France 24
France 24 11 Jan 2021

'Babble ban': Social media firms block Trump


IN THE PRESS - Monday, 11.01.2021: We take a look at how the French and American press are covering Twitter's permanent ban of Donald Trump's account. We also look at calls for scientists and regulators to prepare vaccines for more coronavirus mutations. Finally, we discuss the Vogue cover that has left Kamala Harris's team "blindsided" and social media up in arms over what some are calling "a washed out mess".

Social media firms could be fined up to £18m for not protecting children and vulnerable users under new laws.

The long-awaited laws could also see online platforms being blocked if they do not abide by a duty of care to their users.

If you've been affected by this story, there are organisations you can contact for support and advice, including Childline on 0800 11 11 or the Samaritans on 116 123 from the UK or at [email protected]
Mayor Bill de Blasio praises social media companies for blocking President Trump and preventing him from posting.
Germany and France oppose Trump's social media ban. #FreeSpeech
Two elections too late? Twitter permanently banning Donald Trump's account, Facebook suspending it through Inauguration Day, and other social media jumping on the bandwagon of curbing false claims of a stolen election. For four years, the US president has been spreading disinformation from the Oval Office.

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