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A Trump Ban Is Easy. Fixing Facebook and Twitter Will Be Hard

January 8, 2021

Via: Wired

For months—years, really—people have asked what it would take for Facebook and Twitter to ban the policy-violator-in-chief from their platforms. Hate speech, doxing, and dangerous disinformation on Covid evidently weren’t enough. Oh, they put (easy-to-ignore) warning labels on some tweets and posts, and even took the stray one down. But exiling him from the platforms? No. He is the president, after all. Long ago (well, 2015), when he said hateful things about Muslims that would boot mere mortals from Facebook and Twitter, the platforms decided his newsworthiness was more relevant than his toxicity.

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