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Federal, Infrastructure, Policy, Unified Communications

Parler sues Amazon for withdrawing support after U.S. Capitol riot

January 12, 2021

Via: CNBC

Social network Parler is suing Amazon for pulling its cloud computing support in the wake of the deadly U.S. Capitol riot. Popular with conservatives and supporters of President Donald Trump, Parler was reliant on the cloud computing services provided by […]


Applications, Infrastructure, Unified Communications

Twitter shares dive as lawmakers see Trump ban as evidence for stronger Big Tech regulation

January 11, 2021

Via: Fortune

Twitter’s share price fell by as much as 8% in premarket trading Monday morning, following the company’s Friday decision to permanently suspend U.S. President Donald Trump’s account. Although the affected account (@realDonaldTrump) was the President’s personal account, it was the […]


Infrastructure, Unified Communications

Social media allowed a shocked nation to watch a coup attempt in real time

January 7, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

Today’s historic and terrifying coup attempt by pro-Trump extremists in Washington, D.C. played out live the same way it was fomented — on social media. Once again Twitter, streaming sites and other user-generated media were the only place to learn […]


Infrastructure, Unified Communications

Facebook and Twitter could face Russian ban again—this time for calling out Russia’s state-affiliated media

November 19, 2020

Via: Fortune

Russian lawmakers are fed up with American social-media platforms labelling Russian state-affiliated outlets as Russian state-affiliated outlets. In recent years, Facebook and Twitter enraged outlets such as Sputnik and RT by removing some of their pages for “inauthentic behavior,” and […]


Federal, Infrastructure, Policy, Unified Communications

Here’s how President-elect Biden plans to tackle online abuse

November 10, 2020

Via: Fortune

President-elect Joe Biden is no stranger to the problems plaguing social media. Twice during his campaign, he criticized Facebook for not doing do more to fight misinformation. After taking office in January, Biden plans to tackle another big online crisis: […]


Infrastructure, Unified Communications

Daily Crunch: Social media confronts election misinformation

November 5, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

You may have heard that the United States had a presidential election yesterday, with plenty of implications for the tech world, particularly with social media as one of the battlegrounds in the fight over the results. Meanwhile, major tech-relevant ballot […]


Federal, Infrastructure, Policy, Unified Communications

Watch Facebook, Google, and Twitter’s CEOs defend the law that created social media to Congress

October 28, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

The CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google will appear before the Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday in big tech’s latest showdown with Congress. The Senate hearing will have a narrower, more policy-centric scope than other recent high profile tech hearings, […]


Applications, Infrastructure, Unified Communications

Facebook and Twitter seem to only care about hacked material when it hurts Democrats

October 15, 2020

Via: BGR

Everyone in politics and media has been in an uproar over a decision Wednesday by Facebook and Twitter to suppress a New York Post story that purported to reveal emails from Joe Biden’s son Hunter that cast the former Vice […]


Infrastructure, Unified Communications

Google is tightening rules on internal message boards as ‘new world creates urgency’

September 16, 2020

Via: CNBC

Google is asking employees to take a more active role in moderating internal message boards, as those discussions get more heated and employees remain working from home, according to documents obtained by CNBC. The company has recently seen a rise […]


Infrastructure, Unified Communications

Trump administration forces Facebook and Google to drop Hong Kong cable

September 1, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

Google and Facebook have withdrawn plans to build an undersea cable between the United States and Hong Kong after the Trump administration raised national security concerns about the proposal. On Thursday, the companies submitted a revised plan that bypasses Hong […]