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Twitter Loses $5 Billion in Market Value After Banning Donald Trump

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According to a confirmed report from Business Insider, stock in Twitter fell 12 percent yesterday after Donald Trump was suspended indefinitely from the social media platform. That percentage equals a $5 billion decline in market value for Twitter.

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“After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” Twitter said.

Even though the drop went as low as 12 percent on Monday, it ended up at seven percent.

Trump’s account was suspended because of his repeat claims of voter fraud, which caused his followers to storm Capitol Hill, creating a riot that took the lives of five people. His account, which had about 88 million followers, generated a lot of publicity due to Trump’s controversial and often non-substantial tweets.

Biden’s administration is expected to tighten social media platforms’ restrictions and how they handle the admittance and prohibition of false information.

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After Twitter Suspended His Account, Facebook Is Indefinitely Banning Donald Trump From Posting

Facebook Bans Donald Trump's Account From Posting For 30 Days

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After all of the racist and outright crazy sh*t that he has said on Twitter that many have warned would eventually lead to yesterday’s bootleg coup, social media companies have said enough.

With only 14 days remaining in his nightmare term, Donald Trump, who has been pushing the norms to the limit, has finally done something that both Democrats and a sizeable number of Republicans can agree was absolutely crazy. After urging a mob of his loyal pro-Trump terrorists to storm the U.S. Capitol Building putting the lives of Congress members, Capitol Police, and his own Vice President in danger, Twitter took the unprecedented act to suspend the inciter-in-chief’s account after he continued to spew false information breaking Twitters Rules.

In violation of those rules, Twitter announced that Trump’s account was locked for 12-hours preventing him from spewing any more dangerous falsehoods.

Initially, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube took similar steps by removing a video that Trump shared calling for the rioters and insurrectionists that he said he “loved” to stand down and go home. He also continued to spew the ridiculously false notion that the November presidential election was “stolen” from him and that he would never “stop fighting.”

Mark Zuckerberg, who has been reluctant to put a muzzle on the lame-duck president, has finally done the right thing and announced today that his company, Facebook, will ban Trump for 30-days, effectively the rest of his term. In a post on his Facebook page, he announced:

The shocking events of the last 24 hours clearly demonstrate that President Donald Trump intends to use his remaining time in office to undermine the peaceful and lawful transition of power to his elected successor, Joe Biden.
His decision to use his platform to condone rather than condemn the actions of his supporters at the Capitol building has rightly disturbed people in the US and around the world. We removed these statements yesterday because we judged that their effect — and likely their intent — would be to provoke further violence.
Following the certification of the election results by Congress, the priority for the whole country must now be to ensure that the remaining 13 days and the days after inauguration pass peacefully and in accordance with established democratic norms.
Over the last several years, we have allowed President Trump to use our platform consistent with our own rules, at times removing content or labeling his posts when they violate our policies. We did this because we believe that the public has a right to the broadest possible access to political speech, even controversial speech. But the current context is now fundamentally different, involving use of our platform to incite violent insurrection against a democratically elected government.
We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great. Therefore, we are extending the block we have placed on his Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely, and for at least the next two weeks until the peaceful transition of power is complete.

While some are applauding the decision, many say this decision has come a tad bit too late based on what transpired on Wednesday (Jan.6). It could help keep Trump from saying anything else crazy in his remaining 13 days as Democrats and a growing number of Republicans call for the president to be removed immediately either by invoking the 25th amendment or impeachment.

After this failed coup attempt, we will take the social media silence from Trump, who can technically Tweet again but hasn’t said a peep since his account was suspended.

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Twitter and Facebook Suspend Donald Trump’s Account

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In the words of Malcolm X, the chicken have come home to roost.

On Wednesday (Jan. 6) pro-Trumpers breached the Capitol Building. The act of domestic terrorism interrupted members of Congress during a meeting to confirm the results of the 2020 election. Some Republican Senate and House members intended to oppose President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris’ win, in support of Pres. Donald Trump’s claim of a hoax election result.

Following the massive chaos of barbaric and rambunctious behavior that lead to four deaths and at least 52 arrests and counting, Republican members of Congress retracted their intent. Prior to the Capitol breach, there were months of preparation and encouragement from the US Government’s highest seat of political office. Pres. Trump even provoked his supporters with a speech before yesterday’s breach. He took to his Twitter as well in a number of since-deleted Tweets.

