Facebook and Twitter took down the accounts of several high-profile supporters of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro following a Supreme Court order, a move that underlines the tricky territory the social media titans are navigating in some of the world's largest jurisdictions.
The official Twitter accounts of Apple, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and others were hijacked on Wednesday by scammers trying to dupe people into sending crypto-currency bitcoin, in a massive hack of the social media platform. The list of accounts commandeered simultaneously grew rapidly to include Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Uber, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, reality television show star Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West, among many others.
Consumer giant Unilever, home to brands including Ben and Jerry's and Marmite, said on Friday it will stop advertising on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram in the US until the end of 2020 due to the polarized election period there.
Twitter Inc added a ‘manipulated media’ label on a video posted on U.S. President Donald Trump’s Twitter feed on Thursday that showed a doctored news clip with a misspelled banner flashing “Terrified toddler runs from racist baby.”
Twitter on Friday said it had removed tens of thousands of state-linked accounts used by China, Russia and Turkey to push their own propaganda, sow misinformation or attack critics.
Twitter Inc, Facebook Inc and Instagram disabled President Donald Trump’s campaign tribute video to George Floyd on their platforms on Friday, citing copyright complaints.
Facebook employees walked away from their work-from-home desks on Monday and took to Twitter to accuse Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg of inadequately policing U.S. President Donald Trump’s posts as strictly as the rival platform has done.
Twitter Inc has suspended more than a dozen accounts associated with Venezuela's government and military, including the OPEC nation's oil ministry and the armed forces' operational command.
Twitter announced on Wednesday it would ban political advertising globally on its platform, responding to growing criticism over misinformation from politicians on social media.
Facebook, Google and Twitter must do more to tackle fake news or face regulatory action, the European Commission said on Tuesday.