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Platform Industry News: Twitter

Twitter hears from record respondents over world leader rules

Twitter has received a record number of responses to a survey on how it should handle world leaders, a spokeswoman said, an issue in the spotlight ahead of the possible return of f...

Platform News: Russia and Twitter

Russia chides Twitter for slow deletion of banned content

Russia’s communications watchdog accused Twitter on Tuesday of deleting banned content too slowly in the latest dispute between a major government and Big Tech.

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 Economy: TikTok and US politics

TikTok sues Trump over threatened US ban

TikTok has sued US President Donald Trump over his executive order banning trades in the United States with the popular short-form video-sharing program, calling it a pretext to fu...

Facebook

Facebook removed seven million COVID-19 info posts in second quarter

Facebook has said it eliminated 7 million articles in the next quarter for sharing bogus details regarding the coronavirus pandemic, including articles that encouraged imitation pr...

UK PM Boris Johnson, Conservative

UK government set to ban Huawei from 5G, though timescale unclear

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to ban Huawei from Britain’s 5G network in a landmark decision that will anger Beijing but win plaudits from President Trump as th...

Platform Economy: TikTok smartphone app

Amazon bans TikTok app from employees phones, then reverses the decision

In the span of a few hours on Friday, Amazon banned and then unbanned the TikTok video sharing app from employee mobile devices, calling the move a mistake.

Platform News: Reddit social network and discussion boards

Reddit bans ‘The_Donald’ forum amid broad social media crackdown

The social media platform Reddit has shut down r/The_Donald, a forum which long served as a popular online home base for fans of President Donald Trump, saying it violated the site...

Facebook

Facebook removes hundreds more accounts as right-wing violence spreads

Facebook has removed almost 900 accounts associated with the far-right Proud Boys and American Guard, including those belonging to Proud Boys supporters who marched into a protest ...

Platform News: Twitter App

Twitter removes thousands of accounts linked to Egypt, Saudi Arabia, other countries

Twitter has just taken down thousands of accounts linked to Egypt, Honduras, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and Serbia for either taking directions from the governments or promoting pro-g...

Platform News: Twitter App

Twitter bans posts that ‘dehumanise’ people in connection with diseases

Twitter Inc said on Thursday it is banning posts that “dehumanise” people because they have a disease or disability or because of their age, a step that happens to corr...