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Twitter sees revenue and users surge in Japan

Riding a wave of new users, improved advertising options and an embrace of video content by users and advertisers alike, Twitter Inc’s revenue has leaped in Japan, helping lead the company to its first quarterly profit.

Australia to conduct inquiry into Facebook, Google over news content

Australia’s consumer regulator has announced it will conduct a broad-ranging public inquiry into how digital platforms like Facebook and Google have impacted media organisations’ ability to fund and produce quality news and journalistic content.

Lassa fever: Federal govt advised to involve social media

The National Complementary and Alternative Medical Association has advised governments to use the social media for wider sensitisation and mobilisation against the growing threat of Lassa fever.

Twitter to stop tactics used by ‘bots’ to spread false stories

Twitter Inc said it would no longer allow people to post identical messages from multiple accounts, cracking down on a tactic that Russian agents and others have allegedly used to make tweets or topics go viral.

Facebook, Twitter not fully complying with consumer rules – EU

The European Commission said Thursday that certain social media companies need to do more to fully comply with EU consumer rules, singling out in particular Facebook and Twitter.

Facebook pledges $10m for community leaders

Facebook said Friday that it will issue up to $10 million (8.2 million euros) in grants to help support and train community leaders around the world.

Twitter reports first-ever profit, boosting shares

Twitter on Thursday reported its first-ever quarterly profit, delivering a boost to shares of the social network which has been lagging for years against fast-growing rivals.

Why Apple pulled Telegram from App Store

According to a report from 9to5Mac, App Store chief Phil Schiller said that Apple had been alerted that Telegram’s apps were sharing child pornography, which Apple verified, removing the apps and notifying authorities.

Facebook sued for censoring 19th-century painting

How should Facebook decide what’s art and what’s pornography? The question comes to a head in a French court case Thursday with the social network accused of censoring a 19th-century painting of a woman’s genitals.

Apple removes Telegram from App Store due to ‘inappropriate content’

Apple has removed Telegram’s official app from its iOS App Store. The app disappeared yesterday, shortly after Telegram launched a rewritten Telegram X app for Android.

Facebook bans all ads for Bitcoin, ICOs, and other cryptocurrency

Facebook allows ads for sensitive financial topics, with some restrictions. It requires “written permission” for any real-money gambling or gaming service, for instance, and bans “misleading or deceptive” student loan ads.

Facebook makes privacy push ahead of strict EU law

Facebook said on Monday it was publishing its privacy principles for the first time and rolling out educational videos to help users control who has access to their information.

Facebook can’t guarantee social media is good for democracy

Facebook Inc warned on Monday that it could offer no assurance that social media was on balance good for democracy.

Facebook to open digital training hubs in Europe

Facebook said on Monday it would open three new centres in Europe to train people in digital skills.

WhatsApp launches a separate app for small businesses

WhatsApp Business is free and available to download now for Android users, though there’s no mention of an iOS release yet. WhatsApp Business is currently available in Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, the UK, and the US, with a global rollout scheduled in the coming weeks

Facebook expands probe into alleged Russian meddling in Brexit referendum

Facebook said on Wednesday it would conduct a new, comprehensive search of its records for possible propaganda that Russian operatives may have spread during the run-up to Britain’s 2016 referendum on EU membership.

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube pressed over terror content

Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube were pressed in Congress Wednesday over their reliance on artificial intelligence and algorithms to keep their powerful platforms clear of violent extremist posts.

Facebook shares slip 4% after News Feed announcement

Shares of Facebook fell 4 percent on Friday after Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg announced changes to the platform’s centerpiece News Feed that he said would hit user engagement in the near term.

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