The US Justice Department has opened criminal investigations on more than 170 individuals for their involvement in the riot at the US Capitol by President Donald Trump’s supporters, aiming to charge people with assault and seditious conspiracy.
Decisions by Twitter and Facebook to remove or suspend Donald Trump’s accounts after the Capitol riot has prompted a flurry of debate about censorship. Katharine Gelber argues that free speech has limits.
Facebook and Twitter temporarily locked Donald Trump’s accounts after a mob he incited stormed the Capitol in an attempt to overturn an election result. They could have acted earlier, and are complicit in stoking the fire, argues Timothy Graham.
US President Donald Trump has reportedly been recorded on tape pressuring Georgia’s top election official to “find” enough votes to overturn his defeat in the southern state.