26 Jan 2021

Media commentator Andrew Holden

From Nine To Noon, 11:48 am on 26 January 2021

Will this be a ground-breaking year for digital media?. In light of the ongoing fallout from the attack on the US Capitol on January 6 - not just the banning of Trump from Twitter and Facebook, and Amazon kicking Parler off its app suite, but what will this mean for social media, and how they or Governments control speech?.

ANKARA, TURKEY - JANUARY 7: In this photo illustration, smart phone screen shows twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump and a computer screen displaying the logo of Twitter are seen in Ankara, Turkey on January 7, 2021. Ercin Erturk / Anadolu Agency

Photo: AFP

Andrew Holden is a journalist for more than 30 years including five as Editor of The Press (in Christchurch) and four as Editor-in-Chief of The Age in Melbourne.