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Facebook to review Trump suspension as impeachment trial looms

Facebook to review Trump suspension as impeachment trial looms

Facebook's global head of policy said that Trump's ban would remain in place until at least after the board had ruled, which could take up to 90 days.

  • by Laurence Dodds

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FBI asked to review role of Parler in Capitol attack

FBI asked to review role of Parler in Capitol attack

Representative Carolyn Maloney asked the FBI to review Parler’s financing and its ties to Russia after she noted the company had re-emerged.

  • by David Shepardson
Two alarming assaults on your freedom by a government that spruiks liberty

Two alarming assaults on your freedom by a government that spruiks liberty

The Morrison government is quietly pushing ahead with two bills that will allow government to alter, delete or add to your internet content even if you haven't been convicted of anything.

  • by Brian Toohey
'Wild West': Who regulates social media and what's Parler?
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'Wild West': Who regulates social media and what's Parler?

The deadly Washington riot was organised on social media, where more threats are surfacing for Inauguration Day. Who regulates these platforms? Should more be done to rein them in? Is free speech in danger too?

  • by Sherryn Groch
He created the web, now he wants to make it secure as he originally intended

He created the web, now he wants to make it secure as he originally intended

Tim Berners-Lee, the father of the World Wide Web, wants to help individuals take power back from the tech giants.

  • by Steve Lohr
Trump's de-platforming could reshape the internet
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Trump's de-platforming could reshape the internet

US legislation described as “the 26 words that created the internet” could be repealed. And the impact would be far reaching.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
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RIP @realDonaldTrump, gone but not forgotten after 57,000 tweets

RIP @realDonaldTrump, gone but not forgotten after 57,000 tweets

@realDonaldTrump, the Twitter feed that grew from the random musings of a reality TV star, died on Friday. It was not quite 12 years old.

  • by Aamer Madhani and Jill Colvin
Google, Facebook co-operated to undermine ad competition, US states claim in lawsuit

Google, Facebook co-operated to undermine ad competition, US states claim in lawsuit

The two players agreed to start giving Facebook’s advertiser clients the option to place ads within Google’s network of publishing partners.

  • by Paresh Dave and Katie Paul
Jack Dorsey, Mark Zuckerberg lashed over content rules at senate hearing

Jack Dorsey, Mark Zuckerberg lashed over content rules at senate hearing

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter's Jack Dorsey admitted the companies have made some mistakes, but mostly defended their policies.

  • by Nandita Bose and Diane Bartz
Zuckerberg defends not suspending ex-Trump aide Bannon from Facebook: recording

Zuckerberg defends not suspending ex-Trump aide Bannon from Facebook: recording

Former Trump White House adviser Steve Bannon urged beheading FBI Director Christopher Wray and government infectious diseases expert Anthony Fauci.

On the misinformation superhighway, good political leadership matters more than ever

On the misinformation superhighway, good political leadership matters more than ever

Trump’s refusal to accept defeat undermines a democratic system for which people have literally died in wars.

  • by Simon Crean