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Facebook, Instagram remove Chinese network over fake ‘Swiss biologist’ COVID claims

Facebook owner Meta Platforms Inc has said it had removed accounts used by an influence operation originating in China that promoted claims of a fake “Swiss biologist” ...

Platform News: Facebook

Venezuela calls Facebook suspension of Maduro ‘digital totalitarianism’

Venezuela’s government has accused Facebook Inc of “digital totalitarianism” after it froze President Nicolas Maduro’s page for 30 days for violating its po...

Platform News: Facebook

Facebook will ban ads discouraging people from getting vaccines

Facebook will begin banning ads that explicitly dissuade people from getting vaccinated, the social media titan has stated, as it also announced a new flu vaccine information effor...

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WHO readies coronavirus app for checking symptoms, possibly contact tracing

The World Health Organisation (WHO) plans to launch a smartphone app this month to enable people in under-resourced countries to assess whether they may have the novel coronavirus,...

Platform News: YouTube video streaming on a desktop computer

YouTube expands fact-check features to US video searches

YouTube has said it would start showing text and links from third-party fact-checkers to US-based viewers, part of efforts to curb misinformation on the site during the ongoing cor...


Hackers linked to Iran target WHO staff Emails during coronavirus – sources

Hackers working in the interests of the Iranian government have attempted to break into the personal email accounts of staff at the World Health Organisation during the coronavirus...

Platform Economy: TikTok and US politics

Under lockdown, teenagers turn to TikTok for life hacks and laughs

Millions of American teenagers shut up in their homes and receiving their education online are turning for morale support and comic relief to each other – via immensely popul...

Platform Industry: Hackers and cyber security

Exclusive: Elite hackers target WHO as coronavirus cyberattacks spike

Elite hackers tried to break into the World Health Organisation earlier this month, sources told news agency Reuters, part of what a senior agency official said was a more than two...

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.