New York Times: Twitter and Facebook Lock Trump’s Accounts After Violence on Capitol Hill

New York Times: Twitter and Facebook Lock Trump’s Accounts After Violence on Capitol Hill. “Twitter and Facebook on Wednesday locked the accounts of President Trump, which prevents him from posting messages to his more than 88 million followers on Twitter and 35 million followers on Facebook, after he published a string of inaccurate and inflammatory messages on a day of violence in the nation’s capital.”

Motherboard: US Army Reinstates Twitch Commenters It Banned for Asking About War Crimes

Motherboard: US Army Reinstates Twitch Commenters It Banned for Asking About War Crimes. “After a pause from streaming, the U.S. Army esports team is returning to Twitch and reinstating accounts it had previously banned. ‘The U.S. Army eSports Team is reinstating access for accounts previously banned for harassing and degrading behavior on its Twitch stream,’ the Army told Motherboard in an email.”

The Verge: YouTube bans Stefan Molyneux, David Duke, Richard Spencer, and more for hate speech

The Verge: YouTube bans Stefan Molyneux, David Duke, Richard Spencer, and more for hate speech. “YouTube has banned several prominent white supremacist channels, including those belonging to Stefan Molyneux, David Duke, and Richard Spencer. Other channels banned include American Renaissance (with its associated channel AmRen Podcasts) and the channel for Spencer’s National Policy Institute. The channels repeatedly violated YouTube’s policies, a YouTube spokesperson said, by alleging that members of protected groups were inferior. These come alongside other violations that led to YouTube taking action.”

As Predicted: Parler Is Banning Users It Doesn’t Like (Techdirt)

Techdirt: As Predicted: Parler Is Banning Users It Doesn’t Like. “On Friday we predicted that just like every other social media platform out there, the new favorite among people who falsely say that Twitter is censoring conservatives, would start taking down content and shutting down accounts just like everyone else. Because, if you run any sort of platform that allows 3rd party speech, sooner or later you discover you have to do that. In Friday’s post, we highlighted Parler’s terms of service, which certainly allows for it to take down any content for any reason (we also mocked their ‘quick read on Wikipedia’ style understanding of the 1st Amendment). What we did not expect was that Parler would prove us right so damn quickly.”

Daily Dot: TikTok bans InfoWars hosts—but these fringe figures remain

Daily Dot: TikTok bans InfoWars hosts—but these fringe figures remain. “Like the social media platforms that have come before it, as TikTok has grown in popularity, it’s faced thorny questions about free speech. Predominantly, whether they will allow white nationalist and conspiratorial content on its platform. In recent days, conspiracy theorist and InfoWars host Owen Shroyer‘s TikTok account was suspended. But an account with over 20,000 followers dedicated to posting videos of the host remains live.”

CNET: TikTok apologizes for removing viral video criticizing Chinese treatment of Uighur Muslim community

CNET: TikTok apologizes for removing viral video criticizing Chinese treatment of Uighur Muslim community. “TikTok has published a lengthy blog post addressing the “interest and confusion” surrounding an anti-Chinese video that went viral earlier this week. A young TikTok user had posted a makeup video while raising awareness about Uighur Muslim community being detained in China. TikTok said Wednesday it wanted to ‘clarify’ and apologize for human error in removing the video.”

BirminghamLive: Facebook bans tattooist’s nipple mastectomy photos

BirminghamLive: Facebook bans tattooist’s nipple mastectomy photos. “A tattooist who offers life-like nipple reconstruction tattoos for women who have undergone mastectomies says photos of her work have been removed by Facebook. In a bid to spread the word as to what she can do to help others, Kerry [Irvine] has posted photographs of tattooed nipples on Facebook and Instagram. But she said some of the pictures were removed, her page has been suspended a number of times and she has been blocked out of her account for displaying sexual content.” Facebook has restored the account, but this is one more argument against Facebook policing its own content.