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Platform News: Twitter App

Twitter expands feature allowing users to flag misleading tweets

Twitter Inc has said it will expand a feature it has been testing which allows users to flag misleading content on its social media platform to Brazil, Spain and the Philippines.

Platform News: Twitter App

Nigeria lifts Twitter ban from midnight, government official says

Nigeria will lift a ban on Twitter from midnight after the social media platform agreed to open a local office, among other agreements with authorities in the West African country,...

Meta Platforms - Facebook

Facebook parent’s head of communications leaves company

The head of communications at Facebook parent Meta Platforms, John Pinette, is leaving the company, the social media company said late on Friday.

Platform Industry News: Twitter

Twitter convenes a team to prepare for Capitol riot anniversary

Ahead of the one-year anniversary of the storming of the US Capitol, Twitter convened a team to prepare the social networking site to address any harmful content associated with th...

Platform Industry: President Donald J Trump comments

Why Trump’s $1 billion capital raise was so popular

Former US President Donald Trump’s new venture inked the second-largest ever private placement with convertible stock for a merger with a blank-check acquisition firm, accord...

Platform News: Reddit is a mainstay of group-based social media

Reddit jumps on IPO bandwagon with confidential filing

Reddit Inc, whose message boards became the go-to destination for day traders during this year’s meme stock frenzy, has said it had confidentially filed for an initial public...

Instagram

Instagram aims to launch chronological feed option in 2022

The head of Instagram has said he aims to launch next year a version of the app with a chronological feed, rather than one ranked algorithmically, in his first appearance before Co...

Platform Industry News: Twitter

Twitter acquires Slack-like company Quill to improve messaging tools

Twitter Inc has announced that it has acquired Slack competitor Quill to help the social networking company improve its own messaging tools.

Platform Industry News: President Donald J Trump

US financial regulators investigate Trump social media deal

Wall Street’s top financial regulators are investigating former US President Donald Trump’s $1.25 billion deal to float his new social media venture on the stock market...

Platform News: Social media Twitter button

Twitter’s design, engineering heads to step down in management rejig

Twitter Inc said on Friday its engineering head Michael Montano and design chief Dantley Davis would step down from their roles by the end of this month, as part of a broader manag...

Meta Platforms - Facebook

Facebook asks court to dismiss US FTC antitrust lawsuit for good

Meta Platforms Inc’s Facebook asked a US court to dismiss and not allow the refiling of an antitrust lawsuit by the US Federal Trade Commission which urges a court to demand ...

Platform Industry: President Donald J Trump comments

Sources: President Trump’s social media venture seeks $1 billion raise

Controversial former President Donald J Trump’s new social media venture is seeking to raise up to $1 billion by selling shares to hedge funds and family offices at several t...

Platform News: Reddit social network and discussion boards

Reddit rolls out real-time features to keep users engaged

Reddit has said it would launch several real-time features, including voting animations and typing indicators, some of which are already available on rival apps operated by Faceboo...

Scott Morrison Australian PM

Australia to introduce new laws to force media platforms to unmask online trolls

Australia will introduce legislation to make social media giants provide details of users who post defamatory comments, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said.

Platform News: Reddit is a mainstay of group-based social media

Reddit to shut down Dubsmash app, integrate video tools with platform

Reddit is pulling the plug on its TikTok-like platform, Dubsmash, the social network has said, just a year after buying it for an undisclosed sum to bolster its video creation tool...