Facebook followed Google in agreeing to negotiate paid arrangements with Australian media, leading the government to water down the arbitration requirements.
The US-based company says it has restricted news content from being read and shared in its news feed, drawing a line in the sand against a proposed Australian law that would require it and Google to pay the country's news publishers for journalism.
The global pandemic comes with a heavier mental cost than we could have ever imagined.
Under fire by Indian government, Twitter is facing high stakes in a country of 1.3 billion where it has millions of users and is ardently used by PM Modi, his cabinet ministers and other leaders to communicate with the public.
By dropping the hammer on Trump and deplatforming a number of pro-Trump accounts to ostensibly defend democracy, is Big Tech the greater threat to free speech and democratic discourse?
To check the tech giants' power, Canberra is pursuing world-first laws that would require Google and Facebook to compensate Australian news organisations, or pay millions of dollars in fines.
Facebook says it will assign a legal entity in Turkey in a bid to comply with legislation enacted last year by the country.
When Trump incited his followers to storm the US Capitol, then continued to tweet ominous messages, the resulting risk to public safety created an “extraordinary and untenable circumstance” for the company, according to Jack Dorsey.
Trump's access to social media platforms has been largely cut off since a violent riot comprised of his supporters stormed the Capitol in Washington DC last week.
The company said these accounts were primarily dedicated to the propagation of the conspiracy theory that include the baseless claim that Trump is secretly fighting figures in Hollywood and "deep state" allies.
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