The insurrection at the U.S. Capitol has led to the biggest reckoning in the history of the internet, and will likely be a tipping point for new regulation of American social-media companies.
The unprecedented suspension of President Trump from platforms owned by some of the biggest companies in technology — including Alphabet Inc.’s
YouTube, Twitter Inc.
and Facebook Inc.
— has fueled new calls for laws to hold social media companies accountable for what they publish and what they won’t publish.
U.S. legislators have avoided…