TikTok removes over 104 million videos in first-half for violating guidelines

ByteDance-owned short-video app TikTok said on Tuesday it removed over 104 million videos from its platform globally in the first half of the year for violating guidelines or terms of service.“Of those videos, we found and removed 96.4 percent of videos before a user reported them, and 90.3


US officials to ban TikTok, WeChat downloads from Sunday

WASHINGTON: US officials on Friday ordered a ban on downloads of the popular Chinese-owned mobile applications WeChat and TikTok from Sunday, saying they threaten national security.   Read More: Parents warned that it had fallen into the hands of their children ... "Tik Tok" is racing


U.S. investors set to own majority stake in TikTok Global -source

U.S. investors, including Oracle Corp ORCL.N, are set to hold at least a 60% stake in TikTok, a person briefed on the matter told Reuters.  The U.S. Treasury submitted a revised term sheet to ByteDance late Wednesday to address national security concerns that was agreed to by the Chines


Egyptian YouTubers could face jail time for 'blackface' prank on daughter

Egyptian YouTubers Ahmad Hassan and his wife Zeinab could face a possible jail term, according to a child expert, after a prank video showed them scaring heir infant daughter and laughing as she cried.  Dr. Sahar Al-Sunbati, undersecretary of the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood


TikTok Rejects Microsoft Buyout Offer

US tech giant Microsoft said Sunday its offer to buy TikTok was rejected, leaving Oracle as the sole remaining bidder ahead of a looming deadline for the Chinese-owned video app to sell or shut down its US operations. The Wall Street Journal and New York Times reported that Oracle had won the bid


Facebook removes posts linking Oregon wildfires to activist groups

Facebook has started removing false claims that the deadly wildfires in Oregon were started by various left-wing and right-wing groups, a spokesman for the social media company said on Saturday, after the rumors left state officials inundated with queries for information. Since early this week, s


Facebook most common platform for anti-Palestinian racism in Israel

Facebook, as well as several Israeli mass media outlets, is the most common media platform used to deliver anti-Palestinian racism and incitement, a specialist report has concluded. A quantitative report conducted in August by the Arab Centre for Media Freedom, Development and Research


Parents warned that it had fallen into the hands of their children ... "Tik Tok" is racing against time to remove a suicide clip

The TikTok app tries to Removing graphic videos from the app showing a man shooting himself with a gun, and blocking the accounts of people who re-upload the clip.TikTok tries to remove graphic videos on the app that show a man shooting himself with a gun, and block the accounts of people who re-u


Snap releases its first-ever B2B marketing campaign

The developer of US multimedia messaging app Snapchat has launched its first-ever business-to-business (B2B) marketing campaign. The initiative aims to shed light on how Snapchatters are driving new ways to use technology while at the same time changing culture for the better in the Middle East.


Facebook Bans Indian Ruling Party Politician for Policy Violation

Facebook Inc. has banned a member of India’s ruling party for violating its policies covering violence and hate, as Mark Zuckerberg’s company finds itself caught in a debate over how it handles political content in its biggest market. The company said on Thursday it had banned politic


Facebook Partners With Two More Companies Ahead of FTC Hearing on Data Portability

Facebook Inc said on Thursday its users can transfer photos and videos stored on its servers to two new tech platforms - its latest move to address antitrust concerns by giving users an option to easily leave the company's services. The social media company's new partners are cloud storage firms


Facebook threatens to block people and publishers in Australia from sharing news

Facebook plans to block people and publishers in Australia from sharing news, a move that pushes back against a proposed law forcing the company to pay media firms for their articles. The threat escalates an antitrust battle between Facebook and the Australian government, which wants the social-m


Zuckerberg says Facebook's failure to remove militia page an 'operational mistake'

Facebook Inc (FB.O) made an “operational mistake” in not acting sooner to remove a page for a militia group that posted a call to arms in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the company’s Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Friday. The social media company said on Wednesday it had


Saudi dissident sues Twitter for hacking that led to killing, torture of activists

A US-based Saudi opposition activist and co-founder of the Institute for Gulf Affairs in Washington DC, Ali Al- Ahmed said yesterday that he will sue Twitter over a 2016 hack that led to the killing and torture of many activists who had reported human rights violations in Saudi Arabia, the Bu


TikTok ready to challenge US order banning transactions with the video app

TikTok is preparing to mount a legal challenge as early as Monday to President Donald Trump’s executive order prohibiting transactions with the popular short video app and its Chinese parent ByteDance, according to people familiar with the matter. Trump issued an executive order on Aug. 14


WSJ: Mark Zuckerberg used a private Trump meeting to hurt TikTok

Mark Zuckerberg may have used a private meeting with Donald Trump to push for the US to attack TikTok, writes the Wall Street Journal. During his visit to Washington DC late last year, the Facebook CEO made both public speeches and private exhortations about the threat posted by its rival. The pap


Twitter hits Trump for 'misleading health claims' that could dissuade people from voting

Twitter on Sunday slapped a label on a tweet from President Donald Trump for "making misleading health claims that could potentially dissuade people from participation in voting."Trump claimed in posts on Twitter and Facebook early Sunday morning that mail drop boxes for voting "are not Covid sani


Facebook boots QAnon groups for ties to violence

Facebook on Wednesday said it had removed hundreds of groups tied to the far-right QAnon conspiracy theory and imposed restrictions on nearly 2,000 more as part of a crackdown on stoking violence. The moves, which were made across both Facebook and Instagram, were against accounts tied to “



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