BUSINESS | Trump Urges Goodyear Tire Boycott After Report Company Bars Political Attire

WASHINGTON – U.S President Donald Trump on Wednesday called for a boycott of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co following a local news report in Kansas that the company had deemed political attire including that of the Trump campaign unacceptable for the workplace. ‘Don’t buy GOODYEAR TIRES – They announced a BAN ON MAGA HATS’, Trump … Continue reading BUSINESS | Trump Urges Goodyear Tire Boycott After Report Company Bars Political Attire

SOCIAL MEDIA | Twitter Labels State Media, Government Officials’ Account

MILAN – Twitter Inc. will label the accounts of state-affiliated media outlets, their senior staff and some key government official, the company said in a blog post on Thursday. The accounts of Russia’s Sputnik, RT, and China’s Xinhua News are among the media organizations that will be labeled, according to a Twitter spokesman. He declined … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA | Twitter Labels State Media, Government Officials’ Account

SOCIAL MEDIA | Facebook Removes Small Pro-Trump Network Based In Romania

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – Facebook Inc said on Thursday it recently removed a small network of accounts operating from Romania that had been promoting President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign with stories about his support from conservatives, Black Americans, Christians and followers of the QAnon web of baseless conspiracy theories. Many of the 35 Facebook and … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA | Facebook Removes Small Pro-Trump Network Based In Romania

BUSINESS | Facebook Takes EU To Court For Invading Privacy: FT

MILAN – Facebook Inc. has taken the Europe Union to court for invading the privacy of its employees, the Financial Times reported on Monday citing two people with direct knowledge of the matter. The social media company claims EU regulators have asked broad questions beyond the scope of two ongoing antitrust probes, and it has … Continue reading BUSINESS | Facebook Takes EU To Court For Invading Privacy: FT

SOCIAL MEDIA | Egypt Jails Five Women Influencer Over TikTok Posts

CAIRO – An Egyptian court sentenced five female social media influencers to two years each in prison on Monday after finding them guilty of promoting immorality and human trafficking by encouraging women to make money building social media followings. The women, who were also fined 300,000 Egyptian pounds ($19,000), were accused of running online accounts … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA | Egypt Jails Five Women Influencer Over TikTok Posts

BUSINESS | Twitter Says Attackers Downloaded Data From Up To Eight Non-Verified Accounts

MILAN | ITALY – Twitter Inc said on Saturday that hackers were able to download account information for up to eight accounts involved in the hack of its system this week, but said none of them were verified accounts. The company said the unidentified attackers targeted 130 accounts, and were able to reset passwords to … Continue reading BUSINESS | Twitter Says Attackers Downloaded Data From Up To Eight Non-Verified Accounts

SOCIAL MEDIA | Facebook Takes Down Accounts And Pages Of Trump Ally Roger Stone

MILAN – Facebook Inc on Wednesday removed 50 personal and professional pages connected to U.S. President Donald Trump’s longtime adviser Roger Stone, who is due to report to prison next week. The social media platform said Stone and his associates, including a prominent supporter of the right-wing Proud Boys group in Stone’s home state Florida, … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA | Facebook Takes Down Accounts And Pages Of Trump Ally Roger Stone

SOCIAL MEDIA | Facebook Suspends Disinformation Network Tied To Staff Of Brazil’s Bolsonaro

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – Facebook Inc on Wednesday suspended a network of social media accounts it said were used to spread divisive political messages online by employees of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and two of  his sons. The company said that despite efforts to disguise who was behind the activity, it found links to staff … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA | Facebook Suspends Disinformation Network Tied To Staff Of Brazil’s Bolsonaro

SOCIAL MEDIA | Pompeo Says U.S. Looking At Banning Chinese Social Media Apps, Including TikTok

NEW YORK – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday that the United States is ‘certainly looking at’ banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok, suggesting it shared information with the Chinese government, a charge it denied. ‘I don’t want to get out in front of President (Donald Trump), but it’s something we’re looking … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA | Pompeo Says U.S. Looking At Banning Chinese Social Media Apps, Including TikTok

SOCIAL MEDIA | Canada’s Biggest Banks Join Boycott Of Facebook Platforms

TORONTO – Canada’s biggest lenders confirmed on Friday they had joined a widespread boycott of Facebook Inc. begun by U.S. civil rights groups seeking to pressure the world’s largest social media platform to take concrete steps to block hate speech. More than 400 brands have pulled advertising on Facebook in response to the ‘Stop Hate … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA | Canada’s Biggest Banks Join Boycott Of Facebook Platforms