Social Media

Biden Revokes and Replaces Trump Order That Banned TikTok

TikTok’s woes subsided with Mr. Trump’s election defeat. Though the company is still under scrutiny with the Biden administration’s new executive order, analysts say the dramatic ups and downs for the company will significantly dwindle. Updated  June 14, 2021, 4:57 p.m. ET James Lewis, a senior vice president of the Center for Strategic and International …

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Nigeria Bans Twitter After President’s Tweet Is Deleted

DAKAR, Senegal — Nigeria has blocked Twitter after the social media site deleted a tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari that threatened secessionist groups in the southeast who had been responsible for attacks on government offices. The government suspended Twitter, which is used by millions of Nigerians, on Friday night, after a government official called the …

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Facebook Faces Two Antitrust Inquiries in Europe

LONDON — European Union and British regulators said on Friday that they were beginning separate antitrust inquiries into Facebook, broadening their efforts to rein in the world’s largest technology companies. The investigations by the European Commission, the executive arm of the 27-nation union, and Britain’s Competition and Markets Authority take aim at a key business …

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Facebook Plans to End Hands-Off Approach to Politicians’ Posts

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook plans to announce on Friday that it will no longer keep posts by politicians up on its site by default if their speech breaks its rules, said two people with knowledge of the company’s plans, reversing how it has allowed posts from political figures to remain untouched on the social network. …

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