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Russia’s Twitter throttling may give censors never-before-seen capabilities

Enlarge / What's happened to Russia's flag?Sean Gladwell / Getty ImagesRussia has implemented a novel censorship method in an ongoing effort to silence Twitter. Instead of outright blocking the social media site, the country is using previously unseen techniques to slow traffic to a crawl and make the site all but unusable for people inside the cou...
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Clarence Thomas blasts Section 230, wants “common-carrier” rules on Twitter

Enlarge / Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas arrives for the swearing-in of Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the East Room of the White House on October 8, 2018 in Washington, DC.Getty Images | Chip Somodevilla The US Supreme Court today vacated a 2019 appeals-court ruling that said then-President Trump violated the First Amendment by blocking people ...