As many have said: It escalated steadily and predictably. Days after groups of Trump supporters stormed Capitol Hill in riots that left five people dead, including a police officer, social media companies continued to restrict the president’s access to their services. None of these moves were more shocking than Twitter decide to ban Donald Trump permanently and delete his @realdonaldtrump account.
A report from Associated press has been tracking the account since its inception in 2009 to promote a book. After gaining popularity, the account became a tool the President used to communicate messages such as the dismissal of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, as well as messages flagged as misleading or modified, until it all came to an end. 57,000 tweets and 88 million subscribers later.
Yet what I will remember the most what happened next. One of the most powerful men in the world, with almost unlimited access to any media network, has chosen to try to keep tweeting. In response, Twitter treated him like any other person caught evading a ban using another account. They deleted messages sent from @POTUS, suspended the Trump campaign’s Twitter account after attempting to use it, and even froze the campaign’s digital director account after offering it as a replacement..
What shall we do now? We do not know yet. President’s post claimed he was negotiating with other services – Talking might be less appealing with its application banned on the Android App Store and facing a ban on iOS – and threatened to launch his own platform. Either way, that will continue to loom in the country as the transition draws closer, and in the tech world trying to focus on things like CES next week.
– Richard Lawler
Mostly cars, televisions, appliances, and all the other usual stuff.
CES officially begins on Monday, but the pandemic means this one won’t be like any event we’ve seen before. Still, some things stay the same, and Nicole Lee has a full breakdown of what we’d expect to ‘see’ at the show, minus the hotel breakfasts and the miles of walking I just associated with our trip. annual in Las Vegas.
Engadget will always be bringing you our own CES 2021 experience (plus our annual Best of CES awards) with a virtual stage, which you can watch starting Monday at 7:30 a.m.ET.
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Here are all of the best deals of the week that you can still grab today, and don’t forget to follow. @EngadgetDeals on Twitter for more updates.
“We have decided to move the Amazon Pantry selection to the main Amazon.com store.
The company launched Prime Pantry for housewares and non-perishable foods and snacks in 2014, allowing customers to stock up on the heavy items they need for their homes that usually don’t come for free. Now it’s gone, closed for good by Amazon on Wednesday.
The MCU thrives on streaming.
In a press release, Disney said the first two episodes of the series will air together on January 15. After that, the third episode will start airing on January 22. Provided WandaVision sticks to a weekly schedule, we can expect it to wrap up its nine-episode run on March 5, leaving just one week before the March 19 premiere of The falcon and the winter soldier.