Biden

Top Joe Biden adviser seen as making tech regulation more likely

Top Joe Biden adviser seen as making tech regulation more likely

Joe Biden’s top tech advisor helped craft California’s landmark online privacy law and recently condemned a controversial federal statute that protects platforms from a...

Facebook

Facebook extends ban on political ads in the US for another month

As election misinformation raged online, Facebook has said its post-election ban on political advertisements would probably last another month, increasing concerns from campaigns a...

US China Relations

China’s tech sector relieved by Biden win, but not relaxed

China’s technology industry, one of President Trump’s main targets in Washington’s tussles with Beijing, hopes Joe Biden can create a more constructive relationsh...

TikTok Facebook

From Facebook to TikTok, US political influencers are paid for posts

A voter registration project is compensating Latina moms for posting on social media about climate change, while a political action committee (PAC) is paying eight TikTok influence...

Facebook

First day of Facebook moratorium on new US political ads marked by glitches

The first day of Facebook’s effort to stop fresh political advertising being introduced at the last stretch of US election campaigning has been indicated by complaints that t...

Joe Biden

Google’s antitrust legal woes far from over if Biden wins

The US Justice Department’s nascent antitrust case against Google will probably find the attention it should succeed if Democrat Joe Biden wins the US presidency following mo...

Trump Social Media

Twitter briefly restricts Trump campaign account, GOP outraged at company’s actions

President Trump’s re-election campaigns Twitter accounts was temporarily restricted late last week, causing an outcry from Republican lawmakers who enticed social media firms...

Joe Biden

Twitter and Facebook restrict circulation of New York Post story on Biden

Facebook and Twitter throw doubt on a New York Post story that made claims about Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son, taking proactive actions to limit dissemin...

Twitter

Regulator says Twitter’s security fell short before hack targeting celebrities

Twitter Inc endured from cybersecurity shortfalls that allowed a “simple” hack credited to a Florida teenager to shoot over the accounts of many of the world’s mo...

Twitter Bias US Politics Trump

Twitter imposes restrictions and more warning labels ahead of US election

Twitter Inc said on Friday it’ll remove tweets calling for people to interfere with the US presidential election or implementation of election results, such as through violen...

Tech Titans

Congressional report suggests big trouble for Big Tech if Biden wins White House

A scathing report detailing abuses of market power by four leading platform businesses suggests a tough road ahead of new rules and more rigorous enforcement for ‘Big Tech...

Joe Biden

Amazon and Big Tech cozy up to Joe Biden

Having a framed Joe Biden poster in the background, Amazon’s Jay Carney made no secret of his long history with the presidential candidate when speaking at a digital policy r...

Twitter

Twitter removes 130 accounts during Trump-Biden presidential debate

Twitter has said it had removed 130 accounts, as they were trying to disrupt the public conversation during the first US presidential debate between President Trump and his Democra...

Mail-in Ballots US Election

Election officials in the US turn to signature-verifying software

After election officials in at least 29 US counties face an expected avalanche of mail-in ballots for the contentious 3rd of November presidential election due to this COVID-19 pan...