Social Networking News

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

Platform Economy: Parler App

Parler sues Amazon again, alleging effort to ‘destroy’ app

Parler, a wildly social media app, filed a new lawsuit accusing Amazon.com of trying to destroy its business following the January 6th storming of the US Capitol building by suppor...

Platform Industry News: Twitter

Twitter tackles vaccine misinformation with labels, strike policy

Twitter said it would apply warnings to tweets that contain misleading information about COVID-19 vaccines and implement a strike system of enforcement that could see users permane...

Facebook

Facebook signs up partners for German news product, but Springer baulks

Facebook signed up a string of German media partners to provide content for a local news product, but the publisher of the country’s best-selling newspaper said it would not ...

Platform News: Twitter App

Russia accuses Twitter of breaking law by failing to delete content

Russia’s communications regulator has accused Twitter of violating Russian law, saying the social media platform had not complied with some of its requests to delete banned c...

Platform Industry News: Facebook India

India tightens regulatory grip on Facebook and WhatsApp with new rules

India has announced new rules to regulate content on social media, making the likes of Facebook, WhatsApp and others more accountable to legal requests for removal of posts and sha...

Facebook and Google versus Australia

Facebook signs letter of intent with three Australian media firms

Facebook has said it had signed letters of intent with three Australian media firms, a day after the country’s Parliament passed a law forcing it to pay media companies for u...

Platform News: Twitter App

Twitter aims to double revenue by 2023, teases new ‘super follow’ feature

Twitter will launch new features and products faster to refresh its business after years of stagnation, the company has said, aiming to double its annual revenue in 2023.

Platform News: Reddit is a mainstay of group-based social media

Reddit recovers from outage amid heavy trading in GameStop

Reddit recovered from an hour-long outage that affected thousands of users on Wednesday afternoon as volatility returned to stocks that were previously at the center of a slugfest ...

Platform Industry: Modi PM of India

Indian government plans new social media controls

Following its ongoing disputes with social media platforms including Twitter, India plans to oblige social media companies to erase contentious content fast and assist investigatio...

Platform News: Facebook

Facebook’s oversight board has received appeal from ‘user’ in Trump ban case

Facebook’s oversight board has received a “user statement” for the case it is deciding about whether the social media company was right to indefinitely suspend fo...

Facebook and Google versus Australia

Aussie lawmakers expected to pass amendments to Facebook and Google law

Australian lawmakers are expected to approve amendments to legislation to force Google and Facebook to pay media companies for news content, despite opposition from some minor poli...

Platform News: Social media Twitter button

Twitter removes accounts it says are linked to Russia, Armenia and Iran

Twitter has stated that it has taken down some 373 accounts which it said had ties to Armenia, Russia and Iranian governments and had breached its platform manipulation policies.

Platform News: Microsoft-owned professional networking giant LinkedIn

LinkedIn says tech issue on platform resolved

LinkedIn, the worlds leading professional networking platform, has said it has fixed a technical glitch, after thousands of users reported difficulties in accessing the platform.

Platform Industry: Microsoft operating system users

Microsoft teams up with EU publishers amid Facebook’s Australian spat

Microsoft and European media groups have urged EU regulators to require online platforms to seek arbitration in disagreements over how to share revenues with news publishers, a sti...