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Critics of Facebook launch rival oversight board

Critics of Facebook Inc, including the organisers of an advertising boycott against the business, on Friday established their own oversight board to review the company’s cont...

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

What’s in the law protecting platform businesses – and can President Trump change it?

The US Justice Department on Wednesday issued a proposal to reform a legal resistance for online companies and follows through on President Donald Trump’s bid from earlier th...

Platform News: Google search engine

Google grilled on its advertising business dominance by US Senate

Google faced a number of tough questions about its advertising business in a Senate hearing on Tuesday, with a specific focus on whether it misused its dominance in online advertis...

Platform News: Twitter bias in US Politics

Twitter expands misinformation rules ahead of US election

Twitter has said it would tag or eliminate misinformation aiming to undermine confidence in the coming US election, such as articles promising success before results have been lice...

Federal Communications Commission

Platforms businesses urge FCC to reject Trump bid to impose new social media regulations

A group representing major online companies including Facebook, and Google urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to refuse a Trump administration bid to narr...

Platform Industry News: Facebook India

India’s opposition parties quiz Facebook over political bias

Opposition lawmakers from an Indian parliamentary board accused Facebook of favouring the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) during a meeting to question the social media giant on...

Platform News: Facebook on a smartphone

India’s IT minister accuses Facebook of bias amid row over content

India’s IT minister accused Facebook of censoring articles from people supportive of right wing ideology in the most recent salvo in the social media giant over content regul...

Platform News: Tech Titans including Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple

US lawmakers accuse Big Tech of crushing rivals to boost profits

Google and Facebook took the sharpest jabs from politicians at a much-anticipated congressional hearing that put four of America’s most notable tech Chief Executives in the p...

Platform Industry News: Twitter

Twitter to suspend accounts tweeting about QAnon conspiracy theory

Twitter has said it would effectively ban accounts that violate its policies while tweeting about QAnon, a fringe group that claims “deep-state” traitors are plotting a...

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...

Platform News: Social Media Giants, including Facebook, Google and Twitter

US House panel hears from Facebook, Google and Twitter on security

Top officials from Facebook, Google and Twitter were grilled by US lawmakers at a virtual hearing on foreign influence and election security, ahead of the November 3rd presidential...

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