The Listening Post

Trump-free Twitter: The debate over deplatforming

Numerous social media sites have suspended Trump’s accounts – is this good media ethics or good business sense?

Twitter leaves US President Donald Trump in the dark and the fallout from this story is global. Will leaders learn to watch their words?


Siva Vaidhyanathan – Author, Anti-Social Media; Professor of Media Studies, University of Virginia

Jillian York – Author, Silicon Values; Director for International Freedom of Expression, Electronic Frontier Foundation

Julia Angwin – Editor-in-Chief, The Markup; Author, Dragnet Nation

On our radar

Ugandans vote in a presidential election – amid an internet blackout, imposed by their government. Richard Gizbert speaks to producer Meenakshi Ravi about the potential effect on the election result.

Alarm Phone: The refugee hotline and lifeline

Alarm Phone is a hotline for refugees at sea that is helping to get their stories heard.


Jacob Berkson – Activist, Alarm Phone

Giorgos Christides – Reporter, Der Spiegel

Giorgos Kosmopoulos – Greece researcher, Amnesty International

Notis Mitarachi – Greece’s Minister of Migration and Asylum