Politics

What Does ‘Orwellian’ Really Mean?

What Does ‘Orwellian’ Really Mean?

In the wake of last Thursday’s insurrection on Capitol Hill, Big Tech platforms have begun purging certain right-wing services and accounts known to traffic in conspiracy theories and promote violence. The scrubbing includes the removal of at least 70,000 Twitter pages known to promote QAnon; the president’s own Facebook and…

Could Twitter Ban Trump Once He’s a Private Citizen?

Could Twitter Ban Trump Once He’s a Private Citizen?

For four years, the U.S. president’s Twitter feed has served as his worldwide megaphone, a daily litany inciting division and testing the limits of the platform’s misinformation policies. But Donald Trump’s claims of election fraud might soon vanish, or at least appear less frequently, after he’s exited the White House:…