A member of the Federal Communications Commission is calling on Apple and Google to remove TikTok from their app stores over concerns that user data from the wildly popular social media platform is being accessed in China.
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Want to regulate social media? The U.S. First Amendment may stand in the way.
Texas, Florida and other Republican-led states are passing laws that prohibit tech companies from “censoring” users — laws that Republican leaders say are meant to protect their constituents’ rights to free speech.
The Enduring Afterlife of a Mass Shooting’s Livestream Online
Dozens of recordings of a 2019 massacre in Christchurch, New Zealand, remain online, in a sobering reminder of the internet’s permanence.
After Buffalo Shooting Video Spreads, Social Platforms Face Questions
In March 2019, before a gunman murdered 51 people at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, he went live on Facebook to broadcast his attack. In October of that year, a man in Germany broadcast his own mass shooting live on Twitch, the Amazon-owned livestreaming site popular with gamers.
Some women shared the messages they get on Instagram. It’s not pretty.
Women on Instagram are exposed to an “epidemic of misogynist abuse,” according to a new report.
Russia bans Facebook and Instagram under ‘extremism’ law
A Russian court has banned Facebook and Instagram in the country, labelling its parent company Meta as “extremist” amid the Kremlin’s sweeping crackdown on western social media giants.
Facebook, Instagram parent company Meta sued over ‘scam ads’ featuring Dick Smith, David Koch
Australia’s consumer watchdog is suing Facebook’s parent company, Meta, alleging it failed to take action against scammers on its social media platform.
The real reason Russia is blocking Facebook: The Kremlin’s crackdown isn’t about the social network. It’s a gambit with a broader aim.
Russia’s Internet censorship agency announced on Friday that it plans to block access to Facebook throughout the country, joining a small handful of the world’s most repressive regimes in cutting off its citizens from the world’s largest social network. In an Orwellian twist, the agency, called Roskomnadzor, said it made the move to uphold the free flow of information, blaming Facebook for restrictions it has placed on Russian state media outlets in recent days.
How Ukrainians have used social media to humiliate the Russians and rally the world
Ukrainians and their supporters have used social media to bruise, belittle and humiliate the Russians, seeking to boost citizens’ spirits and sap invaders’ morale during the most Internet-accessible war in history.
Russia Intensifies Censorship Campaign, Pressuring Tech Giants
Google, Apple and others were warned that they must comply with a new law, which would make them more vulnerable to the Kremlin’s censorship demands.