Should we celebrate Trump’s Twitter ban? Five free speech experts weigh in | Donald Trump

Last week, as Twitter permanently banned Trump from its platform, critics from the right have been quick to blame a “leftist” culture within tech companies for a crackdown on free speech. That is not without its contradictions – many people have expressed concerns about the decision, including Alexey Navalny and Continue Reading

Trump social media ban sparks calls for action against other populist leaders | Social media- Tempemail

“I do not celebrate or feel pride,” the Twitter boss Jack Dorsey said this week after banishing Donald Trump. But for many around the world the decision brought hope: might similar action soon be taken against other populist provocateurs they accuse of using social media to stir chaos? “I have Continue Reading

Twitter chief says Trump ban was right decision but sets ‘dangerous precedent’ | Twitter

Jack Dorsey, the chief executive of Twitter, has said that banning Donald Trump from the platform was the “right decision” but that it sets a dangerous precedent. Speaking out for the first time since the social network took the remarkable step of permanently suspending the president’s account following a violent Continue Reading

Rightwingers flock to ‘alt tech’ networks as mainstream sites ban Trump | Donald Trump- Tempemail

Following the banning of Donald Trump and many prominent followers on mainstream social media platforms, and Amazon’s withdrawal of web hosting from Parler, rightwingers have fled to an archipelago of smaller “alt tech” sites and services that promise less content moderation or a refuge from the prying eyes of their Continue Reading

Mexican regulators ban showing president’s full conferences Mexico City Mexico Andrés Manuel López Obrador President Mexican- Tempemail

Mexico’s election regulatory agency announced Tuesday it will ban media outlets from transmitting at full length President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s daily morning news conferences. The temporary ban is aimed at ensuring equity in the country’s June congressional and state elections, after opposition parties complained that López Obrador uses the Continue Reading

Trump claims his social media ban is ‘catastrophic mistake’ and calls big tech ‘horrible’- Tempemail

Donald Trump has claimed that his social media ban is a “catastrophic mistake” and described big tech as “horrible” following his permanent suspension from numerous internet platforms in the wake of the Capitol riots. On Tuesday, before he boarded a helicopter to travel from Alamo, Texas, back to the White Continue Reading

Facebook targets ‘stop the steal’ content and says Trump ban may be permanent | Technology- Tempemail

Sign up for the Guardian’s First Thing newsletter Facebook is cracking down on content using the phrase “stop the steal”, the rallying cry of Donald Trump supporters who claim without evidence that there was voter fraud in the 2020 elections. Content supporting the “stop the steal” movement will be removed Continue Reading

Twitter’s Trump ban could lead to regulation rethink, says Hancock | Social media- Tempemail

The decision by Twitter to permanently suspend Donald Trump from its platform could justify tightening regulation for social media companies, a cabinet minister has suggested. Matt Hancock said the move showed Twitter “taking editorial decisions”, and by implication accepting that social media companies are not just platforms. As a former Continue Reading

Pressure mounts on social platforms to ban Trump for good Facebook Social Media Twitter Trump company- Tempemail

In the wake of Wednesday’s deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, calls are mounting for Twitter Facebook and other social platforms to suspend President Donald Trump s access to social media — permanently. Facebook and Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, on Thursday suspended Trump’s account for at least two Continue Reading

Donald Trump Twitter ban comes to end amid calls for tougher action | US news- Tempemail

Donald Trump’s brief suspension from Twitter has come to an end, after the outgoing president deleted three tweets the social network says violated its “civic integrity policy”. Trump did not immediately return to the social network as his ban was lifted, at 7am Washington time. Just a few hours earlier, Continue Reading