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January 7, 2021, 12:30 PM

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Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook:
Zuckerberg says Facebook is extending the block it has placed on Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts “indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks”  —  The shocking events of the last 24 hours clearly demonstrate that President Donald Trump intends to use his remaining …
@twittersafety:
[Thread] Twitter says Trump's account will be locked for 12 hours following removal of recent tweets, and further violations will result in permanent suspension  —  As a result of the unprecedented and ongoing violent situation in Washington, D.C., we have required the removal of three @realDonaldTrump Tweets that were posted earlier today for repeated and severe violations of our Civic Integrity policy. https://help.twitter.com/...
Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed News:
As a mob of Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol building, Facebook and Twitter allowed Trump to cheer them on using their platforms  —  As rioters stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday, President Donald Trump clung to his last vestiges of power: his social media accounts.
Taylor Hatmaker / TechCrunch:
Facebook and Instagram have both begun blocking content posted with the #StormTheCapitol hashtag and will require admin review for group posts  —  After removing a video in which President Trump praised a violent group of his supporters who broke into the U.S. Capitol building …
BuzzFeed News:
The Trump supporters who rioted in the US Capitol on Wednesday had been openly planning online for weeks, including on mainstream and niche social media sites  —  The supporters of President Donald Trump who rioted in the US Capitol building on Wednesday had been openly planning for weeks …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
The time has come for Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to deplatform Trump, whose continued presence is accelerating the erosion of US democracy  —  As you no doubt already know, today, President Trump incited his followers to storm the US Capitol, where they disrupted the constitutionally …
Makena Kelly / The Verge:
Facebook and YouTube have removed a video of Trump addressing supporters; Facebook says it risked adding to violence, YouTube says it violated election rules  —  YouTube also removed it, but Twitter left it up  —  As rioters stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday, Facebook removed a video …
Vipal Monga / Wall Street Journal:
Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed News:
Karissa Bell / Engadget:
New York Times:
Sources: US intel agencies are investigating JetBrains as possible entry point for SolarWinds hackers; JetBrains isn't aware of any investigation or compromise  —  Russian hackers may have piggybacked on a tool developed by JetBrains, which is based in the Czech Republic …
Tonya Riley / Washington Post:
The quick evacuation of the Capitol left computers and devices unattended while the mob ransacked offices, a nightmare scenario for cybersecurity professionals  —  Lawmakers and congressional staff were ushered into secure locations as a mob backing President Trump violently stormed …
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Hopin, which develops software for hosting digital events, acquires livestreaming startup StreamYard for $250M  —  This morning Hopin, a quickly-growing startup that sells a technology platform for hosting digital events, announced that it has acquired StreamYard.
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
DDoSecrets, a WikiLeaks-like repository run by transparency activists, publishes 1TB of data from five companies that was first leaked by ransomware hackers  —  WikiLeaks successor DDoSecrets has amassed a controversial new collection of corporate secrets and is sharing them in the name of transparency.
Queenie Wong / CNET:
Kate Rooney / CNBC:
SoFi says it will go public via a merger with a SPAC backed by Chamath Palihapitiya at a valuation of $8.65B  —  - Fintech start-up SoFi says it will merge with a special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC, backed by venture capital investor Chamath Palihapitiya.
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