Section 230

Platform News: Twitter stock market and financial performance

Twitter shares dive after they suspend the account of President Trump

Shares of Twitter slumped by some 7% on Monday, which knocks off about $2.5 billion of the market value of the controversial social networking business after it suspended the accou...

Platform News: President Trump speaking at the White House

How will Trump get his message out without social media?

The decision by tech oligarch’s to clamp down President Trump’s capacity to talk to followers through mainstream social media may require him to tap more conventional m...

Platform News: President Donald J Trump

Comment: Dark times ahead if opposing voices are silenced

Rumours abound that internet browsers including Safari, Chrome and Firefox are going to blacklist a number of websites associated to outgoing President of the United States and his...

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

President Trump returns to Twitter as Facebook bans him for ‘fanning the flames’

President Trump has returned to Twitter with a video acknowledging that Joe Biden would be the next US president as other platforms including Facebook blocked his accounts over con...

Platform News: fake news, political bias, section 230 and misinformation on social media

Twitter and Facebook freeze Trump accounts as platforms respond to storming of US capitol

Twitter and Facebook temporarily locked the accounts of US President Donald Trump, since technology giants scrambled to crack down on his baseless claims about the US presidential ...

Platform News: YouTube video streaming on a desktop computer

UK broadcaster talkRADIO reinstated on YouTube

UK radio station talkRADIO on Tuesday said that YouTube had reinstated its channel from the video-sharing platform after a review.

Platform News: Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey

Twitter’s Jack Dorsey stops following Trump and Biden

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey appeared to stop following President Donald Trump on the platform this weekend, according to a Twitter account that follows the activity of tech leaders.

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

Big Tech’s stealth push to influence the Biden administration

Silicon Valley is operating behind the scenes to secure senior functions for technology allies in lesser-known but still vital sections of president-elect Joe Biden’s adminis...

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...

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

Quelle surprise: Twitter says it ‘inadvertently’ limited engagements on Trump’s tweets

Twitter Inc said on Saturday it had “inadvertently” limited engagements for a brief period on US President Donald Trump’s tweets with “disputed” tags ...

Ted Cruz

‘More power than traditional media’: Facebook and Twitter policies attacked

Republican senators have attacked the executives of both Facebook and Twitter for what they called censorship of both President Trump and his allies during the US election while De...

Platform News: Facebook

‘Worrying calls for violence’ prompt Facebook to remove rapidly growing pro-Trump group

Facebook has said it had taken down a rapidly growing group where several supporters of US President Donald Trump posted violent rhetoric and baseless claims that Democrats were st...

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

Twitter and Facebook flag Trump posts on US election eve

Twitter and Facebook late on Monday both flagged posts by President Donald Trump that claimed that a US Supreme Court decision on mail-in voting in Pennsylvania would lead to ̶...

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

Twitter, Google and Facebook CEO’s defend key internet law

The CEO’s of Twitter and Google defended a law protecting internet companies before a US Senate panel, while Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg fought to connect almost, bringi...