Unexpected: Elon Musk becomes Twitter’s largest shareholder

Tech 04/04/22, 14:47

Elon Musk, has just acquired a nearly 10% stake in Twitter, worth $3 billion, shortly after questioning the social network's handling of free speech. On Monday, April 4, it became known that Tesla's CEO, a fervent generator of controversial tweets, acquired 9.2% of Twitter, thus becoming the largest shareholder of the ...

California bill targets tech giants for child social media addiction

California 03/15/22, 22:18

Proposed bipartisan legislation will penalize major technology companies for turning minors into compulsive online networkers. California state assemblyman Rep. Jordan Cunningham (R-35 Calif.) and assemblywoman Buffy Wicks (D-15 Calif.) recently introduced Assembly Bill 2408 to hold tech giants responsible for child social media addiction. The bill, also known as the Social Media ...

Report: China is using social media to mine data on Western targets

Tech 01/02/22, 16:47

According to The Washington Post, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is harvesting masses of data from social media such as Twitter and Facebook to equip its government agencies, military and police with information on Western targets. The Post made such a conclusion on China's mining of Western social media after it ...

Devin Nunes will resign from Congress to run Trump’s social media

U.S. 12/07/21, 00:45

On the same day that Republican Rep. Devin Nunes announced that at the end of the year he will leave his post as a lawmaker in the House of Representatives for a 'great job offer' that he 'couldn't turn down,' former President Trump's social media Truth confirmed that Nunes will ...

Social media user exposes Facebook’s secret tracking feature

Tech 10/28/21, 16:13

A social media influencer warned Facebook users should beware of a silent, user data-tracking feature in the app. Mauricio Modestin Jr., who is also known as skillsoverpolitic, exposed an "Off-Facebook activity" feature that automatically shares information with the social media giant unless individuals turn it off. "Facebook is tracking every app that ...

Facebook, Instagram suffer the second outage in a week: Apologize to users

World 10/09/21, 05:41

Facebook and its family of apps, including Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger, went down for many users on Friday, Oct. 8, marking their second outage in a week. Web monitoring group DownDetector showed that nearly 3,000 people reported outages on Facebook and more than 33,000 people reported the issues with Instagram. Facebook Messenger was also affected, with ...

CIA launches social media campaign to ‘soften’ its image

U.S. 09/09/21, 16:02

The traditional Central Intelligence Agency, the CIA, is now boosting its image through social media in an attempt to soften aspects that have generated harsh criticism in the past.  Its team has at least a dozen staffers tasked with reaching out to the public and achieving a significant increase in "like" ...

Twitter sued after losing legal immunity in India

Tech 06/23/21, 01:30

A Californian social media giant will be directly liable for content posted to its online platform in India. Indian authorities have stripped Twitter Inc. of its legal intermediary status, which prevented the San Francisco-headquartered company from being sued for hosting certain third-party text, images, and videos. Uttar Pradesh Police accuses the business ...

US Postal Service secretly monitoring, reporting people’s social media posts

U.S. 04/22/21, 17:19

According to a document acquired by Yahoo News, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has been secretly operating a program that tracks and shares information from American users' social media messages with various government agencies. The USPS's law enforcement arm has been engaged in a previously undisclosed monitoring campaign known as the ...

President Trump is ‘moving forward’ with setting up a new social media platform

U.S. 03/31/21, 23:26

Former President Trump will directly compete against the world's largest social media companies to bypass their alleged suppression of free speech. Donald Trump has decided to proceed with his earlier proposal to establish a new social networking platform after being permanently banned from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat. Insiders, who know about ...

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