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DELETE FROM twitter WHERE username = “realdonaldtrump”;

It happened: Twitter hit Donald Trump with the perma-banhammer. They’ve posted an explanation in their corporate blog, and in the usually feckless world of social media platforms, this is uncharacteristically bold. It’s a good move, seeing as the outgoing president* has used it as a tool of stochastic terror.

No technology is purely neutral, and as technologists, we have responsibilities for the platforms and tools we create.

Now it’s your turn, Facebook.

In the meantime, I checked up on my secret Parler account, and the system is non-responsive, probably because it’s swamped:

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