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Jessica González, co-chief executive officer of Free Press, a member of a coalition of civil rights and advocacy groups, praised Twitter for the move. …she hoped Facebook and Google, the parent of YouTube, would follow suit. “It’s time,” she said. “If it’s not clear now, it’ll never be clear to them.”
Democratic Senator Mark Warner of Virginia called Twitter’s move “an overdue step” in a tweet but said the focus should be on “an entire ecosystem that allows misinformation and hate to spread and fester unchecked.”
“Many people of color and women… warned about the dangers of Trump and all of his supporters and these extremists using this platform,” Laura Gomez, a former Twitter employee
Earlier today, Stop Hate for Profit, a coalition of civil rights and advocacy groups, threatened to organize another advertiser boycott from Facebook Inc., Twitter, and Alphabet Inc., which owns Google, if the social media platforms didn’t remove Trump from their platforms permanently by Jan. 20.