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Twitter tackles vaccine misinformation with labels, strike policy

Twitter said it would apply warnings to tweets that contain misleading information about COVID-19 vaccines and implement a strike system of enforcement that could see users permane...

Platform News: Twitter App

Russia accuses Twitter of breaking law by failing to delete content

Russia’s communications regulator has accused Twitter of violating Russian law, saying the social media platform had not complied with some of its requests to delete banned c...

Platform Industry News: Facebook India

India tightens regulatory grip on Facebook and WhatsApp with new rules

India has announced new rules to regulate content on social media, making the likes of Facebook, WhatsApp and others more accountable to legal requests for removal of posts and sha...

Platform News: Twitter App

Twitter aims to double revenue by 2023, teases new ‘super follow’ feature

Twitter will launch new features and products faster to refresh its business after years of stagnation, the company has said, aiming to double its annual revenue in 2023.

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Indian government plans new social media controls

Following its ongoing disputes with social media platforms including Twitter, India plans to oblige social media companies to erase contentious content fast and assist investigatio...

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Twitter removes accounts it says are linked to Russia, Armenia and Iran

Twitter has stated that it has taken down some 373 accounts which it said had ties to Armenia, Russia and Iranian governments and had breached its platform manipulation policies.

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Google fires second AI ethics leader as dispute grows

Google fired staff scientist Margaret Mitchell, a move that fanned company divisions on academic freedom and diversity that were on display since its December dismissal of AI ethic...

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White House working with Facebook and Twitter to tackle anti-vaxxers

The White House has been reaching out to social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Google about clamping down on COVID misinformation and getting their help to stop it...

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Big Tech’s Democratic critics discuss ways to strike back with White House

Congressional Democrats have begun discussions with the Biden regime on ways to crack down on Big Tech. These include making social media companies accountable for the spread of di...

Platform News: Tech Titans including Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple

Zuckerberg and Dorsey in talks to testify at House hearing as early as March

The CEOs of Facebook and Twitter are said to be in talks with House of Representatives lawmakers to testify at a hearing as early as next month, the Politico website has reported c...

Platform Industry News: Twitter

Twitter to add more labels identifying government accounts

Twitter has said it will shortly add labels to identify more state-affiliated accounts, including world leaders’ personal accounts, to give users more context for geopolitica...

Platform News: Twitter App

India slams Twitter amid face off over content; lawmakers spark exodus

India has rebuked Twitter for not complying with its orders to take down certain content and warned the social media giant that it needs to obey local laws, even as Indian lawmaker...

Platform Industry News: Twitter

Twitter will explore letting account holders receive payments from followers

Twitter’s co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey has suggested the company is exploring allowing its users to receive tips, or digital payments, from their followers.

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Twitter suggests India’s orders to block accounts inconsistent with local law

The social media platform Twitter has said it believes orders by the Indian government to take down accounts are inconsistent with local law and that for some accounts, it would no...