12 de Enero – Carta del Vicepresidente Mike Pence a Nancy Pelosi, la portavoz de la cámara de representantes.

12 de Enero – La pelea no es sólo de Demócratas contra Republicanos. Hay republicanos en frontal desacuerdo con las actuaciones de Trump. En particular:

Los demócratas buscarán este miércoles acusar al mandatario del cargo de “incitación a la insurrección”, un esfuerzo que ha conseguido el respaldo de al menos cuatro legisladores republicanos: Adam Kizinger, congresista de Illinois; Liz Cheney, congresista de Wyoming; John Katko, congresista de Nueva York; y Fred Upton, congresista por Michigan.

El New York Times desveló igualmente que el líder republicano del Senado, Mitch McConnell, se mostró satisfecho por un posible juicio político contra Trump y que cree que una posible destitución podrá ayudar a purgar su partido de seguidores del actual presidente. cita

¿Fue un intento de golpe?

Fiona Hill en Político opina que sí.

Cómo Trump lo incitó según Forbes.

Mensaje de Arnold Swarzenegger.

Tech companies are taking vastly different approaches to managing the threat of future violence following the riots at the U.S. Capitol last week.

¿Serán las criptomonedas en las redes sociales una forma de control?

On Wednesday, Airbnb announced that it is cancelling and blocking reservations within the Washington, D.C., area during the week of President-Elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. Brian Chesky, Airbnb’s CEO, tweeted the news saying the company will refund all cancellations and pay hosts in full for any lost bookings. Several of Chesky’s followers lauded Airbnb, calling the decision “proactive” and “the right move.”

Meanwhile, at Reuters’ Next virtual forum, Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai said he backed YouTube’s decision to temporarily suspend, rather than permanently ban, President Donald Trump’s account. Tuesday night, YouTube removed one of Trump’s videos for violating its policies and suspended the account from posting any new videos for at least seven days. Trump won’t be banned unless he violates YouTube’s policies three times within a 90-day period, YouTube told me earlier this week.

“There is a three-strike process,” Pichai said on Wednesday. “We put the best-faith effort to be consistent and clear and transparent about how we [moderate content].”

But Steve Adler, Reuters’ editor-in-chief, didn’t let Pichai off easy. “You’re doing things after the fact,” he told the executive. “Is it a little like getting a smoke detector after the house was already burning?”

And that’s the challenge currently facing several tech companies: How proactively should tech companies take steps to prevent future violence?

Social media critics have long said services like TwitterFacebook, and YouTube have been too slow to react. Critics argue the services have allowed public figures like Trump to spew inflammatory comments under the guise of free speech, which ultimately resulted in real-world violence.

Following the Capitol riots, Facebook and Twitter cracked down on Trump, both banning Trump from their services “indefinitely” in hopes of preventing violence over the next couple of weeks. The decisions outraged Trump supporters, many of whom already believed social media services unfairly silenced their views—a complaint that was reprised by Republicans during Wednesday’s impeachment hearing.

And Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey seems to still be conflicted about banning Trump. “We faced an extraordinary and untenable circumstance, forcing us to focus all of our actions on public safety,” he tweeted, defending the decision only to raise issue with it in his following comment. “I feel a ban is a failure of ours ultimately to promote healthy conversation.”

If Dorsey’s comments tell us anything about the headspace of tech CEOs right now, it’s that they’re struggling to navigate this situation. And maybe, just maybe, that’s because they shouldn’t be the sole people responsible for making these decisions to begin with.

Twitter banned 70,000 QAnon conspiracy accounts. Only one person showed up for a pro-Trump rally outside the company’s San Francisco HQ this week. Facebook and Peloton are scrubbing “#stopthesteal” content from their services. Parler is suing Amazon for booting the service off its AWS cloud infrastructure. And House Democrats are going to investigate the role social media disinformation played in the lead-up to riots.