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The Los Angeles Police Department is pushing its officers to engage in the collection of social media data of civilians including those who are not arrested or accused of a crime.
Facebook has written a defiant letter back to the UK's CMA saying its concerns over Facebook's Giphy acquisition are totally unfounded. Facebook's defiance could see the issue drag on.
Microsoft Start is a unified brand for Microsoft's news service and a rebrand for MSN News and Microsoft News. The new name applies to all platforms, including the News apps on mobile.
LinkedIn is getting rid of its Stories feature, which enabled users to post ephemeral videos. The idea, borrowed from Instagram, did not take off on Microsoft's business oriented social media site.
TikTok has banned the viral "milk crate challenge" from its platform amid safety concerns. The activity can result in serious injuries due to people tumbling from an unstable pyramid of milk crates.
Previously, Facebook has faced criticism for not taking action to stop online incitement. This time, the company has confirmed that it will ban Taliban-related content with the aid of a special team.
Yik Yak's Twitter account has recently announced that the popular location-based and anonymous social media app is back "after a four year hiatus", and can be downloaded from the App Store.
The Department of Homeland Security has revealed that it is considering collaborating with external companies to detect and proactively responding to signs of violence and terrorism on social media.
TikTok has introduced new rules for teenagers that are designed to help them disconnect from the service late at night. Other changes ensure teens have full control over their online content.
The UK's Competition and Markets Authority has raised concerns about Facebook's acquisition of the GIF platform Giphy. It said the merger deprives the internet of a digital advertiser.
Chinese internet giants and the video gaming industry is facing criticism from state media over their celebrity culture. This has also prompted a lawsuit filed against Tencent by Beijing prosecutors.
Chinese state-run newspapers, People's Daily, and Economic Information Daily have criticized platforms that propagate celebrity culture. This criticism comes during China's crackdown on online firms.
Snap has announced the launch of My Places on the Snap Map. It allows you to discover millions of businesses, recommend places, and get recommendations from your friends and the wider community.
Twitter has announced a new feature called Shop Module. It's only available for a limited number of people but offers them a way to buy products from select brands in a seamless manner.
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To make the app more inclusive, Instagram is bringing its latest translation tool for users to view translations for foreign text in Stories. The new feature will be available across the globe.
The new feature will enable users to send short sound clips over chat. In addition to generic sounds such as applaud, drumroll, and laughter, this feature will also offer sound bites from movies.
Twitter has announced that it is killing off Fleets next month. This news comes in just nine months after the feature's global launch. The company says that Fleets was not being used as intended.
Google has been fined a whopping €500 million ($592 million) in France for failing to reach an agreement with news agencies about how they will be compensated for their content being displayed.
TikTok is going to replace its current content moderation system with a new process that relies heavily on algorithms. The system will be able to delete content right after it is uploaded.
Facebook is testing a new anti-extremism pop-up among a group of users in the United States. Following the trial, users around the world may begin seeing this message if they've seen extreme posts.
The UK government has teamed up with Snapchat, Reddit, TikTok, and YouTube to help encourage young adults, who are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, to go and book their appointment.
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Facebook has announced its new suspension policy after its oversight board had asked it to review Trump's indefinite ban decision. Per this new rule, Trump's block will continue till January 2023.
Former prez Donald Trump had launched a new section on his website as a way to communicate his thoughts online. However, after less than a month of being online, that section has been pulled.
Facebook is letting you hide the like counts on all posts in your news feed and your own posts on Instagram starting today. You can also do the same on the Facebook app over the coming weeks.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill that prevents social media companies from knowingly 'deplatforming' Florida politiciations. The bill was proposed in February after Trump was banned.
The audio-only social media platform is rapidly growing its userbase on Android, after a year of exclusive iOS availability. However, its success has led to a surge of competitors in the audio space.
Google has announced the launch of News Showcase in India. By partnering with over 30 Indian publishers, the company hopes to increase audience reach with adequate financial compensation.
Clubhouse, the invite-only audio social media platform which has been exclusive to iOS since its launch, has announced general availability of its Android app. It was released as a beta last week.
Instagram now lets users in several countries display their preferred pronouns on their profile page. Users are restricted to several pronouns specifically picked out by Instagram for the time being.
Facebook is continuing its push to encourage people to take the COVID-19 vaccine. Today, the social media platform launched profile picture frames in an effort to spread the word even further.
The popular audio app Clubhouse will be coming to Android soon according to the co-founder of the company. It comes a month after the firm hired Android software developer Mopewa Ogundipe.
Wildly popular video streaming platform YouTube launched a miniature video sharing feature called Shorts in India last year in September. Today YouTube brought the feature in beta to the U.S.
TikTok is planning on stopping you from avoiding personalized ads on its mobile app starting next month as it seeks to align its advertising policy with those of Facebook, Instagram, and more firms.
Twitter today announced that it will soon allow the use of security keys as the only authentication method when you log in to your account. This removes the need for another two-factor authentication.
TikTok has introduced two features that are meant to foster a positive environment for its users. One feature lets creators filter comments and the other prompts them to reconsider "unkind" comments.
Facebook has launched Instagram Lite in 170 countries before it makes it available globally. The new app cuts out some niceties but delivers the core Instagram features for low-end devices.
Twitter is rolling out its Clubhouse-like audio chat room, Spaces, to Android users starting today. However, some capabilities are missing such as the ability to create and host Spaces.