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Platform News: Xiaomi

US will remove Xiaomi from blacklist, reversing Trump decision

The US Defense Department will remove China’s Xiaomi Corp from a government blacklist, a court filing showed, marking a reversal by the Biden-Harris White House of one of Pre...

Platform News: Twitter bias in US Politics

Activism: Twitter shuts down accounts for attempting to evade Trump ban

Twitter Inc suspended several accounts this week that were set up to share statements from a new part of President Donald Trump’s website, saying they broke its rules against...

Platform News: Facebook on a smartphone

Facebook confronts human rights dilemma on political speech

The Facebook oversight board’s extension of President Donald Trump’s banishment from the social network failed to settle how it will balance political leaders’ fr...

Federal Communications Commission

US broadband industry accused in ‘fake’ net neutrality comments

The broadband industry in 2017 funded a campaign that generated millions of fake comments to create the impression of grassroots opposition to net neutrality rules while the US Fed...

Platform Industry News: President Donald J Trump

Facebook has six months to determine if Trump returns

Facebook’s oversight board upheld the company’s suspension of former US President Trump but said the company was wrong to make the suspension indefinite and gave it six...

Platform Industry News: Twitter

Twitter hears from record respondents over world leader rules

Twitter has received a record number of responses to a survey on how it should handle world leaders, a spokeswoman said, an issue in the spotlight ahead of the possible return of f...

Platform News: ByteDance TikTok

TikTok names ByteDance CFO Shouzi Chew as new CEO

TikTok appointed Shouzi Chew, a Singaporean national, as the new Chief Executive Officer of the hot video-sharing platform, the company has said.

Platform News: Twitter stock market and financial performance

Twitter breaks tech’s blockbuster streak, shares fall on tepid outlook

Twitter Inc shares sank 9% in post-market trading yesterday as it offered tepid revenue guidance for the second quarter, warned of rising costs and expenses and said user growth co...

Chipmakers

US China hawks seek to cut sales of chip-making tools to Beijing

Congressional China hawks are urging the Biden-Harris administration to restrict sales of chip-making tools to Chinese companies, similar to an action taken against telecommunicati...

Platform Industry: US and China Relations and Politics

US adds Chinese supercomputing entities to economic blacklist

The US Commerce Department has announced that it is adding seven Chinese supercomputing entities to a US economic blacklist for assisting Chinese military efforts.

Platform News: Twitch app

Twitch will ban users for ‘severe misconduct’ that occurs away from the platform

Twitch will ban users for offenses such as hate-group membership or credible threats of mass violence that occur entirely away from the site, in a new approach to moderating the pl...

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

Supreme Court brings end to Trump Twitter fight

The US Supreme Court brought an end to a legal fight over former President Trump’s effort to block critics from following his now-frozen Twitter account, deciding the dispute...

Platform Industry: ByteDance China company building

ByteDance says India’s freeze on bank accounts is harassment

ByteDance has told an Indian court that a government freeze on its bank accounts in a probe of possible tax evasion amounts to harassment and was done illegally, according to a fil...

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook may have to disclose some app records in privacy probe

Massachusetts’ top court reversed an order requiring Facebook to turn over to state Attorney General Maura Healey records identifying apps suspected of misusing customer data...