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Trump gets deplatformed

U.S. President Donald Trump was permanently banned from Twitter after Facebook suspended him until the end of his term — and over the weekend, many more social media companies followed. Today, investigative journalist Julia Angwin discusses what consequences these bans can have.
President Donald Trump speaks at the rally that preceded throngs of his followers descending on the Capitol building on Wednesday. (Jacquelyn Martin/The Associated Press)

U.S. President Donald Trump was permanently banned from Twitter after the platform cited "the risk of further incitement of violence" following the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last week. Facebook previously banned him for the remainder of his time in office, and many other tech companies have followed suit.

Today on Front Burner, Julia Angwin joins host Jayme Poisson for a conversation about Trump's ban from multiple social media platforms and what consequences that might have.

Angwin is editor-in-chief of The Markup, an American non-profit that takes on data-driven investigations about the ethics and impact of technology.

 

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