Russia Passes Law Forcing Social Media Companies to Have Local Office

Vladimir Putin has signed a law that forces social media companies to have an office in the country.

Facebook Poised for Slowest US Growth Ever in 2021

Facebook is poised to experience its slowest US growth ever in 2021, dropping to a mere 1%.

YouTube Shorts $100 Million Fund Aims to Take on TikTok

YouTube has established a $100 million fund in an effort to attract creators to its YouTube Shorts TikTok competitor.

Twitter Buying Scroll to Serve as Foundation for Subscription Service

Twitter has announced it is buying Scroll as it looks to establish a subscription service for premium content.

Twitter Uses Prompts to Encourage Nicer Tweeting

Twitter is rolling out a feature that prompts user to be more considerate, with iOS and Android English-speaking accounts first to see it.

Facebook Oversight Board Upholds Trump Ban

Facebook’s Oversight Board has decided Donald Trump’s fate, upholding the ban imposed after the January 6 insurrection.

Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone: Platform Has ‘Scary Amount of Power’

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone is the latest to weigh in on the increasing power of social media, labeling it “scary.”

Instagram Testing the Ability to Hide Likes

Instagram is testing a feature that will allow users to hide Likes, both in other users’ posts and in their own.

Twitch Updates Policy to Address Severe Off-Service Misconduct

Twitch has announced it will start addressing severe cases of misconduct that impact its community, even if they occur off-service.

Twitter Fixes Bug That Locked Out Users Who Tweeted ‘Memphis’

In a strange turn of events, some Twitter users found themselves locked out of their accounts for tweeting the word “Memphis.”