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Amazon Court Filing Includes Chilling Death Threats Published On Parler

Amazon Court Filing Includes Chilling Death Threats Published On Parler

Congressional staffers barricade themselves after pro-Trump coup plotters stormed the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC on January 6, 2021. Photo: Olivier Douliery (Getty Images) Amazon submitted a new filing in federal court on Tuesday in response to an emergency motion by Parler to restore its hosting services through Amazon’s AWS. Parler was kicked offline early …

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YouTube Kicks Steve Bannon’s War Room Podcast Off the Platform

YouTube Kicks Steve Bannon’s War Room Podcast Off the Platform

Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon exits the Manhattan Federal Court on August 20, 2020.Photo: Stephanie Keith (Getty Images) Banning, it seems, is in this week. Google and Apple have kicked out social media app Parler from their app stores; Reddit has banned r/donaldtrump, the unofficial subreddit dedicated to President Donald Trump; and Twitter …

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TikTok Is Reportedly Booting Off OnlyFans Creators and Sex Workers

TikTok Is Reportedly Booting Off OnlyFans Creators and Sex Workers

Photo: Lionel Bonaventure (Getty Images) OnlyFans creators and sex workers have seen TikTok delete their accounts en masse in recent months for violating the platforms sex and nudity policies, Rolling Stone reports. Of the half a dozen creators the outlet spoke with, all of them said their videos didn’t violate TikTok’s policies and believe they …

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Pakistan Is Also Doing the 'Ban TikTok' Challenge

Pakistan Is Also Doing the ‘Ban TikTok’ Challenge

Photo: Justin Sullivan (Getty Images) Pakistan officials have announced a ban on TikTok after receiving complaints of unlawful content on the popular short-form video-sharing app. It’s the latest country to block the app after India instituted a similar ban and the U.S. attempted to do the same because of a squabble over who owns TikTok’s American business, …

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Right-Wing Content Flourishes on Facebook Because Fearmongering Has Always Worked, Exec Says

Right-Wing Content Flourishes on Facebook Because Fearmongering Has Always Worked, Exec Says

Photo: Olivier Doulier (Getty Images) Even though right-wing elites repeatedly tout claims of conservative bias on Facebook and other online platforms, in reality, the bulk of data shows the opposite to be true. Per a weekend Politico report, as we near the 2020 presidential election, some of the most engaging posts on Facebook come from …

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