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Von der Leyen: big tech firms need to be reined in despite Trump's exit
Internet giants that spread hate speech and conspiracy theories should face ‘democratic limits’, says European commission president

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

20, Jan, 2021 @5:36 PM

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One Nation MPs lost more followers than other Australian politicians in Twitter purge of QAnon accounts
Social media company’s action makes a dent in follower count of a number of rightwing Australian politicians

Josh Taylor

20, Jan, 2021 @2:14 AM

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Twitter suspends Marjorie Taylor Greene, QAnon-backing Republican
Georgia congresswoman is banned for 12 hours after berating her state’s election officials and making baseless election fraud claims

Guardian staff and agency

18, Jan, 2021 @5:02 PM

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When film stars attack: Russell Crowe's reaction to criticism could set a trend
The actor’s unexpected response to a complaint about an 18-year-old film could pave the way for big-name actors to personally insult Twitter users

Stuart Heritage

18, Jan, 2021 @3:21 PM

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Should we celebrate Trump’s Twitter ban? Five free speech experts weigh in
In recent years, the conversation around free speech – and arguments to protect it – have been dominated by the right. Should liberals try and reclaim the value for themselves?

Poppy Noor

17, Jan, 2021 @2:27 PM

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Trump social media ban sparks calls for action against other populist leaders
After US president’s ban, some wonder if action will be taken against populists accused of using social media to stir chaos

Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro, Hannah Ellis-Petersen in Delhi, Shaun Walker in Budapest and Julia Carrie Wong in San Francisco

17, Jan, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Revealed: Tory MPs and commentators who joined banned app Parler
Nadine Dorries, James Cleverly and Michael Gove joined the platform favoured by Trump supporters

Mark Townsend

17, Jan, 2021 @7:30 AM

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'Law unto themselves': the Australian battle to curb Facebook and Twitter's power
The suspension of Donald Trump’s accounts sparked outrage among conservatives but the prevailing mood is for greater regulation

Paul Karp

16, Jan, 2021 @7:00 PM

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The silencing of Trump has highlighted the authoritarian power of tech giants | John Naughton
The US president’s Twitter ban has sparked a furious debate about online opinion, but it’s part of a bigger conversation

John Naughton

16, Jan, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Banning Trump won't fix social media: 10 ideas to rebuild our broken internet – by experts
Away from the vitriol, researchers are investigating concrete steps companies, officials and the rest of us can take to tackle the crisis

Julia Carrie Wong in San Francisco

16, Jan, 2021 @11:00 AM

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The Guardian view of Trump's populism: weaponised and silenced by social media | Editorial
Editorial: Democracy has been threatened by commercialising the swift spread of controversy and lies for political advantage


15, Jan, 2021 @6:24 PM

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Noxious internet drama makes me nostalgic for the good old days of passive aggressive notes | Brigid Delaney
TikTok artist Lubalin brilliantly captures the drama of low stakes online fights. But internet discord is increasingly spilling into everyday life

Brigid Delaney

14, Jan, 2021 @4:30 PM

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