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January 9, 2021, 1:35 PM

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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.
More: Axios, CNBC, Bloomberg, BuzzFeed News, Business Insider, Politico, New York Times, and Slate
Tweets: @twittersafety, @donaldjtrumpjr, @microsoft, @twittersafety, @anneapplebaum, @yashar, @sarahnemerson, @alexstamos, @mtracey, @lindseygrahamsc, @benedictevans, @hillaryclinton, @jasonmillerindc, @mattnavarra, @barronjohn1946, @faination, @amlwhere, @noupside, @zeynep, @sachabaroncohen, @kasparov63, @marklittlenews, @davidclinchnews, @levie, @davidsacks, @sacca, @alexstamos, @alexstamos, @charlesarthur, @scottros, @qhardy, @sen_joemanchin, @kareemrifai, @jonathanvswan, @dave_brown24, @twittersafety, @sachabaroncohen, @twittersafety, @davidbegnaud, @scalzi, @selectedwisdom, @kurtwagner8, @oneunderscore__, @jonahdispatch, @teamtrump, @actually_tina, @thedweck, @bobbybigwheel, @clueheywood, @mikeisaac, @alexgaskarth, @thedweck, @cjane87, @kellymakena, @danprimack, @ugarles, @k8em0, @daphnehk, @slpng_giants, @mikeisaac, @levie, @karaswisher, @troyhunt, @conor64, @sarafischer, @jamesrbuk, @ashleyfeinberg, @austen, @mattblaze, @repwilson, @m_feeney, @ashleyfeinberg, @staceyplaskett, @lsanger, @elienyc, @rmac18, @chrislhayes, @ditzkoff, @albertmacgloan, @bobbybigwheel, @mitalisaran, @kellymakena, @gabedelahaye, @markellislive, @rmac18, @b_fung, @m_feeney, @steve_vladeck, @joyannreid, @clarajeffery, @antoniogm, @briantylercohen, @levie, @glcarlstrom, @jpbrammer, @thestalwart, @minal_hasan, @pixelguff, @scottmonty, @profgalloway, @iamwandasykes, @mjs_dc, @parkermolloy, @joshconstine, @eliothiggins, @shaneharris, @pwnallthethings, @jennifer, @gravelinstitute, @waltmossberg, @pierce, @pierce, @donie, @shannonpareil, @fboversight, @hunterwalk, @gcluley, @alexrkonrad, @susan_hennessey, @pareene, @popehat, @willoremus, @danprimack, @briannawu, @mmasnick, @jason, @geoffreyfowler, @sahilkapur, @sewellchan, @qhardy, @adamserwer, @bcmerchant, @samfbiddle, @caseynewton, @vijaya, @ericgeller, @aj, @zackwhittaker, @stevenbjohnson, @markdice, @jamespindell, @brynneridley, @daveweigel, @petersterne, @mr_berman, @caseynewton, @davidklion, @tomgara, @williamturton, @daveweigel, @nitashatiku, @trumpsalert, @sarahfrier, @merry123459, @shannonrwatts, @adamparkhomenko, @joshconstine, @starbuxman, @zacksjerryrig, and @alexstamos
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Sara Fischer / Axios:
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.
Kif Leswing / CNBC:
Analysis: Apple's App Store grossed an estimated $64B+ in 2020, up 28% from an estimated $50B in 2019 and $48.5B in 2018  —  - Apple's App Store grossed more than $64 billion in 2020, according to an analysis by CNBC.  — That's up from an estimated $50 billion in 2019 and $48.5 billion in 2018 …
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.

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