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Twitter prepares to hand over presidential accounts to Biden’s team

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks as he announces members of economics and jobs team at his transition headquarters. As President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in on Inauguration Day, Twitter will be at work transferring its institutional “@POTUS” account to him, the company announced Thursday. Twitter’s other institutional White House accounts — @WhiteHouse, @VP, @FLOTUS, and @PressSec — will also be moved to the Biden administration. For this transition of power, the company also created a new account

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Twitter prepares to hand over presidential accounts to Biden’s team

Idaho ISP blocks Facebook and Twitter… Bravo!

Idaho-based internet provider T1 WIFI will no longer provide service to Facebook and Twitter following this week’s purge of conservatives. “Our company does not believe a website or social networking site has the authority to censor what you see and post and hide information from you, stop you from seeing what your friends and family are posting. This is why with the amount of concerns, we have made this decision to block these two websites from being accessed from our network.”

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Idaho ISP blocks Facebook and Twitter… Bravo!

‘Tidal Wave of Censorship’: Sen. Wicker calls out Facebook, Twitter for booting President Trump

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) (Source: Jose Luis Magana) JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - According to Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), in the past month Big Tech has crossed “a red line.” This after companies such as Facebook and Twitter took the “unprecedented” steps of booting President Trump from their platforms in the wake of the U.S. Capitol riot. Trump’s ban from Facebook,

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‘Tidal Wave of Censorship’: Sen. Wicker calls out Facebook, Twitter for booting President Trump

Far-right groups move online conversations to chat apps — out of view of law enforcement

Inside the U.S. Capitol after the pro-Trump mob broke in on Jan. 6, 2021. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times) After the attack on the U.S. Capitol last week, major tech companies clamped down on right-wing extremists, kicking thousands of conspiracy theory accounts off Twitter and shutting down the social network Parler. But those conversations usually took place in the open on well-documented, public-facing channels. Now, conversations about potential attacks and protests around Inauguration Day are taking place

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Far-right groups move online conversations to chat apps — out of view of law enforcement

Twitter explains how it will transfer White House and POTUS accounts to Biden next week

In this photo illustration the official page of the President elect of the United States, Joe Biden, on Twitter seen displayed on a smartphone. Rafael Henrique | LightRocket | Getty Images Less than two weeks after President Donald Trump was kicked off his personal Twitter account, the institutional White House and POTUS accounts run by his administration will be turned over to President-elect Joe Biden. Twitter outlined its plans for Inauguration Day on January 20 in a blog post Thursday. Those plans include

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Twitter explains how it will transfer White House and POTUS accounts to Biden next week

Donald Trump's family, aides tweeting on behalf of president could be banned too

President Donald Trump's children and aides could potentially face suspension from Twitter if they use their accounts to circumvent his ban on the social media platform. Trump was given a permanent suspension from Twitter following the riot at the Capitol that left five people dead as Congress met to finalize the results of the 2020 presidential election. Twitter said the president's posts could pose "the risk of further incitement of violence." Trump has since communicated through official White House communications

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Donald Trump's family, aides tweeting on behalf of president could be banned too

Twitter lifts brief restrictions on account of Russian COVID-19 vaccine

Serbia launches vaccination with Russian Sputnik V vaccine MOSCOW (Reuters) – Social media platform Twitter lifted restrictions briefly imposed on the official account promoting the Russian Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, the website showed on Thursday. The account was restricted for around an hour earlier in the day with a notice saying Twitter had seen “some unusual activity” on the page. “This account was temporarily locked in error by an automated spam filter. This action has been reversed and the

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Twitter lifts brief restrictions on account of Russian COVID-19 vaccine

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, a St. Louis native, defends Trump ban and warns of dangerous precedent

FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, file photo, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey appears on a screen as he speaks remotely during a hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee on Capitol Hill, in Washington. Dorsey broke his silence to defend his company’s ban of President Donald Trump as the right decision, but warned that it could set a dangerous precedent. The ban, he said, revealed Twitter’s “failure” to create an open and healthy space for what Dorsey calls the “global public conversation.” (Michael

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, a St. Louis native, defends Trump ban and warns of dangerous precedent

YouTube hits Trump with suspension on video uploads

YouTube suspended President Donald Trump from uploading new videos to his official account for at least a week, making the decision days after fellow social media giants Twitter and Facebook shut the president out of his accounts because of concerns his posts will incite violence. The Google-owned video site was the last of the major social media networks to suspend Trump after the attack on the U.S. Capitol. It said it removed a video uploaded Tuesday for violating its policies and "in light of concerns about

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YouTube hits Trump with suspension on video uploads

Twitter 'whistleblower' leaks video of Dorsey telling staff actions will be 'much bigger' than Trump ban

