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Vietnam says Facebook should adhere by local laws

Companies like Facebook that operate in Vietnam should abide by local laws and fully implement their tax and social responsibilities in the country, Vietnam’s foreign ministr...

Platform Industry: Facebook and Social Media

China tensions in Southeast Asia flare across social media

Social media anger from nationalists in China over a Thai internet model’s comments on the coronavirus has become a storm, uniting pro-democracy campaigners against pro-Beiji...

Platform News: Social Media businesses

25 communities entrepreneurs building a business should investigate

Building a community is always time consuming. As a user it is often difficult to cut through the noise, especially on social media. As a business, being recognised as a leader is ...

Social Isolation

Under Europe’s virus lockdown, social media proves a lifeline

Hundreds of millions of Europeans are getting to grips with weeks of a massively contracted existence under lockdown.

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

Social media giants warn of AI moderation errors as coronavirus empties offices

YouTube, Facebook and Twitter warned on Monday that more videos and other content could be erroneously removed for policy violations, as the companies empty offices and rely on aut...

Afghan Elections

Afghans mock parallel inaugurations on social media

After a day of political chaos that left many in Afghanistan stunned, some citizens took to social media to vent their frustration and to highlight the absurd elements of their cou...

Platform News: Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey

Twitter, Elliott in deal for Dorsey to stay CEO and add directors

Twitter Inc on Monday reached an agreement with Elliott Management that lets Jack Dorsey stay as chief executive and adds three new directors a few days after Elliott’s plan ...


Grindr’s owner says to sell social media app for $608 million

The Chinese gaming company Beijing Kunlun Tech Co Ltd said on Friday that it has agreed to sell Grindr LLC, a popular gay dating app it acquired in 2016, for about $608.5 million.

Platform News: Facebook Social Media Buttons

Facebook is changing its deepfake policy

Facebook Inc has said it will remove deepfakes and other manipulated videos from its platforms if they have been edited. However, the Menlo Park, California-based social media gian...

Platform News: China

Feature or bug? Translation key on China’s WeChat takes jabs at other country’s flags

SHANGHAI – Chinese social media giant Tencent Holdings Ltd said on Tuesday that it will fix a “translation bug” on its chat app WeChat that sends out distinct non...

Platform News: Twitter App

Twitter plans to build ‘decentralised standard’ for social networks

Reuters – Twitter Inc plans to set up an independent research group to create an “open and decentralised” system for social networks, CEO Jack Dorsey said on Wedn...

Platform News: Facebook on a smartphone

Facebook must face data breach class action on security, but not damages: US judge

Reuters – A federal judge said up to 29 million Facebook Inc users whose personal information was stolen in a September 2018 data breach cannot sue as a group for damages, bu...

Women on social media

Women leaders driven offline and out of work by social media abuse

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Pervasive abuse of women on social media is driving female leaders off the internet and, in some cases, out of a job, a conference heard...