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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Thursday, Jan 7., that Donald Trump is banned from Facebook indefinitely.

A statement from Zuckerberg reads, "We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great. Therefore, we are extending the block we have placed on his Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks until the peaceful transition of power is complete."

The news comes as Twitter restored Trump's account after suspending him for 12 hours when he pleaded with MAGA supporters to leave the U.S. Capitol.

Four protesters were killed during rioting, including Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt, 37, who was shot in the face by a DC police officer when she and others forced their way through a locked door inside the Capitol building on Wednesday.

Trump is communicating with his followers via his official accounts on conservative platforms GAB and Parler.

Trump has promised an "orderly transition" of power after President-elect Joe Biden won the majority electoral college vote on January 6, 2021.

The outgoing President, who has repeatedly accused the Democrats of orchestrating a coup against him and stealing the November 2020 election, issued a statement on Thursday.

"Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, nevertheless there will be an orderly transition on January 20," Trump confirmed.

"I have always said we would continue our fight to ensure that only legal votes were counted. While this represents the end of the greatest first term in presidential history, it's only the beginning of our fight to Make America Great Again."

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Friend of the blog Omar "Slim" White had something to say about America's election process, but his voice is being silenced online. The entrepreneur and Spiritual Teacher took to Instagram to let his followers know he is being "censored" for sharing his knowledge.

Slim and others fear "What the future may hold."

"I'm being censored right as well so share this, if you feel this message," he wrote.

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YouTuber Tré Melvin suffered a brain injury in a hit-and-run car crash that killed his best friend, Katherya, early Monday.

A statement posted on Melvin's Twitter account announced that they both suffered brain injuries, Katherya was unresponsive and she later died.

Melvin updated his followers on his medical condition: "to those asking, i'm (physically) okay. i was knocked unconscious on impact and my brain bled fairly heavily but the bleeding stabilized this morning. my neck + my back want me dead, but that's what meds are for. i'm alive and i’m grateful."

Melvin asked for donations to pay his best friend's funeral costs.

In a follow-up tweet, he wrote: "to whoever hit us, and ran: kathy is now an ancestor. she will lead us to you."

The news comes a month after YouTube demonetized Melvin's videos when he appeared to support looting and rioting following the death of George Floyd in Minnesota.

"i will no longer allow the platform to censor my pain," he tweeted. "i will no longer allow the platform to demonetize my pain. i will no longer sit at a table both my blackness and my queerness have never truly been welcome at. i will build my own."

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In an unexpected move, Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg sided with President Trump in his feud with Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey.

After Twitter fact-checked one of Trump's tweets about mail-in-ballots, Trump threatened to end Twitter's immunity from liability (lawsuits) by signing an executive order today.

Trump tweeted that mail-in ballots would be "substantially fraudulent." But Twitter's CEO Jack Dorsey fact-checked Trump's tweet, essentially moderating the president.

"Per our Civic Integrity policy, the tweets yesterday may mislead people into thinking they don't need to register to get a ballot (only registered voters receive ballots). We're updating the link on @realDonaldTrump's tweet to make this more clear," Dorsey tweeted.

Trump's executive order removing Twitter's status as a public forum will not only affect Twitter adversely, it will also affect Facebook and other social media platforms.

Twitter and Facebook are privately owned companies and can not be regulated by Trump. But Trump can remove their protections by changing their status from public forums to publishers.

Publishers such as bloggers, who edit and delete content, are vulnerable to lawsuits and do not receive special protections from liabilities as forums do.

That's why Zuckerberg slammed Twitter's CEO Jack Dorsey, saying Twitter should stop policing what Trump tweets.

"I don't think that Facebook or internet platforms in general should be arbiters of truth," Zuckerberg told "Squawk Box" co-host Andrew Ross Sorkin in an interview that aired Thursday morning. "Political speech is one of the most sensitive parts in a democracy, and people should be able to see what politicians say."

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Dorsey responded to Zuckerberg on Friday, tweeting:

"This does not make us an 'arbiter of truth.' Our intention is to connect the dots of conflicting statements and show the information in dispute so people can judge for themselves."

Ari Fleischer, former White House Press Secretary for George W. Bush, said Dorsey was "incredibly stupid" to correct Trump's tweets. "Where does it end? He hasn't done that to the Iranian president. He hasn't done that to Chinese leaders. Why is he doing it?"

