social networking

Tech Firms Urged By Ofcom To Do More To Protect Women Online

UK regulator says women are heavier users than men of most social media platforms, and urges tech firms to keep…

1 month ago

US Supreme Court Blocks Controversial Texas Social Media Law

Content moderation victory? Tech industry celebrates as US Supreme Court blocks controversial Texas social media law from taking effect

1 month ago

Texas Social Media Law Restored By US Appeals Court

Social networking firms can be sued by Texas officials or local residents over moderation decisions, after Appeals Court restores local…

2 months ago

Elon Musk To Reverse ‘Stupid’ Twitter Ban Of Donald Trump

Former President Donald Trump could be returning to Twitter, after Elon Musk says he would reverse 'morally wrong' Twitter ban

2 months 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…

6 months ago

Online Safety Bill Changes Urged By MPs

Changes required. Major changes are being urged by joint committee of MPs to the draft of the UK's online safety…

7 months 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

7 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…

9 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…

9 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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

1 year ago

YouTube CEO Outlines Criteria To Restore Donald Trump Account

Way back for Trump on social media? YouTube CEO says threats of violence must fall before Donald Trump account reinstatement

1 year ago

Facebook Oversight Board Confirms Appeal Over Trump Ban

Unnamed 'user' files appeal with Facebook's Supreme Court (the Oversight Board) against the 'indefinite' ban on Donald Trump

1 year 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

1 year ago

WhatsApp Will Share Data With Facebook, Despite User Wishes

What is the point of end-to-end encryption? Facebook to access people's WhatsApp data, whether they like it or not, from…

1 year ago

Twitter, Facebook Block Donald Trump After Four Die In Capitol Siege

President Trump suspended from both Twitter and Facebook for posts to 'supporters', after mob storm US Capitol building and people…

1 year ago

Trump Vetoes $740bn Defense Bill Over Section 230

US President follows through on threat and vetoes major US defence bill over Section 230 protection for social networking firms

2 years 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…

2 years 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

2 years ago

Testy Grilling Of Tech CEOs Dominates Senate Hearing

Senate panel probing of tech CEOs highlights party differences, with grandstanding politicians deemed 'petty' by some observers

2 years 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

2 years 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'

2 years 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 years 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 years 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 years ago

Google Kills Off Experimental Social Network Shoelace

Search engine giant axes yet another social network only available in New York, to help people find group activities for…

2 years ago

Coronavirus: Facebook Bans Events That Violate Social Distancing Rules

Social networking giant Facebook begins removing listings for anti-quarantine protests in California, New Jersey, and Nebraska

2 years 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

2 years ago

Schools Heads Warn Of ‘Sadfishing’ Social Media Trend

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

3 years ago