Activism

Platform News: Spotify music streaming app based out of Sweden

Spotify’s Joe Rogan saga spotlights podcast moderation challenges

At an ad industry conference in New York this month, one of the key architects of Spotify’s podcasting strategy outlined what she saw as the biggest challenge facing platform...

Platform News: Apple logo

‘Chaos Monkeys’ author calls Apple’s statement on his departure defamatory

An engineer at Apple who left the company this week after thousands of co-workers signed a petition calling for him to be sacked has said on Twitter he was fired “in a snap d...

Platform News: Twitter bias in US Politics

Activism: Twitter shuts down accounts for attempting to evade Trump ban

Twitter Inc suspended several accounts this week that were set up to share statements from a new part of President Donald J Trump’s website, saying they broke its rules again...

Platform News: Facebook on a smartphone

Facebook confronts human rights dilemma on political speech

The Facebook oversight board’s extension of President Donald J Trump’s banishment from the social network failed to settle how it will balance political leaders’ ...

Platform News: Twitter bias in US Politics

Twitter users fact check misinformation in new trial program

Twitter Inc has said that it is establishing a pilot program that has users flag tweets they think are deceptive and write notes to give context.

Platform Industry: Intel logo on building

Hedge fund Third Point urges Intel to explore deal options

Activist hedge fund Third Point LLC is compelling Intel Corp to explore strategic options, such as whether it should keep chip layout and production under one roof, according to a ...

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Amnesty: Vietnam steps up online crackdown, jailed activists at record high

The number of political prisoners in Vietnam has reached its highest on record, according to a tally from Amnesty International, which in a report has accused Facebook and Google o...

Platform News: Twitter and tweets

Twitter and Facebook dismantle global array of disinformation networks

Facebook and Twitter have said they had taken down over a dozen disinformation networks used by political and state-backed groups in numerous nations to deceive users on their plat...

Platform Industry: President Trump, Social Media, Section 230 and Fake News

Twitter disables Trump tweet over copyright complaint

Twitter has disabled another campaign-style video that President Donald J Trump retweeted on Saturday, citing a copyright complaint.

Platform News: Twitter bias in US Politics

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 J Trump established a “terrible precedent” that could allow the platform to be “weapon...

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 J Trump’s longtime adviser Roger Stone, who is due to report to prison next week.

Platform News: Facebook on a smartphone

More US companies join Facebook ad boycott bandwagon

A handful of US companies have pulled advertising from Facebook Inc in support of a campaign that called out the social media giant for not doing enough to stop hate speech on its ...

Platform News: Twitter App

Twitter restores ZeroHedge account following permanent suspension

Twitter restores ZeroHedge account on its platform after concluding that suspending the popular financial websites account was an error.

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Zoom suspends US-based activists account after Tiananmen Square event

Zoom Video Communications temporarily shut the account belonging to a group of US-based Chinese activists after they held an event to commemorate the 31st anniversary of China̵...