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Twitter

Trump ban could set 'dangerous' precedent, according to Twitter chief

Trump ban could set 'dangerous' precedent, according to Twitter chief

  • Twitter Chief Jack Dorsey stated that banning President Donald Trump from its social media platform, after last week's violence at the Capitol, was the "right decision", but that it sets a dangerous precedent.
  • Last week, Twitter removed the outgoing President's account, which had over 88 million followers, citing the risk of further violence being incited - in the aftermath of the storming of the Capitol by a mob of Trump supporters.
Updated 14 Jan, 2021 07:44pm
Google backs Biden's immigration reform plan for 'dreamers'
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Google backs Biden's immigration reform plan for 'dreamers'

  • Google has announced that it would support President-elect Joe Biden's efforts to pass a new United States immigration law, helping to cover application fees for immigrants seeking lawful work.
  • Google announced its philanthropic aim to pay for the application fees of nearly 500 young immigrants, seeking employment under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme.
Updated 14 Jan, 2021 05:16pm
Watchdogs across EU should be allowed to challenge Facebook, EU court adviser says
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Watchdogs across EU should be allowed to challenge Facebook, EU court adviser says

  • The adviser to the EU’s top court has issued a recommendation to allow data protection agencies in any EU country to take legal action against Facebook or any other tech firm even if their regional headquarters are in a different EU state.
  • If the recommendation is followed, it could prompt action by national agencies in the 27-member EU against other U.S. tech companies, such as Google, Twitter and Apple, which also have their EU headquarters in Ireland.
Published 13 Jan, 2021 03:45pm
Pence rejects calls to oust defiant Trump, but impeachment looms
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Pence rejects calls to oust defiant Trump, but impeachment looms

  • "I do not believe that such a course of action is in the best interest of our nation," Pence wrote in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi shortly before the House was set to vote on a measure calling on Pence to use the amendment to strip Trump of power.
Published 13 Jan, 2021 10:02am
Twitter suspends 70,000 accounts dedicated to sharing QAnon content
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Twitter suspends 70,000 accounts dedicated to sharing QAnon content

  • "These accounts were engaged in sharing harmful QAnon-associated content at scale and were primarily dedicated to the propagation of this conspiracy theory across the service," Twitter said.
  • Twitter has already permanently suspended Donald Trump's Twitter account.
Published 12 Jan, 2021 10:15am
Twitter permanently suspends Donald Trump's account
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Twitter permanently suspends Donald Trump's account

  • "After a close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” Twitter said in a statement.
Published 09 Jan, 2021 04:46am