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Platform News: Social Media Giants, including Facebook, Google and Twitter

GOP lawmakers press Big Tech for internal research on kids’ mental health

Four GOP lawmakers in the US have requested Facebook, Twitter and Google turn over any studies they have done on how their services affect children’s mental health.

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 Industry News: YouTube video streaming from Google

YouTube earns accreditation for protecting advertisers from unsuitable videos

YouTube has announced that it has become the first online platform to receive an accreditation from the Media Rating Council (MRC), signifying the streaming provider effectively pr...

Platform Industry: Google search engine

Alphabet to offer first-ever disclosure of Google Cloud profit

Alphabet will report some key financials for its Google Cloud business for the first time, disclosures that are expected to overshadow record overall quarterly sales for the worlds...

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Google to stop using Apple tool to track iPhone users

Google’s iPhone apps such as Google Maps and YouTube will stop using a tool supplied by Apple that permits them to personalize ads, averting a new Apple warning that informs ...

Platform News: Twitter App

Turkey slaps ad ban on Twitter under new social media laws

Ankara has imposed advertising bans on Twitter, Periscope and Pinterest as soon as they failed to appoint local agents in Turkey under a new social media law, according to decision...

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...

Platform News: YouTube video streaming on a desktop computer

UK broadcaster talkRADIO reinstated on YouTube

UK radio station talkRADIO on Tuesday said that YouTube had reinstated its channel from the video-sharing platform after a review.

Platform News: Google

Google told its scientists to ‘strike a positive tone’ in AI research

Google this year moved to tighten control over its scientists’ papers by launching a “sensitive topics” review, and in at least three cases requested authors refr...

Platform News: 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...

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 ...

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Amnesty: Vietnam steps up online crackdown, jailed activists at record high

The number of political prisoners in Vietnam has reached its highest on record, according to a tally from Amnesty International, which in a report has accused Facebook and Google o...

Platform News: YouTube video streaming on a desktop computer

YouTube bans OAN from posting new videos for a week

YouTube has said it has barred the news outlet One America News Network from posting new videos for a week after it broke off the site’s rules against content which claims th...

Platform News: YouTube logo

YouTube to add link on COVID-19 vaccines to combat misinformation

YouTube has said that it is adding a hyperlink to provide details about the development of COVID-19 vaccines into the coronavirus panel on its site, expanding its attempts to fight...

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