Giants of Big Tech are slated to disclose how their businesses faired in the third quarter of this year with firm financial footing despite turbulent politics and the coronavirus pandemic.
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan asks Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg "to place a similar ban on Islamophobia and hate against Islam for Facebook that you have put in place for the Holocaust."
Facebook demands New York University researchers that they halt the collection of data showing who is being micro-targeted by political ads on the world’s dominant social media platform.
Both tech giants are under heavy criticism for flagging New York Post articles about Hunter Biden, as spreading misinformation.
Facebook has been increasing its efforts to avoid a repeat of events leading up to the 2016 US presidential election, won by Donald Trump, when its network was used for attempts at voter manipulation.
Doubts persist over the authenticity of emails obtained by the New York Post that apparently show Joe Biden’s son Hunter traded on his father’s position as vice-president in 2015.
US Senator Josh Hawley shoots letters to Twitter's Jack Dorsey and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, asking them to testify at Senate sub-committee after social media giants blocked a news story about Democrat Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden.
Big Tech's reputation has deservedly taken a beating in recent years, but there is one way to restore some respect, and it makes business sense.
Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google "engage in a form of their own private quasi regulation that is unaccountable to anyone but themselves," US lawmakers say in a newly released report.
The hearing will bring up issues about reforming the Section 230 law of the Communications Decency Act as well as consumer privacy and media consolidation.
The move came a day after US President Donald Trump used the first televised debate with Democratic challenger Joe Biden to amplify his claims that the November 3 presidential election will be "rigged."
Social media companies, led by Facebook, are facing a reckoning over what critics call indefensible excuses for amplifying divisions, hate and misinformation on their platforms.
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