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Trump to block US downloads of TikTok and WeChat

The Trump administration will prohibit WeChat and TikTok from being featured in US app stores beginning Sunday night, a move that will prevent Americans from downloading the contro...

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TikTok faces another test: its first US presidential election

TikTok, already under scrutiny over its Chinese ownership and threatened with a possible ban by US President Trump, is confronting another major obstacle: how to handle content aro...

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US says WeChat users will not be penalised

WeChat users will not face criminal or civil penalties if the United States bans the Chinese-owned messaging app through other activities a week, the Justice Department has said.

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Twitter labels video of Biden shared by Trump as ‘manipulated media’

Twitter has again labelled a tweet shared by US President Donald Trump as manipulated media. This time the tweet related to presidential rival Joe Biden.

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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...


Google grilled on its advertising business dominance by US Senate

Google faced a number of tough questions about its advertising business in a Senate hearing on Tuesday, with a specific focus on whether it misused its dominance in online advertis...

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US offers to exempt employees and contractors from TikTok executive order

The US has offered to exclude from President Trump’s executive order transactions that involve TikTok workers and contractors performing”their regular job duties and re...


ByteDance picks Oracle as its partner in an attempt to save TikTok US

Oracle has announced that it might team up with ByteDance in order to maintain TikTok’s ability to continue operating in the United States, beating Microsoft in a deal struct...


TikTok: This is what happens next

On Thursday, President Trump stated that he does not plan to extend a deadline for ByteDance to market TikTok’s US business, with the process still mired in uncertainty and p...

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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...

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President Trump says there will be no extension of TikTok deadline

President Donald Trump said on Thursday the deadline set for Chinese firm ByteDance to sell its popular short-video program TikTok’s US operations wouldn’t be extended.

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Microsoft: Foreign hackers are targeting Biden and Trump camps

Microsoft has said that hackers connected to Russia, China, and Iran are trying to spy on people tied to US President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden.

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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...

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Facebook to limit last-minute political ads in final US election push

Facebook has said it would stop accepting new political advertisements in the week prior to the US elections on the 3rd of November, in a series of moves that the company charged a...