Twitter saw a surge in demands over the course of last year from governments around the world to take down content posted by journalists and news outlets.
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Former US President Donald Trump is going to sue Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, raising the stakes in his battle against social media giants who have blocked him.
A social media site launched on Sunday by Jason Miller, a senior adviser to former US President Donald Trump, was briefly hacked, and more than 500 000 people have registered to use the site, Miller said.
Facebook is starting to warn some users they might have seen “extremist content” on the social media site, the company said on Thursday.
Facebook launched its newsletter product, called Bulletin, on Tuesday. It’s a standalone platform for free and paid articles and podcasts that will aim to rival Substack.
Facebook shares rose more than 4% after a US antitrust case was thrown out of court. The share price rise put Facebook’s market capitalisation over $1-trillion for the first time.
US politicians’ efforts to rein in US-based social media giants such as Twitter and Facebook risk restricting democratic freedoms worldwide, including in Africa.
Bitcoin hit a two-week peak just shy of $40 000 on Monday, after another weekend reacting to tweets from Tesla boss Elon Musk.
The US on Thursday condemned the Nigerian government for suspending Twitter and targeting individuals who use the social media site, including Nigerian broadcasters.
Social media firms wanting to operate in Nigeria must register a local entity and be licensed, the country’s information minister said on Wednesday.