After yesterday’s breach, many called for the deactivation of Donald Trump’s Twitter account. He has used the account to promote his personal agenda. Yesterday’s actions were the straw that broke the camel’s back.

“As a result of the unprecedented and ongoing violent situation in Washington, D.C., we have required the removal of three @realDonaldTrump Tweets that were posted earlier today for repeated and severe violations of our Civic Integrity policy.”

Facebook CEO Mark Zukerberg stated in a post that Trump’s account have been suspended as well. This includes the social media conglomerate Instagram as well.

“We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great,” he wrote on Thursday morning. “Therefore, we are extending the block we have placed on his Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks until the peaceful transition of power is complete.”

Facebook employed the extension of Trump’s account ban.

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Ava DuVernay Calls Twitter’s Rule “Disingenuous” About People Wishing Death On Trump

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Donald Trump and his wife, Melania’s, recent COVID-19 diagnosis have become worldwide news. For months Trump decided not to make a national mask mandate, downplayed the virus, and even clowned Joe Biden for wearing a mask. Now that he has caught the virus, social media has been ruthless, some people even wishing death on him or making fun of his possible death.

Twitter released a statement regarding speech that wished people death on their platform after many tweets came out wishing death on Trump.

However, Selma and 13th director, Ava DuVernay called out Twitter for their response that she deemed “disingenuous.”

“Does this also go for Black and Brown women who have long been and continue to be harassed and threatened with assault and death on this platform or nah? I think no. Because I see those same accounts still up. Still causing harm. Your *anyone* is disingenuous,” she wrote.

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Kanye West’s Twitter Suspended After Leaking Journalist’s Phone Number

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Kanye West has blown up Twitter in the last few days trying to reform the music industry. He has shared his progress, tweeting conversations he has had with industry executives, letting his followers know who he is going to contact, and even putting up his 100+ page UMG contract.

It was kind of weird to not see Mr. West tweet almost all day on Wednesday (September 16). His tweets started rolling in around 5 in the morning but stopped around 10 a.m. It turns out, however, his recent antics have gotten him suspended from Twitter.

According to CNN’s Oliver Darcy, Kanye was put on notice by Twitter that his account would be suspended after posting a screenshot of the phone number of Forbes Chief Content Officer Randall Lane. In the Tweet, Kanye had urged his fans to call Lane if they wanted to call a white supremacist. “If any of my fans want to call a white supremacist… This is the editor of Forbes,” Ye tweeted.

Former Laker, Rick Fox, took to Twitter to let everybody know that Kanye’s account was suspended for 12 hours.

“My friend @kanyewest wants you all to know that he was kicked off of @Twitter for 12 hours,” Fox tweeted.

Right-wing commentator and Kanye supporter, Candace Owens, also let the public know that Ye’s account was suspended as well.

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Kanye West: White Media Took Down Bill Cosby, R. Kelly, Michael Jackson

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Kanye West continued his Twitter rant today after a tumultuous social media weekend, demanding an apology from J. Cole, Drake, and Kendrick and even comparing himself to famed slavery abolitionist Harriet Ross Tubman.

In today’s continuum, Ye insists that white media corporations set agendas to take down Black male celebrities such as Michael Jackson and Bill Cosby. The cultural icon also suggested that a Black-owned media company would and could never take down a white celebrity in the same fashion.

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Yeezy continued on in this morning’s rant about artists owning their masters, adding his daughter will “do nothing but put emojis up for the rest of her life” because he owns his masters and his children will inherit them.

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Kanye West: White Media Took Down Bill Cosby, R. Kelly, Michael Jackson

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Kanye West continued his Twitter rant today after a tumultuous social media weekend, demanding an apology from J. Cole, Drake, and Kendrick and even comparing himself to famed slavery abolitionist Harriet Ross Tubman.

In today’s continuum, Ye insists that white media corporations set agendas to take down Black male celebrities such as Michael Jackson and Bill Cosby. The cultural icon also suggested that a Black-owned media company would and could never take down a white celebrity in the same fashion.

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Yeezy continued on in this morning’s rant about artists owning their masters, adding his daughter will “do nothing but put emojis up for the rest of her life” because he owns his masters and his children will inherit them.

