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Platform News: TikTok office building in the US

ByteDance gets 15-day extension on US order to divest TikTok

The Trump administration given ByteDance a 15-day expansion of a divestiture order that had led the Chinese company to sell its TikTok brief Coding app by Thursday.

Platform Economy: TikTok and US politics

ByteDance challenges Trump’s TikTok divestiture order

ByteDance, the Chinese parent company of video-sharing app TikTok, filed a request late on Tuesday with a U.S. Appeals Court challenging a Trump government order set to take effect...

Platform Industry: US and China Relations and Politics

China’s tech sector relieved by Biden win, but not relaxed

China’s technology industry, one of President Trump’s main targets in Washington’s tussles with Beijing, hopes Joe Biden can create a more constructive relationsh...

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

EU urges online platforms to gird for new wave of COVID consumer scams

The European Commission has urged online platforms to prepare for a brand new wave of consumer scams linked to the resurgence of all COVID-19 infections in Europe and said they wil...

Platform Economy: TikTok and US politics

US will ‘vigorously defend’ TikTok executive order despite ruling

The US Commerce Department said on Sunday it would “vigorously defend” an executive order that tries to bar transactions with Chinese-owned short video-sharing app TikT...

Platform Industry: TikTok app and Facebook

From Facebook to TikTok, US political influencers are paid for posts

A voter registration project is compensating Latina moms for posting on social media about climate change, while a political action committee (PAC) is paying eight TikTok influence...

Platform Industry: President Donald Trump comments

Where do Trump and Biden stand on tech policy issues?

The CEO’s of Facebook and Google were grilled about the regulation of Big Tech by US senators, a hot-button issue before the presidential election on November the 3rd.

Platform News: TikTok office building in the US

Shopify to partner with TikTok in bid to woo more merchants to site

Canadian e-commerce firm Shopify said it will associate with TikTok to help its one million-plus merchants more easily advertise their goods on the brand new app, as it seems to gr...

Tencent WeChat

Appeals court in the US rejects immediate WeChat ban

A US appeals court has rejected a Justice Department request it allow the authorities to immediately ban Apple and also Google from offering WeChat for downloading from US app stor...

Platform News: fake news, political bias, section 230 and misinformation on social media

How social media companies will handle post-US election scenarios

In the run-up to the US election in November, social networking companies such as Facebook and Twitter have announced a slew of new rules for assorted post-election scenarios.

Platform News: TikTok short-form video streaming

Pakistan to unblock TikTok after it vows to moderate content

Pakistan has made a decision to lift a ban on viral social networking app TikTok after the company vowed to block all accounts involved in spreading “obscenity and immorality...

Platform News: TikTok office building in the US

MMA athlete throws down a challenge to Pakistan’s TikTok ban

A mixed martial artist is fighting a Pakistani ban on TikTok, the short-video sharing app on which he was pinning his hopes on helping people become healthy and get into shape.

Platform Economy: TikTok and US politics

US court agrees to expedite government TikTok app store ban appeal

A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday agreed to fast-track a Justice Department appeal of a ruling preventing the government from banning new TikTok downloads from US app stores.

Triller App

TikTok rival Triller explores deal to go public

Triller Inc, a genuine competitor to current favourite short-video app TikTok, is in talks with blank-check acquisition companies in regards to a merger that would take the US soci...