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No one wins in a lawless land for tech companies

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SvD Näringsliv

This analysis was first published in SvD Näringsliv, in Swedish, on January 15th, 2021. The uncertainty about what applies when infrastructure giants such as Amazon Web Services shuts down individual companies benefits no one. In August 2017, after the riots in Charlottesville, USA, Cloudflare decided to shut down the Nazi site The Daily Stormer. Cloudfare is a company that provides cloud services and in a blog post, its CEO, Matthew Prince, explained his actions: Like a […]

The storming of the Capitol is a failure for Twitter and Facebook

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SvD Näringsliv

This analysis was first published in SvD Näringsliv, in Swedish, on January 11th, 2021. The fact that Twitter and Facebook closed down Donald Trump’s accounts doesn’t only reveal how arbitrarily their own policies are enforced – it also shows the failure of politicians in regulating them. With two weeks left of Donald Trump’s presidency, what critics have constantly asked for over the past four years finally happened: his accounts on Facebook, Twitter and a number of […]