Russia lodges lawsuit against 5 social media platforms for not deleting violent protest posts

In a significant development that spells fresh bout of legal trouble for social media companies, Russian authorities are suing have launched a complaint against five social media platforms for allegedly failing to delete posts urging children to take part in illegal protests. Russian authorities have filed cases against Facebook, Twitter, Google, Telegram and Tiktok for…

PayPal Holdings blocks Christian crowdfunding site linked to alleged Trump supporter

In a statement PayPal Holdings Inc said it has blocked GiveSendGo, a Christian crowdfunding site which helped raise funds for people who attended last week’s event in Washington after supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump, visited en mass at the Capitol. PayPal confirmed that it has closed an account held by Ali Alexander, one of…

Non-compliance to British laws will attract fines on social media companies

Social media companies operating in Britain, including Twitter, Facebook, and TikTok could face fines up to 10% of their respective turnover if they fail to remove and limit the spread of illegal content under laws proposed by Britain on Tuesday. In a statement the British government said, social media platforms will need to do more…

Alleged hacker puts up Tokopedia’s user details for sale on darknet

Indonesia’s largest e-commerce platform, Tokopedia said, it is investigating an attempted cyber attack and claims that details of millions of its users had been leaked online. “We found that there had been an attempt to steal data from Tokopedia users,” said Tokopedia’s spokesman. “However, Tokopedia ensures that crucial information such as passwords remains successfully protected…

U.S. tech firms collaborating to combat Wuhan coronavirus misinformation

In a joint statement, U.S. technology companies, including Alphabet’s Google, Microsoft Corp, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Reddit, and YouTube are working together to quell misinformation about the coronavirus on their platforms. The companies said they were coordination with government healthcare agencies around the world to share critical updates about the Wuhan coronavirus. According to Johns Hopkins…

Financial market website Zero Hedge suspended from Twitter

Zero Hedge, a financial market website has been banned from Twitter following the posting of a report which linked a Chinese scientist to the fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak in China. Late last week Zero Hedge said, it has received a notification from Twitter accusing it of violating its “rules against abuse and harassment.” The outbreak of…

Australia probe foreign influence efforts through social media platforms

On Thursday, Australia started an investigation into the potential usage of foreign influence using social media platforms such as WeChat, Facebook, and Twitter. The development comes in the wake of heightened concerns in the country that China is seeking to cast its influence in Canberra’s affairs. In the past, Russia had used social media to…

YouTube takes down 210 channels linked to state-backed anti-Hong Kong protests

Following Twitter and Facebook taking action against Chinese state-backed efforts aimed at discrediting the Hong Kong protests, YouTube has followed on their footsteps. Following Twitter and Facebook dismantling influence campaigns originating from mainland China aimed at disrupting the ongoing Hong Kong protests, Alphabet Inc’s Google also said, its YouTube video streaming service has disabled 210…