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Platform News: Twitter stock market and financial performance

Twitter: let the battle for ownership commence

Elon Musk has seemingly been an advocate for what we call ‘logical libertarianism’ for quite some years now.

Platform Industry: Tesla's Elon Musk

Can Elon Musk bring tangible change to Twitter?

When news broke that the worlds richest man Elon Musk was buying a >9% stake in Twitter, the feedback was overwhelmingly positive.

Platform News: Facebook usage

Facebook letting users in Ukraine lock their social profiles for security

Meta Platforms Inc, which owns Facebook, has set up a special operations centre to monitor the conflict in Ukraine, and it launched a feature so users in the country can lock their...

Platform News: Twitter App

Twitter says it mistakenly took down accounts posting on Russian military

Twitter has said it had mistakenly suspended around a dozen accounts that were posting about Russian military movements, and said the action was not due to a coordinated bot campai...

Truth Social - Trumps social media business

Trump’s Truth Social tops downloads on Apple App Store; many waitlisted

Former President Donald J Trump’s new social media venture, Truth Social, has now launched in Apple’s App Store, potentially marking the former president’s return...

Platform News: President Donald J Trump in talks with Apple CEO Tim Cook

President Trump’s Truth Social app set for release today in the App Store?

Donald Trump’s new social media venture, Truth Social, appears set to launch in Apple’s App Store later today, according to posts from an executive on a test version vi...

Platform News: Facebook

Meta’s Facebook to pay $90 million to settle privacy lawsuit over user tracking

Facebook agreed to pay $90 million to settle a decade-old privacy lawsuit accusing it of tracking users’ internet activity even after they logged out of the social media webs...

Platform News: Social Media businesses

US lawmakers introduce bipartisan bill to address social media addiction

US Senators Amy Klobuchar, a Democrat, and Cynthia Lummis, a Republican, introduced a bill aimed at addressing addiction to social media platforms like Meta Platform’s Facebo...

Platform News: President Donald J Trump

How a China-based dealmaker got shell company for Trump’s deal off the ground

A China-based financier, once reprimanded by US regulators and barred from taking his company public, played a bigger role than is publicly known in the shell company that agreed t...

Scott Morrison Australian PM

Australia PM Morrison loses control of WeChat Chinese account

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s Liberal Party lost access to his official WeChat social media account months ago, politicians said on Monday, issuing claims...

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.

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.