Some of the biggest names in tech have taken aggressive steps against the inflammatory rhetoric of President Trump and some of his allies that culminated last week with a mob of his supporters storming the U.S. Capitol while Congress was attempting to certify the election of Joe Biden as the nation’s 46th president.
Conspiracy theories and misinformation about the coronavirus vaccine are still spreading on Facebook and Instagram, more than a month after Facebook pledged it would take them down.
The U.S. and state cases against the social network are far from a slam dunk because the standards of proof are formidable.
The Federal Trade Commission and more than 40 states accused Facebook on Wednesday of buying up its rivals to illegally squash competition, and they called for the deals to be unwound, escalating regulators’ battle against the biggest tech companies in a way that could remake the social media industry.
Facebook, facing criticism that it hasn’t done enough to curb a fast-growing, fringe conspiracy movement, said on Tuesday that it would remove any group, page or Instagram account that openly identified with QAnon.
Instagram will begin automatically hiding potentially offensive comments as part of its ongoing attempt to address online bullying.
Girls and young women worldwide are demanding social media companies take urgent action to protect them, as a landmark survey has revealed universal and shocking accounts of escalating online violence.
TikTok has had a difficult week, to say the least — and rival Instagram just made it much harder.
Photo-sharing app Instagram is set to overtake Twitter as a news source, research suggests.