Platform News: Reddit social network and discussion boards

Reddit to buy TikTok rival Dubsmash

Social network company Reddit stated on Sunday it could buy short-video platform Dubsmash, becoming the latest company to expand at a space dominated by Chinese-owned TikTok.

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

US government asks tech CEO’s to ensure online platforms not used to spur violence

The US Department of Homeland Security sent a letter to CEO’s of five large tech companies asking them to ensure social media platforms are not used to incite violence in the...

Platform News: Snapchat app on a smartphone

Snapchat removes Juneteenth photo filter after backlash

Snapchat took down a “Juneteenth”-themed filter and apologised to users for the lens, which drew criticism for being insensitive, the photo messaging app’s parent...

Platform News: Snapchat app on a smartphone

Snapchat removes Trump account from its curated promotional section

Snap Inc said it would no longer promote US President Donald Trump’s account in Snapchat’s Discover section, saying his incendiary comments last week made the account i...

Platform Industry: Snapchat and Facebook social networks

Snapchat and Facebook join chorus of companies condemning George Floyd death and racism

Facebook and Snap have become the latest US companies condemning racial inequality in the US as violent protests flared up across major cities over the death of George Floyd, an un...

Platform Economy: The technology sector in Paris, France

France will force web giants to delete some content within the hour

Social networks and content providers will have to remove paedophile and terrorism-related content from their platforms within the hour or face a fine of up to 4% of their global r...

Houseparty app from Epic Games

Video chat app Houseparty offers $1 million reward over hacking claims

Group video chat app Houseparty offered a reward of $1 million for evidence of what it said was a smear campaign against the company as it fought to quash claims that the app was s...

Platform News: Twitter App

Twitter bans posts that ‘dehumanise’ people in connection with diseases

Twitter Inc said on Thursday it is banning posts that “dehumanise” people because they have a disease or disability or because of their age, a step that happens to corr...