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Social Media CEOs Faces Questioning On Child Safety At US Senate Hearing

Social Media CEOs Faces Questioning On Child Safety At US Senate Hearing

The Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of social media giants, Meta, X, TikTok, Snap, and Discord will on Wednesday face tough questions on efforts to combat online child sexual exploitation at a United States (US) Senate…

Google, Meta, Tiktok’s Debts Removed From Russian Database

Google, Meta, Tiktok’s Debts Removed From Russian Database

Fines imposed on Google, YouTube, Meta, TikTok and Telegram by the Russian court appear to have been settled as the companies are no longer registered as debtors in the state bailiffs’ database. However, the country’s…

U.S Lawmakers Urge Joe Biden To Probe EU Agency For Targeting U.S Tech Firms

U.S Lawmakers Urge Joe Biden To Probe EU Agency For Targeting U.S Tech Firms

A group of bipartisan lawmakers has written to the President of the United States of America Joe Biden, warning that  European technology regulation could threaten U.S. interests. Under the European Union’s Digital Markets Act (DMA),…

Apple Files Legal Action To Challenge EU’s Digital Markets Act

Apple Files Legal Action To Challenge EU’s Digital Markets Act

Multinational technology company, Apple has filed a legal case contesting a decision taken by the European Commission (EU) under its recently-introduced Digital Markets Act. This was contained in a statement issued by the Court of…

EU Gives Meta, Snap Dec. 1 Ultimatum To Answer Child Protection Query

EU Gives Meta, Snap Dec. 1 Ultimatum To Answer Child Protection Query

The European Union (EU) has given a December 1, 2023 deadline to the owners of social media platforms, Meta and Snapchat to provide further details on their efforts to shield minors from dangerous and illicit…

TikTok, Telegram Banned In Somalia Over Horrific Content

TikTok, Telegram Banned In Somalia Over Horrific Content

On Sunday, Jama Hassan Khalif, Somalia’s Minister of Communications, announced a total ban on the popular video app, TikTok. According to the minister, aside from Tiktok, Telegram and the betting website 1XBet were also subject…

JUST-IN: Senegal Bans TikTok App

JUST-IN: Senegal Bans TikTok App

Following the protests against the imprisonment of opposition figure, Ousmane Sonko on Monday, the Senegalese authorities have blocked access to the popular social media application TikTok till further notice due to the dissemination of “hateful…

Why Kim Kardashian, Daughter’s TikTok Account Was Temporarily Banned

Why Kim Kardashian, Daughter’s TikTok Account Was Temporarily Banned

Popular American socialite and media personality, Kim Kardashian who had a joint TikTok account with her daughter, North West in 2021, which reportedly attracted over 130,000 followers in just one day has been temporarily banned.…

UK Fines TikTok $15.9m For Flouting Underage Limit Rule

UK Fines TikTok $15.9m For Flouting Underage Limit Rule

The United Kingdom Data Regulator on Tuesday disclosed that it has fined TikTok the sum of £12.7 million ($15.9 million) for allowing up to 1.4 million children under the age of 13 years to use…

UK Sets To Ban TikTok From Devices

The British parliament has concluded plans to ban the popular video-sharing app, TikTok from parliamentary devices and the Parliamentary network. TikTok, a short-form video hosting service owned by the Chinese company ByteDance allows users to…