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Episode 37: Posts, platforms and power | Knight Foundation

January 21, 2021 @ 1:00 pm

After a mob stormed the Capitol, major technology platforms acted nearly in unison – some said belatedly, others tyrannically – to “deplatform” President Trump and many other right-wing users of their services. How did we arrive at this unprecedented action, what’s at stake for our democracy, and what does this mean for the future? On Episode 37 of “The Future of Democracy,” we’ll unpack what happened during the platform removals and what it means for speech online with author, professor of law and privacy expert, Danielle Citron.