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Twitter reveals Birdwatch to allow users to identify potentially misleading information

Twitter is rolling out a new community-based approach to helping control misinformation called Birdwatch. Twitter says the service came as part of its desire to identify misinformation in all circumstances, not just when something receives widespread public attention. Birdwatch will broaden the range of “voices” that can be part of tackling the problem, and Twitter is using a community-driven approach … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/twitter-reveals-birdwatch-to-allow-users-to-identify-potentially-misleading-information-26656670/
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Telegram took down ‘hundreds’ of calls for violence from public US channels

0a1059f0-ef1b-11e9-bbef-716b7a2e5cd0With just two days before Wednesday’s presidential inauguration, Telegram said it has spent much of the last two weeks monitoring the situation in the US and subsequently taking enforcement action. In a post to his public channel spotted by The Verge…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/telegram-us-calls-for-violence-230100510.html
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Ocasio-Cortez: Facebook, Zuckerberg ‘bear partial responsibility’ for insurrection

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Friday condemned Facebook as well as co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg for misinformation posted on the platform, arguing that both Zuckerberg and his company “bear partial…

Source: https://thehill.com/homenews/house/534585-ocasio-cortez-facebook-zuckerberg-partially-responsible-for-insurrection
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How Twitter will transition presidential accounts after Inauguration Day

46f02f20-5753-11eb-bffd-04e7451001f9Twitter has revealed more details about how it will transition official White House accounts when President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris are sworn into office on January 20th. The institutional accounts that will be transfer…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/twitter-official-white-house-accounts-transition-inauguration-day-171643245.html
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Jack Dorsey breaks his silence after Trump ban

50026d60-b9e0-11e9-beff-985d9d456e24Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey made his first public statements since the company permanently banned Donald Trump from its platform. In a series of tweets, Dorsey said he believed Twitter made the correct decision, but that “a ban is a failure of ours ultim…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/twitter-jack-dorsey-donald-trump-ban-005318790.html
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YouTube Deletes Latest Trump Video, Suspends Account Through Inauguration Day

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YouTube has deleted President Donald Trump’s latest video over concerns that it could inspire violence, the video sharing site announced late Tuesday. Comments are being blocked on all of the president’s remaining videos and his account has been suspended for at least the next seven days. Notably, the inauguration of…

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/youtube-deletes-latest-trump-video-suspends-account-th-1846047937
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YouTube suspends Trump’s account, disables comments “indefinitely”

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YouTube, following in the path of very nearly every other social media platform, is suspending President Donald Trump’s channel due to concerns that he will use it to foment additional violence in the coming days.

“After review, and in light of concerns about the ongoing potential for violence, we removed new content uploaded to Donald J. Trump’s channel for violating our policies,” the company said late Tuesday. “It now has its first strike and is temporarily prevented from uploading new content for a *minimum* of 7 days.”

While it is possible Trump may have his account reinstated after that period, comments to his videos are shut down “indefinitely,” due to “safety concerns found in the comments section,” YouTube added.

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Source: https://arstechnica.com/?p=1734786
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Facebook pauses political spending in wake of Capitol attack

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Facebook is halting its political spending for at least the first quarter of 2021 in the wake of last week’s violent insurrection at the Capitol.”Following last week’s awful violence in D.C., we are pausing all of…

Source: https://thehill.com/policy/technology/533635-facebook-pauses-political-spending-in-wake-of-capitol-attack
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San Francisco police are prepping for a pro-Trump rally at Twitter headquarters

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San Francisco police are preparing for a pro-Trump protest at Twitter’s headquarters, a building which has been essentially abandoned since the start of the pandemic last year, with most Twitter employees working remotely.

The potential protest comes days after Twitter banned the president from using its service — his favorite form of communication to millions of followers — following what the company called his continued incitements to violence in the wake of the January 6 assault on the Capitol last week by a mob of his followers.

“The San Francisco Police Department is aware of the possibility of a demonstration on the 1300 block of Market Street (Twitter) tomorrow, Monday January 11, 2021. SFPD has been in contact with representatives from Twitter. We will have sufficient resources available to respond to any demonstrations as well as calls for service citywide,” a police department spokesperson wrote in an email. “The San Francisco Police Department is committed to facilitating the public’s right to First Amendment expressions of free speech. We ask that everyone exercising their First Amendment rights be considerate, respectful, and mindful of the safety of others.”

The San Francisco Chronicle, which first reported the preparations from SF police, noted that posts on a popular internet forum for Trump supporters who have relocated from Reddit called for the president’s adherents to protest his Twitter ban outside of the company’s headquarters on Monday.

Twitter is one of several tech companies to deplatform the president and many of his supporters in the wake of the riot at the Capitol on Wednesday.

At this point, most of the biggest names in tech have pledged to deny service to the President for what they said was his incitement to violence in the wake of the Capitol hill raid that left five people dead — including a Capitol Police officer.

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Source: https://techcrunch.com/2021/01/10/san-francisco-police-are-prepping-for-a-pro-trump-rally-at-twitter-headquarters/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29
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