India police summon Twitter chief over viral video

Published On: June 18, 2021 01:39 PM NPT By: Republica

LUCKNOW, India June 18:  Police in India have summoned Twitter’s top official in the country to answer allegations that the U.S. firm did not stop the spread of a video that allegedly spread “hate and enmity”, according to an official police notice seen by Reuters.

NIGERIA, June 5: Nigeria said on Friday it had indefinitely suspended Twitter’s activities, two days after the social media giant removed a post from President Muhammadu Buhari that threatened to punish regional secessionists.

CALIFORNIA, June 5: Facebook Inc on Friday suspended former U.S. President Donald Trump until at least January 2023 and announced changes to how it will treat world leaders who break the rules on its site.

Facebook to label all posts about COVID-19 vaccines

Published On: March 15, 2021 01:20 PM NPT By: Reuters

CALIFORNIA, March 15:  Facebook Inc, which has been criticized by lawmakers and researchers for allowing vaccine misinformation to spread on its platforms, said on Monday it has started adding labels to posts that discuss the safety of the shots and will soon label all posts about the vaccines.

Google pledges changes to research oversight after internal revolt

Published On: February 25, 2021 06:07 PM NPT By: Reuters

CALIFORNIA, Feb 25:  Alphabet Inc’s Google will change procedures before July for reviewing its scientists’ work, according to a town hall recording heard by Reuters, part of an effort to quell internal tumult over the integrity of its artificial intelligence (AI) research.

Suzuki Motor says 91-year-old chairman to retire

Published On: February 24, 2021 04:24 PM NPT By: Reuters

TOKYO, Feb 24: Suzuki Motor Corp’s 91-year old chairman, Osamu Suzuki, announced he will retire in June, stepping aside for a new leader to navigate the shift to electric cars and fight off competition from tech giants such as Tesla and Apple.

Facebook 'refriends' Australia after changes to media laws

Published On: February 23, 2021 02:24 PM NPT By: Reuters

CANBERRA, Feb 23: Facebook said on Tuesday it will restore Australian news pages after negotiating changes with the government to a proposed law that forces tech giants to pay for media content displayed on their platforms.

Facebook has 'tentatively friended' us again, Australia says

Published On: February 20, 2021 10:46 AM NPT By: Reuters

CANBERRA, Feb 20: Facebook Inc is back at the negotiating table, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday after the tech giant this week blocked news on its site in the country.

CALIFORNIA, Feb 20: Alphabet Inc’s Google fired staff scientist Margaret Mitchell on Friday, they both said, a move that fanned company divisions on academic freedom and diversity that were on display since its December dismissal of AI ethics researcher Timnit Gebru.

Tesla buys $1.5B in Bitcoin, will accept as payment soon

Published On: February 9, 2021 09:20 AM NPT By: Associated Press

SILVER SPRING, Feb 9: Holders of Bitcoin may be able to cash in some of their investment in the digital currency for a brand new electric car.