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Facebook: Trump suspension end date confirmed with tougher rules

Facebook: Trump suspension end date confirmed with tougher rules

Facebook will allow former President Donald Trump back onto the social network in two years time, finally putting a date on when the controversial suspension will be lifted. Trump was barred from using Facebook and Instagram in January 2021, after several posts deemed to incite the riots at the US Capitol Building on January 6.

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Facebook: Trump stays suspended while we do our homework

Facebook: Trump stays suspended while we do our homework

Facebook may have hoped someone else would take the tricky - and politically-nightmarish - decision about whether Donald Trump should be permanently suspended, but with its Oversight Board refusing to play ball it's keeping the former US President on ice until it can figure the new rules out itself. The social media behemoth had referred Trump's suspension to its Oversight Board shortly after President Biden's inauguration, hoping for two main things.

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Facebook Trump ban upheld but Oversight Board refuses to make the toughest decision

Facebook Trump ban upheld but Oversight Board refuses to make the toughest decision

The Facebook Oversight Board has found the social network was right to restrict former President Trump's account in early January 2021, though has insisted on a review of the indefinite suspension the then-President faced on Facebook. The results of the hotly-anticipated - and undoubtedly divisive - Oversight Board investigation centered on Facebook's reaction to incendiary posts by Trump during the DC Capitol Building riot on January 6.

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Twitch makes Trump ban indefinite, citing continued potential for harm

Twitch makes Trump ban indefinite, citing continued potential for harm

Following the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States yesterday, there was some question as to whether or not internet platforms such as Twitter, YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook would reactivate the accounts of former President Trump. We now have an answer concerning one of those platforms, as Twitch has announced that it is banning Trump's account indefinitely.

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The big Biden POTUS social media transfer 2021: Who controls what

The big Biden POTUS social media transfer 2021: Who controls what

Today Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States. As it's been with the past couple of Presidents of the United States, this peaceful transition of power includes not only the metaphorical keys to the White House, but the admin powers to "official" social media accounts and webpages.

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Twitter finally slaps Donald Trump with a permanent ban

Twitter finally slaps Donald Trump with a permanent ban

Twitter has joined several other platforms in permanently banning Trump over recent tweets, the company has announced. The decision comes only hours after Twitter unlocked Trump's account, which had been suspended due to three tweets in particular that the company said needed to be deleted. Twitter joins Facebook, Twitch, Snapchat, and a number of other platforms in banning the president.

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Twitch is the latest company to deplatform Trump over Capitol riot

Twitch is the latest company to deplatform Trump over Capitol riot

A video released by President Trump during yesterday's riot at the US Capitol spurred ample backlash and triggered a cascading series of restrictions on POTUS social media accounts. Facebook and YouTube were among the first to pull the video from their platforms; Twitter locked Trump's account for 12 hours. Bigger changes happened in the hours since, and now Twitch is counted among the companies deplatforming the president.

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Trump banned from Facebook and Instagram indefinitely

Trump banned from Facebook and Instagram indefinitely

Following yesterday's events on Capitol Hill, during which a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol Building, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced that President Trump has been banned from both Facebook and Instagram indefinitely. While there's no indication of when Trump's accounts may be reinstated - if they are at all - Zuckerberg has said that he will remain blocked on both platforms at least through the end of his term on January 20th.

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Facebook removes Trump’s video on US Capitol riot over fraud claims

Facebook removes Trump’s video on US Capitol riot over fraud claims

Amid the chaos at the US Capitol Building today, President Trump made a highly criticized video calling for the rioters to go home, but also validating the ideas that spurred their actions. In a tweet soon after, Facebook's VP of Integrity Guy Rosen said that Facebook made the decision to take down Trump's video.

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Chinese tech “a grave threat” DHS warns American businesses

Chinese tech “a grave threat” DHS warns American businesses

The US Department of Homeland Security has issued a stern warning to American businesses about using technology and services from Chinese companies. The new DHS Business Advisory is the latest escalation in tensions between the United States and China, amid ongoing accusations that Chinese companies - and those linked with the People's Republic of China (PRC) - have been using their tech footprint to steal data from foreign companies.

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YouTube will delete new videos with false election claims

YouTube will delete new videos with false election claims

YouTube plans to remove videos uploaded that attempt to mislead on the outcome of the 2020 US Presidential election, warning users that it will remove content that alleges unfounded voter fraud. The announcement comes amid ongoing criticism of the video platform for what some critics have bemoaned is a hands-off attitude toward misleading or false video, or content that could potentially incite violence.

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Facebook removes Stop the Steal group after calls for election violence

Facebook removes Stop the Steal group after calls for election violence

Facebook has deleted a Group called 'Stop the Steal' only a day after it was created due to concerning posts indicating support for violence. The group had amassed more than a quarter-million followers, raking in thousands every minute at one point, according to a new report. Facebook has confirmed that it deleted the Group as part of the 'exceptional measures' it has taken in relation to the election.

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