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Banned, Frozen and Locked: Social Reacts to Trump
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"We will not promote this account which spreads hate and incites violence."

Snap shut it down; Youtube froze it, and Facebook and Instagram blocked President Trump's account until the end of his term. Entertainment Reporter Sam Blake looks at how social media sites have reacted to Wednesday's assault on the U.S. Capitol.

Elon Musk surpasses Bezos as world's wealthiest person.

Samsung subsidiary Harman releases new tech aimed at drive-in concert-goers.

Disney and Discovery execs will launch a new streaming service from aggregated content.

Apple's rumored electric vehicle is at least five years away.

SpaceX makes its first launch attempt of 2021 tonight.

'Deeply Concerned' Snap Locks Trump's Account

Snap has followed other social media companies in locking President Trump's account after a violent mob stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, fueled by his rhetoric amplified on social media. Read more >>

FDA Warns of False Negative Risk in Curative's COVID Results

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning that a coronavirus test that Los Angeles officials have offered to tens of thousands of residents for free since spring can produce "the risk of false results, particularly false negative results." Read more >>

HYCOR Biomedical Allergy Treatment Raises $20M 

The Garden Grove-based diagnostic company can test whether people are allergic to everything from bees to nuts. Now, it's expanding its research and development capacity into less common areas. Read more >>

It’s Not Makeup; It’s a Movement

On this week's episode of Office Hours, hear from the serial entrepreneur and founder of clean beauty company, Beauty Counter. Listen to the latest episode >>

Column: The EU Has Changed the Game for Artists. It's About Time

Today's columnist argues that the EU's changes to the "safe harbor" provisions provided to social platforms will bring about an era where creatives will finally be able to get their slice of the pie when their content is shared. Read more >>

dot.LA Strategy Session: Tastemaking & Gatekeeping in the Streaming Era

Join us at 11:00 a.m. PST on Wednesday, January 13th for back-to-back conversations with some of the most influential players in music and film. First, Troy Carter of Q&A, Atom Factory, and Venice Innovation Labs will join dot.LA Entertainment Reporter Sam Blake in conversation, followed by a discussion between UTA Independent Film Group partners Rena Ronson and Jim Meenaghan and dot.LA Chief Host and Correspondent Kelly O'Grady.

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