Social

Twitter is gradually making the edit button available for its paid subscribers in the United States, the social media company said on Thursday, days after launching the widely requested feature in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. In an official tweet, Twitter announced that it is expanding the Edit Tweet test to the US, currently limited
Apollo Global Management and Sixth Street Partners, which were looking to provide financing to Elon Musk earlier this year for his proposed $44 billion (roughly Rs. 3,60,300 crore) buyout of Twitter, are no longer in talks with the billionaire entrepreneur, according to two sources familiar with the matter. Earlier this year, Apollo was in talks to
As the debate over bots on Twitter plays out in the courts of Chancery and public opinion, another social media company is being forced to tackle scams that pose a far bigger risk to users. LinkedIn has become the latest target of inauthentic accounts with perpetrators appearing to be far more sophisticated and cunning than
Russia on Tuesday fined TikTok for failing to delete content that violates Russian laws on ‘LGBT propaganda’ and streaming service Twitch for hosting a video interview with a Ukrainian political figure that Moscow said contained ‘fake’ information. Neither company immediately responded to a Reuters request for comment. Interfax reported that a TikTok representative in the
Facebook parent Meta said on Monday it has launched a new set of free software tools for artificial intelligence applications that could make it easier for developers to switch back and forth between different underlying chips. Meta‘s new open-source AI platform is based on an open-source machine learning framework called PyTorch, and can help code run
Apple on Wednesday confirmed that it removed popular Russian social network VKontakte from its App Store globally due to sanctions imposed by Britain. The British government on Monday sanctioned 92 Russian individuals and entities after President Vladimir Putin’s regime held referendums in Moscow-controlled areas of Ukraine – denounced by Kyiv and its allies as a
Elon Musk was denied access to additional documents about Twitter’s internal measure of robot and spam accounts after a judge concluded the company already disclosed enough of the information as part of the billionaire’s legal fight over a scuttled takeover. Twitter has “done enough” in handing over documents about the so-called mDAU — a metric
Facebook should pay reparations to the hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas forced from their homes in Myanmar in a campaign exacerbated by rampant online hate speech, Amnesty International said in a report Thursday. The Rohingyas, a mainly Muslim minority, were targeted by Myanmar’s military rulers in 2017 and driven into neighbouring Bangladesh, where they have
Some major advertisers including Dyson, Mazda, and chemicals company Ecolab have suspended their marketing campaigns or removed their ads from parts of Twitter because their promotions are appearing alongside tweets soliciting child pornography, the companies told Reuters. Ads for at least 30 brands, ranging from Walt Disney, Comcast’s NBCUniversal and Coca-Cola to a children’s hospital, have