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Senate panel to hold new hearing on social media impact on young users

The US Senate will hold a hearing on October the 26th with tech businesses Snap, TikTok, and YouTube about their platforms’ impact on young users, a panel has said.

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FTC must ensure tech companies uphold youth online privacy

Three US Democratic lawmakers have urged the FTC to ensure technology companies like Facebook, YouTube and TikTok comply with policy changes aimed protecting young people online.

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British regulator demands video platforms do more to protect users

Popular video sharing platforms such as TikTok, Snapchat and OnlyFans, need to provide clear rules on content, allow users to flag harmful videos, and restrict access to pornograph...

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Facebook asks judge to dismiss US lawsuit to force sale of Instagram, WhatsApp

Facebook Inc has again asked a judge to dismiss the US government’s revised antitrust case that seeks to force the social media giant to sell Instagram and WhatsApp.

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Russian regulator: Facebook could face hefty fine over banned content

Russian authorities have warned social media giant Facebook it faces a fine of up to 10% of its annual turnover in the country unless it deletes content Moscow deems illegal.

Platform Industry News: YouTube video streaming from Google

YouTube blocks all anti-vaccine content

YouTube will block all anti-vaccine content, moving beyond its ban on false information about the COVID vaccines to include content that contains misinformation about other approve...

Platform Industry: Google News

Google adds visual search features in shopping, video push

Google users can soon combine images and text in search queries, a feature that could help the Alphabet Inc unit expand its role in e-commerce and dominance in online video.

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Russia threatens to block YouTube, Kremlin urges ‘zero tolerance’

Russia has threatened to block YouTube and the Kremlin called for “zero tolerance” towards the video hosting giant after it removed Russian state-backed broadcaster RT&...

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Facebook puts Instagram Kids on hold amid criticism of planned app

Instagram has hit pause on a new app it is creating for kids, the photo-sharing service owned by Facebook Inc said on Monday, in a move that comes amid growing opposition for the p...

Platform Industry News: Twitter

Twitter rolls out bitcoin tipping, safety features in product push

Twitter will allow people to tip their favourite content creators with bitcoin and will launch a fund to pay some users who host audio chat rooms on its Spaces feature, the company...

Platform News: Search engine Google

Google says it offers more than $10 billion in consumer benefits in South Korea

Google has said its presence in South Korea equates to nearly 12 trillion won (approximately $10.16 billion) in economic benefits for its users, as the US tech giant faces increase...

Platform News: Facebook

Facebook removes dozens of vaccine misinformation ‘superspreaders’

Facebook has said it has removed over three dozen pages spreading misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines, after the White House called on social media firms to tighten controls on ...

Platform Industry News: YouTube video streaming from Google

YouTube says it does not allow Taliban-affiliated accounts

YouTube has said it has a long held policy of not allowing accounts believed to be operated by the Taliban on its site, as social media companies faced questions about how they wou...

Platform News: Social Media businesses

Taliban’s Afghanistan takeover presents a challenge for social media

The Taliban’s rapid takeover of Afghanistan poses a new challenge for big US tech companies on handling content created by a group considered to be terrorists by a number of ...

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