SOCIAL MEDIA | YouTube Suspends Trump’s Channel After Violating Policy On Inciting Violence

Alphabet Inc.'s YouTube said on Tuesday it has suspended Donald Trump's channel as it violated policies for inciting violence after last week's assault on the U.S. Capitol by the president's supporters. Online platforms and social media companies are distancing themselves from, and taking action against, those that encouraged or engaged in the violence in Washington, … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA | YouTube Suspends Trump’s Channel After Violating Policy On Inciting Violence

SOCIAL MEDIA | Twitter Planning To Create Label For Automated ‘Bot’ Accounts

MILAN - - Twitter Inc. is planning to create a new type of account for bots next year that will identify them as automated, the company said in a blog post on Thursday finalizing plans for a reboot of its long - paused verification program. The company said bot accounts 'can bring a lot of … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA | Twitter Planning To Create Label For Automated ‘Bot’ Accounts

BUSINESS | Google Signs Copyright Agreement With Six French Newspaper

Alphabet’s Google has signed copyright agreements with six French newspapers and magazines, including dailies Le Monde and Le Figaro, the U.S. tech company said in a post on its blog on Thursday. Google is in talks with other French national and regional dailies magazines, it said, adding that it aimed to reach a framework agreement … Continue reading BUSINESS | Google Signs Copyright Agreement With Six French Newspaper

SOCIAL MEDIA | Twitter to label candidate tweets that claim early U.S. election victory

MILAN | ITALY – Twitter said on Monday it would place warning labels on tweets tweets from certain accounts, including candidates and campaigns, that claim victory in U.S. elections in advance of official declarations of results. In an updated blog on this issue, the company laid out in more detail how the policy would apply … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA | Twitter to label candidate tweets that claim early U.S. election victory

SOCIAL MEDIA | Instagram Agrees Curbs On Paid Influencers, Says U.K. Watchdog

LONDON – Facebook’s Instagram has agreed measures to crack down on hidden advertising by so-called influencers on its photo and video platform, Britain’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said on Friday. Influencers with thousands of followers can earn large fees from companies to promotes a product on Instagram. In what the CMA described as an … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA | Instagram Agrees Curbs On Paid Influencers, Says U.K. Watchdog

NEWS ALERT | Facebook, Twitter Take Action Against Misleading Trump Comparison Of COVID-19 To Flue

MILAN – Facebook Inc and Twitter took action on post from U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday for violating their rules against coronavirus misinformation by suggesting the COVID-19 was just like flu. Facebook took the post down but not before it was shared about 26,000 times, data from the company’s metric tool CrowdTangle showed. ‘We … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Facebook, Twitter Take Action Against Misleading Trump Comparison Of COVID-19 To Flue

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