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Blow to Facebook as Brazil suspends WhatsApp digital payments just a week after launch

Brazil’s central bank said the payments platform was anti-competitive and there were concerns over data privacy.

24 Jun 2020 6:06 PM

Google ad revenues down, the duopoly it enjoyed with Facebook now a ‘triopoly’ including Amazon

A big part of the decline will come from “search advertising,” or paid messages deployed by Google when a user enters a search query.

22 Jun 2020 9:03 PM

Use of Nazi symbol touches a nerve with Zuckerberg, but he's fine with ads peddling lies

Trump campaign ad removed for featuring Nazi-era symbol used to denote political prisoners in concentration camps alongside millions of Jews

19 Jun 2020 5:51 PM

Facebook removes Trump ads with symbols once used by Nazis

The company said in a statement that it does not permit symbols of hateful ideology 'unless they’re put up with context or condemnation'

19 Jun 2020 9:20 AM

This US bill threatens to arm twist Twitter, Facebook into not moderating extreme content

The bill comes weeks after President Donald Trump accused social platforms of suppressing conservative political voices.

18 Jun 2020 8:20 PM

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France says it will go ahead with taxing Big Tech if US plays hooky on negotiations

In January, 137 countries, including India, agreed to negotiate tax on tech firms but since tech gains during lockdown, US has backtracked.

18 Jun 2020 6:57 PM

This time, we'll block foreign state ads on US election, says Facebook

Social media giant however puts onus on users to decide whether they want to see other political ads or not.

17 Jun 2020 6:27 PM

This time, we'll block foreign state ads on US election, says Facebook

Social media giant however puts onus on users to decide whether they want to see other political ads or not.

17 Jun 2020 6:27 PM

Soon expected to launch in India, WhatsApp payments become available in Brazil

Stalled by regulatory hurdles, plans are afoot to integrate WhatsApp services with JioMart to take on rivals Paytm, PhonePe and Google Pay.

16 Jun 2020 5:11 PM

We won't pay for profiting off your content, Facebook, like Google, tells Australian media

Can’t expect two tech companies to solve Australian media’s problems, says Facebook, dismissing its role in creating some of those problems.

15 Jun 2020 8:24 PM

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Get Google, Facebook to crackdown on fake news, but keep press freedom intact, media tells EU

Among measures urged is a “meaningful” sanctions regime so co-signatories of the 'Code of Good Practice' have an incentive to act.

15 Jun 2020 7:24 PM

Tech This Week | Now is the time for misinformation reform

Because of liberal laws based on principles of free speech on most dominant online platforms, misinformation is often allowed to stay up.

13 Jun 2020 7:31 PM

What are you doing about fake news, EU asks Google, Facebook, wants monthly reports

Open up and offer more evidence that measures taken are working well, European Commission Vice President Vera Jourova says.

10 Jun 2020 7:39 PM

Facebook users flood Assam Chief Minister Sonowal’s page with ‘Comrade’, ‘Lal Salam’ greetings

Social media users were reacting against a case of sedition and terrorist activities filed against activist Akhil Gogoi for using the terms.

08 Jun 2020 5:51 PM

Twitter, Facebook disable Trump's video tribute to Floyd over copyright complaint

The clip, which shows photos and videos of protest marches in the aftermath of the death of Floyd, has Trump speaking in the background

06 Jun 2020 9:09 AM

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Abu Dhabi's Mubadala to buy 1.85% stake in Jio Platforms

The interest in Jio Platforms highlights its potential to become the dominant player in India’s digital economy

05 Jun 2020 9:17 AM

Won't promote those who support racism, violence, injustice: Snapchat takes Trump off recommendations

It could hit the President’s election campaign among Gen Z on the platform where within eight months he had gained 1.5 million subscribers.

04 Jun 2020 5:00 PM

Trump administration says won't let India, others tax US tech firms like Google

The US Trade Representative office has announced investigations into nations, including India, with digital services tax.

03 Jun 2020 10:40 PM

Pushing for WhatsApp digital payments, Facebook picks up stake in Indonesia’s Gojek after Jio

We can help bring millions of small businesses and their customers into the largest digital economy in Southeast Asia, WhatsApp's COO said.

03 Jun 2020 9:21 PM

Facebook works Jaadhu on Jio for Rs 43,574 crore

Facebook incorporates new company to acquire 9.9 per cent stake in Jio.

03 Jun 2020 7:16 PM

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