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January 9, 2021, 5:05 AM

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Jay Peters / The Verge:
Discord bans pro-Trump server “The Donald” because of “its overt connection to an online forum used to incite violence and plan an armed insurrection”  —  The server had connections to the banned r/The_Donald subreddit  —  Discord has banned a server called “The Donald …
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Reddit bans one of its largest Trump supporting subreddits, r/donaldtrump, due to repeated policy violations with regard to the violence at the Capitol  —  Reddit has banned the subreddit group “r/DonaldTrump,” a spokesperson confirmed to Axios.  —  Why it matters: While not an official group …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
The Verge:
Twitter says it has permanently suspended Trump's @realDonaldTrump account “due to the risk of further incitement of violence”  —  The president's preferred megaphone is gone  —  Twitter permanently banned President Donald Trump Friday days after a pro-Trump mob stormed the US Capitol leaving four dead.
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Twitter:
Twitter describes how it decided to suspend Trump's account, specifying how two tweets were in violation of its Glorification of Violence Policy  —  After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them — specifically how they are being received …
Washington Post:
In internal letter, ~350 Twitter employees asked leadership to permanently suspend Trump's account and investigate Twitter's role leading up to the insurrection  —  The suspension amounted to a historic rebuke for a president who had used the social-networking site to rise to political prominence.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Twitter and Facebook's ban on Trump is not censorship, and demanding clear rules for social media moderation is “stupid” because the context is always changing  —  When I started writing this post, it was about Facebook's decision to suspend Trump's account indefinitely …
NBC News:
Twitter has banned the accounts of several Trump advisers, including Sidney Powell and Michael Flynn, for violating its ban on “Coordinated Harmful Activity”  —  Twitter on Friday removed the accounts of Michael Flynn, Sidney Powell and other high-profile supporters …
BuzzFeed News:
Apple gives Parler 24 hours to institute a full moderation policy or face expulsion from the App Store, according to emails between the two companies  —  Apple has given Parler, the social network favored by conservatives and extremists, an ultimatum to implement a full moderation plan …
Shawna Chen / Axios:
Google suspends Parler from the Play Store over moderation and enforcement policies, citing an “ongoing and urgent public safety threat”  —  Google has pulled Parler, a social media app for conservatives and far-right extremists, from its app store following the company's role in the deadly U.S. Capitol siege this week.
New York Times:
Dlive, a livestreaming platform that has attracted a far-right userbase, had a near record of 150K concurrent viewers on Wednesday, according to estimates  —  A site called Dlive, where rioters broadcast from the Capitol, is benefiting from the growing exodus of right-wing users from Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
Wall Street Journal:
Roku has acquired global rights for Quibi content, sources say for less than $100M, and will make it available free to stream in 2021 on the Roku Channel  —  Maker of the biggest U.S. streaming video-player plans to put the content in its ad-supported channel

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