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Instagram says resolved issue affecting some users

Facebook Inc’s Instagram said on Monday it had resolved an issue that had caused glitches and downtime for some users of the social media platform.

Platform Industry News: YouTube video streaming from Google

White House sees YouTube, Facebook as ‘Judge, Jury & Executioner’ on vaccine misinformation

The White House has YouTube, not just Facebook, on its list of social media platforms officials say are responsible for an alarming spread of misinformation about COVID vaccines an...

Platform News: Twitter stock market and financial performance

Twitter beats revenue targets with ad improvements, shares jump 7%

Twitter Inc reported higher revenue growth than Wall Street had expected, as the social media platform rolled out ad targeting improvements and said changes by Apple to keep iPhone...

Platform News: Snapchat app on a smartphone

Snap beats user, revenue estimates with highest growth in 4 years

Snap Inc has beaten Wall Street estimates for users and revenue in the second quarter, notching the highest growth rates since late 2017 as new features on its messaging app Snapch...

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Instagram to let users control how much sensitive content they see

Facebook Inc’s photo-sharing app Instagram will give users control over how much sensitive content they will see under its “Explore” tab, the company has said.

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Biden softens tone on Facebook, urges action on vaccine misinformation

Joe Biden took a softer tone when talking about Facebook Inc, after saying last week that the social media company was “killing people” by allowing the spread of misinf...

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

EU lawmaker gets backing for tougher EU tech rules

A key EU lawmaker at the European Parliament steering the debate on tough new rules aimed at Facebook, Google and other large online platforms, secured backing to beef up Europeans...

Platform News: Facebook

Facebook and Instagram will invest over $1 billion in content creators

Facebook will spend a cool $1 billion on social media creators through the end of 2022 in a fight for talent. The announcement comes in a week when TikTok became the first rival mo...

Platform News: Social media titan, Facebook

Facebook ‘lost’ important rule on dangerous individuals for three years

Facebook “misplaced” guidance on an important exemption to its rules on dangerous individuals and organizations for three years, the company’s independent oversig...

Platform News: Social media Twitter button

Twitter begins exec hiring to comply with India’s new IT rules

Twitter Inc’s India unit has appointed an interim chief compliance officer and will soon designate two other executives to comply with the country’s new IT rules, the s...

Platform Industry: President Donald Trump comments

Trump sues Facebook, Twitter and Google, claiming censorship

Former US President Donald Trump filed lawsuits against Twitter Inc, Facebook, and Google, as well as their chief executives, alleging they unlawfully silence conservative viewpoin...

Platform Industry News: Twitter

French court orders Twitter to provide details on what it is doing to tackle hate speech

A French court has ordered Twitter to provide clear details on what it is doing to tackle hate speech, according to a court judgment obtained by journalists, after several French l...

Platform News: Facebook

Facebook asks: Are your friends becoming extremists?

Facebook Inc is starting to warn some users they might have seen “extremist content” on the social media site, the company has said.

Platform Industry: President Donald Trump comments

Former Trump aide Jason Miller launches social media site GETTR

Former U.S. President Donald Trump’s former senior advisor Jason Miller has started a social media site called GETTR, he said on Thursday.

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