Splinternet: Twitter’s Ban on Trump will Open a Fissure in the Internet

San Francisco: Were it not for the rest of last week’s startling events in Washington, the actions taken by a few technology companies to muzzle the US President would have seemed even more dramatic.

The day after Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the US Capitol, Facebook said it would suspend his account until he leaves office, and potentially for longer. Twitter, the pulpit that the President has used to great effect throughout his term, went one better, banning him completely. A host of other platforms, from Snapchat to YouTube, took some form of action.

In a few days, the online megaphone that Trump so prizes has vanished. Read more…..


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