The announcement seemingly ends the most recent standoff between the Russian government and the platform that has played a role in amplifying dissent in Russia.
By Vaishnavee Sharma
In the midst of a brutal second wave and a shortage of crucial life saving supplies, India’s COVID-19 patients and their loved ones are turning to social media to save lives. As India set a grim …
While uploading the suspension, the board faulted Facebook for the way it made the decision.
By Hari Sreenivasan, Marita Tevzadze, Ana Jegnaradze, Sam Weber
When COVID-19 hit the nation of Georgia last year, its residents turned to an unlikely source: two Georgian doctors who had immigrated to the U.S. and had been battling the pandemic for months. Dr. Nana Gegetchkori in New York City…
Democratic lawmakers have signaled that they wanted to address the structural issues embedded in these platforms that can boost misinformation and become hubs for extremism.
By Daria Litvinova, Associated Press
A court in Moscow has fined Twitter 8.9 million rubles — about $117,000 — for not taking down calls encouraging minors to take part in unauthorized rallies. The ruling Friday is the latest development against the social media giant that…
By William Brangham
Three top executives from big tech are back in the hot seat on Capitol Hill as lawmakers look to find solutions for misinformation, disinformation and how it spreads. But this time, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Sundar Pichai of Alphabet, and…
By Associated Press
Over the group’s almost four-year existence, a few dozen members became vocal with posts that shifted toward pro-Donald Trump memes and harsh criticism of anyone perceived to support so-called “demoncrats,” Black Lives Matter or coronavirus safety measures.
By Associated Press
The agency warned that if Twitter refuses to abide by Russian law, it could be blocked entirely, but it voiced hope the platform would “take a constructive stance” and comply with removing the banned content.
By Tali Arbel, Associated Press
News companies want Google and Facebook to pay for the news are on their platforms. Governments in Europe and Australia are increasingly sympathetic to this point of view.
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