Indian Police Visit Twitter Office To Serve Notice About Inquiry

Indian police said on Monday they visited a Twitter office to serve notice to its country managing director about an investigation into the social media giant’s tagging of a post by a ruling party spokesman as ‘manipulated media’. Leaders of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Baharatiya Janata Party last week shared portions of a document on … More Indian Police Visit Twitter Office To Serve Notice About Inquiry

Oman Blocks Audio App Clubhouse Citing Lack Of Permit, But Some Fear Censorship

Oman blocked U.S. audio app Clubhouse on Sunday because it did not have the right permit,  authorities said, but some activists described the move as a further erosion of freedom of expression in the Gulf state. The government did not response immediately to a request for comment, but the telecoms regulator told WAF news website … More Oman Blocks Audio App Clubhouse Citing Lack Of Permit, But Some Fear Censorship

SOCIAL MEDIA | TikTok To Block Accounts In Italy To Ensure All Users Are Above 13: Watchdog

MILAN – – Italy’s data protection authority said on Wednesday TikTok has agreed to block all accounts in the country from Feb.9 in order to make sure only users older than 13 had access to the service app. Children usage of online platforms has come under fire in Italy after the death of a 10-year-old … More SOCIAL MEDIA | TikTok To Block Accounts In Italy To Ensure All Users Are Above 13: Watchdog

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