social media

US Senate Proposes Limits On Tech Giants’ Immunity

Latest effort by US lawmakers to limit legal protections of online giants over misinformation takes on greater urgency after deadly…

3 weeks ago

Government To Require Social Media ‘Impartiality’

Social media companies face large fines for failing to remove illegal or dangerous content, along with requirement to protect impartiality

3 months ago

Trump Threatens To Veto US Defence Bill Over Section 230 Protection

President Trump warns that unless Section 230 liability protection for social networking firms is removed, he will veto a major…

3 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

3 months ago

US Offers Reprieve In TikTok Legal Battle

US Commerce Department delays enforcement of TikTok US ban 'pending further legal developments' as China's ByteDance launches appeal

3 months ago

Facebook Blocks Political Group Recommendations Ahead Of Election

Facebook confirmed it is placing limits on algorithmic group recommendations ahead of this week's US elections as company cracks down…

4 months ago

Judge Rejects Government Appeal On US WeChat Ban

US judge rejects government appeal to reverse earlier decision allowing Chinese app WeChat to remain available in US app stores

4 months ago

The Customer of One: How Personalisation is the Key to Long Term Profitability

To maintain loyalty and brand advocacy, how has personalisation evolved? Highly focused data is, of course, needed to create personalised…

4 months ago

Twitter Changes Policy On Blocking ‘Hacked Materials’

Twitter will no longer block links to articles containing hacked materials, following criticism over treatment of controversial New York Post…

4 months ago

US Officials Call For Federal Oversight Of Social Media Firms

Twitter's self regulation not working says US report, citing its embarrassing hack in the summer that compromised high profile accounts

5 months ago

Twitter Adds Last-Minute Content Restrictions Ahead Of US Elections

Twitter bars premature post-eleection declarations of victory, slaps restrictions on misleading content posted by US politicians

5 months ago

Twitter To Expand Labelling Of State-Affiliated Accounts

Twitter to expand policy of labelling state-affiliated accounts to more countries, amidst controversy over political disinformation

5 months ago

Oracle Confirms TikTok ‘Technology Partner’ Deal

Oracle says TikTok parent ByteDance has chosen it to be the app's 'trusted technology partner' in the US, ahead of…

6 months ago

Reddit Co-Founder Quits In Racism Protest

Alexis Ohanian leaves Reddit's board of directors and says he will donate $1m to charity in move protesting hate speech…

9 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…

9 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…

9 months ago

Zuckerberg Urges Closer Regulation Of Social Media

Social media companies should be regulated as something between a newspaper and a telecommunications firm, Facebook chief tells conference

1 year ago

Government To Put Ofcom In Charge Of Regulating Internet Content

More powers on the way for British communications watchdog Ofcom, after Government decides Internet firms cannot regulate themselves

1 year ago

Twitter ‘Pauses’ Massive Account Cull After Outcry

User backlash prompts Twitter to announce pause in its plans to delete millions of inactive accounts

1 year ago

Programming Shortcuts ‘Lead To Security Risks’

New research highlights vulnerability risk of using potentially insecure code snippets posted on social media outlets such as Stack Overflow

1 year ago

Schools Heads Warn Of ‘Sadfishing’ Social Media Trend

Social media trend. Teenagers make exaggerated claims about emotional problems to generate online sympathy

1 year ago

Social Media Apps Pose Biggest Enterprise Threat – Survey

Gigamon survey finds biggest threat to enterprise security is not from hackers, but rather social media apps

1 year ago

Microsoft Teases Launch Of ‘Windows 1.0’

Users taken off-guard as Microsoft rolls out 1980s-era logos and imagery across its Windows social media accounts

2 years ago

Ad Industry Unites With Social Media Giants To Safeguard ‘Digital Safety’

Google, Facebook and Twitter work with major consumer brands and ad buying agencies on coordinated self-policing amidst calls for stricter…

2 years ago

Twitter Buys London Start-Up Fabula AI

Technology from the London-based start-up is to be used to track down misinformation and spam and 'improve the health of…

2 years ago

Facebook Sues App Developer Over Data Misuse

The company says it is cracking down on the way third parties handle users' personal information, amidst pressure for tighter…

2 years ago

Social Networking Does Not Hurt Teenagers – Study

More evidence that parental concern over tech and social networking is misplaced in Oxford University study

2 years ago

Government Publishes Social Media Regulation Plans

White paper calls for an independent regulator that would write a code of conduct covering illegal or dangerous content –…

2 years ago

Google Pulls Plug On Failed Google+ Social Network After Data Breach

Other products retired this spring include Inbox by Gmail, the Goo.gl URL shortener and older Pixel smartphones

2 years ago

MPs Call For Tax On Social Media Companies

Parliament group calls for regulations to tackle harmful social effects of 'Wild West' online environment, in the latest sign of…

2 years ago