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via Eddie López

As depicted in this NBC news article, Twitter has recently suspended a Twitter account that was posting past Trump statements. Indeed, Twitter has justified this in light of its current Trump-ban on Twitter, claiming that part of its suspension policy is removing accounts “whose intent is to replace or promote content affiliated with a suspended account.” 

As for why it matters, this is extremely important because of the ongoing discussion on social media regulation. It lends much to the questions: what is the extent to which social media can ban information? To monitor information? Does social media having this banning power mean it should also be held liable for misinformation? Should the government step in and assume this responsibility?

Much is left to discuss, especially as social media seemingly becomes more integral to everyday life—in news, relationships, or otherwise. Should be an interesting next few year…

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