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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,...

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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.


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...

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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...

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US state attorneys general probe Instagram’s effect on kids

A bipartisan coalition of US state attorneys general has said it has opened a probe into Facebook, now known as Meta Platforms, for promoting its subsidiary Instagram to children d...

Platform News: Twitter App

Twitter expands free data access for app developers

Twitter Inc has said it will expand free access to the social networking site’s data to help software developers create tools and products that could promote safer online con...

Platform News: Snapchat app on a smartphone

Snap hires head of carrier partnerships to boost global growth

Snap Inc said has it has hired its first head of telecom carrier partnerships, as the parent company of messaging app Snapchat seeks to bolster its growth outside the US.

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Facebook plans to remove sensitive ad targeting options

Facebook has said it plans to remove detailed ad targeting options that refer to “sensitive” topics, such as ads based on interactions with content around race, health,...

Facebook is Meta

Facebook tests paid subgroups in subscription push

Facebook is testing ways for creators to make money through Facebook Groups, such as users paying fees for exclusive access to content or conversations within subgroups, the compan...

Pinterest social media news

Pinterest sees strong sales as ad spending booms in holiday rush

Pinterest forecast fourth-quarter revenue growth in the high-teens percentage range, after online retailers splurging on ads before the holiday season helped the image-sharing comp...

Platform Industry News: Twitter

Twitter avoids revenue hit from Apple privacy changes

Twitter Inc has reported its quarterly revenue grew 37% and avoided the brunt of Apple Inc privacy changes on advertising that hobbled its rivals, sending its shares up 3%.

Platform Industry News: President Donald J Trump

Trump tightens grip on social media company after SPAC deal success

Former US President Donald J Trump will be able to retain the ownership of his newly launched social media venture even if he chooses to make another White House run or is convicte...