It took a Trump-supporting mob storming the US Capitol in Washington last week for companies to ban the outgoing preside

It took a Trump-supporting mob storming the US Capitol in Washington last week for companies to ban the outgoing president from their platforms.

Facebook, Snapchat and Twitch suspended Donald Trump indefinitely after Twitter’s decision to permanently suspend his account for spreading falsehoods and inciting the crowd. 

Some platforms removed his messages, while others such as Apple and Google restricted access to Parler, an alternative to Twitter popular among Trump supporters that seemed like the best fit for the president. 

The debate rages on with supporters and critics split on partisan lines as they contest what the suspension means for a cherished American tradition: freedom of speech.

But misinformation and civil rights experts, who have long warned about the rise of misinformation and violent rightwing rhetoric on social media sites and Trump’s role in fuelling it, said the actions are too little too late.
It took a Trump-supporting mob storming the US Capitol in Washington last week for companies to ban the outgoing president from their platforms.

Facebook, Snapchat and Twitch suspended Donald Trump indefinitely after Twitter’s decision to permanently suspend his account for spreading falsehoods and inciting the crowd.

Some platforms removed his messages, while others such as Apple and Google restricted access to Parler, an alternative to Twitter popular among Trump supporters that seemed like the best fit for the president.

The debate rages on with supporters and critics split on partisan lines as they contest what the suspension means for a cherished American tradition: freedom of speech.

But misinformation and civil rights experts, who have long warned about the rise of misinformation and violent rightwing rhetoric on social media sites and Trump’s role in fuelling it, said the actions are too little too late.

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