social networks

Platform News: Twitter App

Twitter loses immunity over user-generated content in India

Twitter Inc no longer enjoys liability protection against user-generated content in India as the stumbling US social network has failed to comply with new IT rules, the Indian gove...

Platform News: Facebook

Facebook’s ‘Neighborhoods’ faces crowded niche market, profiling concerns

When Facebook began testing its new “Neighborhoods” feature in Canada last October amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the tech giant described it as a dedicated place for peop...

Platform Industry News: Twitter

Twitter blocks dozens of accounts on India’s demand amid farm protests

Twitter has just blocked dozens of Indian accounts, including that of a leading current affairs magazine, on a demand from the government citing grounds that users were posting con...

Erdogan Turkey

Turkish social networking bill presages ‘new dark era’ of censorship

The proposed legislation that the Turkey government says will make social networking companies more accountable to local regulations will instead increase censorship and accelerate...

Mark Zuckerberg

Early Facebook staffers denounce Zuckerberg stance on Trump posts

Nearly three dozen former employees from Facebook’s early days have blasted founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s decision not to act against controversial posts by US Pres...