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Trump-free Twitter: The debate over deplatforming | The Listening Post

Twitter leaves US President Donald Trump in the dark and the fallout from this story is global. Will leaders learn to watch their words?

Contributors:

Siva Vaidhyanathan – Author, Anti-Social Media; Professor of Media Studies, University of Virginia

Jillian York – Author, Silicon Values; Director for International Freedom of Expression, Electronic Frontier Foundation

Julia Angwin – Editor-in-Chief, The Markup; Author, Dragnet Nation

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Contributors:

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Giorgos Kosmopoulos – Greece researcher, Amnesty International

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