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Tim Cook, Masayoshi Son and Brian Chesky. Photos: Bloomberg

Half of Surveyed Social Media Influencers Have Tried Instagram Reels

Aug. 26, 2020 · 12:45 PM PDT
In the next three months, 67% said they planned to use Reels more than TikTok.

Facebook Says Apple Changes Could Kill Part of Its Ads Business

Aug. 26, 2020 · 9:01 AM PDT
Apple’s clamping down apps tracking users will hurt Facebook's ability to target ads, and could have ‘disastrous’ implications for certain advertisers.

Facebook Cooperates With UN Investigation of Myanmar Crimes

Aug. 26, 2020 · 12:57 AM PDT
The company has faced criticism for how its social media platform helped spread hate speech directed against minority Rohingya who were forced to flee the country.

Republicans Open Convention With Attack on Big Tech

Aug. 24, 2020 · 7:16 PM PDT
The Republican convention opened up with a scathing attack Silicon Valley's efforts to moderate social media content.
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg testifying remotely at a House Judiciary Subcommittee hearing in July. Photo by Bloomberg

Zuckerberg Discussed TikTok Concerns With Lawmakers in October

Aug. 23, 2020 · 6:14 PM PDT
At the time, Facebook was facing criticism from lawmakers over how it handled political ads and disinformation.

Facebook Weighs Political Ad ‘Kill Switch’

Aug. 21, 2020 · 10:13 AM PDT
Social networks—particularly Facebook—have become battlegrounds for political subterfuge.

Zuckerberg Interviewed for FTC’s Facebook Antitrust Probe

Aug. 20, 2020 · 3:41 PM PDT
Zuckerberg’s testimony was given remotely and under oath over a two-day period earlier this week, according to Politico.

TikTok Makes Broad Sweep of Hate Speech Videos

Aug. 20, 2020 · 2:37 PM PDT
Facebook and Twitter have announced similar moves to wipe out groups promoting misinformation and conspiracy theories such as QAnon.

Facebook Bans QAnon, Anarchist Groups in Sweeping Crackdown

Aug. 19, 2020 · 12:43 PM PDT
Facebook said it also will stop auto-suggesting more QAnon-affiliated groups and pages for people to follow.

Indian Lawmakers Seek to Question Facebook About Extremist Posts

Aug. 19, 2020 · 2:17 AM PDT
Regulators around the world are taking a closer look at the social network's policies amid growing concerns of its influence.

Facebook Says Apple’s App Store Tax Hurts Small Businesses

Aug. 14, 2020 · 1:18 PM PDT
Facebook is clearly taking advantage of Thursday’s attract on Apple by Epic Games.

Facebook-Backed Group Launches Ad Campaign Touting Tech Industry

Aug. 14, 2020 · 11:50 AM PDT
The American Edge Project debuts its first online ads highlighting tech contributions to the U.S. economy.

TikTok’s Young Users Raise Safety Questions

Aug. 14, 2020 · 10:27 AM PDT
More than a third of its 49 million daily users are 14 or younger, documents indicate. Children under 13 are protected by U.S. privacy regulations.
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The Dubsmash music video app. Photo courtesy of Dubsmash.

Biden Picks Kamala Harris as Running Mate

Aug. 11, 2020 · 2:00 PM PDT
During her tenure as California’s attorney general, she viewed big tech as an ally.