Platform News: Introducing a group of US-based Influencers on TikTok

TikTok rolls out support for 10-minute videos, challenges YouTube

TikTok, the viral platform that became wildly popular because of its once ubiquitous short-video model, is now allowing a select number of creators to upload videos up to 10-minute...

Facebook is Meta

Facebook owner Meta will block access to Russia’s RT, Sputnik in EU

Meta Platforms Inc, parent company of Facebook, will restrict access to Russian state media outlets RT and Sputnik on its platforms across the European Union, the company’s h...

Meta Platforms - Facebook

Meta says Ukraine’s military, politicians targeted in hacking campaign

Meta has said a hacking group used Facebook to target a handful of public figures in Ukraine, including prominent military officials, politicians and a journalist, amid Russia̵...

Truth Social - Trumps social media business

Trump’s Truth Social tops downloads on Apple App Store; many waitlisted

Former President Donald J Trump’s new social media venture, Truth Social, has now launched in Apple’s App Store, potentially marking the former president’s return...

Platform News: Amazon

Amazon trots out YouTube-sized advertising business

Amazon pulled the veil off its sprawling advertising business for the first time, revealing a business larger than that of Google’s YouTube.

Meta Platforms - Facebook

Meta shares sink 20% as Facebook loses daily users for the first time

Meta Platforms Inc’s shares plunged more than 20% after the social media company posted a weaker-than-expected forecast, blaming Apple’s privacy changes and increased c...

Platform News: YouTube video streaming on a desktop computer

YouTube permanently bans Fox News host Dan Bongino

Fox News Channel host Dan Bongino became among the most-followed conservative personalities to be permanently banned from YouTube, a week after the Google-owned video service said ...

Platform Industry News: YouTube video streaming from Google

YouTube TV reaches deal to restore access to Disney channels

YouTube has begun restoring access to Walt Disney Co channels on its platform, after the companies reached a distribution agreement to end a two-day blackout.

Platform News: Google movements

Russian businessman on US sanctions list claims court win over Google

A Russian businessman on a US sanctions list claimed victory over Google in a court case on Thursday and said the US tech giant now faced a potentially heavy fine.

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YouTube stays on Roku devices as companies strike multi-year deal

YouTube and Roku Inc announced on Wednesday a multi-year pact to end a battle that dragged for months over accusations of anti-competitive conduct and threatened to strip the inter...

Platform News: Twitter App

Twitter tests overhaul of process to flag harmful tweets

Twitter Inc will begin overhauling how users report harmful tweets in an effort to make it easier for people to describe what is wrong with the content they are seeing, the social ...

Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram

Australia challenges Facebook to back anti-troll defamation law

Facebook Inc will show it has no interest in making the online world safe if it quits Australia over laws holding it liable for defamation on its platform, Prime Minister Scott Mor...

Platform News: Reddit is a mainstay of group-based social media

Reddit to shut down Dubsmash app, integrate video tools with platform

Reddit is pulling the plug on its TikTok-like platform, Dubsmash, the social network has said, just a year after buying it for an undisclosed sum to bolster its video creation tool...

Platform Industry: TikTok app and Facebook

TikTok tells US lawmakers it does not give information to China’s government

An executive at TikTok faced tough questions during the video-sharing app’s first appearance at a US congressional hearing, saying it does not give information to the Chinese...

Platform News: TikTok office building in the US

TikTok to be in congressional hotseat over school-trashing content

TikTok will face questions about content that may have led children and teens to steal from or vandalize school bathrooms and other facilities when it and other large social media ...

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