• There's a basic problem with calling Facebook and Twitter 'platforms' - and it took Trump for us to see it

    5 days ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement After years of poisoning the civic well with his unique brand of lies, insults, distortions, narcissism, and overall poor manners, Donald Trump has found himself deplatformed .
    My spellchecker doesn't like this word, and I don't like it either, at least in reference to the actions Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and others have taken to silence, ban, suspend, penalize, and otherwise restrict the soon-to-be-ex-President and others from publishing on their respective properties.
    Deplatforming, in contrast to these plain-English descriptions of Trump's plight, is a...
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