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Rolling news and analysis coverage of the major social networking businesses around the globe and the sector as a whole.

Twitter Bias US Politics Trump

Republicans renew complaints Twitter stifles POTUS and conservatives

Two US Republican lawmakers have accused Twitter of being biased against conservatives and demanded information about the social media platform’s reactions to two tweets by P...

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook fails to protect civil rights, audit says

Facebook’s decisions to allow controversial posts by President Donald Trump established a “terrible precedent” that could allow the platform to be “weaponiz...

Roger Stone

Facebook takes down accounts and pages of Trump ally Roger Stone

Facebook has removed 50 personal and professional pages connected to US President Donald Trump’s longtime adviser Roger Stone, who is due to report to prison next week.

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook ad boycott organizers see ‘no commitment to action’ in Zuckerberg meeting

Organisers of a growing Facebook advertising boycott said they saw “no commitment to action” after meeting with Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday.

TikTok US

Pompeo says US looking at banning Chinese social media apps

In ongoing news relating to US-China relations, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that the United States is “certainly looking at” banning Chinese social media ap...

Facebook

Canadian banks join the boycott of Facebook platforms

Canada’s biggest lenders confirmed that they had joined a widespread boycott of Facebook Inc begun by US civil rights groups seeking to pressure the world’s largest soc...

European Commission

Social media platforms to face same EU rules on hateful content as broadcasters

Social media platforms will for the first time be subject to European Union broadcasting rules on hate speech and harmful content under guidelines announced on by the European Comm...

Crypto

Lithuania dabbles in crypto-coin as cbanks look for ways to fend off Facebook

The Baltic nation of Lithuania is about to issue the first central bank-produced digital coin in the euro zone, part of a project to trial state-backed digital currencies and block...

Modi PM of India

Indian Prime Minister Modi closes his Weibo account

Sina Weibo said it has deleted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s account at the request of the Indian embassy, as tensions between the two countries continue to simmer.

Trump

Twitter removes image tweeted by Trump over New York Times complaint

Twitter has taken down an image tweeted by the US President Donald Trump from its platform, after receiving a copyright complaint from the New York Times.

India TikTok China Relations

India asks ISP’s to block banned Chinese apps

India has ordered telecom companies and other internet providers to stop access to 59 banned Chinese-origin apps, according to notices seen by journalists, intensifying efforts to ...

Facebook

P&G says will not disclose advertising decisions as Facebook ad boycott grows

Procter & Gamble will not make any announcements about its activities on advertising platforms, in response to a question about whether it will join the growing ad boycott agai...

Erdogan Turkey

Turkey’s Erdogan determined to control social media platforms

Turkey will introduce regulations to control social media platforms or shut them down, President Tayyip Erdogan has announced, pressing ahead with his governments plans after he sa...

Tech Titans

EU throws new rule book at tech giants in competition search

Frustrated by its continuing failure to loosen Google’s grip on search, despite more than $8 billion in fines, the European Union is lining up new rules to level the playing ...