The Gap: Insurrection on Social Media and Trump's on Bing?

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Fri, 01/15/2021 - 8:00am to 9:00am


On this episode of the Gap, Tammy and Althea discuss the social media fallout from the January 6th insurrection. Numerous social media companies and web platforms have banned President Trump, and the conservative alternative, Parler, finds itself without a web or app store host. Companies like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and even Pinterest may have more to gain in this move by virtue signaling to the incoming administration.

We want to know, what is social media's role in creating the conditions that led to the siege of the Capitol? Are their moves to limit Trump and QAnon conspiracy theorists too little too late?

Engineered by Sonia Battrell

Related links:

ABC News: Social media companies restricting Trump accounts cite risk for violence

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TechDirt: What if Cambridge Analytica Owned its Own Social Network?

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