In the wake of Twitter banning Trump from its platform, with follow-on bans from Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and more, big tech is now back in the spotlight as discussion is now centred on their role in society and what responsibility they have in providing appropriate content moderation on their platforms. Was banning Trump outright, and at this present moment, the right way to do it? How does the reasoning for doing so apply to others who use social media platforms, and who is in the best position to make those decisions? Steve and Ben discuss how social media censorship is an active and fraught discussion at this time. They also touch on Google’s recent threat to withdraw from Australia over proposed changes to media laws, and how Apple’s recent decision to scale back iPhone 12 mini production could mean the small flagship may be a one off product.
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