Facebook, Twitter and more crack down on violent rhetoric, election misinformation

Social media companies are now in the business of trying to swat down misinformation, as is clear from the 2020 election.
Since Election Day, Twitter has put about a third of President Donald Trump’s tweets behind a fact-check label.
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Senators grill tech CEOs as both parties fault internet content policies

Oct 28, 2020
Legislation to tighten the oversight of internet content may be coming.
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House report says Big Tech companies have "too much power"

Oct 7, 2020
The House report calls for the biggest changes in decades in how the government regulates and prevents monopolies.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies via video conference on Capitol Hill in July.
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The next TikTok could well be on the way to the U.S. before long

Sep 22, 2020
The wildly popular video-sharing app may be the beginning of a new era in Chinese tech.
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Why Microsoft wants TikTok and how the U.S. government feels about that

Aug 3, 2020
In the tech world, Microsoft is seen as the serious company that does grown-up stuff, so why does it want the social media platform?
Microsoft's potential acquisition of TikTok could put it in the leagues of Facebook and YouTube.
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Here's what civil rights leaders want from Facebook

"It shouldn't be my nonprofit that has to be monitoring and focusing its energy on a corporation that makes $70 billion a year," said Color of Change President Rashad Robinson.
Many of the companies boycotting Facebook are major brands with big budgets.
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Why small businesses likely won't suspend their Facebook ads

Jul 2, 2020
Many of the companies participating in the boycott of Facebook are huge brands with enormous budgets.
Many of the companies boycotting Facebook are major brands with big budgets.
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The social media advertising boycott goes global

The campaign to get companies to stop buying social media advertising already has support from companies like Verizon, Patagonia and Unilever.
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More advertisers are joining the Facebook boycott

Jun 26, 2020
A number of civil rights groups are calling on companies to press pause on Facebook and Instagram advertising.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at a conference in 2018.
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Facebook does an about-face on "hateful" ads after pressure from brands

Jun 26, 2020
Major companies said they were pulling ads from Facebook as part of a movement called #stophateforprofit.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced policies to address complaints about content on the platform amid a growing advertiser boycott.
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