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Social media conservative activists Diamond and Silk were locked out of their Twitter account for advising their 1.4 million followers to go outside and stop quarantining.

The Fox Nation hosts, real names Lynette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, sent out a tweet telling followers to go outside to become immune to the coronavirus.

"The only way we can become immune to the environment; we must be out in the environment. Quarantining people inside of their houses for extended periods will make people sick!"

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Twitter banned the comediennes from the microblogging platform on Wednesday.

A Twitter spokesperson told Mediaite.com: "The tweet is in violation of our COVID-19 misinformation policy. The account will be locked until the account owner removes the tweet."

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Diamond and Silk are best known for their unwavering support of U.S. President Donald Trump.

Twitter has been accused of censoring or locking the accounts of conservative users or permanently banning users who don't support their liberal ideologies.


 

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Disney/Pixar's animated film 'Onward' is banned in multiple Middle East markets due to a lesbian reference by male-identified screenwriter Lena Waithe, 35.

In the movie, about two teenage elf brothers in a mythical world, there is a passing reference to a lesbian relationship uttered by Waithe's genderless character, a purple unicorn cyclops officer named Specter.

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Middle East censors objected to the line: "It's not easy being a new parent - my girlfriend's daughter got me pulling my hair out, okay?"

Waithe's animated cyclops officer made history as Disney's first openly homosexual character, according to Deadline.com.

But censors in Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia have banned the film from showing in any theaters within their territories.

Russia, which is notoriously anti-homosexual, changed the word "girlfriend" to "partner" and allowed the movie to show in theaters.

Onward earned $2 million in Thursday previews in North America, according to Deadline.com. The movie tracking $37 million - $40 million in opening weekend ticket sales.

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Lizzo has accused popular video-sharing site TikTok of removing video clips of her wearing skimpy bathing suits that barely cover her ample curves.

The 31-year-old singer took to the app on Wednesday to share a new video of herself lip-syncing along to a song which repeatedly features the words "I know".

The clip was accompanied by text which read: "TikTok keeps taking down my videos with me in my bathing suits but allows other videos with girls in bathing suits. I wonder why?"

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Implying the videos were being snatched down because of her morbid obesity, Lizzo added: "TikTok... we need to talk" and concluded her post with a single angry-looking emoji.

TikTok has yet to respond to the "Truth Hurts" singer's allegations.

TikTok is a video-sharing app that is wildly popular with children, adolescents and teenagers. Adults have flocked to the app since that's where children are.

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It's not the first time Lizzo has faced criticism of her weight.

Fitness expert Jillian Michaels was accused of body-shaming the star last year. The trainer admitted she was unsure why people were "celebrating her body", adding: "I love her music. My kid loves her music. But there's never a moment where I'm like, 'And I'm so glad that she's overweight.'"

Update: TikTok restored Lizzo's swimsuit videos after intense pressure from the star and her social media followers.

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Indian actress Kasthuri Shankur got a wake up call on Instagram over the weekend when she posted a seemingly innocent photo that was removed for violating Instagram's rigid community guidelines.

Above is the photo and the accompanying caption posted by the 45-year-old TV and film star. Can you spot the violation? No? Read the caption again.

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The frustrated actress wrote:

"Instagram keeps removing my pic.... And accusing me of violating their rules- what rule has this post possibly violated? @instagram".

Biological women like Kasthuri, who state the obvious on social media - that they are "real" women, risk having their posts removed or their accounts banned altogether.

Apparently, Instagram is punishing bio women for being insensitive or intolerant of others who spend a lot of money, time and effort trying to look like them.

Bio women on social media are increasingly under attack for acknowledging their natural femininity, which is considered an act of violence to people who were born male.

The next time you post about being "real" on Instagram, make sure you're not referring to your God-given feminine or physical attributes.
 

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Rapper Snoop Dogg, left, took to Instagram to strongly disagree with Facebook over the banning of Minister Louis Farrakhan, right. In a profanity-laced video, Snoop invited Mark Zuckerberg to ban him from Instagram. He also suggested a boycott of Facebook and Instagram. "What if we ban y'all?" he asked.

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