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Scott Nover

Scott Nover is a platforms reporter at Adweek, covering social media companies and their influence. He has written about media, technology and politics for The Atlantic, The Washington Post Magazine, Vox and more.

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The Great De-Platforming Continues: Snapchat Permanently Bans Donald Trump

Politics

It has followed the lead of Twitter, the only other platform to permanently ban the president.

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‘The Balkanization of the Internet’: Amazon, Google and Twitter on Privacy Laws

CES

At CES 2021, executives discussed the future of online consumer protection.

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YouTube Becomes Latest Platform to Temporarily Ban Trump

Politics

The president cannot currently post on Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter or Twitch.

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Don’t Weep for Parler as Amazon, Apple and Google Pull the Plug

Politics

The conservative app refused calls for moderation—and paid the price.

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Social Media Platform Parler Removed from Apple and Google’s App Stores

Platforms

Parler, the social media platform that's become popular among conservatives in recent months, has been removed from both major mobile application marketplaces for failing to adequately moderate content on its [...]

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Twitter Permanently Bans Donald Trump

Media

"In the context of horrific events this week, we made it clear on Wednesday that additional violations of the Twitter Rules would potentially result in this very course of action," [...]

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Facebook Locks Out Trump for the Rest of His Presidency

Politics

It's a stunning about-face for a company hesitant to take action against the president.

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Twitter, Facebook Lock Trump’s Accounts for Encouraging Capitol Rampage

Politics

Twitter also warned that if he violates the policy again, he could be permanently banned. Twitter’s action followed a similar one by Facebook, in which the social media company removed [...]

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Unionized Google Workers Want Company to Return to Its ‘Don’t Be Evil’ Roots

Platforms

This minority union could have less collective bargaining power than majority unions.

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We Actually Needed Social Media in 2020

Media

But scrutiny of Facebook and its peers was at an all-time high.