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Platform Industry News: YouTube video streaming from Google

White House sees YouTube, Facebook as ‘Judge, Jury & Executioner’ on vaccine misinformation

The White House has YouTube, not just Facebook, on its list of social media platforms officials say are responsible for an alarming spread of misinformation about COVID vaccines an...

Platform News: Twitter stock market and financial performance

Twitter beats revenue targets with ad improvements, shares jump 7%

Twitter Inc reported higher revenue growth than Wall Street had expected, as the social media platform rolled out ad targeting improvements and said changes by Apple to keep iPhone...

Platform News: Social media titan, Facebook

Russia fines Facebook and Twitter for failing to delete content

A Russian court fined US social media firms Facebook and Twitter for failing to delete illegal content, the latest salvo in a standoff between Russia and Big Tech.

Platform Industry News: Twitter

Brit arrested in Spain for role in infamous 2020 Twitter hack

A 22-year-old Brit has been arrested in Spain in connection with a July 2020 Twitter hack which compromised the accounts of high-profile politicians and celebrities, the US Justice...

Audio Streaming app, Clubhouse

Social audio app Clubhouse is no longer invite-only

Live audio app Clubhouse has removed its invite system so that anyone can join the platform, it has announced.

Platform News: Dreamers

US tech companies disappointed with DACA ruling, urge Congress to act

Some US tech companies expressed disappointment with a ruling by a federal judge that blocked new applications to a program that protects immigrants who were brought to the United ...

Platform Industry News: Twitter

Twitter sees jump in govt demands to remove editorial content

Twitter Inc a surge in government demands worldwide in 2020 to take down content posted by journalists and news outlets, according to data released by the struggling social media p...

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

EU lawmaker gets backing for tougher EU tech rules

A key EU lawmaker at the European Parliament steering the debate on tough new rules aimed at Facebook, Google and other large online platforms, secured backing to beef up Europeans...

Platform News: Twitter bias in US Politics

Some Twitter staff return to offices in New York, San Francisco

After more than 16 months of working from home, some Twitter Inc employees in San Francisco and New York have returned to the office as the company reopened its corporate campuses ...

Platform News: Squarespace

Dorsey’s Square plans to make hardware wallet for bitcoin

Square Inc will make a hardware wallet for bitcoin, the payments company confirmed in a tweet yesterday, shortly before US Senator Elizabeth Warren flagged growing risks posed to c...

Platform News: Social media Twitter button

Twitter begins exec hiring to comply with India’s new IT rules

Twitter Inc’s India unit has appointed an interim chief compliance officer and will soon designate two other executives to comply with the country’s new IT rules, the s...

Platform Industry: President Donald Trump comments

Trump sues Facebook, Twitter and Google, claiming censorship

Former US President Donald Trump filed lawsuits against Twitter Inc, Facebook, and Google, as well as their chief executives, alleging they unlawfully silence conservative viewpoin...

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 Industry News: Twitter

French court orders Twitter to provide details on what it is doing to tackle hate speech

A French court has ordered Twitter to provide clear details on what it is doing to tackle hate speech, according to a court judgment obtained by journalists, after several French l...