Audio chat app Clubhouse launches special audio to make chats more life like

In a statement audio-only chat app Clubhouse said, it will launch a spatial audio feature to make voices sound as if they’re coming from different directions, in efforts aimed at making virtual conversations and performances feel more life-like. Backed by venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz Clubhouse, jumpstarted the social audio trend last year and became…

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YouTube suspends payments to 14 Brazilian channels over spreading fake news

In a statement YouTube said, it had suspended payments to 14 channels accused of spreading fake news on Brazil’s next year’s election by the country’s federal electoral court, the TSE. The bulk of these channels regular provide full support Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right former army captain who has been sowing doubts about the…

Taiban takeover of Afghanistan poses challenges for social media giants

With the Taliban, a terrorist group, taking over control of Afghanistan, large US tech companies face social media content challenges after the terrorist group created large content for media dissemination. On Monday, Facebook confirmed that it continues to designate the Taliban as a terrorist organization and has banned content supporting it on its platforms. Taliban…

Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) and NetChoice sue Florida over new social media law

In a significant development two tech trade groups have filed a lawsuit against Florida over a new legislation that fines social media companies that ban political candidates, saying it violates free speech rights. The lawsuit states that the bill signed into law by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis earlier this week on Monday, was unconstitutional. It…

UK unveils draft Online Safety Bill aimed at imposing sense of responsibility on social media companies

On Wednesday, in a significant development Britain said, it plans on unveil a new law which will fine social media companies up to 10% of their global turnover of 18 million pounds ($25 million), if they fail to remove online abuses such as racist hate crimes; the law will also see senior managers face criminal…