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Russia says TikTok deletes posts promoting illegal protest

Russia has said that TikTok had deleted some of what it called illegal posts promoting weekend protests aimed at securing the release of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.

Twitter

Twitter says it locked account of China’s US embassy over Xinjiang-related tweet

Twitter has locked the account of China’s US embassy for a tweet that defended China’s policies in the Xinjiang region, which the US social media platform said violated...

Facebook

Facebook says starts process of appointing Turkey representative

Facebook has said it had begun the process of appointing a legal entity as a local representative in Turkey in compliance with a new social media law which critics have said will m...

Jack Dorsey

Suspension of President Trump may test Twitter CEO’s truce with key investors

Twitter’s decision to suspend President Trump’s account on the platform will potentially reignite an issue involving CEO Jack Dorsey and leading shareholders of the con...

WhatsApp

Signal ramps up hiring after WhatsApp controversy drives downloads

Messaging app Signal has seen “unprecedented” growth after a controversial change in rival WhatsApp’s privacy policy and is seeking to hire more staff as it attem...

Twitter Bias US Politics Trump

Twitter suspends 70,000 accounts dedicated to sharing conspiracy

Twitter has said it has suspended more than 70,000 accounts which were primarily dedicated to sharing QAnon content after last week’s violence in Washington DC when supporter...

Facebook

Sandberg suggests Facebook has no plans to lift Trump ban

Facebook Inc’s COO Sheryl Sandberg has said the world’s largest social media business needed no plans to raise its own block on the balances of US President Trump, sinc...

Twitter Stock Market

Twitter shares dive after they suspend the account of President Trump

Shares of Twitter slumped by some 7% on Monday, which knocks off about $2.5 billion of the market value of the controversial social networking business after it suspended the accou...

Facebook

Facebook to add more account security features next year

Facebook has said it would start allowing users to prepare physical safety keys as a way to confirm their identity before logging to the social network’s mobile app, beginnin...

Facebook

Facebook removes anti-vaccine ‘fake news’ in Israel, government says

Facebook has taken down content which distribute lies in Israel from coronavirus vaccinations since the government attempts to drum up support to the programme, the Justice Ministr...

Twitter

Twitter planning to create label for automated ‘bot’ accounts

Twitter is planning to create a new type of accounts for bots next year which will identify them automated, the company stated in a blog article finalizing plans to get a reboot of...

Facebook

Australia sues Facebook over user data, echoing US antitrust case

An Australian ruler sued Facebook on Wednesday accusing it of gathering user data without consent, building on government attempts around the world to rein in the social media.

Mark Zuckerberg

Zuckerberg and exec’s set Facebook roadmap at year-end meeting

Facebook Inc’s leading executives sought to rally employees around business priorities such as commerce and virtual reality in a yearlong assembly on Tuesday, playing critici...

Trump Social Media

Quelle surprise: Twitter says it ‘inadvertently’ limited engagements on Trump’s tweets

Twitter Inc said on Saturday it had “inadvertently” limited engagements for a brief period on US President Donald Trump’s tweets with “disputed” tags ...