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Facebook Will Block New Political Ads Week Before Election to Crackdown on Misinformation

The social network said it would also try to prevent premature declarations of victory.

Trump Signs Executive Orders That Will Effectively Ban TikTok, WeChat in the US

The administration cited unspecified "national security" reasons.

Facebook Sues EU Anti-Trust Team Over Excessive Data Requests

The company has said that regulators are demanding thousands of pages of irrelevant documents that include employee health forms, performance evaluations, and job applications.

Twitter Shuts Down 7,000 QAnon-Linked Accounts, Limits 150,000 Others

The accounts were suspended for harassment.

Twitter Bans Controversial Account Behind "BlueLeaks" That Released Hundreds of Gigabytes of Police Data

The decision has engendered debate about the platform's inconsistent treatment of similar organizations such as WikiLeaks, as well as the journalistic ethics of DDoSecrets itself.

Will Facebook's Largest Advertiser Boycott Finally Force Them to Move Beyond Rhetoric?

The latest boycott effort against Facebook has seen much larger players than normal, but in many ways, we've been here before.

Twitter Removes 20,000 Accounts in Chinese Disinformation Campaign

The latest mass removal comes almost a year after 200,000 Chinese accounts were found engaging in similar activities aimed at pro-democracy movements in Hong Kong.

Facebook and Twitter CEOs Feud Over Whether to Fact-Check Trump’s False Tweets

Facebook vowed not to fact-check the president while Twitter doubled down after fact-checking Trump's false claim about mail voting.

YouTube Claims It Deleted Comments Criticizing Chinese Communist Party for 6 Months by Mistake

YouTube said it was the result of an error but it appears to have gone on for months.

Facebook Pays $52M Settlement Over Horrific Working Conditions of its Content Moderators

The severe PTSD symptoms experienced by many of Facebook's content moderators were just the start of the problems.

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