Trump sues Twitter, Facebook, Google and their CEO citing violation of free speech guaranteed by First Amendment

In a significant development, former U.S. President Donald Trump has filed several lawsuits against Alphabet Inc’s Google, Twitter Inc, and Facebook Inc, alleging that the tech giant have unlawfully silenced conservative points of view. Trump has also filed lawsuits against the CEOs of these three social giants. Trump’s lawsuits, filed in the U.S. District Court…

Indian short video sharing app Josh raises more than 100 million in funding round

An Indian short-video sharing app, Josh, has raised more than $100 million from investors including Microsoft, and Google, in a growing space that further eats into TikTok’s market share. Josh is one of several short video platforms have cropped up after India blocked the Chinese consumer data harvesting app in June. Josh has drawn global…

Twitter announces global launch of disappearing tweets – fleets

Twitter Inc has announced the global launch of a new feature – tweets that disappear after 24 hours. The feature has similarities with Snapchat’s stories, and Instagram’s status feature. “Some of you tell us that Tweeting is uncomfortable because it feels so public, so permanent, and like there’s so much pressure to rack up Retweets and…

Twitter and Facebook dismantle global disinformation networks spreading misleading, false information

In a statement, Twitter Inc and Facebook Inc said, they had taken down more than dozen disinformation networks used by state-backed groups and political entities in multiple countries to deceive users on their platforms. As part of that effort, they had identified and suspended more than 3,500 accounts between them, which used fake identities and…

Oracle held preliminary talks to acquire TikTok’s operations in the U.S., Australia, Canada, and New Zealand

According to sources briefed on the matter at hand, Oracle Corp has had preliminary talks with ByteDance, TikTok’s owner, and was seriously considering purchasing the app’s operations in the United States, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. Earlier this month, Twitter Inc had expressed an interest to acquire TikTok’s U.S. operation and had approached ByteDance for…

Facebook tweaks ads policy, continues to allow political ads in U.S. Presidential 2020 campaign

In a statement, Facebook Inc stated, it has tweaked its approach towards political ads and has introduced limited changes, which includes an option for users to turn off certain ad-targeting tools. Facebook has defied critics’ demands of barring political ads in its platform which often spew out fake news. Facebook, the world’s biggest social network,…