media

Platform News: Clubhouse audio and social media app

Oman blocks Clubhouse citing lack of permit

Oman has blocked US-based audio app Clubhouse because it did not have the right permit, authorities said, but some activists described the move as a further erosion of freedom of e...

Mark Zuckerberg

Zuck reached out to Aussie lawmakers over new media rules

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg called Australian lawmakers last week to discuss rules that would make internet giants pay news outlets for content but failed to persuade them to ...

AT&T

AT&T loses subscribers as media unit hit by COVID-19 pandemic

AT&T have said that they lost monthly telecoms subscribers and suffered a $2.8 billion revenue decline due to the ongoing delay in feature film releases and advertising shortfa...

European Commission

Social media platforms to face same EU rules on hateful content as broadcasters

Social media platforms will for the first time be subject to European Union broadcasting rules on hate speech and harmful content under guidelines announced on by the European Comm...

Platform News: Facebook on a smartphone

Facebook agrees to audit its hate speech controls

Facebook has said it would submit itself to an audit of how it controls hate speech in a bid to appease a growing advertising boycott of the platform, as it prepared to address a g...

Platform News: Google search engine team

Google stymies media companies from chipping away at its dominance

Google has upended the best laid plans of European media companies to block it from harvesting data about their readers and slash some of its dominance in online advertising, seven...

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

Trump move could scrap or weaken law that protects social media platforms

President Donald Trump said he will introduce legislation that may scrap or weaken a law that has protected internet companies, including Twitter  and Facebook, in what many declar...

Facebook

Facebook could address some US antitrust concerns with new media transfer tool

Facebook will allow users in the US and Canada to transfer photographs and video content to a rival tech platform for the first time. This is a step that could assuage antitrust co...