Facebook Lifts News Ban On Australian UsersAustralia’s government announced on Tuesday that Facebook has agreed to lift its ban on Australians sharing news after a deal was struck on legislation that would make digital giants pay for journalism.
Google Makes Publisher Deals With Australia But Facebook BalksGoogle struck a deal with the government of Australia to pay for journalism this week while Facebook began restricting news sharing on its site as Australian lawmakers moved forward to make digital giants pay for their use of news stories.
Zuckerberg, 24 Others Help Start $100M 'California Black Freedom Fund'More than two dozen philanthropic organizations and corporations on Thursday launched the California Black Freedom Fund, a $100 million, five-year initiative that they say will provide resources to Black-led organizations in the state that are seeking to eradicate systemic racism.
Facebook, Google Sued by West Virginia Newspaper PublisherA West Virginia newspaper publisher has filed an antitrust suit against Google and Facebook, which together receive roughly half of all digital ad dollars in the U.S. and are facing antitrust charges from federal and state authorities.
Apple CEO Calls Out Rival Tech Companies Ahead of Privacy UpdateApple CEO Tim Cook criticized social media companies Thursday, accusing them of prioritizing user attention and data collection at the cost of allowing and even rewarding dangerous conspiracies, extremism and polarization.
In First Ruling, Oversight Panel Overturns 4 Facebook Post TakedownsIn its first rulings, Facebook's quasi-independent oversight board on Thursday overturned four out of five of the social network’s takedowns of questionable content.
Facebook Oversight Board To Decide If Former President Donald Trump Should Be Permanently BannedDonald Trump's future on Facebook and Instagram is now up in the air.
Pro-Trump Demonstration At Twitter Headquarters Appears To Be A BustA demonstration by supporters of President Donald Trump to protest his ban from the Twitter social media platform outside the company's San Francisco headquarters appeared to be a bust Monday morning.
Conservative Platform Parler Goes Offline; Booted By Amazon, Apple And GoogleSilicon Valley tech giants have continued to take action following the storming of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump last week as Parler, the alternative social media platform favored by conservatives, found itself virtually homeless on the internet as Amazon, Apple and Google have all booted it from their platforms.
UPDATE: Twitter Unlocks Trump Account; Facebook, Instagram Account Lockouts ExtendedWhile President Donald Trump regained access to his Twitter account Thursday, Facebook said it was extending a block of his Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely.
San Francisco Supes Vote 10-1 To Condemn SF General Name ChangeSan Francisco's Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted 10-1 to pass a resolution condemning the naming of San Francisco General Hospital after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Feds Order Facebook, Twitter, Other Social Media To Provide Info On Personal Data CollectionFederal regulators ordered Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, TikTok’s parent and other social media companies to provide detailed information on how they collect and use consumers’ personal data.
Apple to Identify What Personal Info Being Collected By AppsTo better inform its customers, Apple is identifying what kinds of personal information apps are collecting in its app stores for iPhones and other products.
California Joins Lawsuit Against Facebook For Predatory, Monopolistic BehaviorCalifornia Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Wednesday announced that the state has joined a lawsuit against Facebook for allegedly violating federal antitrust laws by purchasing emerging competitors to maintain a monopoly.
Trump Administration Accuses Facebook Of Discriminating Against US Workers, Favoring Those With H-1B VisasThe Trump administration is accusing Facebook in a lawsuit of discriminating against U.S. workers in favor of foreigners with special visas to fill more than 2,600 high-paying jobs.