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.
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.
Fed Judge in San Francisco Denies Request to Unblock Trump Shutdown of WeChat in U.S.A federal judge in San Francisco denied a request by the U.S. Department of Commerce to suspend a Sept. 20 preliminary injunction blocking an executive order issued by President Trump that would shut down the WeChat messaging app in the U.S.
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.
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.
Facebook Will Ban Holocaust Denial Posts Under Hate Speech PolicyFacebook is expanding its hate speech policy to include content that "denies or distorts the Holocaust."
Twitter Moves To Deaden Impact Of False, Misleading Tweets Ahead Of Election DayTwitter is rolling out a series of changes ahead of the US election next month in an attempt to clamp down on the spread of misinformation.
Facebook Extends Ban On Political Ads After Election DaySocial media giant Facebook says it will stop running issue and political ads after polls close on Election Day to reduce, in their words, "opportunities for confusion or abuse."
Facebook To Ban All Pages, Groups Associated With QAnonFacebook announced Tuesday that it will ban all pages, groups and Instagram accounts associated with the conspiracy theory QAnon from its platform.
Facebook Removes Trump Post Falsely Saying Flu More Lethal Than COVID-19Facebook on Tuesday removed a post from President Donald Trump in which he falsely claimed that Covid-19 is less deadly than the seasonal flu.
Facebook To Reject Ads That Spread Doubt On Election Results, MethodsFacebook said Wednesday it will not accept ads that seek to delegitimize the results of the 2020 US election or that speculate voting will lead to illegitimate outcomes.
Biden Campaign, Facebook Get In Public Spat On 1st Debate DayThe Biden campaign wrote to Facebook on the eve of the first presidential debate calling on the company to take action against President Donald Trump.
Justice Department Asks Judge To Allow Immediate Ban On WeChat In U.S. During AppealThe Justice Department is asking a federal judge in San Francisco to suspend a ruling allowing the WeChat messaging app to continue to operate in the U.S. while the government files an appeal.