TikTok (ByteDance)

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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Russia Raises Heat on Twitter, Google and Facebook in Online Crackdown

LONDON — Russia is increasingly pressuring Google, Twitter and Facebook to fall in line with Kremlin internet crackdown orders or risk restrictions inside the country, as more governments around the world challenge the companies’ principles on online freedom. Russia’s internet regulator, Roskomnadzor, recently ramped up its demands for the Silicon Valley companies to remove online …

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TikTok’s Owner, ByteDance, Says C.E.O. Zhang Yiming Will Resign

The increased regulatory pressures are leading some internet executives to try to avoid drawing additional attention to themselves — none more so than Jack Ma, Alibaba’s billionaire co-founder and one of China’s most celebrated entrepreneurs. Mr. Ma stepped down as Alibaba’s chief executive in 2013 — also, according to the company, to focus on grand …

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How Lies on Social Media Are Inflaming the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

In a 28-second video, which was posted to Twitter this week by a spokesman for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip appeared to launch rocket attacks at Israelis from densely populated civilian areas. At least that is what Mr. Netanyahu’s spokesman, Ofir Gendelman, said the video portrayed. But his …

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A Teenager Mistakenly Moved Into a Senior Living Complex. TikTok Loves It.

When Madison Kohout, 19, moved into her new apartment complex, she didn’t think much of the average age of her neighbors. After all, she had scored a nice apartment in the northeast Arkansas City of Piggott after moving there from Oklahoma. About a week in her new home, however, Ms. Kohout saw a sign outside …

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