U.S. capitals brace for pro-Trump armed protests ahead of presidential inauguration

Protesters are expected to descend on statehouses across the United States on Sunday in support of baseless claims that electoral fraud robbed President Donald Trump of a second term, as law enforcement officials girded for possible violence. More than a dozen states have activated National Guard troops to help secure their capitol buildings following an… Read More U.S. capitals brace for pro-Trump armed protests ahead of presidential inauguration

Parler urges U.S. judge to order Amazon to restore its account

Parler urged a U.S. judge on Thursday to order Amazon.com Inc to restore the company’s account, saying Amazon had no evidence the social media platform was used to incite last week’s storming of the U.S. Capitol. At a hearing in Seattle federal court, Parler’s lawyer, David Groesbeck, said the company would suffer irreparable harm if… Read More Parler urges U.S. judge to order Amazon to restore its account

U.S. House of Representatives impeaches President Donald Trump for historic second time

Donald Trump on Wednesday became the first president in U.S. history to be impeached twice, as 10 of his fellow Republicans joined Democrats in the House of Representatives to charge him with inciting an insurrection in last week’s violent rampage in the Capitol. The vote in the Democratic-controlled House was 232-197 following the deadly assault… Read More U.S. House of Representatives impeaches President Donald Trump for historic second time

YouTube suspends channel of U.S. President Donald Trump for violation of policies

Alphabet Inc’s YouTube said on Tuesday it has suspended Donald Trump’s channel as it violated policies for inciting violence after last week’s assault on the U.S. Capitol by the president’s supporters. Online platforms and social media companies are distancing themselves from, and taking action against, those that encouraged or engaged in the violence in Washington,… Read More YouTube suspends channel of U.S. President Donald Trump for violation of policies

FBI issues warning of possible armed protests ahead of U.S. presidential inauguration

The FBI has warned of possible armed protests being planned for Washington, D.C., and in all 50 U.S. state capitals in the run-up to President-elect Joe Biden’s January 20 inauguration, a federal law enforcement source said on Monday. Threatened with more violence from outgoing President Donald Trump’s supporters following last Wednesday’s storming of the Capitol,… Read More FBI issues warning of possible armed protests ahead of U.S. presidential inauguration

U.S. imposes sanctions on Ukrainians for election meddling

The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on several Ukrainian individuals and entities, accusing them of U.S. election interference and associating with a pro-Russian Ukrainian lawmaker linked to efforts by President Donald Trump’s allies to dig up dirt on President-elect Joe Biden and his son. “Russian disinformation campaigns targeting American citizens are a threat to… Read More U.S. imposes sanctions on Ukrainians for election meddling

Parler files lawsuit against Amazon over suspension of web hosting services

Parler LLC, a social media platform favored by many supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump, sued Amazon.com Inc on Monday, accusing it of making an illegal, politically motivated decision to shut it down to benefit Twitter Inc. In an antitrust complaint filed with the U.S. District Court in Seattle, Parler said Amazon delivered a “death… Read More Parler files lawsuit against Amazon over suspension of web hosting services

Twitter shares slump by eight percent following account suspension of U.S. President Donald Trump

Twitter’s German-listed shares slumped as much as 8% on Monday, the first trading day after it permanently suspended U.S. President Donald Trump’s account late on Friday. The company said suspension of Trump’s account, which had more than 88 million followers, was due to the risk of further violence, following the storming of the U.S. Capitol… Read More Twitter shares slump by eight percent following account suspension of U.S. President Donald Trump