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January 9, 2021, 5:50 PM

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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 …
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, Bloomberg, The Verge, CNBC, BuzzFeed News, Politico, Business Insider, New York Times, and Slate
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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 …
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Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch:
Parler becomes the number one app on Apple's App Store in the US; Gab claims it is seeing 10,000+ new users sign up every hour  —  Users are surging on small, conservative, social media platforms after President Donald Trump's ban from the world's largest social networks …
Annie Palmer / CNBC:
A group of Amazon staffers, Amazon Employees for Climate Justice, calls on the company to stop providing AWS services to Parler  —  - A group of Amazon corporate employees is calling on the company to stop providing cloud services to Parler, a social media app popular with Trump supporters …
More: Bloomberg
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.
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Evan Ackerman / IEEE Spectrum:
Q&A with Aaron Saunders, VP at Boston Dynamics, on teaching robots to dance and how that informs the company's approach to robotics for commercial applications  —  A week ago, Boston Dynamics posted a video of Atlas, Spot, and Handle dancing to “Do You Love Me.”
Rest of World:
A look at Zameen, a Pakistani online real estate marketplace, estimated to initiate 70% of all sale and rental transactions in the country  —  In 15 years, the company went from a bland classified ads site to hosting two-thirds of all real estate transactions.  —  • KARACHI, PAKISTAN

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