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Twitter, Facebook Delete Trump Posts About Children And Coronavirus

Social networking giants temporarily restrict the Facebook and Twitter accounts of President Trump over harmful virus claims

4 days ago

Twitter Hits Wiley With Permanent Ban For Anti-Semitic Remarks

Tweets by Grime musician prompted Twitter boycott, but Wiley also had Facebook and Instagram accounts deleted for 'repeated violations' of…

2 weeks ago

Twitter Faces Celebrity Boycott Over Anti-Semitism

Following slow response to anti-Semitic tweets from grime musician Wiley, dozens of celebrities stage 48-hour boycott of platform

2 weeks ago

Facebook Begins Labelling Trump Posts, But Doesn’t Fact-Check Them

Social networking giant begins placing labels on political posts by US President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden

3 weeks ago

Twitter Suspends Accounts Tweeting QAnon Conspiracy Content

Content and accounts associated with far right conspiracy group QAnon are being permanently suspended by Twitter this week

3 weeks ago

Top EU Court Strikes Down EU-US Privacy Shield Data Deal

Data sharing deal between the United States and Europe has been struck down by the European Court of Justice, with…

4 weeks ago

Republicans Accuse Twitter Of Anti-Conservative Bias

Two Republican Congressmen in the US write letter to CEO Jack Dorsey over 'Twitter's discrimination against conservative voices'

1 month ago

Facebook Criticised By Own Audit For ‘Setback’ Of Civil Rights

Two-year-long audit commissioned by the social network, slates Mark Zuckerberg's firm for 'serious setbacks for civil rights'

1 month ago

Facebook Boycott Organisers Disappointed With Zuckerberg Meeting

No concessions. Organisers of the advertising boycott of Facebook left disappointed after meeting CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other executives

1 month ago

Tech Firms Withhold Data Sharing With Hong Kong

Tech giants pledge pause data sharing with authorities in Hong Kong, after China imposed draconian security law for the territory

1 month ago

Twitter Removes Trump Tweet After Copyright Complaint

Twitter continues to challenge tweets from US President Donald Trump, with takedown of tweet due to image copyright complaint

1 month ago

Twitter Places Warning On Another Trump Tweet

Platform continues clampdown on certain tweets from US President Donald Trump, with new warning on his Tuesday tweet about protesters…

2 months ago

Facebook Removes Trump Ad, Cites ‘Organised Hate’ Policy

Symbol used by the Nazis to identify political prisoners used in adverts for the re-election campaign of US President Donald…

2 months ago

US Justice Department To Propose Ending Tech Firm Protection

Trump's revenge. Officials at the US DoJ ready legislation to remove Section 230 protections from big name tech firms including…

2 months ago

Facebook Tightens Political Advertising Rules Ahead Of US Election

Rule change for political ads to make clear who paid for it, as social networking giant seeks to tighten rules…

2 months ago

Twitter Clamps Down On 170,000 Pro-China Accounts

Tens of thousands of Twitter accounts operated on behalf of the Chinese Communist Party have been removed for spreading misinformation

2 months ago

Zoom Briefly Suspends Accounts Of Chinese Activists

Zoom meeting of US-based Chinese activist group to commemorate Tiananmen Square massacre results in brief account suspension

2 months ago

Tech Firms Pledge Child Abuse Disclosures To Blunt Anti-Encryption Drive

Strategic move? Google, Facebook, Microsoft pledge to improve and standardise annual disclosures around online child exploitation

2 months ago

Twitter Tests ‘Read Before You Retweet’ To Halt Misinformation

'We really want to read the information, before you retweet it' says Twitter, as it seeks to drive 'informed discussions'

2 months ago

Pressure On Zuckerberg Grows, As Facebook Old Guard Join Protest

Employees from the early days of Facebook denounce Mark Zuckerberg over his decision not to act against posts by US…

2 months ago

Trump Targets Twitter With Executive Order

Escalating row between Twitter and the White House sees tech firm call out US President over a new tweet for…

2 months ago

Trump Ready To Sign Executive Order For Social Media Firms

US President ready to follow up on threat to 'close down' social networking firms after Twitter places fact warning label…

2 months ago

France Requires Social Media Firms To Remove Content Within One Hour

That could difficult. French parliament passes a law that requires social media companies to delete certain content within an hour

3 months ago

Facebook Names Members Of Oversight Board

Facebook names members of its content oversight board that can overrule Mark Zuckerberg over objectionable content on the platform

3 months ago

Twitter To Warn Users About Their ‘Harmful’ Tweets

Toxic Twitter. Microblogging service tests sending users a prompt, warning them when their tweet reply uses “harmful language”

3 months ago

Facebook Tracking Lawsuit Renewed By US Appeals Court

Federal Appeals Court has approved proposed class action by Facebook users over alleged tracking of their internet activity, even after…

4 months ago

Coronavirus: AI Takes Over Social Network Moderation As Staff Sent Home

Social networks are turning to AI and automated tools to police social networking posts, as staff are sent home due…

5 months ago

Facial Recognition Firm Clearview AI Hacked

Privacy compromise. American company that has a database of more than three billion photographs of people has been hacked

5 months ago

US Questions Tech Firm Liability Exemption For User Posts

Does Facebook and Google still need immunity from legal liability for user post? US Attorney General doesn't seem to think…

6 months ago

European Commission Unveils Strategy For Digital Future

Europe launches ambitious digital strategy as it seeks to create single European market for data in an effort to combat…

6 months ago