Calls for Twitter and Facebook to temporarily halt their respective trending features in the U.S. ahead of the 2020 presidential election are gaining steam with just two weeks until Election Day.
Twitter on Tuesday put into effect a change in its "retweet" process to help prevent abuse and the spread of misinformation.
Facebook is facing its toughest challenge yet: an election complicated by a pandemic, a deeply divided nation lured by conspiracy theories and alternate versions of reality.
“Regardless of who you are, you cannot use Twitter to declare victory if the race has not been called and if you do, we’re going to put a warning that covers the entire tweet," Brandon Borman said.
Facebook has removed more than 275 accounts that used fake profiles to pose as conservative Americans. The platform announced Thursday that it's also banned an Arizona-based marketing firm that its investigation found was behind the fake accounts.
Twitter is imposing tough new rules that restrict candidates from declaring premature victory and tighten its measures against spreading misinformation, calling for political violence and spreading thoughtless commentary in the days leading up to and following the Nov. 3 U.S. election.
A former Idaho potato farmer who found fame on TikTok was gifted a brand new truck from the makers of his favorite drink: Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice.
Some survivors of COVID-19 and people who have lost loved ones to the pandemic are angry over President Donald Trump's advice not to fear the disease.
The move comes less than two months after Facebook said it would stop promoting the group and its adherents — but faltered with spotty enforcement.
After returning to the White House after being hospitalized for COVID-19, the president downplayed the threat of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 200,000 Americans by claiming it is not as deadly as the seasonal flu.
Gay men took over the “Proud Boys” hashtag after the president’s “stand back, stand by” comment during the first presidential debate sparked praise from the hate group.
The CEOs of technology giants Facebook, Google and Twitter are expected to testify for an Oct. 28 Senate hearing on tech companies’ control over hate speech and misinformation on their platforms.
Facebook announced Wednesday it is banning ads that “praise, support or represent” QAnon and any militarized social movements on the platform.
A federal judge on Sunday postponed a Trump administration order that would have banned the popular video sharing app TikTok from U.S. smartphone app stores around midnight.
Shaming people who get sick or don’t follow the rules in a public health crisis has been a thing since well before coronavirus, researchers say.
President Donald Trump says he’s given his “blessing” to a proposed deal that would see the popular video-sharing app TikTok partner with Oracle and Walmart to become a U.S. company.
The U.S. Commerce Department said it will ban Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat from U.S. app stores on Sunday.
TikTok’s Chinese parent company has picked Oracle as its new American technology partner, but a lot remains unclear. Here’s a Q&A about the deal.
TikTok's owner has chosen Oracle over Microsoft as its preferred suitor to buy the popular video-sharing app, according to a source familiar with the deal.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had a tense clash with Axios editor-in-chief Mike Allen over the suggestion that Facebook is a "right-wing echo chamber."