'This is going to be much bigger than just one account, and it’s going to go on for much longer than just this day,' CEO says A leaked recording of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey suggests that the company's policy enforcement actions will go far beyond banning President Trump. The right-wing guerilla news outlet Project Veritas released a clip on Thursday given to them by a purported Twitter "insider whistleblower" who secretly recorded remarks by Dorsey to staff. "You should always feel free to express yourself

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Twitter 'whistleblower' leaks video of Dorsey telling staff actions will be 'much bigger' than Trump ban

B.C. businessman's suit against Twitter over 'Pizzagate' to proceed

Frank Giustra is shown in a photo from Twitter. VANCOUVER -- A British Columbia Supreme Court judge has ruled that businessman Frank Giustra's lawsuit against Twitter Inc. over alleged “false and defamatory” tweets can proceed in the province. Giustra, the founder of Lionsgate Entertainment and CEO of the Fiore Group of Companies, filed a civil lawsuit in April 2019 alleging that Twitter published defamatory tweets about him and neglected or refused to remove many of the posts despite his repeated requests.

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B.C. businessman's suit against Twitter over 'Pizzagate' to proceed

Is the Great Deplatforming of 2021 an Assault on Free Speech?

Following last week's attack on the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob, Twitter permanently banned President Donald Trump from its platform, and Facebook and YouTube suspended his accounts. Meanwhile, Parler, which markets itself as a more open alternative to Twitter, was removed from the Apple and Google app stores, and Amazon Web Services booted the company from its cloud computing platform. Is the "Great Deplatforming of 2021" a genuine threat to free speech? Or, should we "think of Twitter as a Christian

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Is the Great Deplatforming of 2021 an Assault on Free Speech?

This Slide Is Your Chance to Buy Twitter Stock Before it Bounces Higher

Twitter stock is worth at least $63.00 per share Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) hasn’t had a great couple of days. Twitter stock started sliding on January 5 and fell precipitously after officially banning Donald Trump for life. Far from being a disaster, though, this latest dip is just an opportunity to buy Twitter at reduced prices. Source: Worawee Meepian / Shutterstock.com I wrote in October that the company was worth between $56.25 and $67.50, between 34% and 46% more. I still think that Twitter stock is worth

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This Slide Is Your Chance to Buy Twitter Stock Before it Bounces Higher

Twitter under pressure over "double standards" after Donald Trump, MAGA crackdown

Twitter's problems with content moderation and policy enforcement are only likely to grow in the wake of its decision to banish President Donald Trump its platform, experts say. The ruling—the culmination of years of tension—came on January 8, 2021, as the social network decided enough was enough in the wake of the storming of the U.S. Capitol building by Trump supporters two days prior, silencing the president's account in an attempt to limit incitement of violence. The siege claimed five lives. A wave

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Twitter under pressure over

Op-Ed: Banning Trump from Twitter and Facebook isn't nearly enough

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he was shocked by the attack on the U.S. Capitol. Experts have warned for years that Facebook’s features help nurture extremist groups. Social media finally pulled the plug on Donald Trump. Days after Trump incited a riot at the U.S. Capitol, Twitter permanently banned the president from its platform, and many other social media companies like Facebook, YouTube and Snapchat suspended Trump’s accounts as well. Mark Zuckerberg and the other creators of the most powerful speech

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Op-Ed: Banning Trump from Twitter and Facebook isn't nearly enough

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar & Twitter Sued For $88 Million

Democratic Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and the technological company Twitter are being sued for $88 million. As Newsweek reported on Friday, a California man named Erik Estavillo sued Twitter and the progressive duo for banning President Donald Trump from the social network. In the complaint, Estavillo — who is representing himself — argued that he and every “follower that was, without a doubt, emotionally and mentally damaged as a result of the president’s

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar & Twitter Sued For $88 Million

Twitter and Facebook lose $51 billion in market cap in two days following Trump ban

After Facebook and Twitter banned President Donald Trump from their platforms, the companies saw a combined market value loss of $51.2 billion over two trading sessions. A significant number of users deleted their accounts in retaliation of the political censorship, resulting in investors dumping their stocks. According to Business Insider, Facebook plunged by 4% on Monday and 2.2% on Tuesday, resulting in a decrease of $47.6 billion below what it was on Friday. Facebook traded at $245.64 per share as of 4

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Twitter and Facebook lose $51 billion in market cap in two days following Trump ban

'Elon Musk' Twitter Scams Rake in $580,000 of Bitcoin

Fake Bitcoin giveaways impersonating the Tesla Motors CEO were found spreading all over Twitter by “verified” accounts. In brief A scam impersonating a crypto giveaway run by fake Elon Musk profiles has increased in the past weeks. These scams have raked in over $580,000 in Bitcoin so far. Twitter has been criticized for its failure to control the huge amount of bad actors operating on the platform. The number of tweets impersonating Tesla CEO Elon Musk and a fake cryptocurrency giveaway has vastly increased

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'Elon Musk' Twitter Scams Rake in $580,000 of Bitcoin