The White House is looking to replace Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joe Simons because the agency head refused to join President Trump’s battle against social media companies, Politico reported. In May, Trump signed an executive order directing the FTC to consider taking actions against social media companies after both Facebook and Twitter began moderating the president’s posts. The...
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TikTok CEO Expands Purview to Include ByteDance’s New App Lemon8
The Singapore-based CEO of TikTok, Shou Zi Chew, is getting a bigger job. TikTok’s Chinese parent company, ByteDance, is putting its newer social media app, Lemon8, under Chew’s supervision, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter. The move appears to reflect ByteDance’s strategy of locating the heads of its global apps outside China, in an effort to defend...
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