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

American lawmakers fume over Big Tech’s answers on misinformation

In their first appearance before Congress since Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol, the chief executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter were asked by lawmakers whether their ...

Jack Dorsey

Twitter CEO Dorsey called out for trolling Congress during hearing

Twitter’s Jack Dorsey tweeted his frustration with lawmakers’ questions on the social media platform during a hearing about misinformation, leading one member of congre...

Platform Industry: Facebook Twitter

Facebook and Twitter must do more to stop anti-vaxxers, US states say

Attorneys general for 12 US states have accused Facebook and Twitter of doing too little to stop people from using their platforms to spread false information that coronavirus vacc...

Platform Industry: Facebook Twitter

Tech CEO’s to defend key law in front of US Senate panel

The CEO’s of Twitter, Facebook and Alphabet will inform US lawmakers in a hearing on Wednesday that a federal law protecting internet companies is essential to free expressio...

Platform Industry: Google Energy

Google aims to run on carbon-free energy by 2030

Google intends to power its data centres and offices using only carbon-free power by 2030, its chief executive told Reuters, building on its previous aim of matching its energy use...

Platform Industry Executive: Google CEO

Google sets 2025 leadership diversity goal, ends ‘tailgater’ ID checks

Google has just announced a new hiring goal and security policy to address racial issues at its offices, as protests over police brutality against African Americans have carried in...

Platform Industry Executive: Google CEO

Pichai: Google to slow hiring for rest of 2020 due to COVID-19

Google will slow hiring for the rest of the year, CEO Sundar Pichai told staff in an Email circulated to employees on Wednesday.