US politics

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

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 News: GameStop

YouTube streamer to testify on GameStop alongside hedge fund managers

The YouTube streamer known online as ‘Roaring Kitty’, who helped drive a surge of interest in GameStop, will testify before a US House panel on Thursday alongside top h...

Platform News: U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (Democrat) talks about Big Tech

US senators propose limiting social media platforms liability shield

Three senators have introduced a bill that would limit Section 230, an existing law that shields online platforms from liability over the content posted by users, and make the comp...

Platform News: Reddit social network and discussion boards

Reddit trading frenzy fades as Janet Yellen summons agencies

A trading frenzy fuelled by users of Reddit and other social forums cooled yesterday as the new US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen called a meeting of top officials that could resu...

Platform Industry: Sleepy Joe Biden talking to a small room of activists

Joe Biden to reopen online health insurance marketplaces

President Biden will reopen the nation’s online health insurance market for people who cannot obtain coverage through their companies, the White House has said.

Platform News: Huawei Technologies

Trump admin slams Huawei, halting shipments from Intel, others

The Trump admin has advised Huawei suppliers, including Intel, that it is revoking licenses to sell to the China-based vendor and intends to deny dozens of other applications to pr...

Platform Industry: Sleepy Joe Biden talking to a small room of activists

Biden eyes ex-Obama team to ‘tackle’ antitrust issues

Two former Obama staffers have emerged as front-runners to the top antitrust job at the US Department of Justice under the incoming administration of Joe Biden, based on two source...

Platform Industry News: 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 &#...

Platform News: Google movements

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, ...

Platform News: YouTube logo

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...

Platform Industry: The Capitol Building and Senate in Washington DC

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...

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