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Facebook pays fines to Russia over banned content

Facebook has paid 17 million roubles (approximately $229,643) in fines owed in Russia for failing to delete content Moscow deems illegal, the Interfax news agency reported on Sunda...

Platform News: Twitter App

Twitter tests overhaul of process to flag harmful tweets

Twitter Inc will begin overhauling how users report harmful tweets in an effort to make it easier for people to describe what is wrong with the content they are seeing, the social ...

European Union

EU countries agree on common stance on new rules for US tech giants

EU countries have now agreed on a common position on new rules to curb the power of US tech giants and force them to do more to police their platforms for illegal content.

Platform Economy: Yandex search engine in Russia

Yandex delists Navalny’s tactical voting site after ban

Russian tech business Yandex has said it had removed jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s tactical voting website from its search engine to comply with a government ban ahe...

Platform News: Cloud Computing giant AWS Amazon

Sources: Amazon to proactively remove more content that violates rules from cloud service

Amazon.com Inc plans to take a more proactive approach to determine what types of content violate its cloud service policies and enforce its removal, according to two sources, a mo...

Platform Industry: Google search engine

Russia fines Google for not deleting banned content

A Moscow court has fined Google a total of 14 million roubles (approximately $190,398) for violating Russian rules on banned content, the penalty coming amid a wider stand-off betw...

Platform News: Social media titan, Facebook

Russia fines Facebook and Twitter for failing to delete content

A Russian court fined US social media firms Facebook and Twitter for failing to delete illegal content, the latest salvo in a standoff between Russia and Big Tech.

Facebook's Instagram

Instagram to let users control how much sensitive content they see

Facebook Inc’s photo-sharing app Instagram will give users control over how much sensitive content they will see under its “Explore” tab, the company has said.

Platform Industry News: Twitter

Twitter sees jump in govt demands to remove editorial content

Twitter Inc a surge in government demands worldwide in 2020 to take down content posted by journalists and news outlets, according to data released by the struggling social media p...

Platform News: Facebook

Facebook and Instagram will invest over $1 billion in content creators

Facebook will spend a cool $1 billion on social media creators through the end of 2022 in a fight for talent. The announcement comes in a week when TikTok became the first rival mo...

Platform Industry News: Twitter

Twitter opens applications to test new content subscription features

Twitter Inc has said it will seek applications from users who want to be the first to test new content subscription and ticketing features, as the social platform works to build mo...

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...