Meet the Freedom Phone, a Smartphone for Conservatives

A 22-year-old Bitcoin millionaire wants Republicans to ditch their iPhones for a low-end handset that he hopes to turn into a political tool.

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How Jason Miller Is Trying to Get Trump Back on the Internet

And, potentially, back in the White House.

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America’s Amazon Problems

What’s good for the online giant might be very bad for free competition and national cohesion.

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Apple’s C.E.O. Is Making Very Different Choices From Mark Zuckerberg

Tim Cook views privacy as ‘one of the top issues of the 21st century.’ Other tech leaders don’t seem to agree.

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Apple’s C.E.O. Is Making Very Different Choices than Mark Zuckerberg

Tim Cook views privacy as ‘one of the top issues of the 21st century.’ Other tech leaders don’t seem to agree.

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Is Apple’s Privacy Push Facebook’s Existential Threat?

Tim Cook says no.

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Trump May Start a Social Network. Here’s My Advice.

Recast your past failures at successes, engage in meaningless optics, and other tips from the Silicon Valley playbook.

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Parler, a Social Network That Attracted Trump Fans, Returns Online

After being cut off by Amazon and other tech giants, Parler worked for weeks to find a way to get back on the internet.

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Parler CEO John Matze Says He Was Fired

John Matze, who led the social media platform that was popular with conservatives, said he recently disagreed with one of the site’s backers, Rebekah Mercer.

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Capitol Riot Investigation Scrutinizes Role of Proud Boys

Officials are trying to determine to what extent far-right groups planned the assault in advance.

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Bonus: Kara and Kevin Roose Debrief on Chris Best

They also discuss “flouncing” and whether a Substack newsletter would be too much work for Donald Trump.

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The Rising Union Movement at Amazon, Google and Twitter

The Trump era spurred them to collective action. But the work has just begun.

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Why Is Big Tech Policing Free Speech? Because the Government Isn’t

Deplatforming President Trump showed that the First Amendment is broken — but not in the way his supporters think.

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Parler and the Far Right’s Ever-Evolving Digital Ecosystem

The Biden administration needs a game plan to deal with what will be a rolling and escalating threat from platform migration.

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Parler Tries to Survive With Help From Russian Company

The social network, popular with President Trump’s supporters, went offline last week after it was kicked off Amazon’s servers.

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Millions Flock to Telegram and Signal as Fears Grow Over Big Tech

The encrypted messaging services have become the world’s hottest apps over the last week, driven by growing anxiety over the power of the biggest tech companies and privacy concerns.

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Fringe Groups Splinter Online After Facebook and Twitter Bans

Tracking what may be planned in the coming days could become even more difficult as the groups take to lesser-known networks and apps that can’t be easily monitored.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #facebook-inc, #gab-ai-inc, #instant-messaging, #mobile-applications, #parler-llc, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #signal-open-whisper-systems, #telegram-llc, #trump-donald-j

The Scary Power of the Companies That Finally Shut Trump Up

Tech giants were right to ban the president. We still need to break them up.

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How Parler, a Chosen App of Trump Fans, Became a Test of Free Speech

The app has renewed a debate about who holds power over online speech after the tech giants yanked their support for it and left it fighting for survival. Parler was set to go dark on Monday.

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Apple and Google Cut Off Parler, an App That Drew Trump Supporters

The companies removed the “free speech” social network from their app stores, limiting its reach just as many conservatives are seeking alternatives to Facebook and Twitter.

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Parler Pitched Itself as Twitter Without Rules. Apple and Google Said Not Anymore.

Google and Apple told Parler, a social network popular with conservatives, that it must better police its users if it wants a place in their app stores.

#apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #matze-john, #mobile-applications, #parler-llc, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #social-media, #trump-donald-j

Trump Is Losing His Platforms on Twitter and Facebook

He is running out of places to post.

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How a pro-Trump Mob Stormed Congress

An exploration of the online planning and on-the-ground failures that contributed to the attack on the Capitol.

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The President Is Losing His Platforms

After years of gentle wrist slaps, social media companies are finally revoking President Trump’s megaphone.

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If You Were on This App, You Saw the Mob Coming

Parler is a go-to social media site for the right, with users calling to “burn D.C. to the ground.” The C.E.O., John Matze, says it’s not his job to police speech.

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Twitter and Facebook Lock Trump’s Accounts After Violence on Capitol Hill

The moves came after critics and even some allies of the social media companies said they had failed to prevent the misinformation that led to chaos on Wednesday.

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Violence on Capitol Hill Is a Day of Reckoning for Social Media

Critics and even some allies of companies like Twitter and Facebook say they have failed to prevent the misinformation that led to chaos on Wednesday.

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How Some Conservatives Have Switched to Parler, Rumble and Newsmax

Since the election, millions have migrated to alternative social media and media sites like Parler, Rumble and Newsmax.

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