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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....
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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....
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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.”...
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Reddit Hires Drew Vollero As First CFO On Road To IPO
Reddit has hired Andrew (Drew) Vollero as its first CFO as the company prepares to go public....
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Slack Joins Chorus of Companies Wanting to Challenge Clubhouse
Slack is the latest company looking to cash in on Clubhouse’s popularity, with plans to include similar features in its own app....
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Twitter Testing In-Line YouTube Viewing
Twitter is testing a new feature that will let users watch YouTube videos in-line, without leaving the Twitter conversation....
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India Wants to Block WhatsApp Data Change
India is asking a court to block WhatsApp from sharing data with Facebook, saying the change violates local laws....
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Facebook Cracking Down on Posts Praising Atlanta Shooting
In the latest test of its moderation efforts, Facebook is cracking down on posts praising the Atlanta shooting....
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Google and Microsoft Square Off Over News Industry
Google and Microsoft are duking it out over the future of the news industry, at a time when both companies are under scrutiny....
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Instagram Unveils Live Rooms, Ability to Livestream With Three People
Instagram has introduced Live Rooms, doubling the capacity of its Live on Instagram feature....
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TikTok Settles Privacy Suit For $92 Million
TikTok has agreed to pay $92 million to settle a lawsuit in the US over its privacy practices....
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US Bill Would Allow Small News Publishers to Band Together Against Social Media
A new bill would pave the way for small news publishers to work together to negotiate better deals with tech companies....
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Facebook Faces Fallout From Australian News Ban
Facebook is already facing fallout from its decision to block Australian news sources, with government sites impacted and calls of bullying....
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TikTok Runs Afoul of European Consumer Law
TikTok has found itself in trouble with the European Consumer Organisation BEUC, as a result of multiple infractions against EU consumer laws....
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Facebook Oversight Board Open to Other Platforms Joining
The Facebook Oversight Board has a nearly impossible task but, if it succeeds, it’s open to other platforms joining its efforts....
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Senators Want to Reform Section 230 Protections
Senators have introduced a bill to limit the protection afforded to tech companies by Section 230 and reform the legislation....
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Clearview AI Dealt Blow in Canada, Called Illegal
Clearview AI has been dealt its biggest blow yet, with Canada calling the app illegal and demanding it delete photos of Canadian citizens....
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Mozilla CEO Calls For More Transparency to Combat Online Hate
In the wake of President Trump's ban from Twitter, Mozilla CEO Mitchell Baker is calling for more transparency from internet platforms....
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Twitter Bans Trump Permanently
Twitter has banned President Trump from its platform permanently, following an initial ban of 12 hours....
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Social Media Under Fresh Fire After Mob Storms Capitol
Social media is under fresh fire in the wake of what is being called an “insurrection,” after a mob stormed the US Capitol....
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