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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 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: Facebook

Russia rebukes Facebook for blocking some media posts

Russia has accused Facebook of violating its citizens’ rights by blocking some media outlets’ content in the latest standoff between a government and the ‘Big Tec...

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...

Platform News: Facebook

Facebook’s oversight board has received appeal from ‘user’ in Trump ban case

Facebook’s oversight board has received a “user statement” for the case it is deciding about whether the social media company was right to indefinitely suspend fo...

Platform Industry: ongoing COVID-19 coverage, tracking and tracing

White House working with Facebook and Twitter to tackle anti-vaxxers

The White House has been reaching out to social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Google about clamping down on COVID misinformation and getting their help to stop it...

Platform News: Facebook

Facebook ‘unfriends’ Australia: uproar as news pages go dark

Facebook is facing significant backlash from publishers and politicians after blocking news feeds in Australia in a surprise escalation of a dispute with the government over a law ...

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