Court rules in favor of Texas law on social media regulation

AUSTIN, Texas – A federal appeals court on Friday ruled in favor of a Texas law targeting major social media companies like Facebook and Twitter, in a victory for Republicans who accuse the platforms of censoring conservative speech. But the decision of the 5th U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans is unlikely to be […]

Download: Trolling text scammers and China’s social media

This is today’s editiondownload,Our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the tech world. People using humor to troll their spam Last night, I received a mysterious WhatsApp message. “Dr. Kevin?” began, question mark suggesting the sender was feeling bad for interrupting my evening. “My dog ​​is very slow and […]

China wants to censor all social media comments

For new changes Provisions Regarding the Administration of Internet Post Comment Servicesa regulation that came into force for the first time in 2017. Five years later, the Cyberspace Administration wants to update it. “The proposed revisions first update the current version of the ‘review rules’ to align with the language and policies of more recent […]

California governor Gavin Newsom joins Trump’s social media, sworn in

California Governor Gavin Newsom wants to tease his Republican opponents in a new venue – Truth Social, former President Donald Trump’s social media platform. The Democratic leader of Golden State has made clear his desire for digital sparring in an announcement on Twitter. “I just joined Trump’s Truth Social. “The Republic will be there to […]

Trump’s merger with Truth Social under more scrutiny from the feds

Business associates of former President Donald Trump’s social media initiative announced this week that their business is facing additional scrutiny from federal investigators, but the business is determined to work with Mr Trump’s team. Digital World Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, has a merger agreement with Trump Media & Technology Group, the team […]

Truth Social denies censoring the January 6 hearings

Truth Social claims it banned people on Monday because of posts about the Democratic-led January 6 committee hearings. Launched by former President Donald Trump, the platform has faced accusations that it censored users who posted about riot-related hearings in the US Capital in 2021. Trump Media & Technology Group, the team behind Truth Social, said […]

Supreme Court blocks Texas from enforcing social media law

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday temporarily blocked Texas from enforcing its new social media law, which aims to prevent digital censorship by directing platforms with more than 50 million active users not to discriminate against Texan viewpoints. By a 5-4 vote, the judges accepted the tech industries’ emergency motion to overturn a federal appeals […]

Supreme Court Blocks Texas Law Regulating Social Media Platforms

The law also does not cover sites devoted to news, sports, entertainment and other information not primarily produced by their users. Covered sites are largely prohibited from removing posts based on the viewpoints they express, with the exception of sexual exploitation of children, incitement of criminal activity, and certain threats of violence. According to the […]

Social media beaten by questions about ads

Social media has had a tough 2022 with longstanding questions about ad spending, political advertising, and a $44 billion takeover of Twitter, depending on which Elon Musk tweet you read. Then, late on Monday, Snap, which runs its Snapchat app with disappearing messages and video special effects, issued a pretty serious profit warning saying that […]

California bill will allow parents to sue over social media addiction

SACRAMENTO, California — California may soon hold social media companies liable for harming children who become addicted to their products, and allow parents to sue platforms like Instagram and TikTok for up to $25,000 per violation, under a bill that passed the state Assembly Monday. In the bill, “addiction” is defined as children under the […]