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Didi App Nears Relaunch In China – Report

Didi Global is reportedly preparing to relaunch its ride-hailing and other apps in China by the end of the year,…

2 weeks ago

Yahoo Pulls Out Of China, Citing Challenging Restrictions

Western tech exodus continues. Yahoo becomes latest American tech firm to pull its services from China, amid new restrictive laws

4 weeks ago

Fortnite To Withdraw From China Amid Gaming Crackdown

Chinese version of Fortnite will be closed down on 15 November, after Beijing introduced tough new laws limiting online gaming

4 weeks ago

Apple Removes Quran App In China

Apple takes down popular Quran app in China after government request, as critics call company hypocritical for working with authoritarian…

1 month ago

Microsoft Shutters LinkedIn In China Over Increasing Censorship

LinkedIn, China's last major US-operated social network, is being closed down, due to Beijing's increasing censorship of the online world

2 months ago

Russian Watchdog Warns Facebook Of Hefty Fine

Facebook warned it faces fine of up to 10 percent of its annual turnover in Russia, for failing to remove…

2 months ago

YouTube To Block All Anti-Vaccine Content

Streaming platform will now block all anti-vaccine content, in a major expansion of its ban on misinformation on Coronavirus vaccines

2 months ago

Russia To Tax Foreign ‘Digital Services’

Plan published in Russia to impose taxes on foreign-owned digital services, as part of ongoing effort to bolster domestic tech…

3 months ago

Texas Law Bans Social Media ‘De-Platforming’

US state of Texas passes law that prohibits social media companies from removing users based on their views, following Donald…

3 months ago

Aussie Court Rules Publishers Liable For Comments On Facebook Pages

Court in Australia shifts responsibility for harmful online content found on the Facebook pages of local publishers or media companies

3 months ago

OnlyFans Suspends Decision To Ban Porn Content

U-turn for British tech platform OnlyFans, after it decides not to bow to pressure from banks over sexually explicit material

3 months ago

Twitter Hiring To Comply With New Indian Rules

Local fall guys? Twitter appoints interim chief compliance officer and seeks two other executives for troubled Indian office

5 months ago

Twitter Loses Protection Liability Over User Content In India

Tense standoff for Twitter in India continues, after government strips the platform of its user content liability protection

5 months ago

Russia Fines Facebook $235,000 Over ‘Illegal Content’

Russia penalises Facebook again for hosting 'illegal content', after social network highlights Russian disinformation campaign

6 months ago

Tech Groups File Lawsuit Against Florida Social Media Law

Court challenge by NetChoice and the Computer & Communications Industry Association against Florida social networking law

6 months ago

Twitter Concerned For Staff Safety, Alleges ‘Intimidation Tactics’ By Indian Police

Twitter concerned for the safety of its staff in India, after law enforcement visits local offices, which it says is…

6 months ago

Twitter Suspends Account Sharing Trump Posts

Shutdown again. An account has been suspended by Twitter for sharing the posts from Donald Trump's new communications mouthpiece

7 months ago

Trump Slams ‘Total Disgrace’ Of Continued Facebook Ban

Former US President Donald Trump lashes out at Facebook and other tech firms that have banned him from their respective…

7 months ago

Oversight Board Upholds Trump’s Facebook Suspension

Bad news for Donald. Facebook's 'Supreme Court' upholds suspension of Donald Trump account, but asks FB to review decision in…

7 months ago

Trump Launches ‘Communications’ Website

Banned from social media for instigating US Capitol riot, Trump launches 'straight from the desk' website to publish his content

7 months ago

Twitter Removes Critical Tweets Of Indian Government Covid Response

Indian government asks Twitter to remove tweets critical of official response, as the country battle terrible Coronavirus outbreak

7 months ago

Russia Extends Punitive Twitter Slowdown Into May

Russia extends punitive slowdown of Twitter services in country into next month as it tries to force social media company…

8 months ago

Russia Slows Twitter And Threatens Total Ban

Amid protests for Alexei Navalny, Russia said it will slow down Twitter for alleged failure to remove banned content, and…

9 months ago

Twitter Refuses Indian Request To Remove Accounts

Looming showdown. Indian government request for Twitter to remove 1,100 accounts and posts is refused by the micro-blogging platform

10 months ago

Facebook Oversight Board Overrules Zuckerberg In Four Cases

Social network's 'supreme court' overturns four out of five Facebook decisions to remove questionable content from its platform

10 months ago

Turkey Hits Twitter With Ad Ban Under New Law

Controversial law in Turkey governing social media firms, sees Ankara imposing advertising bans on Twitter, Periscope and Pinterest

10 months ago

Apple’s Tim Cook Defends Parler Suspension

Amid criticism of big tech 'censorship' of free speech, Tim Cook defends decision to suspend far right Parler app from…

10 months ago

Apple Deletes 39,000 Games From Chinese App Store

Mass purge of unlicensed gaming apps on Apple's Chinese app store, ahead of local law requiring publishers to obtain licence

11 months ago

China Bans 105 Apps, Including TripAdvisor From US

Tech clampdown sees Beijing banning 105 apps, as it seeks to remove pornography, prostitution, gambling and violent content

12 months ago

Russia Readies Law So Moscow Can Block Social Networking Giants

No love for Twitter. Russia's parliament has prepared draft legislation that will allow Moscow to ban US social networking giants

1 year ago