler that it said violated Amazon's policies. SOPA Images / Getty Images Amazon responded on Tuesday to a lawsuit in which Parler accused the tech giant of violating antitrust law. In its response, Amazon accused Parler of violating its contract by refusing to remove more than 100 examples of violent content, including death threats against prominent Democrats, Republicans, and tech executives as w...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Politics, News, Enterprise, Senate, US, NFL, Trends, Georgia, Nba, Lawsuits


Amazon hits back at Parler's antitrust lawsuit with extensive examples of its violent content, including death threats against Democrats, GOP, tech CEOs, and BLM

Amazon cited more than a dozen examples of content posted to the controversial social media platform Parler that it said violated Amazon's policies. SOPA Images / Getty Images Amazon responded on Tuesday to a lawsuit filed by Parler that accused the tech giant of violating antitrust laws by banning the controversial social media platform from using Amazon Web Services. In its response, Amazon alleged that Parler violated its contract by refusing to remove more than 100 examples of viol...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Politics, News, Enterprise, US, Trends, Lawsuits, Aws, Silicon Valley, NHL, BLM


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


YouTube removes Trump videos and bans him from uploading new content 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, Donald Trump, Trump, Election 2020, Tech Insider, Content Moderation, Tyler Sonnemaker, Capitol Siege


Walmart, Amazon and other US corporate giants in cutting off donations to Republican lawmakers who opposed Biden's certification as president

Supporters of US President Donald Trump broke into the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Walmart will halt political donations to lawmakers that opposed certifying president-elect Joe Biden's victory. It joins Amazon, Morgan Stanley, Dow, and AT&T in deciding to cut funding to specific Republicans. Separately, JP Morgan, Citibank, Microsoft, and Facebook said they will temporarily pause all political donations to both Republicans and Democrats...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Politics, Microsoft, Congress, Hotels, Finance, Senate, US, Trends, Tech, General Motors, Walmart, Bloomberg, Joe Biden


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


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...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Politics, News, Instagram, Congress, Senate, White House, US, Trends, House, House Of Representatives, Portland, Republican, Seattle


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...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Politics, News, Instagram, Congress, Senate, Trends, Tech, Joe Biden, House, Donald Trump, Shopify, Sheryl Sandberg


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


Amazon joins Airbnb, Marriott, and other US corporate giants in cutting off donations to Republican lawmakers who opposed Biden's certification as president

Supporters of US President Donald Trump broke into the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Amazon has become the latest US corporate giant to cut off donations to GOP lawmakers who objected to certifying Democrat Joe Biden as president. It joins Morgan Stanley, Dow, and AT&T in deciding to cut funding to specific Republicans. Separately, JP Morgan, Citibank, Microsoft, and Facebook said they will temporarily pause all political donations to both...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Politics, Microsoft, Congress, Hotels, Finance, Senate, Boston, US, Trends, Tech, General Motors, Bloomberg, Joe Biden


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...
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