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Trump’s return to Facebook will ‘fan the flames of hatred’, say experts and politicians
Democrats and liberal groups deplored decision to revoke ban on former president who incited insurrection but ACLU defends move

Martin Pengelly in New York and Kari Paul in San Francisco

26, Jan, 2023 @11:01 PM

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Biden vows to veto Republican plans that threaten economic ‘chaos’ – as it happened
‘I will not let that happen – not on my watch’, president says of House Republican proposals

Maya Yang (now) and Joanna Walters (earlier)

26, Jan, 2023 @9:04 PM

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Donald Trump’s Truth Social posts bode ill for his return to Facebook
As Trump was reinstated, Meta’s Nick Clegg stressed ‘guardrails’ were in place. He could soon find them tested

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

26, Jan, 2023 @2:52 PM

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The one change that didn’t work: I deleted all my social media apps – and found myself bored
I really did have more time on my hands when I quit addictive online platforms. But I missed connecting with friends and discovering unexpected inspiration

Ammar Kalia

26, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Why is Trump allowed back on Facebook and will Meta’s ‘guardrails’ contain him?
Meta’s leadership say the risk has ‘sufficiently receded’, as the former US president has the ban on his accounts lifted for the first time in two years

Josh Taylor

26, Jan, 2023 @5:26 AM

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‘Reckless’: Fury among rights groups as Facebook lifts Trump ban
Civil rights groups voice anger at ‘unethical’ decision, while others say the public has an interest in hearing directly from candidates for political office

Samantha Lock

26, Jan, 2023 @5:01 AM

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Trump’s Facebook and Instagram ban to be lifted, Meta announces
Ex-president to be allowed back ‘in coming weeks … with new guardrails in place’ after ban that followed January 6 attack

Kari Paul in San Francisco

26, Jan, 2023 @12:47 AM

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Australia’s media regulator to get new powers to crack down on online misinformation
Government says Acma will be able to impose a compulsory code of conduct against disinformation on digital platforms

Paul Karp

19, Jan, 2023 @11:52 PM

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Trump pleads with Meta to restore Facebook account
Former president’s lawyers petition company to allow access following ban from platform in wake of 2021 Capitol attack

Ramon Antonio Vargas and Kari Paul

18, Jan, 2023 @10:14 PM

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Free the nipple: Facebook and Instagram told to overhaul ban on bare breasts
Meta’s advisory board says policy impedes right to expression for women and trans and nonbinary people

Alaina Demopoulos

18, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Prosecute tech chiefs who endanger children, says Molly Russell’s father
Ian Russell says inquest into daughter’s death is ‘unique’ opportunity to make online platforms safer

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

16, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Meta’s decision on Donald Trump is looming. Will he return to Facebook?
The ex-president was banned after the Capitol riots in 2021. Will his return rile social media’s ‘cauldron of extremism’?

Kari Paul in San Francisco

16, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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