Social Networking News

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

Trump

How will Trump get his message out without social media?

The decision by tech oligarch’s to clamp down President Trump’s capacity to talk to followers through mainstream social media may require him to tap more conventional m...

Tech Titans

Apple, Amazon suspend Parler social network from App Store and web hosting service

Apple and Amazon have suspended Parler from their respective App Store and web hosting service, saying the social networking service popular with many right-leaning social media us...

Google

UK’s competition watchdog to probe Google’s browser changes

The UK’s competition watchdog said on Friday it has launched an investigation to Google’s suggestions to get rid of third-party cookies and other functions from the Chr...

Trump Social Media

President Trump returns to Twitter as Facebook bans him for ‘fanning the flames’

President Trump has returned to Twitter with a video acknowledging that Joe Biden would be the next US president as other platforms including Facebook blocked his accounts over con...

France

US suspends French tariffs over digital services tax

The United States has said it might hold off slapping tariffs on French cosmetics, handbags and other imports in retaliation for a digital services tax Washington says will damage ...

Tech Titans

USTR slams India, Italy, Turkey on digital taxes but holds off on tariffs

Digital services taxation adopted by India, Italy and Turkey discriminate against US businesses and therefore are inconsistent with international tax rules, the US Trade Representa...

Fake News

Twitter and Facebook freeze Trump accounts as platforms respond to storming of US capitol

Twitter and Facebook temporarily locked the accounts of US President Donald Trump, since technology giants scrambled to crack down on his baseless claims about the US presidential ...

Facebook

Facebook will add Georgia back to political ad ban after runoff elections

Facebook Inc will ban political advertisements in Georgia today, after the ending of the state’s run-off elections, it stated in a blog post on Tuesday.

Tractors and Twitter

Tractors to Twitter: India’s protesting farmers battle on highway, online

In a standoff between farmers in India’s northern breadbasket and the government, the farmers have a 21st-century ally: a handful of fans scattered around the world running a...

Facebook

Interesting: Facebook’s advertising integrity chief leaves company

Facebook’s chief of advertising ethics, who managed the organization’s ad products around sensitive subjects like politics and coronavirus misinformation, departed this...

Facebook

Facebook to add more account security features next year

Facebook has said it would start allowing users to prepare physical safety keys as a way to confirm their identity before logging to the social network’s mobile app, beginnin...

Cisco

Microsoft, Google, Cisco, Dell join legal battle against hacking company

Tech giants including Microsoft and Google on Monday joined Facebook’s legal struggle against hacking company NSO, submitting an amicus brief in federal court which warned th...

Facebook

Google, Facebook agreed to team up against possible antitrust action, draft lawsuit says

Facebook and Alphabet Inc’s Google agreed to “cooperate and assist one another” in case of an investigation into their pact to work together in online advertising...

Jack Dorsey

Twitter’s Jack Dorsey stops following Trump and Biden

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey appeared to stop following President Donald Trump on the platform this weekend, according to a Twitter account that follows the activity of tech leaders.