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Social Media Platforms Ban President Donald Trump, Update Rules

by ECT

Here is a rundown of what has transpired this week in terms of social media and the banning of President Donald Trump on platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.  YouTube also made changes this week and APPLE and Google are targeting Parler.

 

Facebook/Instagram

Mark Zuckerberg came out with a statement Friday of how they have allowed President Trump to utilize their platform the last sever years within their rules while at times removing and labeling posts when they violate policy based on access to political speech. However, Zuckerberg said Friday that they have suspended/blocked his accounts for a period of two weeks until the transition of power is complete. More info

 

Twitter

It was announced Friday that Twitter has permantaly suspended @RealdDonaldTrump account and the context around them saying there is a risk for further incitement of violence. In the context of horrific events this week, we made it clear on Wednesday that additional violations of the Twitter Rules would potentially result in this very course of action. Our public interest framework exists to enable the public to hear from elected officials and world leaders directly. It is built on a principle that the people have a right to hold power to account in the open.

In a statement, they said accounts are not above our rules entirely and cannot use Twitter to incite violence, among other things. We will continue to be transparent around our policies and their enforcement.  More info.

 

Apple & Google

Alphabets Google announced it has suspended Parler social networking from its app store based on it inciting violence. It has demanded the platform begin “robust” content moderating.

Apple said Friday it was giving a 24-hour notice to submit a detailed moderation plan before it would remove the platform from its Apple store.

Parler is on record saying Apple was applying standards to Parler that it did not apply to itself.  More info

 

YouTube Announces New “Strike” policy

The platform will begin stepping up its enforcement with a new policy that will issue “strikes” against channels that post videos that violate its policies with “false claims” – the policy went into effect on Tuesday. YouTube has a strike policy where if you have to many strikes, ones channel will become demonetized or will even be shut down.

YouTube says in the last month, it has removed thousands of videos relating to voter fraud related to the presidential election.  The move is aimed to help stop the spread of false information. More Info

 

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13 comments

Marie Louise Forrest Jan 9, 2021 - 2:54 pm

Oh, I’m sure Trump is crying about it. There are other means of communicating with the public online.

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Frank Jan 9, 2021 - 4:20 pm

What country is this that we are censoring free speech? Big tech needs to be broken up, they are just to powerful.

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DC Jan 9, 2021 - 7:25 pm

Free speech is alive and well. You are free to say/type what you wish, but there are consequences to your words.

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Pastor Maynard Jan 9, 2021 - 9:16 pm

This isn’t the same as banning free speech; for example, you and I are still commenting on here. This is about banning someone with incredible influence over millions of our nation’s most dimwitted & inciting them to violence and political terror. Sort of like when our law enforcement stops a notorious gang leader from inciting further crime. This inflated interpretation of “big tech” is simply another symptom of Maga-induced paranoia. Literally an ideology of denial….of reality.

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Jane Carroll Jan 10, 2021 - 1:53 am

We will be shorting their stock . . let’s see how long it will take to make into a PENNY STOCK? A lot of us are in communication to do that .. all over the country. Lots of luck Twitter, Facebook/Instagram, Google, Apple, etc. People are pissed off!

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Rodents and Scourge Jan 10, 2021 - 10:35 am

Jane, you and April are the same ‘Low Class Hobbits’ that Trump refers too. No one cares if you broke deplorables don’t invest your welfare checks in the tech companies. They will continue to prosper without your pennies. Why don’t you send your government checks to the Trump Foundation instead. I’m sure he needs the lagal assistance right about now. You two are treasonous anti-American hobbits. Please leave our country immediately! Who knows…maybe the FBI will end up escorting you two out. One could only hope.

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April Jan 10, 2021 - 6:55 am

Wow and you label yourself as a PASTOR ?!?!
I know of no servant to god that calls people DIMWITTED ….. you are a disgrace and certainly NO pastor thank you for exposing yourself as the Devi’s advocate you actually are

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He's an enemy to the State Jan 10, 2021 - 7:06 am

That’s a start, but when can we expect him to start his federal prison sentence for Treason and Sedition???

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The Low Class Hobbits now without their Leader. Jan 10, 2021 - 8:46 am

Good! Trump has always regarded his followers as ‘Low Class Hobbits’, and regular folks that he himself would never associate with. Listen to what Steve Bannon revealed about this treasonous and cowardly president. He’s already turned against his own followers as they performed his bidding. It’s time for the cult to snap out of their trance. They’ve been betrayed by their own leader. Disgraced Trump can now fade into the abyss and/or prison.

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Pastor Maynard Jan 10, 2021 - 9:58 am

April, whoever watched the footage of this failed coup and is still attempting to make excuses for Donnie & his dictator-fetishists, then, yes, you are dimwitted and frankly anti-American. It’s doesn’t matter that a pastor or anyone else says it. Thankfully most Christians in this country also see through all of this hypocrisy and blatant white supremacy. Thank you

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Robert C. Jan 10, 2021 - 3:21 pm

Pastor Maynard, I agree with your comment. Frankly, the world would be better off without social media because it makes it too easy for people to flap their gums (so to speak) to a mass audience without engaging their brains first. Unfortunately, the toothpaste is out of the tube…

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Betty Kern Jan 10, 2021 - 9:34 pm

Hey there, HE’S AN ENEMY OF THE STATE! I have some news for you: Most US laws throughout our history that prohibited sedition have been ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court for violating First Amendment rights. The Court held that “mere advocacy of the use of force or violence does not remove speech from the protection of the First Amendment.” NOBODY has stated exactly what Trump said or did that supposedly violates any specific law or even a policy/requirement.

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Eve Lindstrom Jan 10, 2021 - 10:00 pm

Nancy Pelosi is UNHINGED and wants to start impeachment proceedings against Trump. She’s scared to death people are finally onto her. You know why Pelosi is even more unhinged? Special Ops got her laptop from her desk at the Capitol during the siege! Apparently it’s loaded with incriminating evidence, especially personal communications with China’s Communist Party! Treason! Also how young Seth Rich was murdered, etc. Tons of information. Yes, Nancy should be totally unhinged by now. But she thinks she’ll get Trump out before he exposes her. My fantasy is she is handcuffed at Capitol, and being escorted out into a waiting paddy wagon. Many get a good camera shot of this momentous event.

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