Facebook Ban On Donald Trump Will Hold, Social Media’s Oversight Board Rules

Facebook was justified in its decision to suspend then-President Donald Trump after the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, the company’s Oversight Board said on Wednesday. That means the company does not have to reinstate Trump’s access to Facebook and Instagram immediately. But the panel said the company was wrong to impose an indefinite… Continue reading Facebook Ban On Donald Trump Will Hold, Social Media’s Oversight Board Rules

British sport to boycott social media giants over online abuse and discrimination

The world’s biggest social media platforms are being boycotted by British sports teams, athletes and leading sports bodies over a lack of action regarding online abuse. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter will be shunned from 3:00 p.m. London time on Friday to 11:59 p.m. on Monday. The boycott — embraced by sports including soccer, rugby and… Continue reading British sport to boycott social media giants over online abuse and discrimination

Facebook Disputes Claims It Fuels Political Polarization And Extremism

Facebook is making changes to give users more choice over what posts they see in their news feeds, as the social media company defends itself from accusations that it fuels extremism and political polarization. The changes, announced Wednesday, include making it easier for people to switch their feeds to a “Most Recent” mode, where the… Continue reading Facebook Disputes Claims It Fuels Political Polarization And Extremism

Trump Teases Starting His Own Social Media Platform. Here’s Why It’d Be Tough

SAN ANSELMO, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 08: The suspended Twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump appears on an iPhone screen on January 08, 2021 in San Anselmo, California. Citing the risk of further incitement of violence following an attempted insurrection on Wednesday, Twitter permanently suspended President Donald Trump’s account. (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Relevance is important in politics — and it can be fleeting. That presents a challenge to a former president who might be seeking a return to the office but is banned from some of the largest social media platforms in the world, including Twitter and Facebook. So it’s perhaps no surprise then that Donald Trump… Continue reading Trump Teases Starting His Own Social Media Platform. Here’s Why It’d Be Tough

‘It’ll completely redefine the game’- Trump is returning to social media in a few months with his own platform, spokesman announces

Former US President, Donald Trump is coming back to social media but this time with his own network, a spokesperson of the former world leader had revealed. The announcement comes after Trump was permanently suspended from Twitter and other social platforms, such as Facebook, following his incitement of the US Capitol riots on January 6… Continue reading ‘It’ll completely redefine the game’- Trump is returning to social media in a few months with his own platform, spokesman announces

The people actually enjoying their marriages are not posting it on social media – BBNaija’s Leo

Nigerian reality star, Leo Babarinde Da Silva, has shared a thought-provoking post about marriages. According to the Big Brother Naija 2018 contestant, couples who are really enjoying their marriages are not talking about it on social media. Leo said these happy couples opt to keep their affairs off social media because they do not want… Continue reading The people actually enjoying their marriages are not posting it on social media – BBNaija’s Leo

“They’ll find a way to let him back on”- Bill Gates says Trump should be allowed to return to social media

Billionaire Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates has stated that former U.S. president, Donald Trump should eventually have his social media accounts re-activated. Twitter cut the former president off from some 88 million followers after the deadly riot on Jan. 6, when a group of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol while Congress was certifying President Biden’s victory,… Continue reading “They’ll find a way to let him back on”- Bill Gates says Trump should be allowed to return to social media

Dear Dr. Li: Chinese Netizens Confess To The Late Coronavirus Whistleblower

WUHAN, CHINA - FEBRUARY 07: A portrait of Dr. Li Wenliang is left at Li's hospital in Wuhan on February 07,2020 in Wuhan.Hubei province,China. Dr. Li, regarded a whistleblower on the pneumonia outbreak, died of the novel coronavirus Thursday night, which triggered wide-spread mourning on Chinese media. (Photo by Getty Images)

For thousands of people, the late Dr. Li Wenliang feels very much alive. They flock to his social media page on Weibo each day to write to him: “Hey Dr. Li, I just got a second COVID shot. It hurt a little. I miss you.” “Dr. Li, I pet a cute orange cat today! I’m… Continue reading Dear Dr. Li: Chinese Netizens Confess To The Late Coronavirus Whistleblower

Unwelcome On Facebook And Twitter, QAnon Followers Flock To Fringe Sites

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 03: A person wears a QAnon sweatshirt during a pro-Trump rally on October 3, 2020 in the borough of Staten Island in New York City. The event, which was organized weeks ago, encouraged people to vote Republican and to pray for the health of President Trump who fell ill with Covid-19. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

January brought a one-two punch that should have knocked out the fantastical, false QAnon conspiracy theory. After the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, the social media platforms that had long allowed the falsehoods to spread like wildfire — namely Twitter, Facebook and YouTube — got more aggressive in cracking down on accounts promoting… Continue reading Unwelcome On Facebook And Twitter, QAnon Followers Flock To Fringe Sites

Trump a Twitter rival? After ban, president says he’s in talks with other platforms — or may launch his own

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 12: U.S. President Donald Trump arrives on the South Lawn of the White House, on December 12, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump traveled to the Army versus Navy Football Game at the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY. (Photo by Al Drago/Getty Images)

President Trump on Friday said he is considering other social media platforms and may even create his own after he was banned from Twitter in the wake of Wednesday’s U.S. Capitol riot. He has also been blocked from posting on Facebook and Instagram — at least until his term ends. “As I have been saying… Continue reading Trump a Twitter rival? After ban, president says he’s in talks with other platforms — or may launch his own