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US looking at banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok: Pompeo

07 July, 2020 10:31 am 10:31 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said late on Monday that the United States is “certainly looking at” banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok. “I don’t want to get out in front of the President (Donald Trump), but it’s something we’re looking at,” Pompeo said in an interview with Fox News. … Read More


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Reddit bans ‘The_Donald’ forum amid broad social media crackdow...

06 June, 2020 9:46 am 9:46 am

(Reuters) – Social media site Reddit on Monday shut down r/The_Donald, a forum which long served as a popular online home base for fans of President Donald Trump, saying it violated the site’s hate speech rules. Other sites also conducted high-profile sweeps: Amazon.com Inc’s live-streaming platform Twitch temporarily banned Trump’s official channel, saying it violated … Read More


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#BlackOutTuesday sweeps social media as US street protests escalate

06 June, 2020 9:55 am 9:55 am

(Reuters) – The hashtag #BlackOutTuesday became the top trending item on Twitter as hundreds of thousands of businesses and individuals, including TV channels and celebrities, posted black screen shots to signal support for racial justice as street protests over the police killing of George Floyd entered a second week. Many companies paused normal work and … Read More


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Waqar Younis announces to quit social media

05 May, 2020 4:13 pm 4:13 pm

LAHORE (92 News) – Pakistan’s bowling coach Waqar Younis has announced to quit social media on Friday after an immoral video was liked from his verified Twitter handle to which he claimed that his account was hacked. “I have to say with regret that some ‘Allah ka Banda’ hacked my Twitter account. When I woke … Read More


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Trump to sign executive order on social media on Thursday: White House

05 May, 2020 2:39 pm 2:39 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on social media companies on Thursday, White House officials said after Trump threatened to shut down websites he accused of stifling conservative voices. The officials gave no further details. It was unclear how Trump could follow through on the threat of shutting down … Read More


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Shehbaz Sharif’s social media adviser tests positive for coronavirus

05 May, 2020 7:22 pm 7:22 pm

LAHORE (92 News) – Badr Shahbaz, the social media adviser of Shehbaz Sharif, tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday. Badr Shahbaz had offered the Eid prayers along with Shehbaz Sharif. After being diagnosed with coronavirus, he quarantined himself at home. Meanwhile, Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif has self-isolated himself in his house. … Read More


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Julia Roberts, other stars hand over social-media spotlight to health exper...

05 May, 2020 8:51 am 8:51 am

(Reuters) – Actors Julia Roberts, Hugh Jackman and Millie Bobby Brown are among the celebrities who will turn over their social media accounts to health experts to share facts and promote a science-driven approach to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Roberts, who won an Oscar in 2001 for “Erin Brockovich,” kicks off the project on Thursday … Read More


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PPP denies reports about Asif Zardari on social media

05 May, 2020 8:08 pm 8:08 pm

KARACHI (92 News) – The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has denied reports about Asif Zardari on the social media. Talking the media on Monday, Amir Fida Piracha, spokesman for the former president, said that rumours about the health of Asif Zardari are being spread on the social media. “Asif Zardari is suffering from multiple diseases. … Read More


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Stylist Lady Roza perfectly resembles Mehwish Hayat

04 April, 2020 2:08 pm 2:08 pm

KARACHI (92 News) – The social media users have recently found a girl, Irani fashion blogger stylist Lady Roza, who look-alike of most popular actress in Pakistani drama and film industry Mehwish Hayat. It is pertinent to mention here that the use of social media has become overwhelming due to lockdown over coronavirus and a … Read More


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Washington AG sues Facebook over political ads

04 April, 2020 10:06 am 10:06 am

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Washington state’s attorney general filed a second lawsuit against Facebook Inc over political ads on Tuesday, saying the social media giant once again failed to make disclosures required under the state’s campaign finance laws. Facebook already paid $238,000 in 2018 to resolve a previous dispute over political advertising in Washington state. … Read More


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COVID-19: Facebook donates emergency reserve of 720,000 masks

03 March, 2020 12:21 pm 12:21 pm

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Sunday that the social media company has donated its emergency reserve of 720,000 masks to provide health workers with more protective gear. “To help, Facebook donated our emergency reserve of 720,000 masks that we had bought in case the wildfires continued,” Zuckerberg said in … Read More


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Social media giants warn of AI moderation errors as coronavirus empties off...

03 March, 2020 1:21 pm 1:21 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s YouTube, Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc warned that more videos and other content could be erroneously removed for policy violations, as the companies empty offices and rely on automated takedown software during the coronavirus pandemic. In a blog post, Google said that to reduce the need for people to … Read More


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Facebook assures Pakistan to remove misinformation about coronavirus

03 March, 2020 2:32 pm 2:32 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Facebook international delegation assured Pakistan that the social media website will remove the misinformation regarding coronavirus from Facebook on Thursday. This was said during the meeting held between Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Health Services Dr Zafar Mirza and a Facebook’s international delegation. According to a health ministry spokesperson, … Read More


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Twitter, Elliott in deal for Dorsey to stay CEO and add directors

03 March, 2020 10:43 am 10:43 am

(Reuters) – Twitter Inc reached an agreement with Elliott Management that lets Jack Dorsey stay as chief executive and adds three new directors a few days after Elliott’s plan to push out the social media company’s chief became public. Elliott’s head of US activism, Jesse Cohn, and private equity firm Silver Lake’s co-chief executive officer … Read More


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Facebook says ‘deeply concerned’ about Singapore’s order ...

02 February, 2020 10:56 am 10:56 am

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Facebook Inc said it was “deeply concerned” about a Singapore government order to block access to a blog page on its social media website under a controversial fake news law. The government had ordered Facebook this week to block the States Times Review’s page in Singapore, saying the blog had repeatedly conveyed … Read More