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The Instagrammed Insurrection and the Great Deplatforming

Booting Trump won’t solve social media’s problems. But it’s not a bad place to start.

Will Oremus
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7 min readJan 9, 2021


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The president of the United States is no longer allowed to post on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitch, or Shopify. Twitter said Friday night that its ban was…