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European Union investigating Musk’s X (Twitter) over possible breaches of social media law

The European Union (EU) is looking into whether Elon Musk’s online platform X breached tough new social media regulations in the first such investigation since the rules designed to make online content less toxic took effect. “Today we open formal infringement proceedings against @X” under the Digital Services Act (DSA), European Commissioner Thierry Breton said […]

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Meta and TikTok explain response to Dublin riots and misinformation

Social media companies have explained their reaction to the Dublin riots that resulted in millions of euro worth of damage to public infrastructure. Tanaiste Micheal Martin said in the aftermath of the riots that he was concerned at the “rapid mobilisation of so many people via social media platforms”. Dublin-headquartered companies Meta, TikTok and Google […]

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Meta ‘knowingly designed its platforms to hook children’, court document claims

Facebook parent Meta Platforms deliberately engineered its social platforms to hook minors and knew – but never disclosed – it had received millions of complaints about under-age users on Instagram but only disabled a fraction of those accounts, according to reports. The complaint emerged in a newly unsealed legal document, described in reports by The […]

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X (aka Twitter) sues media watchdog over report on ads next to posts from hate groups

Elon Musk’s social media company X has filed a lawsuit against liberal advocacy group Media Matters for America, saying it manufactured a report to show advertisers’ posts alongside neo-Nazi and white nationalist posts in order to “drive advertisers from the platform and destroy X Corp.” Media Matters, a Washington DC-based non-profit media watchdog, called the […]

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Apple to adopt system to improve texting between iPhones and Android devices

Apple is to adopt a messaging standard that will make texting between an iPhone and an Android device a better experience. The US technology giant has confirmed it will adopt the rich communication services (RCS) “later next year”. RCS is considered an industry standard for messaging and allows users to send and receive high-quality photos […]

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