Walmart Joining Microsoft in Effort to Purchase TikTok

Walmart is getting in on the TikTok action, joining Microsoft’s bid to purchase the beleaguered social media platform.

Senator Hawley Calls For Google to Ban TikTok Over Privacy

Senator Josh Hawley is calling on Google to ban TikTok following revelations the app sidestepped Android safety measures to track users.

FCC Moves to Limit Local Governments From Blocking 5G

The FCC has voted to clarify rules governing the process for local and state governments to review wireless infrastructure modifications.

Facebook Could Make Half of Positions Permanently Remote

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said that up to half of the company’s positions could permanently shift to remote work.

TikTok Is Clearly the Pandemic Winner

TikTok is clearly the winner of this chapter, says social media marketing expert Gary Vaynerchuk. You have a lot of families at home together and because TikTok won 13-22 (age group) those characters are spending more time with their parents and everyone’s looking for something to do. The biggest winners to me in social are TikTok and Pinterest. The biggest loser potentially is Snapchat but I think they’re stable.

Twitter Will Start Blocking 5G Conspiracy Tweets

Twitter has announced it will start blocking unverified claims, specifically those involving 5G conspiracy theories.

TikTok Plans Transparency Center, Tries to Dispel Censorship Claims

TikTok has announced the upcoming launch of a new Transparency Center, aimed at pulling the curtain back on the platform’s moderation efforts.

TSA Bans Employees From Posting on TikTok

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has banned employees from using TikTok to create posts for the agency.

Reddit One-Ups Facebook With Its Deepfake Policy

On the heels of Facebook’s announcement it would ban AI-driven deepfakes, but not traditionally created shallow fakes, Reddit has announced a broader and more nuanced policy that demonstrates far more common sense. Facebook’s policy has already been criticized for not…

Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report Launches Locals.com

Dave Rubin used his show today to announce the launch of his new venture, Locals.com, “subscription-based communities that give power to creators, not platforms.” “Today, is a big day. We’ve got some announcements and some major stuff cooking,” Rubin said…