Analysis & Comment

Opinion | A Verdict in Facebook’s Show Trial

In the end, they passed the buck. A year ago, Facebook introduced an oversight board that it said would help it answer difficult moderation questions — that is, who is allowed to use the social media site to amplify his voice and who is not. Yet when presented with its most consequential issue — whether […]

Analysis & Comment

Opinion | Now Social Media Grows a Conscience?

Propelled by the nation’s stunned reaction to last week’s violent siege of the U.S. Capitol, social media companies have sought to separate themselves from President Trump and lawmakers who were complicit in the riots. Twitter banned Mr. Trump from its platform, while Facebook indefinitely suspended him and YouTube prevented new uploads for a week. Other […]

Analysis & Comment

Opinion | Inauguration Day: Safety Over Celebration

More from our inbox: To the Editor: Re “Threat of More Violence Weighs on Inauguration” (front page, Jan. 11): I am very concerned about the scheduled inauguration events in light of the recent attempted insurrection. President Trump’s recent tweet that he would not be at the inauguration may be interpreted as a message to his […]