Twitter, Facebook CEOs Defend Actions On Election Disinformation Before Senate Judiciary CommitteeThe CEOs of Facebook and Twitter are being summoned before Congress to defend their handling of disinformation in the 2020 presidential election, even as lawmakers questioning them are deeply divided over the election’s integrity and results.
Mark Zuckerberg: Steve Bannon's Beheading Comments Aren't Enough To Ban Him From FacebookFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told staff at a company meeting on Thursday that Steve Bannon suggesting that Dr. Anthony Fauci and FBI Director Christopher Wray should be beheaded was not enough of a violation of Facebook's rules to permanently suspend him.
Instagram Unveils Biggest Changes To Home Screen In 10 YearsThe company owned by Menlo Park-based Facebook unveiled the first major change to its app's home screen in 10 years.
California Voters Approve Prop 24 Expansion Of Data Privacy LawIn the state that is home to Silicon Valley and serves as the headquarters for Google, Facebook and other tech titans, voters strengthened data privacy protections by approving a ballot measure that supporters tout as a model for other states.
'We Are Really At A Crisis Point For Our Democracy, Economy': Sally Hubbard On Big Tech Corporations & Book 'Monopolies Suck'Big corporations like Facebook, Amazon and Apple dominate our lives, but do they have our best intentions in mind? Sally Hubbard explains why monopolies are ruining our democracy and economy.
Facebook, Twitter Flag President Trump's False Claims Of Winning ElectionTwitter and Facebook flagged pronouncements by President Trump early Wednesday morning that falsely claimed a victory in the presidential election and that opponents were stealing the election.
Bay Area Social Media Giants On Hot Seat; Google, Twitter And Facebook CEOs Grilled During Senate HearingWith next week’s election looming, the CEOs of San Francisco Bay Area social media giants -- Twitter, Facebook and Google -- found themselves on a hot seat as they appeared remotely before a Senate hearing questioning their policies policing political speech and misinformation on their platforms.
Twitter, Google, Facebook CEOs To Face Grilling From Republican SenatorsLess than a week before Election Day, the CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google are set to be grilled by Republican senators making unfounded allegations that the tech giants show anti-conservative bias. Democrats want to expand the discussion to include issues such as the companies’ impact on local news.
Livermore Man Gets 1-Year-Sentence For Online Threats Against Ohio State Football Coach, PlayersAn East Bay man who threatened to harm college football players at Ohio State University because they beat his favored team was sentenced by a federal judge.
Facebook in Showdown With Journalists, Academics Over Political Ad ResearchAcademics, journalists and First Amendment lawyers are rallying behind New York University researchers in a showdown with Facebook over its demand that they halt the collection of data showing who is being micro-targeted by political ads.
Senate Republicans Order Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey To TestifyThe GOP push against Facebook and Twitter accelerated Thursday after Republican senators threatened the CEOs of the social media companies with subpoenas.
Facebook's Oversight Board Finally Hearing Cases, 2 Years After Being First AnnouncedFacebook's court-like Oversight Board for appealing content decisions will now begin receiving cases, officials of the social media giant headquartered in Menlo Park said Thursday.
With Just Over Two Weeks And Counting; Is Facebook Ready For The 2020 Election?Critical outsiders, as well as some of Facebook’s own employees, say the company’s efforts to revise its rules and tighten its safeguards heading onto the election remain wholly insufficient to the task, despite it having spent billions on the project.
YouTube Cracks Down On QAnon, Following Moves by Facebook, TwitterYouTube took steps to limit QAnon and other baseless conspiracy theories that can lead to real-world violence, the website announced Thursday.
FCC Chair Ajit Pai Seeks To Regulate Social Media Under Trump's Executive OrderThe Federal Communications Commission will draft regulations intended for Facebook, Twitter and other social media companies following a petition earlier this year by the Trump administration.