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By Associated Press
The White House dropped Trump-era executive orders that attempted to ban the popular apps TikTok and WeChat and will conduct its own review aimed at identifying national security risks with software applications tied to China.
Facebook says it will suspend former President Donald Trump’s accounts for two years following its finding that he stoked violence ahead of the deadly Jan.6 insurrection.
By Howard Fendrich, Associated Press
Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open on Monday and wrote on Twitter that she would be taking a break from competition, a dramatic turn of events for a four-time Grand Slam champion who said she has “suffered long bouts…
By Daria Litvinova, Associated Press
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…
By Joshua Barajas
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.
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…
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