social media

Platform News: Facebook

Facebook axes 16,000 groups for trading fake reviews

Social media company Facebook has removed 16,000 groups for selling or buying fake reviews of products and services on its platforms, after the UK’s competition watchdog inte...

Platform News: viral TikTok video streaming app

Pakistan court lifts ban on social media app TikTok

A high court in Pakistan said the country’s telecommunications authority can lift a block on social media app TikTok, after government officials said the company was working ...

Platform News: Twitter stock market and financial performance

Twitter says looking for independent director to replace Elliott’s Cohn

Twitter has announced it is looking for an independent board director after hedge fund Elliott Management’s managing partner, Jesse Cohn, decided to relinquish his board seat...

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 ...

Platform Industry: Tencent logo at an event

Tencent boss meets China antitrust officials as scrutiny widens

Pony Ma, the founder of Tencent Holdings met with antitrust watchdog officials this month to discuss compliance at his group, three people with direct knowledge of the matter told ...

Platform News: Software titan Microsoft building

Bloomberg: Microsoft in talks to acquire Discord for more than $10 billion

Microsoft Corp is in talks to buy messaging platform Discord Inc for more than $10 billion, Bloomberg News reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

Platform News: Facebook

US Supreme Court rebuffs Facebook appeal in user tracking lawsuit

The US Supreme Court has turned away Facebook’s bid to pare back a $15 billion class action lawsuit accusing the company of illegally tracking the activities of internet user...

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

Is President Trump planning to build his own social media platform?

Former US President Donald Trump, suspended from Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms after the 6th of January riot in Washington DC, plans to launch his own platform...

Platform News: Facebook meeting

Facebook will let content creators earn money from short-form videos

Unfashionable Facebook follows the latest trend and will allow content creators on its platform to earn revenue from short-form videos via advertisements, the world’s leading...

Platform News: Instagram app on a smartphone

Facebook launches Instagram Lite in 170 lower bandwidth countries

Facebook has announced it is launching a “lite” version of Instagram in 170 countries that will enable people with poor internet to access the photo and video sharing s...

Platform News: Search engine Google's New York office

US hearing on tech dominance of news outlets will include Microsoft

A House Judiciary panel focused on antitrust will hear from three witnesses who represent a range of news organizations with concerns about how big tech platforms like Facebook and...

Platform News: Twitter App

Twitter admits its exploring an ‘undo send’ feature for paying users

Twitter has long been rumoured to be testing an “undo send” function that would give users a short time to withdraw a tweet before it is posted. On Friday, the company ...

Platform News: Twitter App

Twitter aims to double revenue by 2023, teases new ‘super follow’ feature

Twitter will launch new features and products faster to refresh its business after years of stagnation, the company has said, aiming to double its annual revenue in 2023.

Platform Industry: Modi PM of India

Indian government plans new social media controls

Following its ongoing disputes with social media platforms including Twitter, India plans to oblige social media companies to erase contentious content fast and assist investigatio...

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