Platform Industry News: Twitter

Twitter joins social media clampdown on coronavirus-related ads

Twitter Inc said on Wednesday it would stop any attempt by advertisers to use the coronavirus outbreak to send inappropriate advertisements to its users.

Platform Industry: Tesla's Elon Musk

Musk tweets his support for Dorsey remaining as Chief Executive of Twitter

Elon Musk said late on Monday he supported Jack Dorsey remaining as Twitter Inc’s chief executive officer, two days after reports that activist investor Elliott Management Co...

Platform News: Twitter App

Twitter plans to build ‘decentralised standard’ for social networks

Reuters – Twitter Inc plans to set up an independent research group to create an “open and decentralised” system for social networks, CEO Jack Dorsey said on Wedn...

Platform News: Twitter App

Twitter makes global changes to comply with privacy laws

SAN FRANCISCO – Twitter Inc is updating its global privacy policy to give users more information about what data advertisers might receive and is launching a site to provide ...

Platform News: Twitter App

Former Twitter worker accused of spying for Saudi Arabia can be released on bond

SAN FRANCISCO – A former Twitter Inc employee accused of spying for Saudi Arabia may be freed pending trial, a US District Court judge ruled on Thursday.

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

Factbox: How social media services handle political ads

SAN FRANCISCO – Online platforms including Facebook and Alphabet Inc’s Google face growing pressure to stop carrying political ads that contain false or misleading clai...

Big Tech

Where US presidential candidates stand on breaking up Big Tech

Reuters – In the run-up to the 2020 presidential election, America’s big tech companies are being challenged on many fronts from across the political spectrum, from ant...

Facial Recognition

Twitter wants your feedback on its deepfake policy plans

Reuters – Social media platform Twitter on Monday unveiled its plan for handling deepfake videos and other manipulated media, and called for feedback from the public.

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

Facebook and YouTube scrub the Trump whistle-blowers name

US platform players Facebook and YouTube have declared that they have removed content that mentioned the potential name of the whistle-blower whose complaint sparked an impeachment...