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Twitter to ban political ads from 22 November

Twitter said Wednesday it would stop accepting political advertising globally on its platform, responding to growing concerns over misinformation from politicians on social media.Chief executive Jack ...

Twitter to ban political ads from 22 November

Facebook hides 'likes' in trial to ‘ease anxiety’

Facebook has begun hiding the number of "likes" for posts in Australia, it said Friday, a trial designed to ease social pressure that could be rolled out worldwide.Account holders across the country ...

Facebook hides 'likes' in trial to ‘ease anxiety’

Tech giants vow to cut extremist content

Social media companies led by Facebook said Monday they were ramping up an industry body that aims to weed out extremist content, seeking to put procedures in place globally on how to handle ...

Tech giants vow to cut extremist content

US plans for fake social media run afoul of Facebook rules

Facebook said Tuesday that the US Department of Homeland Security would be violating the company's rules if agents create fake profiles to monitor the social media of foreigners seeking to enter the ...

US plans for fake social media run afoul of Facebook rules

China's social media campaign: Banned at home but thriving abroad

More than 78 million Facebook users follow the page of the state-run China Daily, where they are served a diet of largely positive -- and government-approved -- stories about the authoritarian ...

China's social media campaign: Banned at home but thriving abroad

The Great Hack reveals weaponisation of social media

The digital traces of our lives -- on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat -- are being mined into a trillion-dollar-a-year industry and there is no way out.We are now the commodity for ...

The Great Hack reveals weaponisation of social media

Facebook unveils new cryptocurrency ‘Libra’

Facebook unveiled plans Tuesday for a new global cryptocurrency called Libra, pledging to deliver a stable virtual money that lives on smartphones and could bring over a billion ...

Facebook unveils new cryptocurrency ‘Libra’

Apps, social media fuel 'booming' online prostitution: Study

Apps like Facebook and Tinder are fuelling the "soaring industry" of online prostitution and sexual exploitation, according to a worldwide study published by a French anti-prostitution group on ...

Apps, social media fuel 'booming' online prostitution: Study

WhatsApp hacked, human rights activists targeted

WhatsApp said on Tuesday a security breach on its messaging app had signs of coming from a government using surveillance technology developed by a private company and may have targeted human rights ...

WhatsApp hacked, human rights activists targeted

Flood of languages leaves Facebook struggling to monitor content

Facebook Inc’s struggles with hate speech and other types of problematic content are being hampered by the company’s inability to keep up with a flood of new languages as mobile phones ...

Flood of languages leaves Facebook struggling to monitor content
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