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After Trump Social Media Ban, Questions About Future of Online Speech

After Trump Social Media Ban, Questions About Future of Online Speech

The attack on the U.S. Capitol has reignited criticism of social media and its alleged role in inciting violence. While...

Facebook Shuts Down Accounts Linked to Ugandan Information Ministry 

Facebook Shuts Down Accounts Linked to Ugandan Information Ministry 

Facebook has shut down several accounts of a network in Uganda linked to the country’s Ministry of Information. The social...

Parler Social Network Sues Amazon After Ban

Parler Social Network Sues Amazon After Ban

Social media platform Parler has sued Amazon in response to being removed from Amazon Web Services (AWS), the company’s web...

Facebook Shuts Down Ugandan Government-Linked Accounts Ahead of General Election 

Facebook Shuts Down Ugandan Government-Linked Accounts Ahead of General Election 

Facebook has taken down several accounts linked to the government of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, saying they were being used...

Parler Social Network Service Loses Web Hosting

Parler Social Network Service Loses Web Hosting

Parler, a social network service popular with conservatives, went offline Monday after its web hosting service Amazon suspended it for...

Apple, Amazon Suspend Parler Social Network from App Store, Web Hosting Service

Apple, Amazon Suspend Parler Social Network from App Store, Web Hosting Service

Apple Inc and Amazon.com Inc have suspended Parler from their respective App Store and web hosting service, saying the social...

Twitter Bans Trump, Removes Tweet by Iran’s Khamenei on Same Day, Sparking ‘Double Standards’ Backlash

Twitter Bans Trump, Removes Tweet by Iran’s Khamenei on Same Day, Sparking ‘Double Standards’ Backlash

U.S. tech giant Twitter took sharply different actions against the leaders of the U.S. and Iran on Friday, permanently banning...

Google Suspends Parler App From Its Play Store; Apple Gives 24-hour Warning 

Google Suspends Parler App From Its Play Store; Apple Gives 24-hour Warning 

Alphabet’s Google on Friday suspended the Parler social networking app from its Play Store until the app adds robust content...

Giant US Consumer Tech Show Goes On — Online

Giant US Consumer Tech Show Goes On — Online

As a major showcase for the latest innovations in consumer technology, the Consumer Electronics Show typically draws over 170,000 attendees...

COVID Pandemic Pushes Companies to Start VR Training

COVID Pandemic Pushes Companies to Start VR Training

With in-person coaching off the table because of the COVID pandemic, hundreds of companies nationwide are using virtual reality training...

Facebook Suspends Trump’s Account in Wake of US Capitol Violence

Facebook Suspends Trump’s Account in Wake of US Capitol Violence

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday President Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts will be suspended at least through Inauguration...

Facebook, YouTube Pull Trump Video; Twitter Locks Trump Account

Facebook, YouTube Pull Trump Video; Twitter Locks Trump Account

Facebook and Alphabet’s YouTube took down a video from President Donald Trump on Wednesday that continued to make the baseless...