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WhatsApp will stop working on thousands of phones next week
WhatsApp, the most popular messaging app in the world, is about to stop working on thousands of phones.
‘Big Tech can & WILL censor everyone’: YouTube temporarily deletes prominent leftist news channel Novara Media, triggering outcry
YouTube wiped Novara Media – a left-wing news and commentary channel – from its platform, before reversing the move shortly after right and left media call YouTube to restore the channel. Conservatives, already used to Big Tech’s censors...
Inside the World of Buy Nothing, Where Dryer Lint Is a Hot Commodity
From medical supplies to half-eaten birthday cakes, Buy Nothing is fostering a quirky sense of community that is mostly fun and occasionally irritating.
Didn't Give Information To China's Government: TikTok Tells US Lawmakers
Republican former President Donald Trump had sought to bar TikTok from U.S. app stores, saying it collected data from American users that could be obtained by China's government and posed a threat to U.S. national security.
Facebook cannot moderate itself - its problems have only just begun
Whistleblower testimony about the company’s continuing failure to address problems is pushing legislators to act, says technology writer Chris Stokel-Walker
SPAC linked to Trump social media venture edges lower as short seller targets
Shares of the blank-check acquisition company that plans to publicly list former U.S. President Donald Trump's new social media venture fell on Monday after an eye-watering rally last week, as a short-seller said it was betting against t...
Apple previously threatened to remove Facebook and Instagram from app store over Mideast maid abuse. If done it could solve one of the world’s problem.
Facebook's crackdown seems to have had a limited effect
Wall Street Cruises to Record Highs for S&P 500, Nasdaq as Tesla Has Bumper Quarter
US stocks closed mostly high for a seventh day in a row on Thursday, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite index cruising to a record high, after electric carmaker Tesla reported bumper profits for the third quarter.
Facebook Papers: Company takes heat from lawmakers over leaked docs
Facebook Papers leak leads to harsh criticism of tech giant
Facebook Will Fuel Further Unrest, Whistleblower Says
Frances Haugen, a former product manager on Facebook's civic misinformation team who has turned whistleblower, appeared before a parliamentary select committee in Britain that is examining plans to regulate social media companies.
Sudan’s military fires ‘live bullets’ at protesters backing civilian govt, information ministry says, after forces stage coup
Tens of thousands have taken to streets in Sudan's capital Khartoum and the city of Omdurman, after troops arrested the prime minister in a coup. The Ministry of Information claims troops have fired on pro-government protesters.
Facebook Takes Down Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro Video Over False Vaccine Claims
"Our policies don't allow claims that COVID-19 vaccines kill or seriously harm people," a Facebook spokesperson said on Monday.
‘Is Facebook evil?’ Big Tech whistleblower goes for high drama in anonymity-bashing UK testimony
Facebook is inherently "biased toward bad actors," whistleblower Frances Haugen warned the UK Parliament, blaming the platform for stoking unrest in various parts of the world and suggesting tighter outside control as solution.
Frances Haugen says Facebook is 'making hate worse'
Whistleblower Frances Haugen has told MPs Facebook is "unquestionably making hate worse", as they consider what new rules to impose on big social networks.
Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen calls for urgent external regulation
Ex-employee tells UK MPs Mark Zuckerberg ‘has unilateral control over 3bn people’ due to his position
Facebook revelations: what is in cache of internal documents?
Roundup of what we have learned after release of papers and whistleblower’s testimony to MPs
'I found my dad after 58 years through Facebook'
A woman has found her biological father after help from a community Facebook group.
Facebook under fresh pressure as whistleblower prepares to give evidence to MPs
The company has been plunged into a crisis since Frances Haugen released thousands of pages of internal research documents secretly copied before leaving her job in the firm's civic integrity unit.
Twitter says Online Safety Bill needs more clarity
Government plans for social media regulation need "far more clarity", a Twitter boss has told the BBC.
Facebook agrees to pay French media publishers over copyright
The social media giant reached an agreement with some French dailies just weeks after signing an agreement with newspapers Le Monde and Le Figaro.
New Facebook whistleblower claims execs downplayed Russian interference, hate speech: report
The claims purportedly corroborated many recent allegations by Frances Haugen, another former Facebook employee
What is Donald Trump’s social media platform TRUTH Social?
Is Donald Trump’s big comeback about sincerity and TRUTH? Here’s everything you need to know about this new social media platform.
From Election Misinformation To Harming Children, Leaks Inundate Facebook
Facebook's tenacious efforts to fend off critics is not likely to appease elected officials openly calling for action against the tech giant.
Eswatini protests: Nurses refuse to treat police after colleagues shot
The health workers say security forces injured 30 colleagues when they opened fire at a protest.
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