US politics

Twitter

Dorsey says banning Trump was right decision but sets dangerous precedent

Twitter Inc CEO Jack Dorsey has stated that banning President Trump out of the social networking platform following last week’s violence at the US Capitol building was the &#...

Google

Google to pause US political ads ahead of presidential inauguration

Google will stop selling political ads referencing US elections over its various platforms until at least the 21st of January, following last week’s violence at the Capitol, ...

YouTube

YouTube suspends President Trump’s channel after violating policy

YouTube said on Tuesday it’s suspended Donald Trump’s channel as it violated policies for inciting violence following last week’s assault on the US Capitol from t...

Facebook

Facebook removed a record number of disinformation campaigns in December

Facebook identified and suspended a total of 17 disinformation networks on its platforms in the last month of 2020, representing its biggest monthly takedown ever, the US social me...

Senate

Researchers suggest misinformation that led to the Capitol siege is ‘radicalization’

Digital misinformation that resulted in violent unrest at the Capitol last week has gone past false claims and has reached the stage of “radicalization,” investigators ...

PayPal

PayPal blocks crowdfunding site GiveSendGo due to Capitol violence

PayPal has said it had blocked a Christian crowdfunding website, GiveSendGo, after it helped raise funds for those that attended last week’s event when supporters of Presiden...

Twitter Bias US Politics Trump

Twitter suspends 70,000 accounts dedicated to sharing conspiracy

Twitter has said it has suspended more than 70,000 accounts which were primarily dedicated to sharing QAnon content after last week’s violence in Washington DC when supporter...

President Donald J Trump

Comment: Dark times ahead if opposing voices are silenced

Rumours abound that internet browsers including Safari, Chrome and Firefox are going to blacklist a number of websites associated to outgoing President of the United States and his...

Facebook

Facebook will add Georgia back to political ad ban after runoff elections

Facebook Inc will ban political advertisements in Georgia today, after the ending of the state’s run-off elections, it stated in a blog post on Tuesday.

President Donald J Trump

Trump signs order banning transactions with eight Chinese apps including Alipay

President Trump has signed an executive order prohibiting trades with eight Chinese software applications, such as Ant Group’s Alipay, ” the White House stated, escalat...

Big Tech's stealth push to influence the Biden administration

Big Tech’s stealth push to influence the Biden administration

Silicon Valley is operating behind the scenes to secure senior functions for technology allies in lesser-known but still vital sections of president-elect Joe Biden’s adminis...

Senate

US lawmakers to back $1.9 billion to replace telecom equipment from Huawei and ZTE

US lawmakers are expected to endorse $1.9 billion to fund a program to remove telecom network equipment that the US government says poses national security risks as part of a year-...

Trump

President Trump’s conspiracies pose ‘existential’ threat to e-voting

Conspiracy theories about how voting machines were used to stop the re-election of Donald Trump have not just sapped Americans’ faith in the democratic process – they a...

Facebook

Facebook faces lawsuits that could force sale of Instagram and WhatsApp

Facebook might be forced to sell its prized assets WhatsApp and Instagram following the US Federal Trade Commission and almost every US state filed lawsuits against the social medi...