social media

Roblox To Rebuild China App After Pulling Plug

Roblox says it will construct new version of China version of platform after removing it from app stores as it…

1 week ago

Trump’s ‘Truth Social’ App To Launch Next Month

App store listing reveals Donald Trump is to launch his 'Truth' social media app in February, after his Twitter, Facebook…

1 week ago

TikTok Beats Google To Top US Traffic Spot

Social media app TikTok for first time replaces Google as site with most US visitors in 2021, as pandemic pushes…

3 weeks ago

Lawmakers Say Instagram’s Promises ‘Won’t Cut It’

US Senators say laws are needed to protect young people online, rejecting proposal by Instagram head Adam Mosseri of industry…

1 month ago

Meta Releases Horizon Worlds Amidst VR Push

Meta's social world-building flagship game Horizon Worlds comes out of invite-only beta as company formerly known as Facebook pushes into…

1 month ago

US Senators Propose Data Transparency Bill For Social Media

Bipartisan bill to require social networking firms such as Meta (Facebook) have to provide researchers with access to its data

1 month ago

Facebook Tests Giving Users More Control Over News Feed

Facebook tests giving users more control over News Feed amidst political pressure, after whistleblower says algorithmic ranking 'amplifies divisive content'

2 months ago

Instagram Re-Introduces Twitter Card Previews

Instagram re-introduces image previews on Twitter, nine years after pulling plug on feature shortly after being acquired by Facebook

2 months ago

WeChat Fixes Content ‘Glitch’ Amidst Regulatory Pressure

Tencent fixes 'loophole' that allowed Bing and Google to temporarily display WeChat results, as China regulators seek to open up…

3 months ago

Twitter Finds Algorithms Give More Prominence To Political Right

Twitter finds its own news-feed algorithms give more amplification to mainstream political right than left, as social media firms face…

3 months ago

Donald Trump To Launch ‘TRUTH Social’ Media Platform

Third time the charm? After indefinite ban on Twitter, and closure of short-lived website, Donald Trump is to launch a…

3 months ago

Waze Pushes Crowdsourcing For Petrol Pump Data

Google-owned navigation app Waze prompts users to provide data on petrol availability, as retailers argue social media fuels panic buying

4 months ago

Instagram Kids Development Halted After Backlash

Facebook's Instagram confirms development pause of new app for kids, after report of the harmful effect it has on teenage…

4 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…

4 months ago

Twitter Introduces Labels For ‘Good’ Bots

Twitter to allow accounts to add label indicating if they are automated, in effort to give users more context –…

4 months ago

Weibo Removes Celebrity List Amidst China Social Media Crackdown

China's Twitter-like service Sina Weibo removes celebrity-ranking list following state criticism, as country's tech crackdown continues

5 months ago

Twitter Offers ‘Bug Bounty’ Contest For AI Biases

Twitter offers 'bug bounty' contest with cash prizes of up to £2,500 to help locate biases in image-cropping algorithm amidst…

6 months ago

Rick Astley Video Rolls Up 1 Billion Views On YouTube

Rick Astley's 1987 single 'Never Gonna Give You Up' rolls up more than 1 billion views on YouTube as popularity…

6 months ago

US Targets YouTube, Facebook In Covid Misinformation Push

US presidential administration targeting YouTube as well as Facebook and other social media companies over Covid-19 vaccine misinformation as cases…

6 months ago

TikTok To Automatically Delete Some Content

TikTok trials automatic deletion of some content, as social media companies face pressure to stem misinformation and illegal material

6 months ago

Trump Supporting Social Media App Hacked

Arrival of Gettr social networking app, from former senior advisor to Donald Trump, is impacted by hack on its 4th…

7 months ago

Facebook Bans Trump For Two Years

Facebook is to review its ban Donald Trump after two years due to Oversight Board criticism, as company revises its…

7 months ago

‘Twitter Blue’ Subscription Service Appears On App Stores

'Twitter Blue' subscription service expected to offer features such as 'Undo' button for tweets, 'Reader Mode' and 'collections' of bookmarks

8 months ago

Florida To Prevent Tech Firms ‘Deplatforming’ Political Figures

After Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook ban Donald Trump, Florida governor signs bill to prevent political candidates being removed from social…

8 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…

10 months ago

Tech Chiefs Face Latest Grilling By Congress

Jack Dorsey, Sundar Pichai and Mark Zuckerberg appear before Congress for fourth time this year amidst lawmaker fury over January…

10 months ago

Salesforce’s LinkedIn Account Hijacked With Black Lives Matter Post

CRM giant Salesforce confirms its LinkedIn social media account have been compromised, following unauthorised BLM post last week

11 months ago

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…

11 months 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

1 year 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…

1 year ago