Beginning Thursday, U.S. Facebook users who post about voting may start seeing an addendum to their messages -- labels directing readers to authoritative information about the upcoming presidential election.
Facebook will no longer allow political entities to promote social issues, political or election content with its news exemption feature.
TikTok plans to file a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s executive order as soon as Tuesday, according to an NPR report.
President Donald Trump broadly prohibited unspecified “transactions” with the Chinese owners of TikTok and WeChat via executive order Thursday.
The new labels will be applied to accounts of key government officials and those that belong to state-affiliated media entities, Twitter said on Aug. 6.
The social media platform reaches 75% of those in the U.S. between the ages of 13 to 34 year old, the company said.
Facebook removed a video posted by President Donald Trump for promoting false and misleading information about the coronavirus pandemic, the company said Wednesday.
President Donald Trump says he will take action as soon as Saturday to ban Chinese-owned video app TikTok from the United States.
President Donald Trump said he may take action against TikTok, a popular Chinese-owned social media app.
Three people have been identified as the hackers involved in taking over Twitter accounts and scamming thousands in Bitcoin.
“We are looking at TikTok," Trump told reporters Friday at the White House. "We may be banning TikTok.”
Twitter clamps down on the account of Donald Trump Jr.
Twitter clamps down on a video posted by President Trump.
WASHINGTON -- Con artists on Wednesday apparently hacked into the Twitter accounts of technology moguls, politicians and major companies in an apparent bitcoin scam.The ruse included bogus tweets from Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Mike Bloomberg and a number of tech billionaires including Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Twitter is testing a new tool that asks users if they’d like to open articles and actually read them before retweeting to their followers.The feature is being tested on Android phones in English “to help promote informed discussion,” the company said Wednesday.“Sharing an article can spark conversation, so you may want to read it before you Tweet it,” Twitter Support wrote.When someone goes to retweet the link to an article on Twitter but hasn’t clicked through to the story, they may be shown a pop-up message asking if they would like to read it before retweeting.The goal is to slow the spread of viral misinformation, according to Twitter’s product lead Kayvon Beykpour.“It's easy for links/articles to go viral on Twitter.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Twitter has blocked a Trump campaign video tribute to George Floyd over a copyright claim, in a move that adds to tensions between the social media platform and the U.S. president, one of its most widely followed users.The company put a label on a video posted by the @TeamTrump account that said, “This media has been disabled in response to a claim by the copyright owner.” The video was still up on President Donald Trump’s YouTube channel and includes pictures of Floyd, whose death sparked widespread protests, at the start.“Per our copyright policy, we respond to valid copyright complaints sent to us by a copyright owner or their authorized representatives,” Twitter said in a statement.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump escalated his war on social media companies Thursday, May 28, signing an executive order challenging the liability protections that have served as a bedrock for unfettered speech on the internet.Still, the move appears to be more about politics than substance, as the president aims to rally supporters after he lashed out at Twitter for applying fact checks to two of his tweets.President Trump said the fact checks were “editorial decisions” by Twitter and amounted to political activism.
SAN FRANCISCO -- When Twitter reopens its offices starting around September, its employees can decide whether they want to return or continue working from home "forever," the company confirmed to FOX Business on Tuesday.The news comes as the country's biggest tech giants extend their work-from-home policies amid the coronavirus pandemic, with some companies like Facebook and Google making work-from-home optional until next year."We were uniquely positioned to respond quickly and allow folks to work from home given our emphasis on decentralization and supporting a distributed workforce capable of working from anywhere," a Twitter spokesperson said. "The past few months have proven we can make that work."The spokesperson added that the company's employees "are in a role and situation that enables them to work from home and they want to continue to do so forever, we will make that happen." If employees choose to return to the office when the company feels it is safe, they will be allowed to do so "with some additional precautions."Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey gave the news to employees in an email obtained by Buzzfeed on Monday, saying they would be given the option to work from home permanently if they want to.The spokesperson said it would likely not be reopening its offices until September with a few exceptions, and environments will likely be somewhat different than before COVID-19 due to extra safety precautions to avoid the spread of germs.
Chicago — Twitter announced Monday it will warn users when a tweet contains disputed or misleading information about the coronavirus.The new rule is the latest in a wave of stricter policies that tech companies are rolling out to confront an outbreak of virus-related misinformation on their sites.Twitter will take a case-by-case approach to how it decides which tweets are labeled and will only remove posts that are harmful, company leaders said Monday.Some tweets will run with a label underneath that directs users to a link with additional information about COVID-19.
MILWAUKEE --Giannis Antetokounmpo's social media accounts were hacked on Thursday afternoon, May 7, and several bizarre and offensive tweets were posted, according to the Milwaukee Bucks, Antetokounmpo's brother and the player's representatives.More than a dozen tweets popped up on Antetokounmpo's feed in the span of about five minutes, and they appeared to clearly be the work of someone other than the reigning MVP.