Policies Aren't Contracts: Why Social Media Can Decide When Trump Crosses the Line
Social media companies don’t have to consistently enforce their policies or terms of services. And there's little legal recourse for those looking to force them to abide more closely to their own rules.
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On Jan. 6, a stampede of President Donald Trump supporters broke into the U.S. Capitol building to hijack the ceremonial certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s election win. The mob was incited by years of conspiracy theories spread across social media platforms, much of which were bolstered by Trump himself.
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