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Twitter applied warning labels to Trump’s tweets prior to his 12 hour suspension – The company locked the president out of his account for 12 hours. – Twitter has suspended Donald Trump and locked the president out of his account for the next 12 hours, after warning that his tweets posed a ‚risk of violence.'“


Facebook and Instagram ban Trump for 24 hours – The company follows Twitter in restricting Trump’s presence – Facebook has blocked President Trump from posting on the site for 24 hours, the company said Wednesday evening. The decision comes after the company already removed posts he made in support of the pro-Trump mob that attacked the US Capitol on Wednesday.“

The Verge

„President Trump Just Used Social Media To Attempt A Coup – While violent supporters stormed the Capitol, Donald Trump cheered them on using the last tool he has: the internet. – Two hours after this story was published, Facebook and YouTube removed a video in which President Trump attempted to delegitimize the election by calling it ’stolen.‘ An hour after that, Twitter removed two Trump tweets making similar claims. – As rioters stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday, President Donald Trump clung to his last vestiges of power: his social media accounts. … The insurrection isn’t just being televised. It’s being orchestrated, promoted, and broadcast on the platforms of companies with a collective value in the trillions of dollars. … And the platforms have let Trump persist. At 2:38 p.m. in DC, Trump issued a new message, in which he did not tell his supporters to stand down.“


„It’s time to deplatform TrumpHe incited a riot against CongressTwitter, Facebook, and YouTube should remove him – As you no doubt already know, today, President Trump incited his followers to storm the US Capitol, where they disrupted the constitutionally mandated certification of the Electoral College ballots, affirming Joe Biden’s victory against him. Odds that his ongoing attempted coup will succeed remain low, but not impossible. … Trump ought to be removed from office. He ought to be prosecuted for his crimes. And so should the insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol and sought to end our democracy. (Instead, most of them appear to have walked away without so much as being arrested.) – Given the stakes here, whether the president has access to his social media accounts is and at most a secondary concern. But I cover the intersection of tech platforms and democracy, and what platforms can and should do for our democracy today is to finally pull the most powerful lever they have.

The Verge

Trump vs Chinas Bezahlapps

„Trump bars U.S. transactions with eight Chinese apps including Alipay – U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order banning transactions with eight Chinese software applications, including Ant Group’s Alipay mobile payment app, the White House said, escalating tensions with Beijing two weeks before President-elect Joe Biden takes office. … It tasks the Commerce Department with defining which transactions will be banned under the directive within 45 days and targets Tencent Holdings Ltd’s QQ Wallet and WeChat Pay as well. – The order also names CamScanner, SHAREit, Tencent QQ, VMate which is published by Alibaba Group subsidiary UCWeb, and Beijing Kingsoft Office Software’s WPS Office.“


WhatsApp: AGB und Privatsphäre

WhatsApp updates its Terms and Privacy Policy to mandate data-sharing with Facebook – WhatsApp users are receiving an in-app notice today regarding the service’s new terms and privacy policy. The notice, as you can see in the attached screenshot, talks about three key updates that affect how WhatsApp processes your data, how businesses can use Facebook hosted services to store and manage their WhatsApp chats, and how WhatsApp will soon partner with Facebook to offer deeper integrations across all of the latter’s products. It further reveals that these changes will go into effect on February 8th, and users will have no choice but to accept these changes if they wish to continue using WhatsApp.“