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Platform News: Facebook like

Australia’s Nine signs Facebook and Google deals

Australian broadcaster and publisher Nine Entertainment said it signed multi-year content-supply deals with Google and Facebook, harnessing tough new licencing laws to bolster prof...

Facebook App

Facebook to take action against users repeatedly sharing misinformation

Facebook Inc has said it would take “stronger” action against people who repeatedly share misinformation on the platform.

Platform Industry: Google search engine

Russia fines Google, Facebook for failing to delete banned content

A Russian court said on Tuesday it has fined US technology giants Google and Facebook over a failure to delete content that Moscow deems illegal, the latest development in an escal...

Platform News: Google

Russia gives Google 24 hours to delete banned content

Russia’s communications watchdog has given Google 24 hours to delete what it called prohibited content or be fined and said Moscow could eventually slow down the company̵...

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 Economy: Sydney, Australia is the home to many Aussie tech companies

Google revives Aussie news platform launch amid content payment fight

Google is reviving plans to launch its own news website in Australia within weeks, according to a regional media outlet contracted to supply articles for the venture, since the sea...

Quibi

WSJ: Failed streaming service Quibi in talks to sell content to Roku

Quibi is in advanced talks to sell its content catalogue into video-streaming device manufacturer Roku Inc as the streaming service winds down operations, the Wall Street Journal r...

Platform Industry News: Twitter

Twitter bans ‘harmful false claims’ about COVID-19 vaccinations

Twitter has said it will start eliminating false or misleading tweets about COVID-19 vaccinations which could be detrimental, such as false claims the vaccines will intentionally c...

European Union

Big tech platforms face 6% fines if they breach new EU content rules

Significant platform businesses like Google and Facebook will face fines of up to 6% of turnover if they don’t do more to tackle illegal material and reveal more about advert...

Platform Economy: Sydney, Australia is the home to many Aussie tech companies

Australia to make Facebook and Google pay news outlets for content

Australia finalised plans on Tuesday to create Facebook and Google cover its media outlets for information content, a world-first movement aimed at protecting separate journalism t...

Platform News: Facebook

From hate speech to nudity, Facebook’s oversight board launches

Facebook’s independent Oversight Board has announced the first six cases where it might overrule the social networking business’s decisions to remove certain parts of c...

Platform News: Video streaming services and VOD

India to regulate streaming services and online content

India’s federal government will regulate content on video streaming programs, including global services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Walt Disney’s Hotstar, a...

Platform News: TikTok short-form video streaming

Pakistan to unblock TikTok after it vows to moderate content

Pakistan has made a decision to lift a ban on viral social networking app TikTok after the company vowed to block all accounts involved in spreading “obscenity and immorality...

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

EU urges Facebook, Google and Twitter to do more against fake news

Two years later agreeing to a self-regulatory code of practice to tackle disinformation, Facebook, Alphabet’s Google, Twitter and other technology competitions must try harde...

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