US election

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

President Trump returns to Twitter as Facebook bans him for ‘fanning the flames’

President Trump has returned to Twitter with a video acknowledging that Joe Biden would be the next US president as other platforms including Facebook blocked his accounts over con...

Platform News: Twitter Labels on smartphone apps

Twitter reverts to old retweet function after US election

Twitter is reversing changes made to its retweet function meant to suppress the spread of misinformation during the US presidential election,” the company said.

Platform News: YouTube logo

YouTube to remove new videos that falsely claim fraud changed US election outcome

YouTube has said it would begin removing content that falsely allege widespread fraud changed the outcome of the US presidential election, at an alteration to its hands-off stance ...

Platform News: Wall Street in New York

How Wall Street folk calmed their election nerves

As US election results started trickling in late Tuesday evening, hedge fund manager Eric Jackson stress-ate a lot of his kids’ Halloween candy that he felt compelled to buy ...

Platform News: US ride-hailing services Lyft and Uber

California likely to pass proposition to treat Uber drivers as contractors

Voters in California backed a ballot proposal by Uber and its allies who cements app-based food delivery and ride-hail motorists’ status as independent contractors, not emplo...

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

Twitter and Facebook flag Trump posts on US election eve

Twitter and Facebook late on Monday both flagged posts by President Donald J Trump that claimed that a US Supreme Court decision on mail-in voting in Pennsylvania would lead to ...

Platform News: Facebook usage

Ahead of US election, Facebook suspends political and new group recommendations

Late last week Facebook verified it had been temporarily halting recommendations for all political groups and some other new bands in the run-up to tomorrows hotly contested US pre...

Platform News: Instagram app on a smartphone

Instagram pauses ‘recent’ search listings on US site to stop fake election news

Facebook-owned Instagram has said that it had been making adjustments to its image sharing platform for US users to prevent the spread of misinformation round the November the 3rd ...

Platform News: President Joe Biden talking about technology on the campaign trail

Wikipedia buttons up key pages ahead of US election

Wikipedia has locked down its main election page before the US presidential election that only certain editors can make modifications, a part of preparations to combat possible dis...

Platform Industry: TikTok app and Facebook

From Facebook to TikTok, US political influencers are paid for posts

A voter registration project is compensating Latina moms for posting on social media about climate change, while a political action committee (PAC) is paying eight TikTok influence...

Platform News: President Joe Biden talking about technology on the campaign trail

Google’s antitrust legal woes far from over if Biden wins

The US Justice Department’s nascent antitrust case against Google will probably find the attention it should succeed if Democrat Joe Biden wins the US presidency following mo...

Zuckerberg and Chan

Zuckerberg and Chan donate $100 million more to US election infrastructure

Facebook’s founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg along with his wife, Priscilla Chan, have stated that they will donate an extra $100 million to support election officials and fina...


Facebook bans ‘militarized’ calls for poll watching

Facebook has prohibited calls for poll watching that use “militarized language” as it tightened a slew of restrictions before US elections next month amid mounting alar...

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

Congressional report suggests big trouble for Big Tech if Biden wins White House

A scathing report detailing abuses of market power by four leading platform businesses suggests a tough road ahead of new rules and more rigorous enforcement for ‘Big Tech...

Platform News: President Joe Biden talking about technology on the campaign trail

Amazon and Big Tech cozy up to Joe Biden

Having a framed Joe Biden poster in the background, Amazon’s Jay Carney made no secret of his long history with the presidential candidate when speaking at a digital policy r...

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