Thursday, Jul. 2, 2020

Verizon's decision to join the growing boycott against Facebook and Twitter risks hurting the social media giants where it hurts most: their advertising revenue. 

Advertising accounts for nearly all Facebook's $70.7 billion annual revenue, and a similar share of Twitter's $3.46 billion....

Sunday, Jun. 28, 2020

Starbucks is the latest company to say it will pause social media ads after a campaign led by civil rights organizations called for an ad boycott of Facebook, saying it doesn't do enough to stop racist and violent content.

Starbucks said Sunday that its actions were not part of the "#...

Friday, Jun. 26, 2020

Facebook said Friday that it will flag all "newsworthy" posts from politicians that break its rules, including those from President Donald Trump.

Separately, Facebook's stock dropped more than 8%, erasing roughly $50 billion from its market valuation, after the European company behind...

Friday, Jun. 26, 2020

Shares of Facebook and Twitter dropped sharply Friday after the the giant company behind brands such as Ben & Jerry's ice cream and Dove soap said it will halt U.S. advertising on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram through at least the end of the year.

That European consumer-product...

Monday, Jun. 1, 2020

Facebook employees are using Twitter and Facebook's internal communications tools to register their frustration over CEO Mark Zuckerberg's decision to leave up posts by President Donald Trump that suggested protesters in Minneapolis could be shot.

Twitter flagged and demoted Trump's tweet...

Monday, Jun. 1, 2020

President Donald Trump posted identical messages on Twitter and Facebook this past week. But while the two social platforms have very similar policies on voter misinformation and glorifying violence, they dealt with Trump's posts very differently, proof that Silicon Valley is far from a united...

Thursday, May. 28, 2020

President Donald Trump escalated his war on social media companies Thursday, 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...

Wednesday, Apr. 15, 2020

Potentially dangerous coronavirus misinformation has spread from continent to continent like the pandemic itself, forcing the world's largest tech companies to take unprecedented action to protect public health. 

Facebook, Google and others have begun using algorithms, new rules and...

Wednesday, Mar. 4, 2020

Due to concerns over the coronavirus, Amazon Studios is among the latest companies to pull out of attending the South by Southwest (SXSW) conference in Austin, which is scheduled to begin March 13. This comes on the heels of such firms as Facebook, TikTok, Intel, Twitter, Vevo and Mashable...

Friday, Jan. 10, 2020

Despite escalating pressure ahead of the 2020 presidential election, Facebook reaffirmed its freewheeling policy on political ads Thursday, saying it won't ban them, won't fact-check them and won't limit how they can be targeted to specific groups of people.

Instead, Facebook said it will...

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