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Bolsonaro supporters blocked out of Twitter, Facebook after court rule

Brazil’s Supreme Court ordered them blocked as part of a probe into an alleged disinformation campaign by the president’s allies

25 Jul 2020 11:21 AM

Debunking rumours of profiteering off the pandemic, Bill Gates wants to get the truth out

Fabricated news articles crafted by conspiracy theorists targeting Gates have gained traction online with hundreds of thousands of believers

24 Jul 2020 5:22 PM

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube could be forced to toe Turkey government line

An official said a draft legislation would make social media companies accountable in Turkey legally and for tax purposes.

21 Jul 2020 6:40 PM

Zuckerberg rubbishes making deal to go soft on Trump

Facebook’s CEO was reacting to stories in leading US media that raised questions about possible special treatment to Trump.

20 Jul 2020 10:32 PM

Antitrust regulator to question Zuckerberg on Facebook for unfair practices, says report

The Federal Trade Commission has been conducting a yearlong probe into whether the social network has abused its dominance in the market.

18 Jul 2020 4:45 PM

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Google looks to pick up USD 4 billion stake in Jio, says report

The Bloomberg report came a day after Google’s chief executive Sunder Pichai said it would invest USD 10 billion in India.

14 Jul 2020 8:09 PM

Google, Microsoft, Facebook join lawsuit against US visa rule forcing international students out

An Immigration and Customs Enforcement rule bars international students from staying in the country if their classes have gone fully online.

14 Jul 2020 4:38 PM

US hits back at France with tariffs on cosmetics, handbags for taxing Big Tech

The office of US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said France’s digital services tax unfairly targets US digital technology companies.

11 Jul 2020 7:21 PM

Facebook software that allows you to login to Spotify, Tinder, Pinterest blamed for apps crashing

The crashes Friday happened even if users were not logged in to the apps using Facebook.

11 Jul 2020 6:17 PM

Quackery not allowed: Posts claiming to change gays' sexual orientation banned from Facebook

The move is an extension of an existing ban on ads that promote conversion therapy, which medical experts consider ineffective and harmful.

11 Jul 2020 4:13 PM

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Future of communications infra should be founded on Western Ideals of private property, Pompeo says

Decrying Chinese spying, the US Secretary of State praised Google, Facebook and Twitter for not sharing user data with Hong Kong government

09 Jul 2020 4:50 PM

Facebook looking to score points for just optics, no action taken on hate speech: Ad boycott organisers

They said at a virtual meeting with Zuckerberg they "didn’t hear anything...to convince us that Zuckerberg and colleagues are taking action"

08 Jul 2020 8:17 PM

Biased algorithms, content moderation, ad policy, voter suppression among Facebook's civil rights issues

A civil rights audit being conducted over the past two years says not fact-checking Trump's lies among setbacks to progress.

08 Jul 2020 5:59 PM

Won't entertain Hong Kong user data requests, say Microsoft, Zoom joining Twitter, Facebook, Google

Police have stepped up requests on user data to pick up dissidents in the wake of the national security law being enforced.

08 Jul 2020 4:10 PM

Donald Trump is way ahead of Joe Biden if this were a social media election

Trump’s ‘steady retweets of everyday users helps fans feel connected to him’ while Biden remains traditional and ‘promotes values’.

04 Jul 2020 5:02 PM

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Black lives don’t matter at Facebook, only on their posters, staffer files discrimination complaint

This isn’t the first criticism a Black employee has levelled at Facebook.

03 Jul 2020 6:22 PM

With over 130,000 deaths in US, Facebook will advise use of face masks, despite opposition by many

The social network said it would include alerts at the top of feeds on Facebook and Instagram, starting in the United States.

03 Jul 2020 5:55 PM

Black Facebook employee files racial discrimination complaint

Facebook said in a statement it takes discrimination allegations seriously and investigates every case

03 Jul 2020 10:03 AM

Zoom came into the limelight during lockdown, accelerated security fixes forced by zoombombing

When faced with a wave of lawsuits, the company said they would fix the service's weaknesses in 90 days. Now time's up and Zoom takes a bow.

01 Jul 2020 9:44 PM

Starbucks battles racial discrimination complaints, but pauses social media ads over hate speech inaction

The company said it would continue using social media to communicate with its clients and employees.

29 Jun 2020 6:12 PM

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