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Judge blocks Florida law on social media 'censorship'

A federal judge has blocked a Florida law which sought to prevent social media firms from taking down content from political candidates, saying the measure was "wholly at odds with accepted constitutional principles" of free ...

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Back to square one? Trump decision still weighs on Facebook

Suppose you were Mark Zuckerberg, recently ordered by an advisory board to decide how long former President Donald Trump should stay banned from Facebook. How do you make that decision without alienating key constituencies—advertisers, ...

Business

Apple to let tweaked Parler back in App Store

A version of social network Parler updated to curb incitements to violence has been cleared to return to Apple's App Store, a US congressman said Monday.

Business

Twitter picks Ghana for first Africa jobs

Twitter announced Monday it was recruiting eleven people in Ghana, the company's first hires on the African continent, and plans to open an office there later.

Business

Congress to grill US internet giants over disinformation

The heads of Facebook, Google and Twitter will be grilled by members of Congress Thursday on disinformation, following a tense US election, Capitol attack and rise of a new administration seemingly intent on doing battle ...

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Surveillance fears after Clubhouse app takes Saudi by storm

Political reform, racism, transgender rights—the audio app Clubhouse has unleashed unbridled debates about topics deemed dangerously sensitive in Saudi Arabia, but surveillance fears have spooked users in the authoritarian ...

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Russia slows down Twitter, part of social media clampdown

Russian authorities said Wednesday they are slowing down the speed of uploading photos and videos to Twitter over its failure to remove banned content—part of growing efforts to curb social media platforms that have played ...

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