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On Tuesday lunchtimes, Tortoise journalists have a weekly news meeting to chew over the live news agenda. It’s a meeting that’s open to our members – a chance for you to have your say and propose angles that we, and others, are missing. If you have an idea for a story that hasn’t got the attention it deserves, this is the time to pitch it. Bring your own lunch and come and help us make the news.

Twitter suspended Donald Trump’s account indefinitely. Then Amazon. Apple, Google and Amazon Web Services have cut off Parler – the self-styled “free speech” social media platform – after it allegedly failed to remove pro-Trump supporters that incited violence. Is it too little, too late, or a draconian overreaction? And does this signal that social media companies have really changed their approach?

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James Harding
Co-founder and Editor