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Kanye West: I Miss My Bro Jay-Z

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Kanye West has become just as unpredictable as his friend President Donald Trump on Twitter, but this time, Yeezy just wanted to tell the world that he missed his “bro”.

In a heartfelt tweet sent out Monday(August 10), Yeezy posted an image of him and Hov rocking “Otis” onstage while tweeting, “Miss my bro … real talk”.

The relationship between Ye and Jay has always been a rocky one, especially since 2014 when Jay-Z and his wife Beyonce snubbed Kanye and Kim Kardashian’s wedding. Jay-Z tried to put the rumors to bed in a 2017 interview with The New York Times, stating, “I love Kanye. I do. It’s a complicated relationship with us.”

Jay-Z has yet to respond to Ye’s tweet.

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Ice Cube Criticized For Sharing Alleged “Anti-Semitic” Memes On Twitter

Ice Cube has always walked the thin line of controversy when it came to the jewish community, but a recent series of tweets has the Hip Hop living legend on the receiving end of criticism of what is once again perceived as anti-semitic ideas.

Ice Cube, whose real name is O’Shea Jackson, sent out five tweets yesterday to his more than 5 million followers , three of which included a Black Cube, which he captioned in one of the tweets, “Black Cube of Saturn”.

Critics immediately called the actor and director of the timeless Friday series’ tweets “anti-semitic”, with some even questioning as to whether or not Cube’s account had been hacked.

The original N.W.A. defector vehemently stood behind his posts, stating, “This is CUBE. My account has not been hacked. I speak for no organization,” he tweeted. “I only speak for the meek people of the earth. We will not expect crumbles from your table. We have to power of almighty God backing us all over the earth. NO MORE TALKING. Repent.” 

Cube’s sophomore album Death Certificate, which featured the late Nation Of Islam and Black Panther Party leader Khalid Abdul Muhammad, drew a lot of criticism for what is recognized as anti-Semitic overtones, especially with the reference to Jerry Heller on N.W.A. diss “No Vaseline”, saying, “Cause you let a Jew break up my crew..”

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Dear Terry Crews, “Black Supremacy” is Not The By-Product of a Post-White Supremacy Society

This morning, actor Terry Crews was trending on Twitter for all the wrong reasons. The America’s Got Talent host was on Twitter Sunday night.

Apparently, Terry was feeling some type of way with all the solidarity happening with folks of color across the globe. He felt the need to take to Twitter to express an unwanted and guilt-laden perspective.

Upon later explanation by Crews, 51, he was trying to say that if white and black people don’t work together, “bad attitudes and resentments can create a dangerous self-righteousness.”

Following the death of George Floyd on May 25, Crews shared an emotional video to Instagram. There he told his followers that he saw himself in the 46-year-old, who died when former police officer Derek Chauvin put a knee on his neck for eight minutes.

“First of all my heart is broken,” he said the video. “George Floyd looks like me. George Floyd could be me. I could easily, easily be that man on the ground with that police officer’s knee on my neck. That could easily be me.”

Pro-Black Is Not Anti-White

There is a popular misconception that being proud to be Black means that you are anti-white. This is not the case.

However, what that statement reflects is a truly enslaved mentality because you cannot operate with that suspicion unless you are co-opted by white supremacy.

White guilt is defined as the feelings of shame and remorse some white people experience when they recognize the legacy of racism and racial injustice and perceive the ways they have benefited from it.

With his statement, Terry Crews is signaling that he has internalized white guilt for white people even though he is not white himself. All one needs to do is look at the front lines of every protest across the globe and white allies are there.

Allies who see their privilege as an invaluable asset to people of color are appreciated by the protest movement. Whether that involvement stems from guilt is a personal motivation, however, the action is needed and respected.

For Crews to create some mythological vacuum where black people are working in a silo for justice is not even close to reality. How he could justify fearing “black supremacy” when the protests are only initial surface pressure shows he doesn’t understand the true goal: system reform.

Feelings on either side will have to subside to doing what is right and if an ego or two is bruised in the process it is a small fee to pay for justice.

Terry Crews is still caught up in the rapture of Black unity optics in a society still encapsulated in white supremacy. If he wasn’t, he would count the white allies in a sea of black faces instead of lamenting how Black the movement looks and feels.

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