SYDNEY – Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce is an outspoken figure who is known for his passionate, headline-grabbing intrusions into political debate. In recent…View More Online rumours about senior Australian MP's daughter triggers talk of social media crackdown
[Watch the Facebook hearing live.] Another bad day for Facebook Many thought the big news for Facebook today would be the Senate testimony of a…View More Going Down
WASHINGTON (REUTERS) – Former Facebook employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen will urge the US Congress on Tuesday (Oct 5) to regulate the social media giant, which…View More Facebook whistleblower will urge U.S. Senate to regulate company
WASHINGTON (AFP) – Facebook drew outrage for its now paused plans for an Instagram app for kids aged 12 and under. But 13-year-olds are already…View More 'Belly of the beast': From 13, kids treated as adults online
A lot of important words are being written about the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on America, marking that major and tragic turning…View More Opinion | A Sept. 11 Conundrum
SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – Texas on Thursday (Sept 9) made it illegal for popular social media platforms to ban users “simply based on their political…View More Texas bans social networks booting users over politics
BEIJING (CHINA DAILY/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – The Cyberspace Administration of China issued draft regulations on recommendation algorithms on Friday (Aug 27), soliciting public opinions. The…View More Algorithms must not manipulate consumers: China Daily
WASHINGTON (REUTERS) – The Taleban’s rapid takeover of Afghanistan poses a new challenge for big United States tech companies on handling content created by a…View More Taleban's Afghanistan takeover presents fresh challenge for social media firms
Another Facebook family app beefs up its commerce powers, with Shops now arriving on WhatsApp, chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg revealed Tuesday through Facebook’s newly…View More Facebook Shops Hits WhatsApp
In a soft pleading voice, the white-haired woman in the video implores, “For the sake of my son, Pouya Bakhtiari, don’t vote.” She holds the…View More Opinion | These Iranians Want a Boycott. The Regime Will Still Win.
DUBAI (REUTERS) – Iranian authorities arrested a Chinese man for allegedly posting pictures of women he met in Iran on social media without their consent,…View More Iran arrests Chinese man accused of posting images of Iranian women online
BEIJING – Shaanxi resident Bai Yu and his family went to visit Beijing’s Temple of Heaven; but before entering the attraction, they headed to a…View More A refreshing taste of history: Ice-cream shaped like iconic attractions across China lures domestic tourists
NEW DELHI (REUTERS) – India’s Information Technology (IT) Ministry has written to all social media companies asking them to take down any content that refers…View More India asks social media firms to remove reference to 'Indian variant' of coronavirus
By Kate Conger Twitter said Thursday that it would begin allowing users to apply for verification, giving new hope to those who have spent years…View More If you’ve always wanted a Twitter blue check, now you can apply for one.