Twitch, the Amazon-owned livestreaming service, said it had disabled President Trump’s channel indefinitely following the violent takeover of the Capitol on Wednesday. Twitch’s decision comes as social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat face pressure from users and employees to crack down on speech calling for political violence. On Thursday, Facebook announced it was banning posts...
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China’s Tech Crackdown Is a Geopolitical Play
It hardly bears repeating that 2021 was a rough year for China’s platform companies. The firehose of new regulations and rolling crackdowns on everything from data security to overseas listings cost Chinese shares—including those of Didi, Meituan, Pinduoduo, JD.com, Tencent, and ByteDance—42% of their cumulative value in the U.S. and Hong Kong. Not so long ago, China held up...
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