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Twitch’s Trump ban sustained after leaving office

Enlarge / Photo illustration of the Twitch logo on a smartphone. Getty Images | Thomas Trutschel On Wednesday, an automated alert about Twitch account bans included a somewhat surprising account name: “@DonaldTrump.” The surprise came because Twitch had already “indefinitely suspended” the former president’s official Twitch channel on January 7 in the wake of his January […]

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Amazon, Apple and Google Cut Off Parler, an App That Drew Trump Supporters

The companies pulled support for the “free speech” social network, all but killing the service just as many conservatives are seeking alternatives to Facebook and Twitter. Parler, a social network that pitches itself as a “free speech” alternative to Twitter and Facebook, is suffering from whiplash. Over the past several months, Parler has become one […]

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Bucking Trump, NSA and FBI say Russia was “likely” behind SolarWinds hack

Enlarge / Side view of colorful St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow on Red Square in front of the Kremlin, Russia. Getty Images Hackers working for the Russian government were “likely” behind the software supply chain attack that planted a backdoor in the networks of 180,000 private companies and governmental bodies, officials from the US National […]

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The Trump administration wants to take credit for a covid vaccine. Trump supporters are undermining it.

President Trump and his allies have spent years stoking disinformation and doubt in official accounts about the election, the coronavirus, and other topics. Now those efforts are making it harder to rally support around his administration’s vaccine push. Even as Vice President Pence took the vaccine on TV on Friday and the White House called […]

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YouTube suspends One America News, a Trump favorite, for peddling pandemic misinformation

YouTube said it suspended right-wing channel One America News for one week, beginning Tuesday, for violating its policy against misinformation related to the covid-19 pandemic and temporarily stripped the channel of its ability to make money from other videos. YouTube spokeswoman Ivy Choi said OAN, which has 1.2 million subscribers on the video service and […]

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After Trump tweets Defcon hacking video, voting security experts call BS

Enlarge Getty Images As President Trump continues to make unfounded claims of widespread election fraud, 59 of the world’s foremost experts on electronic voting are hitting back, saying that recent allegations of actual voting machine hacking “have been unsubstantiated or are technically incoherent.” Monday’s letter came after almost two weeks of baseless and unfounded claims […]

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Outgoing Trump administration bans investments in Chinese companies it says support China’s military

The White House on Thursday issued an executive order banning U.S. investment in a few dozen Chinese companies that it said have ties to the People’s Liberation Army, underscoring the administration’s drive to continue severing China links before President Trump’s term ends in January. Beginning Jan. 11, the order prohibits any U.S. citizens or funds […]