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Twitter account of US President Donald Trump is displayed on a mobile phone. Photograph: Olivier Douliery / AFP Getty Images

The corporate cancellation of the US president Donald Trump in the dying days of his regime is in large parts entertaining and satisfying but also sli(...)

Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, in 2018. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

Twitter Inc chief executive officer Jack Dorsey said on Wednesday that banning US president Donald Trump from the social media platform after last wee(...)

Hiring a third party to spread disinformation allows political groups to keep themselves at arm’s length. Image: iStock

Politicians are increasingly hiring private companies to spread disinformation online, according to researchers who found campaigns run by third-party(...)

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Parler, the conservative social media platform whose traffic has surged amid a crackdown on inflammatory content by its rivals, sued Amazon. com for e(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel: German law on online hate speech  puts the country at the forefront of global efforts to police the internet. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/ EPA

Angela Merkel, German chancellor, has sharply criticised Twitter’s decision to ban US president Donald Trump, calling it a “problematic” breach of the(...)

The possibility of delaying a Senate impeachment trial follows behind-the-scenes discussions between House speaker Nancy Pelosi and her party over the weekend. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/New York Times

House Democrats have initiated impeachment proceedings against US president Donald Trump, formally introducing an article of impeachment to the House (...)

Jacob Anthony Chansley, centre, with other Trump supporters   in the  Capitol  building, in Washington. Photograph: Erin Schaff/ The New York Times

Arrests took place across the United States at the weekend as some of those suspected of being responsible for last week’s riot in the US Capitol were(...)

(Logo from Parler displayed on a smartphone and computer. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

Apple Inc and Amazon. com Inc have suspended Parler from their respective App Store and web hosting service, saying the social networking service popu(...)

A broader and better balanced range of subjects has become Wikipedia’s chief challenge as it heads into its next 20 years. Photo Illustration: Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images

It’s the information I don’t want from Wikipedia that always snares me. The detours. The footnotes. The link four lines into an entry that leads me to(...)

‘If you think of the many and terrible ways in which trust has been abused and betrayed in Ireland over the last two decades, there is something precious in our willingness to keep doing so.’

In the summer of 1966, the Nobel Prize-winning German novelist Heinrich Böll was, as usual, in Achill, Co Mayo. From early May to the end of July, the(...)

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