Social Networking News

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

Facial Recognition

Twitter wants your feedback on its deepfake policy plans

Reuters – Social media platform Twitter on Monday unveiled its plan for handling deepfake videos and other manipulated media, and called for feedback from the public.

Line SoftBank

SoftBank’s Yahoo Japan confirms merger talks with Line, shares jump

TOKYO – SoftBank’s Yahoo Japan, one of Japan’s top internet firms, confirmed it is in talks to merge with Line Corp, a $27 billion union that would bring the mess...

Platform News: fake news, political bias, section 230 and misinformation on social media

Facebook and YouTube scrub the Trump whistle-blowers name

US platform players Facebook and YouTube have declared that they have removed content that mentioned the potential name of the whistle-blower whose complaint sparked an impeachment...

Libra

Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra and digital wallet Calibra

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK – Facebook Inc revealed lofty plans to establish a cryptocurrency called Libra in June, but the project quickly ran into trouble with sceptical regulat...