Section 230

Platform News: Social media titan, Facebook

Analysis: If Facebook is a problem, is a social media regulator the solution?

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen has told Congress that one option for making social media less harmful would be to create a dedicated regulatory agency to oversee companies l...

Platform Industry News: President Donald J Trump

Trump asks US judge to force Twitter to restart his account

Former US President Donald Trump asked a federal judge in Florida on Friday to ask Twitter to restore his account, which the company removed in January citing a risk of incitement ...

Platform Industry News: Twitter

Twitter rolls out bitcoin tipping, safety features in product push

Twitter will allow people to tip their favourite content creators with bitcoin and will launch a fund to pay some users who host audio chat rooms on its Spaces feature, the company...

Platform News: Social media titan, Facebook

Facebook Oversight Board seeks clarity on review system for high-profile users

Facebook Inc’s independent Oversight Board has said it has asked the social networking giant to provide clarity on the system it uses to review content decisions relating to ...

Platform News: Facebook

New York Times: Facebook considers forming an election commission

Facebook Inc has approached academics and policy experts about forming a commission to advise it on issues relating to global elections, the New York Times reported has reported, c...

Platform News: Zoom communications logo

Zoom reaches $85 million settlement over user privacy, ‘Zoombombing’

Zoom has agreed to pay $85 million and bolster its security practices to settle a lawsuit claiming it violated users’ privacy rights by sharing personal data with Facebook, G...

Platform Industry: President Donald J Trump comments

Trump sues Facebook, Twitter and Google, claiming censorship

Former US President Donald J Trump filed lawsuits against Twitter Inc, Facebook, and Google, as well as their chief executives, alleging they unlawfully silence conservative viewpo...

Platform Industry: President Donald J Trump comments

Former Trump aide Jason Miller launches social media site GETTR

Former US President Donald J Trump’s former senior advisor Jason Miller has started a social media site called GETTR, he said on Thursday.

Platform Industry News: President Donald J Trump

President Trump joins video platform Rumble ahead of Ohio rally

Former US President Donald J Trump joined video platform Rumble on Saturday, the same day he will take the stage at a campaign-style rally in Ohio, his first such event since the c...

Grey Data - Poll Results

Poll: Big Tech should NOT receive legal protections under Section 230

Over the course of the last few months, we have been running two distinct polls asking questions about the current legal protections offered to ‘Big Tech’ and platform ...

Platform Industry: Sleepy Joe Biden talking to a small room of activists

Returning the favour? Biden revokes Trump’s social media order

US President Biden has officially revoked an executive order by President Donald J Trump that had directed regulators to limit liability protections for social media businesses.

Platform News: Twitter bias in US Politics

Activism: Twitter shuts down accounts for attempting to evade Trump ban

Twitter Inc suspended several accounts this week that were set up to share statements from a new part of President Donald J Trump’s website, saying they broke its rules again...

Platform News: Facebook on a smartphone

Facebook confronts human rights dilemma on political speech

The Facebook oversight board’s extension of President Donald J Trump’s banishment from the social network failed to settle how it will balance political leaders’ ...

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

Supreme Court brings end to Trump Twitter fight

The US Supreme Court brought an end to a legal fight over former President Trump’s effort to block critics from following his now-frozen Twitter account, deciding the dispute...

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