Social Networking

Platform News: Facebook

‘Worrying calls for violence’ prompt Facebook to remove rapidly growing pro-Trump group

Facebook has said it had taken down a rapidly growing group where several supporters of US President Donald Trump posted violent rhetoric and baseless claims that Democrats were st...

Platform News: Facebook usage

Ahead of US election, Facebook suspends political and new group recommendations

Late last week Facebook verified it had been temporarily halting recommendations for all political groups and some other new bands in the run-up to tomorrows hotly contested US pre...

Platform Industry News: Facebook India

Facebook’s top India lobbyist Ankhi Das quits after content row

Facebook’s leading India lobbyist Ankhi Das has stopped, months after a newspaper report indicated the way the social media network regulated political content in its main ma...

Platform Industry: Google search engine

European Union drafts rules to force big tech to share data

The EU is preparing to force big technology companies to share their client information with smaller rivals, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday, citing an early draft of its...

Federal Communications Commission

President Trump plans to nominate official for FCC amid social media push

President Trump, pressing for new social networking regulations, intends to nominate a senior government official for a member of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the W...

Facebook

Delhi lawmakers summon Facebook India chief over riots

A panel of local lawmakers at New Delhi have summoned Facebook’s leading executive in India to answer allegations that it did not correctly apply hate speech rules and rules,...

Platform News: Twitter bias in US Politics

Twitter expands misinformation rules ahead of US election

Twitter has said it would tag or eliminate misinformation aiming to undermine confidence in the coming US election, such as articles promising success before results have been lice...

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

EU urges Facebook, Google and Twitter to do more against fake news

Two years later agreeing to a self-regulatory code of practice to tackle disinformation, Facebook, Alphabet’s Google, Twitter and other technology competitions must try harde...

Platform Industry: President Trump, Social Media, Section 230 and Fake News

Four state attorneys general back Trump on social media regulation

Four Republican state attorneys general led by Texas backed President Trump’s push to narrow the capability of social networking companies to remove objectionable content and...

Platform Industry News: Facebook India

India’s opposition parties quiz Facebook over political bias

Opposition lawmakers from an Indian parliamentary board accused Facebook of favouring the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) during a meeting to question the social media giant on...

Platform News: Facebook on a smartphone

India’s IT minister accuses Facebook of bias amid row over content

India’s IT minister accused Facebook of censoring articles from people supportive of right wing ideology in the most recent salvo in the social media giant over content regul...

Platform News: Facebook Social Media Buttons

Facebook says new law would prompt it to block Australian news sharing

Facebook will block information sharing on its platforms in Australia if a proposal to force the US technology giant to share revenue with local media outlets for featuring their c...

Facebook

Facebook partners with external researchers to study its impact on US election

Facebook Inc said on Monday it’s partnering with external researchers to examine the impact of the social media site on society throughout the 2020 US presidential election.

Platform News: viral TikTok video streaming app

Wall Street believes Walmart can go viral with TikTok acquisition

Wall Street was quick to observe the reason for Walmart leaping into the fray to purchase TikTok – accessibility to countless youthful, digitally educated users who might ass...