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WhatsApp to delay launch of update business features after privacy backlash

Jan 15 2021

Facebook Inc's WhatsApp is delaying an update aimed at increasing business transactions on the platform after a storm of concern from users who feared that the messaging platform was watering down its privacy policy in the process.

As inauguration nears, law enforcement scrutiny drives U.S. extremists into internet's dark corners

Jan 15 2021

By Julia Harte, Ted Hesson, Kristina Cooke, Elizabeth Culliford and Katie Paul

As inauguration nears, law enforcement scrutiny drives U.S. extremists into internet's dark corners

Jan 15 2021

By Julia Harte, Ted Hesson, Kristina Cooke, Elizabeth Culliford and Katie Paul

Twitter CEO says banning Trump was right decision but sets dangerous precedent

Jan 13 2021

Twitter Inc Chief Executive Jack Dorsey said on Wednesday that banning President Donald Trump from its social media platform after last week's violence at the U.S. Capitol was the "right decision," but said it sets a dangerous precedent.

Exclusive: Facebook tracking a rise in violent rhetoric tied to U.S. presidential inauguration

Jan 13 2021

PALO ALTO Facebook Inc has seen an increase in signals indicating potential future acts of violence associated with efforts to contest the result of the U.S. presidential election since the Capitol siege last week, a company spokeswoman told Reuters. | Video

EXCLUSIVE-Facebook tracking a rise in violent rhetoric tied to U.S. presidential inauguration

Jan 13 2021

PALO ALTO, Jan 13 Facebook Inc has seen an increase in signals indicating potential future acts of violence associated with efforts to contest the result of the U.S. presidential election since the Capitol siege last week, a company spokeswoman told Reuters.

Facebook has no plans to lift Trump ban, Sandberg says

Jan 12 2021

Facebook Inc's operations chief Sheryl Sandberg said on Monday the world's largest social network had no plans to lift its block on the accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, as the company clamped down on a phrase that has become a rallying cry for the president's supporters. | Video

REFILE-REUTERS NEXT-Facebook has no plans to lift Trump ban, Sandberg says

Jan 11 2021

Jan 11 Facebook Inc's operations chief Sheryl Sandberg said on Monday the world's largest social network had no plans to lift its block on the accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, as the company clamped down on a phrase that has become a rallying cry for the president's supporters.

Analysis: Facebook and Twitter crackdown around Capitol siege is too little, too late

Jan 09 2021

PALO ALTO/NEW YORK By the time social media companies took action against users and groups spurring on the siege of Capitol Hill this week, culminating in the suspension of U.S. President Donald Trump's accounts, it was too little too late.

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