Control Facebook and mend broken societies… If only it were that simple | Social media- Tempemail

London is full of Pops. From the area around City Hall to parts of the Olympic Park, there are dozens of “privately owned public spaces”. Places that appear to be public but are owned by a private corporations and have their own regulations – many, for instance, ban the homeless 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

Social media’s selective historical memory is a human rights issue- Tempemail

Seventy-five years ago, prosecutors at the Nuremberg Trials, that followed World War II, made history in an unexpected way. They asked the court to dim the lights and enter into the record a new form of evidence to document human rights violations: A film. For more than an hour, horrific Continue Reading

The silencing of Trump has highlighted the authoritarian power of tech giants | Social media- Tempemail

It was eerily quiet on social media last week. That’s because Trump and his cultists had been “deplatformed”. By banning him, Twitter effectively took away the megaphone he’s been masterfully deploying since he ran for president. The shock of the 6 January assault on the Capitol was seismic enough to Continue Reading

Banning Trump won’t fix social media: 10 ideas to rebuild our broken internet – by experts | Social media

It was nearing midnight on Tuesday 12 January when the final plank of Donald Trump’s social media platform fell away. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Twitch, Snapchat and, finally, YouTube had all come to the same conclusion: that their platforms – multibillion dollar American companies that dominate American political discourse – could Continue Reading

Now that Trump has been banned, logic says social media must go further- Tempemail

H ere is a strange phenomenon. Two companies take decisions that cause their share prices to plummet, wiping billions off their respective values – and their employees cheer. Sounds weird, but that’s what happened when Twitter and Facebook barred Donald Trump after the Capitol invasion. Twitter’s stock immediately fell 4.5 Continue Reading

The Guardian view of Trump’s populism: weaponised and silenced by social media | Editorial | Opinion

Donald Trump’s incitement of a mob attack on the US Capitol was a watershed moment for free speech and the internet. Bans against both the US president and his prominent supporters have spread across social media as well as email and e-commerce services. Parler, a social network popular with neo-Nazis, Continue Reading

Mexican president mounts campaign against social media bans Mexican Social Media President Andrés Manuel López Obrador Donald Trump- Tempemail

Mexico’s president vowed Thursday to lead an international effort to combat what he considers censorship by social media companies that have blocked or suspended the accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s administration is reaching out to other government to form a common front on the Continue Reading

Covid: UK influencers scramble to justify exotic getaways | Social media- Tempemail

In ordinary times influencers posting from Dubai go out of their way to show you what a good time they are having. In Covid’s latest cruel reversal, they are now doing everything they can to show that they are working their socks off. With a rising number of cases leading Continue Reading

Poland plans to make censoring of social media accounts illegal | Poland- Tempemail

Polish government officials have denounced the deactivation of Donald Trump’s social media accounts, and said a draft law being readied in Poland will make it illegal for tech companies to take similar actions there. “Algorithms or the owners of corporate giants should not decide which views are right and which Continue Reading