social-media

Social media giants to face same EU hateful content rules as broadcasters

Social media giants to face same EU hateful content rules as broadcasters

For the first time.
Jul 3 2020 1:02PM
France's top court rejects core of law targeting online hate speech

France's top court rejects core of law targeting online hate speech

Says law would "excessively" interfere with freedom of speech.
Jun 19 2020 12:31PM
France to force web giants to delete some content within the hour

France to force web giants to delete some content within the hour

Or face a fine of up to 4 percent of their global revenue.
May 14 2020 2:19PM
After surviving wars and pestilence, religions use technology to beat pandemic

After surviving wars and pestilence, religions use technology to beat pandemic

Live-streaming ceremonies and virtual confessionals.
May 13 2020 6:23AM
Paid social media influencers dip toes in US 2020 election

Paid social media influencers dip toes in US 2020 election

Campaigns look to local, 'authentic' promoters.
Feb 12 2020 2:00PM
Twitter notches first US$1 billion quarterly revenue, beating estimates

Twitter notches first US$1 billion quarterly revenue, beating estimates

Amid efforts to make its platform more user-friendly.
Feb 7 2020 6:19AM
Monash Uni builds new social platform to help students find aMigos

Monash Uni builds new social platform to help students find aMigos

Benchmark Awards 2020 finalist.
Feb 6 2020 1:33PM
Facebook removes posts as coronavirus misinformation spreads on social media

Facebook removes posts as coronavirus misinformation spreads on social media

Targets conspiracy theories and false claims.
Feb 3 2020 1:56PM
How social media services handle political ads

How social media services handle political ads

A rundown of each major platform's stance on ads.
Jan 23 2020 12:43PM
First finalists revealed for iTnews Benchmark Awards 2020

First finalists revealed for iTnews Benchmark Awards 2020

Digital assistants, world building and a new social network.
Jan 14 2020 12:40PM
Facebook refuses to ban political ads ahead of US election

Facebook refuses to ban political ads ahead of US election

But will give users some control.
Jan 10 2020 9:02AM
Singapore invokes 'fake news' law for first time over Facebook post

Singapore invokes 'fake news' law for first time over Facebook post

Over questions about state investment firms.
Nov 26 2019 12:00PM
Bond stayed for ex-Twitter employee accused of spying for Saudi Arabia

Bond stayed for ex-Twitter employee accused of spying for Saudi Arabia

After US prosecutors appealed the decision.
Nov 11 2019 6:55AM
Ex-Twitter staffers charged with spying for Saudi Arabia

Ex-Twitter staffers charged with spying for Saudi Arabia

Accessed personal information in over 6000 accounts.
Nov 7 2019 12:52PM
Twitter says tech tools now removing one in two abusive tweets

Twitter says tech tools now removing one in two abusive tweets

Compared with 20 percent a year ago.
Nov 1 2019 6:35AM
Twitter dumps paid political advertising

Twitter dumps paid political advertising

@jack takes opposite stance to Zuck.
Oct 31 2019 11:35AM
Twitter blocks accounts of Raul Castro and Cuban state-run media

Twitter blocks accounts of Raul Castro and Cuban state-run media

Cubans denounced blocks as "massive censorship".
Sep 13 2019 12:53PM
Twitter vows to tackle online racist abuse of players in Britain

Twitter vows to tackle online racist abuse of players in Britain

After 700+ cases of "abuse and hateful conduct".
Sep 5 2019 1:54PM
Verizon to sell Tumblr to WordPress owner

Verizon to sell Tumblr to WordPress owner

Site's value lives up to name.
Aug 13 2019 1:30PM
Consumers 'shortchanged' when asking for their own data

Consumers 'shortchanged' when asking for their own data

Academics agitate for Aussie GDPR.
Jul 31 2019 12:22PM

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